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Best of Portugal

11 Days from $2,246 per person

Style: First Class | Pace: Comfortable

Wander through medieval cities and visit the religious landmarks of Fátima, Batalha and the dramatic Hieronymite Monastery, enjoying a delicious Pastéis de Belém or two along the way.

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Wander through medieval cities and visit the religious landmarks of Fátima, Batalha and the dramatic Hieronymite Monastery, enjoying a delicious Pastéis de Belém or two along the way.

Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange for flights to arrive on or before Day 1.

  1. Bem vindo a Lisboa. On arrival at Lisbon Airport transfers will operate at 9:30 am, 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. A sea of pastel pinks, yellows and blues dot the seven hills of the romantic Portuguese capital, which you will have an opportunity to explore today before meeting your fellow travelers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and orientation drive past the city's most iconic sights.

    meal(s):Welcome Reception
    hotel:Marriott/Turim Marquês
  2. Delve into Lisbon's centuries-old seafaring heritage today, paying tribute to the brave men who set off from these shores to discover the ‘New World.' We'll see the shimmering white Monument to the Discoveries, the iconic suspension bridge spanning the Tagus and Belém Tower, built to commemorate Vasco da Gama's expedition. We join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of the UNESCO-listed Hieronymite Monastery, an exquisite testament to 15th-century Manueline architecture and art. There's time to join an Optional Experience to the historic towns of Cascais and Queluz or enjoy a traditional Portuguese dinner amidst the heart-wrenching, melancholic sounds of the fado.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast
  3. We journey across the Tagus this morning and drive south towards the Serra da Arrábida Mountains and to the golden pastures of the Alentejo. The hearty aroma of Portuguese chicken fills the air as we connect with locals over a Be My Guest lunch at a stud ranch, where Lusitano horses were once reared at the pleasure of King João VI in the 18th century. Our journey continues further south, bound for the sun-kissed shores of the Algarve—our home for the next two nights.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Lunch
    hotel:Agua Riverside
  4. The dramatic cliffs and beautiful beaches of the Sagres Peninsula provide a stunning backdrop for our morning coastal drive. Admire spectacular views across Baleeira Beach, before continuing along the coast to Cape St. Vincent, the site of many sea battles centuries ago. We end our excursion with a visit to the resort town of Lagos—once the home of Henry the Navigator.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast
  5. Journeying north, we travel across the Serra de Caldeirão to the ancient Alentejo city of Évora. Join your Local Specialist for a visit to the elaborate cathedral, Roman temple and the Chapel of Bones. Then, spend the rest of your day delving into the medieval history of this enchanting city. Trace centuries of history along its city walls, kick back with a bica and bolo in Praça do Giraldo or perhaps join an Optional Experience to the village of Monsaraz. This evening we dine at our hotel in Évora.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel:M'ar De Ar Muralhas
  6. Our first stop today is in the quaint hilltop town of Castelo de Vide with its charming white façades, narrow alleys and fascinating Jewish Quarter. Travel north towards the Serra de Estrela mountains and arrive later in Viseu, set high on a plateau near the famous Dão vineyards. Explore the city's rich art and architectural history, visiting the 12th-century Sé, standing imposingly on a hill overlooking much of the city.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast
    hotel:Grao Vasco
  7. Vineyard-clad hills provide an enchanting backdrop for our journey today through the Douro Valley, where port wine is produced. We explore the magnificent gardens at the Baroque-style Palácio de Mateus, depicted on the label of the distinctive Mateus wine bottles. We continue via Guimarães for views of its impressive 10th-century castle, before arriving in the seaside town where we will spend the next two nights.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast
    hotel:Crowne Plaza/Carrís Ribeira
  8. Join a Local Specialist today for a sightseeing tour in Porto, which takes you past Baroque churches and along the winding cobblestone lanes that tumble down towards the Douro. See the remarkable bridges that span the river and the Gothic Church of St. Francis. Visit the Stock Exchange Palace with its splendid Arabian Hall inspired by Granada's Alhambra, then dive into culture and into the centuries-old tradition of local port production at a tasting in a port cellar. Spend the rest of the afternoon strolling through the historic center of Porto and admiring the azulejo-clad façades, or visit Livraria Lello, the city's oldest bookstore with its iconic red staircase.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast
  9. Soak up the grand atmosphere of one of Europe's greatest and oldest universities and stroll through the ancient streets and squares of Coimbra, before journeying to the Templar city of Tomar to visit the Convent of Christ, originally built as a Templar stronghold in the 12th century. We arrive in the pilgrimage center of Fátima, where we'll dine in our hotel.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel:Fátima
  10. This morning, we rub shoulders with millions of Catholic pilgrims who have journeyed to the pilgrimage site of Fátima, where three young shepherds famously saw the apparition of the Virgin. En route to Lisbon, we stop at the imposing monastery of Batalha—a UNESCO World Heritage site and the best example of late Gothic architecture in Portugal. Our next stop is the fishing village of Nazaré, before we visit the medieval walled city of Obidos with its white-washed houses and cobblestone roads. Our last night in Portugal together sees us toast to an incredible journey at a Farewell Dinner with wine.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
    hotel:Marriott/Turim Av Liberdade
  11. Say a fond adeus to your fellow travelers at the end of an unforgettable Portuguese vacation. Return transfers will arrive at Lisbon Airport at 7 am and 9:30 am. Conditions apply.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast
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Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $107 per person

