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PORTUGAL Postcards From Portugal 10 nights from £1449 Including optional travel insurance or a reduction of £54 if not required§ This fascinating tour of Portugal combines days exploring charming cities with stays in four beautiful yet very different pousadas ­ historic buildings that are rich in culture and tradition. Pousada de Guimarães' pool ACTIVITY LEVEL Day 1: UK-Oporto-Guimarães. After taking Saga's included door-to-door travel service, fly to Oporto and transfer to Guimarães for a half-board stay at Pousada de Guimarães. D Day 2: Guimarães. Explore historic Guimarães on a morning walking tour. Visit the city of Braga on an optional excursion this afternoon. B, D Day 3: Guimarães. Spend today relaxing in the beautiful landscaped gardens of your pousada or join an optional excursion to Oporto. B, D Day 4: Guimarães-Viseu. Call at Quinta da Avelada for a short wine-tasting session and pause for lunch (not included) in Amarante en route to Viseu. Arrive at the 19th-century Pousada de Viseu for a two-night stay. B, D Day 5: Viseu. Enjoy an included walking tour revealing the highlights of Viseu, followed by another included trip to the town of Caramulo where you'll visit the Museu do Caramulo ­ a museum of two buildings showcasing both art and automobiles. B, D Day 6: Viseu-Queluz. Enjoy a half-day tour of the university city of Coimbra en route to Queluz near Lisbon for a two-night stay at the grand Pousada Palácio de Queluz. B, D Day 7: Queluz. Enjoy the day at leisure to explore independently or join an optional excursion to Óbidos, Nazaré and Alcobaça. B, D Day 8: Queluz-Alcácer do Sal. Admire the amazing views from the viewpoint near Sesimbra Castle before enjoying a wine-tasting session in Azeitao. Then drive through Arrabida Natural Park before pausing at lunchtime in Setubal. Spend three nights half board at the stylish Pousada Alcácer do Sal. B, D Day 9: Évora. Enjoy a full-day included tour of the UNESCO-listed city of Évora. B, D Day 10: Alcácer do Sal. You may wish to join an optional tour of Lisbon. Enjoy a farewell dinner at your pousada in the evening. B, D Day 11: Alcácer do Sal-Lisbon-UK. Transfer to Lisbon for your flight back to UK and your included door-to-door travel service. B A cultural legacy Unique to Portugal and the Azores, and the dream child of Antonio Ferro, the first pousada was inaugurated in 1942 with the founding value of creating `small hotels which look nothing like hotels'. This tradition continues today with historic buildings, from palaces to monasteries, castles to country houses, now restored and converted to create a range of luxury traditional hotels, all with an emphasis on local gastronomy and wine. On this tour alone you'll stay in a converted 12th-century monastery, a 19th-century former hospital, the converted royal guardhouse of a palace and a pousada within the walls of a medieval castle! Oporto Guimarães Penafiel Viseu Caramulo Coimbra Portugal nights in hotel Queluz Lisbon Evora Alcácer do Sal 106 To book, please visit your Travel Agent