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Pousadas of Portugal Routes

tailor-made self-drive routes from £395 pp incl. flights

Special offer: 60 Day Advance Purchase - 5 nights – Save up to £50pp

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From ancient castles to Baroque palaces, these are our best offers and favourite holidays staying at Portugal’s finest pousadas

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Beach | History & culture | Natural world | Relaxation | Self-drive

From castles and palaces to fortresses and monasteries, there are over 40 pousada properties to choose from, spanning the length and breadth of Portugal. Perhaps you’d like to take in the sun-soaked beauty of the Algarve from a viscount’s Rococo manor house, stay in a 12th-century medieval castle with spectacular sea views, or taste your way through Porto’s famed wine cellars while luxuriating in a palatial national monument. Expect 700-year-old battlements to look down on palm-fringed pools while beautifully carved cloisters host gourmet restaurants. 


The Heart of Portugal - Eight days

Flying in and out of the Portuguese capital, this is a comprehensive appreciation of both Portugal's urbane charms and rural beauty. You’ll begin with Lisbon, staying in a mansion that once belonged to the royal family, before turning inland to overnight in a medieval castle-monastery in Flor de Rosa, a quintessential Portuguese village. Then, it’s south to spend the night in Estremoz’s 14th-century castle. The site of many a royal visit, it’s a truly regal experience. You’ll then dip into the Alentejo region for some hiking and wine tasting as you stay in a tranquil, 16th-century convent. Your last two nights will then be spent in a Moorish castle, exploring Roman ruins and enjoying some well-deserved seaside relaxation in Alcácer do Sal.

The Heart of Portugal

Package includes: Return flights to Lisbon, 8 days car hire and 7 nights staying in Pousada accommodation on a B&B basis


Queluz National Palace, Sintra

Alentejo and the Algarve – Eight Days

With a flight into historic Lisbon, you’ll drive south to Alcácer do Sal. Here, you’ll stay in a medieval Moorish castle as you take in this historic centre’s ancient heritage and pretty beaches. Then, it’s on to Arraiolos, an idyllic hilltop town built around your pousada – a 16th-century convent. Your next convent stop is in Vila Viçosa whose stunning countryside setting is ideal for hikes, cycle rides and birdwatching. Then, a last night in Alentejo will be spent in Beja, a charming whitewashed town whose cobbled streets open up to spectacular plains views. You’ll stay in a palm-fringed Franciscan convent that dates to the 1200s. End in Sagres, a sleepy fisherman’s town of sandy beaches, hilltop forts and an end-of-the-world lighthouse. Lastly, with a final drive along the coast, you'll fly out of Faro.

The Alentejo & Algarve

Package includes: Flights to Lisbon & return from Faro, 8 days car hire and 7 nights staying in pousada accommodation on a B&B basis


Sagres' lighthouse – the westernmost point in mainland Europe


Green Portugal - Eight Days

Flying into Porto airport enables you to head north to the lovely town of Viana do Castelo, where you can enjoy fabulous views of the ocean and town from this hilltop Pousada before heading to Ponte de Lima and into the stunning Geres National Park. The Pousada at Geres offers a spectacular backdrop with plenty of valleys, rivers and hills, where you can relax and take in wonderful views from the terrace. After two nights here of walking and exploring the countryside, you head on over to Guimarães, one of Portugal's historical gems commonly known as 'birthplace of Portugal' and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you can enjoy exploring its charming cobbled squares. Amares is the next stop on this route and with two nights here you can make the most of both the nearby natural surroundings and nearby historic villages such as Braga, located only 16km away and overlooked by the beautiful Sanctuary of Bom Jesus. Your final night is spent back in Viana do Castelo, from where you can easily reach Porto for shopping, sightseeing, and your return home.

Green Portugal

Package includes: Flights to Lisbon & return from Faro, 8 days car hire and 7 nights staying in pousada accommodation on a B&B basis


However, with such an extensive network on offer, the pousadas can provide the historic backbone to trips throughout the country. As always, if you'd like to customise your getaway, our Portugal experts are on hand to tailor your itinerary to suit you.

                                               



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Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Superior Deluxe

Tailor-made self-drive routes from £395 incl. flights

Pousada Explorer Package

Special Offer

60 Day Advance Purchase - 5 nights: Save up to £50 pp.

Book by: 31 July 2018

Tier 1

from £395 pp. incl. flights

Tier 2

from £435 pp. incl. flights

Pousada Explorer Package

Take advantage of the 5-night Explorer Package and Portugal's mild winter to discover some of the country's stunning interior. Stay at a choice of 6 charming Pousadas for 5 nights on a B&B basis, explore the green north and centre, or the Alentejo towards the south, or even the Western tip of the Algarve.

Valid for travel : Midweek stays from 01 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2018 (excluding 27 Dec 2018 - 03 Jan 2019)

Advance Booking Package

Book 60 days in advance and receive 10% discount (no changes & cancellations permitted)

Standard Package

Book within 60 days or prefer a more flexible arrangement?

A choice of 6 Pousadas for 5 nights (Tier 1)

  • Complimentary UK airport departure lounge access
  • Based on sample itinerary with flights UK to Faro and returning from Porto staying 5 nights in some of the below six Pousadas
  • 6 days car hire
  • Geres, Vila Vicosa, Marvao, Viseu, Beja and Sagres
  • Includes 5 nights accommodation on a Buffet breakfast basis
  • Saturday night supplement applies
  • 3-course Dinner package on 5 nights for 2 people with a bottle of wine included each night can be added £170 per person (must be booked at time of reservation)
  • Combine different Pousadas from each price band as long as all are booked on the same package (advance or standard)

Suggested Routing - fly into Porto > Geres > Viseu > Marvao or Vila Vicosa > Beja > Sagres > fly from Faro

A choice of 10 Pousadas for 5 nights (Tier 2)

  • Complimentary UK airport departure lounge access
  • Based on sample itinerary with flights UK to Faro and returning from Porto staying 5 nights in some of the below eleven Pousadas
  • 6 days car hire
  • Includes 5 nights accommodation on a Buffet breakfast basis
  • Viana, Amares, Guimaraes, Palmela, Arraiolos, Estremoz, Queluz, Ria, Crato & Estoi
  • Saturday night supplement applies
  • 3-course Dinner package on 5 nights for 2 people with a bottle of wine included each night can be added £170 per person (must be booked at time of reservation)
  • Combine different Pousadas from each price band as long as all are booked on the same package (advance or standard)

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Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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