Tuesday 14th of April 2020 until Saturday 7th of November 2020
Lisbon & Porto - 7 Days / 6 Nights - from $1763* per person (with Monograms).
Your 6-night holiday package to Portugal combines your stay in the coastal capital city of Lisbon with a visit to the historic port city of Porto. Your knowledgeable Local Host is available as much or as little as you wish to help you enjoy the best that each city has to offer. Your Local Host can suggest traditional to modern sights, as well as local establishments you’ll want to discover.
While in stunning Lisbon, you’ll enjoy guided sightseeing to explore Baixa City Center in the heart of Lisbon with its elegant squares, pedestrian streets, cafes, and shops. Wander the cobblestone alleys of the ancient Moorish quarter of Alfama, and drive along the grand Avenida da Liberdade to Pombal Square.
You’ll also want to take photos of Belém Tower and the Monument of Discoveries to capture picturesque panoramas. You can also visit the tomb of legendary Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama in the historic site of Jeronimos Monastery.
There is plenty of time for leisure during your stay in Lisbon but never a shortage of fascinating historic and cultural sites to explore. Your Local Host can recommend the perfect outing for our interests. As you depart Lisbon, you’ll travel by high-speed Alfa Pendular train in first-class style to Porto. You’ll enjoy guided sightseeing to learn about Porto’s history and culture – from the exquisite Porto Cathedral to the ornate Church of Sao Francisco.
Spend your time in Porto strolling at your leisure for shopping at the colorful Bolhão market, or sampling the city’s famous local port wine. Your Local Host is always on hand to answer your questions about famous attractions and local stops only a local would know!
DAY 1: LISBON, PORTUGAL.
Bem vindo-welcome to Lisbon! Your Local Host is on hand to help you create lasting memories in a city that effortlessly blends traditional heritage with striking modernism.
DAY 2: LISBON.
Morning guided sightseeing features the Baixa city centre, and a walk through the cobblestone alleys of ALFAMA, the ancient Moorish quarter. Drive to the Belem district, known for its seafaring past, and visit JERONIMOS MONASTERY, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See Belem Tower and the Monument of the Discoveries from one of the best panoramic viewpoints, and pass by Edward VII Park located near Pombal Square.
DAY 3: LISBON.
Your Local Host will have many options for your day at leisure, such as a visit to the Madre de Deus Convent, now home to the National Azulejo (Glazed Tile) Museum; and where to shop for traditional souvenirs, like cork products and hand-painted tiles.
DAY 4: LISBON-PORTO.
Travel by HIGH-SPEED ALFA PENDULAR TRAIN (first class) to Porto. Guided sightseeing includes the soaring Se do Porto (Porto cathedral), the ornate interior of CHURCH OF SAO FRANCISCO, and the PALACIO DA BOLSA (Stock Exchange) with its ARAB ROOM decorated in the exotic Moorish Revival style. (In the rare event the Palacio da Bolsa is closed for a special event, the Lello Bookshop will be visited instead.)
DAY 5: PORTO.
Your Local Host will have suggestions for your two full days at leisure. You may be interested in visiting the Soares Dos Reis Museum with sculptures by its celebrated namesake or browsing through the 19th-century, wrought-iron, colourful Bolhao market.
DAY 6: PORTO.
Enjoy day at leisure.
DAY 7: PORTO.
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.
Travel by train; transfers to/from train stations
Superior to Superior First-Class with private bath or shower. Includes hotel taxes, porterage, tips and service charges.
Departs: 14 Apr - 07 Nov 2020.
Conditions: * It is our policy to present the cost of our flights & holidays inclusive of all airport and government charges. Please accept however that these charges are not within our control, therefore we reserve the right to pass on any increase. Travel agent professional service fees where charged, will be additional to the advertised prices.