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Pousada de Geres, Sao Bento

Green Portugal Self-Drive

8-day tailor-made self-drive from £435 pp incl. flights

Free car hire on this itinerary

Summary

Short description

Discover Portugal's beautiful lush interior and National Parks with this winter self-drive between some of the finest pousadas

In Brief

  • 1 Night Viana do Castelo
  • 2 Nights Caniçada
  • 1 Night Guimaraes
  • 2 Nights Amares
  • 1 Night Viana do Castelo
  • 1 Night Porto

Itinerary

Recommended for:
History & culture | Honeymoon | Natural world | Self-drive | Short break

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
UK/Porto/Viana do Castelo

Flying into Porto, you'll head north, up the coast to Viana do Castelo's medieval quarters and pretty beaches, rich in palaces emblazoned with coats of arms, churches, monasteries, and water features that constitute a wealth of heritage. The Praca de Republica in the heart of the city is where you find the 16th century Misericordia building and fountain. The Pousada Viana do Castelo offers one of the most famous views in Portugal set high on Mount Santa Luzia with spectacular panoramas over the old sailing port and the Atlantic coast with its long sweep of sandy beaches.

Stay: Pousada Viana do Castelo


Meals: B

Days 2-3
Geres

Today head north to Ponte de Lima and into the stunning Geres National Park, the only national park in Portugal. Rivers and streams flow through the Peneda, Soajo Amarela and Geres mountain ranges. You might sometimes manage to spot a roebuck or its predator, the Iberian wolf, more common are the small wild horses that run free in the mountains.

The Pousada at Geres is a spectacular mountain chalet sitting high in the mountains offering a spectacular backdrop with plenty of valleys, rivers and hills, where you can relax and take in wonderful views from the terrace. You will spend two nights here and enjoy walking and exploring the countryside.

Stay: Pousada Geres-Caricada 

Meals: B

Day 4
Guimaraes

Today leave the mountains and 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.

The Pousada Mosteiro de Guimaraes is built in a 12th century Augustinian Monastery with fantastic views of the city.

Stay: Pousada Mosteiro de Guimaraes

Meals: B

Days 5-6
Amares

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.

The Pousada Amares is a stunning 12th century Cistercian Monastery in the Vinho Verde wine region, the panoramic mountain views can be enjoyed accompanied by an excellent glass of local wine

Stay: Pousada Amares

Meals: B

Day 7
Viana do Castelo

Today head away from Amares and back to the coast and enjoy your final night in Portugal at Pousada Viana do Castelo boasting one of the top three panoramic views in the world.

Stay: Pousada Viana do Castelo

Meals: B

Day 8
Viana do Castelo/Porto/UK

Head south down the coast to Porto, giving you a chance to explore Porto’s wine lodges and historic tumble on your way home. Return your car and fly home.

Meals: B

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Pricing

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

Accommodation rating: Superior Deluxe

8-day tailor-made self-drive from £435 incl. flights

Superior

Low Season

from £435 pp. incl. flights

High Season

from £470 pp. incl. flights

Valid : 1st October 2017 to 30th April 2018 (excluding New Year and Easter)

Includes:

  • Complimentary UK departure airport lounge access
  • Return flights from UK to Porto
  • 8 days car hire in an Economy vehicle
  • 7 nights Pousada standard accommodation based on a B&B basis

Green Portugal Pousada Route

The package can only include the following accommodation subject to availability, however the number of nights can be changed between properties

Viana do Castelo /  Gerês / Guimarães / Amares / Viana do Castelo 

Terms & Conditions

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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