LISBON & PORTO: Portugal Total Experience

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Daily Departure: From 01 January to 31 December 2019

7 Days / 6 Nights

Itinerary:

DAY 1: Arrival to Lisbon: Arrival at Lisbon Airport and transfer to the hotel with private car minibus with professional driver. Check in at the hotel and rest of the day at leisure to start enjoining this very fascinating city. Overnight.

DAY 2: Best of Lisbon tour with tapas and wine tasting and afternoon boat cruise: In the morning you will enjoy a great walking tour in small group visiting the topic points of the city. This tour is starting at 10.00 am and is a unique way to see and experience historical Lisbon. Your guide give you a great insight into Lisbon’s lifestyle, history and culture as well useful tips. Districts we visit: Baixa – Chiado – Alfama. Visit the major sites of central Lisbon. Walk through Baixa – the old downtown district of the city – tasting the famous Pastel de Nata (custard tart) along the way. Explore the amazing Rossio, Figueira and Comércio Squares. Get to know Chiado, the glamorous part of the city with its iconic cafés and shops. Take a ride on the vintage tram to Alfama, a beautifully ancient Moorish neighborhood. During the walk you will enjoy a “tapa” stop and a wine tasting too. In the afternoon let yourself be fascinated with Lisbon Sights from the river. Enjoy a boat river cruise in small group with personalized service guide, you will be admiring the best views from Belem Tower, Discoveries Monument, Old Tower, 25th aprl Bridge and King Christ, Lisbon Downtown, Commerce Square, St George Castle and Alfama. Rest of the evening at leisure. Overnight.

DAY 3: Small group day trip to Sintra, Cascais and Estoril and dinner in Lisbon city center: Enjoy a full day small group tour at 09.00 am visiting the outstanding surroundings of Lisbon. Take a walk through the mysterious Pena Park (ticket included), with an astonishing variety of plants and trees. Discover secret caves and trails. Go to the Queen’s Throne. Feel like royalty as you enter the romantic Pena National Palace (ticket included) at the top of the mountain with amazing views over the Moorish castle. Break for lunch in old Sintra – do not miss the opportunity to taste the delicious pastries from this village: Travesseiro and Queijada. Enjoy a fabulous photo opportunity at the Roca Cape cliffs, the western most point of Europe “where the earth ends and the sea begins”. Admire the glamorous town of Cascais. Drive along the coast to Lisbon passing the town of Estoril and the Casino. The return to Lisbon will be at 05.30 pm approximately, rest of the afternoon at leisure. In the evening get a great Portogues dinner at the restaurant “A Venda Lusitana”, a very nice family restaurant in the city centre. Overnight.

DAY 4: From Lisbon to Porto: Transfer from hotel in Lisbon to the rail station to take a fast train to Porto (journey is approx. 2 hours and half). Arrival in Porto rail station and meeting with our driver for transfer to the hotel in the city center. Overnight.

DAY 5: Best of Porto City tour with wine tasting and 6 Bridges River Boat Cruse: In the morning you will enjoy a great walking tour visiting the topic points of the city. This tour is starting at 09:00 am and is a unique way to see and experience historical Porto. After a convenient pick up at your hotel or at closest meeting point, the tour begins in the Cathedral of Porto, a Romanesque building where the city of Porto was born. Explore the large square around it and have time to enter the Cathedral – let yourself be impressed by the details of its interior. After the outstanding Cathedral, appreciate from afar the Clérigos Tower which can easily be seen for different parts of the city center. Then explore the Aliados Avenue, this main city center, impressive for the façades of the buildings that surround it. The next main attractions in Porto is a mandatory stop in this tour: the São Bento Railway Station. Enter this train station and observe its twenty thousand painted tiles to discover the History of Portugal. After that, It is almost impossible to talk about Porto and not mention the famous Port wine! This tour will provide you with a visit to one of the most famous Port Wine Cellar combined with a delicious Port wine tasting. Discover all the process behind the conception of this wine, so enjoyed all over the world. Finally, a traditional Six Bridges Cruise in Douro River is a must-do in Porto! A Rabelo boat is waiting for you. Embrace the opportunity to know the history of all the 6 bridges that connect Porto to Gaia. Enjoy this panoramic and relaxing cruise to end your guided tour in a fabulous way. Rest of the evening at leisure. Overnight.

DAY 6: Half day tour to Aveiro and Costa Nova: Enjoy this half day tour visiting the enchanting village of Aveiro, famous for the traditional Moliceiro boats and known as the “Venice of Portugal. The day starts with a guided tour of the historic center of the city. Admire the charming residences and the streets enchanted with some Art Nouveau details. Did you know that Aveiro is a member of the “Réseau Art Nouveau Network” alongside Barcelona, Brussels, Budapest, Glasgow, Helsinki or Havana? Also, prepare your cameras and take some pictures of the beautiful Cathedral of Aveiro which was founded in 1423. The magic of this journey happens in a one-hour boat ride on a classic Moliceiro (traditional boat) along the city’s dazzling canals. Relax and enjoy the landscape on this traditional boat, that once was used to collect seagrass in the lagoon. After this delightful cruise, your guide will show you Costa Nova, a spectacular white sand beach. Discover the famous and colorful fishermen’s houses, typically painted with vertical stripes. The return to Porto will be at lunch time approximately, rest of the afternoon at leisure. In the evening get a great Portogues dinner at the restaurant “Raiz”, in top central location. Overnight.

DAY 7: Departure transfer: Free time for eventual shopping or last self visit before being transferred from the hotel to the airport with private car minibus with professional driver.

RATES PER PERSON 

Adults:

  • 1 Pax  $585.00
  • 2 Pax $505.00
  • From 3 to 5 pax  $479.00
  • From 6 to 8 Pax $468.00

Children:

  • 3 – 11 Years $367.00

Package Includes:

  • Private transfer from Lisbon airport to Hotel in city center
  • Best of Lisbon small group walking tour and traditional tram with Tapa and Wine Tasting (3 hours)
  • Afternoon River Boat Cruise (1 hour)
  • Small group day trip to Sintra, Cascais, Roca Cape Cliffs and Estoril (8 hours – lunch not included)
  • Entrance Ticket to Pena National Park and Palace
  • 1 Dinner at centrally located restaurant with 4 courses menu and a glass of wine
  • Private transfer from hotel in Lisbon in city center to rail station
  • Private transfer from Porto rail station to hotel in city center
  • Best of Porto walking tour with famous Porto winery visit and tasting and 6 bridges boat cruise (4 hours)
  • Day Trip to Aveiro and Costa Nova with boat ride on a “moliceiro” in Aveiro water canals (4 hours)
  • 1 Dinner at centrally located restaurant with 3 courses menu and a glass of wine
  • Private transfer from hotel in Porto city center to airport

Notes:

  • Accommodations and train tickets can be arranged by TourCrafters.  Please contact us for pricing.
  • Luggage allowance for transfer services: each passenger is allowed to a maximum of 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on bag.
  • The distribution of services included in this package may change accordingly to touring operations. In any case all inclusions are guaranteed to passengers.