Airport transfers: On arrival at Lisbon Airport transfers will operate at 9:30 am, 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Lisbon Airport at 7 am and 9:30 am.

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  • Professional Travel Director Professional Travel Director
  • Sightseeing with Local Experts Sightseeing with Local Experts
  • WIFI on Coach and in Hotels WIFI on Coach and in Hotels
  • VIP Access VIP Access
  • Expertly Selected Hotels Expertly Selected Hotels
  • Cultural Enrichment Cultural Enrichment
  • Hotel Tips Hotel Tips
  • Most Meals Most Meals
  • Personal Flight Options Personal Flight Options

Meal Summary

15 meals: 10 hot buffet breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners with local wine.

Insider Experiences

Connect with Locals

  • Saddle up for a superb stud farm visit, the tragic story of unrequited love and a traditional home-cooked Be My Guest lunch with Tiago and Vera in Portugal's beautiful Alentejo

Dive into Culture

  • Sample the Douro Valley's delicious Port wine-making tradition at one of the local Port wine lodges

Local Specialist

  • For included sightseeing in Lisbon, Évora, Porto

Sightseeing Experiences

  • City tour in Lisbon, Évora, Porto
  • Orientation of the Algarve, Lagos, Castelo de Vide, Viseu, Tomar, Nazaré, Obidos
  • Visit the Hieronymite Monastery in Lisbon, the cathedral in Évora, the Palace Gardens at Palacio de Mateus, the Stock Exchange Palace and Arabian Hall in Porto, the University Library of Coimbra, the Convent of Christ in Tomar, the Shrine at Fátima, the Gothic Monastery at Batalha, the medieval village of Obidos
  • View the Castle of Guimarães
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Sunday, November 11, 2018
Sue Ann Parks
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Service rating : Tiago our tour director was wonderful. His knowledge and all the extra's he did made the trip a wonderful experience. All parts of Portugal were unique and beautiful and the food was outstanding. I would definitely book another tour. We had a wonderful group on the bus and we all became friends quickly.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for your lovely comments. Out Travel Directors do a phenomenal job and we're so happy you were able to experience Tiago's expertise. We look forward to helping you plan that next trip!
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Vacation : The tour price was so reasonable for what we experienced in return.
Monday, November 5, 2018
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Service rating : Helpful and friendly
Vacation : Met all my expectations, good price for all those wonderful food.
Monday, October 22, 2018
John Vaughan
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Service rating : What you did wrong! Never stopped. Always on the go!
Vacation : Never stopped and not that much to see in Portugal.
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Victoria Tsai
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Service rating : Our guide, Rita, and driver Mario, were fantastic. The hotels and bus were comfortable. The surprise little gifts were a nice touch, and supply of water to deal with the intense heat was very thoughtful. We saw most of the significant sights, and enriched by the background info supplied by the guides. All in all, a very satisfying experience.
Vacation : We were provided with great care in all respects: accommodations, transportation, sightseeing, information regarding the country, etc. everything well organized and conducted with courtesy and hospitality. The guide and driver deserve much credit.
Friday, July 6, 2018
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Service rating : From the very first phone call to book the trip, everything was handled - the airline reservations, the travel reservations, everything. We could just relax and enjoy the trip without having to worry about all the important details.
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How absolutely wonderful to hear that you had the best of times in Portugal! What an amazing place to visit! Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us, we're so glad to have been a part of making your trip incredible. Happy travels!
Friday, July 6, 2018
Vacation : Perfect itinerary. I feel like we really did see the best of Portugal. I knew little about the country and feel like we got such a wonderful perspective - seeing so many different parts of the country. The weather was fantastic. I had not expected that there would be so many hills, steps, and cobblestones - but I did it.
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Paula Guinther
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Service rating : Very good...answered all questions and readily available when booking. However, the group was way too large...48! It was difficult for us to stay together with the local tour guide. Also, we would have liked to have more free time in the small towns. Because of the optional experiences,, we often had to leave too soon in order to get to the hotels.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We understand that during the peak travel months, the group sizes can get on the large side. We are happy that our trips are full to capacity, but we understand the challenges that presents. We will share this feedback with our Operations and Quality Control teams for further review. Thank you.
Monday, June 18, 2018
Vacation : Competitive price of the trip
Monday, November 13, 2017
Marilyn Belletti
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Service rating : One of the best tours taken as a whole and our first Talfalgar tour
Vacation : Very nice would recommend this tour to friends and Pedro Pinto was a wonderful guide
