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8 DAYS | 7 NIGHTS

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SHARED TOUR

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Main Info

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 airport
Arrival and departure transfers
2 nights in Porto at Hotel da Bolsa or similar
2 nights in Braga at Mercure Braga Centro or similar
  3 nights in Lisbon at Turim Hotel or similar
Daily breakfast
Visit Jeronimo’s church with its beautiful Manueline Architecture, reflecting Portugal’s trade over the centuries
Visit Belem Tower
Enjoy a demonstration and tasting of the famous ‘pastéis de Belém’
Brief presentation of the olive oil sector in Portugal
City tour in Lisbon, Sintra, Porto, Braga, Fátima, Batalha, Nazaré, and Óbidos
Join the faithful at one of the world’s holiest sites and pay homage at the Chapel of Apparitions
Visit São Bento da Porta Aberta, Bom Jesus do Monte Shrine and Sanctuary of Our Lady of Sameiro
Train ticket (speed train): ALFA (Braga to Lisbon), second class – standard.
Transfer and Guide throughout tours

 

 

Tour Details


Duration: 8 days &  7 nights

Travel Style: Shared /Religious

Minimum Passengers: 8
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: 3 – DEMANDING
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 in Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport, you will be met and transferred by our representative to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

| Overnight in Porto

DAY 2 | Porto

Elected Best European Destination 2012 by the European citizens, Porto is history, architecture, culture, gastronomy, trade, encounters and discoveries. Today, you will visit the city’s historical center of world heritage and monuments of Porto. Some of the sights you will see today include: Torre dos Clérigos, Livraria Lello e Irmão, Avenida dos Aliados, Estação de S. Bento, Ponte Luís I, Sé Catedral, Bairro da Sé, and Ribeira. You will also attend a brief presentation of the olive oil sector in Portugal with technical proof of three Portuguese olive oils.

| Overnight in Porto
|  Breakfast

DAY 3 | Porto - Braga

After breakfast, 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, built in 1882 by Swiss engineer Nikolaus Riggenbach. This lift uses the system water balance, and it is currently the world 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 being calculated depending on the number of passengers. The descent of the mount will be done on foot. In the afternoon, visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Sameiro and the cathedral.

| Overnight in Braga
|  Breakfast

DAY 4 | Braga - São Bento da Porta Aberta – Vila do Gerês - Braga

Begin your morning with breakfast at your hotel. Enjoy the unspoiled area of Northern Portugal, this is the perfect destination for nature lovers. You can find dozens of hiking trails, historic fortresses, and rich flora and fauna – wolves, foxes, wild boar, wild ponies, bats and 147 species of bird. It is especially beautiful in the spring!

| Overnight in Braga
|  Breakfast

DAY 5 | Lisbon

After the lunch, you will be transferred to the train station. Afterwards, enjoy some free time in Portugal’s vibrant capital, Libson.

| Overnight in Lisbon
|  Breakfast

DAY 6 | Lisbon - Sintra - Libson

Begin your morning with breakfast at the hotel. Today, you will see the 16th-century Jerónimo’s Monastery (UNESCO); the Monument to the Discoveries, honouring intrepid Portuguese explorers and their patrons; and the impressive Belem Tower (UNESCO). Visit an old patisserie that has managed to hold on to the secret recipe of Portugal’s finest pastry for over 100 years and enjoy a demonstration and tasting of the famous ‘pastéis de Belem’. Its unique narrow streets, lined with chapels and white houses edged in blue, are the perfect place for thoughtful wandering. Continue to the town of Sintra, a UNESCO site and the favorite summer residence of Portuguese kings for six centuries. Here, peruse specialty shops filled with Portuguese handicrafts.

| Overnight in Lisbon
| Breakfast

DAY 7 | Lisbon – Fátima – Nazaré – Óbidos – Lisbon

Begin your morning with breakfast at your hotel. Your day at Portugal’s “Silver Coast” begins in the pilgrimage town of Fatima. You will see the Batalha Monastery (UNESCO) and travel to the quaint town of Nazaré and the medieval walled town of Óbidos.

| Overnight in Lisbon
| Breakfast

DAY 8 | (DEPART)

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

|  Breakfast

Ready to Book?

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 da Bolsa

Hotel da Bolsa is nestled within Porto’s historic Ribeira district, just 350 feet from the neoclassical Palácio da Bolsa (Stock Exchange Palace). It offers breakfast and rooms with free Wi-Fi.

Many of Porto’s historic highlights are within short walking distance from the hotel, such as the Sé Do Porto Cathedral and the double-decked Dom Luis arch bridge spanning the Douro River.

Da Bolsa’s rooms are all soundproofed and fitted with a private bathroom with a shower and hairdryer. Each is equipped with satellite TV, safe box and air conditioning. Allergy-free rooms are also available.

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.

TURIM Lisboa Hotel

Situated in the heart of Lisbon, this stylish 4-star hotel offers elegant rooms 650 feet from Picoas Metro. Wi-fi is free throughout the hotel.

Turim Lisboa Hotel has 56 comfortable guest accommodations, all of which have air conditioning and a private bathroom. Every room also features satellite TV and a minibar.

A buffet breakfast is served each morning in Hotel Turim Lisboa’s restaurant. A great selection of Portuguese and international food is also served here for lunch and dinner, with local wines available from the cellar.


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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