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Departures

August 1, 2020

Returns

August 9, 2020

destinations

Portugal

CITIES

 Lisbon, Porto

DURATION

6 Nights

group size

20

RATING

3 Star

departures

August 1, 2020

returns

August 9, 2020

DURATION

6 Nights

group size

20

destinations

Portugal

cities

 Lisbon, Porto

RATING

3 Star

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Portugal is a southern European country on the Iberian Peninsula, bordering Spain. Its location on the Atlantic Ocean has influenced many aspects of its culture: salt cod and grilled sardines are national dishes, the Algarve’s beaches are a major destination and much of the nation’s architecture dates to the 1500s–1800s, when Portugal had a powerful maritime empire..

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Return airfare from Johannesburg with taxes
Share twin accommodation in tourist class hotels
3 nights in Lisbon
1 night in Coimbra
2 nights in Porto
6 Breakfasts,
2 Three-course dinners

Visa, Insurance , tips, personal items and any sevices not mentioned

COIMBRA
View one of Europe’s oldest universities, the Old Cathedral and Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Velha

FÁTIMA
Visit the celebrated shrine

LISBON
View Belém Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries on your sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist

PORTO
Explore the treasures in Porto’s medieval Ribeira Quarter with a Local Specialist

TOMAR
See the legacy left in Tomar by the Knights Templar

Day 1
Arrive Lisbon (3 Nights)
Pastel and azulejo-clad façades line Lisbon’s narrow streets which ramble across and over its seven hills from St. George Castle to the Tagus River. Gaze over the Portuguese capital’s terracotta rooftops, soaking up its small-town atmosphere before meeting your Travel Director and companheiros for a glimpse of what lies ahead. Tonight you’ll join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for dinner and sample some of the local favourites that you’ll encounter throughout your journey across Portugal.
Hotel – VIP Executive Santa Iria
Included Meals – Dinner

Day 2
Lisbon Sightseeing and Free Time
Explore the Age of the Discoveries and Portugal’s role as a global maritime power many centuries ago when you join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour. See the Hieronymite Monastery and the medieval quarter before taking in views of the alabaster-white Belém Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries before taking the rest of the day to explore on your own. Hop on one of Lisbon’s signature trams rolling along the city’s cinematic hillsides and you’ll quickly discover leafy squares and countless corner tascas (taverns) for a quick coffee and pasteis de nata (custard tartlet) fix. Consider joining an Optional Experience to Portugal’s Golden Triangle of Cascais, Estoril and Sintra to see some of the country’s most extravagant palaces during your free afternoon. This evening, perhaps join an optional traditional Portuguese dinner amidst the heart-wrenching, melancholic sounds of the fado.
Included Meals – Breakfast
OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE
Portuguese Fado Evening Of Music & Song With Dinner
An evening’s entertainment Portuguese style. You’ll savour a typical meal with local aperitifs and wines and hear beautiful, traditional Fado music and singing. Cancellation within 24 hours will incur a 50% cancellation fee.
Adult Price: €66.00
OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE
The Golden Triangle: Sintra, Cascais & The Estoril Coast
After passing through the fashionable resort of Estoril, we’ll explore the picturesque fishing village of Cascais, with its beautiful array of mansions and exclusive residences. To complete the Golden Triangle, we’ll visit one of the impressive Royal Palaces of Sintra.
Adult Price: €46.00

Day 3
Lisbon Free Day
Que bom! A full free day in Lisboa to explore the enchanting Portuguese capital your way. The secret to living a long life lies in eating a big breakfast, but as you’ll come to discover in Lisbon that may extend to a big lunch and dinner too. Spend the day indulging in a culinary adventure on your own or choose an optional visit to the fishing village of Nazaré, set on a wide bay overlooking the Atlantic. This Optional Experience also includes a visit to Óbidos where you’ll have time to explore the medieval walled city with its white-washed houses and cobblestone lanes. Aside from its obvious charm and history that pre-dates the founding of Portugal, Óbidos is also home to the delightfully decadent Ginja cherry drink served up in tiny chocolate cups. Don’t go home without a taste or two!
Included Meals – Breakfast
OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE
Portuguese Fado Evening Of Music & Song With Dinner
An evening’s entertainment Portuguese style. You’ll savour a typical meal with local aperitifs and wines and hear beautiful, traditional Fado music and singing. Cancellation within 24 hours will incur a 50% cancellation fee.
Adult Price: €66.00

