A Taste of Portugal

Coimbra, Portugal

from $1533 Per Person

Starting: 06/01/2016

Through: 10/31/2017

# of Nights: 7

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Day Destination
1 Lisbon
2 Lisbon
3 Lisbon
4 Lisbon / Coimbra
5 Coimbra / Porto
6 Porto / Amarante
7 Amarante / Lisbon
8 En Route

Lisbon * Coimbra * Porto * Amarante

8 Days / 7 Nights

Daily Arrivals

Program includes:

  • 7 Nights at select hotels and Pousadas
  • Breakfast daily
  • 6 Days car rental (automatic) including: unlimited mileage, CDW, government and airport tax.
  • Personal insurance is additional.
  • Arrival Transfer in Lisbon by Private Car
  • Private half-day tour in Lisbon
  • Hotel taxes and Service charges
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Accommodations
City Nights Hotel
Lisbon 2 Hotel Bairro Alto****
Coimbra 1 Hotel Quinta das Lagrimas****
Porto 2 Hotel Infante de Sagres****
Amarante 1 Casa da Calcada****
Lisbon 1 Hotel Bairro Alto****

Lisbon * Coimbra * Porto * Amarante

8 Days / 7 Nights

Daily Arrivals

Program includes:

  • 7 Nights at select hotels and Pousadas
  • Breakfast daily
  • 6 Days car rental (automatic) including: unlimited mileage, CDW, government and airport tax.
  • Personal insurance is additional.
  • Arrival Transfer in Lisbon by Private Car
  • Private half-day tour in Lisbon
  • Hotel taxes and Service charges
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Day Destination Experience
1 Lisbon

Upon arrival at Lisbon airport, you will be transferred by private car to your hotel. The rest of the day will be at leisure. Lisbon is one of the most delightful and unspoiled capitals of the world. Stroll through the narrow winding streets with its white washed houses, beautiful tiled walls, richly styled Baroque architecture and its Gothic elegance. Wander through the city’s beautiful gardens and fill your soul with the magical sound of guitar playing “Fado”.

2 Lisbon

After breakfast, a private sightseeing tour will include the Belem tower, Jeronimos Monastery, George’s Castle on a hill overlooking the Old quarter, and the city’s museums, Churches and shopping plazas. Afternoon will be at leisure or take an optional tour to visit Sintra, Lord Byron’s “Glorious Eden.” Tonight, perhaps enjoy some of Lisbon’s great nightlife with typical Fado folklore. (B)

3 Lisbon

After breakfast, pick up your car at the downtown rental office in Lisbon and begin your journey to the fortified city of Obidos. This pretty medieval town will charm you with its magnificent views, white washed houses and the potted flowers on each balcony. Drive to Nazare, a genuine fishermen’s town and then onto to Sitio, a cliff top town to enjoy the panoramic view of the coastline. Pass by Alcobaca to Batalha to see the famous monastery continuing via Fatima, the “Altar of the World,” to visit some of the legendary sites and countryside homes. Arrive to Coimbra and its famous university and check into your hotel. (B)

4 Lisbon / Coimbra

After breakfast depart to Porto, the second largest Portuguese city. Today you will have a private half day guided tour of the historical center of Porto, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. Your tour includes the 19th Century Stock Exchange Palace and its breathtaking Arabian Room and the Lello bookshop, an exquisite landmark dating back to the early 1900’s. (B)

5 Coimbra / Porto

Today, enjoy a day of leisure in Porto or perhaps take an optional day tour of the Duoro Valley where you can visit some wineries and take a ride aboard a Rabelo boat.

6 Porto / Amarante

This morning depart to Braga to see one of the oldest cathedrals in the Iberian Peninsula. Continue to Guimares, a surprisingly simple and beautiful town. Walk through the narrow streets of the historical center and the beautiful square of Oiveira. Continue to Amarante to the Casa de Calcada, a 16th Century building converted to a magnificent hotel for your overnight stay. (B)

7 Amarante / Lisbon

This morning depart Amarante, visit Peso de Regua and its incredible landscapes, the Douro Valley, with its terraced slopes and vineyards and stop enroute to taste the world famous Porto wine. Proceed to Lamego, a lovely countryside city, continuing to Aveiro, a city on the Atlantic Coast. See the local fishing boats, interesting museums and enjoy the serenity of these delightful towns. Try the delicious local delicacy of Ovas Moles (egg yolks and sugar) before continuing to Lisbon for overnight. (B)

8 En Route

Return your car this morning at Lisbon Airport, or continue to your next Iberian encounter. (B)

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Land Prices per Person
Twin Single
Prices Starting From $1533 $2730
*Prices are per person based on double occupancy
Supplements & mandatory dinners amy apply for Easter / Special Fairs / Events / Christmas & New Year's. Please inquire.
Many museums are closed on Mondays and National holidays