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Portugal

May 2-13, 2022

Classic Tour

Join the Women's Travel Club as we explore this charming country with the oldest borders in Europe, an exceptional range of different landscapes and an unique cultural heritage. Where tradition and modernity blend together in perfect harmony. Its superb cuisine, fine wines and hospitable people make this a tourist paradise of the highest quality.

 

Signature Moments

  • Step back in time in mediaeval streets
  • Sip port wine where it all started
  • Taste local sweet delicacies
  • Enjoy the beautiful, melancholy music of Fado
  • Discover the natural beauty in the valley of the Douro River
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Inclusions & Highlights
  • 11 Nights deluxe accommodations
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Breakfast daily, 3 lunches, 4 Dinners
  • Paint your own tiles at the Tile Painting Museum
  • Fado Show
  • Portuguese Cookery Lesson
  • Visit the Convent of Christ and the 15th Century Synagogue
  • Sample local pastries
  • Coimbra Tour
  • Visit and tasting at a traditional cheesemaker
  • Douro Valley winerey and picnic lunch
  • Electric Rabelo boat trip
  • Visit Guimaraes Castle
  • Braga walking tour
  • Traditional dance performance with dinner
  • Port wine cellar visits and tasting
  • English speaking guide throughout
  • Airport transfers
  • Gratuities
  • Women's Travel Club tour host
Itinerary
Day 1
Women's Travel Club Portugal Tour
Welcome to Lisbon!

Upon arrival at the airport today you will be met by a local guide and transfer to your hotel.
We will meet this afternoon for a tour of Lisbon to get better aquainted with the city. Then we will enjoy our first dinner together and get better acquainted.
Accommodations: H10 The One Palacio da Anunciada

Day 2
Women's Travel Club Portugal Tour
Lisbon

You'll meet with the group before delving into a full day tour of Lisbon. On a visit to the Tile Painting Museum, you'll have the opportunity to paint your own tiles. This afternoon you'll drive to Sintra, where you'll visit the famous Pena Palace. This evening, you'll enjoy a dinner in a local restaurant accompanied by a Fado performance.
Accommodations: H10 The One Palacio da Anunciada

Day 3
Women's Travel Club Portugal Tour
Obidos- Nazare - Alvados

Today you'll visit Obidos before moving on to the charming fishing town of Nazare. This evening you'll enjoy a Portuguese cookery lesson and sumptuous dinner together in Alvados.
Accommodations: Cooking and Nature Emotional Hotel

Day 4
Women's Travel Club Portugal Tour
Tomar

After breakfast you'll continue your journey to Tomar, where you'll visit the World Heritage-listed Convent of Christ and the 15th-century Synagogue. After sampling some of the local pastries, you'll return to Alvados.
Accommodations: Cooking and Nature Emotional Hotel

Day 5
Women's Travel Club Portugal Tour
Coimbra - Viseu

Today you'll travel to Coimbra, where you'll visit the famous Joanina Library. After some free time in the city centre, the road will take us to Viseu.
Accommodations: Palacio Dos Melos Hotel

Day 6
Women's Travel Club Portugal Tour
Douro Valley

Today you'll visit a traditional cheesemaker, who will let you in on the secrets behind Viseu's delicious buttery cheese. After a tasting you'll move on to historic Lamego, which is home to the 18th-century Shrine of Our Lady of Remedies. After some free time here, it's off to the hotel in Quinta Nova.
Accommodations: Quinta Nova Nossa Senhora do Carmo

Day 7
Women's Travel Club Portugal Tour
Douro Valley

This morning journey through the beautiful Douro Valley with plenty of magnificent views of the Douro River along the way. We will stop along the way for a winery visit, tastings and a picnic lunch. Then you'll take a leisurely boat trip to Peso da Régua in an electric rabelo boat.
Accommodations: Quinta Nova Nossa Senhora do Carmo

Day 8
Women's Travel Club Portugal Tour
Braga

Located in the middle of a historic walled city, Guimarães Castle is a medieval fortress linked to the founding of Portugal. After learning about the castle, the Palace of the Dukes of Braganza and the historic city centre on a walking tour with a local guide, you'll have a free afternoon to relax. This evening, you'll enjoy one last dinner together accompanied by a traditional dance performance.
Accommodations: Hotel Villa Gale Collection Braga

Day 9
Women's Travel Club Portugal Tour
Braga

Today we will visit Peneda Geres National Park with a stop at an organic winery to enjoy a lunch and tastings of traditional homemade bread, honey and green wine. Enjoy a free evening to explore or relax.
Accommodations: Hotel Villa Gale Collection Braga

Day 10
Women's Travel Club Portugal Tour
Porto

After breakfast journey to Porto. This afternoon you'll visit the famous port wine cellars and indulge in a tasting.
Accommodations: Exmo Hotel

Day 11
Women's Travel Club Portugal Tour
Porto

After breakfast tour Porto, where you'll tick off some important landmarks including the Clerigos Tower, Aliados Avenue, the cathedral and the Ribeira district. This afternoon is free for you to explore more of this lovely city.
Accommodations: Exmo Hotel

Day 12
Women's Travel Club Portugal Tour
Porto - Depart

It is time to say good-bye to this beautiful country and fabulous new friends. Transfer to the aiport for your flight home or continue to our Spain tour with the rest of the group.

