Coimbra is Portugals 3rd City, and is a vibrant University hub.
On the banks of the River Mondego, it is 30mins drive from Pausa centro, and boasts all of the modern amenities you would expect. The old town is a maze of streets, with many boutique artisan shops, cafes, bars & restaurants.
Catering for all tastes, you can eat traditional or modern Portuguese fare, Italian, Indian, Japanese, Chinese,
to name but a few. Coimbra is also well served by Vegetarian & Vegan restaurants.
What better way to spend a day than wandering around one of the oldest universities in Europe
(Unesco world heritage site), taking a stroll through the Botanical gardens, or getting lost in the maze of the old Medina. Stop off and sit outside a café to take in the people & have an excellent Portuguese coffee.
Coimbra is well worth a visit. The Capital of love in Portugal.
Ansião is a small market town on the banks of the River Nabao.
A quaint, typically Portuguese small town, which has all of the amenities you will need for your day to day living;
banking, supermarkets, a weekly market on Saturday mornings, post office, cafes, restaurants and bars.
Try Tarouca Tapas Bar (Great food and patio), Garden Bar (Great beer garden), or Casa do Ensiao (Trad food)
Ansião is only 10mins by car and will not disappoint.
Penela is a small market town, with a stunning castle for a backdrop .
Rich in history, with a castle which dominates the town from the top of the rocky premontary,
it has all of the amenities you will need for your day to day living;
banking, supermarkets, post office, cafes, restaurants and bars.
Try CC Bar (set below castle walls), Brunels (set on the banks of the Rio Dueça) or De Sesnando (
Penela is only 10mins by car, and well worth a visit.
Condeixa is a larger market town which sits just north of the Rabaçal valley.
Over 2000 years ago, the Romans developed Conimbriga, which is one of the largest roman settlements on the Iberian peninsula, to take advantage of the plentiful wine, olive and cheese production of the local area.
A typically Portuguese small town, which has all of the amenities you will need for your day to day living;
banking, supermarkets, , post office, cafes, restaurants and bars.
Try the cafe at P.O.R.O.S Museum, or O Cabrito (Trad food), the Museum Cafe at Conimbriga.
Condexia is only 10mins by car and will not disappoint.
Tomar must be one of the prettiest towns in Central Portugal.
It is home to the famous Convento de Cristo, home to the Templars & the magnificent Charola (Rotunda)
which sits at the centre of the complex. Forget about all the other cathedrals you may have visited.
This one takes the breath away.
Only 45mins by car, it is well worth taking a day to make your visit.
The Venice of Portugal, Aveiro is full of colour, light, and water.
A network of canals and rivers allow you to take a trip around the town, and save your weary legs.
A photographers dream, it has retained the charm of a small port, with the area around the fish market
full of bars and restaurants, where you can sit outside and watch the world go by.
Make sure you stop off and grab some sea-salt that is still produced in the tidal salt pans which surround Aveiro .
1 hour by car, it is well worth taking a day to make your visit.
Lisbon - the Capital city, that still has a small town feel.
As the gateway to Europe, Lisbon boasts a everything you could expect from a world capital,
but maintains an intimate feel due to its people and architecture.
Make sure to get lost in the maze of winding streets of the Alfama, head for Chiado after dark,
check out the Art galleries, and grab a Pastel de Nata with your Cafe.
Our favourite city in the World.
2 hours by car, it is well worth taking a day to make your visit.
Or why not take the train from Pombal (1h 25mins), and save the hassle and some C02.
Porto - the city that gives Portugal its name.
Clinging to the sides of the Rio Douro, Porto has an unpretentious charm that few can resist.
Wether you tour the Ribeira river side (World Heritage site), or you take a Port wine tour (recommended)
be sure to visit the Lello Library (Harry Potter fame), and marvel at the Dom Luis I Bridge.
Night or day, Porto is a feast for the eyes, but maintains a relaxed and easy going atmosphere.
1.5 hours by car, it is well worth taking a day to make your visit.
Or why not take the train from Pombal (1h 10mins), and save the hassle and some C02.