Perfect Portugal & Mediterranean Vistas

Encounter picturesque towns, cobblestone streets, oceanfront promenades & quaint villages of perfection

From the coastal capital of Lisbon to the sunny cliffs of the Algarve, venture along Portugal’s stunning shoreline. Discover the charms of Lisbon. In Evora, step inside a medieval city with Roman ruins. Enjoy a leisurely 3-night stay in the Algarve region. Explore the soft sandy beaches and classic fishing villages. Take advantage of a free day to soak in the Portuguese sunshine and savour local flavours. See the dramatic cliffs at the Cape of St. Vincente plummeting into the crashing waves below. Encounter picturesque resort towns, winding cobblestone streets, oceanfront promenades, and quaint villages of perfection.


Your Fly, Stay & Cruise Package Includes:

  • Economy class flight from Sydney to Lisbon, returning from Rome
  • 9 day Portugal guided holiday with Collette
  • Includes 8 nights accommodation, 12 meals, airport transfers, select activities + more
  • Economy class flight from Lisbon to Barcelona
  • 2 nights accommodation in Barcelona
  • 10 night Spain, France & Italy cruise onboard Celebrity Apex
  • All onboard meals in complimentary dining venues & selected non-alcoholic beverages
  • A wide range of onboard activities & entertainment
  • Private car transfers throughout
  • Port charges, fees, gratuities onboard your cruise & airline taxes

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Tour Itinerary:

Day 1     Cascais, Portugal - Tour Begins

Ancient castles and Roman ruins, groves of lemon and almond trees, quiet whitewashed villages, and welcoming locals – Portugal is waiting for you. 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 – embrace the feeling of luxury. Tonight, join your fellow travellers for a welcome dinner.

Day 2     Cascais - Lisbon - Cascais

Embark on a panoramic Lisbon city tour and uncover the city’s most famous sights. You’ll see the Alfama District – Lisbon's oldest quarter – along with 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. Enjoy some time to discover the narrow cobblestone streets, meandering past seaside cafés or pausing to shop for ceramics, lace, and hand-woven works. You’re on your own for the remainder of the day. You may choose to join an optional experience to savour Portuguese cuisine and wine whilst local artists perform traditional Fado (UNESCO).

Day 3     Cascais - Obidos - Sintra - Cascais

Explore the picture-perfect city of Obidos, where white-washed houses sit snug within medieval city walls. Continue on to Sintra (UNESCO), a breathtaking coastal hub that served as the summer residence of Portuguese kings for six centuries. Then, it’s your choice! Explore this quaint hilltop village independently and wander through the winding streets lined with cork products and pastries -OR- venture into the National Palace of Sintra.

Day 4     Cascais - Arraiolos - Evora

Make your way through Portugal’s charming countryside. 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 5     Evora - Monsaraz - Lagos

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. From this bustling port city, many celebrated voyagers began their explorations and it was the home to the first school of the navigators. Stroll through the fortress and historic buildings as you take in the surrounding views of the Atlantic.

Day 6     Lagos

The entire day is yours to experience the incomparable Algarve on your own. Geraniums, camellias, and oleanders grow alongside fig, orange, and almond trees, whilst brightly coloured 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 visitors from all over the world.

Day 7     Lagos - Faro - Tavira - Lagos

Journey to Faro, the gateway to the Ria Formosa lagoon landscape. Explore the city’s historic centre and see the 9th-century Roman walls and its sought-after golden coastline. During lunch, discover the flavours 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. Return to Lagos for an evening at leisure.

Day 8     Lagos - Sagres - Lisbon

Discover the secrets of the 16th-century fortress at Sagres, home of Prince Henry’s School of Navigation and the “compass rose.” Stand in awe before the stunning Cape of St. Vincente, where 200-foot cliffs plunge into the Atlantic at the most southwesterly point of Europe. Bid Portugal goodbye during a dinner in Lisbon and celebrate the end of your unforgettable journey.

Day 9     Lisbon - Tour Ends

Your tour ends today.

 

Cruise Itinerary:

Date

Itinerary

Arrive

Depart

20 May 20

Barcelona, Spain

 

5.00 pm

21 May 20

Alicante, Spain

9.00 am

10.00 pm

22 May 20

At Sea

 

 

23 May 20

Seville (Cadiz), Spain

7.00 am

6.00 pm

24 May 20

Gibraltar, UK

7.00 am

5.00 pm

25 May 20

At Sea

 

 

26 May 20

Sete, France

10.00 am

6.00 pm

27 May 20

Provence (Toulon), France

7.00 am

5.00 pm

28 May 20

Florence/Pisa (La Spezia), Italy

6.00 am

8.00 pm

29 May 20

Ajaccio, Corsica

7.00 am

4.00 pm

30 May 20

Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

5.00 am

 

 

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Prices listed are based on twin occupancy in Australian Dollars, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking and shown in the lowest inside category available at the time. Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 2 October 2019 and can be withdrawn without notice. Airfares are based on economy class flights from Sydney and subject to the carriers’ flight schedules and conditions, please call us for prices from other cities. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge. Other travel conditions may apply, contact our travel team for more details.

This certificate allows two passengers to travel for the price of one excluding applicable fees and taxes on the cruise portion only. Package is available on this date and departure only. Cabin Category advertised only is available on the 241 Program – Other categories may be available at extra cost. Prices are per person  travelling together.  Airfares, Hotel, Transfers included are not based on 241program.

Perfect Portugal & Mediterranean Vistas

Destination: Europe

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

Duration: 20 Nights

Inclusions:

Accommodation Cruise Escorted Tours Fly Package Transfers

With Exchange $6,857 per person*

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