Saturday, November 4, 2017
William Deschenes
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Service rating : The tour guide was wonderful. Jorge was gracious and totally organized. He anticipated everything. Loved most of the hotels and the food. And, the itinerary allowed us to see so much of beautiful Portugal.
Vacation : We’re very experienced travelers and have used GET and Trafalgar in the past. This package was a good value.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for your review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your tour of Portugal, and we hope to welcome you on another vacation soon!
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Mary Fanning
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Service rating : excellent tour director Rafael Moreno!
Vacation : Very reasonable price for so much travel experience
Monday, October 23, 2017
Ernest Geisler Jr
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Service rating : Great itinerary, Fantastic guide and remarkable bus driver.
Vacation : Portugal was not particularly high on my bucket list, but now I hope to return and explore the countrymore fully.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for your review. Portugal is a wonderful destination we are thrilled you had a chance to explore it with us. 
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Monday, October 23, 2017
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Service rating : The tour guide was excellent. The places we visited were well worth it. I especially enjoyed the trip to Fatima on the 100th anniversary of the last appearance of Mary to the shepherd children. It was truly a cultural event. The bus was comfortable and the driver was excellent. The hotel accommodations were quite satisfactory.
Vacation : Very affordable. The GET Rep was very helpful. I highly recommend a trip to Portugal.
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Jagdish Mody
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Service rating : Your travel agent Daniel was extremely polite and helpful.
Vacation : Overall it was good and comprehensive.
Saturday, October 14, 2017
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Service rating : When I have traveled with Grand European before the groups were much smaller. This group of 50 was far too many to offer a quality experience. It was impossible to even develop meaningful relationships with fellow travelers. This was not what I expected from Grand European.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We're very sorry to see that you were disappointed.  The size of the groups can vary from 35 to 52 guests depending on the destination and the operator.  The Best of Portugal was one of the most popular trips we sold this year so the size of the groups were all near capacity. We hope that you were able to enjoy the other aspects of the trip and thank you for bringing this to our attention.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Vacation : A group of 50 is too many in order to give a quality experience. It doesn't allow for quality relationships to be had. It also makes it difficult to follow and understand the tour guide and other expert presenters.
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Valerie Foucrier
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Service rating : Without reservation, I would recommend the GET trip I have recently completed. The choice of tour director was inspired. Rafael Moreno's skill is unparalleled. The itinerary allowed our group to see far beyond the capital city of Lisbon and the Douro Valley. Many personal touches by Sr. Moreno, like a special Fado performance with an introduction by a renown guitar master, and a visit to a cork factory with a professor who explained the production process, as well as a boat cruise along the exotic coastline of the Algarve enriched the entire experience as did the musical selections during the long coach rides.
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Thank you so much for your lovely review and recommendation.  We will see you on your next trip!
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Vacation : There was ample opportunity to buy Portugal's best products and artisania. I especially selected a number of cork products and Port wine, of course. Obidos offered the ideal opportunity to find artworks, music CDs, and to taste the cherry cordial or ice cream.
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Odette Williams
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Service rating : The agent that set up the tour for me was very efficient, no nonsense. She did it and did it well. Answered all my questions and concerns . Her calm and efficient way reassured me totally. Her name is Alyssa Rucker in Oregon. Highly recommend her for promotion. Hope to deal with her again in a year or two.f
Vacation : It was a well organized, uneventful and smoothly executed tour.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
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Service rating : Excellent guide (Pedro Pinto). Very nice restaurants and good food. Some hotels were good; but one, the holiday inn, was very bad and not clean. Beach there was beautiful. Charge a little more and upgrade those hotels. Portugal is a beautiful country.
Vacation : Because of the hotels. Showers did not work in several, hotel breakfasts were just ok. Some were not clean. All I ask is for clean, they do not need to be fancy.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
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Service rating : We have traveled with GET 3 times now. They make sure you are cared for, have a good itinerary and we can leave the driving to them.. There are things I would prefer to be corrected but why talk about the bad at this point.
