FAM Trips available

Tours Specialists is a leading small deluxe tour operator. Most of our business is repeat business from travel agents all over the United States and Canada. Celebrating 55 years in business.

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Trips available to Egypt, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Sicily, Spain,  Tunisia, Turkey, and UAE

NORTHERN PORTUGAL-  LAND ONLY
2017

9 days     

THURSDAY departures
 September 14, October 5, October 19

You will be traveling with regular passengers, but paying travel agent rates.

LISBON / OBIDOS / FATIMA / OPORTO / AMARANTE / URGEIRICA

Day 1   Thursday   Lisbon WELCOME TO PORTUGAL!!!
You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.
     Overnight LUTETIA HOTEL, Lisbon  

Day 2   Friday   Lisbon
At 9.00 am, your motor coach tour of Lisbon will let you discover the magnificent city and the monuments of the Portuguese Discoveries. You will visit the Coach Museum, and have a Porto wine tasting.

Afternoon at leisure.  Free time to take a walk in the streets of the village to appreciate the several antiques and handicraft shops, restaurants and tea-rooms to taste the so well delicious tarts known as "queijadas". (b) 
    Overnight   LUTETIA HOTEL, Lisbon       

Day 3   Saturday    Lisbon/Obidos/Alcobaca/Nazare/Fatima
Travel through a landscape rich in windmills and fruit trees.  Arrive in Óbidos surrounded by medieval walls where we can admire the harmony of the architecture, the diversity of the handicrafts and taste the famous ginginha (bitter cherry liqueur).   

Visit Alcobaça with the first and largest gothic church in Portugal housing the tombs of D. Pedro and Inês de Castro, known by it’s love story.  

Stop in Nazaré, a typical fishing village and seaside resort, with its traditions and legends. Continue to Batalha and visit the Monastery of Santa Maria de Victoria, a masterpiece of the gothic in Portugal where we can find the tomb of Henry the Navigator, the promoter of the maritime discoveries.   

Travel to Fátima, the famous Marian Shrine. Possibility to assist the Candle Procession. (b)
     Overnight SANTA MARIA HOTEL, Fatima

Day 4   Sunday   Fatima/Coimbra/Aveiro/Oporto
Depart towards Coimbra, visit the university, one of the oldest in the world. Stop at St.Clara church, where lies the tomb of Queen St. Isabel. Enjoy the exuberance of the forest of Buçaco and Aveiro, known as the city of canals.  (b,d)
     Overnight IPANEMA HOTEL, Oporto

Day 5   Monday   Oporto
Today visit Porto the second city of Portugal and the world heritage by UNESCO.    Oporto sites to include the amphitheatre, the riverside area, old houses, and palaces, churches that history has made eternal and port wine, known worldwide. 

Afternoon free. (b)
    Overnight IPANEMA HOTEL, Oporto

Day 6   Tuesday   Oporto/ Guimaraes/Braga/Barcelos/Oporto
Full day tour to the Minho, the northwest region of Potugal.  Continue to Guimaraes, the cradle of the nation, birthplace of the first king of Portugal.  It is also a city of archbishops and the country’s religious capital with the oldest cathedral of Portugal and the sanctuary of Bom Jesus de Braga with its monumental baroque staircase.

Luxuriant greenery surrounds us passing by Barcelos, the town of the legend of the rooster. (b)
     Overnight IPANEMA HOTEL, Oporto

Day 7   Wednesday   Oporto/Amarante/Villa Real/Douro Valley/Urgeirica
Departure to Amarante, a pretty town known for the promotion of love and marriage. Continue to Vila Real, visiting the gardens of Mateus.  Then we enter in the Port wine region, traveling through the Vineyards and the breathtaking landscapes of Doura Valley.

Stop in Lamego with its magnificent baroque style staircase.  Maybe you will try some of the local delicacies (a loaf baked in the oven with smoked ham).  In the mountainous hinterland lies Viseu, a city of warriors and painters. (b)  
     Overnight HOTEL DA URGEIRICA, Caldas da Felgueira

Day 8   Thursday   Urgeirica/Lisbon
Transfer to the airport for departure

INCLUSIVE FEATURES
- All transfers, and multilingual sightseeing by motor coach
- All 4 star hotels (or similar)
- Breakfast daily
 -All taxes and service charges

COSTS PER PERSON - LAND ONLY
Based on double occupancy
Travel Agent from$1350.00 (US)
Companion from $ 1450.00 (US)

EXTENSIONS and UPGRADES AVAILABLE

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