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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 Please quote EM367 Questions on an existing booking? Call FREE on 0800 300 600 or visit saga.co.uk/managemybooking