Vacation : Traveled with Trafalgar instead of GET and the standards were not the same. Lots of cut backs.. Our guide was excellent. But hotels were not the same as in the past, etc.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for honest review.  GET has not operated their own tours for over 3 years now and we sell our sister brands, Insight Vacations and Trafalgar Tours and Uniworld River Cruises exclusively.  While every trip and destination is different, we are sorry to see that this trip didn't meet your expectations.
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Saturday, July 8, 2017
Angela Elliott
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Service rating : tour guide was very knowledge and caring about everyone on the trip.
Vacation : excellant tour for the price
Saturday, July 8, 2017
Geraldine Da Luz
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Service rating : We had free treats in three cities; we were able to choose our menu, dinner was at a traditional restaurant, not hotel buffet except for two places.
Vacation : A lot of the other tours charge more and it's mostly dinner at the hotel.
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Donna Comtois
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Service rating : Great service and very satisfied. Yes, we would use them again.
Vacation : We were more than satisfied with everything we received and all the extras that were included.
Sunday, May 28, 2017
Diane Rutkowski
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Service rating : Grand European was responsive to any questions. The itinerary was wonderful.
Vacation : I thought the tour was a great value. Only one hotel in Porto needed updating.
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Joy Mclouth
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Service rating : For starters, I thought it would be an INSIGHT tour. To get our travel papers 2-3 weeks before departure and see we are with Trafalger..nothing we could do at that point. Traflager doesn't have the best food or hotels, overcrowded buses. I had no idea since we traveled last time that GETOUR (Insight) took over or combined with Trafalger and a couple other groups. I won't say NEVER, but doubt we'll travel with you again. Insight was so gracious and perfect for Spain and Europe. I do want to give 5 stars to Alex the guide and Victor the driver. They were wonderful...It wasn't all bad. But the days were jammed packed and tiring. up at 6ish and bus by 8. We were exhausted with NO down/free time. That trip was a huge surprise to me because I thought it would be a slower pace and more relaxing and not so rushed and crowded.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We're sorry to hear that you were unaware this trip was operated by our sister company Trafalgar Tours.  Grand European Travel, Insight Vacations and Trafalgar Tours are all part of the same company, The Travel Corp.  We do try to mark our brochures, website and payment invoices clearly by highlighting which of our brands is operating each trip.  Please accept our apologies if this was not communicated correctly when you booked with us.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Vacation : I assume you mean souvenirs? Portugal didn't have anything outstandingly unique? We bought a hand made sweater, some pottery dishes and knick knacks and the filigree silver/gold jewelry.
Sunday, May 7, 2017
Dennis Puffer
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Service rating : Very professional and always answered my questions
Vacation : Great value for the money
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Nikola Svircev
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Service rating : Well planed.
Vacation : Well organized. The group was may be too big.The guide excellent. Accomodation excellent, except in Lisabon, the room too small. The tours well planed. More legroom in the bus would have been nice. The British airways plane terrible,the service as well!
Saturday, April 15, 2017
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Service rating : Friendly, knowledgeable, helpful. Good discounts on trips. Will book more trips with them.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you so much. As a loyal past guest, we appreciate your business and look forward to helping you arrange your next trip.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Vacation : Great trip. Beautiful country. Perfect weather. Trip leader was organized, knowledgeable, helpful and funny.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
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Service rating : Excellent itinerary, group leader, bus driver, most hotel selections, food selections. But too large and unwieldy a group to really enjoy it.
Vacation : Everything about the trip was handled well except 46 is way too many people in a group. The bus driver was exceptional and the tour leader did a great job; however, the group was huge (with several needing canes). Every occasion on/off the bus took forever.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
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Service rating : I am very pleased with their services.
Vacation : Excellent
Thursday, October 13, 2016
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Vacation : Perhaps there should not be such a hectic schedule - several of our co-travelers commented on this.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
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Service rating : Made all arrangements but toured with Trafalgar.
Vacation : Comprehensive trip was well planned. Hotels and tours were fine. Restaurants and included meals were mediocre.
