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Description

A moderately leisure paced escorted tour of Portugal thanks to the well-planned 2-night stopovers in Lisbon, Porto, and the Algarve. Start and end in Lisbon, and see the interior and almost the entire coastline of Portugal. Guided sightseeing tours in Lisbon, Porto, and Evora allow you to see many places of interest, including Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon. Built in 1502 and now regarded as Lisbon’s most important landmark, it was traditional for Portuguese seafarers to pray in the chapel before their departure to the unknown. In Evora, visit the Ossuary Chapel, with its walls covered with thousands of human bones and skulls. Enjoy the Roman ruins of Conimbriga, tour the excavations, view the well-preserved mosaics, and visit the excellent museum. Spend time in the Algarve, Portugal’s most popular vacation area, where you can relax and explore this beautiful resort at your own pace. From here, take an excursion to the Promontory of Sagres, where Henry the Navigator lived and planned his overseas expansion. For those interested in food and wine, you’ll have an opportunity to enjoy an olive oil tasting in Belmonte (birthplace of Pedro Alvares Cabral, discoverer of Brazil) and a wine tasting at a port wine cellar in Porto.

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival in Lisbon, Portugal

Free time to rest or to start exploring the Portuguese capital. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. Dinner is included.

Day 2 - Lisbon

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. Exciting optional excursions to Sintra and the royal palace of Queluz, and dinner at a typical taverna with Fado-style entertainment are available. Breakfast is included.

Day 3 - Lisbon - Obidos - Alcobaça - Nazaré - 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 999 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. Breakfast and Dinner are included.

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? Breakfast is included.

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 is also available. Breakfast is included.

Day 6 - Porto - Vila Real - Viseu

Head inland to 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 before continuing to Vila Real, former capital of Portugal's northeastern region of Trás-os-Montes. Just outside the town, visit the splendid park and manor of Palacio de Mateus, a picture of which graces the label of the excellent Mateus rosé wine. From here, a scenic road through the Port wine vineyards leads to Viseu, believed to have been the home of Lusitanian leader Viriate, who resisted the Roman conquest. Breakfast and dinner are included.

Day 7 - Viseu - Belmonte - Evora

This morning your first stop is in Belmonte, today a symbol of Jewish awakening, for a visit the Jewish Museum. Also enjoy an olive oil tasting. Spend the afternoon in Castelo de Vide, an enchanting small town. Next walk through the Jewish quarter with its white-washed houses and see the 14th-century castle. Continue to Evora, the cultural center of southern Portugal and a former royal residence. Breakfast and dinner included (on this evening, dinner will be had at a local restaurant).

Day 8 - Evora - Algarve

A massive wall surrounds Evora's medieval center, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Follow your Local Guide on a walking tour through its 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, why not try one of the seafood restaurants for which the Algarve is famous? Breakfast is included.

Day 9 - Algarve Costal Excursion

Today you may prefer to relax, explore this beautiful resort at your own pace, or join the included excursion along the enchanting southern coastline. History comes alive as you reach 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. Spend some time in pretty Lagos before returning to your hotel. Breakfast and Dinner are included.

Day 10 - Algarve - 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. After crossing the Bridge of April 25th, you're back in Lisbon. Why not join an optional dinner to celebrate the success of an exciting touring adventure? Breakfast is included.

Day 11- Lisbon

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

 

2017 Early Bird Promotion

Book 2017 dates by November 15, 2016 and get up to 10% discount. Prices on table already discounted.

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Portugal.com Early Bird Offer

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Vacation Highlights

  • Lisbon - Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Alfama quarter and Jeronimos Monastery; enjoy a cocktail and farewell dinner
  • Obidos - Walking tour of the medieval town
  • Alcobaca - Visit the Church of Santa Maria Monastery
  • Nazare - Lunch break
  • Fatima - Visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary
  • Tomar - Visit the Convent of Christ
  • Conimbriga - Visit the Roman ruins and the museum
  • Coimbra - Visit the University Library
  • Porto - Guided sightseeing, visit the Church of Sao Francisco and the Arabian Hall in the Stock Exchange;  wine tasting at Sandeman & Co.
  • Guimaraes - Walk through the medieval center
  • Vila Real - Visit the Palacio de Mateus; enjoy Portuguese tapas with wine
  • Viseu - Dinner at a local restaurant
  • Belmonte - Visit the Jewish Museum;  olive oil tasting
  • Castelo de Vide - Walk through the Jewish quarter
  • Evora - vsit Cork Factory, guided walking tour, visit the Gothic cathedral, the Sao Francisco Church, and the Ossuary Chapel
  • Algarve - Excursion to the Promontory of Sagres, Cape St. Vincent, and Lagos

Meals

  • Full buffet breakfast daily; 5 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome and farewell dinners in Lisbon, and a special dinner in Viseu
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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 - Crowne Plaza Porto Hotel

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Located in the Avenida da Boavista, in the heart of the city’s business and cultural district, the modern Crowne Plaza Porto exudes pure luxury and comfort. This 5-star hotel is half a mile from Casa da Musica.

Only a few miles from Porto’s beautiful beaches, Crowne Plaza Porto (formerly Tiara Park Atlantic Porto) is the perfect choice. Enjoy magnificent views from the comfort of your spacious room or venture out into the city. All public and privates spaces are elegantly furnished, radiating a warm and cozy atmosphere.

The helpful front desk staff is at your service 24 hours a day and will do its best to ensure you have a relaxing and memorable stay. Sample delicious local specialties at the restaurant or take a walk on the hotel grounds. For business travelers looking to combine work with leisure, on-site meeting facilities are available.

Crowne Plaza Porto is less than half a mile from the Botanic Gardens of Porto and just over 1 mile from the lush Serralves Gardens and Museum. The Bessa Football Stadium is just 270 yards away.

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Tomar - Hotel Dos Templarios

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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.

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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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Lisbon - Hotel Mundial

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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.

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Algarve - Tivoli Carvoeiro

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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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