Day 1 UK - Ericeira
Depart on your flight to Lisbon today. On arrival we'll transfer you to your hotel, which is located
in the picturesque seaside resort of Ericeira and offers panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. After settling into your room, why not head out for a stroll. Ericeira sits on the western edge of the beautiful Lisbon coast and boasts a promenade lined with cafés, bars and restaurants. Back at the hotel, get to know your travelling companions over a welcome drink before dinner this evening.
Day 2 Lisbon
We're going to discover Portugal's capital, Lisbon, today on a full-day tour. The city is home to many historic attractions, and our guided walk begins as we make our way through the narrow medieval alleyways of the Alfama District, crowned by an ancient castle. We'll then admire the UNESCO-listed Belém Tower, which was the starting point of many sea voyages in the 16th century and is a symbol of Portugal's power during the Age of Discovery.
We'll round off our tour as we head inside the Maritime Museum. Among the items on display is a figure of the Archangel Raphael that journeyed with Vasco da Gama on his expedition to India. At this time of year, Lisbon is also renowned for its spectacular festive lights, which will add a touch of magic to our day out. Later we'll gather again back at hotel for dinner.
Day 3 New Year's Eve, Sintra & Cabo da Roca
Enjoy a hearty breakfast before we head off to the charming region of Sintra. Located at the foot of a mountain and surrounded by forest, it is dotted with villas and palaces which were the summer residences of the kings of Portugal. We'll also take in the dramatic sight of the Cabo da Roca lighthouse (Weather dependent). Sitting on a promontory jutting out into the Atlantic, this is the most westerly point in mainland Europe. We'll head back to the hotel in plenty of time to get ready for this evening's festivities, a special New Year's Eve dinner.Meals included: B,D
Day 4 New Year's Day, Óbidos
We'll enjoy a leisurely morning at the hotel, before we make our way to the picturesque walled town of Óbidos for an included tour. Little has changed here since medieval times, and on our stroll we'll discover a hilltop castle, a maze of cobbled streets and delightful red-roofed, whitewashed houses. Perhaps take a stroll along the ramparts that enclose the town's historic centre for wonderful views.
Day 5 Ericeira - UK
Today we'll transfer to the airport for our return flight to the UK.