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Trafalgar Best of Portugal Preview 2018 (PORT)

11 Days starts and ends in Lisbon Print
Tour Style: Country Explorer
Preview 2018 USA
Visits: Lisbon, Padrao dos Descobrimentos, 25 de Abril Bridge, Belem Tower, Alfama, Jeronimos Monastery, Cascais, Sintra, Arrabida Natural Park, ALGARVE, Vilamoura, Sagres, Praia da Baleeira, Cape St Vincent, Lagos, Evora, Cathedral of Evora, Roman Temple of Evora, Capela dos Ossos, Monsaraz, Castelo de Vide, River Tagus, Serra da Estrela, Roman Tower, Viseu, Douro Valley, Mateus Palace, Porto, Douro River, Church of Sao Francisco, Palacio da Bolsa, Coimbra, University of Coimbra, Tomar, Convent of Christ, Fatima, Sanctuary of Fatima, Batalha, Batalha Monastery, Nazare, Obidos, Portugal

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. Please note: All Preview 2018 itineraries are subject to change. Booked guests will be contacted about any changes to their trip upon the release of the 2018 Europe & Britain brochure.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • 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

Dining Highlights

  • 10 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 5 dinners
  • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)

First class travel Highlights

  • 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

Trafalgar Tour Itinerary

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.Welcome Reception
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.Buffet Breakfast
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.Buffet Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
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.Buffet Breakfast
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.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
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.Buffet Breakfast
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.Buffet Breakfast, Regional Meal
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.Buffet Breakfast
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.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
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.Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
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.Buffet Breakfast

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