Sunny Portugal

A 10-Day Collette Tours tour starting from $1,699

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Tour Length: 10 Days
Countries Visited: Portugal
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Tour Type:
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Tour Category: First Class
Tour Operator: Collette Tours
Tour Code: 3363
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Explore sunny Portugal, with its miles of dramatic shoreline and legacy of global discovery. Enjoy a three-night stay in the beautiful resort town, Cascais. Savor time to meander its narrow cobblestone streets, oceanfront promenade and quaint bay area. In Evora, step inside a medieval walled city with Roman ruins. Travel to Portugal's scenic “Silver Coast,” dotted with charming villages and castles. Enjoy a sense of country life with an overnight stay in the heart of Alentejo’s farms and vineyards. Find a wealth of Portuguese hand-made crafts like the famed azulejo hand painted tiles and unique items made of cork. Indulge in Portugal’s fresh cuisine and wines during an interactive cooking class and two winery tours. Be swept away by the melancholy Fado tunes. Explore Algarve’s soft sandy beaches and classic fishing villages.

 
 
Hotel Accommodations
Cascais: Hotel Vila Gale
Beja, Alentejo: Hotel Clube de Campo & Country Resort
Algarve: Hotel Vila Gale Lagos
Lisbon: Marriott Lisboa Hotel

14 Meals: 8 Breakfast and 6 Dinner

Sightseeing listed in the itinerary.

 
 
Day 1: Overnight Flight
Portugal – a historic land of great explorers – is waiting for your own exploration. Discover ancient castles, Roman ruins, groves of lemon and almond trees, quiet whitewashed villages, and kind, gentle people. (Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Please call for airfare pricing.)

Day 2: Cascais, Portugal - Tour Begins
Your tour begins today in Cascais, a scenic coastal resort on the “Portuguese Riviera,” and your home for three nights. The mansions scattered about Cascais and nearby Monte Estoril hint at its history as a haven for exiled European royals and nobility. Tonight, join your fellow passengers for a welcome dinner. Today dinner will be included.

