Sunny Portugal

Sunny Portugal

Estoril Coast, Alentejo & Algarve

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Estoril Coast, Alentejo & Algarve

Highlights…Portuguese Riviera, Lisbon, Obidos, Sintra, Choice on Tour,

Arriolas, Cork Factory, Evora, Alentejo, Lagos, Algarve, Faro,

Tavira, Winery Visit, 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Sagres

 

Explore sunny Portugal, with its miles of dramatic shoreline and legacy of global discovery. Along the way, discover the charms of Lisbon with your choice of included sightseeing. Enjoy a three-night stay in a beautiful resort town on the Portuguese Riviera. Meander its narrow cobblestone streets, oceanfront promenade and quaint bay area. In Evora, step inside a medieval walled city with Roman ruins. Travel to Portugal's scenic “Silver Coast,” dotted with charming villages and castles. Revel in country life with an overnight stay in the heart of Alentejo’s farms and vineyards. Unearth a wealth of Portuguese hand-made crafts like the famed azulejo hand painted tiles and unique items made of cork. Indulge in Portugal’s regional wines during two winery tours. Be swept away by melancholy Fado tunes. Explore the Algarve’s soft sandy beaches and classic fishing villages.

 

Collette Experiences

  • Spend the night in Evora, known as the “Museum City of Portugal.”

  • Enjoy a leisurely 3-night stay on the sunny coast of the Algarve.

  • Take advantage of a free day in the Algarve.

Must See Inclusions

  • Tour Lisbon, Portugal’s capital overlooking the Tagus River.

  • Venture to Lagos, where Prince Henry the Navigator began his explorations

  • Admire the stunning Cape of St. Vincente, where 200-foot cliffs plunge into the ocean.

Culinary Inclusions

  • Taste the wines of the Alentejo region during a winery tour

  • Savor the flavors of the Algarve with a tasting menu featuring iconic local dishes, liquors and pastries.

 

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Departure Date:

Tuesday, October 13 - Thursday October 22, 2020

Tuesday, Oct. 13

Ancient castles and Roman ruins, groves of lemon and almond trees, quiet whitewashed villages, and welcoming locals - Portugal is waiting for you.

Wednesday, Oct. 14

Cascais, Portugal
Say hello to the Portuguese Riviera, your home for the next three nights. With mansions scattered about Cascais and Monte Estoril - all hinting at its history as a haven for exiled European royals and nobility - embrace the feeling of luxury. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner.

D

Thursday, Oct. 15

Cascais - Lisbon -Cascais
Embark on a panoramic Lisbon city tour and uncover the city’s most famous sights. You’ll see the Alfama District - Lisbon's oldest quarter-along with the Belem Tower (UNESCO World Heritage site), and the Monument to the Discoveries. Step into the past at the 16th-century Jerónimos Monastery (UNESCO) and Lisbon’s Maritime Museum, which offers a glimpse into the country’s naval achievements. Enjoy some time to discover the narrow cobblestone streets, meandering past seaside cafés or pausing to shop for ceramics, lace, and hand-woven works. You’re on your own for the remainder of the day. You may choose to join an optional experience to savor Portuguese cuisine and wine while local artists perform traditional Fado (UNESCO).

B

Friday, Oct. 16

Cascais - Obidos - Sintra - Cascais
Explore the picture-perfect city of Obidos, where white-washed houses sit snug within medieval city walls. Continue on to Sintra (UNESCO), a breathtaking coastal hub that served as the summer residence of Portuguese kings for six centuries. Then, it’s your choice! Explore this quaint hilltop village independently and wander through the winding streets lined with cork products and pastries -OR- venture into the National Palace of Sintra.

B

Saturday, Oct. 17

Cascais - Arraiolos - Evora
Make your way through Portugal’s charming countryside. Visit Arraiolos, known as the "village of rugs," and delve into the history and art of Portuguese tapestries. Visit a local cork factory, where you’ll learn about the product’s importance to the local economy and why Portugal is the world’s top cork producer. Your journey then takes you to Evora (UNESCO) - the "Museum City of Portugal." In addition to Evora’s 2nd-century Roman temple to Diana, this medieval walled city is also the home to the mysterious 16th-century Chapel of Bones. Indulge in full-bodied wines from the Alentejo region during a winery tour and tasting.

B

Sunday, Oct. 18

Evora - Monsaraz - Lagos
Journey to the stunning coasts of the Algarve - the southernmost region of Portugal. On the way, pause to take in the dramatic vistas from the village of Monsaraz. Then, explore the historic resort town of Lagos, where Moorish and Renaissance influences meet towering seaside cliffs. From this bustling port city, many celebrated voyagers began their explorations and it was the home to the first school of the navigators. Stroll through the fortress and historic buildings as you take in the surrounding views of the Atlantic.

B, D

Monday, Oct. 19

Lagos
The entire day is yours to experience the incomparable Algarve on your own. Geraniums, camellias, and oleanders grow alongside fig, orange, and almond trees, while brightly colored fishing boats bob on the seas. Protected by hills to the north and warmed by the sea, the Algarve’s mild climate and beautiful beaches attract visitors from all over the world.

B

Tuesday, Oct. 20

Lagos - Faro - Tavira - Lagos
Journey to Faro, the gateway to the Ria Formosa lagoon landscape. Explore the city’s historic center and see the 9th-century Roman walls and its sought-after golden coastline. During lunch, discover the flavors of the region as a local chef highlights Algarve gastronomy during a cooking demonstration. Enjoy a tasting menu featuring iconic dishes of the region complete with local liquors and pastries. Continue to Tavira, an ancient Moorish city that blends traditional architecture with sandy beaches and a modern atmosphere. Return to Lagos for an evening at leisure.

B, L

Wednesday, Oct. 21

Lagos - Sagres - Lisbon
Discover the secrets of the 16th-century fortress at Sagres, home of Prince Henry’s School of Navigation and the “compass rose.” Stand in awe before the stunning Cape of St. Vincente, where 200-foot cliffs plunge into the Atlantic at the most southwesterly point of Europe. Bid Portugal goodbye during a dinner in Lisbon and celebrate the end of your unforgettable journey.

B, D

Thursday, Oct 22

Lisbon - Tour Ends

B

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Cost Per Person

$3699.00 pp Double Occupancy

$3669.00 pp Triple Occupancy

$4199.00 Single Occupancy

For bookings made after April 14, 2020, please call for rates.

 

Package Includes:

  • Round trip Motorcoach Transportation to Newark Int’l Airport

  • Round trip air from Newark Int’l Airport

  • Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges (subject to increase until paid in full)

  • Hotel Transfers

  • Hotel Accommodations/Hotel Taxes

-          Day 2-4 - Vila Gale Cascais Hotel, Cascais

-          Day 5 – Vitoria Stone Hotel, Evora

-          Day 6-8 – Vila Gale Lagos, Algarve

-          Day 9 – Turim Avenida Liberdade Hotel, Lisbon

(On Some dates alternate hotels may be uses)

  • Sightseeing and Admission Charges (as outlined in itinerary)

  • Baggage Handling

  • 8 Breakfasts

  • 1 Lunch

  • 3 Dinners

  • Tour Escorted by a Collette Vacations Tour Manager

   

If interested please call or stop in for a more detailed itinerary!

 

 

***Collette Vacations optional Cancellation Waiver and Insurance $315.00 PP

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
R & J Lot R & J Lot, RT 183, Cressona, PA
PICK UP AT R&J SIGN
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Oct 13 2020 $3,699.00

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