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Grand designs of Portugal

Staying in Beautifully Restored Historic Pousadas

10 days from

£1,099 per person

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Discover Portugal’s rich heritage and scenic countryside from an elegant pousada, each set in stunning locations with their own fascinating history and now painstakingly restored and converted into unique hotels known for their style and fine service. Explore ancient Porto, a charismatic magnet for wine aficionados, as well as some of Portugal’s lesser-known - yet equally charming - towns and cities in one truly inspiring and great value tour.

Including...

  • 9 nights in a pousada (accommodation as specified or similar)
  • 18 meals: 9 breakfasts (days 2-10) 9 dinners (days 1-9)
  • Welcome drink and fruit and water in your room on arrival at each pousada

Included excursions and visits: 3

  • Full-day excursion to the marble towns of Estremoz, Borba, Vila Viçosa
  • Excursion to Portugal’s northernmost district, Viana do Castelo, including Ponte de Lima and Ponte de Barca
  • Guided tour of Porto

Plus all these benefits:

  • Titan’s VIP Home Departure Service®
  • Check-in service by Titan staff with porterage
  • Services of an experienced Titan tour manager
  • Scheduled TAP Portugal flights
  • Best available coaches with experienced drivers
  • Hotel porterage (one bag per person)
  • All airport taxes, security charges, and applicable fuel surcharge
  • UK Air Passenger Duty (APD)
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£1,299 08/09/2015 | 15/09/2015 | 29/09/2015 | 13/10/2015
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Grand Designs of Portugal


Grand designs of Portugal - Staying in beautifully restored historic pousadas reviews verified by Reevoo

Quality of included visits/excursions
7.9
Accommodation
8.5
VIP Home Departure Service
9.2
Tour manager (if applicable)
8.5
Value for money
8.0
Overall score
7.9
Scores 7.9 out of 10 based on 53 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
8 out of 10

Carol

Grantham GB Couple
Wonderful experience, very safe coach driver, Daniel our tour guide looked after us well. The pousadas are interesting and quite luxurious, we found the Bishops house at convents do Desagravo fabulous. we did feel presentation of food was not quite what we had expected.
Confirmed traveller: 11 June 2015
Published on: 30 June 2015
8 out of 10

Katharine

Ipswich, Suffolk GB Couple
This was a lovely holiday, the accommodation was excellent. For us personally, we would have preferred more free time to explore rather than be in an organised group all the time. We enjoyed the tours, but it would have been interesting to see how some of the cork items were actually made, and also perhaps the wine making process too.
Confirmed traveller: 14 May 2015
Published on: 30 June 2015
7 out of 10

Graham

Derby GB Couple
Seat Belts on bus were frayed and many inoperative. Vehicle would fail UK MOT.
Driver Excellent.
Always cold plates in hotels, even for hot food.
If you like peace and quiet when in hotel and quiet mountain locations this will suit you.
Guides varied from excellent to poor.
The Port wine experience was waste of time. Couldn't hear the commentary.
Confirmed traveller: 11 June 2015
Published on: 29 June 2015
8 out of 10

David

Windsor GB Couple
The tour arrangements were excellent and not over-taxing, hotels were good although we found by the end of the holiday the food was very "samey" with little variety between each Pousada.
Confirmed traveller: 11 June 2015
Published on: 29 June 2015
9 out of 10

Roger

Oswestry GB Couple
A most enjoyable holiday which lived up to the standards that we have come to expect from Titan over the last eight years. On this holiday the pousadas were comfortable and something of a novelty. The staff went out of their way to be helpful and the local guides were most informative; we came home having learned a lot about Portugal. The only downside was that on the flight back home we, like a number of other couples, were separated on the 'plane. However, this was tolerable on this short flight and did not detract from our overall enjoyment of the holiday.
Confirmed traveller: 28 May 2015
Published on: 27 June 2015

Pousada da Assuncao

Originally a 16th century monastery, the restoration has preserved the beauty of the historic renaissance-style cloister and chapterhouse decorated in sculptures depicting the parental Alentejo whilst adding modern day comforts in the both the guest rooms and public areas. Thirty air-conditioned en-suite rooms each with cable TV, mini-bar, hair drier, bathing gown, safe, telephone and wireless internet. Public facilities include elegant lounge, bar, an outdoor swimming-pool, tennis court, billiards room and delightful gardens.

Pousada do Convento do Desagravo

What a gem! An 18th century convent with a varied and fascinating past, in a stunning rural location. Twenty four air-conditioned en-suite rooms each with lovely views of the countryside, TV, mini-bar, hair drier, and wireless internet. Public facilities include elegant lounges, bar, an outdoor swimming-pool,tennis court, billiards room and delightful gardens.

Pousada do Monte de Santa Luzia

Built in 1918. The restaurant and terrace have stunning views of the hills and coastline. Forty seven air-conditioned en-suite rooms each with cable TV, mini-bar, hair drier, telephone and wireless internet. Public facilities include elegant lounge, bar, an outdoor swimming-pool, tennis court, billiards room and delightful gardens.

Evora from £18pp

Half day excursion showing you the highlights of Évora, one of Portugal’s oldest towns that is partly enclosed by ancient walls. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a small Episcopal city which was known as Liberalitas Julia in the Roman times and the monumental imperial Diana’s temple from this period still remains. The Kingdom of Portugal during the Middle Ages and the court was resident here for long periods and was one of the most dynamic cities becoming the scene of many royal weddings and a place where important decisions were made. The University includes the 16th century Mannerist church and the academic buildings that surround the large 17th and 18th century cloister. You will also see the Cathedral and the church of St Francisco, with its Ossuary Chapel. The interior of this chapel is decorated with hundreds of skulls and bones. You will be able to observe the presence of many architectural styles including Roman, Gothic, Manueline, Mannerist and Baroque as well as experience the unique atmosphere in the narrow streets, squares and palaces.

Serra Da Estrela from £30pp

Full day excursion to the Serra da Estrela, the highest mountain range in Portugal including mainland Portugal’s highest point. The range is at 1,993 metres (approx. 6,541 feet) above the sea level at its highest point known as “Torre”, where you can find a geodesic mark showing the highest point in Portugal. The mountain range, situated between the municipalities of Seia, Manteigas, Gouveia, Guarda and Covilhã is about 100 km long. Formed from a huge granite ridge that once marked the southern frontier of the country. Due to its bizarrely shaped crags and gorges, mountain streams and lakes as well as magnificent views, the area ranks amongst Portugal’s outstanding scenic attractions. Visit Seia with its parish church on a hill with a view, overlooking the township, and Sabugueiro situated in the heart of Serra da Estrela Natural Park. This is the highest inhabited village of Portugal, situated at an altitude of 1200 metres. The village began to be a group of huts, inhabited by shepherds, who brought here their sheep and goats. Today this is a busy winter spot with shops and restaurants to welcome its visitors. The village has plenty to offer to its visitors: granite houses, water falls in the surroundings and panoramic views over unique mountain vegetation. We will also pass by Lagoa Comprida, an old glacial lagoon, being the most beautiful lagoon in the mountain. There will also be the opportunity to see the “Serra da Estrela” breed of dog that has stood guard for herders throughout centuries. And make sure you try a little of the Serra da Estrela soft cheese, considered to be one of the very best in Portugal.

Please contact us on 0800 988 5823 to add your chosen pre-bookable excursion to your booking.


Grand designs of Portugal

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10 days from

£1,099 per person