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Sunny Portugal

Estoril Coast, Alentejo & Algarve
9 DAYS
$3,149 pp*
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*Rate is per person, land only, double occupancy.

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From the Portuguese Riviera to the sunny cliffs of the Algarve, venture along Portugal’s stunning shoreline. Discover the charms of Lisbon. In Evora, step inside a medieval city with Roman ruins. Enjoy a leisurely 3-night stay in the Algarve region. Explore the soft sandy beaches and classic fishing villages. Take advantage of a free day to soak in the Portuguese sunshine and savour local flavours. Visit the charming town of Tavira with its Moorish inspired architecture and Renaissance style buildings. Encounter picturesque resort towns, winding cobblestone streets, oceanfront promenades, and quaint villages of perfection.

Your Tour Includes
  • 4 Handpicked Accommodations
  • 13 Meals
  • 2 Choice on Tour Options
Included Highlights
  • Portuguese Riviera
  • Lisbon
  • Belém
  • Obidos

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Your Tour at a Glance

Stay

9 Days

8 Nights


Meals

13 Meals

8 Breakfasts

2 Lunches

3 Dinners


Activity

2 - Moderate

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Vila Gale Cascais Hotel

Nights 1-3

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Vila Gale Evora

Night 4

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Vila Gale Lagos

Nights 5-7

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Turim Marques Hotel

Night 8

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Overall Trip Rating
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    Organized, knowledgeable, comfortable accommodations and coach. Good balance of touring and free time.
    Christine Behling
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    First hotel had what looked like mold on floor in bathroom. Hotel room door would not lock. Had to change rooms. Hotel staff did not offer any help with the move. Only flaws in what was, otherwise, a delightful vacation
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    Well planned and executed. The tour manager, Bernard. was excellent. He took a personal interest in everyone on the trip and explained all of the sites we visited in detail.
    rose pasternak
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    The whole trip was phenomenal, and our tour guide was just amazing Bernardo
    Kevin Guitar
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    I thought the tour was good. I was disappointed with group dinners especially the Fado dinner. Fado dinner was a disappointment. Fado and no dinner would have been better.
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    The curated tour was excellent from start to finish. Our guide was so knowledgeable , organized, and friendly. Bus driver safely drove us around! Highly recommend this tour!
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    Great experience, well organized, experienced tour manager
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    Rita was amazing !! Enjoyed all of it !
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    Rita Navega. Her care for detail and involving the entire group was amazing. Collette would be wise to incorporate her practices into their Customer Services department. Collette would be wise to upgrade the ability of the folks that answer the phone to see the entire package and certificates of the customer. Post trip Collette would be wise to help customer with any and all issues with the airlines. After all Collette did sell them the ticket. A simple phone call would help rather than a complete refusal to help. Tour great, Customer Service needs work!
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    The bus driver The incredible tour guide Rita was excellent The tours were excellent too
    William Rossler
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    4star
    Overall good. Little too rushed. Food at Vila gale cascais fair.
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    4star
    One small town where there was a trolley ride was a waisted day. I would have liked to stay in the Algarve one more day to enjoy the beach or pool or more time free for one day. I thought the dinners at the first restaurant in Cascais was very good. The other two restaurants from Collette were not so good. The seating was bad and crowded. Food was just ok in the last two restaurants given by Collette. Loved the whole trip in general!
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    Well organized, everyone personable, tour compnents excellent and PABLO WONDERFUL!!
    Judy Linford
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    Well planned comprehensive trip
    Brian Coufal
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    Tour manager was great. Hotels were new and modern, clean, good food. Going out on the boat exploring the caves was very enjoyable.
    David Dant
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    Knowledge and courtesy of tour director.
    Kathleen Meindertsma
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    Jose was a great guide Loved the amount of free time to explore on your own Will definitely travel with Collette again
    Anthony Sperduti
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    4star
    The tour design included a wide array of activities and sights in southern Portugal. As a first time visitor to the country, I felt the tour covered a vast array of Portugal’s rich history and culture. Juan, the tour manager was very knowledgeable and quickly understood the group’s tendencies. His restaurant suggestions were very helpful. Fernando, our driver was exceptional. The hotel accommodations were lacking at times with basics such as washcloths and facial tissue unavailable. Overall, the tour is a good value and a wonderful introduction to Portugal.
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    Perfect weather, excellent tour guide
