During this beautiful and diverse 12 day trip you will discover several cultural and historical sights, and the beautiful natural beauty that is Portugal. Escape the hustle and bustle of the Algarve and discover another kind of Portugal. You will receive a warm welcome at the quinta's of Dutch owners, among others at our boutique resort Quinta dos Moinhos.
Three different accommodations, in three different areas, are all easily accessible from Porto or Lisbon.
The trip will bring you to the beautiful nature of the Minho and the Douro area in the north of Portugal. In central Portugal you stay in a typical village in the largest protected natural area of the country, the Serra da Estrela. Followed by the Estremadura region with its many historical highlights, where you will stay in the famous town of Óbidos.
A short description of the accommodations where you will stay:
- Quinta dos Moinhos (4 nights),
- Quinta da Geia (3 nights),
- Quinta da Olivia (4 nights)
- 11x extensive breakfast
Not included: flight Netherlands-Portugal (rental car can be booked with us) meals not mentioned in the program; personal expenses.
Price based on double occupancy per room/apartment from € 535,-- p.p.
From Northern Portugal via the Serra de Estrela to the Silver Coast
A more detailed description of this tour.
In the north you will stay with us, Erik and José at boutique resort Quinta dos Moinhos in one of the atmospheric luxury holiday homes situated in the vineyard, a green oasis of peace and space. Enjoy with a book under an olive tree. Visit Porto or one of the characteristic towns such as Braga and Guimarães. Take a long walk through one of the natural parks. Finally, a day trip to the famous Douro area will be a nice ending to this region. Of course it is possible to join us for a delicious dinner in the evening.
Then you travel to central Portugal to our Dutch colleague Fir Tiebout near Quinta da Geia an 18th century country house in the village Aldeia das Dez, with beautiful gardens and large gardens, swimming pool. Located on a slope of the Serra da Estrela. Discover rugged rock formations, deep ravines, untouched nature and a beautiful bloom in spring. Also here many hiking possibilities, and beautiful ancient villages and hamlets. Possibly you can even take a day trip to Coimbra.
The third destination is on the west coast in the Estremadura where you will stay at Irma and Oskar near Quinta da Olivia in the famous town of Óbidos. Discover the beautiful town and enjoy the spectacular views of the castle. Obidos is an excellent starting point to visit the many historical sights such as Alcobaça and Tomar, but Lisbon is also easily accessible from the quinta. A day to one of the beautiful beaches on the Costa da Prata, the silver coast should not be missed. Think of Nazaré, Peniche!
Of course this tour can be adapted to your own wishes. Order of route can be changed due to availability. This trip can be booked throughout the year with the exception of July and August.