Day 4
Lisbon – Fátima – Tomar – Coimbra (1 Night)
Leave Lisbon behind, bound for Fátima, a site of celebrated religious miracles where three young shepherds are said to have seen an apparition of the Virgin Mary in 1917. It is here that you’ll rub shoulders with visiting pilgrims who have come to pray and seek divine guidance. Explore the Basilica and Sanctuary on your own before heading to the Templar city of Tomar, a beautiful reminder of Portuguese Renaissance. Later, arrive in Coimbra for an orientation drive. This evening, enjoy dinner in your hotel with your travel companions.
Hotel – Dona Inês
Included Meals – Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5
Coimbra – Porto (2 Nights)
You’ll have the whole morning to explore Coimbra your way, or head to the seaside resort of Aveiro on an Optional Experience. Don’t leave town without sampling the delicious Ovos Moles sweets for which Aveiro is famous, then head north to Porto. You’ll arrive in time for a sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist who’ll reveal the treasures in the city’s UNESCO-listed medieval Ribeira Quarter, the port and the remarkable bridges that span the Douro River. With an evening to do as you wish, you may be tempted to head to the water’s edge and one of the city’s Port wine cellars for a tasting and insights into the centuries-old tradition of local Port production.
Hotel – Holiday Inn Gaia
Included Meals – Breakfast
OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE
Aveiro Experience
With our Local Specialist, we’ll head to the coast to visit the seaside town of Aveiro. We’ll view the colourful houses of Costa Nova and the beautiful lagoon that surrounds the town. Then, we’ll enjoy a traditional Moliceiro boat ride through the canals of this picturesque Portuguese town and get a chance to taste the local Ovos Moles sweets, for which the town is famous, while drinking a flute of Portuguese Espumante.
Adult Price: €45.00*
* The Optionals and pricing listed here are a guideline only and subject to change.
OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE
Old Town Braga and the Bom Jesus Sanctuary
Spend the afternoon with our Local Specialist travelling through the lush green Minho, Portugal’s most northerly province, stopping at its capital, Braga. See Europe’s largest and most magnificent sculpted Baroque staircase which ascends the forested hillside to the ‘Bom Jesus’ sanctuary. We’ll arrive using a 19th-Century water-powered funicular. Finally, a walk through Braga’s historic centre brings to life this ancient and innovative city.
Adult Price: €36.00
OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE
Seafood Dinner by the Atlantic Ocean
Join us for an outstanding dinner next to the beaches of the northwestern Portuguese Atlantic coast. Taste the local seafood and other delicacies with fantastic Portuguese wines while the ocean waves crush against the shore.
Adult Price: €49.00

Day 6
Porto Free Day
Savour a full day to go back in time and explore Porto’s historic centre with its beautiful Baroque façades. You could choose instead to join an Optional Experience to Braga, Portugal’s religious capital. A Local Specialist will reveal insights into Braga’s historic centre and you’ll have an opportunity to see Europe’s largest and most magnificent sculpted Baroque staircase. This evening, an optional cruise along the Douro, followed by a dinner of local specialties, is a fitting way to end your journey through Portugal. Watch the city light up as you enjoy a night cap and the fresh river breeze.
Included Meals – Breakfast
OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE
Douro Cruise And Dinner
Enjoy a relaxing and leisurely cruise along the Douro River. You’ll have a chance to see two medieval “world heritage” cities plus six impressive bridges, one of them the famous UNESCO-listed Eiffel bridge. Afterwards, savour a typical meal in the Medieval Ribeira Quarter
Adult Price: €60.00

