Miranda do Corvo
Delucci Retreat is set in a small mountain hamlet just five minutes drive from the town of Miranda do Corvo.
Local amenities include:-
Banks • Chemists • Post Office • Train Station • Petrol Stations • Cafés • Restaurants • Bars • Shops • Supermarkets • Weekly Market on Wednesdays • Leisure Centre with Indoor Swimming Pool • Riding Stables • Outdoor Swimming Pool • Churches • Library • Hospital • Cinema
Coimbra is approximately 30 minutes either by car or train from Miranda do Corvo and is situated on the River Mondego. It was once the capital of the country, back in the 12th century, and today it is still home to the University of Coimbra, one of the oldest academic institutions in Europe. There are many shops, restaurants and bars in Coimbra along with various other attractions worth visiting including the ancient library situated within the university and the nearby botanical garden.
Click here to explore Coimbra
Porto and Lisbon airports are both just under 2 hours drive away, with Porto being the closest. Both are serviced by low cost airlines from several UK airports. Cheap flights can be booked with Ryanair to Porto or with Easyjet to both Lisbon and Porto. TAP is the Portuguese low cost airline which flies from Heathrow and Gatwick to both Lisbon and Porto. BMI also run flights from Manchester to Lisbon.
Airport Shuttle Service
Coimbra Airport Shuttle operates a door-to-door shared transfer between the Center of Portugal and both Lisbon and Oporto airports. The Coimbra Airport Shuttle service offers numerous daily shuttles going to or departing from the airports. The schedules are regular, reliable, and adapted in accordance with flight timetables. The aim is to provide great value quality service. For shuttle times, prices and bookings click here.
Driving offers you a greater chance to explore the region during your stay and cheap car hire is available at Lisbon and Porto airports. There are a
number of different rental companies which can be booked over the internet prior to your arrival, with most of them offering satnav as an optional extra. Economy Car Rentals provide competitive prices.
Detailed directions and GPS co-ordinates can be provided upon booking.
Although the journey from the airport is slightly quicker by car it is also possible to reach us by train. Fast and cheap intercity trains run
from the mainline stations in Porto (Campanhã) and Lisbon (Oriente) to Coimbra B, where we can arrange to collect you. The train from Campanhã takes an hour after a 30 minute metro
from airport to Campanhã station. From Lisbon the train takes 1hr 50mins after a 5 minute taxi or the new metro to Oriente station. The Portuguese Railways website (www.cp.pt) gives train timetables and fare information and it is possible to book tickets online for your return journey. Please contact us for latest timetable and detailed instructions on reaching us by train.
Private transfer to and from the airport or train station can be arranged at an additional cost. Please give as much notice as possible if you
require airport transfer.