PORTUGAL FOOD & WINE TOUR: JULY 17 – 25 2017

Day 1 – Depart Canada

Day 2 – Arrive Lisbon.Your tour guide and coach will pick you up from the airport and before checking into your hotel you will enjoy a scenic city tour of Lisbon. After checking into your hotel you will have free time to explore this afternoon and evening.

Day 3 – Outskirts of Lisbon B,L After a hot Buffet Breakfast your English speaking guide and coach will pick you up for a full day tour To start you will visit Evora, a working farm and estate, and taste-test their olives and oil. Then tour through their forest of cork oaks, learning how the bark is harvested. After lunch with you will enjoy wine tasting at the Herdade do Esporao estate. Afterwards your coach will return you to Lisbon for a free evening.

Porto, Portugal

Day 4 – Free Day in Lisbon Breakfast, Free Day

Day 5 – Porto Via Nazare After your hot Buffet Breakfast, your coach will transport you to Nazare a quaint old fishing town (about 1 hr 40 min driving time). There you will participate in a cooking lesson, including the preparation of a soup, a meat dish, a seafood dish and a dessert. Afterwards you will enjoy the fruitage of your labor. With full stomachs you will continue on to Porto (about 3 hours driving time). After checking into your hotel in Porto your evening is free to explore.

Tasting of Port wine in Portugal

Day 6 – Porto & Cruising the River Douro B -After Breakfast, you will have some free time in the morning, before your English speaking guide and coach takes you to board your riverboat for a trip down the Douro. On your Douro River cruise, you’ll sail through towering hills lined with terraced vineyards. You will also visit one of the wine lodges for a tasting.

Day 7 – Free day in Porto B Day 7 – Porto B,D -After breakfast you are free to explore Porto on your own till late today when you will be taken to Sandeman Cellars where their guides will show you around the atmospheric, chilly cellars where Sandeman is produced, and you can taste the characteristic woody air of the bodega and feel the atmosphere of 200 years of noble wines. Afterwards you will enjoy a typical 3-course Portuguese dinner at a local restaurant.

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Day 8 – Departure home B -After Breakfast you will be transferred to the Porto airport for your departure home.

***Cost per person i: $2,190.77, double occupancy
***Single supplement : $239.00
***Included:
Round trip airfare from Toronto
3 Star accommodations- please note that 3 star accommodations in Europe is much different from that in Cuba
All transfers and transportation is by private, luxury air-conditioned coach with driver/guide
Meet and Greet guide assistance
Sightseeing and admissions as per the itinerary
Local guides for tours as listed
Local taxes on accommodation and sightseeing tours
Meals as indicated on the itinerary ( B= breakfast; L=lunch; D= dinner)

Exclusions
Seat selection, luggage handling, personal items, meals unless listed in the itinerary, tips,gratuities, travel insurance- this is highly recommended and a quote will be given), and visa/passport handling fees.

****Deposit: $250.00 CDN for the land portion; nonrefundable- $100.00 is nonrefundable if cancellation is more than 71 days prior to departure; 71 to 46 days from departure- 75% of price; 45 days or less prior to departure- 100%
****$100.00 CDN for the flight( please note that the deposit on flights are none refundable).
****Taxes on airfare is subject to change based on the fuel cost
***cost of taxes on flight is included and may change depending on the cost of fuel.
***THERE ARE 2 OPTIONAL TOURS

Lisbon- full day excursion with an English speaking guide to Cascais- Sintra- Estoril. The cost is $20.00 per person, with a minimum of 10 passengers.
Porto- half day excursion with an English speaking guide to Penafiel; tour with wine and cheese tasting; also more wine tasting at Pao lo of Margar. The cost is $15.00 per person with a minimum of 10 passengers.

Please note this has been posted for a while. The price has changed for the better. DEPOSITS ARE DUE NOW!!! I can b reached at 905-660-7000 ex 482
***The cost of land portion for those who wish to use their Airmiles is $1249.00

PORTUGAL HERE WE COME!!

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Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. I am looking forward to seeing you on the trip.

 

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