DISCOVERING PORTUGAL 29JAN a 29JAN.25





29 JAN a 29 JAN 25 | 6 dias
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Lisbon

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DAY 1 - LISBON

Meet and greet at Lisbon airport. Transfer to the hotel, dinner and accommodation.

 

DAY 2 - LISBON

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning city-tour starting in Belém, a district which testifies to the Portuguese overseas expansion. Special focus to Belém Tower and Jerónimos Monastery, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Take the opportunity to taste the traditional pastries called “Pastéis de Belém”. In the afternoon, we proceed to Alfama, passing through Marquis of Pombal Square and Liberdade Avenue. We will walk through Alfama, the city’s oldest quarter. Visit Lisbon Castle and City Walls, which boasts amazing views of the city. Before we return to the hotel, enjoy some leisure time in Lisbon downtown – Baixa district. Dinner with fado show. Accommodation.

 

DAY 3: LISBON | CASCAIS | CABO DA ROCA | SINTRA | FOZ DO ARELHO

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Cascais through, a former fishing village that became a refined seaside resort. After the panoramic view we continue towards Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of mainland Europe. We will proceed to Sintra, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Sintra has always been considered an idyllic place by kings and nobles, and praised by writers and poets: the “Glorious Eden” as Lord Byron called it. Visit of the National Palace, whose origins date back to the 16th century. Free time in this charming town. Overnight at INATEL Foz do Arelho Hotel ***. Dinner and accommodation.

 

DAY 4 -  FOZ DO ARELHO | ÓBIDOS | FÁTIMA | FOZ DO ARELHO

Morning tour to Óbidos. Visit this picturesque, medieval walled village strolling through its narrow alleys with white houses and flowered windows. Here, one can find incredible religious and civil architectural heritage. Free leisure time (try the local cherry liqueur “ginginha”). Afternoon visit to Fátima, one of the world’s most important sanctuaries for Marian devotion, welcoming millions of visitors every year. Free leisure time. Return to Foz do Arelho. Dinner and accommodation.

 

DAY 5 - FOZ DO ARELHO | ALCOBAÇA | COIMBRA | OPORTO

Morning visit to Alcobaça Monastery, UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most notable and well-preserved examples of Cistercian architecture in Europe. Here one can find the stunning tombs of King Pedro and Lady Inês de Castro, the protagonists of a tragic love story. We continue towards Coimbra, the students’ city, one of the oldest in the world with its extremely valuable library, the Biblioteca Joanina, Saint Michael’s Chapel, and the Sala dos Capelos (Graduate’s Hall). Before departure, we will walk through some of the most emblematic streets of the old town. Overnight at Oporto.  Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.

 

DAY 5 - OPORTO

Full day in Oporto, the second largest city in the country and located near the mouth of the Douro River. We start with a sightseeing tour of the most emblematic monuments in the city centre. The historical centre of Oporto was declared UNESCO World Heritage in 1996 and keeps an architectural legacy of exceptional quality, like the S. Bento railway station with its wonderful tile paintings, Bolhão traditional Market, Clérigos Tower or Lello book store. Enjoy some free time in city centre, strolling along Santa Catarina Street or having a coffee at the famous Café Magestic. Dinner and accommodation.

 

DAY 7 - OPORTO

Morning visit to Ribeira district, visiting the famous Port wine cellars. Wine tasting is included. Then, lunch on board “the six bridges cruise” on the Douro River, a unique opportunity to see the city and its picturesque neighborhoods from a different perspective. During the afternoon walk along the riverside pier and enjoy the magnificent views of the river with its bridges, the colorful houses and buildings that define the urban outline along the Douro River. Visit the Church of São Francisco, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture, and the Palácio da Bolsa, a neoclassical palace, constructed in the 19th century as the stock exchange market for the city. Dinner and accommodation.

 

DAY 8 - OPORTO

Transfer to Oporto Airport. Assistance with check-in procedures. End of tour.

 

What’s included:

  • English speaking guide throughout;
  • Private bus according to the itinerary;
  • 7 nights’ accommodation and breakfast, based on double room occupancy;
  • 5 lunches (including 1 lunch on board of a cruise in Douro River);
  • 7 dinners (including 1 Fado dinner);
  • A private tour on tramway
  • Visits and entrances in monuments according to itinerary;
  • Travel insurance;
  • VAT

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  • Beverages;
  • City-taxes

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Lisbon

Condições Gerais


GENERAL CONDITIONS

These general conditions are indicative and may be complemented with the detailed travel program and its particular conditions.

ORGANIZATION

The tourism services are organized by INATEL Turismo (a registered trademark of INATEL Foundation), headquartered at Calçada de Sant’Ana 180, 1169-062 Lisbon, registered at Turismo de Portugal IP., under number 2954 (RNAVT).

RESPONSIBILITY

Fundação INATEL is responsible for the correct performance of all services included in the travel contract.

INATEL is not responsible for errors in the booking that are attributed to the participant or that are caused by unavoidable and exceptional circumstances.

RESERVATIONS

Reservations must be made in writing to tourism@inatel.pt, including all the necessary information for the tour program (dates, typology of hotel and rooms, etc.).

Reservations are only considered con­firmed after written acceptance and a deposit guarantee.

INSURANCE

INATEL's liability is guaranteed by civil insurance, according to the portuguese legislation.

We recommend that all participants have a personal accident insurance that can protect against any accidents. If necessary, INATEL can provide available insurance options.

PRICES

The prices informed with the proposal have a validity of acceptance. They may be changed until the ­final confi­rmation of the services and/or for reasons attributed to force majeure circumstances.

PAYMENTS

In general terms, the applicable payment policy is as follows:

• With service confi­rmation – 25% deposit

• Full payment – before participants arrival

• The payment policy can be changed depending on the conditions of the suppliers

Bank account information (Millenium BCP bank):

PT50 0033 0000 0018 0680 81077 (Fundação INATEL)

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS

The cancellation policy is informed on the detailed proposal, but in general terms the following applies:

• Cancellations, total or partial, will only be accepted in writing;

• No cancellation charges apply for services cancelled 45 days prior to service, except non-refundable deposits;

• Cancellations with less than 45 days may incur in cancellation fees, to be determined on a case-by-case basis. INATEL will make every effort to minimize cancellation expenses.

HOTELS

The category of hotels complies with the Portuguese legislation. Some INATEL hotels are not classi­fied as hotels, being designated as “holiday centres”.

CLAIMS

Any non-compliance in the execution of a service included in the travel contract must be presented in writing to INATEL, as soon as such non-compliance occurs, and the participant must inform the suppliers of those services during the trip, demanding from them the respective documents proving the occurrence.

ASSISTANCE

INATEL has an assistance telephone to support group travel.

In case of difficulties for the participant, or when, for reasons that are not attributed to him, he cannot complete the tour, INATEL will provide the necessary assistance, under the terms of the law, and may charge, if justifi­ed, a fee to the participant in the amount of costs incurred.