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Travel to Portugal with the Ventura Chamber

Portugal

The Ventura Chamber of Commerce and Collette Travel presents

SUNNY PORTUGAL
Estoril Coast, Alentejo & Algarve
with Optional Madeira Island Post Tour Extension
Travel Dates: October 31- November 9, 2017

Ventura Chamber of Commerce Collette Travel

DON’T MISS THIS UNFORGETTABLE TRIP! Book now!

Portugal’s rich culture is waiting for you! Overnight among vineyards and farmland in the heart of the Alentejo region; stop in historic Evora (known as the “Museum City of Portugal”; ) venture to Lagos, where Prince Henry the Navigator began his explorations; discover the secrets of the 16th-century fortress at Sagres; visit Fatima, the world-famous Marian pilgrimage site — and so much more. Other highlights include Cascais, Lisbon, Fado Dinner Show, Sintra, Obidos, Fatima, Evora, Monsaraz, Alentejo Countryside Stay, Sagres, Lagos, Faro, Algarve, Cork Factory, Azeitao, 2 Winery Tours, 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

See the itinerary (below) or online brochure for details. 14 meals (8 breakfasts, 6 dinners) are included in the cost. Ready to book? Download the registration form now!

Rates – Book by May 1 and save $200 per person!

  • Double $3,189* (after May 1: $3,389)
  • Single $3,489 (after May 1: $3,689)
  • Triple $3,159 (after May 1: $3,359)
  • Upgrade your in-flight experience with Elite Airfare with additional rate of $3,790 (Business Class)

* All rates are per person and are subject to change, based on air inclusive package from LAX. Limited availability. All space is on a first come, first served basis.

Included in price: Round trip air from Los Angeles International Airport, air taxes and fees/surcharges, hotel transfers

Not included in price: Cancellation waiver and insurance of $280 per person

Important conditions: Your price is subject to increase prior to the time you make full payment. Your price is not subject to increase after you make full payment, except for charges resulting from increases in government-imposed taxes or fees. Once deposited, you have 7 days to send us written consumer consent or withdraw consent and receive a full refund. (See registration form for consent.) See more information for details.

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Itinerary

DAY 1 | October 31: Overnight Flight
Portugal — a historic land of great explorers — is waiting for your own exploration. Discover ancient castles, Roman ruins, groves of lemon and almond trees, quiet whitewashed villages, and kind, gentle people.

DAY 2 | November 1: Cascais, Portugal – Tour Begins
Your tour opens in Cascais, a scenic coastal resort on the “Portuguese Riviera” and your home for three nights. The mansions scattered about Cascais and nearby Monte Estoril hint at its history as a haven for exiled European royals and nobility. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner. Included meal: dinner

DAY 3 | November 2: Choice of Lisbon Panoramic City Tour or Alfama District Walking Tour
This morning it’s your choice! You may choose to join a panoramic Lisbon city tour by coach featuring Jeronimo’s Monastery (a UNESCO World Heritage site), Belem Tower (UNESCO), the Monument to the Discoveries, and capped off with a visit to the National Museum of Coaches. Or, perhaps you will choose to take a walking tour of the historic Alfama District, Lisbon’s most symbolic quarter: step back in time as you explore this residential neighborhood which is considered a village within a city; stroll through its medieval alleys, narrow streets and small squares; pass by beautiful churches and whitewashed houses with tile panels and wrought-iron balconies adorned with pots of flowers; then, climb the hill to explore the castle that has the most breathtaking panorama of the city. Later, enjoy leisure time in Cascais. Stroll its narrow cobblestone streets, walk the wide oceanside promenade or shop for ceramics, lace, filigree, hand woven works and tapestries. This evening, savor excellent Portuguese cuisine and wine while local artists perform the traditional Fado (UNESCO). (Please note: the Alfama District walking tour is mostly uphill. Participants need to be in good physical condition. It is not recommended for guests with respiratory issues, heart issues or walking difficulties.) Included meals: breakfast, dinner

DAY 4 | November 3: Cascais – Sintra – Obidos – Fatima – Cascais
Begin your day exploring the picturesque town of Sintra (UNESCO), the favorite summer residence of Portuguese kings for six centuries. Travel to Portugal’s beautiful “Silver Coast,” a spectacular region filled with sleepy villages, rich vineyards and age-old castles. Proceed to picture-perfect Obidos where white washed houses are held snug by medieval city walls. Later, visit Fatima, the world-famous Marian pilgrimage site. Included meal: breakfast

DAY 5 | November 04: Cascais – Evora – Monsaraz – Alentejo
Travel through beautiful Portuguese countryside and stop in historic Evora (UNESCO), known as the “Museum City of Portugal.” Inside this medieval walled city lies a 2nd-century Roman temple to Diana. Next, journey to the hilltop, walled village of Monsaraz, a “jewel in the crown” of the Alentejo. This small medieval town has carefully preserved its original charm. From the 13th-century castle you’ll enjoy amazing panoramic views of the countryside. Then, indulge in a winery tour and a tasting of the full-bodied character of the region’s wines. Enjoy your stay in the heart of Alentejo’s countryside during an overnight at a country resort set among 3,000 acres of farm land, vineyards and cork trees. Included meals: breakfast, dinner

