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Portugal North to South

 

Overview

Hotel description:

13 days / 11 nights

Tour Portugal by comfortable train on this 13-day tour, with stops in Lisbon, Portugal's capital city, Porto, the country's second-largest city, 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 and 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
  • Train tickets between Porto and Lisbon; Lisbon and the Algarve; the Algarve and Lisbon (Economy class)
  • Airport and train station transfers in Porto, Lisbon and the Algarve
  • Half-day city tour of Porto with English or French-speaking guide
  • Half-day city tour of Lisbon with English or French-speaking guide
  • 11 breakfasts and 2 wine tastings
  • Earn Aeroplan Miles

Itinerary


Day 1        Depart Canada 

Fly to Porto.

Day 2        Welcome to Porto
Upon arrival in Porto, transfer to your hotel and check-in.

Day 3         Porto
Today, enjoy a guided tour through Porto, built on the banks of the Douro River. See Porto's highlights, including its beautiful cathedral, the Sao Bento train station and the incredible Lello bookshop. Visit a Porto wine cellar and taste some delicious Port wine.

Meal(s): Breakfast and a wine tasting

Day 4       Porto

Spend the day at leisure in Porto.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 5        Porto - Lisbon (310 km)
After breakfast, transfer to the railway station to take the train to Lisbon. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for the next 3 nights.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 6        Lisbon

Explore Lisbon on a half-day sightseeing tour. See all of this beautiful city's best spots, including the Belem quarter with its famous tower, the Jeronimos Monastery, the National Coach Museum and the Alfama and Rossio quarters. Along the way, sample some Port wine.

Meal(s): Breakfast and wine tasting

Day 7        Lisbon
Enjoy the day in Lisbon at your own pace. Lisbon has beautiful historic buildings, lovely restaurants and cafes, and excellent museums to discover.

Meal(s): Breakfast

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

Meal(s): Breakfast

Days 9 to 11     The Algarve
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 (260 km)
Today, travel back to Lisbon. Transfer to the railway station (Tunes) to board your train. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 13          Lisbon - Return to Canada

After breakfast, 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 locations and corresponding hotels are as follows:
  • Porto: Quality Inn Porto Hotel or similar
  • Lisbon: Expo Astoria Hotel or similar
  • The Algarve: Apartamento Do Golfe or similar

Room occupancy: Maximum 3 persons (3 adults or 2 adults + 1 child 3-12 years old; triple and child occupancy are on request through our call centre)

4-star Accommodation

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

The locations and corresponding hotels are as follows:
  • Porto: Vila Gale Porto or similar
  • Lisbon: Hotel Mundial or similar
  • The Algarve: Pestana Dom Joao II or similar


Room occupancy: Maximum 3 persons (3 adults or 2 adults + 1 child 3-12 years old; triple and child occupancy are on request through our call centre)

 

Important notes

2018 Departure Dates
Daily from June 7 to October 15

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

City Tax
City taxes are applicable for hotel stays in Lisbon and are payable in local currency upon checkout. Rates vary from 1 EUR to 5 EUR depending on hotel star rating and location and are calculated per person, per night. Rates are subject to change without notice.

Language Preference
At time of reservation, please indicate if you would prefer an English-speaking or French-speaking tour guide. 

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