Portugal 2024: Hidden Gem at the Edge of Europe

10 days
05-30-2024 10-09-2024
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Price $2250

Price includes

  • Accommodation in a hotel in Costa da Caparica (8 nights) in double rooms.
  • Airport transfers.
  • Transportation with a modern coach throughout the tour.
  • Meals at the hotel: 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 7 dinners in buffet style with wine and water.
  • Dinner with a Fado music concert in a traditional Lisbon tasca.
  • Guidance by local guides.
  • Assistance of a English-speaking tour leader.
  • Full-day jeep safari.
  • Catamaran cruise with a visit to wild dolphins.
  • Visit to a winery with a tasting of 4 types of wine accompanied by snacks.
  • Entrance tickets to the Chapel of Bones in Evora.
  • City tax.
  • Small regional surprises.

The price does not include

  • Cost of international airfare.
  • Meals not mentioned in the provided services.
  • Personal expenses and customary tips.
  • Travel insurance.

Portugal is a country of vast beaches and steep cliffs, romantic cities and charming fishing villages, Moorish landmarks, and contemporary architecture. It is an extraordinary country that delights with the taste of Portuguese port wine, the melancholic music of Fado, and the incredible art of hand-painted Azulejos – ceramic tiles covered with glaze.

Beaches

Culture and history

Entertainment

Holidays

National parks

Wineries


Travel itinerary

1.day

Flight to Lisbon

Let’s begin our adventure in Portugal with passport and baggage check-in, followed by a flight to Lisbon – a city characterized by its unique atmosphere created by architecture, narrow streets, and expansive beaches.

Portugalia

2.day

Costa Da Caparica

After arriving in Lisbon, we will transfer to the hotel in Costa da Caparica, recognized as one of the most popular tourist destinations in Portugal due to its proximity to Lisbon and easy access to the coast.

Check-in at the hotel and time to relax. Dinner and overnight stay.

3.day

Belém

After breakfast, we will drive to the suburban district of Belém. Our exploration will begin with a visit to the Jerónimos Monastery, where the tombs of Vasco da Gama and the national poet Luís de Camões are located. While strolling along the Tagus, we’ll also see the beautiful Monument to the Discoveries and the famous Belém Tower.

Next, we’ll take a short break to relax in a local pastry shop, where we’ll taste delicious ‘Belém pastries’ served since 1837 according to a secret recipe. After the tasting, we’ll explore the unique worlds of Alfama and Mouraria.

Return to the hotel. Dinner. Overnight stay.

4.day

Óbidos, Nazaré, Fatima

After breakfast, we’ll head to the medieval town of Óbidos and then to Nazaré, a fishing village located right on the Atlantic.

Next, we’ll drive to Fátima, one of the most important pilgrimage centers in the world. The city gained immense fame due to a series of Marian apparitions between May 13 and October 17, 1917, witnessed by three children – Francis, Jacinta Marto, and Lucia dos Santos.

Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

5.day

Setubal, the Arrábida Natural Park

After breakfast, we’ll drive to the town of Setubal, where we’ll embark on a catamaran to visit wild dolphins.

Next, we’ll head to the Arrábida Natural Park. At the end of the day, we’ll enjoy a wine tasting experience featuring four types of wine with appetizers (sheep cheese, ham, Portuguese sausage paio, chorizo sausage, bread, and toasts) at one of the nearby wineries.

Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

6.day

Costa Da Caparica

After breakfast, free time to enjoy the charms of the surroundings and hotel amenities. Dinner. Overnight stay.

7.day

Alentejo, Évora

After breakfast, we’ll head to the heart of the Alentejo region, which will reveal the tradition of local agriculture spanning many generations. Cork plantations, vineyards, and olive groves define the slow passage of time.

In the afternoon, we’ll drive to Évora. We’ll take a stroll through the historic city center, which was rightfully inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1986. Our visit will also include the Bones Chapel. It is believed that long-deceased monks gaze at the tourists from every corner of the chapel.

Return to the hotel, dinner, overnight stay.

8.day

Cascais, Sintra, Cabo Da Roca

After breakfast, we’ll take 4×4 jeeps to Cascais – a charming town located right on the Atlantic Ocean. Then, we’ll head to the beautiful Sintra – a hilly town surrounded by an aura of mystery.

Next, we’ll visit the enchanting Guincho beach and the spectacular Atlantic coastline. In the late afternoon, we’ll reach Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of continental Europe.

A moment of reflection, breathtaking views, and back to the hotel. Dinner. Overnight stay.

9.day

Lisbon

After breakfast, we’ll head to Lisbon. Strolling through hills, traversing narrow streets, crossing squares and corners, we’ll try to capture the spirit of the city created by its history and inhabitants – citizens of the whole world!

We’ll visit the lower and upper town. We’ll see, among others, Avenida da Liberdade, Praça Restauradores, the historic Elevador Gloria and Bica, and viewpoints: miradouro Portas do Sol and miradouro Senhora do Monte. We’ll visit Praça do Comércio and Praça do Rossio. There will be free time, of course.

The day will be crowned with dinner in a typical Portuguese tasca with a fado music concert!

Return to the hotel late at night. Overnight stay.

10.day

Departure from Lisbon

After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and lunch will be followed by a transfer to the airport.

We hope that Portugal has stolen your hearts. Join us for more adventures with Rek Travel Adventure. Perhaps Spain next time?

Portugal 2024: Hidden Gem at the Edge of Europe

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The company is not responsible for any loss of customer's property due to burglary, theft, loss, etc. We also do not assume responsibility for any losses incurred by the customer in motels. Rek Travel reserves the right to change the itinerary due to circumstances beyond its control. The customer is obliged to comply with the tour regulations. Tour participants are insured according to the requirements of the US Department of Transportation for a total amount of $500,000 (insurance policy available upon request). Participants may opt for additional insurance coverage for hospital and outpatient treatment of illnesses acquired during the tour, as well as accidents in visited facilities (further information available at the office) for an additional fee.

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