Welcome to Portugal
On arrival at Lisbon International Airport you will be met by our local representative and you will be transferred to the hotel.
Day is free, for you to explore the city at your own pace
Lisbon is Portugal’s hilly, coastal capital city. From imposing São Jorge Castle, the view encompasses the old city’s pastel-colored buildings, Tagus Estuary and Ponte 25 de Abril suspension bridge. Nearby, the National Azulejo Museum displays 5 centuries of decorative ceramic tiles. Just outside Lisbon is a string of Atlantic beaches, from Cascais to Estoril.
In evening you can take an option of seeing Lisbon in the night on this optional sightseeing tours.
Lisboa by Night with Fado Dinner Show
Overnight in Lisbon.
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning make your way to the meeting point where you join the hop on hop off Lisbon City The city sightseeing Lisbon allows you to explore the city on two specially designed routes with more than 40 stops. From our start point of Marques do Pombal Square, for each of our 2 routes, you can discover and explore at your own leisure the city's key sights, museums, gardens and attractions. Lisbon, a city of contrasts, offers so much to discover and surprise and still maintains the marks of its early history. It is heralded as one of the most beautiful capitals of Europe.
Discover Lisbon and plenty of things to do there with a City Sightseeing tour. Visit one of the oldest cities in the world. Lisbon's history dates back to 300,000 years ago, however it emerged as a nation state in the early 12th century, and ranks as one of the world's longest founded cities. The City Sightseeing Portugal hop on hop off is one of the best and most economical ways to see the city of Lisbon. This tour is operated by double-decker open-top buses offering an unobscured vision and privileged perspective of all the monuments on the tour. Discover the main sights and the beauty of this wonderful city. You can get on and off as many times as you wish, combining the two routes within the same ticket. Individual headphones provide a cultural commentary about the city's history and its monuments in different languages and is with no doubt a fantastic way to discover the city of Lisbon in your own time.
Breakfast at the hotel. Today will be at leisure or you can discover the beautiful landscape and history of Portugal by choosing our variety of OPTIONAL TOURS that you can choose from.
Optional tours you can book with us
1) Full Day Fatima, Obidos, Nazare, Batalha & Alcobac
2) Full Day Lisbon and Sintra, Cascais, Estoril
3) Pena Palace and Sintra Cabo da Roca Half-Day Tour from Lisbon
Overnight in Lisbon.
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out and the driver will pick you up and drop you to the airport for your onward flight to Madeira. On arrival in Madeira airport the driver will be waiting for you and drop you to the hotel and check in.
M Madeira, an autonomous region of Portugal, is an archipelago comprising 4 islands off the northwest coast of Africa. It’s known for its namesake wine and warm, subtropical climate. The main island of Madeira is volcanic, green and rugged, with high cliffs, pebbly beaches and settlements on deltas of the Fajã River. Capital Funchal has botanic gardens and is known for its harbor and a large New Year's fireworks show.
Overnight in Madeira.
Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will experience the magnificent beauty of Madeira through a Hop On-Hop Off sightseeing tours. The City Sightseeing Portugal (Gold Ticket All Routes) offers you a unique opportunity to get to know all the most beautiful places of Funchal in 24 hours, at your own pace. Beautifully situated Funchal is the capital of Madeira with rich sub tropical vegetation and an important port of call for many cruise ships. The open top double-decker tour provides spectacular 360-degree panoramic views of the city and highlights key attractions, enabling you to make the most of your stay. Hop on and off at your leisure at any of the stops which are conveniently located along the tour route. Take a stroll along Avenida do Mar, where you will be enchanted by the atmosphere; the various boat restaurants which line the shore, such as the Beatles Boat (The Vagrant), are lit up at night. Hop off at Estrada Monumental for a choice of restaurants and an assortment of shops.
After breakfast. Today unwind in the hotel or visits some of the stunning views of the Island with our optional tours. There are a variety of OPTIONAL TOURS that you can choose from.
1) Full Day Excursion Porto Moniz - Island West
2) Funchal Camara de Lobos, Cabo Girao Hop On Hop Off
After breakfast. The day is free until checkout time. The driver will pick you up and drop you to the airport for your onward flight.
