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Portugal 10 Night Small Group Tour

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Note: This tour package allows a maximum of 8 passengers.

A moderately leisure paced escorted tour of Portugal with 2-night stays planned in Lisbon and Porto. Start and end in Lisbon, and see the interior as well as the main coastline of Portugal. This small group tour of up to 8 travel fellows will give you a sense of an almost-private experience where you are able to get near full attention of your driver and guides. The pace is also less hectic than a large bus tour and ability to plan extra activities are more flexible. An exclusive of Portugal.com, you will not find this small group tour at this price level anywhere you look. We hope to see you aboard.

 

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival in Lisbon, Portugal

Upon arrival will be transferred to your hotel in Lisbon. Free time to rest or to start exploring the Portuguese capital.  

Day 2 - Lisbon

After breakfast, a visit to beautiful Lisbon is the cards. Lisbon was the center of Europe's longest-lived overseas empire. Portugal's imperial ambitions date back to Prince Henry the Navigator's 15th-century discoveries in West Africa. Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide features a drive through the Baixa quarter's main squares. Then, enjoy a walk through the cobblestone alleys of quaint Alfama, the popular quarter of the seamen and Fado singers. Drive along the grand Avenida da Liberdade up to Pombal Square. Stop for pictures of Belem Tower, guarding the mouth of the Tejo River, and visit Jeronimos Monastery with the tomb of Vasco da Gama. Onwards to visit the Royal Palace of Queluz. In the evening enjoy a Fado dinner at a local restaurant. Fado is the soul music of Portugal. For more on that please click here.

Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 3 - Lisbon - Obidos - Alcobaça - Nazare - Fatima - Tomar

First stop on your northbound journey is medieval Obidos. Go back in time as you pass the main gate in the impressive perimeter wall and walk along the narrow streets. Continue to Alcobaça to visit the Church of Santa Maria Monastery, built in the 12th century for 900 Cistercian monks. See the elaborate tombs of King Pedro I and his Castilian lover, Inês de Castro, and hear how she was murdered at the order of Pedro's father. The fishing harbor of Nazaré is the perfect place for a leisurely lunch break. In the afternoon, mix with the pilgrims at the country's hallowed national shrine, Fatima's Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary. Overnight in Tomar, the historic seat of the mighty Order of the Knights of Christ. 

Included: Breakfast

Day 4 - Tomar - Conimbriga - Coimbra - Porto

Visit the hilltop Convent of Christ with its famous Manueline Window. Further north, the Roman ruins of Conimbriga are eloquent testimony to centuries of Roman influence. Tour the excavations, admire the well-preserved mosaics, and visit the excellent museum. Continue to Coimbra, strategically situated on a hill overlooking the Mondego River. After a visit to the gilded baroque library of its 700-year-old university, drive by ancient Buçaco Forest on your way to Porto, Portugal's second-largest city. On this night, why not enjoy an optional dinner at one of Porto's fine restaurants? 

Included: Breakfast

Day 5 - Porto

Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes a panoramic drive to the mouth of the Douro River, the soaring cathedral, the richly decorated Church of Sao Francisco, and the Stock Exchange with its contemporary Arabian hall inspired by Granada's Alhambra. Next, visit a port wine cellar where the famous wine produced from grapes of the Douro Valley is aged in huge vats. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon. An optional boat ride combined with a visit to the House of Music are suggested. 

Included: Breakfast

Day 6 - Porto - Guimaraes - Vila Real - Viseu

In Guimaraes, often referred to as the “Cradle of Portugal” because of its association with the country’s first king, Alfonso Henriques, enjoy a walk through the medieval center. Next, taste Portuguese tapas with wine at the Quinta da Aveleda winery and visit its splendid gardens. From here, a scenic road through the port wine vineyards leads to Viseu. Suggest perhaps dinner at Forno da Mimi restaurant. As your guide about setting up reservations. Perhaps the whole group will join.

Included: Breakfast

Day 7 - Viseu - Belmonte - Castelo de Vide - Evora

This morning, stop in Belmonte, today a symbol of Jewish awakening, for a visit of the Jewish Museum. Suggest enjoying olive oil tasting, for which the area is famous. Afternoon break in Castelo de Vide, with time to walk through the Jewish quarter with its white-washed houses and its medieval synagogue. Before arriving in Evora, the cultural center of southern Portugal and a former royal residence. Arrive in Evora and take a walk around Giraldo square. Enjoy a leisurely drink or snack.

