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Nancy Horner Presents Affordable Educational Group Trips

Discover Portugal (May 14 – 23, 2019)


Discover Portugal
May 14 – 23, 2019

Discover Portugal, a small European gem steeped in history from the Age of Discovery (1400-1600)   with its trendy modern-day food and wine scene.  Positioned on the Atlantic coastline and surrounded by Spain, Portugal has its own unique language and culture based on land, sea, and former wealth as a world power.

We start with a visit to the capital city of Lisbon where we discover the various quarters of the city taking in the architecture and beautiful tile facades, sweeping views over the city and sea, and visit monuments and museums as we retrace the history of powerful Portugal in its heyday.  We’ll take a day trip to Sintra, the nearby summer getaway spot of Portugal’s kings.   Enjoy a visit to the Pena Palace as well as castle ruins, lush tropical gardens and perhaps a little time for shopping.

Then, on to Porto with a rest stop in the small, picturesque, seaside village of Nazare.  We spend the next several days discovering Porto and the Douro River.  We’ll orient ourselves to Porto with a tuk-tuk tour and have another chance to ride trolleys, cable cars, and a funicular just like we did in Lisbon.  Porto is known worldwide as the home of Port wine.  We’ll discover how Port is made, cruise the Douro River where the grapes are grown and do some tasting.

Discover Portugal Itinerary Overview

Day 1 Depart Portland
Day 2 Arrive in Lisbon, Portugal.   Panoramic city tour enroute to the hotel.  Orientation walk.
Day 3  Discover Lisbon tour including Belem area monuments.    Welcome Dinner.
Day 4 Day trip to Sintra
Day 5 Free Day
Day 6 Private motor coach drive to Porto with stop in Nazare
Day 7 Discover Porto tour with Port wine tasting
Day 8 Discover the Douro River Valley
Day 9 Free Day   Farwell dinner and Fado
Day 10 Depart for home or independent travel
  • Double occupancy $2699 per person  Single occupancy $3425
  • Air priced separately at market rate
  • Includes 8 nights hotel with daily breakfast, entrance fees per itinerary, group ground transportation
  • Non-refundable deposit of $300 to reserve a space.  Final payments due March 1, 2019.

Nancy Horner
Chalante Travels
2545 NW Mildred St.
503 680 4339
Portland, OR 97210

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