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Portugal Explorer 2019 (Cosmos Lite)

7 days with Cosmos   Rating: Budget

Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Arrive in Lisbon, Portugal.
Soak up the Capital Sights
Time to dive in and explore this capital city—easy to navigate, both on foot and with public transport. Feel free to get started enjoying Lisbon’s highlights. Hop on a ride on Tram number 28, see the Belem Tower, or take the Santa Justa Lift. Simply tap your CosmosGO app for directions and suggestions, or find a relaxing spot to soak up the rich Portuguese culture. Your Tour Director will be available in the early evening to provide suggestions on how make the most of your time throughout your tour.

Day 2 Lisbon.
Food, Glorious Food
Today, we offer the option to join us on a guided walking tour of the city, with insight into life in Lisbon in the past and in the present. If you are passionate about food, you’ll want to purchase an evening culinary experience to learn how to prepare some traditional Portuguese delicacies and the fine art of enjoying them in good company. MyCOSMOS makes it easy to secure your reservation for optional activities. (B)

Day 3 Lisbon.
A Little Night Music
Now that Lisbon has captured your heart, enjoy another full day to discover more! There are countless museums to visit, quaint cafes for lingering, or how about a romantic boat trip on the Tagus river? If you prefer to venture out into the landscapes, we suggest you join our optional excursion to Evora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At day’s end, celebrate with Lisbon’s exciting nightlife, including passionate fado music. (B)

Day 4 Lisbon—Obidos—Coimbra.
Learning from the Locals
Leaving the capital, we follow the Atlantic coast to stop in charming Obidos, a labyrinth of cobbled streets surrounded by medieval fortress walls. Later, we head to Coimbra, known for its historical university, still attracting students from around the world. This university town makes for lively nightlife, with many bars and restaurants. Go out and join the locals! (B)

Day 5 Coimbra—Oporto.
A Life of Art—A Love of Wine
Oporto’s connection with Port wine is undeniable, but that’s just one aspect of this colorful city. Built on the banks of the Douro River, it’s been an inspiration for art and culture for centuries; from traditional azulejos to graffiti, you’ll see evidence of its artistic history around every corner. We recommend our optional walking tour with a local guide, highlighting the twists, turns, and secrets of this fascinating city, including a sample of its gastronomic delicacies with lunch at a traditional winery. (B)

Day 6 Oporto.
Creative Arts and the Legend of the Cockerel
Take advantage of your time in Oporto to explore the city your way. The Tour Director is on hand with suggestions, and your CosmosGO app shows you the way. Unleash your creativity by joining an optional excursion to Barcelo, recently nominated Creative City by UNESCO for crafts and folk art. We’ll take you to a fun workshop to make your own souvenir of Portugal and learn about the legend of the cockerel, the country’s symbol. (B)

Day 7 Oporto.
Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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All This Included
Join us for à la carte touring on your escorted vacation in Portugal—home to many of history’s great explorers. With so much to see and do in this beautiful country, it’s hard to imagine why anyone would leave to discover the world! From the international flair of Lisbon, to the cobblestone charm of Obidos, to the history of Coimbra, and the wine cellars of Oporto, your Tour Director will point you in the right direction to discover a new world of your own!

Your escorted tour of Portugal begins in the capital city of Lisbon. Enjoy three nights in this dramatic seaside city, with lots of free time to dine, explore, and enjoy its nightlife. You can also choose an optional walking tour of the cobblestone streets, or find other excursions on MyCosmos. Travel along the Atlantic coast to stop within the medieval walls of Obidos on your way to lively Coimbra. Your CosmosGO mobile app is full of directions and recommendations for the best eateries and bars. On to the artistic city of Oporto, an artist’s haven and colorful ceramic tilework to the city’s famed street art and prolific graffiti. The real star of this region, of course, is its Port wine. You can reserve your space on our optional walking tour of Oporto, with lunch and wine-tasting in a local winery. Tap your CosmosGO mobile app for the best eateries and libations with optional guided tours of Portugal’s colorful and culinary delights!

  • Buffet breakfast daily
  • Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with Wi-Fi
Highlights
  • Free Time to Explore in Lisbon, Obidos, Coimbra, Oporto
  • CosmosGO Download our app for flight schedules, daily itineraries, hotel/transfer details, and suggestions for restaurants, entertainment, and sightseeing.
  • MyCOSMOS Personalize your tour with hand-selected excursions available for purchase. 
Accommodations
Lisbon: Roma
Coimbra: Hotel D. Luis
Porto: Tryp Centro or Tryp Porto Expo
Pre and Post Add-ons
Extra nights per person in Lisbon:
in single room $79-$85, in twin $48-$57, in triple $45-$52

Extra nights per person in Oporto:
in single room $151, in twin $86, in triple $73
Notes
  • The price of a Cosmos Lite tour does not include optional excursions, which may be purchased before or during the trip. The price also does not include baggage handling.
  • No triple room reduction.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.