This vacation shows you all of Portugal at a relaxed pace, thanks to the well-planned two-night stopovers in Lisbon, Oporto, and the Algarve. Start and end in Lisbon and see the interior and almost the entire coastline of Portugal. Guided sightseeing in Lisbon, Oporto, and Evora includes Jeronimos Monastery, the Stock Exchange with its Arabian Hall, the Ossuary Chapel, and many other must-see sights. Also included are visits to Obidos, Fatima, and to the famous Sandeman & Co Port wine cellar to taste the Port wine; the Roman ruins of Conimbriga with its excellent museum, Vila Real, and Belmonte, birthplace of Pedro Alvares Cabral, the discoverer of Brazil, where you’ll enjoy a visit to the Jewish Museum and a traditional olive oil tasting. On the Algarve an excursion to the Promontory of Sagres near Cape St. Vincent is included, and back in Lisbon, a cocktail and a special farewell dinner with a spectacular panoramic view awaits you at the Varanda restaurant.
LISBON Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Alfama quarter and Jeronimos Monastery; [LF] enjoy a cocktail and a special farewell dinner with wineOBIDOS Walking tour of the medieval townALCOBAÇA Visit the Church of Santa Maria MonasteryNAZARÉ Lunch breakFATIMA Visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the RosaryTOMAR Visit the Convent of ChristCONIMBRIGA Visit the Roman ruins and the museumCOIMBRA Visit the University LibraryOPORTO Guided sightseeing, visit the Church of Sao Francisco and the Arabian Hall in the Stock Exchange; [LF] wine tasting at Sandeman & Co.GUIMARAES Walk through the medieval centerVILA REAL Visit the Palacio de MateusVISEU Dinner with wine at a local restaurantBELMONTE Visit the Jewish Museum; [LF] olive oil tastingCASTELO DE VIDE Walk through the Jewish quarterEVORA Guided walking tour, visit the gothic cathedral, the Sao Francisco Church, and the Ossuary ChapelALGARVE Excursion to the Promontory of Sagres, Cape St. Vincent, and LagosHeadsets throughout the tour
LISBON Mundial (F)TOMAR Dos Templarios (F)OPORTO Tiara Park Atlantic (SF)VISEU Grao Vasco (F)EVORA M’Ar de Ar Muralhas (F)ALGARVE Tivoli Carvoeiro (F) at Carvoeiro
Full buffet breakfast (B) daily; 5 three-course dinners (D), including a welcome and farewell dinners in Lisbon, and a special dinner in Viseu
Motorcoach with free Wi-Fi