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
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
- Day 1 : Overnight Flight
- Days 2 – 4 : Vila Gale Cascais Hotel, Cascais
- Day 5 : Vitoria Stone Hotel , Evora
- Days 6 – 8 : Vila Gale Lagos, Algarve
- Day 9 : Iberostar Selection Lisboa, Lisbon
On some dates alternate hotels may be used.
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
Included in Price:
- Round Trip Air from Calgary Intl Airport
- Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges of $170 per person (subject to increase until paid in full)
- Hotel Transfers
**Round Trip Air from Regina Municipal is also available please add $50 per person to the above rates.
Not included in price:
- Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $449 per person
* All Rates are Per Person and are subject to change.
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.
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.