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

MUSICAL PORTUGAL - AUGUST TRIP ITINERARY

MUSICAL PORTUGAL - AUGUST TRIP ITINERARY

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15 TO Monday, AUGUST 27 2018

CLICK HERE for an interactive map of the Musical Portugal tour itinerary


  • Arrival day and first four nights in LisbonAugust 15-18 2018

    •  August 15 - arrival day, Emeriti Philharmonic participants transfer individually from airport to hotel by metro or taxi

    • August 16 - orientation breakfast, half-day walking tour of Lisbon including a private tour of National Theater São Carlos, and welcome dinner

    • August 17 - day trip by minibus to Évora, lunch included

    • August 18 - free day to explore Lisbon individually

  • Four nights in Porto, August 19-22 2018

    • August 19 - depart Lisbon for Porto by minibus with stops in Óbidos and Nazaré (lunch) with evening free in Porto

    • August 20 - half-day walking tour of Porto and private tour of the National Theater São João and Casa da Música 

    • August 21 - day trip by train to the Douro River Valley with a 2 hour Douro River cruise, including a winery visit and lunch in Pinhão 

    • August 22 - free day in Porto with evening dinner and Fado performance

  • Four nights in Lisbon, August 23-26 2018

    • August 23 - return to Lisbon by train from Porto, remainder of day free

    • August 24 - day trip to Sintra by train, lunch included

    • August 25 - day trip by train to Cascais and Estoril 

    • August 26 - half-day trip to Belém by tram to visit the Jerónimos Monastery and the Navy Museum with a special farewell dinner that evening

    • August 27 - departure day - participants transfer individually from hotel to airport by metro or taxi

Gregory has put together a personalized itinerary for Emeriti Philharmonic travelers that will focus on the three most important things in life; music, culture, and food!


The clock is ticking toward summer: make your non-refundable deposit of US $380/€ 308* per participant to secure your hotel room (double occupancy) and land travel seat reservations for train, minibus, and river cruise. If the 2018 Musical Portugal tour is cancelled by Emeriti Philharmonic for any reason, your non-refundable deposit will be credited toward the next trip of equal or greater value to Portugal or Spain. The remaining US $3, 420/€ 2,766* is due by midnight Pacific Saturday, June 30 2018. You may cancel your trip in writing any time before midnight Pacific Saturday, June 30 2018 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  2018 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


SCROLL DOWN FOR AN INTIMATE VIDEO AND PHOTOGRAPHIC VIRTUAL TOUR OF PORTUGAL and THE CITIES WE WILL BE VISITING or proceed to book your trip 

LISBON

Musicians, music lovers, family and friends from around the world will arrive in Lisbon throughout the day on Wednesday, August 15 for four nights in the capital August 15 to 18 at the Hotel Fénix Lisboa or similar in the heart of downtown at the foot of the city's famous Parque Eduardo VII


day trip to Évora

August 17

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


porto

Four nights in Portugal's second largest city August 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 August 22

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


visiting Óbidos & nazarÉ on our minibus drive to porto

August 19


day trip to the douro river valley and pinhão

August 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 August 23 to 26

DAY TRIP TO CASCAIS & ESTORIL

August 25

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

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


half-day trip to belém

August 26

day trip to sintra

August 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


meet Gregory and Dan

Gregory has created an exclusive musical and cultural experience for Emeriti Philharmonic travelers