2018: Jun 15 - Jun 24

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TRAVEL WITH GLO!

Gloria Atanmo is a digital storyteller, with a narrative set on inspiring others to discover the world. Living out of a suitcase for almost 5 years, she's trotted through over 60 countries across 6 continents. Visit TheBlogAbroad.com for stories about her adventures on the road, and check out her Instagram, @glographics for some visual wanderlust.

SUNSHINE & BEACHES

Portugal is known for its sunshine, beaches and hospitality. Enjoy the many sights, as we take you on a 10-day tour around this incredible country.


Lisbon: With its beautiful landscape including its own version of the Golden Gate bridge, Lisbon offers incredible views, drink & nightlife. We'll spend 3 nights exploring the capital.


Porto: Smaller than, but just as beauiful as Lisbon, Porto is the birthplace of Port wine, and has many sights to explore over your 3 nights there.


Lagos: Known for its beaches and its parties, you'll end your trip in Lagos where you can choose to live it up or kick back and enjoy the Portuguese sunshine.


Trip Overview
  • Dates
    2018: Jun 15 - Jun 24
  • Trip Length
    10 days
  • Cost
    $1,499 USD
  • Accommodations
    3+ star Hotels or Apartments
  • Transportation
    Trains & Charter Buses
  • Activities
    3 Included
  • Workshops
    2 Included
  • Flights
    Not Included

+2 INCLUDED WORKSHOPS

WORKSHOP 1

How To Be A Better Traveler

Approach your trip with a guest mentality. Join us and discover the 10 most important words to learn in foreign languages to better navigate your travels along with countless other tricks of the travel trade.

WORKSHOP 2

How to Maximize Your Photography While Traveling

Learn new methods and tricks for capturing influencer-worthy pictures while traveling. Gain new techniques and learn the best camera settings. Practice using a tripod, different angles, and new poses. You don’t need a fancy DSLR, you can still boogie with a smartphone!

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$299

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ITINERARY

  • Day 1
    Meet at Hotel in Lisbon
    Welcome Happy Hour
    Welcome to beautiful Lisbon! You’ll meet your Trova squad for a welcome happy hour to get acquainted and to get the low down on the 10 incredible days you’ll be spending in Portugal. From when you first touch down in Lisbon, you’ll be blown away by the city’s beautiful architecture, friendly people and amazing nightlife. Did we mention rooftop bars? Because Lisbon has some of the best in the world, including our favorite one on top of parking lot (seriously!).
  • Day 2
    Workshop with Glo
    How To Be A Better Traveler
    Many people travel to foreign countries expecting locals to cater to them and bow at their feet, when in reality, we need to be approaching our trips with a guest mentality. Just as you wouldn't walk into a stranger's home and kick up your feet on the couch and act like it's your property, the same should apply for travel. Wander the streets of Lisbon with Glo and learn the necessary travel tips and tricks to live like a local when abroad.
  • Day 3
    Tour of Lisbon
    Yes, you’re in Portugal, no, you’re not dreaming, yes, hangovers hurt less when on vacation! Today is for exploration, we’ll show you around to the beautiful sights in Lisbon including São Jorge Castle, Santa Justa Elevator and the historic Alfama neighborhood. After a day of exploration, we’ll equip you with recommendations of some of our favorite restaurants and watering holes in the city for an unforgettable night 3 in Portugal.
  • Day 4
    Travel Day
    Bus to Porto
    Tchau (bye) Lisbon, off to Porto! If Porto sounds familiar, it’s probably because you like dessert wine. Porto is the birthplace of Port wine, a fortified wine, in the same category as Spanish Sherry. We’ll arrive in style by chartered bus and get you settled in before checking out the city and all it has to offer.
  • Day 5
    Tour of Porto
    Smaller than Lisbon, but with just as much flair, Porto is a coastal city in Northwest Portugal known for its stately bridges and wine production. We’ll show you around and introduce you to the medieval Ribeira (riverside) district with its narrow, cobbled streets and to São Francisco Church, known for its lavish baroque interior with ornate gilded carvings and the palatial 19th-century Palácio de Bolsa. Plenty to see in the second-largest city in Portugal.
  • Day 6
    Douro Valley Day Trip with Glo
    Go wine tasting with Glo amid the vineyard-clad hills of the Douro Valley, a World Heritage–listed region famous for its port wine production. Feast on regional specialties with a traditional lunch in the scenic village of Pinhão and visit two wine estates for an introduction to award-winning local varietals.
  • Day 7
    Travel Day
    Bus to Lagos
    We’re going South! You’ll get a chance to see the stunning Portuguese countryside as we drive South in your own chartered bus to the beach city of Lagos. Hope you brought your bathing suit and dancing shoes because Lagos has beautiful beaches, strong cocktails, and exceptional clubs.
  • Day 8
    Workshop with Glo
    How to Maximize Your Photography While Traveling
    Together, we’ll explore the beautiful beaches and shoreline of Lagos while learning new photography skills with Glo. While Lagos is known for its beaches, it also has many sights to see, which we’ll introduce you to on day 8. After your exploration, it’s time to hang at the beach and sip on some Portuguese cocktails (while technically a Brazilian drink, we love Caipirinhas!)
  • Day 9
    Personalized Experience
    i.e. Boat Tour
    It’s your last full day in Lagos, soak up the sun and hit the beaches! Looking for a beautiful hike? Head to the beautiful Algarve coastline, which is only 30 minutes away. There is nothing more beautiful than the setting sun after a trip full of good people, wonderful sights, and tasty food and wine. We’ll get the squad together one last time and toast to an awesome trip in Portugal!
  • Day 10
    End of Trip!
    We’re sad to see you go, but feel lucky to have had the chance to travel with you. Let us arrange your trip back to Lisbon or continue globetrotting on to other parts of Portugal. Until next time!

