Sunny Portugal

From $4,149.00 CAD per person (double occupancy)

With Optional 4-Night Madeira Island Post Tour Extension and with Optional 3-Night Porto Pre Tour Extension April 12 – 21, 2022

Highlights

Portuguese Riviera, Lisbon, Belem, Obidos, Sintra, Choice on Tour, Arraiolos, Cork Factory, Evora, Winery Visit, Alentejo, Monsaraz, Lagos, Algarve, Faro, Tavira, 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Azeitao

Itinerary At A Glance

On some dates alternate hotels may be used.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Tuesday, April 12, 2022 Overnight Flight Ancient castles and Roman ruins, groves of lemon and almond trees, quiet whitewashed villages, and welcoming locals – Portugal is waiting for you.

 Day 2: Wednesday, April 13, 2022 Cascais, Portugal - Tour Begins Say hello to the Portuguese Riviera, your home for the next three nights. With mansions scattered about Cascais and Monte Estoril – all hinting at its history as a haven for exiled European royals and nobility. Tonight, join your fellow travellers for a welcome dinner. (D)

 Day 3: Thursday, April 14, 2022 Cascais - Lisbon - Cascais Embark on a panoramic Lisbon city tour and uncover the city’s most famous sights. Travel to Belem where you’ll see the Belem Tower (UNESCO World Heritage site), and the Monument to the Discoveries. Step into the past at the 16thcentury Jerónimos Monastery (UNESCO) and Lisbon’s Maritime Museum, which offers a glimpse into the country’s naval achievements. Enjoy some time to discover the narrow cobblestone streets, meandering past seaside cafés or pausing to shop for ceramics, lace, and hand-woven works. You’re on your own for the remainder of the day. You may choose to join an optional experience to savour Portuguese cuisine and wine while local artists perform traditional Fado. (B)

 Day 4: Friday, April 15, 2022 Cascais - Obidos - Sintra - Cascais Explore the picture-perfect city of Obidos, where white-washed houses sit snug within medieval city walls. Continue on to Sintra (UNESCO), a breathtaking hub that served as the summer residence of Portuguese kings for six centuries. Then, it’s your choice! Explore this quaint hilltop village independently and wander through the winding streets lined with cork products and pastries -OR- venture into the National Palace of Sintra. On your return to Lisbon stop to admire the stunning Cabo da Roca, the western most point of continental Europe. (B)

 Day 5: Saturday, April 16, 2022 Cascais - Arraiolos - Evora Make your way through Portugal’s charming countryside. Visit Arraiolos, known as the “village of rugs,” and delve into the history and art of Portuguese tapestries. Visit a local cork factory, where you’ll learn about the product’s importance to the local economy and why Portugal is the world’s top cork producer. Your journey then takes you to Evora (UNESCO) – the “Museum City of Portugal.” In addition to Evora’s 2ndcentury Roman temple to Diana, this medieval walled city is also the home to the mysterious 16th-century Chapel of Bones. Indulge in full-bodied wines from the Alentejo region during a winery tour and tasting. (B)

 Day 6: Sunday, April 17, 2022 Evora - Monsaraz - Lagos Journey to the stunning coasts of the Algarve - the southernmost region of Portugal. On the way, pause to take in the dramatic vistas from the village of Monsaraz. Then, explore the historic resort town of Lagos, where Moorish and Renaissance influences meet towering seaside cliffs. From this bustling port city, many celebrated voyagers began their explorations. Stroll by the fortress and historic buildings as you take in the surrounding views of the Atlantic. (B, D)

Per Person Rates*:  Double $4,149; Single $4,899; Triple $4,119

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**Round Trip Air from Regina Municipal is also available please add $50 per person to the above rates.

 

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* All Rates are Per Person and are subject to change.

