Highlights of Portugal ( Lisbon3 +Porto3 +Algarve3 +Lisbon 1) Explore and Experience the Best of Portugal
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Tour code: L11L
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Tour duration: 11 Days
Tour Date: 5 August 2021
Tour Type: Cultural
Destinations: Lisbon + Sintra + Cascais + Porto + Douro River + Guimaraes + Portimao + Lagos + Albufeira

Destinations

Lisbon + Sintra + Cascais + Porto + Douro River + Guimaraes + Portimao + Lagos + Albufeira Explore and Experience the Best of Portugal

Itinerary

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Arrival at Lisbon Airport. Meet & greet your tour guide and private transfer to your hotel. Check-in and accommodation for 3 nights on bed and breakfast basis. Spend your time in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, a fantastic city to visit with its monuments, museums, restaurants, religious & historic buildings, gardens and cultural places.

Day 2

Have a delightful breakfast at the hotel in Lisbon atmosphere and then get ready for an amazing half-a-day city tour of Lisbon Classic Lisbon |Half-Day Major Sights: Jerónimos’ Monastery*, Tower of Belem, Monument to the Discoveries, Coach Museum*, Alfama and Rossio. * Both closed on Monday replaced by Palácio da Ajuda. Description: Come and discover our magnificent city. We unveil the history and traditions of Lisbon on this visit to the monuments that pay tribute to the golden era of Portuguese Discoveries, the most traditional quarters and the city’s most emblematic museum. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to explore Lisbon and taste Portugal’s famous port wine. Included: Guided visits, Jeronimos’ Church, Coach Museum or Ajuda National Palace entrance & Porto Wine Tasting. Duration: Half Day Departure: 09h00 /14.30 – daily (average time: 04h00) In the afternoon you are at leisure on your own . you can consult with your tour guide for any optional tours you might be interested in.

Day 3

Bom Apetite Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel with Portuguese hospitality, then meet and greet your tour guide and discover the secrets of Sintra and Cascais on a full day tour. Sintra is a beautiful town at the foot of the mountain range of the same name. Explore Pena Palace and feel the Portuguese monarchy style of living and ruling. Lunch on your own. Then head to the scenic and coastal village of Cascais with seducing beaches and experience the lovely weird and tranquil vibe of this memorable village.

Major Sights: Pena Palace, Sintra, Colares, Cabo da Roca, Cascais & Estori.

Included:

Guided tour, Pena Palace entrance (Lunch Not included).

Duration: Full Day Departure: 09h00 (average time: 09h00

Day 4

Check-out of the Hotel (no transfer included) & departure from Lisbon to Porto by train, where you will stay for 3 nights. You will travel in touristic class and the train will take about 2h30 to arrive to Oporto. Spend your time discovering the 2nd largest city in Portugal, located by the Douro River. It is known as “Cidade Invicta” - the city was never conquered. Its historical center, never touched by invaders, is registered as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. The historical value of the Old Cathedral, the Church of St. Francis and the Torre dos Clérigos combine with the contemporary buildings as the Serralves Museum and the House of Music (Casa da Música), revealing the unique climate of the city. The riverbanks – Ribeira and Gaia, connected by the Luis I bridge, present the most known picture of Porto. Those are the best places to taste the city. Visit famous wine cellars in Gaia and enjoy a glass of Port wine at the end of your wine tour. Or sit in one of restaurants in Ribeira and try one of Porto´s specials: the “tripas a moda do Porto” – connected with the history of the city, or “francesinha” hot sandwich with special sauce.

Today you can have a short rest after arriving at the hotel , then meet your local tour guide with whom you will have a short walking tour around the hotel getting familar with the surroundings.

Day 5

Have your hot breakfast in your charming hotel and then get ready to explore proto for half a day: Porto City Tour – Half Day + Douro River Cruise

Highlights: Cathedral, São Bento Train Station (one of the most beautiful in the world), Historical City Centre – UNESCO World Heritage, Porto Wine Cellar.

Description: Guided tour through Porto, Capital of the North of Portugal and UNESCO World Heritage. Everything in this wonderful city makes this trip memorable, from the Cathedral to the Porto Wine Cellars, where you’ll have the chance to do a tasting. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit places filled with tradition and culture and you will be given important details about the streets and squares of its historical centre.

