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9 Days / 8 Nights

Overview
From cosmopolitan Lisbon to Porto's medieval cobblestone streets, and from the remote Douro Valley to Roman ruins and world-famous pilgrimage sites, this tour will give us a taste of the real Portugal, which still basks in the glow of ancient customs.

Day 1 - Lisbon
We'll meet with the group before delving into a full day tour of Lisbon. On a visit to a tile painting atelier, we'll have the opportunity to paint our own tiles. This afternoon we'll drive to Sintra, where we'll visit the famous Pena Palace. This evening, we'll enjoy a welcome dinner in a local restaurant – accompanied by a Fado performance. Accommodation: Hotel Lisboa Plaza (or similar). Meals - Dinner

Day 2 - Lisbon - Obidos - Nazare -Alvados
Today we'll visit Óbidos before moving on to the charming fishing town of Nazaré. This evening we'll enjoy a Portuguese cookery lesson and sumptuous dinner together in Alvados. Accommodation: cooking & Nature Hotel (or similar). Meals - Breakfast & Dinner

Day 3 - Alvados - Tomar - Alvados
After breakfast we'll continue our journey to Tomar, where we'll visit the World Heritage-listed Convent of Christ and the 15th-century Synagogue. After sampling some of the local pastries, we'll return to Alvados. Accommodation: cooking & Nature Hotel (or similar). Meals - Breakfast

Day 4 - Alvados - Coimbra - Viseu
Today we'll travel to Coimbra, where we'll visit the famous Joanina Library. After some free time in the city centre, our road will take us to Viseu. Accommodation: Hotel Palacios dos Melos (or similar). Meals - Breakfast

Day 5 - Viseu - Lamego - Douro Valley
Today we'll visit a traditional cheesemaker, who will let us in on the secrets behind Viseu's delicious buttery cheese. After a tasting we'll move on to historic Lamego, which is home to the 18th-century Shrine of Our Lady of Remedies. After some free time here, it's off to our hotel in Quinta Nova. Accommodation: Hotel Quinta Nova (or similar). Meals - Breakfast & Dinner

Day 6 - Douro Valley - Pinhao - Peso Da Regua - Duoro Valley

This morning we'll take a scenic journey to Pinhão. When we get there, we'll take a leisurely boat trip to Peso da Régua in an electric rabelo boat. Accommodation: Hotel Quinta Nova (or similar). Meals - Breakfast

Day 7 - Duoro Valley - Amarante - Penafiel - Guimaraes
After heading to Amarante this morning (where we'll see the 16th-century São Gonçalo Church), we'll visit the Aveleda Winery. Here, we'll savour a glass of the region's famous green wine and learn more about the winemaking process. Our day will end in Guimarães. Accommodation: EMAJ Boutique Hotel (or similar). Meals - Breakfast

Day 8 - Guimaraes
After learning about the castle, the Palace of the Dukes of Braganza and the historic city centre on a walking tour with a local guide, you'll have a free afternoon to relax. This evening, we'll enjoy one last dinner together – accompanied by a traditional dance performance. Accommodation: EMAJ Boutique Hotel (or similar). Meals - Breakfast & Dinner

Day 9 - Guimaraes - Porto
Our journey will end in Porto, where we'll tick off some important landmarks - including the Clérigos Tower, Aliados Avenue, the cathedral and the Ribeira district. This afternoon we'll visit the famous port wine cellars and indulge in a tasting before our trip ends. Meals - Breakfast

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  2019      
  Departure : Mar - Oct    
     
  Departure Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
  *Apr 17 - 25, 2019 $4,215 $5,200
  *May 04 - 12, 2019 $4,215 $5,200
  May 08 - 16, 2019 $4,215 $5,200
  *May 15 - 23, 2019 $4,215 $5,200
  May 18 - 26, 2019 $4,215 $5,200
  May 22 - 30, 2019 $4,215 $5,200
  *May 29 - 06 Jun, 2019 $4,215 $5,200
  Jun 01 - 09, 2019 $4,215 $5,200
  Jun 06 - 14, 2019 $4,120 $5,200
  Jun 03 - 11, 2019 $4,215 $5,200
  Jun 12 - 20, 2019 $4,215 $5,200
  Jun 26 - 04 Jul, 2019 $4,215 $5,200
  Aug 10 - 18, 2019   $4,120 $5,200
  Sep 04 - 12, 2019   $4,215 $5,200
  *Sep 14 - 22, 2019   $4,215 $5,200
  Sep 16 - 24, 2019   $4,215 $5,200
  *Sep 18 - 26, 2019   $4,215 $5,200
  Sep 21 - 29, 2019   $4,215 $5,200
  Sep 25 - 03 Oct, 2019   $4,215 $5,200
  *Oct 02 - 10, 2019   $4,215 $5,200
  Oct 05 - 13, 2019   $4,215 $5,200
  Oct 16 - 24, 2019   $4,120 $5,200
         
  *Guaranteed Departure      
Inclusions:
  • 8 nights in boutique accommodation
  • Experienced Driver and Tour Leader
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • Local guide in Porto
  • Meals 8 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners
  • Wine and Port tasting
  • Entrance included to all attractions in the itinerary, including: Pena National Palace, the Shrine of Our Lady of Remedies and Porto Cathedral
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