Portugal Golf & Culture

Portugal's Golf & Culture
Lisbon & Cascais

6 Nights | 3 Rounds | 2 All-Day Sightseeing Tours | Travel April - October

Self-Drive for Party of 4

 

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Day 1

This evening depart the United States.

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Day 2

On arrival at Lisbon Airport you will be met by PerryGolf Representatives who will assist you with your luggage and transfer to your transportation.

Overnight: The Oitavos Hotel

 

Day 3

Today play Oitavos Dunes (tbc). Located on the famous Estoril coast, 25 kilometres from Lisbon. The Arthur Hills designed course is set among pine woods and reforested dunes, in an area of great natural beauty. Surrounded by the Sintra mountains to the North and by the Atlantic Ocean to the South and West. Since is opening in 2001 it has held 7 professional tournaments and is currently host venue to the European PGA Tour Portuguese Open. Currently Portugal's only entry in the top 100 courses in the world at #88.

Overnight: The Oitavos Hotel

 

Day 4

Sintra Day Tour

A short drive will take you to Sintra and its mystical hills dotted with fairytale palaces and extravagant villas which have bewitched visitors for centuries. It's history back back to Roman times, through the Moors occupation and laterly it became the summer residence of the Portuguese Royal family and attracted a number of wealthy aristocrats who built huge mansions and villas. It is an extraordinary place with a surreal mixture of history and fantasy, protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, with fairytale palaces, incredible vistas, and notable museum collections. Exploring on foot will involve a lot of walking and climbing up and down its steep hills. For a more leisurely tour take one of the horse and carriage rides around the town.

In the main square is the National Palace, dating from the 14th century. Its two gigantic conical chimneys are the town's most recognizable landmarks, while the rest of the building is a combination of the Moorish, Gothic and Manueline styles. Inside it possesses what is said to be the most extensive collection of colored glazed tiles in the world, and several exceptional rooms. The most famous building in Sintra is Pena Palace. Built in the 1840's from the ruins of the old monastery, it is one of Europe's most fantastic palaces, it includes a drawbridge, a conglomeration of turrets, ramparts, and domes, and a gargoyle above a Neo-Manueline arch, all washed in an array of pastel shades. The extravagant interior is decorated in late Victorian and Edwardian furnishings, rich ornaments, paintings, and priceless porcelain preserved just as the royal family left them.

Surrounding the palace is the mystical Pena Park, filled with a variety of trees and exotic plants from the former colonies of the Portuguese empire, ponds, fountains, and black swans. Overlooking it all is the 8th century Moorish Castle, standing on top of Sintra's highest hill. Snaking along the mountain ridge, it offers breathtaking views of the area.

As you walk around Sintra you will encounter a number of natural fountains that have been given striking decorations. Stop for a drink after all the sightseeing or to wash down a sweet Queijada de Sintra, a local specialty. It is a cheese tart spiced with cinnamon available at most cafes and pastry shops in town, but the most popular place to sample them is at Casa da Piriquita, an inviting cafe with a warm atmosphere just around the corner from the National Palace.

Overnight: The Oitavos Hotel

 

Day 5

Play Praia d'el Rey (tbc), Designed by American golf architect, Cabell B. Robinson it is one of the most picturesque layouts in Europe. Set in extensive grounds of pine forest and undulating dunes with spectacular views over the Atlantic and the Berlenga Islands beyond. A complete golfing challenge with bold deep bunkers, undulating greens, and natural sand border areas contrasting sharply with the lush green fairways. Rated the 13th best course in Europe by Golf World magazine.

Overnight: The Oitavos Hotel

 

Day 6

Lisbon Day Tour 

Tour Portugal's capital city, Lisbon. Razed to the ground following the earthquake in 1755, the city is essentially 18th century with carefully planned elegant streets of the Baixa, to the narrow streets of the Alfama and Bairro Alto. Since its glory days during the Age of Discovery, Lisbon has been an important port. The great monuments in Belem bear witness to the city' s maritime past and where the visits will commence.

