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Minnie Poon
II was born in Hong Kong, a city where East truly meets West, and moved to Canada with my family when I was 12 years old. Growing up in two such different countries really inspired my interest in different cultures. Over the years I have discovered that the best way to learn about another culture is to appreciate their food, and the best way to do this is to visit a country, meet the local people, try different restaurants and taste authentic local dishes! I returned to China after school to work as a tour guide, and was lucky enough to see much of the country, from the cities of Beijing, Shanghai and Hangzhou to some stunning UNESCO World Heritage sites, including Macao, Fujian and even Zhangjiajie in Hunan province, which inspired the floating “Hallelujah Mountains” in the movie ‘Avatar’. Since moving back to Canada I have travelled further afield to Peru, Turkey, Hungary, Austria, the Czech Republic and Barbados, to name but a few places. I am really looking forward to visiting other destinations in South America, the Caribbean and Europe, and I look forward to helping you to visit the destinations of your dreams.
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Description
See the best of Central and Northern Portugal in this 8-day tour. Visit some of the country’s most impressive sites, including the UNESCO heritage site of Porto. This journey takes you to cities where you will have the opportunity to sample Portugal’s fine food and drink, learn about its long and interesting past and enjoy its beautiful scenery as you travel from Lisbon through the picturesque north of the country.
Tour Highlights
Visit Lisbon and its monuments and the medieval quarters
Tour Aveiro, the city of canals, also known as the “Portuguese Venice”
Explore Porto, Portugal’s second city and an UNESCO World Heritage Site
See Coimbra and its famous university
   

Scenic Portugal 08 Days


DAY
1
LISBON (ARRIVAL) - OBIDOS
Welcome to Portugal! Upon arrival pick up your car from Budget by Avis car-hire desk at Lisbon Airport. Drive to the north of Lisbon to the medieval walled town of Óbidos. Óbidos is known by its typical white houses, flowered windows and narrow streets paved with beautiful stone. During your stay in Óbidos enjoy the area with its beautiful landscape and national Monuments in nearby Batalha, Alcobaça and picturesque fishing town of Nazaré.
Overnight in Óbidos
Approximate travel distance: 55 miles/ 90 km.



DAY
2
OBIDOS – PORTO (B-/-/)
Today you will drive from Óbidos to Porto town. Porto is located on the right bank of Douro River that crosses the Porto wine region and offers the delights of a riverside city. During your 3 nights stay in Oporto we suggest to enjoy the city and its monuments. Porto is Portugal’s second city and a designated UNESCO world heritage site. This morning you can explore the riverside area and see old houses, palaces, churches and taste some of the region’s famous Port wine.
Overnight in Porto
Approximate travel distance: 150 miles/ 245 km.


DAY
3
PORTO (B-/-/)
Enjoy breakfast today at your hotel and enjoy this day at leisure to explore the city at your own pace. You can choose to visit an Oporto wine cellar located just at the other side of the river bank or take a cruise along the Douro river where you have the opportunity to admire the old city of Porto. We recommend a full day visit of Guimarães, Portugal´s birthplace with Medieval Castle, Braga with the 18th century shrine of Bom Jesus de Braga; Ponte de Lima, beautiful small town and the Viana do Castelo with its Handicrafts.
Overnight in Porto


DAY
4
PORTO (B-/-/)
This morning enjoy breakfast at your hotel. You will have this full day at leisure. This last full day you can know Porto in depth. Porto is the commercial centre of Portugal, a fascinating city with a colorful history, culture, architecture and lifestyle.
Overnight in Porto


DAY
5
PORTO - COIMBRA (B-/-/)
Today you will drive from Oporto to overnight in Coimbra. On the way visit Aveiro, the Venice of Portugal with its monuments; Bussaco the Royal Palace of Bussaco. Aveiro is the city of the canals known as the “Portuguese Venice”, where you will have time to see the graceful boats and taste some local sweets, “ovos moles”.
Overnight in Coimbra


DAY
6
COIMBRA – ESTORIL (B-/-/)
This morning, explore Coimbra at your own pace. This unique and special university town is where one of the Europe´s oldest universities is located, it has kept its secular academic traditions as seen in the black caped students. Also, its monuments are a must like St Clara Church, where you will find the tomb of Queen Isabel. 16Km south from Coimbra you can find Conimbriga and the roman ruins.
On the way from Coimbra to Estoril, you can enjoy the beautiful landscape. You will overnight in Estoril, a village known as “portuguese French Riviera”.
Overnight in Estoril
Approximate travel distance: 120 miles/ 190 km.


