Highlights of Portugal


Get a taste of Portugal on this enchanting 5 day journey. The tour starts in Madrid and brings you over the border, touring the historical city of Trujillo on the way. You will have free time to explore the fascinating birthplaces of the explorers of the New World. Continue to Lisbon, where you spend a day exploring this glorious city. You will see Belem Tower, Jeronimos Monastery, the Coach Museum, and many other sites. Afterward, you will have free time to enjoy yourself. Then, you visit small towns and cities like Nazere, Alcobaça, and Óbidos. You will then travel to Fatima, the site of the apparition of the Virgin Mary. Your last city tour will be Caceres, before returning to Madrid.

Highlights:

  • Plaza Mayor in Trujillo 
  • Jeronimos Monastery
  • Coach Museum
  • Monument to the Discoverers
  • Pousada do Castelo in Óbidos
  • Tombs of Pablo and Inês de Castro
  • Basilica and Cova da Iria in Fatima

Itinerary


Cities Covered Madrid ,  Avila ,  Salamanca ,  Porto

Departure from bus terminal, located in the underground parking of the Plaza de Oriente at 08:30 a.m. Drive to Avila. A city that preserves its medieval wall. Short stop to know its walled and old town. Then to Salamanca. Free time in this University City Heritage of Humanity of great architectural and artistic wealth. Departure to the Portuguese border until you reach Porto.

Accommodation and overnight in Porto.

Cities Covered Porto

Breakfast. Panoramic sightseeing tour of Porto, considered World Heritage city. We admire the Cathedral, Stock Exchange building and Santa Clara church. In the afternoon, possibility of an optional visit to a famous winery with tasting of its world-famous "port wine". 

Overnight in Porto.

 

Cities Covered Porto ,  Coimbra ,  Fátima

Breakfast. Departure to Coimbra. City seat of one of the oldest universities in Europe and the birthplace of Fado. Free time. Then to Fatima. Center of the Christian Faith and World Pilgrimage Sanctuary with its impressive Basilica and the Cova da Iria place where the Virgin Mary appeared. The Chapel of the Apparitions, heart of the sanctuary, with the tombs of the three shepherds, Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta. At night possibility to attend the procession of the candles.

Accommodation and overnight in Fatima. 

Cities Covered Fátima ,  Batalha ,  Nazaré ,  Alcobaça ,  Lisbon

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to the Batalha Monastery, a masterpiece of Gothic and Manueline style considered a World Heritage place by UNESCO. Continue to the picturesque fishing town of Nazaré. Free time and continue to Alcobaça (World Heritage) visit the XII C. church and admire the tombs of Pedro and Inés de Castro and then to Lisbon. Accommodation. Optional night tour to attend a show of Fado, typical Portuguese song and music.

Overnight in Lisbon. 

Cities Covered Lisbon

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning sightseeing tour of the ancient Olissipo, drive through its main squares and avenues, Belem Tower, Jeronimos Monastery, Coach Museum, Monument to the Discoverers, Marquis of Pombal Square, Liberty Avenue. Afternoon at leisure for you to catch the nostalgic corners of Alfama Quarter, the old city gathered next to its Castle, with old buildings nested in narrow twisting “Ruas” full of colour housing the genuine “tabernas” where Fado sounds as a missing past.

Overnight in Lisbon. 

Cities Covered Lisbon ,  Cáceres ,  Madrid

Departure to Caceres considered as World Heritage place because of the city’s blend of Roman, Islamic, Northern Gothic and Italian Renaissance architecture. Walk through its Plaza Mayor and the Old Town with its famous Medieval Quarter. Continue to Madrid where your tour ends.

We can assist you with your transfer to the airport or add some more nights to your hotel and enjoy Madrid or maybe join another tour that will let you enjoy Spain a little bit longer.

 


Departure Dates and Rates

Departures
Dec 201825Jan 20191, 22Feb 20195, 19
Mar 201919, 26Apr 20192, 9, 16, 23, 30May 20197, 14, 21
Jun 20194, 11, 18, 25Jul 20192, 9, 16, 23, 30Aug 20196, 13, 20, 27
Sep 20193, 17, 24Oct 20191, 8, 15, 22, 29Nov 20195, 26
Dec 201924, 31Jan 202021Feb 202011, 25
Mar 202010, 24, 31

All Rates in EUR per person including ALL taxes and surcharges. Your reservation will be processed in US$ at the exchange rate upon booking.

ClassDatesSingle RateDouble RateTriple Rate
Gold
For departures December 25,2018 through March 26,2019 EUR 925 EUR 650 CALL US
For departures April 2,2019 through June 25,2019 EUR 960 EUR 690 CALL US
For departures July 2,2019 through October 29,2019 EUR 1,000 EUR 730 CALL US
For departures November 5,2019 through December 24,2019 EUR 960 EUR 690 CALL US
For departure December 31,2019 EUR 1,030 EUR 760 CALL US
For departures January 21,2020 through March 31,2020 EUR 960 EUR 690 CALL US

The tour includes :

  • Tour Escort during the whole trip
  • Air conditioned deluxe motor-coach
  • Accommodations in selected class
  • Daily breakfast and 4 dinners.
  • Return transport of the type, characteristics and class selected.
  • Rates and Taxes for the establishments providing accommodation and indirect taxes (VAT) where applicable.
  • Visits to cities are of a "panoramic" nature, with stops made at places considered to be of interest. 

The tour does NOT include: 

  • Domestic or international airfare
  • Travel insurance or visa fees
  • Items of a personal nature, such as laundry and souvenirs
  • Any additional hotel accommodations pre- or post-tour
  • Any items not specifically mentioned as "included
Terms and Conditions

PAYMENT TERMS:

20% of total tour cost due at the time of booking

80% or balance no later than 35 days prior to tour departure date

CANCELLATION FEES:

i) 5% of the trip price if it is produced between 10 and 15 days before the departure.

ii) 15% of the trip price, if it occurs from 10 to 3 days prior to the departure.

iii) 25% of the trip price, if it occurs within 48 hours prior to the departure.

The above times are based on local time of the destination where the tour is provided. In order to provide enough time for processing cancellation, guests need to add 3 business days to the above timeframes. An administration fees of 15% on any monies to be refunded to 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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