Falésia Beach

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  • #12 of the top 25 beaches in the world

 

Porto

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  • City that is one of the oldest European centers
  • Its combined name, “Portus Cale,” is a Celtic-Latin name referred to as the original name for, “Portugal”
  • First settled as a Roman Empire outpost
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Sintra

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  • Subregion of Lisbon known for its 19th century Romantic architectural monuments
  • The municipality is dotted with royal retreats, estates, and medieval castles
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

University of Coimbra

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  • Public university established in 1290
  • One of the oldest universities in continuous operation in the world
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Historic Centre of Guimarães

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  • Urban space whose buildings date back to the medieval age
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Convent of Christ (Tomar)

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  • Former Roman Catholic convent in Tomar
  • Originally a Templar stronghold in the 12th century
  • In the 14th century, it was turned into the Knights of the Order of Christ, which supported Portugal’s maritime discoveries
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Funchal Cable Car

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  • Gondola lift that transport people from Funchal, Madeira to the suburb of Monte
  • Replaced a railway between the locations that ran from 1886-1943
  • Opened in 2000

Dom Luís I Bridge

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  • Double-deck metal arch bridge spanning the River Duoro
  • Opened in 1886

 

Quinta da Regaleira

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  • Historic center of the city of Sintra
  • Romantic style architectural palace, chapel, and park composed of lakes, grottoes, wells, and fountains
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Alfama

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  • Oldest district in Lisbon
  • Originally inhabited by fishermen and the poor, and its condition as the neighborhood of the poor continues to this day
  • The great 1755 Lisbon earthquake did not destroy the Alfama, preserving its narrow streets and small squares

 

Jerónimos Monastery

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  • Former monastery constructed starting in 1501
  • Secularized by the state and ownership transferred to a charitable institution in 1833
  • Prominent example of Portuguese Late Gothic Manueline style of architecture
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 


 

Costs

all flights $1,823

food $26/day x 16 days = $416

hotel $49/day x 14 days = $686

tickets (all attractions) $49

TOTAL for whole itinerary $2,974