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Discover Portugal

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(5 Reviews)
From $4,480 AUD
  • 8 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Lisbon, Sintra, Cabo Da Roca, Cascais, Estoril, Obidos, Nazare, Batalha, Fatima, Tomar, Buçaco, Coimbra, Aveiro, Costa Nova, Douro Valley, Porto

    Group Size:
    1 to 25
    Age Range:
    8 to 99
    Languages: English
    Type: Guided Small Group Tours

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Tour at a Glance

Tour at a Glance

Unspoiled beauty of Portugal with magnificent UNESCO World Heritage sites and golden beaches

  • Stroll through Lisbon’s beautiful, historic streets
  • Explore Sintra, Cascais & Estoril on a private sightseeing Tour
  • Visit the charming village of Obidos famous for its white houses on a hill
  • Travel through the wine region of the Duoro Valley
  • Sample world famous wines in the city of Porto
  • Start Point:
  • End Point:
  • Stops:
  • Map is an indication of destinations visited and may not depict the exact route taken.

Itinerary

DAY 1:                                                   LISBON

Upon arrival into Lisbon airport, transfer to your hotel. The day is at leisure to begin exploring on your own. Later, gather with your tour director and your fellow travellers for a welcome reception.

DAY 2:                                                   LISBON

This morning we stroll through Baixa, Lisbon’s historic heart and commercial centre. We then drive to Belem to view Belem Tower and the Discovery Monument. The Vasco de Gama tomb in the Jeronimo’s Monastery is next on our journey. After our tour, enjoy beautiful streets of Lisbon on own. The evening is at leisure. (B)

Optional tour: Dinner with Fado show

DAY 3:                                                  LISBON – SINTRA – CABO DA ROCA – CASCAIS – ESTORIL – LISBON  

This morning we depart on a half-day private sightseeing tour to Sintra, Cascais, Estoril, and Cabo da Roca. Sintra boasts a historic Centre that is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. After our visit to the Sintra National Palace, we continue to Cabo da Roca, the westernmost cape in Continental Europe.  Thereafter, we travel to Cascais, a picturesque fishing town with some quirky museums, beautiful gardens, and a lively fish market. Then we’re off to Estoril, a former fishing town turned cosmopolitan destination for well-heeled travellers. We return to Lisbon early in the afternoon. Rest of the day at leisure. (B)

DAY 4:                                                   LISBON – OBIDOS – NAZARE – FATIMA   

After breakfast, we leave Lisbon and depart towards the north. Our first destination is Obidos, a charming village of white houses on a hill, surrounded by fourteenth century’s walls. Here we stop for a tasting of cherry liquor. We proceed to Nazare after the tasting. Nazare is a popular tourist attraction and picturesque village located on the Atlantic coast. Our next stop is the Monastery of Batalha, a Dominican Convent. We finish the day in Fatima, a Catholic pilgrimage destination and home to sacred sites and religious artifacts. (B)

DAY 5:                                                   FATIMA – TOMAR – BUCACO – COIMBRA    

In the morning, we travel to Tomar for a half-day sightseeing tour and visit the Luso-Hebrew Museum. We then proceed towards Buçaco to visit the famous Buçaco Forest and for an outside view of Buçaco Palace. In Coimbra, our half-day sightseeing tour includes a visit to the University and Library. (B)

DAY 6:                                                   COIMBRA – AVEIRO – COSTA NOVA – DOURO VALLEY – PORTO  

We continue to Aveiro and Costa Nova for an orientation tour and then travel through the Douro Valley, classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Traditionally, the wines from this region were transported down-river in flat-bottomed boats called “rabelos”.  The wine was stored in barrels in cellars of the Vila Nova de Gaia, just across the river from Porto. After our lunch with wine tasting in the Douro Valley, we continue to Porto. (B, L)

DAY 7:                                                   PORTO  

During our half-day sightseeing tour of Porto, we visit the Palacio de Bolsa (the stock exchange palace) and end our tour in one of the famous wine cellars where we have another tasting. After this, we continue with a boat excursion, one of the most spectacular experiences in the city. Our afternoon is free, at leisure. In the evening gather with your fellow travellers and your tour director for our farewell dinner. (B, D)

DAY 8:                                                   PORTO

After breakfast, transfer to Porto airport for your departure flight. End of our services. (B)

Accommodation (or similar):

LISBON: Real Palacio or Lisbon Marriott Hotel

FATIMA: Aurea Fátima Hotel Congress & Spa or Hotel Estrela de Fatima or Hôtel Regina

COIMBRA: Hotel Vila Galé Coimbra

PORTO: Eurostars Das Artes

INCLUSIONS:

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Arrival transfer from Lisbon airport to hotel
  • Departure transfer from hotel to Porto airport
  • Breakfast daily
  • Welcome reception in Lisbon (heavy hors d’oeuvres, a glass of wine, beer, or soft drink)
  • Lunch with wine tasting in the Douro Valley
  • Farewell dinner in Porto (coffee or tea included)
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Touring by modern air-conditioned motorcoach
  • Professional English-speaking tour director
  • Sightseeing tours with licensed local guides
  • Admission included where indicated in bold letters
  • Luggage handling at the hotels
  • Whisper technology enhanced touring

Things to Note:

–          Accommodation is subject to change without notice. Every effort is made to avoid hotel changes, but should a mid-tour hotel change become necessary after this list has been printed, contact details of the new hotel will be supplied to you by your Tour Director.

