Day 1: LISBON
Arrival transfer from airport to hotel. Accommodation. Overnight.
* Rainbow Tips: Take a deep tour into Lisbon's Gay Nightlife like Príncipe Real area and the old Bairro Alto quarter where you can find a very visible gay life at night.
Day 2: LISBON – GAY TOUR
Buffet Breakfast and enjoy a special day tour of Lisbon with your LGBT Friendly Tour Guide. Start with the treasured 16th century Belem Tower and the Jeronimos Monastery, the city's most prominent monument, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Today, the monastery serves as a reminder of Portugal's wealth and power during the Age of Discovery. Then, to the dramatic Monument of Discoveries, built in honor of Henry the Navigator, instrumental in the success of Portuguese explorations during the 15th century. His monument, stands majestically at the marina in Belem, starting point for many of the country’s explorers. After the tour enjoy the tasting of the worldwide known Pasteis de Nata or de Belém, typical Portuguese sweets. Lunch on your own. In the afternoon continue the tour with S. Pedro de Alcântara to enjoy a breathtaking panorama over the S. George Castle and Alfama. Reach the LGBT Friendly district, Bairro Alto, XVI c. quarter with typical restaurants, and bars. Reach then Chiado district, an elegant and artsy area, beloved by many LGBT poets and writers. Place of theaters, old bookshops and fancy restaurants, you can find a real-sized statue of Fernando Pessoa in A Brasileira, one of Chiado’s century-old cafés. Take a ride on one of Lisbon’s most iconic lifts, Elevador de Santa Justa one of the city’s most famous sights. Its unique structure and the amazing view from the top, make it one of the city’s busiest tourist attractions. Enjoy the view of Lisbon from the platform. Finally reach Baixa, the quarter built after the earthquake in 1755, a lively area, the most popular shopping quarter of Lisbon and a district with majestic buildings and consistent architecture. Dinner on your own. Overnight.
Day 3: LISBON - SINTRA - CABO DA ROCA - ESTORIL - CASCAIS - LISBON
Buffet Breakfast and departure to the medieval village of Sintra (a UNESCO world heritage site) famous by its mystical hills dotted with fairytale palaces and extravagant villas. Once arrived, lunch on your own. Then start the visit by the enchanted Park and National Palace Of Pena, which is the most complete and notable example of Portuguese architecture in the Romantic period. It stands on one of the rocky peaks of the Serra de Sintra, and blends in a surprisingly fortunate manner with its natural background of greenery and crags. Afterwards visit Quinta da Regaleira. The gardens of the Quinta da Regaleira were styled to represent ancient secret orders, with hidden tunnels and concealed symbolism. Lunch on your own. Don’t leave Sintra village without tasting the local gastronomic speciality “queijada” in one of the most ancient and famous pastry shop (not included). On the way back to Lisbon, we will stop at Cabo da Roca cliff, which is the most westerly point of continental Europe. We’ll also discover the “Sunny Coast “and its beaches: the cosmopolitan Estoril and the colourful Bay of Cascais. This is both a traditional fishing village and a dynamic resort with bars, nightclubs and good restaurants. Back to Lisbon and free time. Dinner on your own and free night for party. Overnight.
Day 4: LISBON - AZEITÃO - ARRÁBIDA - SETÚBAL - PALMELA - LISBON
Buffet Breakfast and departure to Azeitão where you will enjoy a special Wine Tour. After crossing the Bridge 25th of April you’ll find the Cellars of JMF where you will taste the delicious Portuguese Wine. Continue travelling through the beautiful Arrábida Mountains, and arriving in Setúbal, where you can have lunch on your own. Visit the Fort of St. Philip and then continue towards Palmela to visit Palmela Castle, ending the tour crossing Vasco da Gama Bridge, enjoying the view of the Tagus River. On the way back, visit 2 cruising areas, Coina and Beach 19 the most famous gay beach in Iberia Peninsula. Back to Lisbon and free time. Dinner on your own and free night for party. Overnight.
