This is how it feels to be royalty. Funded by centuries of discovery and empire, Portugal has more regal grandeur than any other country we know. Of course, the great cities of Lisbon and Porto are rich with imperial landmarks.

Your hotels here are some of the most splendiferous anywhere. But Portugal also has more hours of sunshine a year than any other European country, perfect for exploring. So you'll taste the country’s treasured port wines on walks in the mountainous vineyards where they’re born. On a glorious coastal trail, you’ll face the churning surf that Henry the Navigator conquered to explore Africa and the New World. And you’ll come face to face with the Portuguese people from cork artisans to winemakers. You’ll get a true feel for the unique tempo and personality of this kingdom by the sea.

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Join The McCallen Society of St. John's University for an unforgettable private tour through Portugal. 
McCallen Society Globe Trotters
7 Days / 6 Nights
Starting Point: Lisbon

Ending Point: Porto or Lisbon

Picture Yourself...
  • Tasting Port at a family-owned Douro Valley vineyard
  • Making your own pilgrimage to famed Fátima
  • Luxuriating in some of Portugal’s most historic hotels
Itinerary at a glance
You meet in Lisbon, one of Europe’s most colorful capitals, with its pastel buildings and red roofs. On a guided walk, you’ll see the city’s landmarks, including Belém Tower, and Jerónimos Monastery. Your luxury hotel in Cascais (2 nights) provides coastal views of the Atlantic and is a memorable jumping-off point for an exploration of Sintra and Pena National Palace.

DAYS 3-4 - ÉVORA  
On a morning walk, you follow dinosaur footprints for beautiful coastal views. You know Stonehenge. And likely you’ve heard that quite a few people visit it on any given day. So you might have wondered what it would be like to have it to yourself. Happily, you can have that sort of experience with us today, as you visit the finest Neolithic stone formation on the Iberian Peninsula where you explore standing stones more than 8,000 years old. From your convent-turned-five star hotel in Évora (2 nights), you enjoy a nature walk along Aqueduct de l'Agua de Prata, before visiting a working cork factory. Later, you savor a wine tasting and picnic under corkwood trees.

Heading north, the Douro Valley (2 nights) is Portugal’s lushest region, and you’ll get to take full advantage. You start your day with a pilgrimage of your own to Fátima. Known famously for the apparition of Mother Mary seen by three young shepherds, you will walk the same path in town to the sanctuary. Next day begins with a scenic cruise on the Douro River in a traditional Portuguese Rabelo boat and ends with a walk among vineyards followed by a wine tasting and picnic of local specialties. On our final day, we visit the seaside city of Porto, where Port wine originated, to take in the sights and meet local fishermen. 
McCallen Society Globe Trotters
7 Days / 6 Nights

Program Dates & Prices
Tour prices are per person and reflect the cost of the land program
October 14-20, 2019$4,998.00$5,793.00
What's Included
• Memorable accommodations for 6 nights 
• All breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 5 dinners
• Full-time experienced guide(s) who are with you throughout the trip and handle behind-the-scenes logistics
• Admissions to tastings, historic sites and other scheduled events as noted in the detailed daily itinerary
• Gratuities for hotels, meals, and baggage
• All land transportation during the trip
Above & Beyond Benefits
  • Invisible Check-In
    When your group arrives, we whisk you and your bags to your room immediately. No waiting – no tipping.
  • Wine on Us
    In many regions, we uncork wonderful local wines at every dinner, compliments of Classic Journeys.
  • Privileged Access Events
    One-of-a-kind access to remarkable people, places and activities arranged just for you.
McCallen Society Globe Trotters
7 Days / 6 Nights
Portugal has a warm, Mediterranean climate. The temperature is generally very temperate, with a daily range from 65 degrees to the upper 70s and evening temperatures in the upper 50s.

Albatroz Hotel

Perched on rocks at the ocean's edge, this glamorous hotel occupies a series of historic buildings. The views of the Bay of Cascais are gorgeous, and you're an easy walk from the village's shops. Rooms are a blend of classic and contemporary design.

Convento Do Espinheiro

With its fascinating history and authentic charm, Convento do Espinheiro is a 15th-century convent, considered a national monument, where important nobles throughout history helped shape Portugal's destiny.

Monverde Hotel

Located in the Douro Valley, famed for its wines, this boutique hotel provides guests an opportunity to live on a working wine estate. In addition to luxury accommodations, the hotel offers a spa and indoor and outdoor pools that overlook the vineyards

McCallen Society Globe Trotters
7 Days / 6 Nights