Day 3: Cascais - Lisbon - Cascais
This morning enjoy a city tour of Lisbon, Portugal’s capital set on seven hills overlooking the Tagus River. Your tour highlights the Moorish Alfama Quarter. See the 16th-century Jeronimo’s Monastery (a UNESCO World Heritage site) and the Monument to the Discoveries, which honors intrepid Portuguese explorers and their patrons. The impressive Belem Tower, also a UNESCO World Heritage site, features carved rope and balconies that stand watch where great navigators once set forth. Later today, enjoy leisure time in Cascais. Stroll its narrow cobblestone streets, walk the wide ocean-side promenade or shop for ceramics, lace, filigree, hand woven works and tapestries. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 4: Cascais - Sintra - Obidos - Fatima - Cascais
Begin your day exploring the picturesque town of Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the favorite summer residence of Portuguese kings for six centuries. Travel to Portugal’s beautiful “Silver Coast,” a spectacular region filled with sleepy villages, rich vineyards and age-old castles. Proceed to picture-perfect Obidos, where white washed houses are held snug by medieval city walls. Later, visit Fatima, the world-famous Marian pilgrimage site. This evening, savor excellent Portuguese cuisine and wine while local artists perform folkloric dances and songs, including the traditional Fado (UNESCO). Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 5: Cascais - Evora - Monsaraz - Alentejo
Travel through beautiful Portuguese countryside and stop in historic Evora, a UNESCO World Heritage site, known as the “Museum City of Portugal.” Inside this medieval walled city lies a 2nd-century Roman temple to Diana. Then, journey to the hilltop, walled village of Monsaraz, a “jewel in the crown” of the Alentejo. This small medieval town has carefully preserved its original charm. From the 13th-century castle you’ll enjoy amazing panoramic views of the Alentejo countryside. Enjoy your stay in the heart of Alentejo’s countryside during an overnight at a country resort set among 3,000 acres of farm land, vineyards and cork trees. Before dinner, indulge in a winery tour and a tasting of the full-bodied character of Alentejo’s wines. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 6: Alentejo - Algarve - Sagres - Lagos
Travel to the famous Algarve and discover the secrets of the 16th-century fortress at Sagres, home of Prince Henry’s School of Navigation and the “compass rose.” You will also garner magnificent views of beautiful Cape of St. Vincente where 200-foot cliffs plunge into the Atlantic at the most southwesterly point of Europe. Next, explore the historic resort town of Lagos, where Moorish and Renaissance influences abound. Here, the famous voyager, Prince Henry the Navigator, began his explorations and from the harbor, Vasco da Gama sailed in 1499 on his epic voyage of discovery. Stroll through the fortress and historic buildings while taking in the surrounding ocean views during some leisure time. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 7: Algarve
The entire day is yours to independently experience the beautiful Algarve. Geraniums, camellias and oleanders grow alongside fig, orange and almond trees while brightly colored fishing boats bob on the seas. Protected by hills to the north and warmed by the sea, the Algarve’s mild climate and beautiful beaches attract vacationers from all over Europe. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 8: Algarve - Faro - São Brás de Alportel - Algarve
Journey to Faro, gateway to the Ria Formosa protected lagoon landscape. Explore the city’s historic center with 9th-century Roman walls, dramatic golden coastline, along with its archaeological and architectural gems. Portugal is the world’s number one producer of cork. In historic São Brás de Alportel, visit a local cork factory and museum to learn about its importance to the local economy and its many uses. Later, a presentation by a local liqueur maker is followed by a tasting of some of the many varieties produced in the region. Your day comes to an end with a cooking demonstration of Portuguese cuisine followed by a sumptuous dinner featuring local delicacies and wines. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 9: Algarve - Azeitao - Lisbon
En route to Lisbon, visit Azeitao, a charming agricultural village known for red wine, olive trees and beautiful country estates. Visit a family-run shop that demonstrates how azulejos, the famous hand-painted Portuguese tiles, are made. Next, visit the Azeitao Wine Museum at the centuries-old Jose Maria da Fonseca Winery for a tour and tasting of local wines, including moscatel. Later, bid “adeus” to Portugal during a dinner celebrating the end of a wonderful tour. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 10: Lisbon - Tour Ends
Today breakfast will be included.

 
         
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A NOTE ABOUT AIRFARE: We encourage you to buy your airfare from the tour operator, because if your tour cancels then your airlines tickets will be covered. Purchasing flights separately at a lesser rate and incorporating it with a Non-Guaranteed Departure Date can result in loss of total cost of your flight investment. Depending on the fare rules, flights may be Non-Refundable and/or Non-Transferable. Neither the tour operator and/or Atlas Cruises & Tours will be held responsible for loss if a tour is cancelled for Lack of Participation.

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TRAVEL DOCUMENTS: Necessary Travel Documents such as Passports and Visas is the responsibility of the traveler. Passports must be valid six months from your return travel date.

 
Discover the narrow cobblestone streets, old palatial villas, and mild climate with a 3-night stay on "The Portuguese Riviera."

Experience an entertaining evening featuring Portuguese cuisine, local wine, folkloric dances and the moving sounds of Fado.

Enjoy time on Portugal's beautiful "Silver Coast," dotted with charming villages, magical castles and miles of pastoral scenery.

Enjoy a true sense of country life with an overnight stay in the heart of Alentejo’s vineyards and farmland.

Spend three nights in the Algarve, the sunny coast that has been attracting travelers since the Phoenicians.

Savor regional wine with every included dinner.

 

Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy.

Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions.

Government taxes and fees are additional.

Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit.

Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.

Airfare is available through Collette Vacations at an additional cost.

To complete your vacation, we include roundtrip airport-to-hotel transfers when purchasing Collette airfare with your tour.

If you have arranged for your own air, we are pleased to provide you the option of purchasing these transfers.

Please note that all transfers will leave at pre-scheduled times.

Included breakfasts are buffet breakfasts.

Single accommodations are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis.

Air passengers will arrive into the Lisbon, Portugal airport.

All transfers will depart from the Lisbon airport for Cascais (approximately a 40 minute drive).

 
 

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