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10 Night Portugal In Depth


From $1986

Description

Portugal In Depth tour package route

Tour route overview

11 Days / 10 Nights

 

Enjoy a moderately paced, escorted tour of Portugal. Take 2-night stopovers in Lisbon, Porto, and the Algarve. The tour, which starts and ends in Lisbon, covers the interior and almost the entire coastline of Portugal. You'll get a chance to enjoy guided sightseeing tours in Lisbon, Porto, and Evora.

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, who discovered Brazil) and a wine tasting at a port wine cellar in Porto.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival in Lisbon, Portugal

Welcome to Lisbon! Spend your free time resting, or start exploring the Portuguese capital. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner with wine at your hotel. 

Day 2 - Lisbon

Today is all about enjoying the beautiful city of Lisbon, the center of Europe's longest-lived overseas empire. Check our blog for some ideas on how to make the most of your Lisbon vacation!

Alfama quarters in Lisbon Portugal

Alfama quarters in Lisbon Portugal

Highlights:

  • Morning sightseeing through the Baixa quarter
  • Explore the history of Fado in Alfama
  • Drive the Avenida da Liberdade up to Pombal Square
  • Visit Belem Tower and the Jeronimos Monastery
  • Optional excursions to Sintra and the royal palace of Queluz
  • Optional dinner at a traditional Fado-style taverna

 

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

Go back in time as you travel north from Lisbon. Learn the history of medieval Obidos, see the tombs of King Pedro I and his famous lover, Inês de Castro, and visit the country's most hallowed marian shrine.

Highlights:

  • Medieval Obidos
  • Church of Santa Maria Monastery - Alcobaça
  • Tombs of King Pedro I and Inês de Castro - Alcobaça
  • Fishing harbor of Nazaré
  • Fatima's Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary
  • Order of the Knights of Christ - Tomar

 

Day 4 - Tomar - Conimbriga - Coimbra - Porto

As you continue your journey to Porto, you'll get to take in the spectacular history of the country. See the Roman influence in Conimbriga and the 700-year-old university in Coimbra.

Coimbra University

Coimbra University

Highlights:

  • Manueline Window at the hilltop Convent of Christ
  • Roman ruins of Conimbriga
  • Guilded baroque library of the University of Coimbra - Coimbra
  • Buçaco Forest
  • Optional dinner in Porto

 

Day 5 - Porto

Enjoy the Douro River area and the spectacular wine country of Porto. Spend a leisurely afternoon touring the city and its wonderful wineries.

Highlights:

  • Sightseeing the Douro River
  • Church of Sao Francisco - Porto
  • Arabian Hall at the Stock Exchange - Porto
  • port wine cellars in Porto
  • Optional boat ride and visit to the House of Music

 

Day 6 - Porto - Guimaraes - Vila Real - Viseu

Take a scenic drive from Porto through the interior of the country. Take in the amazing views and foods on the sixth day of your tour.

Castle of Guimarães

Highlights:

  • "Cradle of Portugal" - Guimaraes
  • Quinta da Aveleda winery and gardens - Vila Real
  • Scenic drive to Viseu
  • Dinner at Forno da Mimi - Viseu

 

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

Experience some of Portugal's fascinating Jewish history in Belmonte and Castelo de Vide. Learn about some of the other exports for which Portugal is well known, such as olive oil and cork.

Highlights:

  • Jewish Museum - Belmonte
  • Olive oil tasting - Belmonte
  • Medieval synagogue - Castelo de Vide
  • Tour a cork factory in Evora

 

Day 8 - Evora - Algarve

Check out Evora's medieval center, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, 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?

Diana Roman Temple - Evora - Portugal

Diana Roman Temple - Evora - Portugal

Highlights:

  • Roman Temple of Evora
  • Gothic cathedral - Evora
  • Portas de Moura Fountain - Evora
  • Sao Francisco Church and Ossuary Chapel - Evora

 

Day 9 - Algarve Coastal Excursion

Today, you'll visit the place where Henry the Navigator lived and planned his overseas expansion. Only a few miles away, stand at the southwestern corner of continental Europe. Finally, spend time in Lagos before returning to your hotel.

Highlights:

  • Promontory of Sagres - Algarve
  • Cape St. Vincent
  • Lagos
    Lagos beach. Photo by Antonio sacchetti. Turismo de Portugal

    Beach in Lagos

 

Day 10 - Algarve - Azeitao - Lisbon

Take the scenic route over the Serra da Arrábida and savor sweeping views of the Tróia Peninsula. Enjoy your last night in Lisbon before your tour ends.

Highlights:

  • Castle at Sesimbra
  • Traditional tile workshop in Azeitao
  • April 25th Bridge into Lisbon
  • Dinner at the Varanda restaurant with your companions

 

Day 11 - Lisbon

Your amazing tour of Portugal ends with breakfast this morning.

Photos

Obidos' street - Portugal
Sintra Pena Palace
Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon, Portugal
boats - Porto - Portugal
Batalha Monastery - Portugal
albufeira beach
traditional boats - Aveiro - Portugal

What's Included

Airfare

Airfare from your home city available with this tour. Please ask about air-inclusive fares by leaving us a comment on the reservation request booking process. Prices shown during reservation requests are land-only prices.

Meals

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

 

Dates & Rates

  • Rates are per person in US dollars
  • Rates can change without previous notice
  • 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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8/13/2020$2702$2132$2067
8/20/2020$2702$2132$2067
8/27/2020$2747$2177$2112
9/3/2020$2747$2177$2112
9/5/2020$2747$2177$2112
9/10/2020$2747$2177$2112
9/12/2020$2747$2177$2112
9/19/2020$2747$2177$2112
9/24/2020$2666$2096$2031
9/26/2020$2666$2096$2031
10/1/2020$2666$2096$2031
10/3/2020$2666$2096$2031
10/8/2020$2621$2051$1986
10/10/2020$2621$2051$1986

General

Booking your land only Tour Package

  • Tour departures, itineraries and prices are subject to change.
  • A non-refundable deposit of $250 per person is required to reserve and hold space for you.
  • Final payment is due 45 days before departure

Booking your Tour with Air

  • For this package Air is only available to passengers traveling from the United States and only available when booked in conjunction with a land tour package.
  • An additional $300 per person non-refundable air deposit is required for Air booked in conjunction with any land tour package. Air can only be booked by us in conjunction with a land tour package.

Cancellation Policy

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: 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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Booking Changes

  • A fee of $35 per person, per transaction, will be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed.

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.

Hotels

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 .

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