2019: Jul 11 - Jul 18

$1,955 USD

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Stroll through a maze of cobblestone streets, explore medieval castles, experience Portuguese traditional gastronomy, taste port from old cellars and sip wine in Douro Valley with Dame Travelers.

  • Dates
    2019: Jul 11 - Jul 18
  • Price
    $1,955 USD
  • Accommodations
    Double Occupancy in 3+ star Hotels or Apartments
  • Included
    ✓ Airport & City Transfers
    ✓ All Breakfasts, 1 Lunch & 2 Dinners
    ✓ Travel Photography Workshop
    ✓ Tour of Lisbon
    ✓ Sintra Fairytale Tour
    ✓ Tour of Óbidos, Nazaré, and Aveiro
    ✓ Douro Valley Wine Tasting Tour
    ✓ Tour of Porto
    ✓ Porto Boat Ride
  • Not Included
    × International Flights
    × Food & Alcohol (except as noted)
  • Payment Schedule
    ✓ 25% due now
    ✓ Balance due 60 days before trip
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Dame Traveler is the first female travel community on Instagram, inspiring and empowering women to see the world. Their illustrative, inspiring blog and photographs have created a platform for women to share their stories and lessons learned from the wide world. Join Dame Traveler if you’re looking to explore the world with like-minded women and gain new friendships while doing so.

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Lisbon: With its beautiful landscape including its very own version of the Golden Gate bridge, Lisbon offers incredible views, old castles, narrow cobblestone streets for getting lost in and unparalleled rooftop nightlife.

Óbidos: A classic Portuguese fortified town and one of the most picturesque locations in Portugal. Óbidos radiates Portuguese charm, from the narrow cobbled streets, the quaint houses, through to the imposing medieval castle, which once guarded the region.

Porto: The charming and picturesque home to Port wine, Porto has plenty to explore by foot. Stop by the stunning bookshop, Livraria Lello, and walk from cellar to cellar to taste port in the riverside district.

Ready for an incredible week of wine tasting, sightseeing and adventure? We'll pick you up from the airport and transfer you to the hotel. Check in to your room and if you arrive early enough, visit the best viewpoints in Lisbon with the crew and stroll through the oldest districts before sharing a meal together.

Later, the group will meet for dinner at 8pm before exploring Lisbon's many rooftop bars.

Arrival: Welcome dinner at 8pm. Fly into Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS).

Included: Airport Transfer, Welcome Dinner

Today, you'll learn a little history about the capital of Portugal and walk through Lisbon’s oldest districts, visiting the most beautiful and vibrant streets, alleys, monuments and gardens. On today's must-see list, we'll visit the Jeronimos Monastery, Tower of Belém, Time Out Market and the LX Factory.

An Introduction To Travel Photography Workshop (& How To Find The Coolest Locations): This workshop will help you learn how to scout unique, Insta-worthy locations while also teaching you the ins and outs of how to capture beautiful travel images. We’ll discuss our methods of finding “hidden gems” around the world and how to master the perfect solo shot.

Included: Breakfast, Tour of Lisbon, An Introduction To Travel Photography Workshop

Explore the wonders of Sintra on a full-day tour. You’ll also have free time at the village to taste the famous pastries: Queijadas of Sintra and Travesseiros. The group will enjoy lunch together before driving through the Natural Park of Sintra to Cabo da Roca, which is the westernmost site of Continental Europe. On our drive back to Lisbon, we will take the coastal road passing by the Guincho beach, Cascais and Estoril.

Included: Breakfast, Tour of Sintra, Lunch

Time to explore new places!

First stop will be to the charming town of Óbidos. The medieval architecture, incredible views, little shops, coffee houses and ‘ginjinha’ make Óbidos a must-see while in Portugal.

Next stop is Nazaré, a small village on the West Coast, known for its beautiful beaches and fishing. A place where tradition remains, it’s common to find women in their custom outfits selling dried fish in the ‘Marginal’. Nowadays, it is popular among surfers for its record breaking giant waves.

Last stop on our journey will be Aveiro, known as the ‘Venice of Portugal’. Located in the ‘Baixo-Vouga’ region, you'll take in the rich and varied landscape characterized by a long sandy coastline and many parks & gardens. We'll spend the night back in Óbidos.

Included: Breakfast, Transfer to Óbidos, Tour of Óbidos, Nazaré, and Aveiro

During this private tour, we'll explore Portugal’s spectacular northern wine region, the Douro Valley. Classified as a World Heritage site by UNESCO, you'll explore the breathtaking terrace vineyards and wineries. We’ll visit Amarante, Sabrosa, Pinhão Village and Mesão Frio.

Included: Breakfast, Douro Valley Wine Tasting Tour, Transfer to Porto

Today, we’ll visit the Igreja do Carmo, Rail Station Sao Bento, Igreja dos Carmelitas and Livraria Lello on a guided city tour. We’ll walk along the riverside area ‘zona Ribeirinha do Porto’ and later enjoy a boat ride along the Douro River to take in the beautiful city from a new angle.

Included: Breakfast, Tour of Porto, Boat Ride

On our last full day, we’ll make our way back to Lisbon and you'll have the option to relax or enjoy an optional food and drink tour.

For those that join the tour, we'll start from Rossio, Lisbon’s main square, we’ll start our Portuguese gastronomy walk. We'll visit iconic cafés, traditional establishments and historical restaurants. We'll discover foods with recipes that are well-kept secrets passed down from generation to generation. We'll eat like locals and try the cheeses, fried snacks, ‘tremoços’ (lupin), ‘imperial’ beer, ‘caldo verde’ soup and ‘bifanas’. Before ending our tour, we’ll stop by a pastry shop and enjoy an espresso and ‘pastel de nata’!

We'll finish the trip by sharing one final meal together, dinner. Saúde (“cheers”)!

Included: Breakfast, Transfer to Lisbon, Farewell Dinner

Optional: Lisbon Food & Drink Tour

Thanks for traveling with us! Until next time, my friends!

Included: Breakfast, Airport Transfer

Departure: You'll wake up in Lisbon, a short ride from the airport. Fly out of Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS).

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All of our trips include accommodations, transportation between cities, some meals and a number of activities relevant to the theme of your trip! Most of our hotels also include breakfast, but that varies by destination. A local guide who speaks the language will also be assigned to your trip and ready to provide recommendations every step of the way. Welcome to a better way to follow your passion while seeing the world!
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Typically, at least 2 dinners and breakfast every day is included, but it varies trip to trip. You can ask your local guide for tips on where to eat cheap if you’re on a budget! Dietary & allergy information will also be collected leading up to the trip to ensure you’re taken care of.
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We cater to adults 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 ends!
We will send a detailed itinerary with everything you need to know at least 2 weeks prior to your trip start date including hotel information and airport transfer information (if included). Before your trip, you’ll be invited to both a Facebook and WhatsApp group to meet the other travelers and start exchanging information. You can expect each trip to kick off with a welcome dinner for you to meet everyone after settling into your room. Bon Appétit!
Unless listed otherwise, you’ll sleep in twin or double shared accommodations with private bathrooms. Traveling with a friend? Just plug in their name while booking under "Special Requests" or shoot us an email at hi@trovatrip.com and we’ll ensure you’re roomed together. Uncomfortable with sharing a room? No problem! Most of our trips offer a single supplement option that you can choose when booking.
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