AED 6290/- Per person, Prices are based on twin sharing.
Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights.
Destinations: Lisbon, Island West, Madeira.
The rates are subject to availability at the time of booking request. In the event if there are rate changes due to increase in Govt taxes, or hotel charges a surcharge, or BAR rates (Best available rates), we reserve the right to amend the rates without notice. The exchange rate is subject to change. Please ensure that you have secured the relevant visa / entry permits & valid passport. The best source of visa information is the embassy of the country itself.
If you are interested in going ahead with this booking, we would require deposits or payments as follows either in the form of cash or cheque:
Please ensure that the names given to us for reservations match the names in your passport, as hotels, sightseeing tour companies are very particular about name changes. Mismatched names may result in heavy amendment penalties. We strongly recommend travel insurance as part of your package – we have excellent rates with the world’s best companies – please let us know if you wish us to add this to your package.
Economy class airfare from Dubai / Lisbon / Madeira / Dubai.
3 nights / 4 days accommodation in Lisbon & Madeira based on double room occupancy.
Return airport transfers in Lisbon & Madeira on private car.
City sightseeing tours in Lisbon on seat in coach.
Complimentary travel insurance.
All airline and hotel taxes.
Portugal: Portugal is a southern European country on the Iberian Peninsula, bordering Spain. Its location on the Atlantic Ocean has influenced many aspects of its culture: salt cod and grilled sardines are national dishes, the Algarve's beaches are a major destination and much of the nation’s architecture dates to the 1500s–1800s, when Portugal had a powerful maritime empire.
Trip Planning: The planning stage of your trip can be instrumental in its success and an enjoyable part of the experience itself. You have a world of options...and plenty to consider.
Entry and Exit formalities: Visitors must hold a passport valid for at least six months & beyond at the time of entering the country. Some nationalities can obtain visa on arrival and for nationalities who requires visa please refer to the Portuguese consulate website: www.vfsglobal.com/portugal/uae
Portugal is part of the 26 Schengen State Countries.
Transportation: Figuring out how to get around is one of your biggest pre-trip decisions. Get our holiday expert best advice on deciding between your options. Based on your trip itinerary, our experts will help you choose wisely. You'll also find a wealth of practical travel tips.
Money: Use your money wisely. Know the best time to use cash or card — and how to avoid unnecessary fees either way — as well as tipping etiquette, and how shoppers can take advantage of VAT refunds.
Phones and Technology: Phones and other smart devices can be huge time-savers...or expensive distractions. Get our tips for making the best use of technology during your trip, and for calling home with or without your own phone.
Packing Light: On your trip you'll meet two kinds of travelers: those who pack light and those who wish they had.
Sleeping and Eating: Your hotel and restaurant choices can be a matter-of-face chore…or they can provide rich opportunities to connect with locals and their culture.
Health & Hygiene: Take comfort: Doctors, hospitals, launderettes, and bathrooms aren’t that different. Dealing with them can even be part of the fun of travel.
Sightseeing & Activities: Once you're on the ground, the real fun begins…but it pays to have a thoughtful plan. Our experts will help you get oriented to your surroundings, use your sightseeing hours wisely, and find your way off the beaten path.
Things do & see:
Lisbon – Portugal’s capital is a gem of a city. It’s a city I instantly fell in love with when I visited. It’s got mystique, history, beautiful and friendly locals, and great food. It is compact so it is easier than other cities walk around. Take a trip to the Castle of St Jorge. Explore the churches. Listen to Fado. Eat the food. Enjoy life. This is one of the most amazing cities in Europe!
Fátima-is a central Portuguese town that's home to the Sanctuary of Fátima, a Catholic pilgrimage site. The Capelinha das Aparições marks the spot where the Virgin Mary allegedly appeared in 1917. Other sacred sites include the Basílica de Nossa Senhora do Rosário, with its golden angels, and the modern church of Igreja da Santíssima Trindade. The Museu de Arte Sacra e Etnologia exhibits religious artifacts.
