Portugal tour

Lisbon - Sintra - Cabo da Roca - Cascais - Estoril - Mafra - Obidos -
Costa Nova / Aveiro - Porto - Coimbra - Batalha - Fátima

By plane from Zagreb  6 days / 5 nights
Travel dates: 29.4.-4.5., 10.-15.6., 29.7.-3.8. and 19-24.8.2020.
VALUE MORE: Porto wine tasting included!

Meeting of passengers at Zagreb International Airport at the information counter two hours before departure. Croatia Airlines direct flight to Lisbon at 7:50 on the OU700. Arriving in Lisbon at 10:10 am, boarding the bus and taking a half day tour of the city by bus and on foot with the tour guide: Avenida da Liberdade, an elegant and luxurious 1100 m long avenue built on the site of a former public park modeled on the Champs-Elysees in Paris - Rossio Square (Square of Pedro IV.), The Portuguese king and emperor of Brazil, the square where once fairs, national uprisings, corridors and executions were held, and today the heart of the Lower City - Torre de Belém (Bethlehem Tower), is one of Lisbon's most celebrated monuments of the Manueline style, a tower built by Joao II. as part of the defense system at the mouth of the Tejo River - St. Jerome, another of the city's most important sites, a site given by King Manuel I. to successfully bring Vasco da Game back from India, a church where many kings and Portuguese celebrities are buried - Alfama, Baixa and Bairro Alto neighborhoods, picturesque and vibrant city ​​districts, in parts of which you still have the feeling that time has stopped and captured the famous Portuguese saudad at the moment of eternity. Arrival at the hotel. Accommodation. Overnight stay.

Day 2: Lisbon - Excursion to the Lisbon Riviera: SINTRA - CABO DA ROCA - CASCAIS - ESTORIL
Breakfast. Full day excursion to Sintra, to Cabo da Roca and Cascais - the so-called the Lisbon Riviera. Sintra is a small town built on the slopes of the eponymous mountain range, famous for its magnificent greenery and magnificent palaces. Sintra was loved by Portuguese nobles, but also by European kings and celebrities. Lord Byron also stayed there for a while, writing in 1809 that "Sintra is the most beautiful place in the world. Upon arrival in Sintra, we will make our way to the fascinating Pena Palace. Spread over the hills of Sintra, the palace is the fruit of the idea of ​​the eccentric King Ferdinand II. and reflects the Portuguese romanticism of the time. With its blend of styles, vibrant colors and fairytale-like appearance at the top of the hill, the palace attracts the views of the beholder and, due to its attractiveness, has been placed on the list of "Seven Wonders of Portugal" as well as on the UNESCO list. It is surrounded by a rich park with more than 500 different species of trees from all over the world, from American sequoia to Chinese ginkgo tree. Free time to visit the palace (ticket is not included in the price). Continued drive to Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of continental Europe, which famous Portuguese writer Luís de Camões wrote was "a place where the earth ends and the sea begins", with a brief stop for photography. Following is a drive to the famous Cascais resort with a lunch break. Cascais was once a fishing village, but in the 19th century it became the favorite residence of Portuguese kings. Return via Estoril - a small town where the glory of casinos is located and a place that once had the famous Formula One track. Free evening for personal programs. We suggest going with the tour manager for dinner with the fado (extra charge on site).

Breakfast. Check-out and departure from Lisbon. On our journey to Porto we will first visit Mafra, the place where it is located in 1717. King Joao V. began construction of a building so magnificent that it was also placed on the list of the "Seven Wonders of Portugal". The famous Nobel Laureate Saramago described the construction of the national palace in Mafra, whose construction Joao V. wanted to overshadow the Spanish Escorial, in his excellent novel, Remembering the Monastery. Exterior view, or time for an individual visit to the palace (surcharge for a ticket on site). Continuing our journey takes us across the beautiful town of Obidos, once a wedding gift from the Portuguese kings to their queens. A stroll through a small town within the medieval walls whose distinctive sign is a picturesque white cottage and narrow, winding alleys paved with stone cubes. Shorter free time. In the course of the day we will visit Costa Nova near Aveir, a very common photographic motif from Portugal. It is a beach on which in the 19th century. politician and people's tribune Jose Estevao built the first house (palheiro) whose façade was striped, brown-blue. Meanwhile, from that age to the present, many fishermen have chosen to paint their cottages with striped, vibrant colors reminiscent of the moliceiros colors, the traditional boats in Aveir. A series of houses of vibrant colors and striped facades is one of the most endearing motifs on postcards and photographs throughout the region. Continued journey to Port, arrival and accommodation in rooms.

