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Best of Portugal

11 Days 1 Country 20 Cities

Experience the best of Portugal as you discover Lisbon, Vilamoura, the Algarve, Oporto, Fatima and more.

"Most amazing holiday I ever had"

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    • Special Rate Solo Rooming: Departures 05 April, 03 May, 31 May, 30 August, 27 September, 18 October and 25 October 2017 include 25-100% discount on our standard single supplement.
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      • Special Rate Solo Rooming: Departures 05 April, 03 May, 31 May, 30 August, 27 September, 18 October and 25 October 2017 include 25-100% discount on our standard single supplement.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

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      About this trip

      Let the melancholic trill of the Fado Guitar follow you from Portugal's Manueline Lisbon to Baroque Oporto and the sun-soaked beaches of Vilamoura. Wander through the medieval cities of Obidos, Évora and Guimarães, and visit the religious landmarks of Fatima, Batalha and the dramatic Hieronymite Monastery, enjoying a delicious 'pasteis de nata' or two along the way.


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      10 Nights

      accommodation

      16 Meals
      • 10 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 5 dinners

      • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)

      On-trip Transport

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      Highlights

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      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Lisbon, Évora and Oporto

        • Orientation of The Algarve, Lagos, Castelo de Vide, Belmonte, Viseu, Tomar, Nazaré and Obidos

        • View the Roman Tower of Belmonte, and the Castle of Guimarães

        • Visit the Hieronymite Monastery in Lisbon, the cathedral in Evora, the Palace Gardens at Palacio de Mateus, the Stock Exchange Palace and Arabian Hall in Oporto, the University Library of Coimbra, the Convent of Christ in Tomar, the Shrine at Fátima, the Gothic Monastery at Batalha and the medieval village of Obidos


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 10 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 5 dinners

        • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

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      Your Itinerary

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      Day 1

      Arrive Lisbon (2 Nights)

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      Lisbon Sightseeing

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      Lisbon – Algarve Region (2 Nights)

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      Algarve Excursion

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      Algarve Region – Évora

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      Évora – Castelo de Vide – Belmonte – Viseu

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      Viseu – Mateus – Guimarães – Oporto (2 Nights)

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      Oporto Sightseeing

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      Oporto – Coimbra – Tomar – Fátima

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      Fátima – Batalha – Nazaré – Obidos – Lisbon

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      Depart Lisbon

      Day 1

      Arrive Lisbon (2 Nights) Day 1 - Arrive Lisbon (2 Nights)

      Welcome to Lisbon, capital of Portugal. Relax after check-in or spend time exploring the city's colourful landscape. Later join your fellow travellers and Travel Director for an orientation drive through the city followed by a Welcome Reception.

      Hotel

      Turim Avenida Liberdade

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Turim Avenida Liberdade

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Lisbon Sightseeing Day 2 - Lisbon Sightseeing

      See Lisbon's landmarks including the Monument to the Discoveries, the suspension bridge spanning the River Tagus, the Belém Tower and the quaint Alfama district. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Hieronymite Monastery during your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Later in your free time perhaps join an Optional Experience to the historic towns of Cascais and Queluz.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Portuguese Fado Evening Of Music & Song With Dinner

      An evening's entertainment Portuguese style. You’ll savour a typical meal with local aperitifs and wines and hear beautiful, traditional Fado singing.

      Adult Price: €65.00

      The Golden Triangle: Sintra, Cascais & The Estoril Coast

      We'll visit the impressive Royal Palace of Sintra before passing through the fashionable resort of Estoril. Then, we'll explore the picturesque fishing village of Cascais, with its beautiful array of mansions and exclusive residences.

      Adult Price: €46.00

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Lisbon – Algarve Region (2 Nights) Day 3 - Lisbon – Algarve Region (2 Nights)

      Cross the River Tagus and drive south towards the Serra de Arrabida Mountains. Enjoy a Be My Guest lunch at a traditional Stud Ranch where Lusitano horses are reared before arriving on the Algarve coast - your home for the next two nights.

      Hotel

      Holiday Inn Algarve

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Hotel

      Holiday Inn Algarve

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Optional Experiences

      Algarve Dinner

      Join us for an authentic local dinner, where you’ll taste delicious dishes cooked in a traditional ‘Cataplana’, along with other specialities.

      Adult Price: €49.00

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      Day 4

      Algarve Excursion Day 4 - Algarve Excursion

      This morning enjoy a scenic coastal drive to the Sagres Peninsula. Admire spectacular views across Baleeira Beach before continuing your journey along the coast to Cape St. Vincent for beautiful sea views from the south-western most point of Portugal. Visit the resort of Lagos, where Henry the Navigator lived.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Faro And Almansil Excursion

      With your Local Specialist you’ll head to Faro, the historical capital of the Algarve, to visit the old walled town and to have some time for souvenir shopping. Then, on to Almansil and the Chapel of St. Lawrence - one of the Algarve's best kept secrets.

      Adult Price: €37.00

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      Day 5

      Algarve Region – Évora Day 5 - Algarve Region – Évora

      This morning travel across the Serra de Caldeirao to Evora. Join your Local Specialist and visit the elaborate cathedral, Roman temple and the Chapel of Bones. Evora is one of Portugal's most beautifully preserved medieval towns. Spend time this afternoon seeing the 14th century walls, winding lanes and other enchanting sights at your own pace or join an Optional Experience to the village of Monsaraz. Dine tonight at your hotel.

      Hotel

      M'AR De AR Muralhas

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      M'AR De AR Muralhas

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Optional Experiences

      Monsaraz And The Deep Alentejo Drive

      Follow your Local Specialist through the vineyards and groves of cork oaks to charming Monsaraz, one of the most famous and beautiful 'white villages' of the Alentejo, inhabited since prehistory. You’ll admire the castle which overlooks Spain and see views of the largest artificial lake in Europe, before tasting typical local refreshments.