**Prices are subject to change and availability. Space is limited and activities and specific hotels are subject to change. Travel insurance is strongly recommended.

 

Important Details & Pricing
Rates

Double Occupancy - $5839 CAD per person (sharing a room) - approx. $4700 USD
Single Occupancy - $7449 CAD per person (your own room) - approx. $6000 USD

 

If you would like the double occupancy rate but don't have a roommate we will match you with a suitable roommate. The single occupancy rate will give you your own room. Single occupancy may be limited. CAD = Canadian dollars. USD = United States of America dollars. Conversion to USD is approximated by current exchange rates and subject to change. You will be charged in CAD and your bank may charge a slightly different rate or fees.

Deposit of $600 CAD per person due at time of booking.
A second deposit of $1500 due on November 1, 2021

Final Payment due - March 2, 2022

*All payments are non-refundable Please see full terms and conditions. No deposit promotion is for a limited time. Prices are subject to change and availability.

 

Activity Level

Moderate Activity
There are a few walking tours at a relaxed pace.

 

Group Size

Minimum - 9 ladies
Maximum - 16 ladies

 

Exclusions
  • International Airfare
  • Visa/passport handling fees
  • Meals not listed in itinerary
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gratuities on meals not included and personal expenses
  • Optional Activities
  • Expenses of a Personal Nature
  • Early check-in and late check-out of hotel

 

Tour Leader

Kirsten Ness
Kirsten is a veterinarian and owns a small animal practice. When she isn't busy looking after adored family pets she loves to explore the world. Kirsten is a fun and very knowledgeable tour leader.

 

Flight Information

Once your flights are booked please forward a copy of your itinerary to info@womens-travel-club.com.
Please do not book any flights until tour is confirmed.

Arrive to Lisbon
Depart from Porto

Travel Insurance:

Out of country medical insurance is required. We strongly recommend that you obtain cancellation and interruption insurance to protect your investment.
Use this link to request an insurance quote.

Insurance Quote
Accommodations
Women's Travel Club Portugal Tour - H10 The One Palacio da Anunciada
H10 The One Palacio da Anunciada

The One Palácio da Anunciada comes to the city as a unique and exclusive 5* hotel keeping all the history of the original 16th-century original building and an elegant, contemporary interior design that will offer guests an unforgetable experience. The project has been developed by the award-winning designer Jaime Beriestain, who has sought the perfect balance between the structure’s tradition of the original Palácio da Anunciada and the contrast in the design and comfort of each of its spaces. The One Palácio da Anunciada offers guests, in addition to its elegant 83 rooms and well-cared for interior spaces, 2500 square metres of gardens, as well as the noble rooms of the original palace turned into elegant dining areas.

Women's Travel Club Portugal Tour - Exmo Hotel
Exmo Hotel

In perfect harmony with the traditional houses that surround it, this cozy and laidback hotel implores its visitors to feel at home, welcoming them not only to borrow a book from the living room library, grab a slice of homemade cake from our Exmo. Bar, but also to integrate themselves into the district's vibrant culture

Women's Travel Club Portugal Tour
Cooking and Nature Emotional Hotel

Against a backdrop of mountains enfolding an enchanted valley nestles a truly special hotel where emotions flow freely both inside and out, where colours and textures mingle, and the sounds of birdsong and the caress of the breeze invites us to be at one with nature.
Enjoy the freedom to explore a menu of 12 emotions, savouring them slowly one by one - the Hotel Cooking and Nature welcomes you.

Women's Travel Club Portugal Tour
Palacio Dos Melos Hotel

The Hotel Palacio dos Melos is the result of an architectural renovation of an emblematic building of Viseu, maintaining the original historical characteristics and equipping it with modern and comfortable accommodations. The guests can choose between classic or contemporary-style rooms.
This is the perfect starting point to discover a city where past and present merge in harmony.

Women's Travel Club Portugal Tour
Quinta Nova Nossa Senhora do Carmo

Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo is a place of extreme beauty in the heart of Douro valley and owned by Amorim family since 1999.
The family connection to the wine comes from afar, through its connection with the export houses of Vila Nova de Gaia in the cork business. Meanwhile the dream came true and the project is now in the hands of the 4th generation of the family.

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Hotel Villa Gale Collection Braga

In a grand building dating from 1508, this informal hotel with original vaulted ceilings is 5 minutes' walk from Braga Cathedral and 13 minutes' walk from Braga railway station. Warm rooms provide free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minibars and safes. Room service is available 24/7. Kids age 11 and under stay at no extra cost with a parent. Amenities include 2 restaurants and a bar, plus an outdoor pool, and a kids' pool with waterslides. There's a spa, an indoor pool and a gym, as well as a garden and a play area.

Extra Hotel Nights

Often ladies will book a night at the first hotel prior to the tour. This gives them a chance to relax after a long flight and settle in before the tour starts. Let us know if you would like pricing and information on the hotel.
Follow this link to request pre or post tour hotel nights.

Hotel Request