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  • UNIGLOBE Action Travel presents… 
    Sunny Portugal Estoril Coast, Alentejo & Algarve with Optional Madeira Island Post Tour Extension November 3 – 12, 2017

    10 Days ● 14 Meals: 8 Breakfasts, 6 Dinners 
     
    Book Now & Save $300 Per Person:
    Regular prices
    Double $3,829; Single $4,239; Triple $3,799
     
    Our prices
    Double $3,529* Single $3,939; Triple $3,499
     
    For bookings made after May 04, 2017 call for rates.
     
    Included in Price: Round Trip Air from Regina Municipal, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges of $580 per person (subject to increase until paid in full), Hotel Transfers
     
    All Rates are Per Person and are subject to change, based on air inclusive package from Regina
     
  • Day 1

    Day 1: Friday, November 3, 2017 Overnight Flight Portugal

    Day 1: Friday, November 3, 2017 Overnight Flight Portugal

    Portugal — a historic land of great explorers — is waiting for your own exploration. Discover ancient castles, Roman ruins, groves of lemon and almond trees, quiet whitewashed villages, and kind, gentle people.


    Day 2

    Day 2: Saturday, November 4, 2017 Cascais, Portugal - Tour Begins

    Your tour opens in Cascais, a scenic coastal resort on the “Portuguese Riviera” and your home for three nights. The mansions scattered about Cascais and nearby Monte Estoril hint at its history as a haven for exiled European royals and nobility. Tonight, join your fellow travellers for a welcome dinner. (D)


    Day 3

    Day 3: Sunday, November 5, 2017 Choice of Lisbon Panoramic City Tour or Alfama District Walking Tour

    This morning it’s your choice! You may choose to join a panoramic Lisbon city tour by coach featuring Jeronimo’s Monastery (a UNESCO World Heritage site), Belem Tower (UNESCO), the Monument to the Discoveries, and capped off with a visit to the National Museum of
    Coaches. Or, perhaps you will choose to take a walking tour* of the historic Alfama District, Lisbon's most symbolic quarter: step back in time as you explore this residential neighbourhood which is considered a village within a city; stroll through its medieval alleys, narrow streets and small squares; pass by beautiful churches and whitewashed houses with tile panels and wrought-iron balconies adorned with pots of flowers; then, climb the hill to explore the castle that has the most breathtaking panorama of the city. Later, enjoy leisure time in Cascais. Stroll its narrow cobblestone streets, walk the wide oceanside promenade or shop for ceramics, lace, filigree, hand woven works and tapestries. This evening, savour excellent Portuguese cuisine and wine while local artists perform the traditional Fado (UNESCO). (B, D)


    Day 4

    Day 4: Monday, November 6, 2017 Cascais - Sintra - Obidos - Fatima - Cascais

    Begin your day exploring the picturesque town of Sintra (UNESCO), the favourite summer residence of Portuguese kings for six centuries. Travel to Portugal’s beautiful “Silver Coast,” a spectacular region filled with sleepy villages, rich vineyards and age-old castles. Proceed to picture-perfect Obidos where white washed houses are held snug by medieval city walls. Later, visit Fatima, the world-famous Marian pilgrimage site. (B)


    Day 5

    Day 5: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 Cascais - Evora - Monsaraz - Alentejo

    Travel through beautiful Portuguese countryside and stop in historic Evora (UNESCO), known as the “Museum City of Portugal.” Inside this medieval walled city lies a 2nd-century Roman temple to Diana. Next, journey to the hilltop, walled village of Monsaraz, a “jewel in the crown” of the Alentejo. This small medieval town has carefully preserved its original charm. From the 13th-century castle you’ll enjoy amazing panoramic views of the countryside. Then, indulge in a winery tour and a tasting of the full-bodied character of the region’s wines. Enjoy your stay in the heart of Alentejo’s countryside during an overnight at a country resort set among 3,000 acres of farm land, vineyards and cork trees. (B, D)
     


    Day 6

    Day 6: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 Alentejo - Sagres - Lagos - Algarve

    Travel to the famous Algarve and discover the secrets of the 16th-century fortress at Sagres, home of Prince Henry’s School of Navigation and the “compass rose.” You will also garner magnificent views of beautiful Cape of St. Vincente where 200-foot cliffs plunge into the Atlantic at the most southwesterly point of Europe. Next, explore the historic resort town of Lagos, where Moorish and Renaissance influences abound. Here, the famous voyager, Prince Henry the Navigator, began his explorations and from the harbour, Vasco da Gama sailed in 1499 on his epic voyage of discovery. Stroll through the fortress and historic buildings while taking in the surrounding ocean views during some leisure time. (B, D)


    Day 7

    Day 7: Thursday, November 9, 2017 Algarve

    The entire day is yours to independently experience the beautiful Algarve. Geraniums, camellias and oleanders grow alongside fig, orange and almond trees while brightly coloured fishing boats bob on the seas. Protected by hills to the north and warmed by the sea, the Algarve’s mild climate and beautiful beaches attract vacationers from all over the world. (B)


