Christian Route perfect for those who want to really understand the importance of the Christianity in Portugal and Spain.
For you, according to the use of a unique itinerary in Portugal and Spain ( Santiago de Compostela ), six days, with different overnights, in several cities always with a strong presence of the Catholic religion.
|PLACE OF DEPARTURE||Hotel/Apartment, Lisbon|
|TIME OF DEPARTURE||Days start at approximately 9:00 AM|
|RETURN TIME||Days end at approximately 6:00 PM|
Transfer from the airport
Then we will take you to the newest neighborhood of the city, the Park of Nations quarter, where in 1998, was held the World Fair (Expo 98).With it’s modern architecture, projects from world renowned architects like Santiago Calatrava from Cataluna, Spain, whom conceived and designed, what for many people is considered the most beautiful train station in the world: “Estacao do Oriente”.
Saint George’s Castle (old moorish fortress), where you will be overwhelmed with one of the most spectacular panoramic views of Lisbon. Impoosible to end our day in Lisbon, without taste its famous egg tart, the pastel de Belem custard tart.
Lisbon - Santarem - Fatima
In Fatima we will visit the houses of the Three Little Sheppard and the two Basilicas existing in the Shrine: Our Lady of the Holy Rosary and Basilica of the Holy Trinity, in the evening time to watch the long-awaited procession of candles.
Fatima - Oporto
We will follow towards Praça da Liberdade and Avenida dos Aliados, the so called “visiting room” of the city where you can admire the imposing building from the neoclassic of Oporto’s Town Hall.
Ending in a brief stroll through Ribeira to discover the nooks and alleys of this most typical area of the “Invicta” city (epithet given by D. Pedro IV of Portugal, D. Pedro I of Brazil). Time also for a visit to Serra do Pilar monastery with an excellent panoramic view of Oporto.Ending the day with a visit to a Port wine cellar to discover this preciousness, where after learn all the process and see the different varieties, we will taste it.
Oporto - Braga - Santiago de Compostela
After the visit we will continue towards Santiago de Compostela, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its pilgrimage route, where it is estimated that the tomb of the Apostolo Santiago is located in Sec IX. when the peninsula was dominated by the Muslims, thousands of them headed towards Santiago to obtain their acquittal.Time to visit the historic 100 (Cervecería 100 montaditos), and delight ourselves with their delicacies.
Santiago - Viana do Castelo - Aveiro
Visit to the city center as well as optional a visit to the Hospital Ship, were in the ancient times were take care the cod fishermen in the North Sea. We then arrive at Portuguese VENICE ! Aveiro, with its wonderful canals, where we will take a tour of Moliceiro (typical boats, which carried the transport of moliço) time for tasting the famous soft eggs … We will also visit the salt pans, which continue today a source of income for many families.
Aveiro - Alcobaça - Obidos - Lisbon
Time to have lunch in one of the most charismatic fishing villages in Portugal, Nazare, famous for many aspects, from its fish restaurants, to the ladies of the seven skirts or even today by its giant waves.
In Obidos, we will go back in time and visit this beautiful Medieval village that every year attracts thousands of people, not forgetting of course the degustation of their typical drink, the “Ginja”.
Transfer to the airport