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About Designer Vacations
Vacations designed for discerning travelers who prefer to travel independently, combining hosted stays in cities featuring escorted local sightseeing tours, with some self driving to the countryside, perhaps with added special services.
In addition to the itineraries featured, we offer a variety 'Special Interest' packages and other distinctive itineraries, which are designed to give you a different prospective of these delightful countries.
About this Tour  
Classical Portugal  
1 Days / 9 Nights
Lisbon (3 nts) / Obidos (1 nt) / Coimbra (1 nt) / Evora (1 nt) / Algarve (3 nts)
• Arrival transfer in Lisbon
• Half day tour of Lisbon
• Half day tour of Estorol, Sintra and Cascais
• Car rental for 6 days (days 5-11)

Tour / Package Extensions, Local Sightseeing Tours, Car Rental and/or other services can be arranged, subject to availability and price alteration.

A hosted stay in Lisbon with escorted tours of the local highlights, is followed by a self-drive tour of the central part of Portugal. You will visit the walled town of Obidos, the ancient university town of Coimbra and the historic town of Evora, as well as many other attractions along the way. In the countryside you will stay at Pousadas and Special Hotels with unique characteristics. After all the sightseeing you can relax at a beach resort in the Algarve.

Suggested Intinerary
  Day 1 - USA/Lisbon
Overnight flight.
    Day 7 - Coimbra / Evora
Depart early in the morning to visit the historic town of Tomar, continue to Castelo de Vide to see Portugal's best preserved Jewish Quarter, then the historic town of Estremoz.
  Day 2 - Lisbon
Early morning arrival. Transfer to your hotel.
    Day 8 - Evora / Algarve
Morning free in the historic city of Evora, where you can see the Roman temple of Diana at the Museum and the Gothic Cathedral at your own pace. In the afternoon a leisurely drive through the agricultural Alentejo region to the Algarve where you will stay for the rest of the tour. (B, D)
  Day 3 - Lisbon
Morning city tour of Lisbon, including visits to the Royal Coach Museum, Belem Tower and Jeronimos Monastery. Afternoon free.
    Day 9 - Algarve
Today drive along the beautiful Algarve coast and visit the historic town of Lagos and Cape St. Vincent in Sagres, to see the nautical school of Prince Henry "The Navigator".
  Day 4 - Lisbon / Sintra / Lisbon
Morning tour visiting the historic town of Sintra and the resort area of Estoril/Cascais. Afternoon free.
    Day 10 - Algarve
Day of relaxation to enjoy one of Algarve's great beaches and perhaps play a round of golf or a game of tennis.
  Day 5 - Lisbon / Obidos
Morning pick-up of the rented car at your hotel. Visit the Monastery of Alcobaca, the typical fishing village of Nazare, the Monastery of Batalha and Fatima's world famous Sanctuary and overnight at the walled town of Obidos.
    Day 11 - Algarve / U.S.A.
Early morning departure to Faro for a short flight, connecting to your return flight to USA
  Day 6 - Obidos / Coimbra
Today in addition to seeing the town of Coimbra, famous for its ancient University, a visit to the nearby Roman Ruins of Conimbriga is recommended.
Hotels Featured     Package Features
No.of Nts   Location   Hotel Name   Category
  Lisbon   Tivoli Lisboa  
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  Obidos   Estalagem do Convento  
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  Coimbra   Bussaco Palace  
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  Evora   Pousada Evora  
* * * * *
  Algarve   Tivoli Marinotel  
* * * * *
  Lisbon   Mundial  
  Obidos   Pousada Palmela  
  Coimbra   Quinta das Lagrimas  
  Evora   Cartuxa  
  Algarve   Ampalius  
Other hotels can be booked, subject to availability and price alteration.

• Round Trip Airfare.
• Accommodation for 9 nights, at the Hotels and Pousadas listed.
• Continental breakfast daily.
• Escorted sightseeing tours, as per the itinerary.
• Car rental for 6 days, with Auto Jardim, including unlimited mileage, tax and CDW insurance. Based on: Group A - 2 persons Group B - 3 persons Group C - 4/5 persons Car upgrade available upon request.
• Accommodation taxes and service charges.
• Tourist guide-books and a road map.
• Services of the local Skyline Representatives.

Daily Departures

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