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PORTUGUESE ESCAPE (9 days from LISBON to LISBON)

PORTUGUESE ESCAPE (9 days from LISBON to LISBON)
  • 9 days
  • Land Tour
  • Nov 2018 - Mar 2019
  • SGD 1258

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Highlights
PORTUGUESE ESCAPE (9 days from LISBON to LISBON)​


Tour/Holiday Package Information
LAND TOUR CODE: KPA
NOVEMBER 2018–MARCH 2019 DEPARTURES


INCLUDED:
SIGHTSEEING AND MORE:
  • LISBON Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Alfama quarter and Jeronimos Monastery; farewell dinner
  • OBIDOS Walk around the medieval town
  • ALCOBAÇA Visit the Church of Santa Maria Monastery
  • NAZARÉ Lunch break
  • FATIMA Visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary
  • TOMAR Visit the Convent of Christ
  • COIMBRA Visit the University
  • OPORTO Guided sightseeing, visit the Church of Sao Francisco and the Arabian Hall in the Stock Exchange
  • GUIMARAES Walk through the medieval centre
  • QUINTA DA AVELEDA Enjoy Portuguese tapas with wine and explore its splendid gardens
  • VISEU Dinner at a local restaurant
  • BELMONTE Visit the Jewish Museum; olive oil tasting
  • CASTELO DE VIDE Walk through the Jewish quarter
  • EVORA Visit a cork factory, guided walking tour, visit the gothic cathedral, the Sao Francisco Church, and the Ossuary Chapel
HOTELS: LISBON Mercure Lisboa (F) or Novotel Lisboa (F), TOMAR Dos Templarios (F), OPORTO NH Collection Porto Batalha (SF), VISEU Grao Vasco (F), EVORA M’ar De Ar Muralhas (F)
MEALS: Full buffet breakfast (B) daily; 5 three-course dinners (D) with wine, including welcome and farewell dinners in Lisbon and a dinner in Viseu at a local restaurant
TRANSPORTATION: Motorcoach
HEADSETS Throughout the tour
FREE WI-FI available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies

NOTE : PRICING TO BE UPDATED

What you get?
Stay : 8 Nights
Meals : as per itinerary
Transport : as per itinerary

About this Package
Min group size: 2
Travel Period: Nov2018 - Mar2019
Booking Period: 01 Sep 2018 - 23 Mar 2019

NOTE:
Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

OTHERS:
  • Hotels listed may occasionally be substituted with alternative hotels of equivalent standard.

ITINERARY
DAY 1: ARRIVE IN LISBON, PORTUGAL (Sat)

Welcome to Lisbon! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)

DAY 2: LISBON (Sun)
Lisbon was the centre of Europe’s longest-lived overseas empire. Portugal’s imperial ambitions date back to Prince Henry the Navigator’s 15th-century discoveries in West Africa. Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide features a drive through the Baixa quarter’s main squares. Then, enjoy a walk through the cobblestone alleys of quaint ALFAMA, the popular quarter of the seamen and Fado singers. Drive along the grand Avenida da Liberdade up to Pombal Square, and stop for pictures of Belem Tower and the Monument of the Discoverers. Also visit JERONIMOS MONASTERY with the tomb of Vasco da Gama. An interesting optional excursion to the royal palace of Queluz is available, as well as dinner at a typical taverna with Fado-style entertainment. (B)

DAY 3: LISBON–OBIDOS–ALCOBAÇA–NAZARÉ–FATIMA–TOMAR (Mon)
Stop in medieval Obidos and go back in time as you pass the main gate in the impressive perimetre wall and walk along the narrow streets. Continue to Alcobaça to visit the CHURCH OF SANTA MARIA MONASTERY, built in the 12th century for 999 Cistercian monks. See the elaborate tombs of King Pedro I and his Castilian lover, Inês de Castro. The fishing harbour of Nazaré is the perfect place for a leisurely lunch break. In the afternoon, mix with the pilgrims at the country’s hallowed national shrine, Fatima’s SANCTUARY OF OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY. Overnight in Tomar. (B,D)

DAY 4: TOMAR–COIMBRA–OPORTO (Tue)
In Tomar, the historic seat of the mighty Order of the Knights of: Christ, visit the hilltop CONVENT OF CHRIST with its famous Manueline Window. Continue to Coimbra, strategically situated on a hill overlooking the Mondego River. After a visit to the 700-year-old UNIVERSITY, drive by ancient Buçaco Forest on your way to Oporto, Portugal’s second-largest city. Tonight, why not relax during an optional cruise on the Douro River, followed by dinner at one of Oporto’s fine restaurants? (B)

DAY 5: OPORTO (Wed)
Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes a panoramic drive to the mouth of the Douro River, the soaring cathedral, the richly decorated CHURCH OF SAO FRANCISCO, and the STOCK EXCHANGE with its contemporary ARABIAN HALL, inspired by Granada’s Alhambra. (B)

DAY 6: OPORTO–GUIMARAES–VISEU (Thu)
Enjoy a walk through the medieval centre of Guimaraes, often referred to as the “Cradle of Portugal” because of its association with the country’s first king, Alfonso Henriques. Next, taste Portuguese tapas at the Quinta da Aveleda WINERY and visit its splendid GARDENS. From here, a scenic road through the port wine vineyards leads to Viseu, where dinner at a local restaurant awaits! (B,D)

DAY 7: VISEU–BELMONTE–CASTELO DE VIDE–EVORA (Fri)
This morning, stop in Belmonte, today a symbol of Jewish awakening, for a visit to the JEWISH MUSEUM. Also enjoy an OLIVE OIL TASTING, for which the area is famous. Enjoy an afternoon break in Castelo de Vide, with time to walk through the Jewish quarter with its white-washed houses and its medieval synagogue. Before arriving in Evora, the cultural centre of southern Portugal and a former royal residence, visit a CORK FACTORY and learn about the many ways this material can be used. (B,D)

DAY 8: EVORA–LISBON (Sat)
A massive wall surrounds Evora’s medieval centre, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Follow your Local Guide on a walking tour through its narrow alleys to the Roman Temple, the early gothic CATHEDRAL, Portas de Moura fountain, and SAO FRANCISCO CHURCH. Visit the OSSUARY CHAPEL, with walls covered with thousands of human bones and skulls. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner with your travelling companions. (B,D)

DAY 9: LISBON (Sun)
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
 
Start DateEnd DateTWIN ShareSINGLE
03 Nov 2018

11 Nov 2018

$1258N/A
24 Nov 201802 Dec 2018$1398N/A
01 Dec 201809 Dec 2018$1398N/A
08 Dec 201816 Dec 2018$1398N/A
15 Dec 201823 Dec 2018$1398N/A
 02 Feb 2019 10 Feb 2019 $1258N/A
09 Feb 201917 Feb 2019$1398N/A
16 Feb 201924 Feb 2019$1398N/A
23 Feb 201903 Mar 2019$1398N/A
02 Mar 201910 Mar 2019$1398N/A
09 Mar 201917 Mar 2019$1398N/A
26 Mar 201924 Mar 2019$1398N/A


IMPORTANT:
  • Rates above is for Land package  
  • Prices are subject to confirmation at the time of booking
  • Prices and Itinerary are subject to change
  • Any un-utilized services, unused tours or hotel rooms are NON-REFUNDABLE
  • Terms and conditions apply

NOT INCLUDED IN THIS PACKAGE:
  • Transfer from Airport - Hotel - Airport
  • Air ticket and taxes
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tipping for guide and driver