LISBON & OPORTO - 2018
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From $1097 USD
Your 6-night vacation package to Portugal combines your stay in the coastal capital city of Lisbon with a visit to the historic port city of Oporto. 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 Oporto. You’ll enjoy guided sightseeing to learn about Oporto’s history and culture – from the exquisite Porto Cathedral to the ornate Church of Sao Francisco.
Spend your time in Oporto 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!
- LOCAL HOST SERVICE
and Destination Guides with city maps.
- SIGHTSEEING & ACTIVITIES
Guided sightseeing; inside visits, and special features are shown in UPPERCASE.
Travel by high-speed Alfa Pendular train (first class) Lisbon-Oporto with transfers to/from train stations.
Personalise your tour ahead of time with additional excursions. Visit our website for details and conditions.
Buffet breakfast daily (B).
Day by Day
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.
Morning guided sightseeing features the Baixa city centre, and a walk through the cobblestone alleys of ALFAMA, the ancient Moorish quarter. Drive along the grand Avenida da Liberdade up to Pombal Square and stop to take photos of Belem Tower and the Monument of Discoverers from one of the best panoramic viewing points. Visit JERONIMOS MONASTERY, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its tomb of Vasco da Gama. (B)
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.
Travel by HIGH-SPEED ALFA PENDULAR TRAIN (first class) to Oporto. 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. (B)
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 Bolh?o market. (B)
Enjoy day at leisure. (B)
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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