Portugal Oporto

The Heart of Portugal

Travel with us to explore the heart of Portugal with stays in Porto, Coimbra, and Lisbon.

Visit opulent Porto with its maze of medieval streets and riverside charm. Enjoy the fascinating mix of edgy public art and historic buildings. Beautiful lookouts afford fabulous views over the colourful city and out to the sea.  Wander the medieval streets of Obidos and Guimaraes and the historic university town of Coimbra. Delve into the ancient city of Lisbon with its postcard-perfect views from the heights of the city’s seven hills and white-domed churches and ancient buildings to admire in the cobbled streets. Portugal is tradition, history, and idyllic scenery!

Portugal barcelo_roosterMay 17 to May 27, 2018    Only 5 places available!
Cost (per person): CA $4995 based on 15 participants
CA $5495 (per person) based on 10 – 14 participants
Taxes and Gratuities (per person): CA $275
Single supplement CA $1150

Roommate match program available.
If you are travelling on your own and would like to share accommodation, we would be happy to try to match you with a suitable roommate.
If we are unable to do so, the single cost applies.

Past Passenger Discount    $100 off tour price
Bring a Friend         $100 off tour price

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Group Size:
10 – 16 participants 

Host: Shannon Violo has been with the company since it’s inception many years ago.  Mother of 16yr old twin girls and a grand passion for travel, culture, photography and cooking have inspired her to also become a tour leader with the Women’s Travel Network.  Shannon has spent most of her career as an executive assistant then chose to go back to school successfully completing her bar exam and obtaining her license to practice law as a paralegal.  Although she still practices law her true passion for travel has motivated her to lead tours and enrich other women’s lives by offering them a safe, intuitive, confident leader to accompany them on the trip of their dreams.  She has been to 10 countries, living as a local for 2 months in Venezuela and 4 months in central Italy.  Prior to her stay in Italy she taught herself how to speak, read and write in Italian allowing her to fully experience all that Italy had to offer.  She has a natural ability when dealing with clients, offering a warm energy that most people feel drawn to.  Shannon is looking forward to building relationships with all of our beautiful travellers!

Portugal LisbonSignature Moments:

  • Exploring Lisbon’s bohemian areas
  • Listening to the soulful sounds of traditional Fado
  • Delve into traditional markets
  • Sampling wines in the vineyards and cellars
  • See the glamorous sea-side towns of Sintra and Cascais

Trip Highlights:

  • Lisbon city tour, including Belem Tower, Jeronimos Monastery
  • Excursion to Sintra, one of the loveliest mountain village, including a tour of the fairy tale castle Castelo da Pena
  • Visit  Fatima, famous for its shrine to the Virgin Mary and a world-renowned pilgrimage site
  • Explore the the fishing village of Nazaré 
  • Portugal tower of BelémExplore the routes that lead down to the mouths of the rivers Minho, Lima, and Cávado including the town of Guimares and Barcelo 
  • Enjoy a fabulous Portuguese ‘Fado’ dinner with live players and singer
  • Visit Aveiro, known as the Venice of Portugal and Serra do Buçaco with its lush forest made up of more than 700 different plant species
  • Visit Coimbra, famous for its university (one of the oldest in Europe) and home to the ‘Biblioteca Joanina’,
  • Enjoy a wine-tasting at a local vineyard
  • Take a full day tour to the Douro region, including a port tasting with a local producer
  • Delve into Porto’s Saturday market

What’s Included:

  • Arrival/departure transfers if arriving and departing with the group
  • Transportation via private coach
  • Accommodation in twin occupancy, 4 nights Porto Hotel Teatro, 1 night Coimbra Tryp hotel, 5 nights Lisbon Hotel San Lisboa (or similar)
  • Meals: 10 breakfasts, 10 dinners
  • Portugal- duoro riverAll activities and entrance fees
  • Services of Professional Cruise Director
  • Gratuities for local guides, drivers, hotel and group meals (as indicated above)
  • All taxes as indicated above
  • Services of your Womens Travel Network tour leader

Not Included:

  • International airfare from you home to Porto /return from Lisbon
  • items of a personal nature
  • Portugal Bom Jesus SanctuaryMeals other than those mentioned above
  • Travel Insurance
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Any item not mentioned in the “included features” above
  • Additional arrangements required due to any emergency or other situation

 

Payment Details:
A non-refundable deposit of CA$500 per person is required to reserve a space on this tour. 
A second deposit of CA$1000 will be required six months prior to departure 
Final payment is due 90 days prior to departure

The Womens Travel Network was founded by Debbie Ross, who provides the inspiration for women only small group trips as well as some mixed company trips.  The WTN is affiliated with Worldwide Quest, a TICO Travel Agency, that provides all of the trip logistics, trip designs and details, and also looks after the entire booking process and client care before, during and after your travels.

For Reservations, To Request a Detailed Itinerary or to Discuss the Trip details contact:
Worldwide Quest
491 King St. E, Toronto ON, M5A 1L9
Call:     416-633-5666 or 1-800-387-1483
Email:  travel@worldwidequest.com or Kerry@worldwidequest.com
Website: www.worldwidequest.com

For Information about the Womens Travel Network
Call: 905-771-8338 or 1-888-419-0118
Email:  info@womenstravelnetwork.ca
Website: www.womenstravelnetwork.ca

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