Saturday, October 8, 2016
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Service rating : Perfect Tour Guide. Well Organized. Very Good Hotels. Great Restaurants and Excursions
Vacation : Excellent Itinerary.
Thursday, October 6, 2016
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Service rating : Some of the hotel choices were less than satisfactory--the tour director was the best we've ever had and very helpful--overall the experience was good--like a new car, some of the details could be improved upon
Vacation : The tour director made the trip quite enjoyable--he treated us to different regional delights which was a welcomed surprise--the choice of specialists at various historic site was first rate
Thursday, August 11, 2016
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Service rating : Trafalgar was wonderful. Their choices of optional excursions were exceptional although I have nothing else to compare them with but it gave everyone participating the flavor of the country with more of its music, history, lifestyles, etc.
Vacation : Would recommend Portugal to everyone interested in traveling.
Thursday, July 7, 2016
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Service rating : all went smoothly
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Monday, July 11, 2016
Vacation : Great trip, nice people. Only hassle was that our credit card was 'hacked' after it's only use to pay for 'optional' trips
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
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Service rating : Grand European Travel is superior. All the details are taken care of!
Vacation : This trip was wonderful...full of interesting sights, food, and hidden treasures and extras.
Sunday, June 5, 2016
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Service rating : Our tour director, Jorge Coelho, was excellent. His vast knowledge about his country and it's history was outstanding. Everything about the tour was outstanding. The hotels were excellent, the itinerary was great. We can't wait for our next tour with GET.
Vacation : The itinerary was excellent and our tour director, Jorge Coelho, was outstanding. His knowledge about his countyr and its history was unbelievable.
Sunday, May 29, 2016
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Service rating : The agent at GETours worked with us on hotels and flights in a very positive way.
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Portugal is a great country and we're so pleased to be able to help you enjoy it. Thank you so much for your business. Grand European Travel
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Vacation : We had a superb guide and saw more of Portugal than I imagined possible in 11 days. This is a great country with so much to see and do. It is small enough to travel north to south and visit small towns as well as big cities. We could have used a couple more days along the way because there was so much to see.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
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Service rating : We were very satisfied with all the pre-tour procedures and paperwork. The tour itself was above our expectation as hotels, meals, the tour itself and especially Pedro the tour director, with his knowledge of the area, history and detail PS I checked EXCELLENT, why the above shows also GOOD?
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Fantastic to see. Thank you for taking the time to share your lovely comments. Grand European Travel
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Vacation : We enjoyed tremendously all the beautiful areas visited in Portugal. The Tour was well prepared with all accommodations, meals and travel arrangements above our expectations PS Same comment as above re. Excellent not only Good
Saturday, May 21, 2016
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Service rating : We had excellent accommodations, wonderful meals, a great tour leader and lots of extras plus a new bus. We were very happy
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We do pride ourselves on our Travel Directors who literally put their heart and soul into the trip and our guests. It sounds as if you had one of the best! We're very glad that you were able to experience his unique expertise. Thank you for sharing your comments. Grand European Travel
Monday, May 23, 2016
Vacation : Our guide, Pedro Pinto, was the best guide I've had. He loved Portugal and was a student of its history. Henry the Navigator is now an important name to me. He also knew his plants and it was a pleasure to walk the lovely gardens with him as he named them. He also knew his food and wine and we learned of the various regional wines as we went through. We had the best treats too- pastries, chocolates- all local specialities. We became a family- it was a great trip.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
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Saturday, April 30, 2016
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Service rating : Wonderful service. Great value. Great representatives. Very helpful with air arrangements to suit my special needs.
Vacation : Great tour to see the best of Portugal. Great pace. Great hotels and food. Exceptional tour director. Very friendly and knowledgeable. Great international group of people to travel with. Comfortable coach. Wonderful driver.Loved it!!
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  • U.S. citizens traveling to Portugal must have a current passport valid for six months beyond the conclusion of their trip. You can find information on how to apply for a passport here, and how to renew a passport here. No visa is required for U.S. citizens traveling to Portugal.