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    It was so nice to meet so many wonderful people on our tour. Our tour manager was so knowledgeable about the area that it really made our trip exciting.
    Melinda Lindsay
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    The cork factory was my favorite trip.
    Mary Sanders
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    You are more more expensive Compare with gate 1
    Kelvin Chan
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    3star
    Most of the meals provided by you are very average
    Jessie Hsian
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    2star
    Very basic tour with a lot of fillers. Collette seemed to do it on the “cheap”. Very large group - 45 people. Website says the average size is a lot less. Too much free time, but not enough to venture off to do the things they missed. Very disappointed with the overall experience. I do not recommend Collette.
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    Large group was focus of your mgr
    Bernard Nieman
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    The tour manager was excellent, fun and knowledgeable.
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    It was our first bus tour and it really isn’t something that we were crazy about. The itinerary was great and so was the tour manager.
    Debra Michels
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    Wonderful itinerary, great Tour Manager and Tour Guides
    Twila Carter
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    Collette always includes special touches from airport pickup to little extras.
    Arlene Mirer
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    The hotels we stayed at were first class; the locations we visited provided a good overview of Portugal; the activities were interesting; the bus driver was professional and helpful; most of all Bernardo Baptista, our tour manager was the best! He provided information and kept us all on task and engaged. Bernardo always had a sunny attitude and his smile was contagious.
    Elinor Paladine
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    My first tour experience and it was excellent. I didn't know anybody could be as knowledgeable about a country as our tour guide was. He made the trip excellent.
    Peggy Baier
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    Beautiful country, friendly people and very good food
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    Great location and variety of areas visited
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    Excellnt service, clean busses, wonderful tour guide
    Kathleen Spivey
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    What a great tour! Our guide was very knowledgeable & caring. All the excursions were amazing. We saw and did things that tourists would never experience. Great dining, hotels, all was perfect.
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    This was my first international experience. I don’t think I could picked a better travel agency.
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    Great trip everything was well planned
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    Good accommodations, Excellent travel guide. Visited beautiful areas. Gorgeous scenery.
    John Murphy
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    4star
    A couple places we went to just stayed maybe a half hour. These locations should of been 1 hour to a hour and a half.
    Kenneth Martin
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    5star
    The tour included so many different aspects of the country. Historical sites, visits to new and upcoming family businesses, cultural and dining experiences. A little bit of everything.
    Jeannene Koprowski
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    5star
    Great tour , great people!
    Lisa Anthony
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    Rui is a a good person and that's what makes him a good tour guide. He does his homework and genuinely cares about people.
    Jonathan Vidas
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    I didn't have to drive so I actually saw things and experienced things. Having a group stopped my wife from rushing through places so she could move on to the next just to rush through that.
    Mark Lackowski
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Great tour. Excellent tour guide with a wide variety of experiences.
    Paul Livgard
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    The tour guide was the best
    James Iams
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    Great guide, interesting places to visit, good food
    Alexander Schlussel
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    Interesting engaging approachable organized
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    4star
    Trip disruption on our return to home.
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    Too many people in the group.
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    Beautiful country- clean and the people were extremely friendly. If the group had been smaller we could have gotten closer to some of the locations, walking down cobblestone pavements proved to sometimes be challenging for me. Tour manager, Sergio did an excellent job and made this experience outstanding. He took great care in helping us all matriculate the country. He was both kind and reassuring throughout our stay in Portugal. His attention to detail was awesome.
    Clementine Chamberlain
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    5star
    I love this company. From start to finish, a great experience!!
    Sandy Zamudio
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    4star
    The only reason I did not rate this higher was for two reasons: 1: The meal we had at the culinary school was awful. No one ate this corn portage and shrimp that had head, eyes, and rest of the body laying in the center of the bowl. This was a waste of money. 2: The hotels were nice but in two of these the air conditioning did not work so it was hard to sleep when it was hot and stuffy in the room. One of these were in a 3-night stay so for the whole 3 nights it was hot. We told the hotel and also our tour guide but it was never fixed.