Day 7
Depart Lisbon
Say a fond farewell to our Tripeiros hosts as you prepare for your return journey home. You’ve explored Portugal’s illustrious past, savoured Mediterranean flavours that will linger long after you leave and made lasting new friendships. All that’s left is to take your airport transfer and wish your travel companions a boa viagem and até a proxima. Guests departing from Lisbon have the option of a complimentary return transfer to the Portuguese capital.
Included Meals – Breakfast
All optional experiences for this trip
Book with your travel director when you travel
AVAILABLE ON DAY 2
Portuguese Fado Evening Of Music & Song With Dinner
An evening’s entertainment Portuguese style. You’ll savour a typical meal with local aperitifs and wines and hear beautiful, traditional Fado music and singing. Cancellation within 24 hours will incur a 50% cancellation fee.
Adult Price: €66.00
AVAILABLE ON DAY 2
The Golden Triangle: Sintra, Cascais & The Estoril Coast
After passing through the fashionable resort of Estoril, we’ll explore the picturesque fishing village of Cascais, with its beautiful array of mansions and exclusive residences. To complete the Golden Triangle, we’ll visit one of the impressive Royal Palaces of Sintra.
Adult Price: €46.00
AVAILABLE ON DAY 3
Portuguese Fado Evening Of Music & Song With Dinner
An evening’s entertainment Portuguese style. You’ll savour a typical meal with local aperitifs and wines and hear beautiful, traditional Fado music and singing. Cancellation within 24 hours will incur a 50% cancellation fee.
Adult Price: €66.00
AVAILABLE ON DAY 5
Aveiro Experience
With our Local Specialist, we’ll head to the coast to visit the seaside town of Aveiro. We’ll view the colourful houses of Costa Nova and the beautiful lagoon that surrounds the town. Then, we’ll enjoy a traditional Moliceiro boat ride through the canals of this picturesque Portuguese town and get a chance to taste the local Ovos Moles sweets, for which the town is famous, while drinking a flute of Portuguese Espumante.
Adult Price: €45.00*
* The Optionals and pricing listed here are a guideline only and subject to change.
AVAILABLE ON DAY 5
Old Town Braga and the Bom Jesus Sanctuary
Spend the afternoon with our Local Specialist travelling through the lush green Minho, Portugal’s most northerly province, stopping at its capital, Braga. See Europe’s largest and most magnificent sculpted Baroque staircase which ascends the forested hillside to the ‘Bom Jesus’ sanctuary. We’ll arrive using a 19th-Century water-powered funicular. Finally, a walk through Braga’s historic centre brings to life this ancient and innovative city.
Adult Price: €36.00
AVAILABLE ON DAY 5
Seafood Dinner by the Atlantic Ocean
Join us for an outstanding dinner next to the beaches of the northwestern Portuguese Atlantic coast. Taste the local seafood and other delicacies with fantastic Portuguese wines while the ocean waves crush against the shore.
Adult Price: €49.00

Groups
First
Last

Return airfare from Johannesburg with taxes
Share twin accommodation in tourist class hotels
3 nights in Lisbon
1 night in Coimbra
2 nights in Porto
6 Breakfasts,
2 Three-course dinners

Visa, Insurance , tips, personal items and any sevices not mentioned

COIMBRA
View one of Europe’s oldest universities, the Old Cathedral and Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Velha

FÁTIMA
Visit the celebrated shrine

LISBON
View Belém Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries on your sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist

PORTO
Explore the treasures in Porto’s medieval Ribeira Quarter with a Local Specialist

TOMAR
See the legacy left in Tomar by the Knights Templar

Day 1
Arrive Lisbon (3 Nights)
Pastel and azulejo-clad façades line Lisbon’s narrow streets which ramble across and over its seven hills from St. George Castle to the Tagus River. Gaze over the Portuguese capital’s terracotta rooftops, soaking up its small-town atmosphere before meeting your Travel Director and companheiros for a glimpse of what lies ahead. Tonight you’ll join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for dinner and sample some of the local favourites that you’ll encounter throughout your journey across Portugal.
Hotel – VIP Executive Santa Iria
Included Meals – Dinner

