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The above rates are per person, based on double occupancy (land package). Please call for single supplement price. Rates are subject to hotel availability and are only guaranteed when paid in full.
Date : April 1, 2020
Arrive at the hotel in the city of Porto
You will be transferred to your centrally located hotel in the city of Porto after arriving at the airport. In the afternoon you will meet for a half-day tour of the city of Porto. The “Invicta City”, is Portugal’s second-biggest city. On your half-day tour, you will visit the following sites: The “São Bento” train station, known for its azulejo patterns that tell stories of the history of Portugal. “Torre de Clérigos” and “Igreja”, a Baroque style church with its bell tower that skies above the city. Your final visit is to a Porto Wine cellar where you will be able to try the fortified wine.
Date : April 1, 2020
Begin your tour through Minho
You begin your tour through Minho, known for having some of the most beautiful natural landscapes in Portugal and the area is also rich in history. Guimarães, the birth of Portugal and of the first Portuguese King. Elected as European Capital of Culture 2012. The City Centre of Guimarães is considered by UNESCO Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Braga, founded under the name of «Bracara Augusta» during the Roman Empire, which makes it one of the oldest Christian cities in the World. Known as “Archbishop's city” and monumental religious heritage. Elected as European Capital of Youth in 2012.
A free day to enjoy the city of Porto.
Today is a free day to enjoy the city of Porto. You have plenty of optional tours to take, such as a cruise down the Douro river, or visit to one of Porto’s famous vineyards.
Date : April 4, 2020
A train ride to Lisbon
In the morning you will be transferred for a quick train ride to Lisbon. Afterward, you will be transferred to your hotel, where the rest of the day is free.
A full day tour, exploring
Today you will have a full-day tour, exploring Cascais and Estoril coast, the idyllic town of Sintra, and Cabo da Roca, Europe’s most western point. In Sintra, you will be able to visit the famous Palacio da Pena, a Romanticist castle, above the village. The castle has excellent views, of Lisbon and the sea. After visiting the castle you will stop for lunch, before heading to Cabo Da Roca, a cape which forms the westernmost extent of mainland Portugal, before heading to the towns of Cascais and Estoril, part of the Portuguese Riviera. You return to your hotel in the evening.
Date : April 6, 2020
In the morning you get to take a city tour of Lisbon.
In the morning you get to take a city tour of Lisbon. The tour begins in the Belém area where you will visit the “Belém Tower”, the ceremonial gateway to Lisbon. Your next visit is to the “Jerónimos Monastery”, where the famous Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama is laid to rest, and a final visit to the Coaches Museum, where you will be able to see the horse-drawn carriages from the Royal House of Portugal. You will be able to sample the “Pasteis de Belém”, Portuguese pastries. The tour then continues onto the Alfama, Lisbon’s oldest quarter, where fado music is heard at night. You return to your hotel in the early evening.
Date : April 7, 2020
After check out, you will be transferred to the airport
After check out, you will be transferred to the airport from your hotel. Até ja Portugal!
- Roundtrip transfers from the airport to the hotel
- Three nights stay in a centrally located four-star hotel in Porto
- Three nights stay in a centrally located four-star hotel in Lisbon
- Two Full-day tours including lunch, departing from Porto and Lisbon
- Two Half day city tours of Porto and Lisbon
- Train ticket from Porto to Lisbon, including transfer
Airline fair taxes and single supplement not included.
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Portugal and Madeira are on GMT time, or five hours difference between the east coast of the US. The time in the Azores is four hours ahead of Boston, and seven hours ahead of San Francisco.
Portuguese is the official language of Portugal and its islands. Most hotels, stores and restaurants have English speaking employees or menus written in English.
Portugal and its islands use the euro as its currency. You can exchange money at the airport, or in the major cities/towns.
Most major credit cards are accepted, just look for a sign that says “Multibanco” or the credit card sticker in a shop or restaurant window. When paying by credit card they will bring you a handheld machine that they insert the card or swipe. Just remember to press ok if you accept, as most times it will ask for a PIN.
Gratuities are common in Portugal and its islands, though not as common as the US. Below is a suggested guide as to what to leave behind as a gratuity.
Restaurants: Expect to leave a few euros of change of gratuity, as 15%-20% is not common.
Tour Guides: 5-10 euros tip per person on a full-day tour. Tour Bus Drivers: 2-5 euros tip per person on a full-day tour. Cab Drivers: No gratuity needed.
Electricity in Portugal and its islands is 220-240 volts, and it uses a different socket/outlet compared to the US. Check the voltage accepted, with whatever device that you use, should the device be built for that type of voltage, then an adapter would be needed to charge the device.
Portugal and its islands have many places to connect to the Internet. Most hotels have an Internet /Wi-Fi connection and provide you with the password to connect. Restaurants and cafes also have connections, though password protected, just be sure to ask for the password. Also, in some towns, there is a local Wi-Fi, where it is free to connect.
Please check with your cell phone provider. Mention that you are traveling to “Portugal” and they can let you know if you have coverage with your phone. You can also purchase a prepaid cell phone in Portugal, the cost is about 25 euros, and it provides you with a Portuguese number and a certain amount of credits to make calls. Some providers even have specials where the calls are free to landlines.