    Patsy Wood
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    5star
    Sergio Palma, out tour guide, made the trip! He was always informative about the sights we were to see and gave a gread deal of the history as we traveled by bus. He also explained the social issues such as the educational system and the medical systems in Portugal. We found these things very interesting. His recommendation on the local foods were spot on, especially the sweets. Collette's Covid testing in the hotels was really appreciated and the cost was quite reasonable. This was our second trip to Portugal and our 12th trip with Collette. We can't wait to go again, this time, back to Germany or Greece.
    Edward Blotzer
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    I saw the whole country and at a nice space with enough downtime to relax.
    Safiya Joseph
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    5star
    Collett always makes things run so smooth with all tours. They keep you moving and give you breaks as you desire from shopping, eating, or napping. Most of the motels are top 5 motels. The restaurants are outstanding from a steak house to a little ma and pa restaurant they all are outstanding. They have such talented bus drivers you wonder how did he just make that turn with just inches. The tour managers are outstanding they have so much knowledge in their brains but they are so down to earth, so kind. Sometimes the airports can be a big challenge but they try to make it a good trip. I have been on about 13 tours and they have all been wonderful. Where can I go next let me think 🤔
    Teresa Smith
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    3star
    Some of the day trips included too much travel and sight-seeing, so some days were very tiring.
    Kristen Kopp
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    5star
    Great tour guide and selections of sites to visit! The sail boat and tours of the grottos - my fav
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    4star
    I enjoyed all the extra tours. The cork, the tile the Palace. We were kept busy, but not overly busy. There were always opportunities to sight seeing and immersing in the culture. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable of the country.
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    4star
    Best tour guide ever. He made the trip!
    Norma Assenza
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    4star
    The hills and terrain was difficult for me. I was not able to go to dinner on my own with out taking a cab ride. the hotel did not serve dinner just appetizers
    Donna Madrigal
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    Very friendly tour guide, bus driver. Very organized.
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    Fantastic trip Only problem was returning from Maderia on a Sunday Our bus driver was hard to find and sign want green Collettte plus she couldn’t find the hotel
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    Great overall experience. Angela was excellent.
    Rose Wynn
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    4star
    Because we told Collette that there was not enough time to get through customs at JFK in NYC and make the connecting flight to Pittsburgh. They are refusing to reimburse us for the hotel we had toget.
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    Tour manager's expertise and knowledge; good overview of southern Portugal,, nIce accommodations. We've recommended it to others.
    William Ballard
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    4star
    Cascais was my favorite. It's such a beautiful village. Staying at the same hotel for 3 nights was very nice. However, airport/flight connections really need to be better. Travel insurance that actually pays for things would be nice.
    Sharyn Urey
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    5star
    Our guide Rita was very knowledgeable and easy to understand. Saw lots of interesting things.
    Diane Laine
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    Tour was great Tour guide was awesome , bus driver too! Accommodations and food was wonderful
    Timothy Pehonsky
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    Lagos Sailing on the ocean
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    The Tour Manager was excellent and was on top of everything to include our COVID testing to return to the US which was stressful for all. Portugal is a beautiful country and every stop had something memorable.
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    great tour guide, interesting cities, good food and well organized
    Kenneth Grebinar
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    4star
    I was pleased with most of the trip. I have been to Lisbon before and know that we saw very little because it was a Monday. Too bad since I will never get back there. I thought everything else was wonderful until we tried to go to Madeira. No one can control the weather but it was such an exhausting experience and I cannot eat airport food . That being said, I do not feel we were treated with compassion by Collette and it was a lot of money to spend for just over a day on Madeira where we missed a lot of things promised and which I will also never see again. I believe it could have been handled better and of course affects my thinking about future trips.
    Sandra White
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    I would like to have seen more ancient settings instead of cooking demo. Sintra has a more famous site than the palace
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    Excellent tour. Our guide was excellent
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    Well organized but still allowed some free time. Excellent tour guide.