Day 4: PORTO
Breakfast. Porto, the second largest Portuguese city, was built on the site of an ancient Roman settlementon that spot along the Douro River whose Latin name gave it the present-day state - Portus Cale. Unlike Lisbon, which is known by the attribute "white city", Porto is also called "granite city", and is world famous for its sweet dessert wine of the same name. City tour: cathedral - magnificent church of st. Franciscans with Gilded Baroque Carvings - Liberdade Square - Dom Luis Bridge - Stock Exchange Palace - Clérigos Tower. At the end of the sightseeing we will visit one of the famous wine cellars along the river bank in Vila Nova da Gaia where we will see how the famous sweet porto wine is produced with tasting and bargain (included in the price). Free afternoon for personal programs, shopping, etc. We recommend taking the time for lunch and a stroll around the picturesque Ribeira neighborhood (part of UNESCO's protected heritage) with numerous small restaurants and souvenir shops along the Douro River. Be sure to visit the Lello Bookstore, certainly one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world, opened in 1906. and it looks identical as it did then. Also head to Sao Bento Station in the city center and see fascinating tiles in the interior of the station that depict events from the Portuguese past. Overnight stay.

Breakfast. Leaving the hotel. Traveling to Coimbra, a town in the province of Baixo Mondego. Although Coimbra was also the capital of the country for some time, it is primarily known for its university, one of the oldest in Europe, founded in 1290. Because of this, it is also known as the "city of students". Coimbra is also known in Portugal for its fado - with Lisbon singing the best and most famous fado. Upon arrival, visit to the city center: Romanesque Cathedral - Santa Cruz Monastery - Famous University. We continue our journey through Portugal through the small town of Batalha, home to the famous Dominican monastery of Santa María da Vitoria, one of the finest examples of late Gothic Portugal with the tombs of Portuguese kings. The monastery was dedicated to the Virgin Mary after the Portuguese defeated the Spaniards at the Battle of Aljubarrota in 1385. Visiting the monastery (ticket not included). A visit to Fátima before Lisbon: a visit to one of the most important Marian shrines in the world in a small Portuguese town named after Fátima, the daughter of a Moorish prince, in the 12th century. converted to Christianity for the love of the beautiful Christian knight. On 13 May 1917 Mr. three little pastors at the site of today's basilica witnessed the apparitions of Our Lady. With this date begins the history of the shrine, which together with Lourdes is the most visited in Europe. Visit to the large Basilica and the promenade with the Apparition Chapel. After the sightseeing drive to Lisbon. Upon arrival, hotel accommodation. Overnight stay.

Breakfast. Check-out and transfer to the airport. Croatia Airlines flight on line OU701 from Lisbon to Zagreb at 10:55. Arrival to Zagreb at 15:05.

Package price per person in double room:
Departures 29.4. and 10.6 .: FM € 6,180 / € 6,480
Departures 29.7. and 19.8 .: FM $ 5,980 / $ 6,280
(AIRCRAFT HRK 1,090 included in package price)


Single room supplement: 1.790 kn
Extra bed on request!

Extra charge per person for departure from Split, Zadar, Dubrovnik or Pula: 470 kn
(availability and confirmation of flights upon request; individual check-in at the airport until meeting with the travel manager in Zagreb)

PACKAGE PRICES INCLUDE: Zagreb-Lisbon-Zagreb airfare, airfare, hotel accommodation 3/4 * in Lisbon in double rooms shower / WC / TV based on three nights with breakfast, hotel accommodation 3/4 * in Porto in double rooms shower / WC / TV based on two overnights with breakfast, tour guide, transfer from / to the airport in Lisbon, half day sightseeing by bus on incoming transfer, all sightseeing and excursions according to the program, wine tasting in Porto, and organization costs and sales

PRICE OF THE PACKAGE DOES NOT INCLUDE: Tickets for cultural and historical monuments and museums not listed, tourist tax in Lisbon and Porto in the amount of 1 € in Lisbon and 2 € in Porto per person per night (payment on the spot), tickets public transportation, optional content, travel health insurance, and personal expenses.

