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Highlights

  • Portugal Eight Day Tailor-Made Tour
  • Private professional tourist driver and vehicle
  • Douro Valley
  • Porto vineyard and cellar visits and wine tasting
  • Coimbra, Obidos, Sintra, Evora
  • Dinner and Fado show;
  • Tour Code: POOS 121

Porto, 0ne of the oldest cities in Europe, famous for its port wine and medieval center,  steep and narrow cobbled streets, beautiful plazas, churches and colourful houses with brightly tiled facades. It is an excellent starting point.  Go wine- tasting amid the vineyard in the hills of the Douro Valley, World Heritage site famous for its port wine production.  Portugal’s stunning Bairrada region rests along the Atlantic Ocean. Winemaking in this region was officially classified as a DOC in 1979  Uncover the charm of Portugal enjoying diverse mouth watering traditional Portuguese cuisine in variety of regional dishes.  Mingle with the locals, easy going, welcoming, friendly and polite. Reach Lisbon city of many sights. Stunning panorama of cobbled narrow lanes, history, ancient ruins, monuments, Gothic buildings. Portugal a most welcoming destination for you to discover

Itinerary - click for more

Day 1:  Porto
Arrival at Porto airport and private transfer to the hotel. Check-in. Rest of the day free.
Overnight in Porto.

Day 2:  Porto
Breakfast at the hotel. The city of Oporto is rich in well-preserved treasures, including Gothic, Baroque and Neoclassical monuments, as the Cathedral, the Tower of Clérigos and the area of Ribeira (UNESCO world heritage site). Despite a stark preservation of ancient monuments and being a traditional city, Oporto also stands out for having ultra-modern buildings, much admired by international architects: Casa da Música, Serralves Foundation, among many others. Visit to a Port wine cellar with a superb view over the old Ribeira.
Overnight in Porto

Day 3:  Porto, Douro Valley
Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. We set to the phenomenal Douro region, the first demarcated wine region of the World (1756) and where the famous Port Wine is produced. We will learn more about the production of the wines, while enjoying the beautiful landscape, World Heritage by UNESCO since 2001. Tour through the Douro Valley is ideal for getting to know the culture of wine in the Douro Valley, the culture of the people and the great natural beauty of the River and the Valley of the Douro River, without doubt one of the most beautiful in Europe. Lunch in a local vineyard, with visit and wine tasting. Dinner at the hotel.
Overnight in Douro Valley

Day 4:  Douro Sangalhos, Bucaco, Coimbra
Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. We head to the Bairrada region,  abundant rainfall and mild temperatures produces grapes with high acidity and low alcohol content, ideal for making sparkling wines. Visit a wine cellar enjoy wine tasting. Lunch. Proceed to large majestic  majestic forest of Serra do Buçaco, a genuine botanical garden with 700 species, protected by a Papal Bull issued in the 17th century. Departure to Coimbra. Check-in at the hotel.
Overnight in Coimbra.

Day 5:  Coimbra, Obidos, Lisbon
Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. Coimbra, the city of students, so called to host one of the first universities in Europe and the most important of the country. Stroll in the oldest part of Coimbra, made of narrow streets that lead to the top of the hill. Departure to the charming village of Óbidos. Travel back in time in this walled medieval town and admire its Gothic churches and the narrow winding streets in stone. Proceed to Lisbon. Check-in at the hotel.
Overnight in Lisbon.

Day 6:  Lisbon, Sintra, Lisbon
Breakfast at the hotel. In a city that has been influenced by many different far off cultures over time, there is still a village feel in each historic neighborhood. Stroll through the Pombaline grid of streets in the Baixa district that opens on to the Tagus in Praça do Comércio, then follow the river to discover some of the city’s most beautiful parts: the monumental area of Belém with its World Heritage monuments, the mediaeval district of Alfama and the latest contemporary leisure spaces, such as the Parque das Nações. Departure to Sintra, a beautiful village declared world heritage by UNESCO. Discover the charms and history of Sintra, explore the historic center and taste the local delights: travesseiros and queijadas. In the evening, dinner at a traditional restaurant while enjoying a Fado show. Return to the hotel. Overnight in Lisbon.

Day 7: Lisbon, Evora, Lisbon
Breakfast at the hotel. Set off to Évora, standing in the middle of the beautiful plains of the Alentejo. This walled city was declared World Heritage by UNESCO. We will visit the Roman Temple, dating back to the 3rd century AD and recovered in the 19th century and the strange Chapel of Bones with its pillars and walls covered by bones, from the 17th century. Visit to a winery with wine, cheese and olive tasting. Return to Lisbon.
Overnight in Lisbon

Day 8:  Lisbon
Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. Private transfer from the hotel to Lisbon airport. *** end of services***

Inclusions

  • Private arrival and departure transfers
  • Seven nights accommodation in bed & break-fast basis; ;▪ 01 dinner with Fado show.
  • Private transfer in Porto from the airport to the hotel
  • Private transfer in Lisbon from the hotel to the airport;
  • Air conditioning transport during the mentioned itinerary
  • Guided visit to a Port wine cellar with wine tasting;
  • Two guided visits to a wine estate with wine tasting;
  • Lunch at a wine estate
  • Dinner and Fado show (transfer hotel-restaurant-hotel is not included)
  • Vat Taxes & Tolls

Not Included

  • City Tourist Tax paid locally
  • Lunches and dinners not mentioned in the inclusions;
  • Entrance to monuments and archaeological sites not listed in Itinerary
  • Porterage service
  • Gratuities and extra items of personal nature and Items not listed in the inclusions

Hotels or Similar

  • Porto Hotel Vila Galé Porto 4*,Porto
  • Douro Valley Hotel Regua Douro
  • Coimbra Hotel Vila Galé Coimbra
  • Lisbon Hotel Mundial, Lisbon
Please Note – Private Tour with local guide
Comfortable walking shoes recommended
Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory

2021 Dates & Rates

Dates Priivate Services
Double
Private Services
Single
Nov - Mar $3155$3490
Apr - Oct $3380$3715

The CAD ($) rate is indicative of Euro price and subject to change.
Price per person in CAD $ Dollars.

 

 

 


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