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Lisbon. Portugal
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 58.1 60.6 64.8 66.6 70.5 76.6 81.5 82 79.2 71.8 64.4 59.4
Average Low 46.6 48.6 50.7 52.7 55.9 60.6 64.2 64.6 63.1 58.3 52.7 49.1
Average Rainfall 3.8 3.6 2 2.5 2.2 0.7 0.2 0.3 1.1 3.1 4.2 4.8
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
GMT + 1
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Euro
$1.00 USD = €0.92 EUR
Visa requirement
No
Porto. Portugal
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 56.3 58.6 62.2 63.9 66.9 73 77 77 74.7 68.7 62.2 57.9
Average Low 41 42.6 44.8 47.5 51.8 56.8 59.9 59.4 57.4 52.7 46.9 44.2
Average Rainfall 6.2 5.5 3.5 4.6 3.8 1.8 0.7 1.1 2.8 5.4 6.2 7.7
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
GMT + 1
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Euro
$1.00 USD = €0.92 EUR
Visa requirement
No
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Cultural Portugal ESCORTED COACH

8 days/7 nights - from $1,495 per person including airfare from US
Day 1, Monday – Arrive Lisbon
Arrive in Lisbon, where you are transferred to your hotel. (Lisboa Roma or similar)

Day 2, Tuesday - Sintra & Lisbon
This morning, depart for a full-day tour to discover Lisbon and the city’s outskirts with its famous Riviera and the seaside resorts of Estoril and Cascais north of the city. Also, visit Sintra, known for its many royal palaces, including Palacio de Vila and the fairy-tale castle Palacio da Pena. Stop in the old city center and get to know the town on your own. Continue to Lisbon and discover its most emblematic historic sites -- Jeronimos Monastery, Tower of Belem and the Monuments of the Navigators -- before reaching the city center. (B)

Day 3, Wednesday – Lisbon/Obidos/Coimbra/Braga
After breakfast, depart from Lisbon through the countryside up to the quaint small town of Obidos, which has preserved its unique character since the 13th century. Continue to Coimbra, which overlooks the Mondego River, for a panoramic city tour including the 700-year-old university. Drive to Braga, where you overnight. (Mercure Braga or similar) (B)

Day 4, Thursday – Braga/Santiago de Compostela/Braga
Depart for Spain for a full-day guided tour of Santiago de Compostela. Some free time allows for an individual visit to the Cathedral. Stop in the charming small town of Ponte de Lima for a stroll and some shopping. Return to the hotel in Braga. (B)

Day 5, Friday – Braga/Guimaraes/Porto
Morning visit to Braga includes the oldest cathedral in Portugal, as well as Bom Jesus sanctuary and Guimaraes – a UNESCO World Heritage site, often referred to as the “Cradle of Portugal.” Visit the ducal palace and walk through the medieval center before getting to Portugal’s second-largest city, Porto. A visit to one of the port wine cellars includes a tasting. (Vila Gale Porto or similar) (B)

Day 6, Saturday - Porto
Today’s city tour in Porto includes a panoramic drive to the mouth of the Douro River, the soaring cathedral, the richly decorated church of Sao Francisco and the Stock Exchange (inside visit) with its contemporary Arabian hall inspired by Granada’s Alhambra. Enjoy a 50-minute Douro cruise and admire the sights over Ribeira’s old section from the riverside. Afternoon free at leisure. (B)

Day 7, Sunday – Porto/Aveiro/Fatima/Lisbon
Today the tour heads for Fatima, stopping first in Aveiro, a maritime town famous for its canals. Continue to Fatima, home to one of the world’s most important Roman Catholic shrines. Visit the old and the new Basilica, as well as the Chapel of the Apparitions. Continue to Lisbon, where you overnight. (Roma or similar)(B)

Day 8, Monday – Depart Lisbon
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. (B)

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Departure DatesLand & Air *
Land Only *Single Supplement
2020
April 13
May 11
June 15
July 27
August 31
September 28
October 19
November 2
$
$1535
$495
December 7
$
$1495
$460
2021
February 15
March 29
$
$1495
$460
Land Only prices are per person based on double occupancy.

Suggested Airfare: From $1150 for Jun 1 - Aug 20, and from $850 for Feb - May; and Aug 21 - Dec 9. Air prices are per person from New York JFK airport to destination city on itinerary and return. Other gateway cities are available. Prices include government taxes and fees. For details, refer to Tour Features on page 2.

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Included
  • 7 nights hotel accommodations, including daily buffet breakfast
  • Arrival & Departure Transfers
  • Deluxe motor coach for the whole itinerary
  • Local Guide for the whole tour
  • Tour Lisbon, Estoril, Cascais & Sintra with local guide
  • Guided Tour in Santiago Compostela & Porto
  • Visit to Coimbra University
  • Visit to Guimarães Ducal Palace
  • Visit to Port wine Cellars (Day 6)
  • Visit to Palácio da Bolsa – Stock Exchange in Porto
  • Douro “Bridges Cruise” (1 hour)
  • City taxes

Not included
  • International airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Extra services not mentioned on the inclusions stated above

Extra package supplement (optional)
  • Fado Dinner incl. Show with mineral water and wine (Day 2)
  • 2 dinners incl. mineral water (Days 4 & 5)
  • 1 lunch incl. mineral water (Day 7)


Remarks
  • Should it not be possible to visit the Palacio da Bolsa in Porto, this visit will be replaced by S. Francisco church.

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