Day 5: LISBON - OBIDOS - NAZARÉ - COIMBRA
Buffet Breakfast and be ready to enjoy a trip to the beautifully preserved and fortified town Óbidos, dating from the Middle Ages. Founded in 208 BC, Óbidos is commonly known in Portugal as the 'wedding present town', as it was a gift from King Dinis to Queen Isabel on their wedding day in 1282. Free time to explore the village’s medieval fortress, narrow streets, colourful houses and Gothic doorways and windows decorated with flowerpots and dazzling tiles. Try a «Ginginha", a cherry liqueur, a local and famous speciality. Continue the tour to Nazaré, the most typical and colourful fishing villages of Portugal. Visit to the Sítio to have a wonderful view over the town and the beach. Lunch on your own to taste delicious fish specialities with a fantastic view. After lunch continue to Coimbra. Arrival and accommodation. Overnight.
Day 6: COIMBRA - GAY TOUR - PORTO
Buffet Breakfast and enjoy a special LGBT Friendly visit of the city of Coimbra. The city was the setting for the forbidden love of Dom Pedro I and Dona Inês, a lady at court. Inês was executed at the orders of the king Dom Afonso IV, who saw in this romance the danger of Portugal being submitted to the rule of Castile. An inspiration to poets and writers, their story still forms a major part of the city's rich heritage. The city is nowadays the center of fine arts and letters. Known for her twisting streets and terraced houses. You’ll have the possibility to visit the 13th-century University (upon availabilty) A centre of learning, par excellence, the University of Coimbra was founded in 1290 and is one of the oldest in Europe, and was classified World heritage site by UNESCO. Lunch on your own. Then proceed to Porto, the second largest city of the country. Arrival and accommodation. Dinner on your own. Overnight.
Day 7: PORTO - GAY TOUR
Buffet Breakfast and admire the precious and picturesque city of Porto with your LGBT Friendly Guide. With a history stretching back to pre-Roman times, Porto has a dearth of history to explore. It was occupied by the Moors, the heart of Portuguese ship building, and invaded by Napoleon’s forces. Nowadays, Porto is home to many of Portugal’s largest corporations of various industries. The city gave the name not only to the whole country, but also to the famous Port Wine. Visit to the gothic church of São Francisco (the triumph of baroque ornamentation) and to the Palácio da Bolsa and its famous Arabian Hall. Lunch on your own in the typical “Zona Ribeira” right next to the Douro River. In the afternoon enjoy a mini-cruise on the Douro River. Disembark on the Vila Nova de Gaia side and visit a wine lodge. You’ll be given the opportunity to taste the famous Port wine. Afterwards free time for individual visits and shopping. We suggest you to visit the famous Lello Bookstore, also known as Livraria Lello & Irmão and Livraria Chardron, famous also for have being frequented by JK Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series, when she taught English in Porto and is reported to be an inspiration for her writing. In the evening discover Porto's Gay Nightlife, saunas, bars and clubs. Overnight.
* Rainbow Tips: Enjoy the LGBT Nightlife in the gay venues located in the area around Jardim da Cordoaria.
Day 8: PORTO - BRAGA - GUIMARÃES - PORTO
Buffet Breakfast and departure to Braga, the Portuguese Rome, where you can admire of the most outstanding Portuguese architecture: The “Bom Jesus” church and its spectacular stairway. Free time in the city center. Lunch on your own. Then, continue to Guimarães, considered the birthplace of Portugal because Afonso Henriques, who went on to be the first king of Portugal, was born here ad therefor is associated with the formation and identity of Portugal, and was classified a World Heritage site based on the originality and authenticity applied in its restoration. The city still has a harmonious, well-preserved heritage that is evident in the graceful iron verandas, granite balconies and porticos, mansions, arches connecting the narrow streets, paving slabs smoothed by time, towers and cloisters. For a moment you might imagine yourself to be in a medieval setting, where the nobility built their houses over time. Visit also the Palace of the Dukes of Bragança. Back to Porto. Dinner on your own and overnight.
