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7 DAYS | 6 NIGHTS

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SHARED TOUR

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2 PAX MINIMUM

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Medieval castles, cobblestone villages, captivating cities and golden beaches: the Portugal experience can be many things. History, great food and idyllic scenery are just the beginning…

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What’s Included

Meet & greet upon arrival at the airport
Private transfer from Lisbon Airport to the hotel in Lisbon
2 nights in Lisbon at Hotel Olissippo Marquês de Sá or similar
4 nights in Braga at Mercure Braga Centro or similar
Daily breakfast
Sintra: Pena Palace (ticket entrance included)
Braga: Entrances in the Cathedral of Braga & Bom Jesus do Monte Shrine
Enjoy a demonstration and tasting of the famous ‘pastéis de Belém’
Piriquita: Quejada (one cake and one coffee)
1 lunch in the Douro Valley
Full-day sightseeing tour in Porto
1 lunch in Porto Port wine tasting (standard 2 great wines)
Douro River cruise (1h approx.)
Full-day sightseeing tour Lisbon, Sintra, and Cascais
Full-day sightseeing tour Nazare and Fátima
Full-day sightseeing tour in the Douro Valley
Fátima: Join the faithful at one of the world’s holiest sites and pay homage at the Chapel of Apparitions
Transfer and Guide throughout tours
Private transfer from hotel in Braga to Oporto Airport

Tour Details


Duration: 7 days &  6 nights

Travel Style: Small Group 

Minimum Passengers: 2
Based on double occupancy

Type of Service: Shared
Small group experience | All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

VISA Requirements: No
A visa is not required for travelers with a valid US passport. 

Physical Rating: 2 – AVERAGE
Some tours may include light hiking, stairs, and rough off-road adventures.

Service Level: STANDARD
Tourists class accommodations and mix of public and private transports and tours, select meals included

Not Included

Drinks and meals not specified
Entrances other than mentioned
Tourist tax in Lisbon. Clients will be charged directly 1 euro per person/per night up to a maximum of 7 euros
Telephone and personal expenses


Please Note

While it is our intention to adhere to the route described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable, to make alterations. On Day 1 of the tour, you will be advised of any amendments.

DAY 1 | (ARRIVAL)

Upon arrival at Lisbon Airport, you will be met and transferred by our representative to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

| | Overnight in Lisbon

DAY 2 | Porto-Sintra-Lisbon

Meeting point at the hotel lobby – 09h00 am. Sintra is 30 km from Lisbon, offering a foretaste of paradise. The soft climate ensures a permanent freshness and existence of luxuriant vegetation that make Sintra a deeply romantic and mysterious place. See the Town Palace, the Pena Palace (ticket entrance included). Visit Piriquita, the pastry of the famous Queijada. See the 16th-century Jeronimo’s Monastery (UNESCO); the Monument to the Discoveries, honoring intrepid Portuguese explorers and their patrons; and the impressive Belem Tower (tickets are not included). Visit an old patisserie that has managed to hold on to the secret recipe of Portugal. This pastry has existed for over 100 years. Enjoy a demonstration and tasting of the famous ‘pastéis de Belem.’ Lunch and dinner are not included

| Overnight in Lisbon
|  Breakfast

DAY 3 | Lisbon-Nazare-Fatima - Braga

Meeting point at the hotel lobby – 09h00 am. Your day on Portugal’s “Silver Coast” begins in Nazaré. The picturesque village of Nazaré got its name from a statue of the Virgin Mary brought to town from Nazareth by a monk in the 4th century. High above the town is Sitio, reached by a funicular that climbs 110m (360ft). All of Nazaré can be seen from here, and across the square is the 17th century Nossa Senhora da Nazare Church with two Baroque belfries and 18th-century tiles depicting Biblical scenes. It also contains a revered image of Our Lady of Nazareth that is taken down to the sea in a traditional procession every September. Nazaré is famous for its women who wear skirts with seven petticoats. Women would sit on the beach waiting for their fishermen to sail home. To keep warm in the face of a cold sea wind while staying covered, they’d wear several petticoats to fold the layers around their backs and legs. In 2011, Garret McNamara (Surfer) changed the history of Nazaré! McNamara was towed into a 78-foot monster swell off the coast of Nazaré, Portugal. At the time, it was the biggest wave ever ridden! And every winter, some of the best surfers move to the Portuguese coast. Today Nazaré is the most famous fishing village in Portugal.

It was always having drawn visitors to its beach and genuinely colorful life. After lunch, we visit the pilgrimage town of Fatima. Join the faithful at one of the world’s holiest sites and pay homage at the Chapel of Apparitions. On May 13, 1917, three children were herding sheep. They saw an intense light, thinking it a bolt of lightning, they decided to run away, but another flash lit up the place, and on top of a small holm oak tree, where now stands the Chapel of Apparitions. They saw one Lady from whose hands hung a white rosary. The Lady told the three children that it was necessary to pray and asked them to return to the same place during five consecutive months on the 13th day at the same hour. The Virgin is said to have revealed the Three Secrets of Fatima to the children. The Sanctuary of Fatima is a place of pilgrimage, motivated by the apparitions of Our Lady to the three shepherds. Lunch and dinner are not included

| Overnight in Braga
|  Breakfast

DAY 4 | Braga – Porto -Braga

The meeting point will be at the hotel lobby – 09h00 am. The tour starts with a pleasant walking tour at the UNESCO World Heritage Historical Center, where you can admire magnificent monuments and sites — starting by the impressive settlement of over 20,000 blue tiles in São Bento Train Station. Then, proceeding to the 12th century Porto’s Cathedral, where we’ll get to know even more about the city history and the History of Portugal, after that, we’ll be venturing down the alleys of the medieval district. We will continue to the commercial street “Rua das Flores,” live street artists and art-craft. We are passing before the astonishing City Hall, up to the Clérigos Tower and its beautiful, noble quarter. Being the most animated location in town, it’s where we will have lunch at a restaurant with local gastronomy.

