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Heart of Portugal Route

7-Night Itinerary

Fly into Lisbon and within 12km you will find the lovely Pousada de Queluz in front of the blue Queluz Palace. This is a great location too for exploring Lisbon from a quieter base with a direct train service into the city centre located a 10 minute walk away. The Pousada’s Cozinha Velha restaurant, with its large marble table and antique stone fireplace, provides a truly unique experience, and you can enjoy views of an orange grove from its terrace.
From here it’s north-east bound to the medieval castle-monastery of Crato that was once home to the Knights of the Order of Malta. The Pousada is situated in the rural village of Flor de Rosa, famed for its pottery and a 5 minute drive away from the town of Crato, and provides a relaxing stay.
Southward to Estremoz and you will be spending the night in a 14th century castle situated on a hill overlooking the town below. A site of many royal visits over the past 700 years, this Pousada offers a truly regal experience. From here you head to Vila Viçosa in the heart of the Alentejo region which is perfect for outdoor activities including hiking and birdwatching, for visiting the impressive Ducal Palace, or for exploring the nearby historic towns of Evora (for the Temple of Diana) and Borba.
Your final two nights are spent at Alcacer do Sal in a medieval Moorish castle in this ancient port town, famed for its role in the salt trade, where you can marvel at the interesting architecture or explore the nearby Estuário do Sado Nature Reserves and the lovely Atlantic.
From here it is a short drive to Lisbon airport for your return.

The Itinerary:

Queluz – 2 Nights

Crato – 1 Night

Estremoz – 1 Night

Vila Vicosa – 1 Night

Alcacer do Sal – 2 Nights

Dates of operation:

Low season:
November 2020 to March 2021 & October 2021

Mid season:
April, May & June 2021


Low Season


Price per room for a 7-night stay on B&B

Mid Season


Price per room for a 7-night stay on B&B

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Terms and Conditions:

  • Excluded dates: Easter 2021 and July, August & September 2021.
  • Route prices are quoted per Twin/Double room and include buffet breakfast.
  • This offer applies to standard rooms and on bookings of 7 consecutive nights reserved in the above order for each route. Bookings can not be modified to different Pousadas not included here, nor to superior rooms.
  • In the case of a Pousada being unavailable on your requested dates, two nearest Pousadas of similar price and quality may be offered to you as alternatives.
  • Prices include local taxes and Portuguese VAT
  • Room reservations are subject to availability

Cancellation policy:

  • Reservations can be cancelled until 4 working days prior to arrival without charge, but need to be advised by writing .
  • Reservations cancelled within 4 working days (96 hours prior to midday on the arrival date) are subject to a cancellation charge of 1 night.
  • Modification can be made subject to availability prior to the cancellation deadline.
  • No-shows are normally charged in full.

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