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Escorted Rail Tours to Santuario Bom Jesus do Monte

A pilgrimage destination for centuries

The Santuário Bom Jesús do Monte ("Shrine of Good Jesus of the Mountain") is a hilltop Catholic pilgrimage site located a few miles from Braga. In 1722 the Archbishop of Braga commissioned the construction of a Sacred Way, so the faithful could walk the Stations of the Cross for penance and contemplation. It was completed in 1811. Although it has no associations with any visions or saints, it has been a popular place of pilgrimage ever since.

Made of dark granite covered in bright white plaster, the Sacred Way is a Baroque double staircase with several switchbacks. The numerous landings and the grounds of the sanctuary are filled with interesting gardens, grottoes, small chapels, sculptures, and allegorical fountains. The first fountain symbolizes the wounds of Christ, the next five the senses, and the final three the virtues. The Baroque basilica at the top is 1312 feet (400 metres) above sea level and provides a sweeping view of Braga and the beaches of Esposende and Viana do Castelo.

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Premium Douro Cruise

Take in the undulating idylls and verdant vistas of the Douro River region on this marvellous cruise. Delve into the popular wine culture of Portugal on a tour that mixes beautiful scenery with outstanding cities.

Departs from May 2017 to September 2017.
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Portugal & the Douro

Flowing from northern Spain to the ocean in Porto, the Douro River carves our route through a rolling landscape of vineyards towards historic Porto. Exploring not only the ever-changing scenery, but also the gastronomic delights along the way, we continue to vibrant Lisbon, with its Moorish influences and charming streets.

Departs from May 2017 to October 2017.
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Portugal and Madeira

Discover the beauty of Portugal and the island of Madeira on this breathtaking holiday. Explore charming Porto and the Douro Valley, ride the iconic yellow tram through vibrant Lisbon, sip Madeira wine and stroll through the stunning gardens of Quinta do Palheiro on a delightful Fly:Rail tour.

Departs from April 2017 to September 2017.
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12 days from £1,895per personView tour details
Pousadas of Portugal

Experience the delights of the worldrenowned Pousadas of Portugal hotels on this fascinating tour. Discover Portugal's rich port history and trace the route of the Douro River, exploring some of the nation's most impressive cities en route. All from the comfort of two of the hotel brand's finest establishments.

Departs from May 2017 to October 2017.
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Luxury Douro Cruise

Flowing from northern Spain to the ocean in Porto, the Douro River carves our route through a rolling landscape of vineyards, gorges and villages. From vibrant Lisbon, we head up the coast to Porto where we board our five-star floating hotel for a spectacular cruise through the Douro Valley's incredible scenery and fascinating communities.

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