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Best of Portugal:
Great Diversity of a small Country

Porto – Evora – Algarve – Lisbon

11 days | from EUR 1,503.00 pp in dbl-room*

This trip provides an overview of the whole country which was named after your first stop: Porto. On your way south, you pass Evora, the pearl of the Alentejo and a World Heritage Site. Your southernmost destination is the Algarve, one of Europe's most beautiful coastlines. If you fancy a daytrip to southern Spain, the romantic city of Seville is only a couple of hours away. The journey ends in Lisbon, Portugals capital and biggest city.


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Day 1 to 3: Porto

Rental car pick-up
Broker: Sunny Cars
Vehicle: Mietwagen Sunnycars
Rate: Sunnycars (Stand: 15.01.2019): FG – BMW 3er STW /AC/A/4dr oder ähnlich, All-in/FF/AD
Location: Lisboa Airport

To Porto317 km | 3 hours 30 minutes

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Accommodation:
A villa in Porto2 Nights | Bed & Breakfast

The magnificent residence was built at Porto's highest point at the beginning of the 20th century in the neo-Gothic castle style. From its tower, which from afar reminds of Notre-Dame in Paris, one can enjoy great views across the old town. The listed property stands in a quiet and shady garden of palmtrees, where groups of seats invite to relax. The rooms are designed in two different styles – some classically elegant, others modern; most have their own balcony and view of the garden. In the morning breakfast with traditional Portuguese dishes is served in the impressive dining room or on the terrace above the garden. Read more→

The surreal interior seems to have emerged from another, far-away period: it doesn't take an art historian to admire the works of art made of glazed tiles and stucco, the golden mirrors and cherubs, the Tiffany lamps and antique furniture. The fact that the bathrooms with their old-fashioned tiles have not been fully modernized only contributes to the charm of the rooms. 

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Day 2: Porto

Guided TourPorto a la Carte (3-4 hours)

During the private tour through Porto, you will spend three hours with your English-speaking guide, while you will determine the pace and course of the tour yourself. There are several main destinations to choose from, some of which can also be combined:  the Torre dos Clérigos (bell tower and landmark of the city), the famous pedestrian zone Rua Santa Catarina, the old town with the cathedral, the viewpoint Serra do Pilar, the medieval quarter Ribeira, the railway station Porto São Bento or the Ponte Dom Luís I, which connects Porto with Vila Nova de Gaia. The icing on the cake is of course a glass of port wine.


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Day 3 to 5: Évora

From Porto to Evora410 km | 4 hours

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Accommodation:
A farm near Evora2 Nights | Bed & Breakfast

During the liberation of Evora in 1165, the folk hero Geraldo the Fearless is said to have hidden his famous sword on the grounds of this estate. Nearly 900 years later, history is still tangible at the country B&B situated on one of the most beautiful of the numerous farms that dot the fertile plains around Evora. The well-kept grounds include, among other things, a swimming pool. Each of the 5 bedrooms was decorated with loving care. Evora is just a 5-minute drive away.

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Day 5 to 8: Tavira

From Evora to Tavira228 km | 3 hours 30 minutes

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Accommodation:
A former monastery3 Nights | Bed & Breakfast

In Portugal, “pousada” is the term for historic buildings that have been converted into hotels. They are usually more stylish than the more functionally-designed tourist hotels. The Pousada of Tavira is located on a hill overlooking the town at the site of a former 16th century monastery for Augustinian hermits. After the earthquake of 1755, a baroque building was constructed in its place that now houses 36 rooms for hotel guests. A swimming pool with sun deck is located at the site of the former monastery garden and is still surrounded by the same centuries-old walls. The restaurant offers regional dishes influenced by the area's nearness to the ocean. 

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Day 8 to 11: Lisboa

From Tavira to Lisboa301 km | 3 hours

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Rental car drop-off
Location: Lisboa Airport

Accommodation:
A former castle kitchen in Lisbon3 Nights | Bed & Breakfast

The Solar do Castelo stands where 800 years ago the kitchens of the Alcáçova Castle were located. After the earthquake of 1755, the building, which lies within the castle walls, was rebuilt and finally converted into a unique boutique hotel in 2001. The two-story complex with a mansard roof surrounds a cosy courtyard and is enclosed by a garden. Medieval and modern elements stand in an exciting harmony.

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Day 9: Lisboa

Guided TourLissabon a la Carte (3-4 hours, german)

During the private tour through the old town of Lisbon, you determine the pace and course yourself. The start is always in the Baixa Pombalina, the part of the city that was rebuilt after the great earthquake of 1755. Then we go to the oldest part of town, the Alfama, which was the only one that survived the earthquake. On a hill, we reach a “Miradouro”, as one calls the viewing points above the old town and the river. Read more→

Afterwards there are two possibilities, which can be discussed with the guide:

1. The visit of the Mouraria, the former Moorish quarter.
2. A  trip to Belém: Take the tram (approx. EUR 5 – 7 per person) to the district where the great expeditions of the 15th and 16th centuries began. You will visit the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos (closed on Mondays), a masterpiece of the Manueline style, a Portuguese variant of the late Gothic.
The tour ends at the Torre de Belém or the Monument to the Navigators.


Additional Services

Climate Compensation Contribution
In order to compensate part of the CO2 emissions caused by your travels, we raise a voluntary donation, which is being transfered in its entirety to the Klima-Kollekte GmbH in Berlin or Wildlands South Africa. 
With your donation CO2-saving projects are supported; one example being solar cookers for Lesotho. Further information can be found at www.umfulana.com/about-umfulana/projects/climate-compensation
www.klima-kollekte.de and www.wildlands.co.za
If you wish to opt out of the Umfulana climate initiative, please note this on your booking form.

Vehicle

Company: Sunny Cars
Rate: Sunnycars (Stand: 15.01.2019): FG - BMW 3er STW /AC/A/4dr oder ähnlich, All-in/FF/AD

Services


The cost is per person based on two people sharing a double room and includes accommodation and meals per itinerary.

from USD 1,699.00*
(from EUR 1,503.00)*




You can start this tour on any date.
Best Travel Time:
April–Oct.

Upon booking this tour you will receive:
» the names, addresses and telephone numbers of each accommodation
» Your vouchers
» detailed directions to each accommodation

Please call us if you would like to request a customized itinerary, book a tour or just ask quesitons about our range of services.


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Ph.: +49 (0)2268 92298-23

Melissa Nußbaum
Ph.: +49 (0)2268 92298-57

Leslie Jalowiecki
Ph.: +49 (0)2268 92298-67

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1. Your Tour Specifications
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2. Consulting + Itinerary
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4. Payment + Travel Documents
After completion of the booking process, you will receive a confirmed itinerary. The complete travel documents will be forwarded to you on receipt of the remaining balance following payment of the deposit.

5. Tour
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