Day 2
Lisbon Sightseeing and Free Time
Explore the Age of the Discoveries and Portugal’s role as a global maritime power many centuries ago when you join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour. See the Hieronymite Monastery and the medieval quarter before taking in views of the alabaster-white Belém Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries before taking the rest of the day to explore on your own. Hop on one of Lisbon’s signature trams rolling along the city’s cinematic hillsides and you’ll quickly discover leafy squares and countless corner tascas (taverns) for a quick coffee and pasteis de nata (custard tartlet) fix. Consider joining an Optional Experience to Portugal’s Golden Triangle of Cascais, Estoril and Sintra to see some of the country’s most extravagant palaces during your free afternoon. This evening, perhaps join an optional traditional Portuguese dinner amidst the heart-wrenching, melancholic sounds of the fado.
Included Meals – Breakfast
OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE
Portuguese Fado Evening Of Music & Song With Dinner
An evening’s entertainment Portuguese style. You’ll savour a typical meal with local aperitifs and wines and hear beautiful, traditional Fado music and singing. Cancellation within 24 hours will incur a 50% cancellation fee.
Adult Price: €66.00
OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE
The Golden Triangle: Sintra, Cascais & The Estoril Coast
After passing through the fashionable resort of Estoril, we’ll explore the picturesque fishing village of Cascais, with its beautiful array of mansions and exclusive residences. To complete the Golden Triangle, we’ll visit one of the impressive Royal Palaces of Sintra.
Adult Price: €46.00

Day 3
Lisbon Free Day
Que bom! A full free day in Lisboa to explore the enchanting Portuguese capital your way. The secret to living a long life lies in eating a big breakfast, but as you’ll come to discover in Lisbon that may extend to a big lunch and dinner too. Spend the day indulging in a culinary adventure on your own or choose an optional visit to the fishing village of Nazaré, set on a wide bay overlooking the Atlantic. This Optional Experience also includes a visit to Óbidos where you’ll have time to explore the medieval walled city with its white-washed houses and cobblestone lanes. Aside from its obvious charm and history that pre-dates the founding of Portugal, Óbidos is also home to the delightfully decadent Ginja cherry drink served up in tiny chocolate cups. Don’t go home without a taste or two!
Included Meals – Breakfast
OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE
Portuguese Fado Evening Of Music & Song With Dinner
An evening’s entertainment Portuguese style. You’ll savour a typical meal with local aperitifs and wines and hear beautiful, traditional Fado music and singing. Cancellation within 24 hours will incur a 50% cancellation fee.
Adult Price: €66.00

Day 4
Lisbon – Fátima – Tomar – Coimbra (1 Night)
Leave Lisbon behind, bound for Fátima, a site of celebrated religious miracles where three young shepherds are said to have seen an apparition of the Virgin Mary in 1917. It is here that you’ll rub shoulders with visiting pilgrims who have come to pray and seek divine guidance. Explore the Basilica and Sanctuary on your own before heading to the Templar city of Tomar, a beautiful reminder of Portuguese Renaissance. Later, arrive in Coimbra for an orientation drive. This evening, enjoy dinner in your hotel with your travel companions.
Hotel – Dona Inês
Included Meals – Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5
Coimbra – Porto (2 Nights)
You’ll have the whole morning to explore Coimbra your way, or head to the seaside resort of Aveiro on an Optional Experience. Don’t leave town without sampling the delicious Ovos Moles sweets for which Aveiro is famous, then head north to Porto. You’ll arrive in time for a sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist who’ll reveal the treasures in the city’s UNESCO-listed medieval Ribeira Quarter, the port and the remarkable bridges that span the Douro River. With an evening to do as you wish, you may be tempted to head to the water’s edge and one of the city’s Port wine cellars for a tasting and insights into the centuries-old tradition of local Port production.
Hotel – Holiday Inn Gaia
Included Meals – Breakfast
OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE
Aveiro Experience
With our Local Specialist, we’ll head to the coast to visit the seaside town of Aveiro. We’ll view the colourful houses of Costa Nova and the beautiful lagoon that surrounds the town. Then, we’ll enjoy a traditional Moliceiro boat ride through the canals of this picturesque Portuguese town and get a chance to taste the local Ovos Moles sweets, for which the town is famous, while drinking a flute of Portuguese Espumante.
Adult Price: €45.00*
* The Optionals and pricing listed here are a guideline only and subject to change.
OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE
Old Town Braga and the Bom Jesus Sanctuary
Spend the afternoon with our Local Specialist travelling through the lush green Minho, Portugal’s most northerly province, stopping at its capital, Braga. See Europe’s largest and most magnificent sculpted Baroque staircase which ascends the forested hillside to the ‘Bom Jesus’ sanctuary. We’ll arrive using a 19th-Century water-powered funicular. Finally, a walk through Braga’s historic centre brings to life this ancient and innovative city.
Adult Price: €36.00
OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE
Seafood Dinner by the Atlantic Ocean
Join us for an outstanding dinner next to the beaches of the northwestern Portuguese Atlantic coast. Taste the local seafood and other delicacies with fantastic Portuguese wines while the ocean waves crush against the shore.
Adult Price: €49.00

