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8 Day Affordable Portugal - Sunday Departure

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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Portugal

Cities Visited

Porto, Tomar, Lisbon

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1, Sunday - Depart for Portugal
Depart for Portugal

DAY 2, Monday - Arrive in Lisbon
Arrive in captivating Lisbon, one of the oldest cities in Europe, and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Drink and orientation meeting at approximately 7 PM with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers, on the journey that lies ahead, followed by a Welcome Dinner
Overnight: Lisbon
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Tuesday - Lisbon City Tour
Begin the tour of Lisbon, 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, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afterward, visit the ornate Jeronimos Monastery, an impressive symbol of the country's power and wealth and resting place of explorer Vasco da Gama. Afternoon is at leisure or, join the optional tour to quaint Sintra, the "Glorious Eden" of Lord Byron, and ancient 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, spend some free time in the Village Historical Center before returning to Lisbon
Optional: Half Day Sintra Tour (PM)
Overnight: Lisbon
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, 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, 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 5, Thursday - Fatima, Drive to Tomar, Convent of Christ
Leave Lisbon behind and travel north through the scenic Portuguese countryside to 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 Tomar, one of Portugal's historic 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 6, Friday - Coimbra, Travel to Porto
Depart Tomar this morning and drive north 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 Porto, Portugal's second largest city. Arrive in Porto with free time for lunch on your own. Afternoon is at leisure or, choose to participate in the optional Douro River Cruise with local meal. 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. Afterward, savor a meal of local specialties in a typical restaurant*For Dec 20 departure, the visit to University of Coimbra will be replaced with Buçaco National Park and the optional Douro River Cruise will not operate.
Optional: Douro River Cruise with Local Meal (PM)
Overnight: Porto
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Saturday - Porto City Tour
Today, take a sightseeing tour of Porto with a local guide. Begin with 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. Tonight, enjoy a delectable Farewell Dinner with your fellow travelers and Tour Manager
Overnight: Porto
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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

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Inclusions

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Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights New York-Lisbon, Porto-New York
    Other departure cities available.
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 6 nights First Class accommodations
  • 3 nights Lisbon
  • 1 night Tomar or Fatima
  • 2 nights Porto
  • 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

  • Take a tour of the Jeronimos Monastery, resting place of explorer Vasco da Gama
  • Excursion to the unique Ossuary Chapel in Evora
  • 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 Coimbra University, one of the oldest universities in Europe
  • Admire Porto's Stock Exchange, renowned for its exquisite façade and ornate gilded Arabian Hall
  • Enjoy a Port Wine Tasting in Porto
  • †Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

    *Not Included:
    Optional tours and gratuities.


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    Accommodations

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

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

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

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    Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

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    Itinerary
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    4.2

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