Program Itinerary

Program Itinerary

Proposed Itinerary October 3-13, 2020 (subject to change)

Day 1 Lisbon Airport - Lisbon (D)
Welcome to Portugal’s vibrant capital city. Transfer from Lisbon Airport to Hotel.

This evening we'll enjoy a welcome dinner with Fado Show. Fado is traditional Portuguese folk music and the musical expression of Portuguese people.

Day 2 Lisbon Walking Tour (B)
Half Day walking Tour Lisbon Morning to visit the Bairro Alto and Baixa neighbourhoods, and after a lunch break, go to Belem to visit the Jerónimos Monastery and nosh on the best Pastel Nata you’ll ever taste.

Day 3 Lisbon Full Day Tour (B)
Start up high above the Alfama and work your way down through the winding streets and alleys. There is colour, street life, architecture, trolleys, and a discovery around every corner.

After lunch break, gather to take in the sunset from one of Lisbon’s many “Miradouros” (mirador).

Day 4 Lisbon - Sintra - Cascais - Estoril – Lisbon (B, L)
Early morning departure to visit Sintra – a long-time royal sanctuary, its forested terrain is studded with pastel-coloured villas and palaces. You'll have a chance to visit the Monserrate Palace, Regaleira as well as the village where you'll enjoy lunch in a local restaurant.

From Sintra, we continue to the charming seaside towns of Cascais and Estoril which have been aptly named the Portuguese Riviera. Stroll through the towns and snap away. This gorgeous bit of coastline is famous for windsurfing and kitesurfing.

Day 5 Lisbon – Free Day (B)
Today is a free day to explore more of this captivating city and try to capture its beauty with your camera. 

Day 6 Lisbon - Golegã - Fátima (B, L)

Today we travel first to the town of Golegã. Here we have the chance to visit to the Carlos Relvas Photography House-Studio. Nestled in the winding cobblestone streets of Golegã, Portugal, a monument to the early days of photography welcomes visitors from around the world. Lunch included at a local restaurant.

Later, visit the sacred site of Fátima, a bucket-list destination for Catholics and the place where one of Portugals most famous legends was born.

Day 7 Alvados - Tomar - Coimbra (B)
First we visit Tomar, a city in the centre of Portugal famous for having been the last headquarters of the Knights Templar, its rich in history and full of mysticism. The best way to finish the morning is to taste some olive oil in a local producer.

Continue to Coimbra, the City of Knowledge. Here is located the oldest University in Portugal and one of the oldest in Europe. We start by visiting the University where it’s possible to see the amazing Joanina Library, considered one of the most beautiful libraries in the world.

Visit to the centre of Coimbra and free time to stroll around its charming streets and photography. Afterwards, you'll have the chance to visit the “Miradouro Vale do Inferno”. 

Day 8 Coimbra - Aveiro – Porto (B)

We first head towards the charming city of Aveiro also known as the Portuguese Venice - famed for its canals, Nouveau architecture and colourfully painted Moliceiros boats

Here we can find the salines of Portugal and one of the largest ceramic factories, now transformed into a cultural center.

Drive to romantic Porto, the country’s second largest city, and of course, the birthplace of port. This afternoon we'll wander through the Ribeira district. Porto’s historic centre and UNESCO World Heritage Site and a photographer's dream.

Day 9 Porto Half Day Tour (B, L)
This morning we continue our photography tour while exploring Porto. We have the opportunity to get intimate with the stunning city of Porto. We will spend some time walking through Porto’s beautiful city centre, which has been continuously inhabited since at least the 4th Century. Its colourful seaside hosts local fisherman and families along its piers.

Lunch in local restaurant, followed by a free afternoon to photograph your favourite spots in Porto. 

Day 10  Porto (B, D)

Free morning to explore and photograph the nooks and crannies of Porto.

In the afternoon enjoy a cruise along the Douro River through the center of Porto. Tonight we dine together at one of the most important Port Cellars in Portugal.

To top off your day, after dinner you will have the opportunity to photograph Porto from a vantage spot overlooking the entire
city of Porto. 

Day 11 Porto - Porto Airport (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. Today you bid farewell to your group and to Porto. Transfer from the hotel to airport at a designated time.

Option to extend to other parts of Portugal or Spain.

Meals included as indicated on itinerary:
B = Breakfast
L = Lunch
D = Dinner