Day 9: PORTO
Breakfast in the hotel and transfer to Porto airport.
- Accommodation in LGBT selected Hotels
- Private Transfer by Car or Minibus from Lisbon Airport to Hotel
- Public Transport Ticket in Lisbon
- Full Day – Gaily Tour with LGBT Friendly Tour Guide of Lisbon (3h+3h)
- "Pasteis de Belém" Tasting (1 Piece)
- Entrance Fee - Church of the Jerónimo Monastery
- Entrance Fee - Elevador de Santa Justa & Panoramic View Platform
- Private Excursion by Car or Minibus from Lisbon to Sintra - Cabo da Gata - Estoril - Cascais
- Entrance Fee - Park and National Palace of Pena
- Entrance Fee - Quinta da Regaleira
- Private Excursion by Car or Minibus from Lisbon to Azeitão - Arrábida - Setúbal - Palmela
- Entrance Fee - Palmela Castle
- Visit and Wine Tasting in Azeitão
- Private Transfer by Car or Minibus from Lisbon to Obidos, Nazaré and Coimbra
- "Ginginha" Tasting (1 Piece)
- Half Day – Gaily Tour with LGBT Friendly Tour Guide of Coimbra (3h)
- Entrance Fee - Coimbra’s University (upon availability)
- Private Transfer by Car or Minibus from Coimbra to Porto
- Half Day – Gaily Tour with LGBT Friendly Tour Guide of Porto (3h)
- Entrance Fee - Church of St Francis in Porto
- Entrance Fee - Stock Exchange in Porto
- Mini-cruise on Douro River (approx. 50 min)
- Visit and Wine Tasting in Porto
- Private Transfer by Car or Minibus from Porto to Braga and Guimarães
- Entrance Fee - Palace of the Dukes of Bragança
- Private Transfer by Car or Minibus from Hotel to Porto Airport
- Tips, City Taxes and everything not listed under “Included features”
Ignas Tour Hotel CollectionACCOMMODATION:
4 Nights in LGBT Friendly Hotel 3* in Lisbon – Hotel Masa Almirante (or similar)
1 Night in LGBT Friendly Hotel 3* in Coimbra – Sapientia Boutique Hotel (or similar)
3 Nights in LGBT Friendly Hotel 3* in Porto – Porto Coliseum Hotel (or similar)
- Masa Hotel Almirante *** or similar
Address: Av. Alm. Reis 68, 1150-020 Lisboa, Portugal
Tel. +351 21 019 3750
- Sapientia Boutique Hotel *** or similar
Indirizzo: Largo Augusto Hilário 9, 3000-435 Coimbra, Portugal
Telefono: +351 239 151 803
- Porto Coliseum Hotel *** or similar
Address: R. de Passos Manuel 135, 4000-101 Porto, Portugal
Tel. +351 22 200 4079
* Price per person sharing a double/twin room:
|Dates||12 guests||10 guests||8 guests|
|Low Season||€ 800||€ 1200||€ 1300|
|Mid Season||€ 900||€ 1300||€ 1400|
|High Season||€ 1000||€ 1400||€ 1500|
|Single supplement: € 270|
|Dates||6 guests||4 guests||2 guests|
|Low Season||€ 1500||€ 1700||€ 2500|
|Mid Season||€ 1600||€ 1800||€ 2600|
|High Season||€ 1700||€ 1900||€ 2700|
|Single supplement: € 270|
Rates are Commissionable
*The itinerary is on request and rates are subject to the availability of the hotels at the time of booking. Prices are subject to change if travel occur during trade shows, bank holidays or special events and supplements may be applied.
Low Season: Jan – Feb – Nov – Dec
Mid Season: Mar – Jul
High Season: Apr – May – Jun – Aug – Sep – Oct
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