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Christmas in Lisbon & Estoril

8 days from £869*
Departing: December 2018
* Price shown: 20 December 2018 from London Stansted - STN


Enjoy a week of festive relaxation in a wonderful four-star hotel overlooking Cascais Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. This Christmas break also includes a full day in Portugal's historic capital, Lisbon, and a visit to UNESCO-listed Evora.

Tour Highlights and Inclusions

  • A guided visit to Lisbon
  • Free time to enjoy the city's pre-Christmas atmosphere
  • A visit to Evora - a Roman and Renaissance treasure trove
  • Seven nights' half-board accommodation at the four-star Vila Gale Hotel, Estoril
  • A special Christmas dinner and entertainment at the hotel
  • Return flights to Lisbon
  • Return airport-to-hotel transfers
  • The services of a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement


Day One

Fly to Lisbon and transfer along the coast to Estoril and the hotel, your comfortable home for the Christmas holiday.

Day Two

Explore the wonderful Portuguese capital, Lisbon, on our included guided excursion. See the historic Belem quarter, the broad avenues of the Baixa and the narrow streets of the Alfama district. You'll also have a chance to soak up the city's pre-Christmas atmosphere.

Day Three

Rest and relax at the hotel, perhaps enjoying the health centre's hot tub or Turkish bath, or join today's optional excursion to the walled hill-top town of Obidos, the former fishing village of Nazare beneath its rocky promontory, and the fabled shrine at Fatima.

Day Four (Christmas Eve)

Today is left completely free for you to enjoy the delights of the hotel and elegant Estoril.

Day Five (Christmas Day)

Today's optional excursion takes in Estoril's fashionable neighbour Cascais and UNESCO-listed Sintra, with its Moorish Royal Palace and Disney-esque Palacio da Pena. This evening, begin your Christmas celebrations with dinner at the hotel.

Day Six

Enjoy a Christmas Day to remember, as you join new-found friends for a special Christmas dinner, perhaps followed by a stroll along the seafront to work off the calories.

Day Seven

The last of the included excursions takes us to charming, exquisite, UNESCO-listed Evora. See the Roman temple of Augustus (often referred to as the Temple of Diana) and the fortified cathedral, which stand in the centre of the city, separated by the city museum.

Day Eight

Say a fond 'adeus' to your hosts today as you transfer back to the airport to board your flight home.
Departure Airport Date Price From
Bristol 20 December 2018 £939
Edinburgh 20 December 2018 £949
Liverpool 20 December 2018 £929
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 20 December 2018 £899
London Luton
London Luton 20 December 2018 £889
London Stansted
London Stansted 20 December 2018 £869
Manchester 20 December 2018 £929

Vila Gale ★★★★

The elegant, modern Vila Gale can be found just a few minutes on foot from charming Praia do Tamariz beach and Estoril's seafront promenade. It is also close to Estoril's famous casino and the town's many shops, bars and restaurants.

Further Information

European closing times

Shops in Europe will generally close from early afternoon on Christmas Eve until 27th December. Included tours and excursions have been chosen for their scenic or historic value.

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 30 minutes.

Combining hotel transfers

We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

Foreign Office travel advice

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** This offer applies to new bookings on festive air-inclusive holidays made between 26th April and 31st May 2018 (inclusive). Prices shown when booking do not include the discount. The discount will be applied to your booking once the promo code (XMAS) has been entered and will be confirmed before purchase. The offer may not be used in conjunction with any other offer, is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

Christmas in Lisbon & the Estoril Coast reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Christmas in Lisbon & the Estoril CoastScores 8.8 out of 10 based on 16 reviews
(9 out of 10)


We had a wonderful time, Lisbon is a very beautiful city. The Hotel was very good and the staff were wonderful.
Confirmed traveller: 28 December 2017
Published on: 17 January 2018
(10 out of 10)


Long Melford Couple
Great holiday.
The hotel was good for accommodation and food. The excursions were good.
Gavin our tour manager was superb, his knowledge of Portugal really added to the trip.

His love of the country was obvious and was infectious, we were glued to his every word.
I would recommend this holiday
Confirmed traveller: 28 December 2017
Published on: 08 January 2018
(9 out of 10)


Fareham Couple
Very good holiday well planned good value for money xx
Confirmed traveller: 28 December 2017
Published on: 07 January 2018
(10 out of 10)


Bristol Couple
A decent hotel in a very good location - average quality food (and lack of variety) but staff very helpful. First class guide in Gavin - 10 out of 10 on all counts. Very good selection of trips plus some quality time in Lisbon. Pity about the 3 hour + wait at the airport on arrival - not the first time this has happened (Reykjavik trip in 2016 - same issue) - some solution to this issue must be found.
Confirmed traveller: 28 December 2017
Published on: 07 January 2018
(5 out of 10)


The holiday was very good but we were very disappointed that there was no entertainment in the hotel as stated in the brochure and we expected on a holiday over the festive season.
Confirmed traveller: 27 December 2016
Published on: 22 January 2017
(9 out of 10)


Oxford Couple
Excellent !
Confirmed traveller: 27 December 2016
Published on: 20 January 2017
(8 out of 10)


Perth Couple
An excellent short break over Christmas, however it didn't feel particularly Christmassy - warm weather and a different culture but enjoyable all the same.
Confirmed traveller: 27 December 2016
Published on: 16 January 2017