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    Tour manager made the tour the we've ever experienced with Collette.
    Patrick Carter
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    learning the history of Portugal, the food and wine was great
    Polly Marinelli
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    The tour was excellent, everything I expected. My most memorable experience was Cascais, loved the hotel and the walkability to restaurants and stores. Also enjoyed the park across from the hotel.
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    Madeira was the highlight of the trip.
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    I have already completed a survey a few weeks ago
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    Everything was exceptional, impossible to choose one.
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    We toured southern Portugal Algarve region. We enjoyed being able to see sights representative of their economy, cork, wine production, tiling and also many significant historic sights, Henry the Navigator, Lisbon Old Town and Liberty Boulevard--lovely local restaurants throughout the region with wonderful, friendly service. We enjoyed the Fado Opera. Probably the favorites were the coastal areas--beautiful blue skies and waters--lovely.
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    The extra tour the boat trip
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    Everyday was memorable, it would be hard to pick one experience.
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    See previous paragraph Local tour guide in Evora was great!
    Rebecca Porter-watson
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    Grottos trout on the small boats
    Lisa Littlejohn
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    Loved the entire trip
    Bobby Young
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    We did not have enough time on our own to explore the different stops, I will be traveling on my own for awhile
    Nancy Fouts
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    Packed to much travel time into a week. Could easily have gone without the “farm house” stay and 2nd winery tour.
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    Excellent value with the inclusions.
    Michelle Mackenzie
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    Learning so much about things I had seldom experienced - Cork factory, and seeing storks.
    Gary Busby
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    I really enjoyed Lagos, the beach was incredible, the marina and downtown area were a highlight.
    Trudy Ann Ritter
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    Loved Fatima. Learned about cork production and tile making and painting. The optional sailing tour was wonderful.
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    4star
    Walking tour of Lisbon, the castle and the Fado district with an exceptional guide was my favorite. A trip to a Fado club that night enhanced the tour. I also loved our visit to the little town of Azeitao and the tile factory and Fonseca Winery in the rain. I did not like the trip to Fatima at all. It appealed to members of the Roman Catholic faith only, in my opinion.
    Nancy Lee
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    Walking tour of Lisbon and variety of all locations in Portugal.
    Constance Davison
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    Loved Lagos, Lisbon and Estoril
    James Moore
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    Most memorable was the cork factory and the many products that are produced from that tree.
    Ruth Budlong
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    2star
    I'm a seasoned traveler and this was a disappointing tour. We stayed in beautiful accommodations in lovely areas, but they were far from the places we were visiting, which was a huge limiting factor in the tour experience because there was no transportation into town from the hotels (e.g., hotel van), and it required taking a cab (an additional expense) to further explore the town. There were many sites in town I would have enjoyed seeing, but they were missed because of our location. This is the first time I've experienced such an ill-planned location...disappointing! A wine tasting was included in our tour. We did taste wine, but it doesn't meet the definition of a wine tasting where one learns abut the wine, visits the cellar, hears about the experience of growing and harvesting the grapes, and tastes the wines. Our server didn't appear to speak English, and just poured wine into our glasses. It was nothing special or noteworthy. Tour involved many hours riding on the bus. Positives - I enjoyed some delicious meals, wine, and desserts. Portugal is beautiful, the history is amazing, and the people were very nice! Sintra was my favorite...I wish we had spent more time exploring it!
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    4star
    Accomadations, tours I would have preferred a couple more inclusions because there was much to see. Fatima, churches, wine, tile and cork tours as well as included restaurants were excellant choices.
    Mary Anne Ciasullo
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    day on your own.
    Patricia Shockloss
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    boat ride to caves under sai[
    Beatrice Cornelissen
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    Disliked turim saldanha hotel, room exceptionally small, hot, humid, no access to A.C. made sleeping very uncomfortable. And found out from others on tour that they had access to A.C.. very disappointed
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    Everything was great, except that my wife was the victim of a pickpocket on the next to last day of the tour.
    Darryl Rhodes
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    The tour itself was excellent. However, on the day before the last day, I was a victim of a pickpocket. He/she stole my bill fold with all my cash and identify cards (driver's license, social security and Medicare cards, retired military dependent card, etc.) Fortunately my Passport was in a different place.