–          Hotel rooms may not be available for check-in before 2:00 p.m. Tips for baggage handling are not included in the tour price.

–          Tour can be a combination of regular tours, therefore coach changes may be required. The same people may not be travelling throughout the tour.

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Reviews for Discover Portugal

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Samantha
NEW STAR

Review for: New Star Cruise Split - Dubrovnik

7 day cruise from Split to Dubrovnik on the NEW STAR. A beautifully designed yacht with an delicious captain and family and all crewmembers were a joy. The food was excellent, the cabin beautiful and soundproof, everything perfect down to the quality of the toilet paper. Everything was beautifully organised and the the tour manager was very efficient and knowledgeable and a wonderful person and always staying calm even with some very difficult passengers. We enjoyed every minute.
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Elizabeth K
Croatia & Adriatic Cruise - M/S Premier

Review for: From Croatia to Italy Cruise & Stay - M/S Premier

This tour was the 2nd week of October and the last tour of the season. That came with both positives and negatives. First the positives: 1. Great Tour Managers: Gabby on land and Zoran on the MS Premier. They (and the entire crew) were extremely friendly and helpful! 2. Great itinerary with magnificent scenery! 3. Good food and lots of it! 4. Lots of plugs in your room. 5. Adequate storage space. 6.. The ship was attractive and clean, and the small numbers allowed the passengers and crew to get to know each other well. 7. During the 2nd week of October, there were no crowds at all in ports which was great, and it was not hot on the walking tours, but at times it was nippy. Negatives: 1. It was too cold to swim except on the last day, and we got some strong winds. We could not enjoy sitting on the ship decks for most of the trip, but everyone went on deck to take photos. 2. The heating and air conditioning on the Premier is controlled by the Captain. The entire ship must be set on either air conditioning or heat. This was a problem for passengers on the lower deck. It was way too hot and stuffy when the heat was turned on at night. If you were upstairs, you could open your balcony door if it got too hot, but downstairs we had to turn the ventilation off completely. This would not be a problem during the summer when the AC would be on the entire time. 3. If you take the last cruise of the year, the bar begins to run out of certain items towards the end of the cruise. 4. The bath products were minimal. You got individual packets of body wash/shampoo, but no conditioner. or lotions, and there was only one tiny waste basket in the bathroom. They needed a waste basket in the room.
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Elizabeth
We embarked on a Cruise & Stay Package throughout Croatia.

Review for: Croatia & Adriatic Cruise & Stay - M/S Premier

We embarked on a Cruise & Stay Package throughout Croatia. We travelled in October which meant it was the last tour of the season. This came with both positives and negatives. First the positives: 1. Great Tour Managers: Gabby on land and Zoran on the MS Premier. The entire crew were extremely friendly and helpful! 2. Great itinerary with magnificent scenery! 3. Good food and lots of it! 4. Lots of plugs in your room. 5. Adequate storage space. 6. The ship was attractive and clean, and the small numbers allowed the passengers and crew to get to know each other well. 7. During the 2nd week of October, there were no crowds at all in ports which was great, and it was not hot on the walking tours, but at times it was nippy. Negatives: 1. It was too cold to swim except on the last day, and we got some strong winds. We could not enjoy sitting on the ship decks for most of the trip, but everyone went on deck to take photos. 2. The heating and air conditioning on the Premier is controlled by the Captain. The entire ship must be set on either air conditioning or heat. This was a problem for passengers on the lower deck. It was way too hot and stuffy when the heat was turned on at night. If you were upstairs, you could open your balcony door if it got too hot, but downstairs we had to turn the ventilation off completely. This would not be a problem during the summer when the AC would be on the entire time. 3. If you take the last cruise of the year, the bar begins to run out of certain items towards the end of the cruise. 4. The bath products were minimal. You got individual packets of body wash/shampoo, but no conditioner. or lotions, and there was only one tiny waste basket in the bathroom. They needed a waste basket in the room. Overall a great experience and we would defiantly book again.

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Discover Portugal

4
(5 Reviews)
From $4,480 AUD
  • 8 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Lisbon, Sintra, Cabo Da Roca, Cascais, Estoril, Obidos, Nazare, Batalha, Fatima, Tomar, Buçaco, Coimbra, Aveiro, Costa Nova, Douro Valley, Porto

    Group Size:
    1 to 25
    Age Range:
    8 to 99
    Languages: English
    Travel Style: Guided Small Group Tours

Or contact your local travel agent.

Portugal
Speak to our Portugal Expert - Georgia

Georgia loves Portugal. Whether you are looking at a short stay or touring around Portugal; contact Georgia for more info.

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