      Adult Price: €33.00

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      Évora – Castelo de Vide – Belmonte – Viseu Day 6 - Évora – Castelo de Vide – Belmonte – Viseu

      Continue north to Castelo de Vide and wander through narrow alleys and the town's Jewish quarter. Cross the valley of the River Tagus towards the Serra de Estrela mountains. See the Roman tower in Belmonte. Arrive later at Viseu, a bustling town with historical buildings, set high on a plateau near the famous Dão vineyards.

      Hotel

      Grão Vasco

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Grão Vasco

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Ínsua Manor - Food And Wine Pairing Experience

      Situated in the heart of the famous wine region, join us on a short drive to the spectacular Ínsua Manor, an 18th century manor house and estate, where you'll enjoy a gourmet experience matching local food with different local wines.

      Adult Price: €49.00

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      Day 7

      Viseu – Mateus – Guimarães – Oporto (2 Nights) Day 7 - Viseu – Mateus – Guimarães – Oporto (2 Nights)

      Travel through the beautiful Douro Valley where port wine is produced. Explore the magnificent gardens at the Palacio de Mateus, depicted on the label of the distinctive Mateus wine bottles. Continue via Guimarães for views of the impressive castle. Tonight enjoy a Regional Meal on the waterside of Oporto.

      Hotel

      Vila Gale

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Hotel

      Vila Gale

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

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      Day 8

      Oporto Sightseeing Day 8 - Oporto Sightseeing

      Your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour of Oporto. See the remarkable bridges across the Douro River and the Baroque Church of St. Francis. Visit the Stock Exchange Palace with its splendid Arabian Hall and then experience a Cultural Insight into the traditions of the local wine produced at a tasting in a port cellar. Spend the afternoon relaxing or shopping for souvenirs.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Douro Cruise And Dinner

      Enjoy a relaxing and leisurely cruise along the Douro River. You'll have a chance to see two medieval "world heritage" cities plus five impressive bridges, one of them the famous UNESCO-listed Eiffel bridge. Afterwards, savour a typical meal in the Medieval Ribeira Quarter

      Adult Price: €53.00

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      Day 9

      Oporto – Coimbra – Tomar – Fátima Day 9 - Oporto – Coimbra – Tomar – Fátima

      In Coimbra see ancient streets and squares and visit the old university. In Tomar visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Convent of Christ, originally built as a Templar stronghold in the 12th century. Arrive later in the city of Fátima. Dine tonight in your hotel.

      Hotel

      Fátima

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Fátima

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Day 9

      Day 10

      Fátima – Batalha – Nazaré – Obidos – Lisbon Day 10 - Fátima – Batalha – Nazaré – Obidos – Lisbon

      Visit the shrine where three young shepherds famously saw the apparition of the Virgin at the pilgrimage site of Fatima. Visit the monastery at Batalha - a UNESCO World Heritage site, it is the best example of late Gothic architecture in Portugal. Stop at the fishing village of Nazaré on the coast and visit the medieval city of Obidos. Tonight in Lisbon celebrate with your companions and Travel Director at a Farewell Dinner with wine.

      Hotel

      Turim Avenida Liberdade

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Hotel

      Turim Avenida Liberdade

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Day 10

      Day 11

      Depart Lisbon Day 11 - Depart Lisbon

      Say a fond farewell to your fellow travellers at the end of a spectacular Portuguese holiday. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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        Saddle up for a superb stud farm visit, the tragic story of unrequited love and a traditional home-cooked lunch with Tiago and Vera in Portugal's beautiful Alentejo

      • Cultural Insights
        Sample the Douro Valley's delicious Port wine-making tradition at one of the local Port wine lodges

      • Hidden Treasures
        Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

      • Local Specialists
        For included sightseeing in Lisbon, Evora and Oporto

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        • City tour in Lisbon, Évora and Oporto

        • Orientation of The Algarve, Lagos, Castelo de Vide, Belmonte, Viseu, Tomar, Nazaré and Obidos

        • View the Roman Tower of Belmonte, and the Castle of Guimarães

        • Visit the Hieronymite Monastery in Lisbon, the cathedral in Evora, the Palace Gardens at Palacio de Mateus, the Stock Exchange Palace and Arabian Hall in Oporto, the University Library of Coimbra, the Convent of Christ in Tomar, the Shrine at Fátima, the Gothic Monastery at Batalha and the medieval village of Obidos


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      Dining

        • 10 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 5 dinners

        • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)


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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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        Service rating : Very good and knowledgeable Tour Director who conducted the tour very efficiently. Visited great places for optional meals and to get a feel for the vibe of the country, good array of food and wine on offer. All in all a very enjoyable experience.Product : Covered a good part of

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        Service rating : The tour itinerary was great. The accommodations were very nice and well situated. I wasn't a big fan of the food, but that's just me. I did like a few of the planned dinners: the first and the last especially. Our tour director, Tiago, was exceptional and our bus driver,

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        Service rating : Trafalgar always does an excellent job of combining interesting itineraries with well placed hotels and knowledgeable tour guides. This was our 3rd trip with Trafalgar which goes to show how highly we think of their tours. We would recommend them to other travelers.Product :

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        Service rating : Our tour Best of the Netherlands, Luxembourg & Belgium tour destinations were very enjoyable, but Hotel room allocations were not suitable for triple share. We had 2 of our 4 hotels that were not suitable, with these being Apollo in Amsterdam and Sofitel Europe on Brussels. These

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