    Jeanie Rhodes
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    Walking the streets of historic neighborhoods in Lisbon was interesting and fun. Learned a lot about Portugal's history and a thing or two about fine wines. The only negative was missing our connecting flight at the Paris airport on the way back home, due to long lines, both at Passport Control and the shuttle between terminals, that weren't well-managed. Lots of other people there had the same problem. In the future I would plan on booking at least 3 hours between connecting flights at that airport.
    Douglas Wermuth
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    Southern Portugal
    Donna Green
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    the optional boat ride with lunch in lagos. we took a big boat out to the cliffs and then got onto a small boat to go in and around the caves.
    Hazel Ryan
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    Fátima was memorable for me
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    Trip was well paced. Enjoyed all sights especially boat trip to caves!
    Carol Scott
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    Lagos boat tour
    Michael Dalto
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    As stated previously everything, especially the Tour Manager, was excellent.
    Joseph Cirasuolo
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    I loved seeing and learning about the churches and palaces. Also,I appreciated the learning experience provided with the olives, grape vineyards, and cork trees. I appreciated learning about the hand painted tiles and the cork industry The scenery was beautiful.
    Angela Lutze
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    Fatima was so inspiring and beautiful. What a moving experience!
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    As with all of our previous Collette tours, the itinerary included a nice variety of culture, history, and natural resources. Our favorite experience in Portugal was the optional cruise/lunch in Lagos.
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    Every tour was a little different and the knowledge of our guides was impressive. They were all special in their own way, but the one that sticks with me is the tour of the cork factory. The factory was small but the information imparted to us was mind blowing. i will never look at a cork in a bottle the same way ever,
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    The tour manager was fantastic
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    The boat tour of the caves in the Algarve region
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    enjoyed how you handled all features of the trip
    Raymond Peppelman
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    Istrell the beach the prominar wonderful. The city tours the foods great. Lagos soon relaxing g. Lisbon was great but could spend more time.
    Craig Luebeck
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    Tour guide was outstanding ...He made the trip.
    Robert Luebeck
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    2star
    Hotels were too remote. We were captives in each hotels. No safe access to restaurants and shopping from hotels. Bus rides way to long. Cab rid,es were very expensive
    Gene Renzoni
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    2star
    We spent way too much time on the bus, the isolated hotels kept us from exploring locally. Which caused more time on the bus. We weren't able to go into some locations because we were stuck in traffic due to the hotel locations. We would get to a site to find out it was lunch and shops were closed and since we had less time at the site than lunch hour we had to get back to the bus. I've sent a letter to you because I have been so annoyed over what I thought would be a wonderful experience and was just a waste of money. What's the point of coming all the way to Portugal and spending most of the time on a bus. The tile factory, the winery and the cork factories were the one thing that I did .enjoy. Not interacting locally with the people made me fell like I have no idea who the Portuguese are. Why the coach museum, why not a history museum? What ever Gabriela told us was the only cultural experience we had. I can honestly say I'm angry over the experience.
    Josephine Wantz
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    5star
    Very knowledgeable tour guide, providing lots of interesting insights. Comfortable accommodations,. The optional boat tour was the highlight of the trip.
    Paul McDonnell
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    4star
    I enjoyed many of the experiences-the winery, the cork factory and the tile factory.
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    Great experience of boat riding at Largo.
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    5star
    The tour was all as advertised. We completely enjoyed the experiences.
    James Moody
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    5star
    There were several memorable experiences. Visiting Cascai, the Wine tours and the best, visiting the Cork factory.
    Ondina Manion
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    3star
    The tour took us to the highlights of each area. The best was the optional tour of the sea caves. Faro was boring and a waste of time. I would have liked to see more nature related places. There was no time for a beach day. There should have been a 2 day stay at a beach hotel.
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    3star
    We spent a lot of time wandering the shops. Not my idea of a holiday. I wanted to go to the standing stones by Evora but instead got the opportunity of another wine tasting. Spent about 4-5 hours going to Fatima, a religious shrine that maybe - maybe - 2 people on the trip were intersted in. And consequently only had a couple hours at Sintra, which was worth seeing.