The Belem Tower, the city's most photographed landmark dates back to 1515. The tower was built as a fortress in the middle of the River Tagus and was the starting point for the navigators who set out to discover the trade routes. Visit the nearby Monument to the Discoveries, with its huge pavement compass and then onto Jeronimos Monastery. This magnificent monastery is considered one of the most prominent monuments in Lisbon and is certainly one of the most successful achievements of the Manueline style of architecture. (Please note that the Belem Tower and Jeronimos Monastery are closed on Mondays)

Continue into Lisbon for lunch and head into the Alfama. A visit to Sao Jorge Castelo also commands impressive vistas, with the rambling Alfama old town rumbling away below the ramparts and the grid-like order of the Baixa visible just to the west. The Baixa is the business and shopping centre of the city, boasting its grandest square, Praca do Comercio, which lies right on the banks of the River Tagus. Baixa borders the Biarro Alto, a hilly coil of narrow streets that buzzes with shoppers by day and partygoers at night.

Overnight: The Oitavos Hotel

 

Day 7

Play the Atlantic Course at Penha Longa (tbc), designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., was opened in 1992. This 18 hole, par 72 championship course of 7,000 yards is particularly attractive due to the conditioning and breathtaking views of the ocean with Estoril and Cascais in the foreground, and also of the Sintra Hills. It hosted the 1994 & 1995 Portuguese Open Championships.

Overnight: The Oitavos Hotel

 

Day 8

Depart Portugal from the Lisbon Airport.

 

Pricing
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NOTE: This Sample Itinerary is provided primarily for guidance purposes. You are entirely welcome to book it as shown (based on availability) but it can always be adjusted or completely customized in any way you wish.
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TOUR INCLUSIONS
  • Accommodation in hotels listed with room category and dining basis as detailed in the schedule.
  • Green fees for rounds of golf as listed in schedule.
  • Ground transportation throughout as detailed below.
  • Assistance of PerryGolf's local office at your destination.
  • Travel pack with useful information on areas visited in your tour.
  • Local taxes.

Conditions of Your Customized Quote

  • It will be priced in United States Dollars (US$).
  • It neither implies nor provides any assurance of availability for the above inclusions
  • To guarantee these rates we require a non-refundable deposit of 25% of the agreed land cost per person, subject to a minimum $1,500 deposit, their name and golfer's handicap and home club at the time the reservations are requested.
  • To make a reservation please contact a Golf Travel Expert on 1-800-344-5257 or Information@PerryGolf.com

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SELF-DRIVE:

National Car Rental: VW Transporter. Includes Unlimited Mileage, Damage Liability Waiver and Risk Reduction Cover, thus no excess applicable should your vehicle sustain damage or loss.

 

 

HOTEL Information

PerryGolf enjoys fine relationships with many hotels. We are however particularly proud of our relationship with the Preferred Hotel Partners. In these properties PerryGolf clients can expect an especially warm welcome, and we commend them to you. Where a Preferred Hotel Partner appears on your schedule, we provide a hyperlink to that hotel's site to offer you more in depth information.

 

THE OITAVOS HOTEL
The Oitavos has recently opened on the Lisbon Coast, overlooking Oitavos Dunes Golf Course. Inspired by the timeless beauty of the Atlantic coast, The Oitavos seeks to embrace rather than compete with nature. Its bold design, sleek lines and elegantly simple interiors focus attention outwards on the historical and natural elements of the surrounding landscape and the drama and romance of the Ocean. The blue of the sea and sky combine with the yellows and greens of the wild flowers and trees to touch your senses, while contemporary sculpture and paintings by Portuguese artists provide an extra flavour. The Oitavos has 142 guest rooms all of which have a private balcony with views of the ocean or the golf course. There are 16 suites which are all large and spacious, and have an area of at least 64 square metres. The Spa at The Oitavos is being developed as a full-service destination spa offering natural and organic treatment products and a holistic approach to wellness. Developed around the energy and drama that is the Atlantic coast, the uniquely contemporary spa experiences will energize the mind, revitalize the body, and soothe the soul.

 

AIR TRAVEL SERVICES

PerryGolf offers a full service air department to assist in the planning and coordination of airline travel. We encourage you to consider traveling on our Preferred Airline; British Airways which provides an extensive route network to all of our destination cities. For further details on our air travel services and competitive rates please call 1 800.344.5257 ext 230 or email air@PerryGolf.com

Portugal Golf Vacation Packages including Oitavos Dunes

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