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Picturesque Portugal with Costsaver

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7 days
04 Aug 24 to 24 Aug 24
Book by 30 Jun 24
Religious landmarks, monuments, and the melancholic trill of fado, follow this 7 day journey from Lisbon, Portugal’s seafaring capital, to Porto on the Douro River and wander through medieval cities delving into the country’s colourful history and culture.

Includes

  • 7 Day Costsaver Guided Holiday
  • 6 nights in cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • 6 breakfasts & 2 dinners
  • Transport by luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries
  • Return ferry crossing between Spain and Morocco
  • An expert Travel Director and separate driver
  • Audio headsets are provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • City orientation tours
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • Extensive variety of Choice Optional Experiences at an additional cost
  • Included sightseeing
  • In Lisbon view Belém Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries on your sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist
  • Explore the treasures in Porto's medieval Ribeira Quarter with a Local Specialist and much more!

Excludes

  • Flights
  • Arrival/ departure transfers
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Spending money and items of a personal nature

Extras

  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilised
  • Choice of Optional Experiences available at an additional cost

Highlights

  • 6 Nights in cherry-picked hotels
  • 8 Meals
  • City orientation tours

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Lisbon (3 Nights)

Pastel and azulejo-clad façades line Lisbon's narrow streets which ramble across and over its seven hills from St. George Castle to the Tagus River. Gaze over the Portuguese capital's terracotta rooftops, soaking up its small-town atmosphere before meeting your Travel Director and companheiros for a glimpse of what lies ahead. Tonight you'll join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for dinner and sample some of the local favourites that you'll encounter throughout your journey across Portugal. Hotel - VIP Executive Zurique Included Meals - Dinner

Day 2: Lisbon sightseeing and free time

Explore the Age of the Discoveries and Portugal's role as a global maritime power many centuries ago when you join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour. See the Hieronymite Monastery and the medieval quarter before taking in views of the alabaster-white Belém Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries before taking the rest of the day to explore on your own. Hop on one of Lisbon's signature trams rolling along the city's cinematic hillsides and you'll quickly discover leafy squares and countless corner tascas for a quick coffee and pasteis de nata fix. Consider joining an Optional Experience to Portugal's Golden Triangle of Cascais, Estoril and Sintra to see some of the country's most extravagant palaces during your free afternoon. This evening, perhaps join an optional traditional Portuguese dinner amidst the heart-wrenching, melancholic sounds of the fado. Hotel - VIP Executive Zurique Hotel Lisbon Included Meals - Breakfast

Day 3: Lisbon free day

Que bom! A full free day in Lisboa to explore the enchanting Portuguese capital your way. The secret to living a long life lies in eating a big breakfast, but as you'll come to discover in Lisbon that may extend to a big lunch and dinner too. Spend the day indulging in a culinary adventure on your own or choose an optional visit to the fishing village of Nazaré, set on a wide bay overlooking the Atlantic. This Optional Experience also includes a visit to Óbidos where you'll have time to explore the medieval walled city with its whitewashed houses and cobblestone lanes. Aside from its obvious charm and history that pre-dates the founding of Portugal, Óbidos is also home to the delightfully decadent Ginja cherry liqueur served up in tiny chocolate cups. Don't go home without a taste or two! Hotel - VIP Executive Zurique Hotel Lisbon Included Meals - Breakfast

Day 4: Lisbon – Tomar – Fátima (1 Night)

Leave Lisbon behind, bound for the Templar city of Tomar for a sightseeing tour, a beautiful reminder of Portuguese Renaissance. Continue to Fátima, a site of a celebrated religious miracle where three young shepherds are said to have seen an apparition of the Virgin Mary in 1917. Explore the Basilica and Sanctuary on your own before dinner at your hotel with your travel companions. Hotel - Hotel Fátima Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: Fátima – Coimbra – Porto (2 Nights)

Travel to Coimbra to explore the city your way before continuing to Porto. Arrive in time for a sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist of the city’s UNESCO-listed medieval Ribeira Quarter, the port and the remarkable bridges that span the Douro River. With an evening to do as you wish, you may be tempted to head to the water's edge and one of the city’s Port wine cellars for a tasting and insights into the centuries-old tradition of local Port production. Hotel - Gaia Residence Porto Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 6: Porto free day

Savour a full day to go back in time and explore Porto’s historic centre with its beautiful Baroque façades. You could choose instead to join an Optional Experience to Braga, Portugal’s religious capital. A Local Specialist will reveal insights into Braga’s historic centre and you’ll have an opportunity to see Europe’s largest and most magnificent sculpted Baroque staircase. This evening, an optional cruise along the Douro, followed by a dinner of local specialties, is a fitting way to end your journey through Portugal. Watch the city light up as you enjoy a night cap and the fresh river breeze. Hotel - Gaia Residence Porto Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: Depart Porto

Say a fond farewell to our Tripeiros hosts as you prepare for your return journey home. You’ve explored Portugal’s illustrious past, savoured Mediterranean flavours that will linger long after you leave and made lasting new friendships. All that’s left is to take your airport transfer and wish your travel companions a boa viagem and até a proxima. Included Meals: Breakfast

Terms & conditions

Prices are per person twin share, include discounts, and are subject to availability and rate of exchange changes. Offers above are a guide only and will vary depending on departure date, our guide price is based on the cheapest departure within the stipulated season and availability is correct at time of loading. Visas may be necessary and insurance is essential. Pentravel and Tour Operator terms and conditions apply, and may be found on our website. Subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. High season supplements and block out dates may apply, pricing varies pending departure date. Package excludes flights. You can do optional free-time add-on experiences in your free time and pay for them as you travel (additional costs apply). Tour operator reserves the right to withdraw promotional offers and adjust savings anytime. Full payment due 120 days prior to departure or at time of booking if booked within 120 days of departure; whichever comes first. R3000 per person deposit required at time of booking for Level 1 tours to hold space; some trips require payment in full at time of booking. Savings are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Advertised price is based on 18 August 2024 departure. At time of loading this may not be a definite departure. Other conditions may apply. These packages are based on CASH price. E&OE;.

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7 days
Dates
04 Aug 24 to 24 Aug 24
Book by
30 June 24
Experience ID
76
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