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Portugal - SOLD OUT!
Sep
20
to Sep 28

Portugal - SOLD OUT!

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Portugal is an amazing country with its lively port cities of Lisbon and Porto, its spectacular hillside vineyards, producers of the world famous Port wine, flowing down to the meandering Duoro river, and its dramatic southern coast reflecting the waves rolling in from the Atlantic.  But its the people, warm, friendly and inviting that really make this small country a gem; one can enjoy the sounds of the Portugese music, Fado heard often in the background, and enjoy sharing a meal of freshly caught fish with the locals.  This is a place with a deep history; a place showcasing architectural wonders clad in beautiful tile work, and a place that blends the old with the new seamlessly. . 

We'll begin our journey in the port city of Porto, located along the lower Duoro river that flows into the Atlantic.  It's waterfront, lined with shops and restaurants featuring fresh seafood, comes to life each night with music, dance, and those out to enjoy a stroll along the river.  The seven bridges that cross the Duoro from Porto to its neighbor, Gaia, offer wonderful vantage points to photograph this historic city during the day and at night.  There are great architectural structures throughout the city, many of them adorned with Portugal's famous Azulejo blue tiles, beautiful gardens to wander through, and of course great restaurants and local shops to visit.  Once we have gotten grounded and acclimated to the time change, we will head east towards the source of the Duoro river, near the border of Spain.  We'll travel to our destination by train, one of the most scenic train routes in all of  Europe, offering spectacular views of the river and surrounding vineyards along the way.

It is here in the Duoro River valley where we’ll find the terraced vineyards that supply the world with Portugal’s namesake libation, Port wine. Look forward to paddling, hiking, and driving from the mountainous border with Spain to the coastal city of Porto. On the way we will stay at various Quintas, (winery sponsored hotels), agriturismos, and family run inns as we head down river. This will be the highlight of our visit, a fitting conclusion to our travels. It will be a fun and flexible trip with lots of interaction with the locals too.  Space is limited so don’t delay if this catches your fancy!

 Sept 20 - Sept 29, 2019

* You will need to depart the US on Thursday the 19th to arrive in Porto on the 20th.

PRICING  (pricing is based on double occupancy; singles add $400)

$3650 per person double occupancy; singles add $400

* What H2Outfitters provides:

  • 9 night’s accommodations

  • Meals, as noted on itinerary

  • In country transportation

  • kayaking days

What You Need to provide:

  • International airfare (you will need to leave the US on the 19th to arrive in Porto on the 20th)

  • Fees for any activities/sights you opt to do

  • Alcoholic beverages and snacks

  • Gratuities for guides

  • Any transportation costs not included with itinerary

 

 

 

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Portugal - SPACE AVAILABLE
Oct
1
to Oct 10

Portugal - SPACE AVAILABLE

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Portugal is an amazing country with its lively port cities of Lisbon and Porto, its spectacular hillside vineyards, producers of the world famous Port wine, flowing down to the meandering Duoro river, and its dramatic southern coast reflecting the waves rolling in from the Atlantic.  But its the people, warm, friendly and inviting that really make this small country a gem; one can enjoy the sounds of the Portugese music, Fado heard often in the background, and enjoy sharing a meal of freshly caught fish with the locals.  This is a place with a deep history; a place showcasing architectural wonders clad in beautiful tile work, and a place that blends the old with the new seamlessly. . 

We'll begin our journey in the port city of Porto, located along the lower Duoro river that flows into the Atlantic.  It's waterfront, lined with shops and restaurants featuring fresh seafood, comes to life each night with music, dance, and those out to enjoy a stroll along the river.  The seven bridges that cross the Duoro from Porto to its neighbor, Gaia, offer wonderful vantage points to photograph this historic city during the day and at night.  There are great architectural structures throughout the city, many of them adorned with Portugal's famous Azulejo blue tiles, beautiful gardens to wander through, and of course great restaurants and local shops to visit.  Once we have gotten grounded and acclimated to the time change, we will head east towards the source of the Duoro river, near the border of Spain.  We'll travel to our destination by train, one of the most scenic train routes in all of  Europe, offering spectacular views of the river and surrounding vineyards along the way.