    Day 8

    Day 8: Friday, November 10, 2017 Algarve - Faro - São Brás de Alportel - Algarve

    Journey to Faro, gateway to the Ria Formosa protected lagoon landscape. Explore the city’s historic centre with 9th-century Roman walls, dramatic golden coastline, and its archaeological and architectural gems. In historic São Brás de Alportel, a presentation by a local liqueur maker is followed by a tasting of some of the many varieties produced in the region. Portugal is the world’s number one producer of cork. Visit a local cork factory to learn about its importance to the local economy and its many uses. Your day comes to an end with dinner featuring local delicacies and wine. (B, D)


    Day 9

    Day 9: Saturday, November 11, 2017 Algarve - Azeitao - Lisbon

    En route to Lisbon, make a stop in Azeitao, a charming agricultural
    village known for red wine, olive trees and beautiful country estates. Spend time at the centuries-old Jose Maria da Fonseca Winery. Embark on a tour followed by a tasting of local wines, including moscatel. Next, meet local artisans at a family-run shop that demonstrates how azulejos, the famous hand-painted Portuguese tiles, are made. Later, bid “adeus” to Portugal during a dinner celebrating the end of a wonderful tour. (B, D)


    Day 10

    Day 10: Sunday, November 12, 2017 Lisbon - Tour Ends

    Your tour comes to a close today. (B)


    Day 11

    EXTEND YOUR HOLIDAY

    Optional 5 Days Madeira Island Post Tour Extension
    Rate: $1,895.00 CAD per person, double, land & air inclusive


    5 Meals: 4 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner


    Day 10: Lisbon - Funchal, Madeira - Monte - Botanical Garden


    Fly to Madeira Island, the “pearl of the Atlantic.” Madeira boasts a subtropical climate, majestic mountain ranges and volcanic caves. Stop in Monte, perched on the hills overlooking Funchal. Visit the Botanical Garden of Madeira with its vast collection of more than 2,500 plants from all continents. Discover Madeira’s history during a leisurely paced tour of Funchal’s charming plazas, colonial mansions, 15th-century cathedral and local market.


    Day 11: Funchal - Câmara de Lobos - Cabo Girão - São Vicente - Porto Moniz


    Visit Câmara de Lobos, a traditional village with a wonderful bay. Continue along mountain roads, passing banana plantations and vineyards, en route to Cabo Girão, the world’s second highest cliff. São Vicente, a charming agricultural town, offers dramatic views. Explore the lively fishing village of Porto Moniz, renowned for its natural volcanic pools. Today breakfast will be included.

    Day 12: Funchal - Ribeiro Frio - Santana

    Wind through the mountains to Poiso to visit the island’s third highest point — Pico do Arieiro. Then it’s your choice! At Ribeiro Frio (Cold River), you may choose to explore a fascinating trout farm and the surrounding natural beauty. Or, perhaps you will choose to join an exhilarating “levada walk”* and follow the paths that run along the water channels that flow through the mountains. Later, continue to Santana, a village characterized by small triangular homes thatched with straw. Visit a family-owned embroidery shop for a first-hand look at this delicate craft. This is followed by a tasting of world-famous Madeira wine. Celebrate your Madeira adventure with a traditional dinner known as espetada. Folk dancers and music entertain as you feast on a local dish of beef marinated in herbs and cooked over an open fire. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

    Day 13: Funchal - Lisbon


    Return to Lisbon and spend the remainder of the day at leisure. Today breakfast will be included.


    Day 14: Lisbon - Tour Ends


    Today breakfast will be included.


    Please Note

    The levada walk is approximately 45 minutes on a flat surface.

    Extensions not purchased at time of deposit are subject to availability and applicable charges at time of request.
    A minimum of 2 passengers is required for this extension to operate.
    During your extension, your local guide will provide included sightseeing services and will be available via a local office at other times.


    This extension requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven grounds and cobblestone streets.


  • Collette Experiences

    * Overnight among vineyards and farmland in the heart of the Alentejo region.

    * Stop in historic Evora, known as the "Museum City of Portugal."

    * Venture to Lagos, where Prince Henry the Navigator began his explorations.

    Must-See Inclusions

    * Spend three nights on the sunny coast of the Algarve.

    * Stay for three nights in "Portuguese Riviera's" coastal resort of Cascais.

    * Tour Lisbon, Portugal's capital that overlooks the Tagus River.

    Culinary Inclusions

    * Experience local cuisine and wine while immersed in the moving sounds of Fado.

    * Indulge in a winery tour and a tasting of the Alentejo region's wines.

    * At the Azeitao Wine Museum, enjoy a tour and tasting of local wines.

    More information: https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/787288

  • Based on space and availability
    Prices subject to change
    Minimum group number needed

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Sunny Portugal

Starting price per person $3,529.00
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10 Days