DAY
7
ESTORIL (B-/-/)
This morning, enjoy breakfast at your hotel. During these days in Estoril don’t lose the chance of visiting the romantic Sintra area with its unique Palaces and dinner around in charming restaurants. You can choose to drive to Lisbon, which will take you approximately 30-minute, for a day visit. Lisbon is also a must with its monuments, the medieval quarters of Alfama and Mouraria, walk along the typical streets of Bairro Alto and Madragoa and enjoy one night this live area and have a chance to dinner in a local Fado Restaurant and listen this typical song.
Overnight in Estoril


DAY
8
ESTORIL – LISBON (DEPARTURE) (B-/-/)
Enjoy and American buffer breakfast at the hotel. Today you will drive to the airport where you will drop off the car and make your way to board your flight home.

Car group B: Mitsubishi Colt or similar
Car group O: Seat Ibiza Diesel A/C or similar
Car group E: Mitsubishi Lancer A/C or similar

*During Easter (7-16 April) & from May 10th to 16th supplements may apply. It will be informed on the time of booking.

TOUR PRICE:

VALID FROM 16 Jan 2017 to 31 Mar 2017
Standard Category  
Price Per Person on Twin Sharing Basis (car group B)  USD $ 395.00  Per Person
Price Per Person on Twin Sharing Basis (car group O)  USD $ 425.00  Per Person
Price Per Person on Twin Sharing Basis (car group E)  USD $ 445.00  Per Person
Superior Category  
Price Per Person on Twin Sharing Basis (car group B)  USD $ 645.00  Per Person
Price Per Person on Twin Sharing Basis (car group O)  USD $ 675.00  Per Person
Price Per Person on Twin Sharing Basis (car group E)  USD $ 695.00  Per Person

TOUR PRICE:

VALID FROM 01 Apr 2017 to 30 Jun 2017
Standard Category  
Price Per Person on Twin Sharing Basis (car group B)  USD $ 525.00  Per Person
Price Per Person on Twin Sharing Basis (car group O)  USD $ 545.00  Per Person
Price Per Person on Twin Sharing Basis (car group E)  USD $ 575.00  Per Person
Superior Category  
Price Per Person on Twin Sharing Basis (car group B)  USD $ 725.00  Per Person
Price Per Person on Twin Sharing Basis (car group O)  USD $ 745.00  Per Person
Price Per Person on Twin Sharing Basis (car group E)  USD $ 775.00  Per Person

TOUR PRICE:

VALID FROM 01 Jul 2017 to 15 Sep 2017
Standard Category  
Price Per Person on Twin Sharing Basis (car group B)  USD $ 595.00  Per Person
Price Per Person on Twin Sharing Basis (car group O)  USD $ 625.00  Per Person
Price Per Person on Twin Sharing Basis (car group E)  USD $ 645.00  Per Person
Superior Category  
Price Per Person on Twin Sharing Basis (car group B)  USD $ 795.00  Per Person
Price Per Person on Twin Sharing Basis (car group O)  USD $ 825.00  Per Person
Price Per Person on Twin Sharing Basis (car group E)  USD $ 845.00  Per Person

TOUR PRICE:

VALID FROM 16 Sep 2017 to 31 Oct 2017
Standard Category  
Price Per Person on Twin Sharing Basis (car group B)  USD $ 525.00  Per Person
Price Per Person on Twin Sharing Basis (car group O)  USD $ 545.00  Per Person
Price Per Person on Twin Sharing Basis (car group E)  USD $ 575.00  Per Person
Superior Category  
Price Per Person on Twin Sharing Basis (car group B)  USD $ 725.00  Per Person
Price Per Person on Twin Sharing Basis (car group O)  USD $ 745.00  Per Person
Price Per Person on Twin Sharing Basis (car group E)  USD $ 775.00  Per Person

