Fully Escorted Portugal Tour & Mediterranean Cruise Tour
From Lisbon, Portugal To Marseille, France - 22 Nights
- Departing from:
- Lisbon, Portugal
- Marseille, France
- 22 Nights
- Exclusive Fully Escorted Small Group Tour - 23 Days/22 Nights
- Travel Dates:
- 25/09/22 to 17/10/22
- Offer Expires:
Price per person
This is an exciting 23 days Portugal Discovery trip of a lifetime! With an amazing Mediterranean experience cruise! Fully escorted small group tour!
Return transfers from home to the airport (BNE)
7 Night Mediterranean Cruise
Day 1 – AUSTRALIA – LISBON. Today we will collect you right from your Door and take you to Brisbane airport for the flight to Lisbon.
Day 2 – LISBON. Arrival and Welcome Dinner – On arrival at Lisbon our driver will transfer you to your hotel. Settle in and relax before joining
the rest of the group for a Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant (D).
Day 3 – LISBON. Your guided sightseeing with a Local Expert takes you along the Lower Town, pass beneath the hilltop Bairro Alto to the Terreiro do Paco, the finest square in the city. Visit the Belém Quarter from where sailing ships once set forth to discover unknown lands. See the traditional patisserie that has managed to hold on to the secret recipe of Portugal’s finest pastry for almost 200 years and enjoy a tasting of the famous Pastéis de Belém. See the modern Monument to the Discoveries and the more ancient Belém Tower, a UNESCO World Heritage Site With free time in the afternoon, perhaps take the funicular railway up into the steep alleyways of the old town or explore the terraces of the Alfama district (B).
Day 4– ALGARVE. Cross the River Tagus and head for the sun-drenched southern coast to reach Sagres, Lagos, a fishing port . After free time to explore, your resort hotel . The small coastal towns and fishing ports house a rich variety of restaurants (B,D)
Day 5 – EVERLASTING EVORA. Journey to the medieval walled city of Evora where cathedrals, churches , aqueducts and ancient castle walls all create the feeling that this is a living, breathing museum to Portugal’s rich past. Explore the highlights of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the Capela dos Ossos, an extraordinary 17th century chapel.
Day 6 – MONSARAZ and EVORA. Travel to the striking white village of Monsaraz, Visit Maurao Castle & central garden. Enjoy a delicious Alentejo lunch in a local restaurant. Return to Evora where the afternoon is at your leisure (B/L)
Day 7 – OBIDOS, FATIMA AND TOMAR. Journey to the fortified town of Obidos. Continue to Fatima, Portugal’s most renowned
place of pilgrimage. Proceed to Tomar and visit one of Portugal’s historical jewels, the Templar Castle and Convent of Christ,. Overnight (B/D)
Day 8 – COIMBRA, THE DOURO AND PINHÃO
In Coimbra see the highlights of the Old Town, including a visit to the impressive Baroque university library. Journey through the rolling vine-laden hills, along the left bank of the Douro to visit a traditional Portuguese family. Learn about the family’s passion for wine making and join them for a wonderful Farm-to-Table Dinner, accompanied by wine from the estate (B/D)
Day 9 – GUIMARÃES AND PORTO
Journey to Guimaraes, known as the Cradle of Portugal. From the ruined castle there are wonderful views and down in the historic heart lies a web of washing-hung alleyways, cobbled streets and cozy squares with tiny bars and cafes. Continue towards
the bright lights of Porto, the Port wine capital of the world. Walk along corridors of casks and get to know your tawny’s and vintages during a tasting. In the evening you are at leisure (B)(D)
Day 10 – PORTO, GRANDE DAME ON THE DOURO
A day free to enjoy at your own pace. Stroll to admire the multi-colored houses, churches covered in beautiful glazed tiles and the iconic bridges or embark on a relaxing Douro cruise. In the evening, bid adieus to your Travel Director and fellow travelers with a Celebration Dinner & wine, at an authentic Porto restaurant (B/D)
Day 11 – LISBON. Enjoy a relaxed start in Porto before travelling to Lisbon, arriving at your hotel in the early evening .Farewell dinner (B,D)
Day 12 – LISBON – MARSEILLE. After breakfast, Transfer to Lisbon airport for our flight to Marseille. Met and transfer to our hotel for 2 nights.IN Aix En Provence (D/B)
Day 13 – CAMARGUE. Discover the wonderful French Provence while driving through Arles to reach the Regional Natural Park of Camargue where bulls and horses roam free in wide spaces Overnight Aix en Provence (D/B)
Day 14— MSC CRUISE. After breakfast, Transfer to the Port of Marseille to board our MSC cruise. (B/L/D)Day 15 – MSC CRUISE. Genoa, Italy
Day 16 – MSC CRUISE. Naples (Pompeii), Italy
Day 17 – MSC CRUISE. Messina, Italy
Day 18 – MSC CRUISE. Valletta, Malta
Day 19 – MSC CRUISE. At Sea
Day 20 – MSC CRUISE. Barcelona, Spain
Day 21 – MARSEILLE, FRANCE. ARRIVE: 0800 Disembark at 10h00 Enjoy last minute shopping in MARSEILLE before we board our
flight to make our way home.
Day 22 – INFLIGHT
Day 23 – AUSTRALIA/HOME. On arrival at Brisbane Airport transfer home to your door after having enjoyed a wonderful trip and with many new friends and memories!
* Escorted by Tony, a Director of Casino Travel Shoppe and Portuguese national!
* Home pick up and delivery from the Clarence Valley, Northern Rivers,
Tenterfield and Tweed Gold Coast
* Return international airfares ex Brisbane in economy class
* Quality Accommodation 4 & 5*
* Most sightseeing entry fees
* 7 Night Mediterranean cruise aboard the MSC ship in a balcony cabin
(package including drinks)
* 19 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 17 dinners
* Services of a national Tour Escort / English speaking guide
* Visit Lisbon, Algarve, Evora, Fatima, Coimbra, Douro Valley and Porto, covering the north and south of Portugal
* Visit Aix en Provence, Camargue region in France to see the wild horses
* Visit Porto, the home port * Enjoy the tastes of Portugal experiencing
* Visit Fatima, Portugal’s most different cuisines and wines renowned place of Pilgrimage
* Enjoy a 7 nights Mediterranean cruise starting Ma5rseille, France, stopping at Genoa, & Naples Italy – Sicily, Malta & Barcelona
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Prices current at 01 October 2021 and are per person twin share. Single supplement of $4000 applies. Credit card surcharges apply. Non refundable deposit of $2500 required at the time of the booking. Nonrefundable final payment required at least 60 days prior to departure. Travel Insurance is compulsory. Please read our detailed Terms and Conditions PRIOR to booking.
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