Best of Portugal Summer 2019

Tour Type: Country Explorer
Brochure Type: Europe & Britain 2019

Wander through medieval cities and visit the religious landmarks of Fatima, Batalha and the dramatic Hieronymite Monastery, enjoying a delicious Pasteis de Belem or two along the way.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • CITY TOUR in Lisbon, Evora and Porto
  • ORIENTATION of the Algarve, Lagos, Castelo de Vide, Viseu, Tomar, Nazare and Obidos
  • VISIT the Hieronymite Monastery in Lisbon, the cathedral in Evora, the Palace Gardens at Palacio de Mateus, the Stock Exchange Palace and Arabian Hall in Porto, the University Library of Coimbra, the Convent of Christ in Tomar, the Shrine at Fatima, the Gothic Monastery at Batalha and the medieval village of Obidos
  • VIEW the Castle of Guimaraes
Dining Highlights
  • 10 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)
  • 4 dinners with local wine
First class travel Highlights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Trip Highlights
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights

Call (775) 686-7000 for more information or to book today! Mention code 14236952

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer
Offer valid through 3/31/2019
Duration
11 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1LisbonArrive Lisbon (2 Nights): Bem vindo a Lisboa. A sea of pastel pinks, yellows and blues dot the seven hills of the romantic Portuguese capital, which you will have an opportunity to explore today before meeting your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and orientation drive past the city's most iconic sights.Welcome Reception
Marriott/Turim Marques
Day 2LisbonLisbon Sightseeing and Free Time: Delve into Lisbon's centuries-old seafaring heritage today, paying tribute to the brave men who set off from these shores to discover the 'New World'. We'll see the shimmering white Monument to the Discoveries, the iconic suspension bridge spanning the Tagus and Belem Tower, built to commemorate Vasco da Gama's expedition. We join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of the UNESCO-listed Hieronymite Monastery, an exquisite testament to 15th-century Manueline architecture and art. There's time to join an Optional Experience to the historic towns of Cascais and Queluz or enjoy a traditional Portuguese dinner amidst the heart-wrenching, melancholic sounds of the fado. Buffet Breakfast
Day 3Algarve RegionLisbon - Algarve Region (2 Nights): We journey across the Tagus this morning and drive south towards the Serra da Arrabida Mountains and to the golden pastures of the Alentejo. The hearty aroma of Portuguese chicken fills the air as we 'Connect With Locals' over a Be My Guest lunch at a stud ranch, where Lusitano horses were once reared at the pleasure of King Joao VI in the 18th century. Our journey continues further south, bound for the sun-kissed shores of the Algarve - our home for the next two nights. Buffet Breakfast, Lunch
Agua Riverside
Day 4Algarve RegionAlgarve Excursion: The dramatic cliffs and beautiful beaches of the Sagres Peninsula provide a stunning backdrop for our morning coastal drive. Admire spectacular views across Baleeira Beach, before continuing along the coast to Cape St. Vincent, the site of many sea battles centuries ago. We end our excursion with a visit to the resort town of Lagos - once the home of Henry the Navigator.Buffet Breakfast
Day 5EvoraAlgarve Region - Evora: Journeying north, we travel across the Serra de Caldeirao to the ancient Alentejo city of Evora. Join your Local Specialist for a visit to the elaborate cathedral, Roman temple and the Chapel of Bones. Then, spend the rest of your day delving into the medieval history of this enchanting city. Trace centuries of history along its city walls, kick back with a bica and bolo in Praca do Giraldo or perhaps join an Optional Experience to the village of Monsaraz. This evening we dine at our hotel in Evora. Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
M'ar De Ar Muralhas
Day 6ViseuEvora - Castelo de Vide - Viseu: Our first stop today is in the quaint hilltop town of Castelo de Vide with its charming white facades, narrow alleys and fascinating Jewish Quarter. Travel north towards the Serra de Estrela mountains and arrive later in Viseu, set high on a plateau near the famous Dao vineyards. Explore the city's rich art and architectural history, visiting the 12th-century Se, standing imposingly on a hill overlooking much of the city.Buffet Breakfast
Grao Vasco
Day 7PortoViseu - Mateus - Guimaraes - Porto (2 Nights): Vineyard-clad hills provide an enchanting backdrop for our journey today through the Douro Valley, where port wine is produced. We explore the magnificent gardens at the Baroque-style Palacio de Mateus, depicted on the label of the distinctive Mateus wine bottles. We continue via Guimaraes for views of its impressive 10th-century castle, before arriving in the seaside town where we will spend the next two nights. Buffet Breakfast
Crowne Plaza/Carris Ribeira
Day 8PortoPorto Sightseeing and Free Time: Join a Local Specialist today for a sightseeing tour in Porto, which takes you past Baroque churches and along the winding cobblestone lanes that tumble down towards the Douro. See the remarkable bridges that span the river and the Gothic Church of St. Francis. Visit the Stock Exchange Palace with its splendid Arabian Hall inspired by Granada's Alhambra, then 'Dive Into Culture' and into the centuries-old tradition of local port production at a tasting in a port cellar. Spend the rest of the afternoon strolling through the historic centre of Porto and admiring the azulejo-clad facades, or visit Livraria Lello, the city's oldest bookstore with its iconic red staircase.Buffet Breakfast
Day 9FatimaPorto - Coimbra - Tomar - Fatima: Soak up the grand atmosphere of one of Europe's greatest and oldest universities and stroll through the ancient streets and squares of Coimbra, before journeying to the Templar city of Tomar to visit the Convent of Christ, originally built as a Templar stronghold in the 12th century. We arrive in the pilgrimage centre of Fatima, where we'll dine in our hotel. Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Fatima
Day 10LisbonFatima - Batalha - Nazare - Obidos - Lisbon: This morning, we rub shoulders with millions of Catholic pilgrims who have journeyed to the pilgrimage site of Fatima, where three young shepherds famously saw the apparition of the Virgin. En route to Lisbon, we stop at the imposing monastery of Batalha - a UNESCO World Heritage site and the best example of late Gothic architecture in Portugal. Our next stop is the fishing village of Nazare, before we visit the medieval walled city of Obidos with its white-washed houses and cobblestone roads. Our last night in Portugal together sees us toast to an incredible journey at a Farewell Dinner with wine. Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Marriott/Turim Av Liberdade
Day 11Depart LisbonDepart Lisbon: Say a fond adeus to your fellow travellers at the end of an unforgettable Portuguese holiday. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.Buffet Breakfast
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03/27/2019$2,495.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
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04/10/2019$2,595.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
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