DAY 6 | November 5: Alentejo – Sagres – Lagos – Algarve
Travel to the famous Algarve and discover the secrets of the 16th-century fortress at Sagres, home of Prince Henry’s School of Navigation and the “compass rose.” You will also garner magnificent views of beautiful Cape of St. Vincente where 200-foot cliffs plunge into the Atlantic at the most southwesterly point of Europe. Next, explore the historic resort town of Lagos, where Moorish and Renaissance influences abound. Here, the famous voyager, Prince Henry the Navigator, began his explorations and from the harbor, Vasco da Gama sailed in 1499 on his epic voyage of discovery. Stroll through the fortress and historic buildings while taking in the surrounding ocean views during some leisure time. Included meals: breakfast, dinner

DAY 7 | November 6: Algarve
The entire day is yours to independently experience the beautiful Algarve. Geraniums, camellias and oleanders grow alongside fig, orange and almond trees while brightly colored fishing boats bob on the seas. Protected by hills to the north and warmed by the sea, the Algarve’s mild climate and beautiful beaches attract vacationers from all over the world. Included meal: breakfast

DAY 8 | November 7: Algarve – Faro – São Brás de Alportel – Algarve
Journey to Faro, gateway to the Ria Formosa protected lagoon landscape. Explore the city’s historic center with 9th-century Roman walls, dramatic golden coastline, and its archaeological and architectural gems. In historic São Brás de Alportel, a presentation by a local liqueur maker is followed by a tasting of some of the many varieties produced in the region. Portugal is the world’s number one producer of cork. Visit a local cork factory to learn about its importance to the local economy and its many uses. Your day comes to an end with dinner featuring local delicacies and wine. Included meals: breakfast, dinner

DAY 9 | November 8: Algarve – Azeitao – Lisbon
En route to Lisbon, make a stop in Azeitao, a charming agricultural village known for red wine, olive trees and beautiful country estates. Spend time at the centuries-old Jose Maria da Fonseca Winery. Embark on a tour followed by a tasting of local wines, including moscatel. Next, meet local artisans at a family-run shop that demonstrates how azulejos, the famous hand-painted Portuguese tiles, are made. Later, bid “adeus” to Portugal during a dinner celebrating the end of a wonderful tour. Included meals: breakfast, dinner

DAY 10 | November 9: Lisbon – Tour Ends
Your tour comes to a close today. Included meal: breakfast
See below for an option to extend this vacation!

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Extend your vacation with optional 5-day Madeira Island post-tour extension!

  • Rate: $1,399 per person, double, land & air inclusive
  • 5 Meals: 4 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner
  • Extensions are subject to availability and applicable charges at time of request.
  • A minimum of 4 passengers is required for this extension to operate.
  • During your extension, your local guide will provide included sightseeing services and will be available via a local office at other times.
  • This extension requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven grounds and cobblestone streets.

DAY 10 | Lisbon – Funchal, Madeira – Monte – Botanical Garden
Fly to Madeira Island, the “pearl of the Atlantic.” Madeira boasts a subtropical climate, majestic mountain ranges and volcanic caves. Stop in Monte, perched on the hills overlooking Funchal. Visit the Botanical Garden of Madeira with its vast collection of more than 2,500 plants from all continents. Discover Madeira’s history during a leisurely paced tour of Funchal’s charming plazas, colonial mansions, 15th-century cathedral and local market.

DAY 11 | Funchal – Câmara de Lobos – Cabo Girão – São Vicente – Porto Moniz
Visit Câmara de Lobos, a traditional village with a wonderful bay. Continue along mountain roads, passing banana plantations and vineyards, en route to Cabo Girão, the world’s second highest cliff. São Vicente, a charming agricultural town, offers dramatic views. Explore the lively fishing village of Porto Moniz, renowned for its natural volcanic pools. Included meal: breakfast

DAY 12 | Funchal – Ribeiro Frio – Santana
Wind through the mountains to Poiso to visit the island’s third highest point — Pico do Arieiro. Then it’s your choice! At Ribeiro Frio (Cold River), you may choose to explore a fascinating trout farm and the surrounding natural beauty. Or, perhaps you will choose to join an exhilarating “levada walk” (approximately 45 minutes on a flat surface) and follow the paths that run along the water channels that flow through the mountains. Later, continue to Santana, a village characterized by small triangular homes thatched with straw. Visit a family-owned embroidery shop for a first-hand look at this delicate craft. This is followed by a tasting of world-famous Madeira wine. Celebrate your Madeira adventure with a traditional dinner known as espetada. Folk dancers and music entertain as you feast on a local dish of beef marinated in herbs and cooked over an open fire. Included meals: breakfast, dinner

DAY 13 | Funchal – Lisbon
Return to Lisbon and spend the remainder of the day at leisure. Included meal: breakfast

Day 14 | Lisbon – Tour Ends
Included meal: breakfast

Please note

  • Single accommodations are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis.
  • To complete your tour, we include roundtrip airport-to-hotel transfers when purchasing our airfare with your tour. If you have arranged for your own air, we are pleased to provide you the option of purchasing these transfers. Please note that all transfers will leave at prescheduled times.
  • This tour requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven grounds and cobblestone streets.
  • Air passengers will arrive into Lisbon, Portugal airport. All transfers will depart from Lisbon airport for Cascais (approximately a 40 minute drive).
  • Please be advised many airlines do not provide advance seat assignments until check- in at the airport. Advance seating will be subject to the airline’s terms and conditions.
  • Economy air rate and schedule are applicable for groups of 10 or more traveling on the same flights and dates.
  • A deposit of $500 per person is due upon reservation. If you purchase our Travel Protection Plan, the deposit is only $250 per person plus the cost of the Insurance. Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis. Reservations made after the deposit due date of April 24, 2017 are based upon availability. Final payment due by September 01, 2017. Deposits are refundable up until May 01, 2017.
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