Included: Breakfast

Day 8 - Evora - Algarve

A massive wall surrounds Evora's medieval center, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk through Evora's narrow alleys to the Roman Temple, the early Gothic cathedral, Portas de Moura Fountain, and Sao Francisco Church. Visit the Ossuary Chapel, with its walls covered with thousands of human bones and skulls. Next, proceed across the arid Alentejo plain to the Algarve, Portugal's most popular vacation area. Tonight, suggestions include trying one of the seafood restaurants for which the Algarve is famous. 

Included: Breakfast.

Day 9 - Algarve Costal Excursion

Highlight today is a visit to the wind-swept Promontory of Sagres, where Henry the Navigator lived and planned his overseas expansion. Only a few miles away is Cape St. Vincent, the southwestern corner of continental Europe, a dramatic cliff defying the waves of an ever-angry Atlantic Ocean. Time in pretty Lagos before returning to your hotel in Lagos. 

Included: Breakfast

Day 10 - Algarve - Azeitao - Lisbon

Take the scenic route over the Serra da Arrábida and savor sweeping views of the Tróia Peninsula. Catch glimpses of the castle at Sesimbra, which recall fierce medieval battles between Christians and Moors and stop in Azeitao. Enjoy a wine tasting at Quinta da Bacalhoa. After crossing the Bridge of April 25th, you’re back in Lisbon. Tonight we suggest you enjoy  a spectacular panoramic view at Varanda restaurant while having a cocktail and a special farewell dinner with wine privately or pre-planned with your traveling companions. 

Included: Breakfast

Day 11 - Lisbon

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. Transfer to the airport is included. 

  • Rates are per person in US dollars
  • Dates shown are for tour land departure. If you are taking an overnight flight to reach the tour departure city plan to book your flight one day earlier than date shown on table
  • Rates do not include cost of flight. Please indicate in the reservation process that you want flight and a quote will be submitted for your review.

 

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Maximum Travelers

  • A maximum of 8 Passengers are allowed on this package tour
  • Supplements are availabel for 2 to 7 passengers

Included

  • Day tours and guides per itinerary description, transportation and hotels.
  • Breakfast daily

Extras Included in Price

  • Airport transfers
  • Tapas + wine at Quinta da Avelada, day 6
  • Quinta da Bacalhoa wine tasting, day 10
  • Fado dinner in Lisbon, day 2

Not Included

  • Airfare
  • Meals other than mentioned above
  • Tips

 

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Note: Hotels shown are for reference only. We reserve the right to change hotels based on availability, group size or other factors. Should alternate hotel be required, it will be of same or better rating .

Superior Hotels

Porto - Hotel Dom Henrique

Hotel Dom Henrique outdoor dining - Porto, Portugal

Hotel Dom Henrique is located in Porto's city center. It is a newly renovated hotel offering a bar with panoramic views and a restaurant serving traditional Portuguese cuisine. Trindade Metro Station is 650 feet from the hotel and connects with Porto International Airport.

Air-conditioned rooms at Dom Henrique Hotel are decorated with warm colours and modern furniture. All rooms have a minibar, satellite TV, and an en suite bathroom.

The Panoramic Bar features a deck with scenic city views and provides regular live music shows. Restaurant Além-Mar features a tiled wall created by Julio Resende, a famous contemporary Portuguese artist.

Hotel Dom Henrique has a 24-hour front desk and can organize citywide excursions and car rentals for guests. It also offers free WiFi access in all areas.

Dom Henrique is in the centre of the entertainment district, with Clerigos Tower less than 5 minutes’ walk away and Aliados Avenue a 3-minute walk. It is 1,950 feet away from Rua Santa Catarina and Via Catarina shopping venues. Porto International Airport is 9.9 miles away from the Hotel Dom Henrique.

Uniao de Freguesias do Centro is a great choice for travelers interested in architecture, wine and city walks.

