From the coastal capital of Lisbon to the sunny cliffs of the Algarve, venture along Portugal's stunning shoreline. Discover the charms of Lisbon. In Evora, step inside a medieval city with Roman ruins. Enjoy a leisurely 3-night stay in the Algarve region. Explore the soft sandy beaches and classic fishing villages. Take advantage of a free day to soak in the Portuguese sunshine and savor local flavors. See the dramatic cliffs at Cape Roca plummeting into the crashing waves below. Encounter picturesque resort towns, winding cobblestone streets, oceanfront promenades, and quaint villages of perfection.
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- Offer valid through 9/30/2020
- 9 Days
|Day 1||Cascais||Overnight Flight: Ancient castles and Roman ruins, groves of lemon and almond trees, quiet whitewashed villages, and welcoming locals - Portugal is waiting for you.|
|Day 2||Cascais||Cascais, Portugal - Tour Begins: Say hello to the Portuguese Riviera, your home for the next three nights. With mansions scattered about Cascais and Monte Estoril - all hinting at its history as a haven for exiled European royals and nobility. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner.|
|Day 3||Cascais||Cascais - Lisbon - Cascais: Embark on a panoramic Lisbon city tour and uncover the city's most famous sights. Travel to Belem where you'll see the Belem Tower (UNESCO World Heritage site), and the Monument to the Discoveries. Step into the past at the 16th-century Jeronimos Monastery (UNESCO) and Lisbon's Maritime Museum, which offers a glimpse into the country's naval achievements. Enjoy some time to discover the narrow cobblestone streets, meandering past seaside cafes or pausing to shop for ceramics, lace, and hand-woven works. You're on your own for the remainder of the day. You may choose to join an optional experience to savor Portuguese cuisine and wine while local artists perform traditional Fado.|
|Day 4||Cascais||Cascais - Obidos - Sintra - Cascais: Explore the picture-perfect city of Obidos, where white-washed houses sit snug within medieval city walls. Continue on to Sintra (UNESCO), a breathtaking coastal hub that served as the summer residence of Portuguese kings for six centuries. Then, it's your choice! Explore this quaint hilltop village independently and wander through the winding streets lined with cork products and pastries -OR- venture into the National Palace of Sintra. On your return to Lisbon stop to admire the stunning Cabo da Rocha, the western most point of continental Europe.|
|Day 5||Cascais||Cascais - Arraiolos - Evora: Make your way through Portugal's charming countryside. Visit Arraiolos, known as the 'village of rugs,' and delve into the history and art of Portuguese tapestries. Visit a local cork factory, where you'll learn about the product's importance to the local economy and why Portugal is the world's top cork producer. Your journey then takes you to Evora (UNESCO) - the 'Museum City of Portugal.' In addition to Evora's 2nd-century Roman temple to Diana, this medieval walled city is also the home to the mysterious 16th-century Chapel of Bones. Indulge in full-bodied wines from the Alentejo region during a winery tour and tasting.|
|Day 6||Evora||Evora - Monsaraz - Lagos: Journey to the stunning coasts of the Algarve - the southernmost region of Portugal. On the way, pause to take in the dramatic vistas from the village of Monsaraz. Then, explore the historic town of Lagos, where Moorish and Renaissance influences meet towering seaside cliffs. From this bustling port city, many celebrated voyagers began their explorations and it was the home to the first school of the navigators. Stroll through the fortress and historic buildings as you take in the surrounding views of the Atlantic.|
|Day 7||Lagos||Lagos: The entire day is yours to experience the incomparable Algarve on your own. 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 visitors from all over the world.|
|Day 8||Lagos||Lagos - Faro - Tavira - Lagos: Journey to Faro, the capital of the Algarve. Explore the city's historic center and see the 9th-century city walls. During lunch, discover the flavors of the region as a local chef highlights Algarve gastronomy during a cooking demonstration. Enjoy a tasting menu featuring iconic dishes of the region complete with local liquors and pastries. Continue to Tavira, an ancient Moorish city that blends traditional architecture with sandy beaches and a modern atmosphere. Return to Lagos for an evening at leisure.|
|Day 9||Lagos||Lagos - Azeitao - Lisbon: En route to Lisbon, make a stop in Azeitao, a charming agricultural village known for red wine, olive trees and beautiful country estates. Meet local artisans at a family-run shop and learn how the famous hand-painted Portuguese tiles, azulejos, are made. Bid Portugal goodbye during a dinner in Lisbon and celebrate the end of your unforgettable journey.|
|Day 10||Lisbon||Lisbon - Tour Ends: Your tour ends today.|
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- * NOTE:Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. 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 additional and is available through Collette Vacations.