With its superb climate and an average of 3000 hours of sunshine per year, 850 km of splendid beaches bathed by the Atlantic Ocean, Portugal is the ideal holiday destination throughout the year. Explore wine-rich Porto, elegant Lisbon, majestic Sintra, and medieval Portuguese towns on a journey along with the renowned signature cities of Portugal. Discover the exceptional variety of landscapes and unique cultural heritage, where tradition and modernity blend in perfect harmony!
Day 1: Porto Arrival
Day 2: Porto Highlights & Cruise
Day 3: Medieval Gems: Braga & GuimarÃes
Day 4: Douro Valley
Day 5: Coimbra
Day 6: Obidos & Peniche
Day 7: Lisbon Higlights
Day 8: Sintra & Cascais
Day 9: Evora
Day 10: Lisbon Departure
- 3-nights in Porto based on 4-star hotels
- 1-night in the Douro Valley based on 4-star hotels
- 1-night in Coimbra based on 4-star hotels
- 4-nights in Lisbon based on 4-star hotels
- Daily breakfast
- Private arrival & departure airport transfers
- Private transfer from the Douro Valley to Coimbra
- Private transfer from Coimbra to Lisbon with en-route stops in Peniche and Obidos
- Small-group guided full-day tour of Porto with 6 Bridges Cruise
- Small-group guided full-day tour of Braga and Guimarães
- Guided visit to Coimbra
- Private full-day tour of the Douro Valley with wine estates visits and wine tasting
- Small-group half-day tour of Lisbon
- Shared half-day tour of Estoril, Sintra and Cascais
- Small-group full-day wine tour of Evora
- International or domestic airfare
- Gratuities to guides and drivers
- Travel insurance
- Additional meals when not mentioned on the itinerary
- Entrance fees to monuments or museums when not mentioned on the itinerary
- Local city tax for overnight stays
- Visas required for entry into the country as necessary
- Anything of a personal nature or that is not mentioned in included
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Portugal Signature - Small-Group tour. You can cancel the tour up to 45 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 44 days of departure.Payment
For any tour departures within 11 November 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 11 November 2022, a deposit of 364 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 44 days before trip departure.Travel Insurance
Portugal Signature - Small-Group tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
For this Portugal Signature - Small-Group tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.
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