 

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Day 7: Monday, April 18, 2022 Lagos The entire day is yours to experience the incomparable Algarve on your own. Geraniums, camellias, and oleanders grow alongside fig, orange, and almond trees, while brightly coloured fishing boats bob on the seas. Protected by hills to the north and warmed by the sea, the Algarve’s mild climate and beautiful beaches attract visitors from all over the world. (B)  

Day 8: Tuesday, April 19, 2022 Lagos - Faro - Tavira - Lagos Journey to Faro, the capital of the Algarve. Explore the city’s historic centre and see the 9th-century city walls. During lunch, discover the flavours of the region as a local chef highlights Algarve gastronomy during a cooking demonstration. Enjoy a tasting menu featuring iconic dishes of the region complete with local liquors and pastries. Continue to Tavira, an ancient Moorish city that blends traditional architecture with sandy beaches and a modern atmosphere. Return to Lagos for an evening at leisure. (B, L)

 Day 9: Wednesday, April 20, 2022 Lagos - Azeitao - Lisbon En route to Lisbon, make a stop in Azeitao, a charming agricultural village known for red wine, olive trees and beautiful country estates. Meet local artisans at a family-run shop and learn how the famous hand-painted Portuguese tiles, azulejos, are made. Bid Portugal goodbye during a dinner in Lisbon and celebrate the end of your unforgettable journey. (B, D)

 Day 10: Thursday, April 21, 2022 Lisbon - Tour Ends Your tour ends today. (B)

 

Experience It! The Algarve Postcard-worthy coastlines brushing against crystal clear water, stunning cliffs plunging into the rocky waves below, and awe-inspiring vistas that will leave you speechless – this is the Algarve. The southernmost region of Portugal, the Algarve is home to the perfect combination of historical architecture and sandy beaches. Although every area of the Algarve offers unique charms and is the perfect setting for a relaxing getaway, some of the preferred cities of this region include Lagos, Faro and Tavira, While in the Algarve, make sure you sample some of the fresh seafood, indulge in the local figs and oranges, almond liquor and maybe even buy a piece of intricately painted pottery.

 

 

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EXTEND YOUR VACATION WITH Optional 5 Days 4-Night Madeira Island

Post Tour Extension Rate: $1,730.00 CAD per person, double, land & air inclusive

Optional 5 Days 3-Night Porto

Pre Tour Extension Rate: $1,000.00 CAD per person, double, land only, airfare is not included.

The purchase of an additional air segment is required for this extension. Please inquire for air rate at time of booking.

 

Terms, conditions and restrictions apply; pricing, availability, and other details subject to change and/ or apply to US or Canadian residents. Please confirm details and booking information with your travel advisor.
PLEASE NOTE: PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP: PASSPORTS AND VISAS Documentation is required by foreign governments for all trips outside Canada. You should visit Global Affairs Canada at https://travel.gc.ca/ for general information about passports and visa requirements. Some countries require a visa in addition to a valid passport for entry, so it is important that you check with the appropriate foreign consulate or embassy for specific entry requirements and details you need to know regarding how and when to obtain the visa. Please remember the possession of valid passports and necessary visas are the responsibility of each client/passenger. If you would like assistance in ensuring you have the proper visa(s) for your trip outside of Canada, we would be happy to refer you to a company that can assist you. We strongly recommend that you have a valid passport (with seven-month validity) for all travel outside Canada. Please be advised transit visas may be required if connecting through a country on route to your final destination. INSURANCE When travelling outside Canada, health insurance is required. Contact your booking agent for more details. TRAVEL CONDITIONS There may be different living standards and practices and different standards and conditions with respect to the provision of services and accommodations outside of Canada. Single accommodations are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis. To complete your tour, we include roundtrip airport-to-hotel transfers when purchasing our airfare with your tour. If you have arranged for your own air, we are pleased to provide you the option of purchasing these transfers. Please note that all transfers will leave at pre-scheduled times. The overall activity level of this tour is a level 2. This means you like a balanced approach to travel. You feel confident walking at least 30-45 minutes at a time over a variety of terrains – from cobblestone streets to easy pathways; a couple of hills or a few flights of stairs. You’re comfortable walking a few city blocks at a time, but need some time to unwind and relax. Air passengers will arrive into Lisbon, Portugal airport. All transfers will depart from Lisbon airport for Cascais (approximately a 40 minute drive). Please be advised many airlines do not provide advance seat assignments until check-in at the airport. Advance seating will be subject to the airline's terms and conditions. Economy air rate and schedule are applicable for groups of 10 or more travelling on the same flights and dates. A deposit of $600 per person is due upon reservation. Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis. Reservations made after the deposit due date of October 06, 2021 are based upon availability. Final payment due by February 11, 2022. Deposits are refundable up until October 13, 2021. BC Reg. #23337; Travel Industry Council of Ontario Reg. # 3206405

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