Wonders of Portugal (Winter Season)

Operated by: Trafalgar

9 Days from $1,695 per person

Countries Visited

Portugal ...more Portugal

Locations Visited

Lisbon, Porto, Fatima ...more Lisbon, Porto, Fatima
  1. Day 1 Arrive Lisbon (2 Nights)

    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.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel Olissippo Marquês de Sá
  2. Day 2 Lisbon Sightseeing and Free Time

    Delve into Lisbon's centuries-old seafaring heritage today, paying tribute to the brave men who set off from these shores to discover a new world. We'll see the shimmering white Monument to the Discoveries, the iconic suspension bridge spanning the River Tagus and the mighty Belém Tower. We join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Hieronymite Monastery, an exquisite testament to 15th-century Manueline architecture and art. Join an Optional Experience to the historic towns of Estoril, Cascais and Sintra to explore the famous Golden Triangle, or join a traditional Portuguese dinner amidst the heart-warming, melancholic sounds of the fado.

    meals Breakfast
  3. Day 3 Lisbon - Évora

    Travel to the ancient Alentejo city of Évora. Join your Local Specialist and visit the elaborate cathedral, Roman temple and the Chapel of Bones. We spend the rest of our day delving into the medieval history of this enchanting city. Consider joining an Optional Experience to the village of Monsaraz set against the stunning backdrop of golden olive groves. This evening we dine at our hotel in Évora.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel M'Ar de Ar Muralhas
  4. Day 4 Évora - Castelo de Vide - Viseu

    Our fist stop today is in the quaint hilltop town of Castelo de Vide with its charming white faҫades, 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. 

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Grao Vasco
  5. Day 5 Viseu - Mateus - Guimarães - Porto (2 Nights)

    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 beautiful baroque Palácio de Mateus, depicted on the label of the distinctive Mateus wine bottles. We then continue via Guimarães for views of its impressive 10th-century castle before arriving in Porto where we will spend the next two nights.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Crowne Plaza
  6. Day 6 Porto Sightseeing and Free Time

    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, before we 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, admire the azulejo-clad faҫades or visit Livraria Lello, the city's oldest book store with its iconic red staircase.

    meals Breakfast
  7. Day 7 Porto - Coimbra - Tomar - Fátima

    Soak up the grand atmosphere of one of Europe's greatest and oldest universities and meander through the ancient streets and squares of Coimbra this morning, before journeying to the Templar city of Tomar to visit the Convent of Christ, originally built as a Templar stronghold in the 12th century and today is an exquisite reminder of the Portuguese Renaissance. We arrive in the pilgrimage center of Fátima where we'll dine in our hotel.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Fátima
  8. Day 8 Fátima - Batalha - Nazaré - Óbidos - Lisbon

    This morning we rub shoulders with Catholic pilgrims who have journeyed to the shrine where three young shepherds famously saw the apparition of the Virgin at the pilgrimage site of Fátima. 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 at the quaint village of Nazaré before we visit Óbidos with its quaint white-washed houses and cobblestone roads. Our last night in Portugal together sees us toast to an incredible journey as we connect with locals over a memorable Be My Guest Farewell Dinner.

    meals Breakfast, Be My Guest
    hotel Olissippo Marquês de Sá
  9. Day 9 Depart Lisbon

    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.

    meals Breakfast
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Price Includes

Meal Summary

12 meals. 8 breakfasts, 4 dinners with local wine.

Christmas & New Year's Eve Highlights: The December 21 departure will celebrate Christmas in Porto. The December 28 departure will toast New Year's Eve in Viseu. Each of these specially arranged festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.

Insider Experiences

Connect with Locals

  • Meet Manuel at his family adega in Lisbon's Terras Vedras. You'll enjoy an exclusive Be My Guest dinner featuring a local delicacy for dessert, along with wine tasting in the winery dating back to 1858

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 and Porto

Sightseeing Experiences

  • City tour in Lisbon, Évora, Porto
  • Orientation of 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 and the medieval village of Obidos
  • View the Castle of Guimarães
Dates & Prices
Airfare is not included, but can be added to quote upon request Trip prices are based on double occupancy; single supplement discounts are available on select departures, call us at 1-877-622-9109 for more info
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28 Mar 20 5 Apr 20 Dynamically Computed $1,695$1,610pp SAVE: $84Pay by Aug 29AARP members save an additional $100 Request Quote Book Now
Independent Reviews
Sunday, November 17, 2019
Kaitlin Fitzpatrick was excellent. Informative, knowledgeable, courteous, etc. etc.
Very "busy" but fantastic way to visit sights I would not see on my own. Tour director, Christian, was excellent...informative and very accommodating to requests. Local specialists were very knowledgeable. Our driver for most of the tour, Louie, was exceptionally skilled.
Response from Grand European Travel:
This trip does have quite a lot of activities, but we couldn't be happier to see how much you enjoyed your first guided vacation and we're honored to have made it happen for you. Thank you!
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
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