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Best of Portugal - Small Group (English Speaking)


Small Group Experience in Portugal! Discover Portugal through this unique 8 day tour. From mouth watering Pasteis de Belem to endless ancient castles, this tour has the best combination of culture, gastronomical and historical spots in Portugal.

Itinerary


Cities Covered Lisbon

Welcome to Lisbon, the sunniest city of Europe, well known by the city of the 7 hills. Meet your local assistant. Transfer to your hotel. Dinner on your own.  Overnight in the hotel.

Accommodations : Hotel Fenix,Lisbon(Luxury) or similiar
Cities Covered Lisbon

Breakfast at the hotel.

This morning we visit the lovely bay-side town of Belém, world renowned for its historic walking areas, magnificent Church and Cloisters of the Jerónimos  and famous Belem Tower. Of course we can’t leave this area without tasting the FAMOUS “pastel de belém,” a wonderful custard tart pastry from the Belem Pastry .

Lunch on your terms. 

In the afternoon, we will go to the typical neighborhood of Alfama, with its winding streets and flowered balconies. There you’ll have the opportunity to go for a trip by Tuk Tuk !  (about 1 hour).

Continuation of the visit with Rossio and the “Praça do Comercio”, downtown and business. Free time to walk and discover this bright city.

Dinner on your own. Overnight in the hotel.

Accommodations : Hotel Fenix,Lisbon(Luxury) or similiar

Cities Covered Sintra ,  Lisbon ,  Estoril ,  Cascais ,  Cabo da Roca. ,  Figueira da Foz

Breakfast in the hotel.

After breakfast our day begins with an exhilarating sightseeing tour of the “Sunny Coast“, the cosmopolitan Estoril and Cascais.   The colourful Bay of Cascais is both a traditional fishing village and a lively resort with bars, nightclubs and restaurants. We continue on to the Cabo da Roca cliff, which is the most westerly point of continental Europe.

Lunch on your own.

A scenic drive takes us to the medieval village of Sintra (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Lord Byron called Sintra “the most delightful village in Europe.” Enjoy a walking tour of the village. Here we visit the Pena Palace ) the colourful palace of the top of the Hill of “Serra de Sintra”.

Continuation to your hotel in the Center Region.

Dinner on your own. Overnight in the hotel.


Cities Covered Figueira da Foz ,  Óbidos ,  Bairrada ,  Nazaré ,  Alcobaça
Breakfast.
Excursion to the fortified medieval town of ÓBIDOS with its typical narrow streets and ramparts that encircle the city. Tasting of the famous Ginjinha (cherry liqueur) .
Cintinue towards BOMBARRAL to visit a quinta and taste various and delicious “aguardentes” (typical brandies) (subject to availability).
Continue to NAZARÉ, a picturesque fishing village, at the foot of a steep cliff. The most typical and colorful beach of Portugal will seduce you with its ancestral traditions where women dressed in black wear up to seven petticoats.
Lunch on your own(we recommend a fish dish).
Leisure time to stroll along this beautiful beach. Climb to the “Sítio” to admire the landscape.
Departure for ALCOBAÇA where is one of the most beautiful Cistercian abbeys of Portugal, which was one of the richest and most powerful of the country. You will discover the church of the monastery and the moving love story of Pedro and Ines.
Back to the hotel. Dinner on your own.  Overnight.

Cities Covered Figueira da Foz ,  Porto
Breakfast in the hotel.
Today we have a full day to discover Portugal’s second largest city: PORTO. This is the city that originated and named Porto Wine and Portugal, famed for its riverside hills, medieval alleys, Parisian-style plazas, historic monuments, churches and enchanting atmosphere. Enjoy a tour of the city and visit the impressive gothic church of Sao Francisco, as well as the Stock Exchange Palace  and its famous Arab Room which is used now as a reception hall for personalities and heads of state.
Lunch on your own.
After we’ll walk along the historical center of the city, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Pass the beautiful cathedral  and visit the São Bento Station, well worthy of a visit with the huge entrance hall covered with some twenty thousand pictorial tiles. The work of Jorge Colaço, they feature historical and ethnographic images. In the end of your day visit a wine cellar and enjoy a Port wine tasting .  Back to your hotel. Dinner on your own. Overnight in the hotel.
Accommodations : Fenix Porto,Porto(Luxury) or similiar

Cities Covered Porto

Breakfast in the hotel.