Accommodation at listed hotels or similar
Daily buffet breakfast
Car rental in group of your choice for 7 days (168 hours) including:
-Window glasses, tyres, car headlights and tail lamps included
-Collision Damage waiver
-Motor Liability insurance
-Second driver (all drivers must be at least 25 years old)
-Road Tax
-Unlimited mileage
-Airport service charges (except outside airport hours)
-One way rentals
-Management fee for process claims
Car rental pick up and drop off at Lisbon airport
International or domestic airfare
Visa fees, if applicable
Entrance fees to sites & museums
Items of a personal nature, tips & gratuities
Lisbon tourist tax of 1 EUR per person/day, paid locally to hotel
Travel insurance
All items not mentioned as included
07 Nights’ Accommodation
Accommodation will be provided on a twin sharing basis
Accommodation Type - Standard
Josefa D Obidos (Obidos)
Our Rating: 4 Star   |   Local Rating: 4 Star   |   Accommodation Type: Standard
Featuring free WiFi and a sun terrace, Josefa D Obidos - Hotel offers accommodations in Óbidos, just 109 yards from Óbidos Vila Natal. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. The rooms include a TV with satellite channels. The rooms have a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hairdryer. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. You can play pool at this hotel, and car rental is available. The nearest airport is Lisbon Portela Airport, 41 miles from the property.
Hotel Astória (Coimbra)
Our Rating: 3 Star   |   Local Rating: 3 Star   |   Accommodation Type: Standard
The Astória is an Art Nouveau-Art Déco masterpiece with the romance and grace of a different century, and has been one of Coimbra´s main architectural gems for almost a century. If you just want a comfortable hotel in Coimbra, with an excellent central location - adjacent to the downtown shopping district and close to the famous university and all the historic monuments - and with great river views, the Astória is an excellent choice.
SANA Estoril Hotel (Estoril)
Our Rating: 3 Star   |   Local Rating: 3 Star   |   Accommodation Type: Standard
Simplicity and sobriety are the main characteristics of the 97 rooms at the SANA Estoril Hotel, spread over 7 floors. The whole facade facing the sea offers rooms with verandas, which allows you to gaze upon the vast horizon of the sea, beach and sun. Surrounded by the peaceful and welcoming environment of Estoril, the rooms are propitious for a well deserved rest after a day in the sun or for preparing business and work meetings.
Quality Inn Porto (Porto)
Our Rating: 4 Star   |   Local Rating: 3 Star   |   Accommodation Type: Standard
Quality Inn Porto, a friendly hotel perfectly positioned for discovering the many gems of Porto Ideally located in one of the main squares in Porto, Batalha Square (Praça da Batalha), the Quality Inn Porto is the perfect hotel for business and leisure travellers. Stay with us and enjoy exploring Portugal's second largest city and appreciating some of Porto's famous Port wine.
Hotel Vila Galé Coimbra (Coimbra)
Our Rating: 4 Star   |   Local Rating: 4 Star   |   Accommodation Type: Standard
With a stunning view over the Mondego River, the Vila Galé Coimbra hotel is close to the historic center of the student city. The dance was the theme chosen for the decoration of this hotel in Coimbra, which has 229 modern rooms, adapted for guests who are travelling on leisure or business. But you may also “twirl” by the outdoor pool and contemplate the river therefrom, by the two restaurants, the bar or the library. To get your well-deserved rest, take a break at the Satsanga spa, which features an indoor pool, sauna, Turkish bath, Jacuzzi and gym.
Hotel Mundial (Estoril)
Our Rating: 4 Star   |   Local Rating: 4 Star   |   Accommodation Type: Standard
Over the years, Hotel Mundial, which first opened on December 3rd 1958, has been through various phases of renovation the last one in 2016. The hotels location in the heart of Lisbon, in Baixa Pombalina district, with the St. George Castle as scenery and Praça do Rossio a stone’s throw away, makes one of its most distinctive characteristics.
Hotel Vila Gale Porto (Porto)
Our Rating: 4 Star   |   Local Rating: 4 Star   |   Accommodation Type: Standard
Located in the heart of Porto, a ten-minute walk from the famous shopping street of Rua de Santa Catarina, the Vila Galé Porto hotel was built in 1999 and renovated in 2015. The metro station Campo 24 de Agosto is located just 100 meters from the hotel and it allows you easy and quick access to anywhere in the city and to the airport. Having cinema as its inspiration, this unit’s common areas are decorated with pictures that recall iconic movie scenes, renowned directors or the most talented actors.
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