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11 Days/10 Nights. Air including quote provided upon request. The Best of Portugal tour begins in Lisbon and heads south first before heading north, following a loop from Lisbon. This journey around Portugal brings together the beaches of the Algarve, the unique port wine of the Douro and multiple UNESCO World Heritage listed sites. 

Itinerary

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Day 1 - Arrival in Lisbon 

Welcome to Lisbon, capital of Portugal. Relax after check-in or spend time exploring the city's colorful landscape. Later, join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception followed by an orientation drive through the city. Welcome Reception.
Hotel: Turim Avenida da Liberdade

Day 2 - Lisbon Sightseeing and Free Time

See Lisbon's landmarks, including the Monument to the Discoveries, the suspension bridge spanning the River Tagus, the Belém Tower and the quaint Alfama district. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Hieronymite Monastery during your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Later, in your free time, perhaps join an optional experience to the historic towns of Cascais and Sintra. (Breakfast)

Day 3 - Lisbon Vilamoura

Cross the River Tagus and drive south towards the Serra de Arrabida Mountains. Enjoy a Be My Guest lunch at a traditional Stud Ranch where the Lusitano horses are reared, before arriving on the Algarve coast and the town of Vilamoura – your home for the next two nights. (Breakfast, Dinner) Hotel: Pestana Vila Sol Golf & Resort

Day 4 - Algarve Excursion

This morning, enjoy a scenic coastal drive to the Sagres Peninsula. Admire spectacular views across Baleeira Beach before continuing your journey along the coast to Cape St. Vincent for beautiful sea views from the south-western most point of Portugal. Visit the resort of Lagos, where Henry the Navigator lived. (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 5 - Vilamoura - Evora

This morning, travel across the Serra de Caldeirao to Evora. Join your Local Specialist and visit the elaborate Cathedral, Roman temple and the Ossuary Chapel. Evora is one of Portugal's most beautifully preserved medieval towns. Spend time this afternoon seeing the 14th century walls, winding lanes and other enchanting sights at your own pace or join an optional experience to the village of Monsaraz. Dine tonight at your hotel. (Breakfast)
Hotel: M'ar De Ar Muralhas

Day 6 - Evora - Castelo de Vide - Belmonte - Viseu

Continue north to Castelo de Vide and wander through narrow alleys and the town's Jewish quarter. Cross the valley of the River Tagus towards the Serra de Estrela mountains. See the Roman tower in Belmonte. Arrive later at Viseu, a bustling town with historical buildings, set high on a plateau near the famous Dão vineyards. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Hotel: Grao Vasco

Day 7 - Viseu - Mateus - Guimaraes - Porto (2 Nights)

Travel through the beautiful Douro Valley where port wine is produced. Explore the magnificent gardens at the Palacio de Mateus, depicted on the label of the distinctive Mateus wine bottles. Continue via Guimarães for views of the impressive castle. Tonight enjoy a Regional Dinner on the waterside of Porto. (Breakfast, Regional Dinner)
Hotel: Hotel AC Porto

Day 8 - Porto Sightseeing and Free Time

Your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour of Porto. See the remarkable bridges across the Douro River and the Baroque Church of St. Francis. Visit Stock Exchange Palace with its splendid Arabian Hall and then experience a Wine Tasting at a port cellar. Spend the afternoon relaxing or shopping for souvenirs. (Breakfast)

Day 9 - Porto - Coimbra - Conimbriga - Tomar - Fatima

Traverse the Buçaco National Park. In Coimbra, see ancient streets and squares and visit the Old University. In Conimbriga, visit the Roman Ruins and see some of the most beautifully preserved mosaics in Portugal. In Tomar, visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Convent of Christ, originally built as a Templar stronghold in the 12th century. Arrive later in the city of Fatima. Dine tonight in your hotel. (Breakfast, Diner with wine))
Hotel: Hotel Fatima

Day 10- Fatima - Batalha - Nazare - Obidos - Lisbon

Visit the Shrine where three young shepherds famously saw the apparition of the Virgin at the pilgrimage site of Fatima. Visit the monastery at Batalha – a UNESCO World Heritage site, it is the best example of Late Gothic architecture in Portugal. Stop at the fishing village of Nazaré on the coast and visit the medieval city of Obidos. Tonight in Lisbon, celebrate with your companions and Travel Director at a Farewell Dinner with wine. (Breakfast, Farewell Dinner with wine)
Hotel: Turim Avenida da Liberdade

Day 11 - Lisbon - Return Home

Say a fond farewell to your fellow travelers at the end of a spectacular Portuguese vacation. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (Breakfast)

PLEASE NOTE:

2016 Dates are sold out. Book your 2017 dates early.

Rates shown are part of our Fall Promotion. To obtain these rates you must book and pay in full by October 27, 2016. After October 27, 2016 rates will go up 10%.

  • Rates are per person in US dollars
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10/25/2017$2300$1886$1850

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour in Lisbon, Evora and Porto
  • Orientations of The Algarve, Lagos, Castelo de Vide, Belmonte, Viseu, Conimbriga, Tomar, Nazare and Obidos
  • View the Roman Tower of Belmonte, and the Castle of Guimarães
  • Visit the Palace Gardens at Palacio de Mateus, the University Library of Coimbra, the Roman Ceramic Museum of Conimbriga, the Convent of Christ in Tomar, the Shrine at Fatima, the Gothic Monastery at Batalha and the medieval village of Obidos

Added Value

  • Local speciality lunch at a stud ranch where the Lusitano horses are reared
  • Enjoy a wine tasting at a port cellar in Porto
  • Local Specialists in Lisbon, Evora and Porto

Dining

  • 10 hot buffet breakfasts.
  • Visit the Palace Gardens at Palacio de Mateus, the University Library of Coimbra, the Roman Ceramic Museum of Conimbriga, the Convent of Christ in Tomar, the Shrine at Fatima, the Gothic Monastery at Batalha and the medieval village of Obidos
  • 1 lunch 

Travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Hand-picked 4 or 5 star accommodation
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights
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Note: Hotels shown are for reference only. Tour operator reserves the right to change hotels based on availability, group size or other factors. Final hotel list is available up to 45 days before departure. Alternate hotels will be of same or better quality of service for respective hotel package category.

