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Portugal North to South

 

Overview

Hotel description:

13 days | 11 nights

Explore Portugal on this 13-day itinerary that stops in Lisbon, Portugal's capital city, Porto, the country's second-largest city that is known for its rich history and delicious Port wine, and the Algarve, the beautiful coastal region filled with incredible beaches, charming villages and excellent dining and nightlife.

With a country as vast and bountiful as Portugal, travelling by train is a great way to cover as much ground as possible while also taking in the breathtaking sights. Let the smooth ride, great service, and amazing vistas transport you from city to city.

The train tickets and hotel stays are included in the package, along with some meals and many other travel essentials that will help make this trip easy, fun, and unforgettable.


Location

Porto, Lisbon, the Algarve

What's included

Package inclusions

  • Flight to Porto; return from Lisbon (if flight and hotel package option is chosen)
  • 11 nights of accommodation
  • Private airport and train station transfers in Porto, Lisbon and the Algarve
  • 11 breakfasts and 3 tastings
  • Train tickets (First Class) between Porto and Lisbon; Lisbon and the Algarve; the Algarve and Lisbon
  • More Moments - 4 activities included:
    • Half-day city tour of Porto
    • Half-day walking tour in Porto
    • Half-day city tour of Lisbon
    • Tuk Tuk sightseeing tour and gastronomy experience in Lisbon
  • Earn Aeroplan® Miles


Itinerary

 

The More Moments activities/excursions mentioned in the itinerary are all included in the package, but may be rescheduled to take place on an earlier or later day, depending on availability and operational day.

Day 1        Depart Canada
Fly to Porto.

Day 2        Welcome to Porto

Upon arrival in Porto, take a private transfer to your hotel and check in.

Day 3        Porto: Sightseeing & Tasting
Today, enjoy a guided tour through Porto, built on the banks of the Douro River.

More Moments Activity

  • Porto City Tour:  Admire Porto's cathedral, the lovely São Bento train station and the incredible Lello bookshop. Cross the Douro River to Vila Nova de Gaia, where you’ll visit a Porto wine cellar and sample the rich flavours of this incredible wine.

Meal(s): Breakfast, wine tasting

Day 4        Porto: Sightseeing
Discover Porto on foot through a guided walking tour of Porto.

More Moments Activity

  • Porto Walking Tour:  With your guide, you’ll discover hidden viewpoints, stroll through narrow streets and embrace the tripeiro spirit.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 5        Porto - Lisbon (approx. 310 km)
After breakfast, take a private transfer to the railway station to take the train to Lisbon. Upon arrival, take a private transfer to your hotel for the next three nights.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 6        Lisbon: Sightseeing & Tasting
Explore Lisbon on a half-day sightseeing tour.

More Moments Activity

  • Lisbon City Tour: See all of this beautiful city's best spots, including the Belém quarter with its famous tower, the Jerónimos Monastery, the National Coach Museum and the Alfama and Rossio quarters. Along the way, sample some Port wine.

Meal(s): Breakfast, wine tasting

Day 7        Lisbon: Sightseeing & Tasting
Discover Lisbon in a whole new way with a Tuk Tuk sightseeing and gastronomy experience.

More Moments Activity

  • Local Gem - Tuk Tuk Sightseeing & Gastronomy Experience: See Lisbon’s well-known quarters from Bairro Alto to Chiado and Rossio - on a Tuk Tuk! Then admire beautiful views of the City of Seven Hills as you sample traditional Portuguese tapas and wines.

Meal(s): Breakfast, wine tasting

Day 8        Lisbon - The Algarve (approx. 260 km)
Take a private transfer to the railway station to board your train to the Algarve (Tunes). Upon arrival, take a private transfer to your hotel and enjoy the evening at leisure in this beautiful region.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Days 9 to 11        The Algarve: At Leisure
Discover the Algarve over three full days, where you are free to explore at your own rhythm. Discover this region's beautiful beaches, fascinating historical monuments and vibrant nightlife.

Meal(s): 3 breakfasts

Day 12        The Algarve - Lisbon (approx. 260 km)
Today, travel back to Lisbon. Take a private transfer to the railway station in Tunes to board your train. Upon arrival, take a private transfer to your hotel.

Meal(s): 3 Breakfasts

Day 13        Lisbon - Return to Canada
After breakfast, take a private transfer to the airport and board your flight home.

Meal(s): Breakfast

 

Accommodations

Additional fees might apply
The hotels listed below are presented as examples for your reference only. Where “or similar” is indicated, guests will stay at a hotel of the same star rating. The hotel accommodations will be communicated to the consumer or travel agent prior to departure.

3-star Accommodation

Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a  Standard Room at all hotels during the trip.

The location and corresponding hotels are as follows:
  • Porto: Grande Hotel do Porto (or similar) (3 nights)
  • Lisbon: Hotel Expo Astoria (or similar) (3 nights)
  • The Algarve: Apartamento do Golfe (or similar) (4 nights)
  • Lisbon: Hotel Expo Astoria (or similar) (1 night)


Room occupancy: Maximum 3 people

 

4-star Accommodation

Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a  Standard Room at all hotels during the trip.

The location and corresponding hotels are as follows:
  • Porto: HF Fenix Porto (or similar) (3 nights)
  • Lisbon: Hotel Mundial (or similar) (3 nights)
  • The Algarve: Pestana Dom Joao II (or similar) (4 nights)
  • Lisbon: Hotel Mundial (or similar) (1 night)


Room occupancy: Maximum 3 people

 

Important notes

2019 Departure Dates
Daily from November 1 to October 31

City tax
Lisbon: City taxes are applicable for hotel stays in Lisbon and are payable in local currency upon checkout. The tax is 1 EUR per person, per night (maximum 7 nights). Rates are subject to change without notice.

Porto: City taxes are applicable for hotel stays in Porto and are payable in local currency upon checkout. The tax is 2 EUR per person, per night (maximum 7 nights). Rates are subject to change without notice.

Hotel location
Exact hotel location in the Algarve varies. Your hotel will be in the area between Vilamoura and Portimão.

Not included
  • Meals, unless noted
  • Transfers, unless noted
  • Additional activities and excursions
  • Personal expenses and insurance