PS1 ' The Land of Discovery ' TOURSEARCH TOUR
'Land of Discovery'
Port Wine region, the Douro Valley; Lisbon: Colonial elegance; Celtic and Roman sites; Arab, Jewish, Christian, Roman, Visigothic legacies
- DATES & PRICES
- FULL ITINERARY
- MAP & HOTELS
- TRIP INFORMATION
Dates & Prices
Prices are in US Dollars (USD), before taxes (if applicable) - All pricing reflects per-person Land Only expenses, however, we can book flights from virtually every city. Please call us for an air quote.
|Start Date||End Date||Price||More Info|
|Thu 07 Apr 2016||Wed 13 Apr 2016||$1680|
|Thu 07 Jul 2016||Wed 13 Jul 2016||$1680|
|Thu 08 Sep 2016||Wed 14 Sep 2016||$1680|
Optional Single Supplement: $300 (number of singles limited).
The country of Portugal seems vast in so many respects; such is evident in the copious amounts of ancient structures that are located along the capital city, Lisbon -- and each has played an important part during its 20 centuries of history. Stare up at the Belem Tower that has been standing at the mouth of the Tagus River for 400 years. See how the famous fishing town of Nazare is a land of plenty as we watch the many brightly coloured fishing boats litter the sparkling shores of the Atlantic or spot some of the local women still wearing their traditional seven-skirted costumes. Taste the numerous choices of delicious wines while on cellar tours in the Port Wine Region, which was established in 1756 in the beautiful Douro Valley. This country does not fall short in offering us varying experiences that will serves as long-lasting memories.
*The red tour trail on the map does not represent the actual travel path.
The following is a list of sample hotels at some locations included on this tour. The hotels shown here are meant to provide a general sense of the standard of hotel we usually aim for; they are not necessarily confirmed for your chosen departure.
Hotel Miraparque, in Lisbon, is a magnificent 3 star property located in the heart of Lisbon, just a few steps ... Plaza Marques de Pombal. The beautiful 50's building has been recently renovated and it overlooks the Eduardo VII Park. Its 100 rooms soberly decorated are supplied with a mini-bar, satellite TV set, air conditioning, safe-box, direct dial telephone and hair-dryer.
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Hotel Eurostars das Artes
For people who love art. For people with a feeling for the Douro. For people who appreciate a good port ... and know how to enjoy it with the necessary calm. For these people we have opened the doors of the Eurostars Das Artes, the essence of which is to be found in the art exuded by the grand capital of the Douro.
The Eurostars Das Artes Hotel, set in the very centre of Oporto, comprises two buildings, one historical and the other modern, with a sky-blue tiled façade welcoming its guests. Location: Porto
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Breakfast and dinner (hotels & local restaurants) daily. All accommodation, transport, sightseeing and entrance fees for sites noted as 'visited' in the detailed itinerary. Gratuities for local guides, drivers, restaurant staff, porters. Airport transfers for land & air customers and for early arriving / late departing land & air customers who book their extra hotel nights through us.
Tour Leader gratuities, lunches, drinks, personal items (phone, laundry, etc), international air taxes (if applicable), excursions referenced as 'optional'. Airport transfers for Land Only customers. Our post-reservation trip notes offer further guidance on optional meal costs and shopping.
Seasonality and Weather
This tour is offered in spring, summer, and fall the most popular of which are spring and fall when temperatures are milder and crowds thinner. Spring is also popular for green landscapes. Showers are possible in spring, unlikely in summer, and possible in fall.
Transport and Travel Conditions
Land transport throughout by private air-conditioned motor coach, 24-36 seats depending on ultimate group size (see 'group size'). Though we will have some full bus days there are plenty of stops of interest. Roads are in good condition though winding on some stretches.
Please note: This trip involves considerable walking up hills and stairs and on uneven or cobblestone streets. You should be in good physical condition to enjoy the tour to its fullest.
Well-located, air- conditioned, mid-range hotels (3 star) throughout. All hotels have en suite bath, though some may have shower only. Porter service is not likely-you should be independent with your luggage. Single rooms are limited and likely smaller than twins.
Staff and Support
Tour Leader throughout, driver, local step-on guides in various locales.
10-21 (plus Tour Leader)
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