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Be captivated by the vibrant cities of Portugal on a spellbinding journey through its most inspiring destinations. Explore the lively neighborhoods of Lisbon and the fairytale castles of Sintra before traveling to the holy city of Fatima, filled with enigmatic spiritual landmarks. Finally, uncover the heart of Porto, known for its delicious wine and colorful buildings.

Inclusions
  • Roundtrip airfare to Lisbon
  • 7 night partially guided vacation
  • 7 nights in 3-star hotels
  • Daily breakfast
  • All transfers during the tour
  • Visits to the Monastery of Jeronimos, Quinta da Regaleira & Convent of Christ complex in Tomar
  • City tour in Lisbon, Porto, Tomar & Coimbra. Visit Fatima, Nazare, Obidos, Sintra & Aveiro
  • English speaking guide
  • Book by Jul 31: Receive up to $4500* travel credits per booking for your next adventure! (price reflects discount)
Vancouver, Edmonton, Montreal, Toronto
Sep 1, 2024 from $2929
Oct 16, 2024 from $2629
Nov 19, 24, 2024 from $2329
Dec 4, 6, 11, 2024 from $2429
Jan 8, 14, 22, Feb 5, 2025 from $2329
Mar 23, 2025 from $2429
Single occupancy: add from $460
Upgrade to 4-star hotels: add from $200 more
Calgary: add from $100 more
Victoria, Winnipeg: add from $300 more

*terms and conditions apply – contact us for more details!

Dates, prices and promotion are subject to change without notice.
Other departure cities are available – please call for more details!

Not Included: hotel tax (approximately €2 per person, per night in Lisboa and Porto), tips and other services not mentioned in the itinerary.

Day 1: Canada – Night on board
Ready to discover the spectacular cities and landscapes of Portugal? Arrive at your departure airport, ready to catch a flight to Lisbon.* Night on board.

* If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

Day 2: Lisbon
Touch down in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, known for its dramatic coastline and pastel-colored buildings. Transfer to the hotel* and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. Why not explore the oldest parts of the city to admire the ornate architecture or simply enjoy the views of the River Tagus from one of the many riverside cafes and bars. Overnight stay in Lisbon.

Day 3: Lisbon (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Today, set off on a tour of Lisbon for an eye-opening overview of this incredible city. Begin your day contemplating the incredible Belem Tower and the “Padrão dos Descobrimentos” before heading to the church of the Jerónimos Monastery, home to the tomb of Vasco de Gama and the famous poet Camões. Next, try the Pasteis de Belem during a mouth-watering pastry tasting, this typical, delicious Portuguese Tart is perhaps the most famous pastry in the country.

Your tour will end with a fascinating stroll around Alfama quarter, one of the oldest areas in the city, perched upon the hillside with spectacular views across the sprawling cityscape. The rest of the day is free to continue discovering the city at your own pace. Why not explore the Praça do Comercio and Rossio Square area, always a hive of activity perfect for sightseeing or grabbing a bite in a local café! This evening we recommend a fun optional Dinner with Fado Show* to fully immerse yourself in Portuguese culture. Overnight stay in Lisbon.

*Optional Dinner & Fado Show: Head to the historic neighbourhood of Alfama to indulge in an evening of traditional Portuguese cuisine accompanied by the melancholic sounds of Fado music. Soak up the warm atmosphere and listen to the soft melodies of the Portuguese guitar as you experience the authentic musical heritage of Lisbon for yourself!

Day 4: Lisbon – Sintra – Lisbon (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Set off on an excursion to Sintra, an unforgettable town and UNESCO World Heritage Site, filled with 19th-century Romanticist architecture, fairytale castles and exquisite gardens. Here you’ll visit the Quinta da Regaleira Gardens and Palace considered the most enigmatic of all the estates in Sintra. The palace is a fusion of ornate and colorful architectural styles but the main attraction is the extensive gardens, filled with symbolism and intriguing constructions.

After the tour, enjoy free time in Sintra to explore at your own pace. In the afternoon head to Cape Roca, the most westerly point of the European continent. Here you can soak up the views of the Atlantic Ocean and explore the village of Cascais, once the chosen beach destination of the aristocracy. Return to Lisbon and enjoy the remainder of the day exploring the delights of this cosmopolitan city at your leisure. Overnight stay in Lisbon.

Day 5: Lisbon – Óbidos – Nazaré – Fátima (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Head to Obidos today, one of the best-known villages in Portugal thanks to its magical cobblestone streets and charming architecture, enclosed within medieval city walls. Next, visit Nazare, a surfers paradise, home to some of the largest waves in the world and the most popular beach destination on the Silver Coast.

Finish the day in the historic and fascinating city of Fatima, one of the most important pilgrimage sites for Catholics. Sacred sights here include the Capelinha das Aparições, where the Virgin Mary is believed to have appeared to local children in 1917, the Basílica de Nossa Senhora do Rosário, with its golden angels, and the modern church of Igreja da Santíssima Trindade. Spend the evening at your leisure, discovering the sights and sounds of this beautiful city at your own pace. Overnight stay in Fatima.