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    5star
    the tours of the wineries and local artisans were especially welcomed. Our guide, Jose was wonderful and helped make this experience one that we will never forget
    Marianne Mitchell
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    The tour was very nice. I enjoyed the cork factory and the tile company. My favorite memorable experience was the trip to Fatima.
    Elaine Waltz
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    All of our hi-lights for visiting Portugal were included in this trip.
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  • Trip Rating:
    1star
    Visiting Sintra, Obidos, and Lagros (boat ride) were nice as well as the panoramic walking tour of Lisbon.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    Cascias. Beautiful city, great shopping and restaurants and the people are very welcoming.
    Warren
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Loved the country and the accommodations were great
    Robert Silveira
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Algarve's Coastal Cruise and Lunch
    Linda Sousa
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    The entire tour was wonderful!
    Barbara Silveira
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    The boat tour through the caves in the Southern Region
    Lionel Pires
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    Should not have gone to Sintra or Coach Museum. Needed to spend the first night in Lisbon. Grottos the best.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    The guide, Rui, was excellent and he made the trip very wonderful, and one I have recommended to my friends.
    Clayton Ford
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    All was outstanding except the flights
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    The dinner at the restaurant in Lisbon,Encarnacao, where we were sung to in beautiful Portuguese. Loved it. It was my favorite thing. Also the stork nests, the boat tour around the coast, and the chapel of the bones. The cork industry with all of the things we could buy made from the unsuspecting material was a plus. Everything was great.
    Mary Rutledge
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Coastal cruise along the shore
    William Bobby
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    The tour was wonderful, the tour guide was excellent. The only recommendation I have is to decrease the amount of people in the tour. 42 travelers was too much. Although, the tour guide did a superb job of moving the tour along in a timely manner, I feel that 30 guests should be the maximum.
    Dennis Dyer
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Our tour guide was awesome and we had a wonderful smooth trip. Did not care for a few of the hotels but the trip was great
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Outstanding tour. Great sites. Fabulous cuisine and excursions!
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    Better hotels with safer tub/showers. More leg room on buses for tall people (& more comfortable seats) Skip Faro
    Judith Trickett
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    This was my 2nd Colette tour. And each case we had a wonderful tour guide who was very familiar with the country and its history, as well as the regions that we visited. We also stayed at beautiful hotels along the way.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    I loved the tour but felt rushed in a few locations. Plus the large size made it hard to follow the city tours. The tour guide would be talking about something I couldn’t yet see.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    We would have appreciated a little more flexible time but enjoyed the tour very much!
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Amazing place to visit and scenery
    Fred Veal
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Excellent organization, experienced guide who added humour and fun. Beautiful accommodations particularly the Vila Gale set amid 3000 acres of beautiful vineyards, olive and fruit trees.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Madeira was the best part!
    Barbara Millington
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    Average.Not anything any better than any other.
    George Mcabee
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    the tour exceeded my expectations every place was grand tour guide was so knowledgeable
    Pamela Mock
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    lagos was special as was the other cities
    Joan Becker
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    Great tour and excursion options.
    Charles Widener
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Had a great time on one of our bucket list to do list.
    Peter Schneider
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    I enjoyed the whole experience.
    Charlene Hunkins
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Too numerous. Enjoyed all the sites. I am not a shopper but enjoyed seeing all those cork purses etc. Portugal is top producer of cork. Portuguese are very friendly, caring and helpful. Nice hotels. Beautiful sites with Atlantic ocean. Nice tour group.
    Sylvia Deaver
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Very good value for the cost.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Saw and learned about this beautiful country.
    Janis Barnett
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    Should have had more time in Lisbn
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Beautiful country! The food and wine were excellent. Medieval towns were outstanding and the weather couldn’t have been better, Looking forward to returning.
    Kathryn Logan
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Coastal cruise in Lagos and riding the baskets in Maderia.
    Caroline Pickering
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    Enjoyed the hotel on the ocean. Would have liked more down time to explore on my own.