  • All accommodations
  • Transportation Between Cities
  • Up to 3 Tours & Excursions
  • 2 Workshops
  • Full-time Ambassador
  • Welcome Happy Hour
  • Maps, Guides & Recommendations
  • Flights
  • Food & Alcohol
  • Optional Experiences

Traveling with a group larger than 8?
Email us at hi@trovatrip.com and we'll book your private trip.

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day1

LISBON

We'll be meeting at a designated point near the Lisbon train station at 3 PM on day 1 of the trip. We'll provide additional details on the meeting point after booking. If arriving early, we'll introduce you to other travelers on the trip you'll have the opportunity to meet up with other travelers on the trip.

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day10

LISBON

We'll have you back to the Lisbon train station by 1 PM on the last day of the trip. You can optionally remain in Lagos if you wish to extend your stay further.


ROUTE

QUESTIONS

All of our trips include accommodations, transportation between cities and a number of activities relevant to the theme of the trip you're joining us on! Most of our hotels also include breakfast, but that varies by destination. We'll also bring a trip Ambassador to guide you through your experience as well as include all kinds of recommendations for every leg of your trip. Welcome to a better way to see the world while learning new skills!
Flights are not included. Need airline assistance? Email us at hi@trovatrip.com and we’ll help get you what you need.
Excursions and tours vary trip to trip. Refer to the trip itinerary to see which activities are included. We’ll send recommendations for optional experiences leading up to the trip as well. Prices vary depending on what you get into, but typically range from $50-$150!
Typically breakfast is included, but it varies trip to trip. You can ask your ambassador for tips on where to eat cheap if you’re on a budget!
TrovaPass is available for only $99 / month. Each month, you earn 1 credit that can be applied toward the cost of any available trip.
A non-refundable deposit of $299 is due when the trip is confirmed. The remainder will be charged 45 days prior to the trip departure. If you book within 45 days from departure, the full amount will be due when trip is confirmed.
Because of the high-demand for some of our trips, you may be required to first request a spot on the trip. Requesting a spot costs nothing, but is essentially a commitment to join the trip when your spot is confirmed. When confirmed, you’ll receive an email from hi@trovatrip.com notifying you that the trip is on and your deposit for $299 will be charged in 24 hours. Should you choose to forgo the experience of a lifetime, you may cancel your spot within the 24-hour window, and you won't be charged.
We cater to young professionals past the stage of roughing it - that means no hostels and no hotels below 3 stars. We strive to create an experience that’s not only authentic, but also easily accessible and comfortable. All hotel locations are conveniently located near the heart of each major destination, so you can live like a local. Less time in transit means more time doing; save the commute for back home.
No more than 20 travelers on each trip. In order to create a personalized experience, we feel it is important to keep group sizes smaller. Sometimes, less is more!
We try to start and end all trips in a major city with an international airport for your convenience. It’s up to you whether or not you want to continue your adventure after the trip end!
We will send a detailed itinerary with everything you need to know at least 7 days prior to your trip start date including hotel information and where to meet up. You can expect each trip to kick off with a Happy Hour for you to meet everyone after settling into your room. Cheers!
You’ll sleep in twin, double or triple shared accommodations with private bathrooms. Traveling with a friend? Just plug in their name while booking under "Roommate Request" or shoot us an email at hi@trovatrip.com and we’ll ensure you’re roomed together. Uncomfortable with sharing a room? Let us know and we'll give you a quote for a single-occupancy bedroom.
Excellent question! We’ll provide a full itinerary including hotel and transportation details at least 7 days prior to your vacation including all necessary travel information. Accommodations often change depending on the group size, so we like to get the exact itinerary out to you when finalized to avoid confusion.
If you’re leaving the country, you’ll need a valid passport that doesn't expire for at least 6 months from the date you depart on your trip. You may also need a Visa. Unfortunately, we cannot provide Visas or guidance on Visas, so please check with your local consulate. You'll probably also want some spending cash (and card), clothes, a bathing suit, toiletries, and anything else you want to show off on vacay! We'll also send you a packing list leading up to your trip.
Each trip is assigned an Ambassador who will lead your group through the full itinerary. You’ll be introduced to your Ambassador prior to your trip. Feel free to reach out with any questions regarding your upcoming trip or link up on social media!
YES! Don’t feel pressured to find someone to join you on a trip. Part of the Trova experience is traveling with complete strangers so you can meet new and wonderful people from around the world. We purposefully match you with like-minded travelers to make the experience easy.
We purposefully keep schedules light so you don’t feel overwhelmed and have time to explore or relax on your own.
Leading up to your trip, we’ll provide recommendations for optional activities you can partake in. Email us at hi@trovatrip.com if you have activity ideas or recommendations.
Have a love for all things travel? We’re always looking for people who love travel as much as we do. Apply here if you’re interested in leading trips as an Ambassador!
Don’t be a stranger! Send us your questions at hi@trovatrip.com. We love hearing from you whether it’s a question, suggestion, request or anything else you might think of.