New week in Portugal
TOUR operator Tauck is expecting Portugal to be a hot destination for 2017, with travellers eager to experience the Iberian Peninsula’s “vibrant culture, history and natural beauty”. Tauck has added the new itinerary A Week in Portugal to next year’s departures to feed this demand. Highlights of the journey include visits to seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites, two nights at the Freixo Palace Hotel, a restored 18th-century palace in Porto, wine tastings in the Douro Valley and a wine cellar in Gaia and olive oil tasting at one of Portugal's top olive oil farms. The trip will also include a fado music performance at the Palace Hotel Monte Real and a visit to the National Tile Museum. The seven-night journey leads in at $4,490 per person including return airport transfers, 18 meals, all private guided excursions and a bonus night at Freixo Palace Hotel, Porto, before the tour or at the Intercontinental Lisbon to enjoy after the tour.