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Detailed Itinerary

You will be met and transferred to your hotel. The day is
at leisure to begin exploring on your own. Later, gather
with your tour director and your fellow travelers for a
welcome reception. (WR)

This morning we depart on a full day private sightseeing
tour to Sintra, Cascais, Estoril and Cabo da Roca. Sintra
boasts a historic Centre that is listed as a UNESCO World
Heritage site. After our visit of the Sintra National Palace,
we continue to Cabo da Roca, the westernmost cape in
Continental Europe. Thereafter, we travel to Cascais, a
picturesque fishing town with some quirky museums,
beautiful gardens and a lively fish market. Then we’re off
to Estoril, a former fishing town turned cosmopolitan
destination for well-heeled travelers. We return to Lisbon
in the evening. (B)

This morning we stroll through Baixa, Lisbon’s historic heart
and commercial center. We then drive to Belem to view
Belem Tower and the Discovery Monument. The Vasco
de Gama tomb in the Jeronimos Monastery is next on our
journey. We pay a visit to the 16th century Queluz Royal
Palace and view the Discoveries Monument, erected to
celebrate the courage and bravery of the Portuguese
navigators who crossed the world and discovered new
lands. After our tour, we visit the Mercado de Campo de
Ourique, a unique local market. The evening is at leisure.
(B)
Optional tour: Faia at Caso de Fados

After breakfast, we leave Lisbon and depart towards the
north. Our first destination is Obidos, a charming village
of white houses on a hill, surrounded by fourteenth
century’s walls. Here we stop for a tasting of cherry liquor.
We proceed to Nazara after the tasting. Nazara is a
popular tourist attraction and picturesque village located
on the Atlantic coast. Our next stop is the Monastery of
Batalha, a Dominican Convent. We finish the day in
Fatima, a Catholic pilgrimage destination and home to
sacred sites and religious artifacts. (B)

In the morning, we travel to Tomar for a half-day
sightseeing tour and visit of the Luso-Hebrew Museum.
We then proceed towards Buçaco to visit the famous
Buçaco Forest and for an outside view of Buçaco Palace.
In Coimbra, our half day sightseeing tour includes a visit
to the University and Library. (B)

We continue to Aveiro and Costa Nova for an orientation
tour and then travel through the Douro Valley, classified
by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Traditionally, the
wines from this region were transported down-river in flatbottomed boats called “rabelos”. The wine was stored in
barrels in cellars of the Vila Nova de Gaia, just across the
river from Porto. After our lunch with wine tasting in the
Douro Valley, we continue to Porto. (B, L)

During our half day sightseeing tour of Porto, we visit the
Palacio de Bolsa (the stock exchange palace), and end
our tour in one of the famous wine cellars where we have
another tasting. After this, we continue with a boat
excursion, one of the most spectacular experiences in
the city. Our afternoon is free, at leisure. In the evening
gather with your fellow travelers and your tour director for
our farewell dinner. (B, FR)

Breakfast followed by our transfer to the airport. (B)

Inclusions

Arrival transfer from Lisbon airport to the hotel
8 day/7-night guided tour featuring:
Centrally located first class hotels:
3 nights in Lisbon
1 night in Fatima
1 night in Coimbra
3 nights in Porto
Buffet breakfast daily
A welcome reception in Lisbon (heavy hors d’oeuvres, a glass of wine, beer or soft drink)
A lunch with wine tasting in the Douro Valley
A farewell dinner in Porto (coffee or tea included)
Hotel taxes and service charges
Touring by modern air-conditioned motor-coach
Professional English-speaking tour director
Sightseeing tours with licensed local guides
Admission included where indicated in bold letters
Luggage handling at the hotels
Whisper technology enhanced touring
Departure transfer from Porto to Porto airport

Tour spotlights:
Cabo da Roca, wild and rugged headland marking the most western point of Continental Europe
Lisbon, a pastel-colored city on seven hills, ceramic tiles, Fado, and colonialism
The medieval walled city of Obidos, also known as the Wedding Town
Nazaré, Portugal’s most famous fishing village
Coimbra’s University and Library
Aveiro, canals and colorful boats, also known as the Portuguese Venice
Porto, the town that gave the country its very name

Special features:
Tasting of a typical cherry liquor in Obidos
Wine tasting in the Douro Valley
Porto boat ride six bridges and tasting of the local wine

Exclusions

International airfares
Optional activities
Other meals, drinks, tips and other personal expenses or services not specified on the program
Personal equipment
Travel insurance
Gratuities
Voluntary tips for guides or drivers
Travel and medical insurance
Any items not mentioned as included

Notes

Hotels:
Lisbon: Lisbon Marriott Hotel (F) or similar
Fatima: Aurea/Estrela De Fatima/Regina (F) or similar
Coimbra: Vila Gale Coimbra (F) or similar
Porto: Vila Gale Porto/Vila Gale Porto Ribeira (F) or similar

Trip Highlights

Lisbon - Fatima - Coimbra - Porto

Fixed-Departure

04 Apr, 2021
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02 May, 2021
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27 Jun, 2021
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19 Sep, 2021
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24 Oct, 2021
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