• TOUR PACKAGE
  • OPTIONAL TOURS
  • TESTIMONIALS
ARTS AND CRAFTS EXPERIENCE IN GERMANY & AUSTRIA
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To be very honest with you, one of the biggest surprises when I filmed my television show, was traveling to the country of Portugal and discovering how amazing it was on every level- the people, the food, the extraordinary landscapes, the crafts, and sightseeing. It has the “wow” factor for me, and I vowed I would return with a Craftours group one day. Well, here is a Portugal experience I know you will love, and at a time when Covid will be a thing of the past. Take a look at all the wonderful things this package includes, and then contact our office to secure your place. I am only taking 28 people with me on this first-class adventure! Obrigado!
9-DAY PACKAGE INCLUDES:
  • Round-trip International airfare from New York City to Lisbon, Portugal. (Airfare available from your closest international airport for an additional fee. First/Business class upgrades available)
  • First-class hotel accommodations in Evora and Lisbon. (Suite upgrades available)
  • A panoramic city tour of Lisbon and throughout the Alentejo Region.
  • Your personal tour escort, Jim West, throughout the entire journey.
  • Unique shopping opportunities in specialty shops and markets.
  • A visit to "Pastéis de Belém," one of the oldest pastry shops in the world.
  • A delicious buffet breakfast served daily.
  • Welcome dinner and orientation meeting at our hotel and a special farewell dinner..
  • An optional Portuguese cooking lesson with a professional local chef.
  • Transfers in Portugal to/from the hotel/airport for full package guests.
  • A ceramic tile-painting workshop with a local tile maker.
  • An informative demonstration of Portuguese hand-embroidered wool carpets.
  • An optional tour to explore the Palace of Mafra with a local professional guide.
  • A panoramic tour of the historic town of Belem City with a local guide.
  • A unique hands-on painting workshop with Jim West.
  • A sightseeing tour of the town of Viana do Alentejo.
  • Visiting a local Agritourism Cork Farm to learn how this product is harvested, made into products, and distributed around the world.
  • Basic photography workshop entitled, “Hey Look at This,” with Jim West.
  • Wine tasting demonstration at a local winery in Evora.
  • An optional "olive oil tasting" experience in a local rural setting.
  • Private deluxe motor coach & driver the entire time.
  • A leisurely walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage city of Evora.
  • Special Craftours lanyard, luggage identifier and commemorative gift.
  • All taxes included and insurance is highly recommended.
Total cost of this Portugal experience with Jim West is
$2,947.00
Reserve your Space Now!
Call Toll-Free 877-887-1188
Any questions please e-mail: [email protected]

Space is based on first-come/first-served. Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Travel insurance is highly recommended. Land only and single rates are available upon request. Please consult our Terms & Conditions as they apply once your first deposit is made. A 3% discount is offered if the expedition is paid in full by check within 7 business days of the invoice date. No discount coupons or discounts of any sort can be applied to this tour.


OPTIONAL TOUR:

Palace of Mafra
Palace of Mafra
Cost of this optional Palace of Mafra tour is only $47.97 per person.
Olive Oil Tasting

The group will visit a traditional and familiar estate (for 3 generations) - guided by the owner and will discover the history of the estate, learn about the Galega olive tree, native to Portugal, how the olive oil is made and taste the extra virgin Galega olive oil, savouring its qualities. Discover olive trees with 2000 years, and possibility for shopping high quality olive oil.

Cost of this optional Olive oil tasting is only $48.97 per person.
Portuguese Cooking Lesson
Portuguese cooking lesson
Cost of this optional Portuguese cooking lesson is only $126.97 per person.

