Highlights of Portugal

FAM Dates: October 1 -8, 2018

8 Days | Lisbon to Porto

Trip Code: EPLP

In Portugal, the sun is bright, the food is delicious, and the living is easy. Wander the hilly streets of coastal Lisbon, where you can munch on a custard tart while gazing at sun-dappled architecture. Get your fill of history and culture at UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Batalha Monastery, Coimbra University, and the picturesque town of Sintra (optional). End the tour in Porto, where the majestic Douro Valley begs for you to lounge back with a glass of port wine in hand. Felicidades! And welcome to Portugal.

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Physical Rating: 2 - Light

Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 8, avg 6.

Travel Style: Classic

All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.

Service Level: Standard

Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.

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Highlights from Highlights of Portugal

Explore the seven hills of Lisbon, step back in history wandering charming hill towns, taste local delicacies and become a port wine connoisseur, soak up the classic European culture.

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Itinerary

Day 1/2 - Lisbon

Arrive at any time.

  • Complimentary arrival transfer in Lisbon included on this FAM
  • Complimentary pre-night hotel in Lisbon included on this FAM

Day 3 - Lisbon

Wander through the distinct city quarters and the historical area of Belém. The afternoon is free for exploration. In the evening enjoy a Fado night and traditional Portuguese dinner in one of Lisbon's oldest neighbourhoods, Alfama.

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 4 - Lisbon/Coimbra

Leave Lisbon behind and head north to the small hill town of Batalha, best known for its ornate gothic monastery built to commemorate Portugal's victory in the infamous battle of Aljubarrota. Visit the historic Batalha Monastery with free time to wander the grounds. Continue to the medieval capital of Portugal, Coimbra.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5 - Coimbra

Explore Coimbra today. Opt for a guided tour of its famous university or enjoy the day exploring the winding streets and the riverfront filled with restaurants and bars.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6 - Coimbra/Porto

Free morning in Coimbra. Continue to the historic and vibrant coastal town of Porto in the afternoon, and take an orientation walk upon arrival.

Meals included: Breakfast

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Day 7 - Porto

Free day to explore Porto. Opt take a cruise down the Douro Valley, or explore the city which gained UNESCO World Heritage designation in 1996. In the evening enjoy a visit to the port wine cellars and tasting.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 8 - Porto

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast

  • Complimentary departure transfer in Lisbon included on this FAM

Full Itinerary

Tour Details

What's Included

  • Lisbon orientation walk
  • Fado performance with traditional Portuguese dinner
  • Batalha gothic monastery entrance and visit
  • Porto orientation walk
  • Port wine cellars visit and tasting
  • Transport to/from all included activities and between all destinations

Accommodations

Hotels (7 nts).

Meals

6 breakfasts, 1 dinner
Allow USD200-260 for meals not included.

Transportation

Walking, bus, train.

Staff & experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.