10 days in Portugal
for less than $2,300 including air
November 30 - December 9, 2021
This is a Collette tour organized especially for our club and a sister club.
Join us as we travel on a 10 Day luxury tour to Portugal - all for an incredible price! We'll see all that this incredible country has to offer - from the ancient city of Lisbon, to the rugged coastline, and picturesque landscapes. Of course we'll try their wines and feast on their incredibly unique cuisine. This is an unbelievable price for 10 days including air, and spots are limited. Trip features limited hotel moves, so you can unpack and enjoy.
Round trip airfare from Nashville to Lisbon
All transportation in country
Luxury hotels throughout the tour
12 meals: 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
Guided tours of Lisbon, Belem, Obidos, and Sentra
Winery visit and tasting
Cork factory visit
4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
$2,298 per person, double occupancy
$75 optional Algarves Coastal Cruise on the Bay of Lagos
$120 optional night of Fado in Lisbon (cultural music event)
$649 optional 5 day / 3 night Porto pre-trip extension
$1,299 optional 5 day / 4 night Madeira Island post-trip extension
$600 to reserve. Balance by October 1. For a full brochure with complete trip details, RSVP below.
Day 1: Overnight flight from BNA to Lisbon
Day 2: Say hello to the Portuguese Riviera, your home for the next three nights. With mansions scattered about Cascais and Monte Estoril – all hinting at its history as a haven for exiled European royals and nobility. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner.
Day 3: Embark on a panoramic Lisbon city tour and uncover the city’s most famous sights. Travel to Belem where you’ll see the Belem Tower (UNESCO World Heritage site), and the Monument to the Discoveries. Step into the past at the 16th-century Jerónimos Monastery (UNESCO) and Lisbon’s Maritime Museum, which offers a glimpse into the country’s naval achievements.
Day 4: Explore the picture-perfect city of Obidos, where white-washed houses sit snug within medieval city walls. Continue on to Sintra (UNESCO), a breathtaking hub that served as the summer residence of Portuguese kings for six centuries. Explore this quaint hilltop village independently and wander through the winding streets lined with cork products and pastries.
Day 5: Visit Arraiolos, known as the “village of rugs,” and delve into the history and art of Portuguese tapestries. Visit a local cork factory, where you’ll learn about the product’s importance to the local economy and why Portugal is the world’s top cork producer. Your journey then takes you to Evora (UNESCO) – the “Museum City of Portugal.” In addition to Evora’s 2nd-century Roman temple to Diana, this medieval walled city is also the home to the mysterious 16th-century Chapel of Bones. Indulge in full-bodied wines from the Alentejo region during a winery tour and tasting.
Day 6: Journey to the stunning coasts of the Algarve - the southernmost region of Portugal. On the way, pause to take in the dramatic vistas from the village of Monsaraz. Then, explore the historic resort town of Lagos, where Moorish and Renaissance influences meet towering seaside cliffs.
(incl. breakfast and dinner)
Day 7: The entire day is yours to experience the incomparable Algarve on your own.
Day 8: Journey to Faro, the capital of the Algarve. Explore the city’s historic center and see the 9th-century city walls. During lunch, discover the flavors of the region as a local chef highlights Algarve gastronomy during a cooking demonstration. Enjoy a tasting menu featuring iconic dishes of the region complete with local liquors and pastries. Continue to Tavira, an ancient Moorish city that blends traditional architecture with sandy beaches and a modern atmosphere.
(incl. breakfast and lunch)
Day 9: En route to Lisbon, make a stop in Azeitao, a charming agricultural village known for red wine, olive trees and beautiful country estates. Meet local artisans at a family-run shop and learn how the famous hand-painted Portuguese tiles, azulejos, are made. Bid Portugal goodbye during a dinner in Lisbon and celebrate the end of your unforgettable journey.
(incl. breakfast and dinner)
Day 10: Fly home with memories for a lifetime.
Day 2-4 - Vila Gale Hotel, Cascais
Day 5 - Vitoria Stone Hotel, Evora
Day 6-8 - Vila Gale Lagos, Algarve
Day 9 - Turim Marques Hotel, Lisbon
We'll be visiting the picturesque southern half of Portugal, with optional add-on excursions to Port and Madeira Island.
At every turn, you'll see a unique view of the country's coastline up close.
You'll see plenty of seals, sunning themselves, playing, and fishing.
Vila Gale, Cascais
This is the hotel for the first leg of our adventure.
Vila Gale double room
This is a photo of a typical double room. Most rooms also have an equally large living area attached.
You'll fall in love with this fascinating city, with it's many architectural influences.