    Joan Nagy
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Grotto tour in Lagos was breathtaking.
    Marleen Young
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    I just loved Portugal! I enjoyed everything about the tour and everything that we saw. We also had a decent amount of free time, which is good. So we got to explore on our own as well as see some great places with our fabulous tour guide.
    Jamie Reid
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Loved it, great itinerary, very friendly country
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Once we were in Portugal, the locations we visited, food and our tour guide were great. That part of the trip was very enjoyable. The hotel chain that we stayed at was not great La Villa Gala I believe - the service of the staff and housekeeping was not accommodating, the walls of their hotels were like paper and you could hear everything above, below and around you, and at the winery location, the rugs on the tiled floor had no grip at all under them and when you step on them they would slide out from under you - I almost fell a couple of times and I know of someone else in our group that actually did fall in the middle of the night.
    Jonetta Widener
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Excellent guide. Full of interesting facts and history.shared his culture. Well paced and interesting stops. Food and accommodations good. Nice group of people to travel with. Price reasonable
    Annemarie Marschik
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    See what Zi wrote before.
    Marjorie Baum
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Portugal is an wonderful country to visit, and the itinerary chosen by Collette was an excellent one too. Lisbon, and Cape St. Vincent were my favorite, although rain put a damper on our tour of Lisbon. Our English speaking guide was a highly knowledgeable, and was able to communicate the historical facts very well.
    Samar Sinharoy
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  • Trip Rating:
    2star
    Very difficult for seniors! The tile floors and hills, street etc made it extremely difficult
    Frances Reeves
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    I loved seeing the hill towns but we were rushed through them. There were too many people on the trip.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    i felt that great care and effort was put into the planning of the itinerary and the choice of accommodations and dining experiences. Left some of the places wishing we could have stayed longer.
    Elsie Wood
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    Liked the tour of the cork factory.
    Jane Maclellan
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    Not a very enjoyable experience.
    Philip Velie
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Nice overview I would of liked another day or two so I could savor Portugal a little longer
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Amazing tour!! Maria was a fabulous tour guide-made the trip!
    Karen Kearns
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Lagos and the extended tour to Madeira
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    The tour manager was okay but not as good as past experience with Collette in terms of keeping us informed as to what to expect during the day.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    Scenery is very pretty.The whole Portuguese riviera is beautiful.Tour is good, hotels are very helpful and rooms nice.Breakfast for the most at the Gale chain all the same.Bus rides too long.The towns as Cascais and Lagos very memorable.
    Evelin Horovitz
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Our tour guide Maria was absolutely delightful! Her knowledge of the places we visited, her kindness, and her suggestions were top notch. The local guides also, could not have asked for better. The hotel were wonderful! Was sorry the Cruise was canceled, but appreciated the care for our safety due to high seas. Totally enjoyed having that day totally free.
    Donna Cota
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    South Portugal part of the tour, Lagos, Faro, Sail Boat trip along the cliffs and caves.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    Beautiful country and well organized trip
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    It was a fantastic 9 days. Got to see lots and had some down time.
    Roselyn Keeping
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Every dinner was a wonderful experience. We visited many different restaurants. Each had several choices of entree. The service was good and the food delicious. The Fado dinner was very interesting. The seafood was varied and tasty. The vineyards were beautiful and delicious. The city, historic sights and walking tours were all excellent.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Very good in spite of cold & rain. Most memorable was a pastry shop, the cork factory and the tile factory. Loved the wineries-plus the wines for dinner
    Jeannine Bellarosa
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    The tour took us to visit tourist areas and also the little off the map special places in the small towns like the herb and liquor shop to taste astries and liquors and see a 2000 year old olive tree.
    Rebecca Wall
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Loved the walled towns and walking tours.
    Alice Reid
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    The tour itself was great. The tour guide and local guides were excellent and informative. I really enjoyed seeing Cascais. Beautiful city. The countryside from the coach was nice, and the local foods excellent.
    Donald Rice
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Everything was a wonderful experience. We got our money's worth.
    Lucille D'amelio
