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Portugal's Silver Coast 3 - Accommodations
October 7-16, 2024 

In Lisbon, we will spend 3 nights in the historical center of the city, at the new urban PortoBay Liberdade Hotel, located right in the center of Lisbon, among many boutique shops, restaurants and cafes. The hotel features a spa, a swimming pool, a gym, a Turkish steam bath, a terrace, a restaurant and a bar. The 98 stylishly appointed rooms are equipped with upscale amenities, including a private veranda, air conditioning, 40-inch LCD smart TVs, double USB charger, room safe, mini bars, tea and espresso facilities, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, complimentary newspapers, and modern bathrooms with make-up mirrors, bathrobes, slippers and Ritual Bath toiletries.

R. Rosa Araújo 8, 1250-195 Lisboa | +351 21 001 5700 | website


In Coimbra, we'll be staying for 2 nights at the Quinta das Lagrimas Hotel. For centuries a private sanctuary that welcomed kings and emperors, this renovated medieval palace in Coimbra's city center, is a member of the “Small Luxury Hotels of the World” group, and features botanical gardens, a golf driving range, a state-of-the-art spa, 2 restaurants serving dishes prepared with fresh ingredients grown on the estate and selected local wines from the cellar, 2 swimming pools, a Turkish bath, sauna and fitness room. The palace has several verandas that are perfect retreats to read or enjoy a quiet conversation. The Quinta’s library, completely covered with panels of exotic woods, has thousands of ancient books that narrate the history of Portugal and of the family that for centuries has welcomed guests here. Decorated in a classical style, the garden rooms offer flat-screen LCD TV, phone, mini bar, in-room safe, AC, and a luxurious bathroom with bathrobes, slippers, hair dryer and boutique toiletries. But this hotel is all about a medieval legend of love. It was here that in the 14th-century Prince Pedro and Inês de Castro lived and nurtured their forbidden love. Legend says that it was here that Inês cried for the last time, while being pierced by the daggers of the killers sent by King Afonso, Pedro’s father. Her blood still colors the stones of the fountain that was born of her tears, the tears that gave the name to this romantic estate.

Rua António Augusto Gonçalves, Coimbra, 3041-901 | +351 239 802 380 | website


In Porto, we'll be staying for 4 nights at Pestana Porto - A Brasileira Hotel. This historic downtown hotel, now a luxury property, boasts a fitness center, 24-hour room service, a restaurant serving Portuguese cuisine, a French Patio with a natural vertical garden and Brasileira Café with over 115 years of history delighting true coffee lovers, while also serving fine pastries. The 89 rooms offer views over the picturesque rooftops of Porto in a sophisticated and relaxing atmosphere, as each is furnished in a theme tied to one of the spices imported during the Portuguese maritime expansion of the 15th and 16th centuries: anise, coffee, cinnamon, tea, chocolate and pink pepper. The rooms have individually-controlled AC, a flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi, USB charger for phones and tablets, work desk, phone and safe, tea and coffee making facilities, minibar and complimentary bottled water. Bathrooms have luxurious toiletries, hair dryer, bathrobes and slippers.

R. de Sá da Bandeira 91, 4000-427 Porto | +351 22 976 6470 | website

In the highly unlikely event that our original accommodations must be changed, the alternative accommodations will be a hotel of equal or higher standard. No change will be made to the cost of the tour.