Welcome to Chaves

All of these remnants testify to Chaves’ earlier strategic importance in controlling the small but fertile plain that surrounds it. The Romans built a key garrison here, which was subsequently contested by the Visigoths, Moors, French and Spanish. The city saw particularly fierce fighting during the Napoleonic invasion, when it was at the forefront of the resistance against French domination.

Nowadays Chaves is a placid backwater, where the Portuguese come to pamper themselves in the natural hot springs that bubble up in the town’s heart.

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$94.76 Transfers & Ground Transport


This exclusive transfer service provides you with comfortable transportation between your designated location in Lisbon to your chosen destination in Chaves.  On the 5 hours private ride you’re ensured of the best possible service, along with comfort, safety, and flexibility, whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure. If you’re arriving at Lisbon International Airport just collect your luggage and clear customs and you’ll be greeted by your driver, who will be holding a sign with your name on it. If your pick-up is at a hotel in Lisbon, you’ll be met by the driver and quickly be on your way to Chaves. Please, read the information below: - The transfer is only ONE WAY - We wait 1h30 after the  flight arrivel time. After 1h30, we'll charge 40€/Hour - The meeting point is in front of Vodafone Store, to avoid crowds in the arrivals area and to make sure you're going to see your name. The airport is very small and as soon as your arrive you'll see Vodafone Store. We'll wait for you there with a sign with your name - We offer 1 bottled water per person, for FREE, included in the price of the transfer - Please, always inform us if there will be children in the transfer. In Portugal is mandatory to have seats for children until 12 years old. Otherwise, we are able to have a huge ticket.

$67.36 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Gelidonya's Bay Cruise

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Praia de Chaves, Boa VistaCruising along the Bay of Sal Rei and the beautiful beaches of Chaves. Pass By: Salina Sails, Sal Rei, Boa VistaWhale watching in style, a relaxing boat trip for adults, a fun family cruise along the beautiful beaches of Boa Vista or a trip to the historical Isle of Sal Rei? Get aboard one of our unique story-telling wooden sailing vessels: intimate Salina or majestic Gelidonya! Having personally sailed our boats across both the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, following the examples of great navigators such as Antonio Da Noli and Bernard Moitessier, our passion for boating and more so for unique story-telling wooden sailing vessels, continues to grow fonder day by day. ​ We believe there is no better way to share our passion by inviting you aboard one of our beloved vessels and let you experience life aboard in the Atlantic Ocean. ​ While always providing the highest level of comfort and safety, our fantastic crew will let you get carried away by the Atlantic waves, the African winds and the most fascinating tales of the Big Blue.