Superior Hotels

Porto - AC Hotel Porto by Marriott

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Porto Hotel features a fitness room, sauna and business center. With a 24-hour front desk, it has free Wi-Fi in public areas.

Decorated in contrasting colors, each bright and spacious room includes floor-to-ceiling curtains. They offer air conditioning, a flat-screen cable TV and minibar. The private bathrooms provide free toiletries.

A range of regional and international cuisine is served in the stylish restaurant. There is an extensive wine list to accompany the meals, and the hotel also has a bar with armchairs and tables. Room service is available 24 hours.

Free mineral water and newspapers are available in the large lounge areas. The hotel can book tours and arrange car rental.

AC Porto is 2.5 miles from the Campanhã Train Station, with services to Lisbon and Vigo in Galicia, Spain. Porto’s Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport is 7.5 miles away.

Campanha is a great choice for travelers interested in museums, culture and monuments.  

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Fatima - Hotel Estrela de Fatima

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Estrela de Fatima is a contemporary hotel located in the center of Fatima. The hotel features a bar with outdoor terrace. All of the rooms come equipped with satellite TV and a work desk.

Estrela de Fatima’s restaurant serves a variety of local and international cuisine.

The Hotel can arrange shuttle services and help guests renting a car. The parking is available for free, but is subject to availability.

The Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima and the Lady of Fatima Basilica are both less than one minute by foot from the hotel. The beaches of Nazare are just over an hour away by car.

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Viseu - Hotel Grao Vasco

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Hotel Grao Vasco is situated on extensive grounds, with an oval-shaped swimming pool and well-tended hedges. The restaurant has large windows and overlooks the green lawn.

Rooms at Grao Vasco are air conditioned and offer a balcony, satellite TV and a private bathroom with bathtub and shower. 

Guests can enjoy the sun on the outdoor terrace or relax under a sun umbrella by the swimming pool. The Parque Florestal do Fontelo, less than half a mile away, offers a quiet setting for an afternoon walk.

The Grao Vasco restaurant serves a range of international dishes in a traditional setting, with beamed ceilings and a red carpet. Room service is available as well.

Hotel Grão Vasco is situated in the heart of Viseu, only 330 ft from the Rossio Bus Station. Viseu Cathedral is a 7-minute walk away.

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Evora - M'AR De AR Muralhas

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The 4-star hotel in historic central Evora is just a 5-minute walk from Giraldo Square. It offers a spacious outdoor terrace with lounge chairs and a pool on the grounds.

Rooms at M’AR De AR Muralhas are bright and elegant and include a spacious sitting area with an LCD TV. Each room also has a CD player, DVD player and free bathroom amenities. Some rooms have a balcony.

Guests can enjoy a refreshing drink on the terrace, which overlooks the exotic garden. For colder days, there is also a cozy lounge with a fireplace where guests enjoy music while having a warm drink.

Restaurant Cerca Nova serves traditional Portuguese cuisine as well as international meals. Room service provides in-room breakfast upon request.

This hotel is located between the Alconchel and Raimundo city gates.

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Vilamoura - Pestana Vila Sol Golf & Resort Hotel

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With panoramic views out over the 27-hole golf course, this resort hotel in Vilamoura offers luxurious rooms with a private balcony or patio. It also features indoor and outdoor swimming pools.

Rooms at Pestana Vila Sol Golf & Resort Hotel have modern interiors with natural colors. All rooms have flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, and a sitting area with a minibar.

Guests of Pestana Vila Sol can enjoy meals at Green Pines Restaurant overlooking the golf course. There is also a pool-side bar, and La Palmeraie Bar and Restaurant is in the ClubHouse, a short walk from the hotel.

The hotel is 7 minutes’ drive from Vilamoura Beach. Pestana Vila Sol is 12 miles from Faro International Airport and provides free parking.

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Lisbon - Turim Lisboa Hotel

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Hotel Turim (located in Avenida Liberdade) is a modern 4-star hotel. It is completely non-smoking and has air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi and a minibar. Facilities include a 24-hour front desk and room service.

The rooms at Turim Av. Liberdade Hotel are decorated with contemporary furnishings and natural colors. All rooms have internet TV and a private bathroom with oversized mirrors.

Guests can enjoy Portuguese dishes and international fare at Turim Avenida Liberdade's restaurant. The bar features a variety of drinks and snacks.

This Turim Hotel has a laundry service along with a car rental. There is also a business center with computer terminals.

Central Lisbon is just over 1 mile away, and is where guests can visit the Castle of Sao Jorge and the Lisbon Cathedral. Marques De Pombal Metro Station is just a 2-minute walk from the hotel.

Coracao de Jesus is a great choice for travelers interested in cathedral, beach walks and cleanliness.

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If a booking cancellation is received prior to the final payment date of your tour, your non-refundable land deposit and Travel Protection payments will be retained in addition to your Air deposit, Instant Purchase Air payment and service fee, and/or Intra-vacation air deposit. For individual reservations, the following per person cancellation fees apply. Standard Cancellation Fees:
  • 45 days and over - Deposit
  • Cancellation 45-22 days prior to commencement of services: 28% of total price
  • Cancellation 21-8 days prior to commencement of services: 35% 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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