Portugal

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Overview

Combine hot summers and mild winters with an exceptional range of landscapes, miles and stretches of fabulous beaches, numerous leisure activities and unique cultural heritage, and you get Portugal: your perfect holiday destination any time of the year.

With its colorful medieval villages, cities that bream with ancient and contemporary attractions, its charming seaside towns, its ancient castles and palaces and a rich architectural and archaeological heritage, Portugal is a real treat for all. What makes it even more alluring is its scrumptious cuisine, its fine wine collections and its hospitable people who will definitely help you get the best out of your trip whatever you end up doing. 

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Important information

3 Main Attractions: Douro River, Pena Palace, Monument to the Discoveries

Culture Norms: Portuguese do not use a lot of body gestures. Do not be overly demonstrative with hand gestures or body language. Beckon someone with the palm of your hand down and fingers or whole hand waving (as patting someone on the head). Never point with your finger.

Prices of Necessities: Bottle of water – 1.1 $, coffee – 1.4 $, average restaurant meal for 2 persons – 38 $

Emergency Numbers: Police, Ambulance & Fire Brigade 112

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Precautions

Vaccinations: Hepatitis A vaccination recommended to travelers spending time in rural areas. Hepatitis B vaccination recommended for all travelers. Influenza vaccination recommended for all travellers from November through April. Two doses of MMR vaccinations are recommended for travelers born after 1956 if not previously taken.

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Currency

Name: Euro

Symbol: €

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Location: Porto, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours

In this unique tour you’ll have the chance to visit Braga, one of the oldest religious cities in the world and also the sanctuaries that constitute the faith triangle: the Cathedral and the Sanctuaries of Sameiro and Bom Jesus. After a delicious lunch (included in the tour) you will visit Guimarães, the cradle of Portugal with its unique historic center–UNESCO World Heritage.

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This trip is shared with other travelers from SC (or its partners); included tour guides and transportation are for the entire group.
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Location: Porto, Portugal
Duration: 4 hours

Enjoy a nice evening walk through Fado history. Experience the unique attest of Port Wine with a port wine drink before dinner. Enjoy live performance of Fado with dinner included

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Location: Porto, Portugal
Duration: 9 hours

Vinho Verde is a wine with unique characteristics and flavors. From the 12thC, there were the stirrings of wine culture. Viticulture will have remained incipient until the 12th-13thC, when wine has become a definite part of people’s lives in Entre-Douro-e-Minho. You will explore this culture on this tour with a visit to two wine farms!

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Location: Óbidos, Portugal
Duration: 5.5 hours

Enjoy a visit to this amazing medieval village! The interactive guide will be your traveling companion who will tell you of the village's true stories and its main points of interest, as well as the most guarded curiosities and the most interesting sights to see. The decision of what to visit and the time you'd spend at each attraction will be yours: scroll along the walls, taste a ginjinha liquer, feel the perfume of flowers that decorate the narrow streets… it's all yours to see! Discover it at your own pace!

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Location: Porto, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours

Starting in Porto, take a train to Lisbon and enjoy a guided tour of the city. In Lisbon, you will have the opportunity to visit places rich in tradition and culture as you discover the streets and squares of the capital of Portugal. Visit the Tower of Belem, and the Monument to the Discoveries as well as Alfama and Rossio. If you are not visiting on a Monday, you can visit the Jerónimos Monastery and the National Coache Museum. If, however, you are visiting on a Monday, you can visit the National Palace of Ajuda instead.

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Departure time is fixed and prices are calculated based on max capacity, so they are fixed and per person.
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