PORTO, COIMBRA, FATIMA, ÉVORA, LISBON
Whether you believe in miracles or simply grasp the extraordinary power of an Old World escape, this Treasures of Portugal vacation package from the U.S. opens the door to wonderful possibilities. Your escorted tour, with airfare included, presents the very best of Portugal sites in Lisbon, Porto, Coimbra, Fatima, Evora and more. It’s an enticing fusion of oceanside and riverfront ambiance, sun-splashed country, medieval marvels, religious landmarks, rich traditions and mouthwatering bites and beverages. Your smarTours® guide leads, lends context and customizes dining and free time ideas, so you can ease your way through each dreamy stop.
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- Overnight international flight to Porto
- 2 nights in Porto
- 2 nights in Coimbra
- 2 nights in Évora
- 3 nights in Lisbon
- Return flight to the U.S.
- Optional 3-night Azores Extension in Ponta Delgada (São Miguel Island)
- Walking tour of Porto
- Aveiro, the “Venice of Portugal”
- University of Coimbra and Royal Palace (Coimbra)
- Tomar, a city built by the Knights Templar
- The Medieval Village of Marvão
- Cathedral of Évora
- Capela dos Ossos (Chapel of Bones)/Royal Church of St. Francis (Évora)
- Wine tasting and olive tasting (Évora)
- Belém Riverside District (Lisbon)
- Fado show with dinner
Optional Azores Extension:
- Lagoa do Fogo
- Furnas Lake
- Big Truck Experience
- Natural Park of Ribeira dos Caldeirões
- Sete Cidades
- Round-trip flight New York (EWR) (passengers may also book this tour without flights)
- Airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
- Accommodations at first-class hotels
- 11 meals: 9 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D)
- Comprehensive sightseeing tours including admission fees as indicated in the itinerary
- Professional English-speaking Tour Director throughout
- Ground transportation in air-conditioned motor coach
Optional Azores Extension:
- Round-trip flights
- Accommodations at a first-class hotel
- 5 meals: 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches
- Comprehensive sightseeing tours as indicated in the itinerary
Click the Day by Day itinerary above (or swipe on mobile devices) to see the experiences that await on each day of your tour.
Depart from the U.S.
Overnight flight to Porto. Your escorted Portugal tour package includes round-trip airfare from the U.S.
*Passengers who did not purchase flights will join the tour in Porto on Day 2.
Arrive in Porto
Porto at Leisure or Optional Half-Day Excursion or Optional Guimaraes Douro River Cruise
Today, enjoy a Douro River Cruise. Long renowned for its wine culture and stunning vineyards, the Douro River Valley provides a divine backdrop for this round-trip voyage. Navigate through the river banks of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia and discover Douro River. Enjoy the magnificent six bridges that unite these two cities! The remainder of the day is at leisure or consider taking the half-day excursion to Guimaraes.
University of Coimbra and Coimbra at Leisure or Optional Half-Day Excursion to the Conimbriga Ruins
Lisbon at Leisure or Optional Half-Day Baixa District Tour or Optional Sintra Excursion
Today: free time, a chance to discover intriguing Lisbon for yourself. You may also choose to take either our Half-Day Baixa District Tour or our Sintra Excursion. Both depart Lisbon this morning so you may choose only one of these two tours. Please refer to Optional Tours for more details.
Trek outside Lisbon to captivating Obidos, a medieval, walled town characterized by cobblestone streets lined with bookstores, whitewashed homes with splashes of blue and yellow paint and a well-preserved hilltop castle. This afternoon, return to Lisbon. We’ll delight in a farewell dinner with a Fado show of traditional folk music that is traceable back to the early 1800s and typically features mandolins, guitars and a melancholic tune.
| Breakfast, Dinner
Depart Lisbon/Arrive in the U.S.
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight back to the U.S. Return home full of wonderful memories of Portugal.
*The tour will end for passengers who did not purchase flights today, on Day 11, in Lisbon.
Prices and dates below include round-trip airfare from Newark (EWR). Travelers may choose to purchase the tour only, and arrange their own arrival in destination.
