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Porto, Lisbon and the Algarve (9 or 11 Days)

Tap into Portugal’s sunny, seafaring spirit as you make your way through the cities and coastal villages that once served as home to some of the greatest explorers the world has ever known. Soak up the historic neighborhoods flanked along the Douro River and sip port wine in the city it’s named for. Make your way through the sun-splashed Algarve, where you’ll coast from world-class beaches to tranquil fishing towns. And wrap up your stay with a few days in Portugal’s colorful capital city spent mingling with local Lisboetas and taking in its Old-World charms

Your Edventure includes:

  • Round-trip airfare from SFO or LAX (price varies depending on additional departure gateways)
  • 7 nights in hand-picked hotels
  • Breakfast daily
  • 4 three-course meals served with beer or wine
  • Full-time multilingual tour director
  • Evening of Traditional Fado entertainment
  • Select entrances
  • Visit to Lisbon Prison (Correctional/Law Enforcement Officials only)

Porto on the Douro River

Coimbra

Boats in the Algarve

Evora Ruins

The Algarve Coast

Lisbon Fort

The Castle at Sintra

An Evening of Fado Music

Price: $3,998 (2016) based on double occupancy, plus optional $344 TravelSafe Premium*


Optional excursion (Day 3): Douro River Cruise and Wine-tasting $49 per person


Optional excursion (Day 7): Fado Dinner $85 per person


Optional 2-Day extension: Lisbon $259 per person


Optional excursion on extension (Day 9): Fatima $69 per person


Optional excursion on extension (Day 10): Obidos and Navare $99 per person

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Start dreaming of your first glass of port wine on your overnight flight to Porto, Portugal’s second-largest city, on a internationally-recognized airline.

Day 2 - (In-flight meals, Dinner) Olá e bem-vindo! Touch down in Porto, where a Go Ahead representative greets you at the airport and escorts you to your hotel in the heart of this 2,000-year-old UNESCO World Heritage-listed city. After taking some time to relax and explore, greet your fellow travelers at your welcome dinner.

Day 3 - (Breakfast) Get to know Porto like a true tripeiro (Porto resident) as you follow a local guide through the meandering medieval lanes of the Old-World Ribeira District and along the boat-lined Douro riverfront. Together, you’ll pass citywide icons, such as the Baroque-style Clérigos Tower, the Gothic São Francisco Church and the wrought-iron Dona Maria Pia Bridge. Afterward, choose an optional excursion cruising along the Douro River. You’ll float along the Douro and take in scenes of Porto’s vibrant waterfront and historic Villa Nova de Gaia, home to the region’s centuries-old port wine warehouses. As you cruise, you’ll drift under Old-World bridges, passing colorful hillside villas and traditional rabelos (flat-bottomed boats) along the way. Back on shore, visit two of Porto’s most prestigious port wine cellars, where you'll learn the long-standing history of port wine before being treated to a tasting of each cellar’s world-famous labels (additional reservation fee required).

Day 4 - (Breakfast) Drive south toward Évora, and stop en route to explore Coimbra. Home to the country’s first university, the Universidade de Coimbra, this vibrant college town is known as the “Oxford” of Portugal. Follow a local guide on a tour of the university and uncover Coimbra’s striking Gothic architecture on a walk through its medieval old town and riverfront. After free time for lunch, continue on to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Évora, where you’ll settle in for the night.

Day 5 - (Breakfast, Dinner) Begin your day with a walk through the streets of Évora, one of Europe’s oldest continuously inhabited cities. This ancient city has deep Roman roots, and was once home to Portuguese royalty. As you stroll, take in the region’s distinctive whitewashed homes, pass the remains of the Roman temple and enter into the eerie “Chapel of Bones.” This afternoon, continue to the sun-soaked Algarve region, southern Portugal’s resort hot spot and home to some of Europe’s most beautiful beaches. After arriving, sample authentic local fare at your group dinner.

Day 6 - (Breakfast) Discover the Algarve’s stunning white-sand beaches and breathtaking coastline during visits to the seafaring towns of Lagos and Sagres, as well as Cape St. Vincent. Roam the mostly walled-in town of Lagos, with its sandy shoreline, picturesque churches and quaint medieval fairs. Later, take in views of the sea from Sagres Fortress on Cape St. Vincent, which was considered to be the westernmost point in the world before the Age of Discovery.

Day 7 - (Breakfast) Make your way back north to Lisbon, Portugal’s colorful capital city. With a local guide, take in the city’s tribute to world explorers at the Maritime Monument and iconic Belém Tower, followed by visits to the Jerónimos Monastery and the culturally rich Alfama District. This afternoon, Correctional/Law Enforcement Officials will tour Lisbon Prison as companions have free time to explore and shop. Tonight, choose this optional excursion and spend an evening at a Lisbon tavern listening to Fado. Derived from the Latin word fatum—meaning "prophecy" or "fate"—Fado is Portugal’s national musical treasure. Dinner is included during this memorable musical evening (additional reservation fee required).

Day 8 - (Breakfast, Dinner) Journey to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed town of Sintra and learn why the Poet Lord Byron once called it a “glorious Eden.” Sintra is home to the only surviving royal palace from the Middle Ages, which you’ll explore on a guided tour. On your way back to Lisbon, take in the coastal scenery of the Portuguese Riviera. Stop at the old fishing village of Cascais to discover the town’s winding, narrow streets, pastel-colored buildings and bustling fish market before continuing back to Lisbon for a Farewell Dinner with your traveling companions.

Day 9 - (Breakfast) Até logo! Say your final goodbyes to Portugal as our representative escorts you to the airport for your flight home

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Day 9 - (Breakfast)
Whitewashed buildings, red-clay roofs and winding yellow trams are all part of the colorful cityscape of Portugal’s capital. Take two nights in Lisbon to explore this historic city’s monuments, cafes and winding streets. Walk through the Alfama District, seek out the best bachalau and caldo verde, or pack a picnic lunch and watch the world go by on the banks of the Tagus as you enjoy a free day, or choose an optional excursion to Fatima's Shrines and Basilicas. A local guide gives you a tour of this religiously significant town, most widely known for the story of three young cousins who saw apparitions of an angel in 1916. After that, the village became a pilgrimage site and has drawn Christians for decades. Highlights of the tour include two of the young cousins’ homes and the Basilica of Our Lady of Fátima. Later, enjoy free time to grab lunch and explore on your own (additional reservation fee required).

Day 10 - (Breakfast) Spend the day exploring Lisbon on your own, or add an optional excursion as you escape city’s bustle and spend the day relaxing by the sea in the medieval villages of Óbidos and Nazaré. Picturesque cobblestone streets and color-trimmed buildings make up the romantic village of Óbidos, where you’ll pay a visit to Santa Maria Church to admire the colorful ceiling paintings and 17th-century tiles. You’ll also have the chance to view the medieval Óbidos castle, known as one of the seven wonders of Portugal. Next, journey to the fishing village of Nazaré for lunch and spectacular coastline views. Spend some time looking out on Nazaré’s brightly colored fishing vessels before continuing to Batalha, where you’ll enter the UNESCO World Heritage-listed monastery before making your way back to Lisbon (additional reservation fee required).

Day 11 (Breakfast) Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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Next Departure Date:  June 2018 (PGLA0618)
Future date: June 2019 (PGLA0619)
June 2020 (PGLA0620)
October 2020 (PGLA1020
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