TESTIMONIALS FROM PAST CRAFTOURS PORTUGAL TOURS:

Maureen Jones, Melbourne, FL - "A very memorable visit to Portugal. We spent time in Vila Vicosa, a small, beautiful town and in Lisbon, a large city, so we got to enjoy two vastly different parts of the country. The crafts the local artisans shared - cork, wood painting, dolls, gold restoration and sidewalk pavers were a few that I enjoyed. The passions, of the artists were passed on and it was evident their crafts were a labor of love. The local people we met were kind, friendly and helpful. The other tour members were delightful, and I thoroughly enjoyed spending days with them, and look forward to meeting them on future trips."
Nancy Chiancone, Silver Springs, MD - "Great experience! Loved the access we got to meet artisans and take part in learning their crafts."
Sheila Arney, Marshalltown, IA - "When I first read about this trip I thought it would be a good one to have my husband join me. I was not mistaken! I had been on a couple other trips that were more "craft" orientated, and this one was more of a "taste" of the country. Both of us thoroughly enjoyed the trip."
Ramona Tapper, Polk City, IA - "I really enjoyed this trip- we did get to see the highlights of Portugal- which is what the trip was titled."
Linda Evans, Farmington Hills, MI - "From the very beginning to the farewell dinner, every day was a new experience. The extraordinary landscapes, architecture and friendly people of Portugal made this trip more than I expected. I can’t wait for a return visit."
Barb Khaja, Kalamazoo, MI - “Wonderful trip. Includes so much more than the typical travel sites. The opportunities to visit the local crafts (tile painting/making; hand embroidered tapestries), agritourism (Olive oil farm; Wine making and heritage family estate; cork making and so much more) and local cooking lesson were all so very special. They provide what becomes the highlights of our memories. We had great walks (be prepared as Portugal is hilly and there is a lot of walking) in several picturesque cities. Our mountain drive was so lucky to have a sunshiny day. Beautiful. And on our free day we explored Lisbon and more by taking the metro and a train to Cascais (thanks to great instructions from our local guides) to see that area along with the fisherman's beach/boats.”
Nancy Vykouk, Lebanon, TN - “You put together a great tour of Portugal, I felt I was able to experience so much in the 6 days there! The tours were all top notch and the craft excursions were delightful! Well done!”
Susan Owen, Colorado Springs, CO - “Great idea to have the group experience both central Portugal (Evora) and big better-known European city Lisbon.”
Marilyn Wattenbarger, Red Deer, Alberta - “Great variety of activities for all. Tour guides were knowledgeable and helpful.”
Zaf Khaja, Kalamazoo, MI - “Excellent planning from start to finish. Timely & prompt communications before, during and after the trip. The local guides Eduardo & Patrice were excellent and went above and beyond the expected norm to make our tour the best experience. They took pride in their duties always with a welcome smile and caring courteous attention to detail. The Craftour guide Kate H was a pure delight and handled the groups needs with grace and dignity.”
Marianne Baumgartner, Dunwoody, GA - “It was an enjoyable trip to a new country & culture. I learned a lot.”
Diane Felice, St. Augustine, FL - “Wonderful trip! There was an excellent variety of things to see and do. The local tour guides as well as the Craftours guide were very helpful the entire time in getting info to all of us.”
Barbara Carbone - “The highlights for me were the wine and olive oil tastings. I learned a lot and they were fun, too. The countryside of Evora was beautiful. The hotels were beautiful with pampering accommodations.”
Tom Otey, Fishers, IN - “Learned a lot about Portugal that the average tourist would never discover.”
Kathy Bonnell, Sterling, IL - “Portugal is a beautiful country and the people are friendly. The food and wines are amazing! I loved the castles and cathedrals and the pastries, oh my!”


Full Package Price: $2,947.00 | Air from New York City

Land Only Price: $2,297.00 | Land only rate does not include airport/hotel transfers
(per person, based on double occupancy)

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This itinerary, pricing and escorts are subject to change. Insurance is available and highly recommended. Single rates are available upon request. Please consult the Terms and Conditions, as they apply starting with the first payment. A 3% discount applies off the cost of the trip, if the trip is paid in full by check with in 7-10 business days of invoice date. Gratuities are additional and will be collected with final payment. All prices listed are in USD unless otherwise noted.