Inclusions: Transfers, guided tour, Porto Wine Cellar (visit and tasting).

Day 6

Good morning Porto, how has it been so far? You must have been thrilled by the wonders of lisbon and partly Porto so far. Today you will be visiting the heart of Porto ,

Douro Tour – Full Day

Highlights: Douro Valley Landscapes – UNESCO World Heritage; “São Leonardo da Galafura” view point; Wine Estate – Visit and Wine Tasting; Panoramic Cruise in Pinhão.

Description: This charming and unique region of the North of Portugal is defined by having been the first demarcated wine region in the world and having its landscapes classified as UNESCO World Heritage. Our Tour takes you to Galafura where we visit the “São Leonardo de Galafura” view point (lunch included) and Pinhão where we have a 1 hour cruise in the Douro River. We finish the day with a Port Wine tasting at a Wine Estate in the area.

Inclusions: Guided tour, lunch, wine tasting, transfers and panoramic cruise

Exclusions: Personal expenses, tips.

Pick-up Time: Daily at 09h00 AM

Day 7

Check out of the Hotel in Porto and pick – up the train to Algarve at Porto Campanhã railway Station (no transfer included). You will travel in touristic class and the train will take more or less 5 hours to arrive into the Algarve Region - Tunes railway station. Check – in to your hotel in Algarve (no transfer included), where you will be staying for 3 nights. Algarve is the most South region of Portugal. It is a region with a Mediterranean climate and known for the most beautiful beaches in Europe that has as background rocky cliffs. Get to know the aromas and flavors of traditional Algarve cuisine - from fish and shellfish, to the famous cataplana or to the traditional mountain food, such as “cozido” of beans and cabbage. The range of offer reaches to known local delights, such as figs, almonds, carob and “medronho” – local brandy, distilled in the areas of the hillside in old copper stills. Traveling across the Algarve you will find places of high ecological interest, rich in biodiversity and ecosystems still intact today with centuries of tradition. A few steps away from the tranquility of the interior of the region, the lively Algarvian nights are in the coastal towns. Bars, nightclubs, marinas and casinos ensure the fun of the most revelers. It is a region where the practice of outdoor sports is recommended, whether in the green golf courses, in the infrastructures that the region offers for physical activity, on the coast or in the Algarve mountains.

Today you can have a short rest after arriving at the hotel , then meet your local tour guide with whom you will have a short walking tour around the hotel getting familar with the surroundings

Day 8

Sunny Algarve, Good morning

Take your breakfast at your dream hotel in Algarve and enjoy the Algarvian hospitality . Then get ready for a great tour of Algarve. A chance to visit the mountains and see some remains of its Moorish and Roman existence. Silves (The old Moorish Capital) castle and cathedral. Climb the Monchique Mountains to Foia - the highest point of the Algarve. Free time for wine tasting and taking of spectacular photos. We will then make our way down to the mountains to our lunch stop (not included). After lunch we will journey over to the beautiful town of Lagos - indoor slave market (the first in Europe), Saint Anthony's golden church, fort and old town. Afterwards we continue on to Cape Saint Vincent, the most southwesterly point of Europe, known as "the End of the World". Visit the strongest lighthouse in Europe, Baleeira - beautiful fishing harbour and passing by the Fortaleza (Home of Prince Henry's School of Navigation).

Day 9

Today you are at leisure and you can enjoy the beautiful secret beaches of Algarve . Ask your tour guise in case you need any help

Day 10

Check out of the Hotel in Algarve and pick – up the train to Lisbon, at Tunes railway station. You will travel in touristic class and the train will take more or less 3 hours to Oriente railway station. get the transfer to the hotel. Check – in at the hotel, where you will be staying for 1 night

Day 11

Sip in your coffee at breakfast while reviewing your unforgettable memories of Lisbon, Porto and Algarve and go over the postcard shots you have taken through your own eyes. Get prepared to farewell the charming Lisbon where you cannot skip it anymore.

Check out from the hotel and transfer for the airport.

Visa documents Lisbon

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