It is here in the Duoro River valley where we’ll find the terraced vineyards that supply the world with Portugal’s namesake libation, Port wine. Look forward to paddling, hiking, and driving from the mountainous border with Spain to the coastal city of Porto. On the way we will stay at various Quintas, (winery sponsored hotels), agriturismos, and family run inns as we head down river. This will be the highlight of our visit, a fitting conclusion to our travels. It will be a fun and flexible trip with lots of interaction with the locals too.  Space is limited so don’t delay if this catches your fancy!

Oct 1 - Oct 10, 2019

* You will need to depart the US on Monday, Sept. 30 to arrive in Porto on October 1.

PRICING  (pricing is based on double occupancy; singles add $400)

$3650 per person double occupancy; singles add $400

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Portugal -SOLD OUT!
May
24
to Jun 2

Portugal -SOLD OUT!

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Portugal is an amazing country with its lively port cities of Lisbon and Porto, its spectacular hillside vineyards, producers of the world famous Port wine, flowing down to the meandering Duoro river, and its dramatic southern coast reflecting the waves rolling in from the Atlantic.  But its the people, warm, friendly and inviting that really make this small country a gem; one can enjoy the sounds of the Portugese music, Fado heard often in the background, and enjoy sharing a meal of freshly caught fish with the locals.  This is a place with a deep history; a place showcasing architectural wonders clad in beautiful tile work, and a place that blends the old with the new seamlessly. . 

We'll begin our journey in the port city of Porto, located along the lower Duoro river that flows into the Atlantic.  It's waterfront, lined with shops and restaurants featuring fresh seafood, comes to life each night with music, dance, and those out to enjoy a stroll along the river.  The seven bridges that cross the Duoro from Porto to its neighbor, Gaia, offer wonderful vantage points to photograph this historic city during the day and at night.  There are great architectural structures throughout the city, many of them adorned with Portugal's famous Azulejo blue tiles, beautiful gardens to wander through, and of course great restaurants and local shops to visit.  Once we have gotten grounded and acclimated to the time change, we will head east towards the source of the Duoro river, near the border of Spain.  We'll travel to our destination by train, one of the most scenic train routes in all of  Europe, offering spectacular views of the river and surrounding vineyards along the way.

It is here in the Duoro River valley where we’ll find the terraced vineyards that supply the world with Portugal’s namesake libation, Port wine. Look forward to paddling, hiking, and driving from the mountainous border with Spain to the coastal city of Porto. On the way we will stay at various Quintas, (winery sponsored hotels), agriturismos, and family run inns as we head down river. This will be the highlight of our visit, a fitting conclusion to our travels. It will be a fun and flexible trip with lots of interaction with the locals too.  Space is limited so don’t delay if this catches your fancy!

 May 24 - June 2, 2019

* You will need to depart the US on Thursday the 23rd to arrive in Porto on the 24th.

PRICING  (pricing is based on double occupancy; singles add $400)

$3650 per person double occupancy; singles add $400

* What H2Outfitters provides:

  • 9 night’s accommodations

  • Meals, as noted on itinerary

  • In country transportation

  • kayaking days

What You Need to provide:

  • International airfare (you will need to leave the US on the 23rd to arrive in Porto on the 24th)

  • Fees for any activities/sights you opt to do

  • Alcoholic beverages and snacks

  • Gratuities for guides

  • Any transportation costs not included with itinerary

 

 

 

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Portugal
May
6
to May 16

Portugal

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Portugal is an amazing country with its lively port cities of Lisbon and Porto, its spectacular hillside vineyards, producers of the world famous Port wine, flowing down to the meandering Duoro river, and its dramatic southern coast reflecting the waves rolling in from the Atlantic.  But its the people, warm, friendly and inviting that really make this small country a gem; one can enjoy the sounds of the Portugese music, Fado heard often in the background, and enjoy sharing a meal of freshly caught fish with the locals.  This is a place with a deep history; a place showcasing architectural wonders clad in beautiful tile work, and a place that blends the old with the new seamlessly. 

Our itinerary will have us arriving in Lisbon. We will find ourselves in the oldest and most venerable part of town, the historic Chiado district. Here in the midst of the city’s flavor, ambience, and history we begin our exploration. 