|Depart||Return||Depart - Return||Best Value Pricing - Reserve by Jul 30, 2021||
Jul 30, 2021 Price Increase
|2021||2021||w/ eCheck Discount||Sale||After Sale|
|September 13||September 23||Sep 13 - Sep 23||$2,999||$3,099||$3,499||
|September 20||September 30||Sep 20 - Sep 30||$2,999||$3,099||$3,499||
|September 27||October 7||Sep 27 - Oct 7||$2,999||$3,099||$3,499||
|October 4||October 14||Oct 4 - Oct 14||$2,799||$2,899||$3,299||
|October 18||October 28||Oct 18 - Oct 28||$2,699||$2,799||$3,199||
|October 25||November 4||Oct 25 - Nov 4||$2,499||$2,599||$2,999||
|2022||2022||w/ eCheck Discount||Sale||After Sale|
|February 21||March 3||Feb 21 - Mar 3||$2,299||$2,399||$2,799||
|March 14||March 24||Mar 14 - Mar 24||$2,299||$2,399||$2,799||
|April 18||April 28||Apr 18 - Apr 28||$2,499||$2,599||$2,999||
|April 25||May 5||Apr 25 - May 5||$2,599||$2,699||$3,099||
|May 2||May 12||May 2 - May 12||$2,799||$2,899||$3,299||
|May 9||May 19||May 9 - May 19||$2,599||$2,699||$3,099||
|May 16||May 26||May 16 - May 26||$2,799||$2,899||$3,299||
|May 30||June 9||May 30 - Jun 9||$2,599||$2,699||$3,099||
|June 13||June 23||Jun 13 - Jun 23||$2,699||$2,799||$3,199||
|August 15||August 25||Aug 15 - Aug 25||$2,699||$2,799||$3,199||
|September 5||September 15||Sep 5 - Sep 15||$2,799||$2,899||$3,299||
|September 19||September 29||Sep 19 - Sep 29||$2,599||$2,699||$3,099||
|September 26||October 6||Sep 26 - Oct 6||$2,599||$2,699||$3,099||
|October 3||October 13||Oct 3 - Oct 13||$2,599||$2,699||$3,099||
|October 10||October 20||Oct 10 - Oct 20||$2,599||$2,699||$3,099||
|October 17||October 27||Oct 17 - Oct 27||$2,799||$2,899||$3,299||
|October 24||November 3||Oct 24 - Nov 3||$2,799||$2,899||$3,299||
|November 7||November 17||Nov 7 - Nov 17||$2,299||$2,399||$2,799||
Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
2021 Departures: Single room supplement is $599.
2022 Departures: Single room supplement is $629.
2021 Departures: Add $799 per person double occupancy / $998 single occupancy
Apr – Oct 2022 Departures: Add $999 per person double occupancy / $1,228 single occupancy
Feb, Mar & Nov 2022 Departures: Add $949 per person double occupancy / $1,178 single occupancy
For more information on this tour, please contact us here or call us during business hours (Mon-Fri, 9:00am – 5:30pm EST) at 800-337-7773.
Reservations and Payments
Reservations can be made by phone (1-800-337-7773) and will be confirmed upon receipt of your non-refundable, non-transferable deposit, which must be received at the time of reservation. Deposits are $99 per person for all 2021 departures, and $300 per person for all 2022 departures. Full payment is due 120 days prior to departure. Baggage fees may apply. Space and prices subject to availability. Please see the smarTours Terms and Conditions for complete booking information.
Overview: Azores Extension
- From approx. $799 Per Person
Sete Cidades (Via Big Truck)
Fogo & Furnas/Ponta Delgada
Nordeste (via Big Truck)
Transfer to the airport for your flight back to the U.S. Return home full of wonderful memories of Portugal.
Optional Tours Customize your trip with these optional tours.
*NEW* Indicated optional tours are now available to pre-book when you reserve your trip. This is the best option to guarantee your spot on your preferred optional tour!
Availability and pricing are subject to change. Optional tours require a minimum number of participants in order for the tour to operate. If you choose to book your optional tour while on your trip, payments are non-refundable and should be made by cash or credit card (VISA, MasterCard or AmEx, subject to service charge).
Half-Day Excursion to Guimaraes
- From approx. $61 Per Person
Venture to Guimaraes, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site for being an “exceptionally well-preserved and authentic example of the evolution of a medieval settlement into a modern town.” While there, be immersed in the historic center with its magnificent castle and the 1420 Palace of the Dukes of Braganza.
AVAILABLE TO PRE-BOOK!
Half-Day Excursion to the Conimbriga Ruins
- From approx. $31 Per Person
Travel to Condeixa-a-Velha and visit the Conimbriga Ruins, one of the largest and best-preserved Roman settlements in Portugal. Examine the lovely mosaics and walk the interior gardens of the noble houses as we discover this ancient city.
AVAILABLE TO PRE-BOOK!
Half-Day Baixa District Tour
- From approx. $49 Per Person
Explore the Baixa District, located at the heart of Lisbon. This vibrant area is filled with Old World cafés, gorgeous plazas, boulevards and avenues and Neoclassical architecture.
AVAILABLE TO PRE-BOOK!
- From approx. $91 Per Person
Venture to the municipality of Sintra to discover a UNESCO World Heritage Site that’s also one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal. Pena Palace, with its hilltop vantage point and eclectic architectural styles, will take your breath away.
Note: Pena Palace entrance subject to availability. If not available, entrance to Sintra’s Royal Palace will be substituted.
AVAILABLE TO PRE-BOOK!
R. Dr. Marques de Carvalho 111,
4100-325 Porto, Portugal
Porto Palácio Hotel & SpaPorto
With elegantly furnished rooms, everything at Porto Palácio Hotel & Spa is meticulously tempered with comfort so that every stay is unique.
Av. da Boavista 1269
4100-130 Porto, Portugal
Tivoli Coimbra HotelCoimbra
Sleek and sophisticated, this popular downtown Coimbra hotel offers relaxing rooms, contemporary touches and facilities such as the trendy Simone Coffee Shop.