TICKET PRICES (as of October 2019): Oceanario de Lisboa € 16, Museu Calouste Gulbenkian € 14, Museu Nacional do Azulejo (Ceramic Tile Museum) € 5, Museu Nacional dos Coches (Carriage Museum) € 8; Sintra Foam Palace 14 € / 12.5 children, Mafra National Palace 6 €, Church of Sts. Francis in Porto 4 €, Batalha Monastery 6 €

NOTES: Aeronautical fees are subject to change and the final amount of the fees is confirmed on the day the airline ticket is issued. Atlas reserves the right to change prices in the event of exchange differences exceeding 1.5%. Organizermay change the order of sightseeing during a city tour of Lisbon, depending on museum hours or public holidays. Sightseeing content remains posted regardless of the order of sightseeing. Departure times for the program are listed according to the Croatia Airlines flight schedule announced in August 2019 and are subject to change.



OFFICIAL NAME: The Republic of Portugal
GOVERNMENT: Republic and parliamentary state
CAPITAL: Lisbon, around 2,927,000 BC (2018)
LANGUAGE: Portuguese (official)
RELIGION: majority Catholics 81%, atheists 6.8%, 0.6% Jews, unspecified 8.3% (according to 2011 data)
TIME DIFFERENCE: Western European Time (Croatia 12:00 = Portugal (Lisbon) 11:00)
MONEY: EUR (Euro); 1 EUR = 100 Eurocents
NUMBER OF POPULATION: Approximately 10.35 million (data from 7/2018).
AREA: approximately 92.212 km²
GEOGRAPHICAL POSITION: A state in southwestern Europe, bordering Spain on the east, exits the Atlantic Ocean on the west and south
CLIMATE: Mediterranean climate with warm and dry summers and mild winters with plenty of precipitation. The average temperature in January is 16 ° C, in July 25 ° C.
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR TRAVEL: A valid passport or identity card is required for entry into the Republic of Portugal for Croatian citizens, which must be valid for at least 3 months after entry. Children must have their passport / ID.
HEALTH: Vaccination is optional. We recommend that you consult your World Health Organization website (WHO, www.who.int) before traveling. We also recommend that you take a convenience store pharmacy for your trip.
TELEPHONING: Country code is +351. Mobile phone connections are good, all three mobile operators have a roaming agreement. Please contact your network operator for details.
CREDIT CARDS: Most credit cards are accepted at all banks, most hotels, restaurants and shops (MasterCard, Visa), while Amex is accepted less frequently. For the most part, the entrance to each store contains credit card symbols accepted by each store as a payment method.
PAINTS: It is common to leave 10% of the total bill in a restaurant or facility.
TRAVEL SAFETY: Please refer to the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs for travel safety to individual countries on their website: www.mvep.hr.
CLOTHES: We advise light, comfortable cotton or linen clothes during the summer months; warmer during winter. Bring rain and sun protection, regardless of the time of year you are traveling.
FOOD AND BEVERAGES: Portuguese cuisine is based on Mediterranean cuisine, rich in fish and the most promised cod. Some of the specialties are: Alheira de Mirandela - chicken sausage served with chard; Arroz de Tambori - a boil cooked in a mixture of laurel, garlic and tomato with rice; Caldeirada de Enguias - an eel stew, seasoned with saffron and accompanied by peppers; Francesinha - two slices of bread with steak, ham, sausage in between, etc.
SHOPPING: A popular souvenir is, for example, a rooster (a national symbol), jewelry, cosmetics, gold, textiles, Portuguese ceramics. Shops operate generally from 10am to 7pm on weekdays, while in major cities they operate from 9am to 9pm every day, except on public holidays. In smaller towns, lunch breaks are common, during which shops and service facilities do not operate from 1pm to 3pm.
SAF: Please keep money, documents and other valuables in the hotel or room safe, the organizer of the trip or the hotel does not take responsibility for the stolen items.

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Embassy Office Time:
• Monday-Friday 9am - 5pm
Office hours of the Consular Section of the Embassy: (for parties)
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Telephone number for Croatian nationals (for emergencies and emergencies outside office hours): 00 351 966 015 731