Hotel Dom Henrique lounge - Porto, PortugalHotel Dom Henrique Gymnasium - Porto, PortugalHotel Dom Henrique bedroom - Porto, Portugal

Tomar - Hotel Dos Templarios

Set in luxuriant grounds, Hotel Templarios offers spacious rooms with balconies overlooking the Nabão River and Mouchão Park. It features a spa and lagoon-style pool with views of Tomar Citadel.

Each of the hotel’s rooms is bright and elegantly decorated with wooden furnishings. A minibar and cable TV are also available. The private bathroom comes with a separate bathtub and bathrobes.

Hotel Dos Templarios features a spa area with classical décor, including dry and wet saunas and an indoor pool. Guests can treat themselves on a relaxing massage or beauty treatment.

The hotel has a game room where guests can play pool. There are also a gym and a tennis court on site.

Convento De Cristo, once the stronghold of the Medieval Order of Knights Templar, is a 10-minute walk from the hotel. Historic central Tomar is just 650 ft away.

Lisbon - Hotel Mundial

Set in Lisbon’s Baixa Pombalina district, this 4-star hotel features a terrace with panoramic city views. It is a 2-minute walk from Rossio Square and offers free on-site private parking.

Rooms at the Hotel Mundial have air conditioning and traditional-style furnishings. They come equipped with satellite TV and a minibar. The private bathrooms include a bathrobe and hairdryer.

The Veranda de Lisboa Restaurant offers local cuisine in an a la carte style. Both the restaurant and the rooftop bar offer extensive views of Lisbon. There is also a wine cellar, where guests can attend wine tasting sessions hosted by experts.

Hotel Mundial is a 5-minute drive from St. George's Castle, and is a 10-minute walk from various shops and restaurants.

Viseu - Pousada de Viseu

Pousadas de Viseu in Portugal

Pousada De Viseu is a grand 19th-century building in the city of Viseu. It offers spacious rooms, spa facilities, and both indoor and outdoor swimming pools.

De Viseu rooms have parquet floors and modern furnishings. They are air-conditioned and feature a minibar and a flat-screen TV. Some rooms feature spacious furnished balconies with panoramic city views.

The Pousada’s stylish restaurant serves traditional dishes prepared with fresh ingredients. Local specialities include Beira Alta apples and cheese from Serra da Estrela.

Guests of Pousada can enjoy the hotel's sauna and hot tub, and relax with a massage or a Turkish bath.

Overlooking the old part of the city, Pousada De Viseu Hotel is a 5-minute walk from the green park Florestal de Fontelo. Free public parking is possible on site.

This property is also rated for the best value in Viseu! Guests are getting more for their money when compared to other properties in this city.

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Algarve - Tivoli Carvoeiro

Perched on top of a cliff above Praia Vale Covo, Tivoli Carvoeiro features an outdoor pool and a terrace bar with Atlantic Ocean views. Carvoeiro is a 10-minute walk away.

Each modern room at the Carvoeiro Tivoli has satellite TV, air conditioning and hot drink facilities. In addition, every room has a private bathroom and a hairdryer.

Páteo Restaurant serves an American-style buffet breakfast, and there is also a pool-side coffee shop. The 5th floor Varanda Restaurant features sea views and specializes in Portuguese cuisine.

Recreational facilities at Tivoli Carvoeiro include 2 floodlit tennis courts and a private diving center. The hotel is less than a 5-minute drive from Vale de Milho Golf Course and Slide and Splash is 3 miles away.

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  • Final payment is due 45 days before departure
  • If a tour does not depart due to not meeting minimum amount of passengers, deposit is fully refunded
  • Tour itineraries and listed accommodations are subject to change

Cancellation Policy

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  • 45 days and over - Deposit amount
  • Cancellation 45-22 days prior to commencement of services: 20% of total price
  • Cancellation 21-8 days prior to commencement of services: 30% of total price
  • 7-1 days prior to commencement of services: 50% of total price
  • On departure day and later: 100% of total price

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Land Transportation

  • Provided by state-of-the-art Motorcoach Buses with air conditioning, headsets, individual lightening, and very comfortable seating. Plenty of legroom even for the tall travelers. Reclining seats and foot rests. Up to 45 People.

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