Early Bird Offer: Book this trip by December 15 for only €499 and save €50!

Departure Frankfurt Airport: Best of Portugal by air

Tap into Portugal’s sunny, seafaring spirit during the 4-day weekend in January! Journey through the cities and coastal villages that were once home to some of the greatest explorers the world has ever known. Sip Port in the city it’s named for and soak up the historic neighborhoods along the Douro River, before heading to Portugal’s colorful capital city Lisbon.

Let us handle the details

  • Round-trip flights
  • Private Transportation
  • Experienced Trip Leader
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Handpicked Hotel
  • Local Tour Guide

 

Your trip includes

• Round-trip airfare & all bus transportations in Portugal
• 3 overnights in a 4-star hotel in Porto, Portugal
• 3 breakfast buffet
• Guided sightseeing tour of Porto with local tour guide
• Full day excursion to Lisbon with local tour guide
• Explore Europe Trip Leader
• Hotel city taxes

Your trip highlights

• Porto’s Old-World Ribeira district
• See the famous UNESCO-listed Eiffel bridge
• Scenic Douro riverfront
• Taste delicious dishes cooked in a traditional ‘Cataplana’
• Whitewashed buildings, red-clay roofs, and winding yellow trams in Portugal’s capital

• See the Palace of Ajuda and learn about Portugal’s former royal family

 

Frankfurt - Porto

 

Day 1: Porto (Friday, January 17)
Your trip begins with a regularly scheduled direct flight from Frankfurt to Porto in Portugal with an internationally recognized airline.

Flight times: Frankfurt Main Airport – Porto 6:30am – 8:20am

Welcome to Portugal! After some free time for breakfast, settle in to your hotel in the heart of this 2,000-year-old, UNESCO-listed city. Later, get to know Porto like a true tripeiro (Porto resident) as you follow your local guide: wander through the medieval lanes of the Old-World Ribeira district and along the picturesque Douro Riverfront. Pass citywide icons, such as the Baroque-style Clérigos Tower, the Gothic São Francisco Church, and the wrought-iron Maria Pia Bridge. See the city’s famed neoclassical Stock Exchange Palace.

Day 2: Douro River Cruise (Saturday, January 18)
After an included breakfast buffet, enjoy a free day in Porto or add an optional excursion for your afternoon:

Douro River Cruise €49
Float along the beautiful Douro, the Iberian Peninsula’s third-longest river. Take in scenes of Porto’s vibrant waterfront and historic Villa Nova de Gaia, home to the region’s centuries-old Port wine warehouses. As you cruise, you’ll drift under five of the river’s most iconic Old-World bridges, passing colorful hillside villas and traditional rabelos (flat-bottomed boats) along the way.

Day 3: Lisbon (Sunday, January 19)
After an included breakfast buffet, enjoy a full-day excursion to Portugal’s colorful capital city:

  • Admire views of the city from Eduardo VII Park, then pass the Plaza del Marqués de Pombal and the Mouraria District
  • Discover the city’s maritime heritage at the Monument to the Discoveries and Tower of Belém
  • Enter Jerónimos Church, which was built to honor voyagers
  • Walk through Chiado square to the Baixa district in the heart of the city

Day 4: Porto (Monday, January 20)
After an included breakfast, trasfer to the airport for your flight home.

Flight times: Porto – Frankfurt Main Airport 8:45 – 12:35

BOOK IN ADVANCE AND SAVE
Early Bird: Book this trip by December 15 for only €499 and save €50!
Regular price after December 15 is €549 per adult

*Price per infant under 2 years old is €159

**Book a round-trip direct transportation from Grafenwoehr to Frankfurt Airport for €45 per passengers / one way by sending an email to info@explore-europe.de

IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING PASSPORTS: A valid tourist passport is required for this trip. Please make sure that you are traveling with the appropriate passport.

Prices are per person, based on two adults sharing. Single room €120 extra.

 

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IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING PASSPORTS: A valid tourist passport is required for this trip. Please make sure that you are traveling with the appropriate passport.

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Passport and Visa Requirements
A tourist passport is required for all trips outside of Germany.

Important passport rules are as follows:
If you have a passport with a SOFA stamp on any page (a “No-Fee” passport), you are provided permission to reside in Germany, NOT to travel outside of Germany. You have to have a tourist passport in addition to the SOFA/”No-Fee” passport to travel outside of Germany. You cannot travel with a RED Official passport as that is used only for the purpose of a mission or deployment. If you have a passport with a detachable SOFA card clipped inside, it is acceptable to travel with as that was issued originally as a tourist passport. If you are not sure: a tourist passport will be BLUE and will be valid for 10 years for adults. It cannot contain a SOFA stamp on any page or it is not acceptable. A child’s tourist passport (under 15 years of age) is valid for 5 years, but will not have a SOFA stamp in it anywhere. All of this information has been verified to be correct with the Grafenwoehr Passport Office.

Baggage Allowance
· One larger cabin bag (liquids allowed): max weight up to 10kg (22.00 lb). Max size 55cm H (21.5″) x 40cm W (15.5″) x 23cm D (9.05“)
· One personal bag such as a purse, laptop bag or small backpack: max size 40cm H (15”) x 25cm W (11”) x 20cm D (5.9”)

Clothing & Packing
We recommend packing lightweight, loose-fitting clothing that can be easily layered. For sightseeing, we suggest bringing a sturdy pair of walking shoes or sneakers, as well as a lightweight jacket or rainwear. If you’re planning a visit to a high-end restaurant or performance, you may also want to bring dressier attire. Also, please be respectful and avoid showing bare legs or shoulders when visiting churches or other religious sites (entrance may be denied on this basis).

Health
There are no major health risks associated with traveling to Portugal. However, it’s always advisable to check with your doctor or healthcare provider for the latest updates.

Cuisine
Portuguese food is fresh, hearty, and delicious. Try seafood stew cooked in a cataplana, a shell-shaped copper pan, or the national dish, bacalhau (salted cod). A couvert, or simple plate of bread, butter, and olives, is often served when you sit down to a meal—while it is free in many restaurants, some will add a charge to your bill for it.

Transportation
Round-trip flights arrive in and depart from Porto are included in price. Included transportation is by private bus. Most of the destinations are easily walkable.

Electricity
Portugal operates on the European standard 220-240 volts and use Types C, F, or L plugs with two or three small, round pins. We recommend packing a universal adapter, as well as a voltage converter.

Currency
The euro is the currency you’ll be using on your tour. You can use most debit/credit cards at ATMs on the international networks Cirrus and Plus, but make sure to check with your home bank about withdrawal fees. We suggest that you inform your bank and credit card company of your travel plans, so that they won’t confuse your international purchases for fraudulent charges.

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We recommend you get travel insurance to reimburse you for unforeseen trip cancellation. Please follow this link to get a quote through our partner SevenCorners.

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