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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

10 is the maximum number of participants Mr. Kepl can accommodate for this 11 day music, culture, food and fun tour of the friendliest country in Europe. Deadline to pay in full and join this trip is Friday 22 February 2019. Make your deposit now to secure your place!

Contact Daniel Kepl to pay by check


 

First three nights in Lisbon

  • Thursday 6 June 2019 - arrival day and first three nights in Lisbon. Performing Arts Review Travel participants transfer individually from Lisbon International Airport to Hotel My Story Tejo by metro, aerobus or taxi

  • Friday 7 June 2019 - orientation breakfast at the hotel with our tour guide and half-day walking tour of Lisbon including a tour of the National Theater São Carlos and an afternoon wine tasting with cheeses, breads and olives at Carinho do Vinho wine bar. The rest of the afternoon is free (without guide). We will walk the short distance to our welcome dinner at Restaurant Cozinha da Estaçäo which is near the hotel, next to the historic Rossio train station

  • Saturday 8 June 2019 - after breakfast at the hotel, a day trip with our tour guide by minibus over the broad and historic Tagus River to the World Heritage UNESCO city of Évora "City of Light." With its ancient monuments; defensive walls 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 Dom Joaquim followed by a visit to the wine estate Adega da Cartuxa  a popular destination for wine connoisseurs 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 with our tour guide by minibus for Porto with a stop in Coimbra to walk it’s ancient stairways and see the statue dedicated to the city’s unique style of Fado. We will visit Coimbra’s Casa da Guitarra to see the vast array of traditional Portuguese guitars archived there and have lunch at Restaurant O Trovador where we will be serenaded by some of the city’s finest Fado musicians. Arriving at the Hotel ABC Casa da Música in Porto later in the day, the evening will be free

  • Monday 10 June 2019 - after breakfast at the hotel we will enjoy a day trip with our tour guide by minibus to Portugal's most famous wine-growing region, the Douro River Valley, including a visit and lunch at Quinta da Avessada winery featuring the typical cuisine of the area, serenaded by the traditional concertina music of the region, followed by 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 Metro ride with our tour guide to the center of the city for a walkabout including a tour of the National Theater São João and lunch at Restaurant Chez Lapin in the old Ribeira district of Porto, close to the river Douro piers. We will take the Metro back to the hotel in time for a visit to the Casa da Música where discounted tickets will be available for a one hour concert at 4pm (16h00). The rest of the evening is free to visit other sites near the hotel and sample the night life of the city

Last four nights in Lisbon

  • Wednesday 12 June 2019 - after breakfast we will return to Lisbon by minibus, staying again at Hotel My Story Tejo. The afternoon and evening will be free to explore Lisbon's shops and restaurants

  • Thursday 13 June 2019 - after breakfast, we will take a tram from Praça da Figueira near the hotel for a half-day walking tour with our guide of Lisbon’s Belém district, visiting the Jerónimos Monastery, Navy Museum and Carriage Museum followed by lunch at Restaurant Clube Naval de Lisboa on the Belém dock before returning to the hotel. The late afternoon and evening will be free

  • Friday 14 June 2019 - after breakfast, a day trip with our tour guide to Sintra by minibus for an early lunch at Restaurant O Apeadeiro. We’ll take the tourist train to visit Pena Palace and the Castle of the Moors before returning to Lisbon by minibus

  • Saturday 15 June 2019 - after breakfast, we will travel by train from the São Pedro do Estoril Station in Lisbon to Cascais for a leisurely day with our tour guide. We will enjoy Lunch in the neighboring city of Estoril at the Restaurant Choupana Gordinni and return to the hotel to relax a bit before our farewell dinner with our tour guide at a typical Fado house Adega Machado

  • Sunday 16 June 2019 - departure day. Participants transfer from the hotel to the airport by taxi or Metro