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    No one is perfect. The trip to Madeira was memorable.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    The only reason for the 4 star rating is the rushed feeling we had because so much was packed into each day. It would have been nice to have a day or two added to the tour so we could have spent more time in the small towns.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    The pace was too fast and I would have liked more free time.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    From the time of planning to the end of the tour we have always been taken care of. We missed our connecting flight this last trip due to an emergency stop by the airline, We called the 800 # given to us to use in case of emergency we called to let them know the circumstances and they arranged a connecting flight and a late PU at our destination, also they contacted the hotel of our late arrival. That is service. Thank You!!
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    Spent too much on bus. Not enough free time to explore sites visited.
    Richard Skinner
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    The tour is rated 4 stars mainly due to the insight provided by the tour manager about the places we visited and the historic background about Portugal. His knowledge made the sites we visited much more meaningful and his delivery was very entertaining. Portugal has a lot to offer. No one experience stands out above the rest.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    Madeira Island was the highlight. The beauty of the cliffs and countryside was breathtaking. The toboggan and cable car are a must do!
    Robert Caudell
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    mentioned it in the previous statement
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    We went to so many interesting places each day...good optional choices, too
    Jocelyn Salisbury
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Seeing cork trees being harvested and learning about and seeing many products made from cork was an interesting highlight.
    Lila Gammon
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Loved Portugal and the historic places we visited.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Liked the blend of historical and present-day Portugal. Enjoyed the tours of the cork factory and the tile factory.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    THE VALUE OF THE TOUR WAS PERFECT FOR OUR BUDGET
    Alexander Ching
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Well planned tours, hotel and meals were great
    Frank Cooke
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    Portugal is beautiful, food was great tour director (personal details removed by Feefo) was wonderful - really wanted to make sure we had a good time. Very difficult to manage 30 + people. Well done!!!
    Juliette Pringle
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  • Trip Rating:
    2star
    Enjoyed the visit to Fatima.
    Jane Mitchell
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Tour of the cork factory and tile factory were very educational.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    - group dinner at Lagos restaurant - Madeira Is. extension
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    I loved the trip to the Algarve and the small bout ride into the caves!
    Ellen Levesque
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    The locations we went to were great but we never got more than an hour to visit each one. We arrived very late to Sintra and only had about 40 minutes and this was the area I wanted to visit the most.
    Linda Loggins
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    Considering the the short trip having a hotel change that affected a full day of seven actual tour dates was signficant.
    William Stroman
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    Too much time in some areas, not enough in others. Evorra--too much time. Sintra--not enough
    Enid Glick
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    We enjoyed the tour and the tour manager (Maria) was terrific, however we consider the hotels we stayed at (Vila Gale chain) more like three star hotels vs. the 4 stars that were displayed at the hotels.
    Richard Anderson
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    The dinner at Don Sebastian in Lagos! Exploring lagos and the beach Dona Ana which was not included in the tour
    Martha Guzman
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    The pace of the tour was too intense, trying to fit Fatima, Obidos and Sintra into one day. We had too little time in Obidos and Sintra. I suggest making Fatima an optional excursion.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    A great time with pictures to prove it. I loved the food and the friendliness of the Portuguese people. The walled cities and their history was wonderful.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Free time to expand exploration in Lagos and Caiscis.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Maria was an excellent tour guide. Very knowledgeable and professional throughout the entire tour. I would highly recommend this tour to family and friends. Loved visiting the many medieval walled cities, the winery, and the cork factory. Not only was the tour fun, it was educational.
    Jean
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    I realize the Cork Factory we visited was new to this tour, and it was very interesting, but their Gift Shop was a HUGE disappointment. I would also suggest you seek out a YouTube ( or something like one I have seen) on the actual process of harvesting cork, to show on the bus during transit. That would certainly enhance " the cork experience". I also aporeciated the many more than usual included evening meals on this trip, and Collette's return to free flowing wine! 🍷🍷
    Linda
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Madiera Island add on a must trip !
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    The trips to Fatima and Sintra were the most enjoyable
    Catherine

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