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PORTUGAL To find out more visit saga.co.uk/postcards Postcards From Portugal 10 nights from £1299^ Including optional travel insurance or a reduction of £54 if not required§ Waiter service Exclusive Manchester departures# Single rooms at no extra cost, subject to availability This fascinating tour of Portugal combines days exploring charming cities with stays in four beautiful yet very different pousadas ­ historic buildings that are rich in culture and tradition. Your tour includes · VIP door-to-door travel service within 75 miles of your departure point ­ see page 27 · 10 nights in hotels · 20 meals: 10 breakfasts and 10 dinners Excursions and visits Guimarães walking tour Wine estate tour and tasting Viseu city tour Caramulo Museum Coimbra visit Wine tasting in Azeitao Tour of UNESCO-listed Évora l l l l l l l Pousada de Viseu Guimarães Penafiel Viseu Pousada de Guimarães' pool Oporto Caramulo Coimbra Portugal nights in hotel Queluz Lisbon Evora Alcácer do Sal Plus all this... Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a reduction if not required§ Return flights and transfers Saga tour manager Welcome drink reception Porterage at all pousadas. l l l l l Lisbon ACTIVITY LEVEL Day 1: UK-Oporto-Guimarães. After taking Saga's included door-to-door travel service, fly to Oporto and transfer to Guimarães for a three-night stay at Pousada de Guimarães on half board. D Day 2: Guimarães. Explore historic Guimarães on a morning walking tour. Visit the city of Braga on an optional excursion this afternoon. B, D Day 3: Guimarães. Spend today relaxing in the beautiful landscaped gardens of your pousada or join an optional excursion to Oporto. B, D Day 4: Guimarães-Viseu. Call at Quinta da Avelada for a short wine-tasting session and pause for lunch (not included) in Amarante en route to Viseu. Arrive at the 19th-century Pousada de Viseu for a two-night stay. B, D Day 5: Viseu. Enjoy an included walking tour revealing the highlights of Viseu, followed by another included trip to the town of Caramulo where you'll visit the Museu do Caramulo ­ a museum of two buildings showcasing both art and automobiles. B, D Day 6: Viseu-Queluz. Enjoy a half-day tour of the university city of Coimbra en route to Queluz near Lisbon for a two-night stay at the grand Pousada Palácio de Queluz. B, D Day 7: Queluz. Enjoy the day at leisure to explore independently or join an optional excursion to Óbidos, Nazaré and Alcobaça. B, D Day 8: Queluz-Alcácer do Sal. Admire the amazing views from the viewpoint near Sesimbra Castle before enjoying a wine-tasting session in Azeitao. Then drive through Arrabida Natural Park before pausing at lunchtime in Setubal. Spend three nights on half board at the stylish Pousada Alcácer do Sal. B, D Day 9: Évora. Enjoy a full-day included tour of the UNESCO-listed city of Évora. B, D Day 10: Alcácer do Sal. You may wish to join an optional tour of Lisbon. Enjoy a farewell dinner at your pousada in the evening. B, D Day 11: Alcácer do Sal-Lisbon-UK. Transfer to Lisbon for your flight back to UK and your included door-to-door travel service. B Portugal's pousadas Unique to Portugal and the Azores, and the dream child of Antonio Ferro, the first pousada was inaugurated in 1942 with the founding value of creating `small hotels which look nothing like hotels'. This tradition continues today with historic buildings, from palaces to monasteries, castles to country houses, now restored and converted to create a range of luxury traditional hotels, all with an emphasis on local gastronomy and wine. On this tour alone you'll stay in a converted 12th-century monastery, a 19th-century former hospital, the converted royal guardhouse of a palace and a pousada within the walls of a medieval castle! "Good interesting holiday, all the Pousadas had lots of history attached to them, all were clean and friendly places." Madge, Ipswich Selected optional excursions now available to book in advance SAVE up to £250 ^on selected departures when you book by Mar 29, 2019 Prices from: Apr 23, 2019 1549 1349 May 7 1599 1399 May 14# 1549 1299 Jun 4 1549 1349 Jun 11 1599 1399 Sep 10 1549 Sep 17# 1549 Sep 24 1559 1479 Postcards from Portugal. Holiday code: CT313 / AF591 Solos. All prices are £s per person based on two people sharing and are subject to availability. § Optional travel insurance: A reduction of £54 applies if you do not need the optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights. Getting You There Prices are based on TAP Air Portugal from Gatwick returning to Gatwick or Heathrow dependent on the date of travel. #Prices are based TAP Air Portugal from Manchester. Please enquire for regional flights. · Ask about our great value upgrades to Business Class To book see page 27 and call FREE on 0800 300 500 or visit saga.co.uk/escortedtouring Please quote ECT19 15