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April 10 – 22, 2024

Presented by The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce and Continental Travel

Portugal has been a much-requested destination and we’re thrilled to present this opportunity! Enjoy historic architecture, bustling atmosphere, local authentic cuisine and so much more.

The deadline has passed but we may still be able to accommodate you. Please contact Andrea at [email protected] or 204-989-8580 as soon as possible if you are interested.


$5895 CDN per person  (double occupancy)
$7290 CDN per person (single occupancy)

* The deadline has passed but if you are still interested, please reach out to Andrea at Continental Travel. She may be able to accommodate you but the price will likely be higher, depending on current airfare cost.


  • International airfare.
  • Escorted from Winnipeg
  • Accommodations in single or double room as specified
  • English speaking official tourism guide
  • All transfers in private luxury minibus
  • Entrance fees to monuments/attractions (please check list below)
  • Breakfasts included
  • Nine (9) lunches OR dinners + 1 soft drink included per meal
  • Farewell dinner


  • Travel/health insurance
  • Tipping
  • Personal expenses
  • Services not listed in the itinerary


FLIGHTS: Air Canada

April 10:

2:45 p.m. AC 376  Winnipeg to Montreal (arrive in Montreal at 6:35 p.m.)
9:40 p.m.  AC 812  Montreal to Lisbon (arrive in Lisbon at 4:10 a.m.)

April 22:
12:50 p.m. Lisbon to Toronto (arrive in Toronto at 4:15 p.m.)
5:55 p.m.  Toronto to Winnipeg (arrive in Winnipeg 7:39 p.m.)

ITINERARY – April 10-22, 2024:

April 10: Travel Day

April 11: Arrival in Lisbon

Arrive in Lisbon, check in to your accommodation, and rest after your journey.

Take a leisurely evening walk around the Baixa district to get a feel for the city.

Welcome dinner.


April 12: Évora

Drive to Évora (1h30 minutes), a historic city in the Alentejo region.

Explore the Roman Temple, Évora Cathedral, and the eerie Chapel of Bones.

Walk through the charming streets of the old town and enjoy local cuisine.


April 13: Explore the Alentejo Region

From Evora, leave to visit the surrounding towns of:

Vila Viçosa: (45 mins) This town is known for its stunning Ducal Palace, which was the residence of the Duques of Bragança. The palace features beautiful gardens and opulent interiors.

Elvas: (58 mins) A fortified town with impressive city walls, forts, and a massive aqueduct. The historic center of Elvas is a UNESCO World Heritage site due to its military architecture.


April 14: Drive to Alcobaça

Check out of your accommodation in Évora and start your journey towards Alcobaça.

Once you arrive in Alcobaça, settle into your accommodation and enjoy a relaxing evening in this historic town.


April 15: Tomar and Fátima

Start your day by visiting the Alcobaça Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore this impressive medieval monastery, known for its stunning architecture and the romantic story of King Pedro I and Inês de Castro. Take your time to appreciate the intricate details and historical significance of the site.

In the afternoon, make your way to Batalha, a town known for the Batalha Monastery (Monastery of Santa Maria da Vitória). This monastery is another UNESCO World Heritage site and is a masterpiece of Portuguese Gothic architecture. Explore the majestic interior, the intricate Manueline details, and the Unfinished Chapels.

After visiting Batalha, return to Alcobaça.


April 16: Leave Alcobaça, Visit Coimbra University, Stop in Tomar, Arrive in Porto (Itinerary subject to change)

Check out of your accommodation in Alcobaça and start your journey towards Porto.

Continue your journey to Porto.

Arrive in Porto, check in to your accommodation, and have a relaxing evening in the city.


April 17: Porto Exploration

Spend 2 days in Porto to explore the city.

Start your day with a visit to Livraria Lello, a beautifully ornate bookstore that is often said to have inspired J.K. Rowling’s depiction of Hogwarts in Harry Potter.

Take a walk through the vibrant streets of the Ribeira district along the Douro River. Enjoy the colorful buildings, historic architecture, and bustling atmosphere.

In the afternoon you can cross the iconic Dom Luís I Bridge to Vila Nova de Gai and visit one of the famous Port wine cellars for a guided tour and tasting. Learn about the history of Port wine production and enjoy panoramic views of Porto from across the river.

Explore the Gaia waterfront, lined with restaurants and cafes, and enjoy a leisurely lunch.

Make your way to the Clerigos Tower and Church. Climb the tower for a breathtaking view of the city.

Explore the surrounding area, including the lively Praça dos Leões and the beautiful Church of Carmo.

We recommend you enjoy a traditional Portuguese dinner at a local restaurant.


April 18: Further Exploration of Porto

Visit the Church of São Francisco, known for its unassuming exterior that contrasts with its ornate Baroque interior.

Explore the Bolhão Market, a bustling market where you can experience the local flavors and purchase fresh produce, cheeses, and more.

Head to the Crystal Palace Gardens (Parque de Cristal) for a relaxing stroll. Enjoy the panoramic views of the Douro River and the city below.

If you’re interested in contemporary art, visit the Serralves Foundation. Explore the Serralves Museum and its exhibitions, as well as the beautiful surrounding gardens.

Spend your evening in the lively Rua das Flores, a charming street lined with shops, cafes, and eateries. Consider dining in a traditional Portuguese tasca for an authentic local meal.


April 19: – Porto, Mafra, Lisbon

Drive to Mafra (3h30), a town famous for the Mafra National Palace, a baroque palace and monastery complex. Explore the grand palace, the basilica, the library, and the beautiful surrounding gardens.

After visiting Mafra, continue your journey to Lisbon (1h00), where you’ll be staying for the night.


April 20: Lisbon Exploration

Start your day with a visit to the historic Belém district to see iconic sites like Belém Tower and Jerónimos Monastery.

Explore Alfama, one of Lisbon’s oldest neighborhoods, known for its narrow streets and traditional Fado music.

Visit São Jorge Castle for panoramic views of the city.

Enjoy a traditional Portuguese dinner in a local restaurant.


April 21: Cascais, Estoril, and Sintra

On this day of the trip you can visit Cascais and Estoril (about 40 minutes away from Lisbon) and walk along the scenic coastline and enjoy the beach atmosphere (better if the weather is good)

On this day you can also visit Sintra (about 30 minutes away from Lisbon and 25 from Cascais) to explore Pena Palace and the charming town center (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

If time permits, visit the Moorish Castle or Quinta da Regaleira.

Return to Lisbon at the end of the visit.


April 22: Final day (Lisbon)

Transfer to the airport for departure flight.


Contact Andrea at [email protected] or 204-989-8580.

For more information, please contact Andrea (above) or Ellen Kornelsen at [email protected] or 204-471-6917.

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