The Rhythms of Portugal (E9583-30)
Lisbon and Porto, Portugal
Find Fado and Sumptuous Food in Portugal (Europe) for Three Nights at PortoBay Marques in Lisbon and Three Nights at PortoBay Hotel Teatro in Porto for Two, Including Lisbon Walking Food Tour, Fado Show and Dinner, First-Class Train Transportation from Lisbon to Porto, Porto Walking Food Tour, E-bike Tour of Porto (Land Only)
Nestled between Spain and the Atlantic Ocean, it's no surprise that Portugal has abundant seafood and beautiful beaches - and those aren't the only two reasons to visit! With the oldest borders in Europe and an exceptional range of varied landscapes unfolding from the coastline to the lush vineyards of the Douro River Valley and further still to the mountainous green interior, Portugal offers tons of leisure activities and a unique cultural heritage, where tradition and modernity blend together in perfect harmony. Feast on the superb cuisine as you taste and tour your way through Lisbon and Porto, feel the mournful tunes of Fado music, and soak up all that your private guides have to impart on your tours!
Your private half-day Lisbon walking and tasting tour experience will connect you with locals through food, culture and tradition! This is an interactive tasting tour full of flavors and discoveries, guided by an expert, in which you will explore old and vibrant neighborhoods, learn about the history and the stories of Lisbon, and visit beautiful old stores and other unique venues while you taste the local flavors. On this walking tour, you will pass through streets and visit places of historical and gastronomical significance, stopping at those with the most character, charm and highest standards of quality.
Lisbon is known for its vibrant and dynamic nightlife, and you'll get to participate in one of its classic variations! Get ready for a unique experience of savoring an incredible dinner while listening to Fado, Portugal's popular music that's recognized by its expressive and profoundly melancholic character. An English-speaking chauffeur will pick you up in private transportation to take you to the venue and return you to the hotel at the end of dinner and Fado show.
During your time in Lisbon, you'll stay at the four-star PortoBay Marques, a pristine boutique hotel in a great central location right next to Avenida da Liberdade. Relax on the rooftop terrace in the plunge pool and the solarium, or head indoors for the sauna and steam bath. Set on Rua Duque de Palmela, the hotel is right around the corner from Marquês de Pombal square, and just a few steps away from Avenida da Liberdade, a pleasant walk from the city's main attractions.
After railway transfers to Porto, you'll get to immerse yourself in the culture, history and (most importantly) the cuisine of the foodie city of Porto! Your private half-day food and cultural walking tour of Porto focuses on the gastronomy and tradition of Porto. Discover the local markets, the specialty grocery stores, the traditional eateries, the people who make it all happen and the secrets behind the recipes! At the same time, your guide will help you understand the city as you are taken to the backstreets, as well as the main monuments, where you'll learn insights on architecture, history, and of life as a Portuense. Taste the food throughout the tour, and finish your journey with a tasting of a port wine.
With the help of electric power, you will embark on an awesome bike trip through the main highlights of the historical center of Porto, and get to know a charming city, considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Your private half-day E-bike tour takes you to the incredible year-round experiences Porto has to offer its visitors, including magnificent monuments and historic landmarks that augment the city's exceptional identity.
The PortoBay Hotel Teatro is a four-star hotel located in the theater district, right in the historical center of the city on Rua Sá da Bandeira. Find comfort and relaxation among the subtle decor featuring Nordic elements and natural fabrics. The hotel is just a few steps from the city's main attractions including São Bento Station, Clérigos Tower, Porto Cathedral, Avenida dos Aliados, Lello Bookshop, Bolhão Market and the well-known Cais da Ribeira, the Douro riverfront.
Your trip for two includes: • 3 nights accommodations at PortoBay Marques in Lisbon • 3 nights accommodations at PortoBay Hotel Teatro Hotel in Porto • Daily breakfast • 5 hour private walking food tour in Lisbon, including tastings • A dinner with Fado music, including return transfers from dinner to hotel • 4 hour private walking food tour in Porto • 3 hour private E-bike tour in Porto, including tastings • Private roundtrip airport transfers with English speaking guide • Private transfer from Lisbon hotel to Lisbon train station and from Porto train station to Porto hotel • First Class train travel between Lisbon and Porto • All room-related taxes (including VAT) • Free concierge reservation service
PACKAGE NUMBER: E9583-30
TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Travel package is non-refundable and subject to availability. Certificates/gift cards cannot be replaced. Passport required for travel outside the U.S. Hotels may be substituted with equal or similar accommodations. Local city taxes are the responsibility of the traveler and are required to be paid directly to hotel. Tours and excursions run on specific days of the week and at specific times. Travel is valid for 18 months from date of issue. A minimum 45 day advance reservation is required