  • The currency in Portugal is the Euro (€). While it’s a good idea to bring some money for when you first arrive, you’ll usually find a better exchange rate in your destination.  The most convenient way to obtain cash is to use your ATM card at local banks in Portugal. We recommend bringing a credit card for purchases and informing your financial institutions of your travel plans before leaving home to avoid having your purchases flagged as potentially fraudulent charges.

  • With Portugal’s long coastline, seafood is featured prominently on their menus. Popular dishes include sopa de mariscos (a shellfish soup) and bacalhau (dried codfish), and Portuguese grilled chicken prepared with chili, garlic and olive oil. For dessert, don’t miss out on the famous pastéis de nata custard pastry or arroz dolce (rice pudding) and a glass of port wine. 

  • Portugal has a temperate marine climate with hot summers and wet winters. We suggest bringing a variety of lightweight clothing items that can be layered to save space in your suitcase and give you more options for how to dress. Keep in mind that your shoulders and knees should be covered while visiting religious sites. For more helpful information please refer to our Packing Tips & Packing List.

  • Tipping is less common in Portugal than in the U.S. When dining out, it’s appropriate, although not required, to leave an extra euro or two or up to 5-10 percent for great service. Leave your tip on the table rather than adding it to your credit card slip to ensure that your waiter receives it.

    At the end of your guided vacation, it’s customary to offer your motor coach driver and Travel Director a gratuity.  We recommend €3.00 per person/per day for your driver and €5.00 per person/per day for your Travel Director.  Recommended gratuity for a Local Host and Local Specialist is 1-2 euros per person, paid at the conclusion of each guided visit.  A convenient option is to prepay your tips before your departure.

