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Best of Portugal

11 Days 1 Country 7 Cities

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

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      • Special Rate Solo Rooming: Departures 04 April, 02 May, 30 May, 29 August, 26 September and 17 October 2018 include 25-100% discount on our standard single supplement.
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      • 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.
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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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      Trip code: PORT

      10 Nights

      accommodation

      16 Meals
      • 10 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)

      • 5 dinners with local wine

      On-trip Transport

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      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Lisbon, Évora and Oporto

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

        • View 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

        • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)

        • 5 dinners
          with local wine


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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


       

      Best of Portugal

      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 – Viseu

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      Viseu – Mateus – Guimarães – Vila do Conde (2 Nights)

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      Oporto Excursion

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      Vila do Condo – 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)

      Bem vindo a Lisboa. A sea of pastel pinks, yellows and blues dot the seven hills of the romantic Portuguese capital, which you will have an opportunity to explore today before meeting your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and orientation drive past the city's most iconic sights.

      Hotel

      Turim Av Liberdade

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Turim Av Liberdade

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Lisbon Sightseeing Day 2 - Lisbon Sightseeing

      Delve into Lisbon's centuries-old seafaring heritage today, paying tribute to the brave men who set off from these shores to discover a new world. We'll see the shimmering white Monument to the Discoveries, the iconic suspension bridge spanning the River Tagus, Belém Tower, built to commemorate Vasco da Gama's expedition. We join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Hieronymite Monastery, an exquisite testament to 15th century Manueline architecture and art. Spend the rest of your day meandering through the cobblestone lanes of Bairro Alto, join an Optional Experience to the historic towns of Cascais and Queluz or enjoy a traditional Portuguese dinner amidst the heart-wrenching, melancholic sounds of the fado.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 2

      Day 3

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

      We journey across the Tagus this morning and drive south towards the Serra de Arrábida Mountains and to the golden pastures of the Alentejo. The hearty aroma of Portuguese chicken fill the air as we share a traditional Be My Guest lunch with the owners of a stud ranch where Lusitano horses were reared at the pleasure of King João VI in the 18th century. Meandering further south, we arrive on the sun-kissed shores of the Algarve - our home for the next two nights.

      Hotel

      Agua Riverside

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Hotel

      Agua Riverside

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Algarve Excursion Day 4 - Algarve Excursion

      The dramatic cliffs and beautiful beaches of the Sagres Peninsula, at the very edge of Portugal, provides a stunning backdrop for our morning coastal drive. Admire spectacular views across Baleeira Beach before continuing along the coast to Cape St. Vincent, the site of many sea battles centuries ago. We end our excursion with a visit to the resort town of Lagos - once the home of Henry the Navigator, today a picturesque seaside retreat of winding cobblestone roads and quaint squares encircled by 16th century walls.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Algarve Region – Évora Day 5 - Algarve Region – Évora

      Meandering north, we travel across the Serra de Caldeirão to the ancient Alentejo city of Évora. Join your Local Specialist and visit the elaborate cathedral, Roman temple and the Chapel of Bones. Spend the rest of our day delving into the medieval history of this enchanting city. Trace centuries of history along its city walls, kick back with a bica and bolo in Praça do Giraldo or perhaps join an Optional Experience to the village of Monsaraz set against the stunning backdrop of golden olive groves. This evening we dine at our hotel in Évora.

      Hotel

      M'ar De Ar Muralhas

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      M'ar De Ar Muralhas

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Day 5

      Day 6

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

      Our first stop today is in the quaint hilltop town of Castelo de Vide with its charming white façades, narrow alleys and fascinating Jewish Quarter. Travel north towards the Serra de Estrela mountains and arrive later in Viseu, set high on a plateau near the famous Dão vineyards. Explore the city's rich art and architectural history, visiting the 12th century Sé, standing imposingly on a hill overlooking much of the city.

      Hotel

      Grao Vasco

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Grao Vasco

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Day 7

      Viseu – Mateus – Guimarães – Vila do Conde (2 Nights) Day 7 - Viseu – Mateus – Guimarães – Vila do Conde (2 Nights)

      Vineyard-clad hills provide an enchanting backdrop for our journey today through the Douro Valley where port wine is produced. We explore the magnificent gardens at the beautiful baroque Palacio de Mateus, depicted on the label of the distinctive Mateus wine bottles. We then continue via Guimarães for views of its impressive 10th century castle before arriving in the seaside town where we will spend the next two nights. This evening we enjoy a memorable Regional Meal together.

      Hotel

      Vila C Boutique

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Hotel

      Vila C Boutique

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Day 7

      Day 8

      Oporto Excursion Day 8 - Oporto Excursion

      Join a Local Specialist today for a sightseeing tour in Oporto which takes you past baroque churches and along the winding cobblestone lanes that tumble down towards the Douro. See the remarkable bridges that span the river and the Gothic Church of St. Francis. Visit the Stock Exchange Palace with its splendid Arabian Hall inspired by Granada's Alhambra, before experiencing a fascinating Cultural Insight into the centuries-old tradition of local port production at a tasting in a port cellar. Spend the rest of the afternoon strolling through the historic centre of Oporto, admire the azulejo-clad façades or visit Livraria Lello, the city's oldest book store with its iconic red staircase.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Day 9

      Vila do Condo – Coimbra – Tomar – Fátima Day 9 - Vila do Condo – Coimbra – Tomar – Fátima

      Soak up the grand atmosphere of one of Europe's greatest and oldest universities and meander through the ancient streets and squares of Coimbra this morning, before journeying to the Templar city of Tomar to visit the Convent of Christ, originally built as a Templar stronghold in the 12th century and today an exquisite reminder of the Portuguese Renaissance. We arrive in the pilgrimage centre of Fátima where we'll dine in our 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

      This morning we rub shoulders with millions of Catholic pilgrims who have journeyed to the shrine where three young shepherds famously saw the apparition of the Virgin at the pilgrimage site of Fátima. En route to Lisbon, we stop at the imposing monastery at Batalha - a UNESCO World Heritage site, it is the best example of late Gothic architecture in Portugal. Our next stop is at the quaint fishing village of Nazaré before we visit the medieval walled city of Obidos with its quaint white-washed houses and cobblestone roads. Our last night in Portugal together sees us toast to an incredible journey at a Farewell Dinner with wine.

      Hotel

      Turim Marques

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Hotel

      Turim Marques

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

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      Day 11

      Depart Lisbon Day 11 - Depart Lisbon

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

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      • Be My Guest
        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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      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Lisbon, Évora and Oporto

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

        • View 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

        • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)

        • 5 dinners
          with local wine


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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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      The Trafalgar Experience

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        Service rating : Wonderful service, well organized, friendly and competent.Product : A wonderful variety of sights - feel we got a taste of the whole country!

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        Great tours and optional activities, I just wish optional activities were reserved to cities where you spend two nights at, or at least that made a clear indication as to whether an optional activity happened on a day where you are in a city for one day or two.

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        Service rating : This was my first time with Trafalgar and my expectations have been been exceeded by the efficiency and attention of our Travel Director Richard *Personal information removed by Feefo*, our expert driver Pedro, the places on the itinerary, the meals organised, the special local

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        Service rating : Pedro the bus driver was a super driver, safe and professional (we often applauded his skill in manoeuvring the bus in some tight situations). Richard the TD coordinated well. The Portuguese bushfires occurred the day after we were in a particular area and he was proactive in

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