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Portugal's Delightful Duo

 

Overview

Hotel description:

9 days | 7 nights

Explore Portugal's two largest cities over 9 days, with ample time to discover both Porto and Lisbon at your own pace. Your package includes sightseeing tours in both cities to give you a head start on visiting all the highlights. You'll also enjoy excursions to the Douro Valley and Sintra, where you can see this beautiful country's stunning countryside and sample delicious Port wine.

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, Douro Valley, Lisbon, Sintra

What's included

Package inclusions

  • Flight to Porto; return from Lisbon (if flight and hotel package option is chosen)
  • 7 nights of accommodation
  • Private airport and train station transfers in Porto and Lisbon
  • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 3 tastings
  • Train ticket (First Class) between Porto and Lisbon
  • More Moments - 4 activities included:
    • Half-day city tour of Porto
    • Full-day excursion to Douro Valley, including a one-hour cruise on the Douro River
    • Tuk Tuk sightseeing tour and gastronomy experience in Lisbon
    • Full-day excursion to Sintra
  • 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 for the next 3 nights.

Day 3        Porto: Sightseeing & Tasting
After breakfast, embark on 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: Douro Valley Excursion & Tasting (approx. 270 km)
Explore the Douro Valley on a full-day guided excursion.

More Moments Activity

  • Douro Valley Excursion: This unique region is a UNESCO World Heritage Area, and was the first demarcated wine region in the world. Visit the São Leonardo de Galatura viewpoint and take in the natural beauty of the area. Next, head to Pinhão for a one-hour cruise on the Douro River. Finish the day with a Port wine tasting.


Meal(s): Breakfast, lunch, wine tasting

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

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 6        Lisbon: Sightseeing & Tasting
Explore Lisbon through a Tuk Tuk sightseeing tour.

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, tapas and wine tasting

Day 7        Lisbon: Sintra Excursion (approx. 85 km)
Head out to Sintra on a half-day excursion.

More Moments Activity

  • Sintra Excursion: Start off in Sintra village and continue to the National Palace for a guided visit. Next, head to Cabo da Roca, the most westerly point of continental Europe, then continue in Guincho Beach and Boca do Inferno for views out over the coast. Visit Cascais and Estoril before heading back to Lisbon.


Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 8        Lisbon: At leisure
Continue exploring this incredible capital city at your own rhythm. Lisbon is home to several museums, charming neighbourhoods and great shopping.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 9        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) (4 nights)


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) (4 nights)


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.

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