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RS Portugal Tour

We are taking that tour beginning on June 13. Anyone else?

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Charlie,

I've also been looking at the Portugal tour for next year, but not sure which one I'll be able to take. It's shaping up to be a busy year, as I have two weddings to attend, so I'm trying to figure out how to fit those in with my travels.

EDIT - I just had a look at the costs and taking the tour would add more than $1100 just in currency exchange at today's rates. I'll have to ponder this for awhile.

Posted by
1068 posts

I'm definitely not going June 13th....I went last June (a little later in the month though.) I think you enjoy yourself immensely. The Portuguese people were extremely nice and friendly and the food and wine good. I spent a few extra days in Lisbon before the tour started but flew home right after it was over (I had been in France prior to Lisbon or I would have spent more time in Portugal.) I don't know if this is mentioned much or you have interest: but I read a guidebook and found there were lots of Neolithic sites near Evora. As a lover of Neolithic sites I asked the guide if we would be driving anywhere near them and she said no, but offered to arrange a private tour on our half free day in Evora. Myself and another person went and we saw one impressive stone circle, one standing stone and a portal tomb (which was in rough shape-but still cool.) The monuments in their own right were great, but nobody else was there. I could touch stare at, photograph etc. as much as I wanted. The other thing I would mention is that it was extremely hot while I was there. Take head protection and lots of sunscreen. Enjoy!