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Country Roads of Portugal

 
 

Summary:

Portugal's great New World discoveries brought the country trade and wealth, and left their mark throughout the Kingdom. Witness this legacy, from the sunny beaches of the Algarve to the vineyards of the Douro Valley.

Duration
11 Days
Cities
5
Next Departure
14-May-2021
Starting at
USD 2,975.00
USD 2,678.00
Price per day
USD 243.00

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Country Roads of Portugal

Summary

Portugal's great New World discoveries brought the country trade and wealth, and left their mark throughout the Kingdom. Witness this legacy, from the sunny beaches of the Algarve to the vineyards of the Douro Valley.

Short Itinerary

Day 1.
Welcome To Lisbon
Day 2.
Lisbon And The Age Of The Great Discoveries
Day 3.
The Algarve
Day 4.
Everlasting Évora
Day 5.
Monsaraz And Évora
Day 6.
Scenic Drive To Tomar
Day 7.
Coimbra, The Douro And Pinhão
Day 8.
Guimarães And Porto
Day 9.
Porto, Grande Dame On The Douro
Day 10.
Óbidos, Fátima And On To Lisbon
Day 11.
Depart Lisbon

Visited cities (5): Cascais, Coimbra, Faro, Lisbon, Porto

 

Remarks

Highlights

Authentic Dining

  • Lisbon: Delight in a taste of the famous Portuguese delicacy, Pastéis de Belém.
  • Lisbon: Join your Travel Director at 18:00 for a Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant and the opportunity to mingle with your fellow travellers.
  • Monsaraz: Meet a local boat captain and join them for a leisurely cruise, followed by a delicious Alentejo Highlight Lunch in a local restaurant that was once an olive oil mill.
  • Douro Valley: Enjoy a wonderful Farm-to-Table Dinner, freshly prepared from locally sourced ingredients at Quinta da Roêda, renowned as the “Jewel of the Douro”
  • Porto: Shared experiences and memories are often the foundation for special bonds and friendships. Toast your travels with wine and good cheer during your Celebration Dinner at a restaurant in Porto, devoted to the enjoyment of regional cooking.
  • Dining Summary: 10 Breakfast (B), 4 Dinner with Wine (DW), 1 Lunch with Wine (LW)

Insight Choice

  • Porto: Choose between a visit to the São Bento Railway Station and walk on the Dom Luis I Bridge in Porto or alternatively, see the Clerigos Tower, the Atlantic coast at the mouth of Douro and the main Liberdade Square.

Insight Experiences

  • Monsaraz: Meet a local boat captain and hear tales of life upon the water during your leisurely cruise.

Top Rated Highlights

  • Scenic Drives: Relax and enjoy the view as you travel through the Alentejo region and along the Tagus and Douro rivers.
  • Lisbon: Visit Jerónimos Monastery with its beautiful Manueline architecture, reflecting Portugal's trade over the centuries and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Lagos: Explore this coastal town nestled on Meia Praia, with your Travel Director.
  • Evora: With your Travel Director explore the ancient city of Evora and visit the fascinating Capela dos Ossos, meaning the Chapel of Bones, a chapel decorated with human remains.
  • Monsaraz: Surrounded by cork oaks and vineyards, wander through the castle ruins to admire the incredible view over the Spanish plains that contrast with the blue of one of Europe's largest artificial lakes.
  • Tomar: Guided by your Local Expert, visit the Synagogue of Tomar, one of the best preserved medieval synagogues in Portugal.
  • Coimbra: With a Local Expert, visit the University and witness the triumphal arches, painted ceilings, golden flourishes and walls of ancient tomes.
  • Guimares: Enjoy views from the ruined castle and explore the maze of streets in the historic Old Quarter.
  • Obidos: Lead by your Travel Director, walk through the picturesque narrow streets up to the main square of this ancient walled town.
  • Fatima: Join the faithful at one of the world's holiest sites and pay homage at the Chapel of the Apparitions or see the basilica.

Travel Package

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Tour (Round Trip) Lisbon Lisbon

This is an Organised Group Tour: the itinerary has been predefined by the tour operator. The tour destinations, duration, accommodations, departure dates and the price are fix. You can join, enjoy and meet other people.

    

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