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Christmas on the Lisbon Coast

7 Days from £999

Spend a wonderful Christmas on the Lisbon Coast and discover more of the region from your seaside resort base. Explore the medieval town of Óbidos, which is one of Portugal's most picturesque, discover the monumental Baroque National Palace at Mafra and the delightful beaches at Ericeira. UNESCO-listed Sintra is renowned for its architecture and the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, is home to an amazing array of historic sites linked to the country's pioneering maritime heritage. All of this and more is waiting on this festive get-away.

Departure from: Dec 2019 - Dec 2019

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YOUR HOLIDAY INCLUDES

  • Return flights from Heathrow with TAP Portugal
  • 6 nights half board in a 4-star hotel 
  • 12 meals: 6 breakfasts, 6 dinners including a festive Portuguese dinner on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • All excursions included 
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager 
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • Porterage
  • One live music evening
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Included holiday highlights

  • Visit the medieval town of Óbidos
  • Marvel at the splendour of Mafra's National Palace and visit the seaside resort of Ericeira
  • Discover UNESCO-listed Sintra
  • Explore Lisbon, the Portuguese capital ​​

Your Itinerary

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Day 1 UK/Cascais

​Depart on your flight to Lisbon today. On arrival we will transfer you to your hotel in the Portuguese seaside resort of Cascais. Once a sleepy fishing village, this stylish seaside resort boasts fine beaches, picturesque parks and gardens and a charming Old Town. The main street, Rua Direita, is the place to shop for local handicrafts, and the Paula Rego Museum showcases works by this renowned Portuguese artist.
Once you've settled into your room, why not head out to explore before you return to the hotel this evening for dinner. 

Day 2 Óbidos

​Today you'll visit the hilltop town of Óbidos on an included excursion. Considered one of the most picturesque in Portugal and specially decorated for the festive period, it's a delight to explore on foot. Its walled historic centre is a labyrinth of cobblestone streets and whitewashed houses sporting terracotta roofs, while the main street is lined with traditional shops selling crafts, chocolate and cherry liqueur.

Day 3 Christmas Eve Mafra & Ericeira

​You'll head off this morning to the Baroque National Palace at Mafra. When work began on this monumental complex in 1717, no expense was spared with approximately 45,000 men working on the palace, basilica and monastery. During your visit a highlight will be the magnificent library, decorated with marble and exotic wood and containing around 35,000 volumes. 
Next you'll head to Ericeira, renowned for its sandstone cliffs, ocean views and lovely beaches. This traditional village also boasts a delightful centre, which will be adorned with festive decorations. 
You'll be back at your hotel in time to get ready for a special Christmas Eve dinner of Portuguese specialities.

Day 4 Christmas Day Cascais

​It's Christmas Day, so you can spend the day doing just as you please. Relax at your hotel or maybe take a stroll along the Cascais Marina.
This evening you will be served a festive Portuguese dinner at your hotel.

Day 5 Boxing Day Sintra & Cabo de Roca

​Your included excursion today takes you to Sintra, which has been UNESCO-listed for its Romantic architecture. Located at the foot of a mountain, surrounded by forest and dotted with extravagant villas and palaces, it looks like a fairytale land. You will visit the former summer residence of the kings of Portugal, noted for its beautiful ceramic tiles and painted ceilings, before continuing to the dramatic surroundings of Cabo da Roca lighthouse, the most westerly point of continental Europe. 

Day 6 Lisbon

​You'll get out and about again today as you explore Portugal's lively capital, Lisbon, which is renowned for its spectacular Christmas lights illuminating its avenues and squares.
You will take in the Moorish quarter and the Belém Tower – the city's icon and a monument to Portugal's Age of Discovery. Entrance to the Maritime Museum, which tells the story of Portugal's pioneering role in exploring the world by sea, is also included. One of the oldest items you'll see here is a figure of the Archangel Raphael that journeyed with Vasco da Gama on his expedition to India.​

Day 7 Cascais/UK

​Today we'll transfer you to the airport for your flight back to the UK.​


Accommodation

Every hotel you will stay in on your holiday is hand-picked by us. We relish the challenge of finding the right accommodation for each and every tour, whether it's chosen for its location, its facilities or its downright quirkiness.

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Day 1 - 6 :

Vila Gale Hotel Ericeira
The 4-star Hotel Vila Galé occupies a lovely position close to the renowned Cascais Marina and just a short stroll from the town's historic centre. It is surrounded by landscaped gardens and offers wonderful sea views. Facilities include a restaurant, bar, outdoor swimming pool and health club. Guest rooms feature en suite facilities, TV, Wi-fi, mini-bar, safe and hairdryer.

Day 1 - 6 :

Hotel Vila Gale Cascais
Enjoying sea views and located just a few metres from the renowned Cascais Marina, the hotel is set amidst landscaped gardens and is within easy walking distance of the historic town centre. Hotel facilities include restaurant, bar, outdoor swimming pool (open subject to the season) and health club. The well- appointed guest rooms feature private facilities, TV, wi-fi, mini-bar, safe and hairdryer. Sea-view rooms are available at extra cost. Please ask our Holiday Advisors for details.


Dates and Prices

You have chosen to arrange your own flights and transfers and meet us at your first hotel. Please see essential information for full terms and conditions.

 
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SUN 22 DEC 19

London (Gatwick)

GUARANTEED

£999

Available

Outbound
Tap Air Portugal

Sunday 22 December 2019

Departs

08:15 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

10:55 Lisbon (General Humberto Delgado)

Operated by

Tap Air Portugal

Inbound
Tap Air Portugal - TP

Saturday 28 December 2019

Departs

13:05 Lisbon (General Humberto Delgado)

Arrives

15:45 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

Tap Air Portugal

SUN 22 DEC 19

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£1,128

Available

Outbound
Tap Air Portugal

Sunday 22 December 2019

Departs

08:15 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

10:55 Lisbon (General Humberto Delgado)

Operated by

Tap Air Portugal

Inbound
Tap Air Portugal - TP

Saturday 28 December 2019

Departs

08:15 Lisbon (General Humberto Delgado)

Arrives

10:55 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Tap Air Portugal

SUN 22 DEC 19

Manchester

GUARANTEED

£1,128

Available

Outbound
Tap Air Portugal

Sunday 22 December 2019

Departs

10:10 Manchester

Arrives

13:45 Lisbon (General Humberto Delgado)

Operated by

Tap Air Portugal

Inbound
Tap Air Portugal - TP

Saturday 28 December 2019

Departs

16:05 Lisbon (General Humberto Delgado)

Arrives

19:00 Manchester

Operated by

Tap Air Portugal

Prices are based on twin occupancy of a double or twin bedded room. Single occupancy supplements will apply. Travelsphere have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.