September 4, 2024 thru September 16, 2024
(13 days, 12 nights)
TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:
ABQ to Lisbon and Porto to ABQ
Transfers and transportation by deluxe motorcoach in Portugal
11 nights lodging in excellent hotels
Baggage handling at hotels (for one piece)
24 meals - 11 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
Admission to listed attractions
Guided tours at selected attractions
Your professional Sun Tours Escort (for groups of 20 or more)
All taxes and gratuities for included items (except housekeeping)
$6,375 Double occupancy, per person
$7,295 Single occupancy
DEPOSIT: $250 per person NOW holds your place
FINAL PAYMENT DUE: April 30, 2024
None through April 30, 2024
$250 - May 1 – May 28, 2024
$3,800 – May 29 – July 2, 2024
100% – After July 3, 2024
TRAVEL PROTECTION STARTS AT $666
Our tour of Portugal puts us in the heart of a country rich in delicious foods and deep cultures. This tour has a wonderful combination of boat tours, local food and wine tastings, and craftsman demonstrations.
Included meals are denoted: Breakfast: B, Lunch: L, Dinner: D
DAY 1 - 2 B, D
Tonight we fly overnight to Lisbon. You will be greeted at Lisbon Airport by your guide. Afterward, you will be transported to your hotel and enjoy an evening meal with a Fado show. In the heart of Lisbon, only five minutes from Comércio Square and the Tagus River, and with St. George’s Castle only a hillside away, guests staying at the Portugal Boutique can explore the city from its very heart. The 4 Star – Portugal Boutique Hotel offers its guests an excellent service that sets them apart, making each stay a unique and unforgettable experience. With its unique design, typical of the Pombaline era, this boutique hotel is a true homage to Lisbon. On the morning of Day 2 - our guide will tour us around downtown Lisbon where we will be able to try local foods. This afternoon, there will be more time to explore the city on your own.
Our guide will show us around downtown Lisbon where we will be able to try local foods. This afternoon there will be more time to explore the city on our own.
DAY 4 B, L
Today we explore the monuments to kings in Sintra while enjoying coastal views of the Promenade. Dinner tonight will be at the hotel.
DAY 5 B, L, D
This morning, we have a private visit to the National Tile Museum. These iconic pieces characterize Portuguese history and traditions. You’ll have a chance to unleash your inner artist and create your own tile! Lunch will be provided during the activity.
This afternoon, we have a sunset boat trip in Lisbon. A delicious dinner will accentuate incredible river views.
DAY 6 B, L
Today, we explore wine country in Portugal by visiting a UNESCO World Heritage site – Évora.
DAY 7 B, D
This morning, we transfer from Lisbon to Belmonte. Along the way, we visit Tomar – a picturesque and lovely town and a home of the Templar’s Knight Castle and Convent. Later, we will visit Belmonte, a wonderful historic village rich in history. Tonight, dinner will be at our hotel, Pousada Serra da Estrela, where we will stay for two nights. At this historical and renovated hotel you will find a SPA with sauna, Turkish bath, and indoor pool (26 degrees). In summer, enjoy the outdoor swimming pool and stroll through the gardens. The Pousada offers a restaurant, bar, and games room area. This is the perfect place to have a calm and restful stay surrounded by nature and also to go hiking in the Natural Park of Serra da Estrela
DAY 8 B, D
This morning, we visit the unique historical village of Monsanto, home to a ‘powerful atmosphere’. Then, we will partake in a Cheese and Bread Workshop, creating our own local delicacy. After our time here, we will visit the village of Idanha-a-Velha. Dinner tonight will be at the hotel.
DAY 9 B, D
This morning, we transfer to Porto. Along the way, we will visit Aveiro, a wonderful coastal town known as the ‘Venice of Portugal’. Afterward, we will ride the Moliceiro boat tour in the Ria crossing through Aveiro. Free time in Porto will allow you to get to know the town. Dinner tonight is at the hotel. The Mercure Porto Centro Aliados is a hotel for travelers looking for authentic, local experiences. Centrally located in the heart of the city of Porto, this 4-Star Hotel is ideal for discovering the heritage and gastronomy of this beautiful city, with all the essential places near the hotel.
DAY 10 L
Today, we have a private walking tour of Porto, with a local guide and food tasting. After, we will head to a wine cellar with our guide to learn how wine is made at the prestigious Port Cellar.
DAY 11 L
Today, we have a full-day tour of the Douro Valley, an immersive experience in this scenic and iconic valley. We will also have guided tours of local vineyards in the valley. Finally, we cap our tour of Douro Valley with a boat cruise down a river during sunset.
DAY 12 B, L, D
Today is a free-day to spend in Porto – walking, shopping, swimming or whatever tickles your fancy. We have a couple of suggested options to spend our last day. For option one, you can enjoy more local delicacies and attend a goldsmithing
demonstration passed down for ages. For the second option, you can learn about the local fishing economy and culture while sampling fish dishes. Tonight is our farewell dinner.
DAY 13 B
This morning, we head to the Porto airport for our flight home to Albuquerque.
Itinerary is subject to change.