  • Baggage on our trips is restricted to one large suitcase per person with dimensions not exceeding 30x19x10 inches and a maximum weight of 50 pounds. You are also permitted one piece of hand luggage, which should be small enough to fit under your coach seat or on the small overhead shelf compartment. Please note that luggage with an adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartment of the coach. Hotel porterage is included in your vacation.

  • You will need to be comfortable on your feet, walking and standing for up to three hours in various weather conditions.  All of our vacations involve walking, often on cobblestone and uneven surfaces in historic city centers.  In order to get the most out of your vacation you need to be able to comfortably walk 1-3 miles unassisted in one day, be in good condition and be able to keep pace with the group. 

    If you need any medications, it is important that you bring enough to last you the whole trip and keep them in your carry-on bag while you travel.

  • We highly recommend our optional Travel Protection Plan, which allows you to cancel for any reason up to 24 hours before departure. The plan also includes trip interruption, baggage loss or delay, and medical and emergency assistance. Click here for a summary of coverage details, terms and conditions.

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    We promise you’ll enjoy a stress-free travel experience from the minute you start your vacation planning or we’ll refund your deposit. Make your reservation with a $350 deposit. If you change your mind for any reason within 30 days of booking, we’ll offer you a full refund.

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    Let our Air Specialists handle your air reservations. We have direct access to the most current airfare routes and prices, so you’ll get the best value available when we book your flights. We never charge a booking fee and you’ll enjoy the flexibility to pay for air 60-90 days prior to departure.

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Lisbon

Portuguese Fado Evening Of Music & Song With Dinner

Adult Price: €66.00

An evening's entertainment Portuguese style. You’ll savour a typical meal with local aperitifs and wines and hear beautiful, traditional Fado singing.

The Golden Triangle: Queluz, Cascais & The Estoril Coast

Adult Price: €46.00

We'll visit the impressive Rococo Palace of Queluz, before passing through the fashionable resort of Estoril. Then, we'll explore the picturesque fishing village of Cascais, with its beautiful array of mansions and exclusive residences.

Algarve

Algarve Dinner

Adult Price: €49.00

Join us for an authentic local dinner, where you’ll taste delicious dishes cooked in a traditional ‘Cataplana’, along with other specialities.

Faro And Almansil Excursion

Adult Price: €37.00

With your Local Specialist you’ll head to Faro, the historical capital of the Algarve, to visit the old walled town and to have some time for souvenir shopping. Then, on to Almansil and the Chapel of St. Lawrence - one of the Algarve's best kept secrets.

Evora

Monsaraz And The Deep Alentejo Drive

Adult Price: €34.00

Follow your Local Specialist through the vineyards and groves of cork oaks to charming Monsaraz, one of the most famous and beautiful 'white villages' of the Alentejo, inhabited since prehistory. You’ll admire the castle which overlooks Spain and see views of the largest artificial lake in Europe, before tasting typical local refreshments.

Viseu

Ínsua Manor - Food And Wine Pairing Experience

Adult Price: €52.00

Situated in the heart of the famous wine region, join us on a short drive to the spectacular Ínsua Manor, an 18th century manor house and estate, where you'll enjoy a gourmet experience matching local food with different local wines.

Oporto

Douro Cruise And Dinner

Adult Price: €55.00

Enjoy a relaxing and leisurely cruise along the Douro River. You'll have a chance to see two medieval "world heritage" cities plus five impressivebridges, one of them the famous UNESCO-listedEiffel bridge. Afterwards, savour a typical meal in the Medieval Ribeira Quarter

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  • 30 Day Refund Guarantee

    We promise you’ll enjoy a stress-free travel experience from the minute you start your vacation planning or we’ll refund your deposit. Make your reservation with a $350 deposit. If you change your mind for any reason within 30 days of booking, we’ll offer you a full refund.

  • Add air to your reservation

    Let our Air Specialists handle your air reservations. We have direct access to the most current airfare routes and prices, so you’ll get the best value available when we book your flights. We never charge a booking fee and you’ll enjoy the flexibility to pay for air 60-90 days prior to departure.

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