Portugal: Grand and Glorious, Lisbon and Porto

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$6,500 USD
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Savor, Sip and Take Two Day Trips in Lisbon and Porto, Portugal (Europe) for Three Nights at H10 Duque de Loulé and Three Nights at Pestana Porto a Brasileira Hotel for Two, Including a Savoring Lisbon Food Tour, a Day Tour of Sintra, Porto Wine Tour and Tasting, a Day Trip to Guimaraes, Round Trip Hotel Transfers, and First Class Train Transportation Between Lisbon and Porto (Land Only)

Pack your bags for Portugal, where you'll spend time in Lisbon and Porto. Both destinations effortlessly blend ancient grandeur and traditional heritage with contemporary innovations. Soak up as much as you can with your food and wine tours, as well as day trips to the neighboring cities of Sintra and Guimaraes.

Savor every moment of your three-hour food tour in Lisbon. From historic confeitarias offering the tastiest of sweets to modern restaurants with new interpretations of traditional food, the docent will weave a rich narrative of Lisbon's cuisine and how it fits into the greater culture of Portugal.

Your half-day tour of Sintra is the perfect way to appreciate the Romanticism style of architecture scattered throughout the town, enthralling tourist attractions, national monuments, extravagant palaces and ancient ruinous castles. The cultural landscape of Sintra is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your exploration of this whimsical town includes a visit of Vila Palace and Quinta da Regaleira.

Stay in comfort at the H10 Duque de Loulé, a boutique hotel full of charm in the center of Lisbon. Superbly renovated, its beautiful typical 18th-century facade has been preserved, while its interior design is a fusion of traditional Portuguese inspiration and contemporary functional elements.

One of the best ways to acquaint yourself with Porto is with wine - after all, the region is famed for the production of Port, which is still stored and matured in the vast cellars that stretch along the banks of the Douro River. Led by a wine producer or chef, this three-hour wine tour and tasting provides an in-depth tutorial in wine history, technique, and appreciation.

Next you'll visit Guimaraes, a charming city of gothic buildings, traditional houses and delightful plazas. In the company of a historian or architect, your tour will delve into the rich past of this foundation city as you visit the 1,000-year-old castle, the medieval town center, and a number of other historic treasures. You will have return tickets that can be used anytime if you choose to remain in Guimaraes a bit longer on your own.

Set in the heart of vibrant Porto, the Pestana Porto a Brasileira Hotel is located in the same historic building which housed Porto's famous A Brasileira Café. This luxury hotel puts you near the iconic Avenida dos Aliados and only 12 minutes from the historic Ribeira (River) district.

Your trip for two includes:
• 3 nights accommodations at H10 Duque de Loulé in Lisbon
• 3 nights accommodations at Pestana Porto a Brasileira Hotel in Porto
• Daily breakfast
• Sintra day tour from Lisbon
• Savoring Lisbon Food tour
• Porto wine tour and tasting
• Day trip to Guimaraes
• Roundtrip hotel transfers
• First Class train travel between Lisbon and Porto
• All room-related taxes (including VAT)
• Free concierge reservation service


Terms and Conditions
Travel package is non-refundable and subject to availability. Certificates/gift cards cannot be replaced. Passport required for travel outside the U.S. Hotels may be substituted with equal or similar accommodations. Local city taxes are the responsibility of the traveler and are required to be paid directly to hotel. Travel is valid through 09/30/2020. A minimum 30 day advance reservation is required.