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The clock is ticking toward summer 2019. The total land package cost per participant for this trip is US $3,300/€ 2,860. Make your deposit of US $180/€ 156* per participant early to secure your hotel room (double occupancy), meals, train, minibus and river cruise reservations. Daniel Kepl can take no more than 10 participants, double-occupancy. June is Festival month throughout Portugal and hotel accommodation must be secured well in advance. The remainder of your total land package cost is US $3,120/€ 2,705* due by midnight Pacific FRIDAY 22 FEBRUARY 2019. You may cancel your trip in writing any time before midnight Pacific Friday 22 February 2019 to receive a full refund except for the per participant deposit. If you cancel your trip in writing after 22 February 2019 you will receive no refund. If Emeriti Philharmonic cancels the Portugal trip for any reason before 22 February 2019 all participants still booked for the trip will receive a full refund, including deposit. If you prefer a private room your total land package cost will be (US $3,900/€3,382). Contact Daniel Kepl to make private room arrangements: dankepl@gmail.com. Your payments are deposited directly into a secure Trust Account audited by the California Attorney General's office.

*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

10 is the maximum number of participants Mr. Kepl can accommodate for this 11 day music, culture, food and fun tour of the friendliest country in Europe. Deadline to pay in full and join this trip is Friday 22 February 2019. Make your deposit now to secure your place!


SCROLL DOWN FOR AN INTIMATE VIDEO AND PHOTOGRAPHIC VIRTUAL TOUR OF PORTUGAL and THE CITIES WE WILL BE VISITING

initial three nights in LISBON 6-8 JUNE

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. Underground from the airport to the stop nearest the hotel - cost € 1.45 per person, about 28 minutes : Red Line towards S. Sebastião From the Airport. At the Alameda exchange transfer from Red Line to Green Line towards Cais do Sodré and exit subway at Martim Moniz Station – walk about 300 meters towards your hotel    

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AeroBus service from the airport – Cost € 4.00 per person, about 21 Minutes -  Line 1 (every 20 minutes) Exit in Praça da Figueirawalk about 240 meters towards your Hotel

10 is the maximum number of participants Mr. Kepl can accommodate for this 11 day music, culture, food and fun tour of the friendliest country in Europe. Deadline to pay in full and join this trip is Friday 22 February 2019. Make your deposit now to secure your place!


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day trip to Évora

8 June

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


porto 9-11 JUNE

Three nights in Portugal's second largest city. Known for its stately bridges, port wine production, Medieval cathedrals, Baroque organs and famous Ribeira (riverside) district, the city’s ancient narrow cobbled streets wind past merchants’ houses and cafes near the 19th-century Palácio de Bolsa. Porto will be the base from which Emeriti Philharmonic participants will take a day trip by minibus to the Douro River Valley for lunch and an afternoon river cruise after tasting some of Portugal’s finest wines in the village of Pinhão.

Never has the choice of the winning city been so unanimous among travelers from all over the world. It was with the votes of worldwide travelers from 174 countries that Porto won the European title three times - 2012, 2014, 2017.

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A tram ride around Lisbon (Lisboa), the capital and largest city of Portugal.


day trip to the douro river valley

10 June

The Douro Wine Region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where wine has been produced for over 2,000 years.

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A sample of the art of Fado, the beloved national music of Portugal. Emeriti Philharmmonic participants will be able to experience this unique art form in Fado clubs and bars throughout Portugal

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DAY TRIP TO CASCAIS

15 June

Panorama of   Cascais     which we will visit, together with it's neighbor   Estoril   during a day trip from Lisbon on Saturday 15 June

Panorama of Cascais which we will visit, together with it's neighbor Estoril during a day trip from Lisbon on Saturday 15 June


half-day trip to belém

13 June


day trip to sintra

14 June

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OUR HOTELS


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Hotel My Story Tejo

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Typical double occupancy room Hotel My Story Tejo

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ABC Hotel Casa da Música

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Typical double occupancy room at ABC Hotel Casa da Música

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10 is the maximum number of participants Mr. Kepl can accommodate for this 11 day music, culture, food and fun tour of the friendliest country in Europe. Deadline to pay in full and join this trip is Friday 22 February 2019. Make your deposit now to secure your place!

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