Rua João Machado 4 • 3000-226 Coimbra, Portugal
Vila Galé Évora HotelÉvora
Dedicated to the Alentejo culture, this Évora hotel evokes the region’s tradition and history. Settle into a spacious room, and enjoy amenities like two restaurants, a bar, an outdoor pool with water slides and a spa.
Avenida Túlio Espanca • 7005-840 Évora, Portugal
Ideally situated downtown, this refined Lisbon hotel has perks like a rooftop bar and lounge with 360-degree vistas, Premium Winehouse Bar & Shop and three fabulous restaurants.
Praça Martim Moniz 2 • 1100-341 Lisbon, Portugal
Hotel Marina AtlânticoPonta Delgada
Av. João Bosco Mota Amaral n.º1, 767
9500-767 Ponta Delgada
Departing the U.S.: For the safety of everyone in the group, smarTours has implemented some COVID-19 travel requirements which apply to all tours regardless of destination. To learn more, click here.
Returning to the U.S.: In accordance with U.S. entry requirements, smarTours will arrange testing for the group in destination. Full details and requirements can be accessed here. More details including cost will be added when available.
Note: If you are traveling with us on a land-only basis please share your travel plans with us and let us know if you will also need to be tested with the rest of the group.
Please note entry requirements are changing rapidly. For up-to-date information, please click the links below.
- Entry requirements
- State Department Travel Advisory Updates (Portugal)
- Center for Disease Control Updates & Information (Portugal)
Your flights from the U.S. to Portugal and back to the U.S. are on the following airlines with the corresponding schedules. We recommend that you arrive at the origin airport at least three-and-a-half hours before the scheduled departure.
(Main Tour + Azores Extn)
|2021: Sep. 6, Sep. 13, Sep. 20, Sep. 27, Oct. 4||TAP Air Portugal||6:00PM||3:00PM||3:00PM|
|2021: Oct. 18||TAP Air Portugal||6:00PM||3:00PM||4:00PM|
|2021: Oct. 25||TAP Air Portugal||6:00PM||4:00PM||3:00PM|
|2022: All Dates||TAP Air Portugal||TBA||TBA||TBA|
Please make sure to allow sufficient time for clearing customs and immigration if you are planning a connecting flight. We recommend at least three-and-a-half hours. Please note that flight schedules are subject to change without prior notice.
ADVANCE SEAT ASSIGNMENT
TAP Portugal does not assign seats in advance. Seat assignments can only be arranged at the airport upon check-in. If you have a preferred seating choice, please make sure you check-in for your flight as early as possible.
International flights to/from the U.S. are not included. Land-only travelers are responsible for arranging entry and exit flights, as well as their arrival and departure transfers. smarTours cannot be held responsible for any damage caused by air schedule changes and delays. Unused land services are non-refundable.
Main Tour: Land-only services start upon independent check-in at your Porto hotel on Day 2 of the itinerary and end after breakfast at your Lisbon hotel on Day 11. Please note that land-only travelers forfeit the walking tour in Porto on Day 2.
PASSPORT AND VISA INFORMATION
You must possess a passport valid for at least 6 months after the date of travel. No visa is required for U.S. passport holders. Non-U.S. citizens should check with the respective consulates as to the most current visa requirements to all their travel destinations.
Please remember that it is your responsibility to obtain the necessary travel documents before the trip.
TICKETS AND FINAL DOCUMENTS
Your airline tickets, along with final instructions and additional travel tips, will be sent to you 7–10 days before the scheduled departure of your tour. Please make sure to advise us in case your address changes.
Immunizations are not currently required; however, you should consult your personal physician, local public health authorities or the Center of Disease Control (CDC) as to their suggestions.
November through April, daytime highs are typically in the high 50s to low 60s with nighttime lows in the 40s. May through June, and during October, enjoy daytime temperatures that can reach the mid-60s to low 70s with nighttime temperatures dropping to the 50s and low 60s. The warmest time to visit is July through September with daytime temperatures from the mid-70s to the 80s, depending on your altitude and location, and pleasantly cool nighttime temperatures in the high 50s to mid-60s.
NON-INCLUDED MEALS AND SIGHTSEEING
The hotels used on this tour offer several dining choices, ranging from coffee shops to specialty restaurants. The average cost for dinner (excluding drinks) in the coffee shop is about $20-25 per meal, per person. Optional sightseeing tours and evening activities will be offered. Your hotel will accept credit cards for your non-included meals.
CREDIT CARDS AND LOCAL CURRENCY
Hotels and some stores accept major credit cards. However, for “street shopping” you will need local currency. You can either exchange U.S. Dollars into local currency in advance of your trip, or you may use your debit card to withdrawal local currency from an ATM. It is recommended that you bring along cash in small denominations.
Each passenger may bring one piece of checked-in luggage (suitcase) max. 44 pounds, and one carry-on not exceeding 18″x10″x8″. We recommend that you do not overpack and that you take a variety of separates with climate and comfort in mind.
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