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Highlights of Portugal - Small Group/English


This is the ultimate action-packed tour of Portugal- ideal for those with limited time who want to see as much as possible. Highlights include a wine tasting in Porto, the medieval town of Obidos, Braga, and Alcobaca.

Pastel de Nata and wine with a view of Porto
Old city skyline on the Douro River in Porto

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 terms.  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 (Take-away included).

 

Lunch on your terms. 

In the afternoon, we will go to the typical neighborhood of Alfama, with its winding streets and flowered balconies. Climb to the Belvedere of Santa Luzia from where we have one of the most beautiful panoramas on Lisbon. 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 terms. Overnight in the hotel.

Accommodations : Hotel Fenix,Lisbon(Luxury) or similiar

Cities Covered Lisbon ,  Estoril ,  Cascais ,  Cabo da Roca. ,  Sintra ,  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 terms.

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 terms. Overnight in the hotel.


Cities Covered Figueira da Foz ,  Porto

 

Breakfast.

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. We’ll tour 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 for personalities.

Lunch on your terms.

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 terms. Overnight in the hotel.


Cities Covered Óbidos ,  Figueira da Foz ,  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).

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 terms (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 (entrance in supplement).

Back to the hotel. Dinner on your terms. Overnight.

Cities Covered Figueira da Foz ,  Lisbon

Breakfast.

Private 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 02, 2019US$ 2,174.00US$ 1,771.00CALL US
May 11, 2019 - May 16, 2019US$ 2,174.00US$ 1,771.00CALL US
May 25, 2019 - May 30, 2019US$ 2,174.00US$ 1,771.00CALL US
Jun 08, 2019 - Jun 13, 2019US$ 2,174.00US$ 1,771.00CALL US
Jun 22, 2019 - Jun 27, 2019US$ 2,174.00US$ 1,771.00CALL US
Jul 06, 2019 - Jul 11, 2019US$ 2,174.00US$ 1,771.00CALL US
Jul 20, 2019 - Jul 25, 2019US$ 2,174.00US$ 1,771.00CALL US
Aug 03, 2019 - Aug 08, 2019US$ 2,174.00US$ 1,771.00CALL US
Aug 17, 2019 - Aug 22, 2019US$ 2,174.00US$ 1,771.00CALL US
Aug 31, 2019 - Sep 05, 2019US$ 2,174.00US$ 1,771.00CALL US
Sep 14, 2019 - Sep 19, 2019US$ 2,174.00US$ 1,771.00CALL US
Sep 28, 2019 - Oct 03, 2019US$ 2,174.00US$ 1,771.00CALL US
Oct 12, 2019 - Oct 17, 2019US$ 2,174.00US$ 1,771.00CALL US
Oct 26, 2019 - Oct 31, 2019US$ 2,174.00US$ 1,771.00CALL US

Included

-Bed and breakfast from the 1st night to the breakfast of the 6th day in 4* hotels;

- Grand Tourism Bus according to the program;

- Tour guide according to the program;

- Tastings according to the program  
 

Not Included

- Travel insurances.

- Any other expenses not mentioned in “Included”. 


 

Terms and Conditions

Payment Fees:

  • 20% due at time of booking
  • 80% due at 45 days prior to departure

Cancellation Fees:

  • 10% of official price refundable up to 45 days prior to departure
  • 25% of official price refundable 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 timeframes. 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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