Batalha – Built in 1388 and protected as a World Heritage Monument, Batalha is one of Europe’s
Madeira, an autonomous region of Portugal, is an archipelago comprising 4 islands off the northwest coast of Africa. It’s known for its namesake wine and warm, subtropical climate. The main island of Madeira-is volcanic, green and rugged, with high cliffs, pebbly beaches and settlements on deltas of the Fajã River. Capital Funchal has botanic gardens greatest Gothic masterpieces and is a popular day trip from Lisbon. On walking through the gigantic and impressive gothic doorway, you’ll see that the interior of the church features 16th-century stained-glass windows. The building has seven chapels that are unfinished and therefore roofless.
Abbey of Santa Maria – The Abbey of Santa Maria is Europe’s largest building of the Cistercian order. You can wander around the abbey at your leisure and find out more about the different parts of the building: its five cloisters, seven dormitories, a library, and huge kitchen. The church is free to enter but the monastery is not.
Evora – Another one of Portugal’s World Heritage sites is Evora, a small town that offers an array of beautiful and historic buildings. Its most famous landmark is the Temple of Diana but there is also the Praça do Giraldo, the town’s main square. This is small-town Portugal at its best.
Azores islands – These nine islands lie about 930 miles from Lisbon (a two-hour flight) in the Atlantic Ocean. Each of the islands offer a peaceful and slow-paced way of life, unique wildlife, and stunning beaches. These islands are very off the beaten track and a good “out of the way” place to go.
Religious Monuments in Braga – The beautiful city of Braga provides many Baroque monuments, including one of the country’s best-known sights, the Bom Jesus Sanctuary. The old and the new city are connected by the main square, Praça da Republica. The city’s cathedral is also very much worth a visit, as it is the country’s oldest!
Lagos – Lagos, a small town on the Algarve is the place people go to party rather than see historic sites or sit in pretty squares. It is an excellent place to soak up the sun and truly relax on the beaches and then go out for dinner and on to a bar. During the summer months, this is one of Europe’s premier party destinations with young travelers coming here to take part in bar crawls that last until the morning.
Sintra – Lord Byron, writing in the 18th century, said that the town was “perhaps in every respect the most delightful in Europe.” If you are visiting Lisbon you should definitely make an effort to come here with its palaces, wonderful views, and museum collections. The train takes about 40 minutes.
Porto – Porto is where the world famous port wine originates so take the opportunity to visit Cais De Gaia’s port wine cellars as well as taking in some of the cities beautiful architecture by renowned architects before taking a stroll along the port to admire the boats. For even more wine, visit the surrounding Duoro Valley and its many vineyard.
Knights Templar in Tomar – The big attraction in the town of Tomar is the Templar Castle and Convent of Christ on the hill. It was the headquarters for the Knights Templar in the 12th century and contains one of the country’s most impressive monuments, the Convent of Christ.
Aveiro- around 45 miles south of Porto, lies on what’s known as the silver coast. This is a small university town, and part of the historic center is built on canals, giving rise to the name “the Venice of Portugal.” The winds here create good opportunities for windsurfing and surfing.
Coimbra – Another university city, Coimbra is home to the world’s ninth-oldest campus. There is a famous, beautiful old library that you can tour, but the real thing to do in Coimbra is just to wander through the many old streets. There are many churches and gardens to visit.
Fado Performance – Whether in Lisbon or somewhere else, you shouldn’t leave Portugal without getting a sense of the country’s musical culture. Fado is a very important Portuguese tradition, with at least 200 years of history. It’s very haunting and emotional music, sung by an individual. Most of the songs follow a theme of loss and mourning. Performances normally take place in restaurants during dinner.
Faro – Faro is a common starting point for tours of the Algarve region, which is an area full of great beaches, seafood, and plenty of tourists. Faro itself isn’t a beach city, but has a lovely old town and is a great place to spend a day before you hit the real resort areas.
Cape Sagres- is the most southwestern point on the European continent. It was here that Henry the Navigator had his famous navigation school, which gave birth to the careers of some of the most famous explorers in history.
Pastéis de nata – This pastry is a Portuguese staple and you’ll find these delicious custard-filled tarts at any bakery. They’re a must for an authentic food experience.