Day 6: Fatima – Coimbra – Porto (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Bid farewell to Fatima today as you set for Tomar to visit the famous Convent of Christ complex, once a stronghold of the Templars in the 12th-century. Uncover the history of the Templars in Portugal, including the beautiful medieval chapel and the ornate cloister, a masterpiece of Renaissance architecture. Explore this fascinating UNESCO World Heritage site before continuing to the city of Coimbra, once the capital of Portugal and today a student city, home to the oldest university in the country. As the day draws to a close, travel to Porto, in northern Portugal on the banks of the Douro River. With its stunning Old Town, Porto is one of the highlights of any trip to Portugal. Spend the evening at your leisure, exploring the city’s atmospheric streets. Overnight stay in Porto.

*Optional Fado and folklore Show with Traditional Dinner: A fantastic gastronomic show that will highlight the remarkable traditions of the Douro and northern Portuguese culture. This lively evening will combine Folklore songs, traditional dances and an all-inclusive dinner paired with some of the best wines in Portugal. Sing and dance the night away, a true authentic experience to remember.

Day 7: Porto (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Begin the day with a panoramic tour of Porto to see the main attractions of the city such as the exterior of Clérigos Tower, Aliados Avenue, the impressive Sao Bento train station and the iconic bridge of Luis I. In the afternoon, soak up the delights of Porto at your own pace, admiring the famous tiled facades or sampling the authentic local port in a cosy cafe. Alternatively, we recommend an unforgettable boat tour on the River Douro.* Overnight stay in Porto

*Optional River Douro Boat Tour: set off on an unforgettable boat tour on the Douro River to enjoy spectacular views of the city. After cruising on the river, visit a local port wine cellar and enjoy a tasting session of this typical Portuguese drink.
Please note: Entrance to the Bolsa Palace (10 euros per person) and Church of Saint Francis (8 euros per person) is optional and is not included.

Day 8: Porto – Aveiro – Lisbon (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Leave Porto this morning, headed for the charming coastal city of Aveiro where you can enjoy some free time to explore its picturesque canals and colorful architecture. In the afternoon, return to the capital of Lisbon and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure to soak up the ambience of this lively city or do some last-minute shopping. Overnight stay in Lisbon.

Day 9: Lisbon – Canada (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for your return flight back to Canada. Note: Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

 

Optional Tours

(Price is per person based on double occupancy)


Day 3: Dinner with Fado Show (Pick up time: info at destination)
Price: from $141 

Head to the historic neighborhood of Alfama to indulge in an evening of traditional Portuguese cuisine accompanied by the melancholic sounds of Fado music. Soak up the warm atmosphere and listen to the soft melodies of the Portuguese guitar.

What’s included: Entrance, Fado show, main dish, desert, selected drinks and coffee.

Not included: Pick up and drop off

Day 6: Dinner with Fado and Folklore Show in Porto (Duration 02:30h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination)
Price: from $117 

This evening you will enjoy a fantastic gastronomic show that will highlight the remarkable traditions of the Douro and northern Portuguese culture. This lively evening will combine Folklore songs, traditional dances and an all-inclusive dinner.

What’s included: Shuttle from Porto center. Traditional dinner with red and white wine, Beer, Water, Soft Drinks and Coffee

Day 9: River Douro Boat Tour (Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination)
Price: from $49 

Set off on an unforgettable boat tour on the Douro River to enjoy spectacular views of the city. After cruising on the river, visit a local port wine cellar and enjoy a tasting session of this typical Portuguese drink.

What’s included: 50 minutes boat tour in Douro river (boats have seats and covered areas) with english explanations. Visit of a famous wine cellar with wine tasting at the end.

2 Excursions package – Highlights of Portugal: Dinner with Fado show in Lisbon & River Douro Boat Tour in Porto (Best Value!)
Price: from $168 

Make the most of your time in Portugal with this pack of two unmissable experiences: a Dinner & Fado Show in Lisbon and a River Douro boat tour including a visit to a local port wine cellar with a tasting session in Porto

What’s included: Includes 2 activities: 1 complete dinner with Fado Show on the 2nd day in Lisbon and a boat tour in River Douro from Porto including a visit to a wine cellar with tasting session.

Not included: Transfers and any other service not mentioned on the details of each excursion.

Entry requirements
Passport with a minimum of 6 months validity required.
Visa is not required for Canadian citizens

Terms & Conditions

All rates are per person, based on double occupancy in Canadian dollars (unless otherwise stated) New bookings only. Space and price may be limited and subject to availability at the time of booking.  Errors or omissions may occur on the above information with no guarantee of being honoured. Terms and conditions apply. Tax is not included in the above base fare. Above tax amount includes non-refundable $30 per adult Booking Management Fee. $50 per adult cancellation fee. Not included in the above rates: Xpresspost fee, recommended medical, cancellation or baggage insurance. Child rate is applicable when travelling with 2 paying adults sharing 1 hotel room, using the existing bedding. Price Match Policy: Travel Best Bets makes every effort to remain competitive by offering our ‘Match or Beat Any Price’ offer however due to certain restrictions  there will be some product we cannot match or beat. Please note the star ratings found on www.travelbestbets.com are determined by Travel Best Bets based on a number of factors and may not match the star rating found in the Tour Operator’s brochure. Please view our star ratings by clicking here. Due to an increasing volume of disputed bookings, we will only accept payment for air only travel to India, the Philippines and the continent of Africa through the following means: book and pay cash in person or by direct deposit into our business account – once the transaction is verified and a copy of the receipt emailed or faxed to our office, we will confirm the booking. Please contact us for details on how to book using this method. Please contact [email protected] for photo credit information. BPCPA #3287