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Emeriti Philharmonic - international travel with a musical purpose - Cuba March 24-April 8 2017

TRIP ITINERARY

MUSIC, culture, food & fun tour of portugal! 

THURSDAY 6 JUNE TO SUNDAY 16 JUNE 2019


 

First three nights in Lisbon

  • Thursday 6 June 2019 - arrival day and first three nights in Lisbon. Emeriti Philharmonic participants transfer individually from Lisbon International Airport to Hotel My Story Tejo by metro or taxi

  • Friday 7 June 2019 - orientation breakfast at the hotel and half-day walking tour of Lisbon including a tour of the National Theater São Carlos. Welcome dinner at Restaurant Cozinha da Estaçäo

  • Saturday 8 June 2019 - after breakfast at the hotel, a day trip by minibus over the broad and historic Tagus River to the World Heritage UNESCO city of Évora "City of Light." With its numerous whitewashed houses and ancient monuments; defensive walls and aqueducts built by Romans, Goths and Moors and a third century Roman temple near an early Gothic cathedral Évora is an archetype of Portugal's long and diverse history. We'll have lunch at the Restaurant Café Alentejo followed by a visit to the estate Adega da Cartuxa  for a wine tasting before returning to Lisbon

Three nights in Porto

  • Sunday 9 June 2019 - after breakfast at the hotel we will depart Lisbon for Porto by minibus with stops in Óbidos and Nazaré, where we will have lunch at Restaurant Mar Aberto then on to Porto, where we will stay at the Hotel ABC Casa da Música. The evening will be free to exploration the restaurants and Fado clubs of this pedestrian-friendly city at the mouth of the historic Douro River

  • Monday 10 June 2019 - after breakfast at the hotel we will enjoy a day trip by minibus to Portugal's most famous wine-growing region, the Douro River Valley, including a visit and lunch at Quinta da Avessada winery and a two hour late afternoon river cruise on the Douro before returning to Porto

  • Tuesday 11 June 2019 - after breakfast at the hotel, a walking tour of Porto's historic center, including a tour of the National Theater São João and lunch at Restaurant Chez Lapin in the old Ribeira district of Porto. The rest of the day will be free to enjoy Porto's extensive tram and Metro system and check out the city's Casa da Música and other sites near the hotel

Last four nights in Lisbon


The clock is ticking toward summer: make your non-refundable deposit of US $180/€ 308* per participant to secure your hotel room (double occupancy) and land travel seat reservations for train, minibus, and river cruise. The remaining US $3, 420/€ 2,766* is due by midnight Pacific Saturday, June 30 2019. You may cancel your trip in writing any time before midnight Pacific Saturday, June 30 2019 to receive a full refund except for the per participant non-refundable deposit of US $380/€ 308* to secure hotel room (double occupancy) and land travel reservations. If you cancel your trip in writing between July 1 and July 31  2019 you will receive a 50% refund of your payment except for the per participant non-refundable deposit of US $380/€ 308* to secure hotel and land travel reservations. If you cancel your trip in writing after August 1 you will receive no refund. A surcharge of 35% will be added if you prefer a private room. Contact Daniel Kepl to make private room arrangements: dankepl@gmail.com

*International exchange rates vary day to day

Lisbon Airport is one of the most modern in the world: a 2-terminal, 2-runway international airport with underground trains & buses to the city center 

   airfare is not included in the land package      CLICK HERE     to find competitive flights from your part of the world to Portugal

airfare is not included in the land package

CLICK HERE to find competitive flights from your part of the world to Portugal


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LISBON

Musicians, music lovers, family and friends from around the world will arrive in Lisbon throughout the day on Thursday 6 June for four nights in the capital 6-9 June


day trip to Évora

June 17

UNESCO  World Heritage Site and part of the Most Ancient European Towns Network


porto

Four nights in Portugal's second largest city June 19-22. Known for its stately bridges, port wine production, and Medieval cathedrals, Baroque organs, famous Ribeira (riverside) district, narrow cobbled streets winding past merchants’ houses and cafes, and its 19th-century Palácio de Bolsa, Porto will be the base from which Emeriti Philharmonic participants will take a day trip by train to the Douro River Valley for a river cruise and tasting in the wine making village of Pinhão.

Never has the choice of the winning city been so unanimous among travellers from all other the world. It is with the votes of worldwide travellers from 174 countries that Porto wins this European title again for the third time (2012, 2014, 2017).

A sample of the art of Fado which Emeriti Philharmmonic participants will experience during a dinner and Fado performance in Porto on June 22

A walking tour around Lisbon (Lisboa), the capital and largest city of Portugal.


visiting Óbidos & nazarÉ on our minibus drive to porto

June 19


day trip to the douro river valley and pinhão

June 21

The Douro Wine Region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where wine has been produced for over 2000 years.  

 Douro River cruise before lunch and a wine tasting

Douro River cruise before lunch and a wine tasting


back IN LISBON

 Four nights June 23 to 26

DAY TRIP TO CASCAIS & ESTORIL June 25

 Panorama of   Cascais     which we will visit, together with it's neighbor   Estoril   during a day trip from Lisbon on Saturday, June 25

Panorama of Cascais which we will visit, together with it's neighbor Estoril during a day trip from Lisbon on Saturday, June 25


half-day trip to belém

June 26

day trip to sintra

June 24


OUR HOTELS

 Hotel Fénix, Lisboa*

Hotel Fénix, Lisboa*

 typical double occupancy room Hotel Fénix, Lisboa

typical double occupancy room Hotel Fénix, Lisboa

 Hotel Ipanema, Porto*

Hotel Ipanema, Porto*

 Typical double occupancy room Hotel Ipanema, Porto

Typical double occupancy room Hotel Ipanema, Porto

 Hotel VIP Executive Arts, Lisboa*

Hotel VIP Executive Arts, Lisboa*

 Typical double occupancy room Hotel VIP Executive Arts, Lisboa

Typical double occupancy room Hotel VIP Executive Arts, Lisboa

*preferred: may be subject to equivalent change