Day 6
Porto Free Day
Savour a full day to go back in time and explore Porto’s historic centre with its beautiful Baroque façades. You could choose instead to join an Optional Experience to Braga, Portugal’s religious capital. A Local Specialist will reveal insights into Braga’s historic centre and you’ll have an opportunity to see Europe’s largest and most magnificent sculpted Baroque staircase. This evening, an optional cruise along the Douro, followed by a dinner of local specialties, is a fitting way to end your journey through Portugal. Watch the city light up as you enjoy a night cap and the fresh river breeze.
Included Meals – Breakfast
OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE
Douro Cruise And Dinner
Enjoy a relaxing and leisurely cruise along the Douro River. You’ll have a chance to see two medieval “world heritage” cities plus six impressive bridges, one of them the famous UNESCO-listed Eiffel bridge. Afterwards, savour a typical meal in the Medieval Ribeira Quarter
Adult Price: €60.00

Day 7
Depart Lisbon
Say a fond farewell to our Tripeiros hosts as you prepare for your return journey home. You’ve explored Portugal’s illustrious past, savoured Mediterranean flavours that will linger long after you leave and made lasting new friendships. All that’s left is to take your airport transfer and wish your travel companions a boa viagem and até a proxima. Guests departing from Lisbon have the option of a complimentary return transfer to the Portuguese capital.
Included Meals – Breakfast
All optional experiences for this trip
Book with your travel director when you travel
AVAILABLE ON DAY 2
Portuguese Fado Evening Of Music & Song With Dinner
An evening’s entertainment Portuguese style. You’ll savour a typical meal with local aperitifs and wines and hear beautiful, traditional Fado music and singing. Cancellation within 24 hours will incur a 50% cancellation fee.
Adult Price: €66.00
AVAILABLE ON DAY 2
The Golden Triangle: Sintra, Cascais & The Estoril Coast
After passing through the fashionable resort of Estoril, we’ll explore the picturesque fishing village of Cascais, with its beautiful array of mansions and exclusive residences. To complete the Golden Triangle, we’ll visit one of the impressive Royal Palaces of Sintra.
Adult Price: €46.00
AVAILABLE ON DAY 3
Portuguese Fado Evening Of Music & Song With Dinner
An evening’s entertainment Portuguese style. You’ll savour a typical meal with local aperitifs and wines and hear beautiful, traditional Fado music and singing. Cancellation within 24 hours will incur a 50% cancellation fee.
Adult Price: €66.00
AVAILABLE ON DAY 5
Aveiro Experience
With our Local Specialist, we’ll head to the coast to visit the seaside town of Aveiro. We’ll view the colourful houses of Costa Nova and the beautiful lagoon that surrounds the town. Then, we’ll enjoy a traditional Moliceiro boat ride through the canals of this picturesque Portuguese town and get a chance to taste the local Ovos Moles sweets, for which the town is famous, while drinking a flute of Portuguese Espumante.
Adult Price: €45.00*
* The Optionals and pricing listed here are a guideline only and subject to change.
AVAILABLE ON DAY 5
Old Town Braga and the Bom Jesus Sanctuary
Spend the afternoon with our Local Specialist travelling through the lush green Minho, Portugal’s most northerly province, stopping at its capital, Braga. See Europe’s largest and most magnificent sculpted Baroque staircase which ascends the forested hillside to the ‘Bom Jesus’ sanctuary. We’ll arrive using a 19th-Century water-powered funicular. Finally, a walk through Braga’s historic centre brings to life this ancient and innovative city.
Adult Price: €36.00
AVAILABLE ON DAY 5
Seafood Dinner by the Atlantic Ocean
Join us for an outstanding dinner next to the beaches of the northwestern Portuguese Atlantic coast. Taste the local seafood and other delicacies with fantastic Portuguese wines while the ocean waves crush against the shore.
Adult Price: €49.00

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