PS1 Portugal Tour
Land of Discovery
Port Wine region, the Douro Valley; Lisbon: Colonial elegance; Celtic and Roman sites; Arab, Jewish, Christian, Roman, Visigothic legacies
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- MAP & HOTELS
- TRIP INFORMATION
Dates & Prices
Prices below are per person, twin-sharing costs in US Dollars (USD). Pricing does not include airfare to/from the tour and any applicable taxes. For single supplement rates and taxes (if any), please refer to the entries under the blue box below.
|Start Date||End Date||Price||More Info|
|Wed 11 Sep 2019||Wed 18 Sep 2019||$2190 USD|
|Wed 06 May 2020||Wed 13 May 2020||$2190 USD|
|Wed 01 Jul 2020||Wed 08 Jul 2020||$2190 USD|
|Wed 09 Sep 2020||Wed 16 Sep 2020||$2190 USD|
Optional Single Supplement: $355 USD (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.
On our Portugal tour, 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.
Averie C. (Marysville, PA, US)
This small group opened my eyes to a different way to travel that I will likely repeat in the future. I enjoyed meeting and getting to know people from other places while we experienced our journey together. Although, in general, I liked the cities of Coimbra and O Porto better than Lison, I enjoyed touring the Alfama district.
*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.
Sana Lisboa Hotel
A 2-minute walk from the nearest metro station, this downtown, modern hotel is 4 km from both Jardim Zoológico de ... and Targus River.
The airy, upscale rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screens, minibars and city views.
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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.
International airfare to/from the tour. 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.
This trip is typical of most of our European tours, which are ambitious and involve full days of travel and sightseeing. While we don't have any actual strenuous activity (ie hiking) built into the program, you will do a lot of walking on this trip. These walks will mostly be in the form of walking tours of towns and cities and short walks to dinner. Being Europe, and a hilly/mountainous area, cobbles, uneven surfaces, and slopes/stairs are common. If you are accustomed to typical "bus tours," which rely heavily on vehicular transport for all sightseeing activities, you should be aware that this tour is considerably more active.
Am I suitable for this tour? Please refer to our self-assessment form.
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.
10-18 (plus Tour Leader)
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