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Portugal

May 2022

Pre-Booking Only!

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
  • 10 Nights deluxe accommodations
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Breakfast daily, 6 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
  • Visit the Joanina Library
  • Visit and tasting at a traditional cheesemaker
  • Visit the Shrine of our Lady of Remedies
  • Douro Valley Scenic Train
  • Electric Rabelo boat trip
  • Aveleda Winery visit with tasting
  • Braga walking tour
  • Traditional dance performance with dinner
  • Porto Tour
  • Port wine cellar visits and tasting
  • English speaking guide throughout
  • Airport transfers
  • Gratuities
  • Women's Travel Club tour host
Itinerary
Women's Travel Club Portugal Tour
Day 1 - Arrive Lisbon

Welcome to Portugal!
Arrive to Lisbon according to your flight schedule. Enjoy your day getting acquainted with this fabulous city. We will meet this evening for a wonderful, welcome dinner.
Accommodations - Pousada de Lisboa

 

Day 2 - Queluz

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 - Pousada Palacio de Queluz

 

Day 3 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Douro Valley

This morning you'll board a train and make the scenic journey to Pinhao, with plenty of magnificent views of the Douro River along the way. When you get there, 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 - Braga

After heading to Amarante this morning (where you'll see the 16th-century Sao Gonçalo Church), you'll visit the Aveleda Winery in Penafiel. Here, you'll savour a glass of the region's famous green wine and learn more about the winemaking process before you move on to lovely Braga.
Accommodations - Hotel Vila Gale Collection Braga

 

Day 9 - Braga

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 Vila Gale Collection Braga

 

Day 10 - Porto

Your journey will end in Porto, where you'll tick off some important landmarks including the Clerigos Tower, Aliados Avenue, the cathedral and the Ribeira district. This afternoon you'll visit the famous port wine cellars and indulge in a tasting before your trip ends. This evening we will enjoy a farewell dinner.
Accommodations - Pestana Palacio do Freixo

 

Day 12 - 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
Pre-Booking Only

Pre-book now to hold your spot. As soon as we have full details and pricing we will let you know. At that time you can decide if you would like to confirm this tour. If you do book you will save $100 off the tour as a thank you for showing us your interest.

 

Rates

Double Occupancy - TBA CAD per person (sharing a room)

Single Occupancy - TBA CAD per person (your own room)

 

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 very limited.

Deposit of TBA per person due at time of booking.

Final Payment due - TBA

*All payments are non-refundable Please see full terms and conditions.

 

Activity Level

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

 

Group Size

Minimum - 8 ladies
Maximum - 16 ladies

 

Exclusions
  • International Airfare (can be arranged by WTC)
  • 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.
A Women's Travel Club agent is available to help you book your flights. Please do not book any flights until tour is confirmed. Follow this link to a form to request flight options and quotes. A Women's Travel Club agent will send you back the recommended flight option that best suits you. We are pleased to offer a flight booking service for your tour. As quoting of flights can be a time-consuming endeavor, a service fee of $113 ($100 plus HST) will apply.

Arrive to Lisbon
Depart from Porto

Flight Quote

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.
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Accommodations
Women's Travel Club Portugal Tour
Pousada de Lisboa

Located in Terreiro do Paco - Praça do Comercio, a historic part of the city of Lisbon, is now born a new lodging in Praca do Comercio. Historic place of unique importance, this was the place where for centuries ships with goods disembarked. Totally destroyed after the 1755 earthquake, it was Marques de Pombal the one who gave the order to rebuild almost the entire Lisbon. This is one of the most emblematic places of the city and there are several exit points from here that allow you to visit the rest of Lisbon, walk alongside the Tejo or even cross the river bank. If Lisbon was born at the castle, it was from the Terreiro do Paco (Palace Square) that it expanded. Augusta Street is the main artery that connects the Commerce Square to the beautiful Rossio Square.

Women's Travel Club Portugal Tour
Pousada Palacio de Queluz

The magnificent Pousada of Queluz is located on a main square opposite the Queluz Palace which was the official residence of the Portuguese royal family from 1794. This luxury hotel in Queluz formerly housed the Royal Guards while resident at the Palace. It has been beautifully renovated, maintaining much of the building's 18th century character.
The Hotel Queluz is well located for visiting Lisbon and for exploring the whole Lisbon coast. The Pousada's restaurant, the Cozinha Velha ("Old Kitchen") is located across the square from the Pousada in what were originally the Palace kitchens. This restaurant is exceptional and we highly recommend it for Portuguese regional cuisine.

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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.

Women's Travel Club Portugal Tour
Hotel Vila 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.

Women's Travel Club Portugal Tour
Pestana Palacio do Freixo

In the most unique and vibrant city of Portugal, discover the palace of the eighteenth century that, for a few days, will be your haven. Pestana Palacio do Freixo belongs to the Leading Hotels of the World and offers a unique and absolutely memorable experience, wrapped in classic luxury and filled with contemporary comfort.
Located on the river that gives life to the best wine in the world, Pestana Palacio do Freixo rises serene, between French-style gardens and granite stonework, in a contrasting and balanced dialogue that welcomes you with care and attention.

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.

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