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Christmas on the Lisbon Coast

From £1,649.00
Duration 7 Days
Departures from: Dec 2023 - Dec 2023
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From £1,649.00
Duration 7 Days
Departures from: Dec 2023 - Dec 2023
Tour Overview
Fairy-tale towns, sumptuous palaces and seafaring cities are highlights of this festive holiday on the Lisbon Coast, and they are all the more magical at Christmas. 
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Your Holiday Includes

  • Return flights from the UK
  • 6 nights in a 4-star hotel
  • 13 included meals: 6 breakfasts, 1 festive lunch and 6 dinners including Portuguese specialities on one of the evenings
  • Travelsphere Holiday Director & Specialist Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation & porterage

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Explore Lisbon, the Portuguese Capital
  • Visit the Medieval town of Obidos
  • Discover UNESCO-listed Sintra and visit the seaside resort of Cascais
  • Marvel at the Splendour of Mafra's National Palace


Day 1 UK - Ericeira

Depart on your flight to Lisbon today. On arrival we will transfer you to your hotel in the seaside resort of Ericeira, which boasts lovely beaches and a delightful centre. Once you've settled in, why not head out to explore before dinner at the hotel this evening. Meals included: D

Day 2 Lisbon

Today, you'll head to Portugal's lively capital, Lisbon. 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 you the story of Portugal's pioneering role in exploring the world by sea, is also included. Meals included: B,D

Day 3 Christmas Eve: Óbidos

Today you'll visit the hilltop town of Óbidos, considered one of the most picturesque in Portugal. 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. You'll be back at your hotel in time to get ready for a Christmas Eve dinner including Portuguese specialities.  Meals included: B,D

Day 4 Christmas Day: Ericeira - at Leisure

It's Christmas Day and you can spend it doing just as you please. We'll get together at the hotel for a festive lunch, and later join the group again for a festive dinner. Meals included: B,L,D

Day 5 Boxing Day: Mafra

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. Meals included: B,D

Day 6 Sintra, Cascais & Cabo da Roca

Your included excursion today first takes you to UNESCO-listed Sintra, which is located at the foot of a mountain, surrounded by forest and dotted with extravagant villas and palaces. You will visit the former summer residence of the king of Portugal, noted for its beautiful ceramic tiles and painted ceilings, before heading to Cascais. Once a sleepy fishing village, this stylish seaside resort boasts fine beaches 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. Your day concludes with a visit to the dramatic surroundings of Cabo da Roca lighthouse (weather dependent), the most westerly point of continental Europe. ​ Head back to Ericeira for your final evening. Meals included: B,D

Day 7 Ericeira - UK

Today we'll transfer you to the airport and fly home. Meals included: B

Accommodation (as specified or similar)

Vila Gale Ericeira

The 4 star Hotel Vila Gale is located in Ericeira, close to the beach and offers exceptional panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. Facilities include a restaurant, bar, outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre and spa. Guest rooms feature private facilities, complementarity WIFI , TV , mini-bar , safe and hairdryer.

Prices shown are based on twin occupancy of a double or twin bedded room with private facilities unless otherwise stated. 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. Accommodation, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

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