In the afternoon, discover the modern district of the city, such as Boavista and its magnificent “Casa da Música.” A stylish and architectural city landmark. It is proceeding to meet the river and crossing the riverside of the Douro river to Vila Nova de Gaia. Here you will be presented with a guided visit in a traditional Wine Cellar “Cave” and taste. This rich, sophisticated, and worldwide renowned fortified wine – the Port Wine (standard two great wines). We are still having the flavor of this nectar on our tongues. It’s time to enjoy the 6 Bridges Boat Cruise on the River Douro (duration: 1 hour). Aboard a traditional “Rabelo” boat, experience the panoramic views of the surrounding hills. At the red-tiled rooftops of the medieval houses, as well as the famous bridges of the city. Dinner is not included

| Overnight in Braga
|  Breakfast

DAY 5 | Braga-Douro Valley

The meeting point will be at the hotel lobby – 09h00 am. You’ll start the day by visiting a wine producer, where you will learn more about the worldwide renowned, vibrant, and complex Port wine, tasting it in a secure environment. Then, you will be driven beside the Douro Valley breath-taking landscapes, the scenery of astounding beauty that will lead you to the heart of the region. It’s time, then, to lunch in a traditional restaurant. You will be taken to contemplate the natural loveliness of the Douro Valley, through panoramic roads and with beautiful landscapes over Douro River.

We will still visit a second winery to taste their wines and know more about other techniques of wine producer existent in the Douro Valley. Dinner is not included.

| Overnight in Braga
|  Breakfast

DAY 6 | Braga

Meeting point at the hotel lobby – 09h00 am. After breakfast, we have a small briefing about Bom Jesus do Monte Shrine. Ascent will be made on the lift; this is the first funicular of the Iberian Peninsula. This lift uses the system water balance, and it is currently the world’s oldest, in service, use this ecological system. The cabins have a water tank, full when you are at the top level, and emptying at the bottom. The difference in weight allows the obtained displacement; the amount of water is calculated depending on the number of passengers. The descent of the mount will be made on foot. Then, we will visit the cathedral and downtown. Duration: 1/2 day. Lunch and dinner are not included.

| Overnight in Braga
| Breakfast

DAY 7 | (DEPART)

Enjoy breakfast on your final day at your hotel. Depending on your departure time, you will be transferred to Porto Airport for your international flight.

|  Breakfast
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Call us at (800) 983-5352 or contact us using the button below to get a quote and booking details

The rates displayed below are for the listed travel dates only. The travel dates for this tour package cannot be changed or altered. 

Hotel Olissippo Marquês de Sá

The 4-star Hotel Olissippo Marquês de Sáis is ideal for family vacations and leisure trips. It is located in the historic center of Lisbon. It is just a 5-minute walk away from the El Corte Inglês Mall, 20 minutes walk from Avenida da Liberdade. And the hotel is a 2-minute walk from the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum.

São Sebastião Metro Station is a 2-minute walk. It provides easy access to historic Lisbon areas like Rossio, Chiado, Bairro Alto, and Alfama. All air-conditioned rooms have a flat-screen cable TV and free Wi-Fi. Guests can enjoy a variety of international and Portuguese dishes in the hotel’s Varanda do Marquês Restaurant. The cocktail bar offers a trendy setting for a juicy cocktail with friends.

Hotel Mercure Braga Centro

This 4-star hotel was totally refurbished in 2013 and includes a fitness centre and an outdoor swimming pool. Hotel Mercure Braga Centro is located in Braga city centre, 1,650 feet from the Sé Cathedral and the shopping area.

All air-conditioned rooms come with a flat-screen cable TV and free WiFi. The private bathrooms come with hairdryers, free toiletries and bath.

On the first floor there is a restaurant which serves regional and traditional dishes together with an extensive wine list. Guests can also enjoy a drink at the rooftop bar with panoramic views of the Bom Jesus and Sameiro.

The hotel is a 15 minutes’ drive from Braga Train Station and 3 Km from the Bom Jesus sanctuary. Secure underground parking is possible on site and 4 modern meeting rooms are available.


Important Notice

Some useful info about our tours (land packages).


UPGRADED HOTELS AVAILABLE (for an additional fee)

All tours and entrance fees are included

 All taxes are included and NO HIDDEN FEES

 International Airfare is not included, but we can book it for you at very competitive rates

Alterations

A transfer fee may be assessed for alterations to packages, itineraries/tours and suggested arrival/departure dates

Price are based on double occupancy

Prices are per person and based on double occupancy. All prices are expressed in US dollars. Prices for vacation packages are subject to change without notice.

All travel documents are the responsibility of the passenger.

Travel insurance is highly recommended.

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