8 Day Affordable Portugal - Thursday Departure

8 Day Affordable Portugal - Thursday Departure


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Portugal

Cities Visited

Coimbra, Evora, Fatima, Lisbon, Porto, Tomar

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1, Thursday - Depart for Portugal
Depart for Portugal

DAY 2, Friday - Arrive in Porto
Arrive in Porto and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure to explore Portugal’s second largest city. In the evening, at approximately 7 pm, meet your Tour Manager and fellow travelers and enjoy a Welcome Drink and orientation meeting on the sensational journey that lies ahead, followed by a Welcome Dinner
Overnight: Porto
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Saturday - Porto City Tour
Today, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Porto with a local guide. Take a panoramic drive to the mouth of the Douro River, and visit the Church of Sao Francisco and the Stock Exchange, renowned for its exquisite neoclassical façade and ornate gilded Arabian Hall. Finish the tour with a visit to a Port Wine Cellar for a tasting. Spend the balance of the day at leisure or, choose to participate in the optional Douro River Cruise with local meal. Enjoy a meal of local specialties in a typical restaurant, then cruise along the colorful river valley, viewing the city from a new perspective. Pass by the numerous port wine cellars and under the magnificent bridges crossing the valley
Optional: Douro River Cruise with Local Meal (PM)
Overnight: Porto
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Sunday - Coimbra, Drive to Tomar, Convent of Christ
This morning, depart Porto and drive south to Coimbra, the third-largest city in Portugal. Visit the university of Coimbra, among the oldest universities in Europe, with more than 700 years of history. Continue your journey to Tomar, one of Portugal’s historical jewels. Upon arrival, visit the hilltop Convent of Christ with its famous Manueline window. Tonight, dinner is at your hotel
Overnight: Tomar
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Monday - Fatima, Drive to Lisbon
This morning drive to Lisbon. Stop in Fatima, one of the most important Catholic shrines in the world dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Its Sanctuary welcomes millions of pilgrims from all over the world. Fatima's fame is due to the Apparitions of Our Lady of the Rosary that appeared to three shepherd children in 1917. Here, visit the great Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary built in neoclassical style, flanked by colonnades linking it with the extensive convent. Continue your journey to Lisbon, one of the oldest cities in Europe, over 2,000 years old, and capital of Portugal since 1147. Tonight, attend the optional Fado Dinner. Travel to one of Lisbon's oldest districts and join one of the popular performances of local songs, accompanied by a gentle guitar playing Portuguese melodies. Enjoy dinner with wine before a brief drive through the illuminated city
Optional: Fado Dinner (PM)
Overnight: Lisbon
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Tuesday - Lisbon City Tour
In Lisbon, the tour begins with a stop at the top of Edward VII’s Park to enjoy a magnificent view over the hills of Lisbon and the River Tagus. Next, view the treasured 16th century Belem Tower, a monument to Portugal's Age of Discovery and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to visit the Jeronimos Monastery, an impressive symbol of the country’s power and wealth and resting place of explorer Vasco da Gama. Time for lunch on your own in this delightful setting before an afternoon at leisure. Perhaps join the optional tour to quaint Sintra, the "Glorious Eden" of Lord Byron, and summer retreat of the royal court, highlighted by lavish romantic castles and stunning monuments. Visit the Sintra Royal Palace, a 15th-century royal residence, containing one of the largest tile collections in Portugal. Then enjoy some free time in the Village Historical Center before returning to Lisbon
Optional: Half Day Sintra Tour (PM)
Overnight: Lisbon
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Wednesday - Excursion to Evora
This morning, head to Evora. Take a guided tour* and discover the town's massive walls and Roman Temple, early Gothic Cathedral, and Sao Francisco Church that is famous for its Ossuary chapel, whose walls are decorated with thousands of human bones and skulls. Continue to Evora's main square, the Praça do Giraldo, and walk through the cobbled streets of this former royal town. Later, return to Lisbon. Tonight, enjoy a delectable Farewell Dinner with your fellow travelers* For Dec 19 departure, there will be a view only of the Gothic Cathedral and Sao Francisco Church.
Overnight: Lisbon
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Thursday - Depart Portugal
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Inclusions

Please Note: Land Price does not include airfare, departure or arrival transfers, airline taxes and fuel surcharges.

Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights New York-Porto, Lisbon-New York
    Other departure cities available.
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 6 nights accommodations
  • 2 nights Porto
  • 1 night Tomar
  • 3 nights Lisbon
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 9 meals: 6 breakfasts, 3 dinners with wine
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of local guides per itinerary
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

  • Special Features

  • Visit the Stock Exchange, renowned for its exquisite façade and ornate gilded Arabian Hall in Porto
  • Enjoy a Port Wine Tasting in Porto
  • Visit Coimbra University, one of the oldest universities in Europe
  • Visit the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary in Fatima one of the most important Catholic shrines in the world
  • Tour the Convent of Christ in Tomar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Visit the Jeronimos Monastery, resting place of explorer Vasco de Gama
  • Excursion to the unique Ossuary Chapel in Evora
  • †Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

    *Not Included:
    Optional tours and gratuities.


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    Accommodations

    Crown Plaza Porto
    This deluxe hotel is located nearby Bessa Stadium.

    Dos Templarios
    This first class hotel is located in Tomar, surrounded by gardens overlooking the Nabao River.

    Hotel Mundial
    This first class hotel is located in the city center with views of the castle "St Jorge."

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