A 17 night trip to Portugal, taking in all of the magic of this spectacular country.
September 8 - 25, 2023
Last September we took a group of past students/friends on a wonderful tour around Ireland. It was rather impromptu, and a huge success. Not a theme (photography, astrology or similar) focused tour as we have done in the past, but more like a gathering of friends with several sharing a love of photography and travel. All the spots we had filled immediately, so we didn’t even have a chance to put it on the website!
We have decided to take a similar trip to Portugal, and after putting word out to our previous attendees, we may still have a few places left.
Food is always a central part of any of our tours, and this one will be no different! Portugal is renowned for its unique cuisine and wonderful wines.
3 NIGHTS IN LISBON
Friday, Sept 8 - Arrival in Lisbon (pre-tour shopping or jet lag recuperation)
Saturday, Sept 9 - Guided Walking Tour of Lisbon for around 3 hours.
Fado Evening. Tapas, Show and 1 Drink Included.
Sunday, Sept 10 - Guided Trip to Sintra and Cascais. Light Lunch included.
3 NIGHTS IN THE ALGARVE
Monday, Sept 11 - Drive to the Algarve. Visits to Setúbal and Comporta on the way.
We will be staying in Lagos (pronounced La-gosh)
Tuesday, Sept 12 - Visit to Silves morning, free afternoon.
Wednesday, Sept 13 - Tour of the Algarve coastline, Boat Tour. Sunset in Sagres.
2 NIGHTS IN EVORA
Thursday, Sept 14 - Drive to Évora, Winery visit on the way. Free afternoon in Évora, and an opportunity to independently to visit the Cathedral and the Chapel of Bones.
Friday, Sept 15 - Almendres Cromlech Monoliths in the morning, and the Monsaraz and Alqueva region. Visit to an Olive Farm. Homemade Lunch included.
1 NIGHT IN TOMAR
Saturday, Sept 16 - Drive to Tomar, visit Estremoz, Monforte, Portalegre and Marvão on route.
1 NIGHT IN COIMBRA
Sunday, Sept 17 - Coimbra, visit to Christ Convent/aqueduct in the morning, Schist village of Talasnal, Lousã castle and a lovely river beach area.
2 NIGHTS IN PESO DE REGUA
Monday, Sept 18 - Free time to visit the university centre. Drive to Lamego and Peso de Regua.
Tuesday, Sept 19 - Train ride to Tua. A couple of Winery visits.
4 NIGHTS IN PORTO
Wednesday, Sept 20 - Visits to Amarante and Braga.
Thursday, Sept 21 - Day in Porto. Guided City Tour.
Friday, Sept 22 - Day trip along the north coast until Viana do Castelo and back down through Ponte de Lima.
Saturday, Sept 23 - Train trip to Esmoriz/Barrinha Walkways and Aveiro/Costa Nova.
1 LAST NIGHT IN LISBON
Sunday, Sept 24 - Drive to Nazaré and Óbidos Free afternoon in Lisbon (for shopping!)
Monday, Sept 25 - The end of the Tour!
We will be staying in lovely mid range hotels, all central to city/village centres.
Included in the workshop package
17 nights Accommodation
Transportation and Guides
Some Meals (mainly breakfasts)
Entrance to Historical Sites
Winery and Olive Farm Tastings and Tours
Ground Transportation to and from the airport
WE CURRENTLY ONLY HAVE ONE PLACE LEFT ON THIS TOUR - PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY BEFORE REGISTERING
$5,250 USD per person if you pay with Wise or direct deposit
$5,400 USD per person if you pay by credit card through PayPal
$4,650 USD per person if you pay with Wise or direct deposit
$4,800 USD per person if you pay by credit card
If you don’t come with a roommate, we’re not 100% guaranteed to find you one, but will do our best! If you are coming solo and want to room share, please contact us before registering.
Payment in full due by June 25th
We are a small enterprise, so any payments via CC require an additional $150 charge, as this is what we have to pay to receive them. To avoid this we recommend direct deposit or payment through Wise.
Travel expenses, lunches and most dinners are the responsibility of the workshop participant.
If you have any questions about passports, travel insurance, or how to get to there, we are happy to assist in any way we can. Visit our travel arrangements page.