Departure to the dock of Gaia to embark for a cruise on the Douro. The unforgettable climb of the Douro will allow you to admire fabulous landscapes that offer navigation while crossing the locks of Crestuma and Carrapetello, the highest in Europe with its 35 meters. You will not be able to remain indifferent to this grandiose valley classified with the World Heritage of Unesco, nor to its magnificent slopes in terraces where are planted the vines of the famous wine of Porto.

Lunch on board.

Arrival at PESO DA RÉGUA, belonging to the "hot land" of the Douro, region of controlled appellation wines since 1756.

Back to the hotel by train (or by bus, upon availability). Dinner on your own and overnight at the hotel.

Accommodations : Fenix Porto,Porto(Luxury) or similiar

Cities Covered Porto ,  Aveiro ,  Bairrada ,  Figueira da Foz

Breakfast in the hotel.

Today we travel to the city of AVEIRO to capture the essence of this “picture-book” destination, with its colourful gondola-shaped boats, natural lagoons, elegant 19th century architecture and traditional cobblestone passageways. Known as “The Portuguese Venice” due to its system of canals and boats, the quality of life is very high in Aveiro. It is a special place where old meets new. Walking tour of the village. Enjoy a mini boat Tour on tradicional “Moliceiro”.

Lunch on your terms.

In the afternoon we travel to Coimbra, a charming university town, known as Portugal’s Oxford (the university library is one of the masterpieces of baroque art). We’ll have the opportunity to visit the main buildings of Portugal’s oldest university (subject to availability) and walk along the maze of narrow streets.

Depart towards Bairrada. Learn how to cook the traditional “Leitão” (Suckling Pig).  After you learn how to cook enjoy it for your dinner with a sparkling wine from the region.

Return back to the hotel. Overnight in the hotel.


Cities Covered Figueira da Foz ,  Lisbon
Breakfast in the hotel.
Transfer to Lisbon airport.

Departure Dates and Rates

All Rates in US$ per person including ALL taxes and surcharges

DateSingle RateDouble RateTriple Rate
Apr 27, 2019 - May 04, 2019US$ 3,451.00US$ 2,867.00CALL US
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Included

- Bed and breakfast from the 1st night to the breakfast of the 8th day in 4* hotels;
- Grand Tourism Bus according to the program;
- Tour guide according to the program;
- Experiences according to the program:
- Tuk Tuk trip 
- Visit of a traditional quinta with taste of Aguardentes
- Cruise on a full day day 6
- Cooking Workshop followed by dinner on day 7
- Tastings according to the program

Not Included

- Travel Insurance

- Any other expenses not mentioned in "Included".

 

Terms and Conditions

Payment Fees:

  • 25% due at time of booking
  • 75% due at 68 days prior to departure

Cancellation Fees:

  • 10% of official price up to 45 days prior to departure
  • 25% of official price up to 30 days prior to departure
  • 100% of the total is payable within 30 days prior to departure

Note:

  • Rates per person in Dollars
  • Rates are subject to changes in availability
  • Maximum of 2 children may share a room with their parents
  • Suggested activities are not included in program price
  • If selected hotel is not available at the time of booking, a hotel of a similar category will be found 

Cancellations should be intimated by FAX to the corporate office in Miami, FL.

Guests need to add 3 business days to the above time frames. An administration fee of 15% on any monies paid by the client will be charged prior to refund.

We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance to cover the losses incurred in case of cancellation. For information on available plans or to purchase travel insurance, please visit www.palacetours.com/insurance.






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