Over the course of our stay we’ll have the opportunity to explore the city by e-bike, via streetcar trams, and on foot. Most importantly the pulse of this vibrant city will leave each of us with a sense of its culture, people, and traditions. Perhaps we’ll have the chance to listen to the mellow rhythms of Fado, the soul of Portuguese musica suitable accompaniment to the local cuisine.

Departing Lisbon we'll head to our final destination the Douro River Valley. Here along the river’s steep banks we’ll find the terraced vineyards that supply the world with Portugal’s namesake libation Port wine. Look forward to paddling, hiking, and driving from the mountainous border with Spain to the coastal city of Porto. On the way we will stay at various Quintas, (winery sponsored hotels), agriturismos, and family run inns as we head down river. This will be the highlight of our visit, a fitting conclusion to our travels. It will be a fun and flexible trip with lots of interaction with the locals too.  Space is limited so don’t delay if this catches your fancy!

2018 departures:  May 6* - 16**,  Sept. 13* - 23**

* Depart US on this date, arrive in Portugal the next day

** Depart Portugal for US

PRICING  (all pricing is based on double occupancy; singles add $400)

ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICING * As noted under What H2Outfitters provides

  • 6-10 participants: $3850 per person 
  • 4-5 participants:  $4150 per person 

A LA CARTE PRICING - excludes lunches and dinners

  • 6-10 participants: $3350 per person ($2950 if you register by 1/31/18)
  • 4-5 participants: $3750 per person ($3350 if you register by 1/31/18)

What H2Outfitters provides:

  • 9 night’s accommodations
  • Meals (only breakfast is included with the a-la-crte pricing)
  • Transportation as noted on itinerary
  • Kayaking days

 

  • What You Need to provide:
  • Fees for any activities/sights you opt to do Alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities for guides
  • Any transportation costs not included with itinerary
  • International airfare

 

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Portugal
May
20
to May 30

Portugal

Join us on our Portugal Exploratory and get a behind the scenes perspective on how we put a trip together.  Become part of the process by coming along and save Big time!  This will be an a-la-carte trip which will be priced well below the regular booking price once the trip is on the docket. 

H2Outfitters will provide all lodging, transportation in country and kayak-related cost.  You will be responsible for your meals and the costs of any activity you may choose to do.  As a member of the exploratory team you will have input on accommodations, eateries, points of interest as well as feedback on the places we visit so that we can make the right choices for the final itinerary. It will be a fun and flexible trip with lots of interaction with the locals too.  Space is limited so don’t delay if this catches your fancy!

Our itinerary will have us arriving in Lisbon on Sunday, May 21st. We will find ourselves in the oldest and most venerable part of town, the historic Chiado district. Here in the midst of the city’s flavor, ambience, and history we begin our exploration. 

Over the course of our stay we’ll have the opportunity to explore the city by e-bike, via streetcar trams, and on foot. Most importantly the pulse of this vibrant city will leave each of us with a sense of its culture, people, and traditions. Perhaps we’ll have the chance to listen to the mellow rhythms of Fado, the soul of Portuguese musica suitable accompaniment to the local cuisine.

Faced with the choice of heading north or south from Lisboa, our journey will lead us on the latter route to the southernmost point of Portugal in the Algarve region, our destination… the magical town of Sagres. Here we’ll discover secluded beaches and coastal towns,  and see first hand the dramatic cliffs that frame the southern coastline. Opportunities for hiking and biking will present themselves no doubt, so be ready to burn some calories!  The main attraction here is the raw beauty of the place, an setting beyond compare.

Departing the quiet isolation of the south we’ll enjoy the sojourn north, our final destination the Douro River Valley. Here along the river’s steep banks we’ll find the terraced vineyards that supply the world with Portugal’s namesake libation Port wine. Look forward to paddling, hiking, and driving from the mountainous border with Spain to the coastal city of Porto. On the way we will stay at various Quintas, (winery sponsored hotels), agriturismos, and family run inns as we head down river. This will be the highlight of our visit, a fitting conclusion to our travels

$3400 per person based on double occupancy; singles add $500.

What H2Outfitters provides:

  • 9 night’s accommodations
  • In country transportation
  • kayaking days

What You Need to provide:

  • Meals (primarily lunches and dinners)
  • Fees for any activities/sights you opt to do Alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities for guides
  • Any transportation costs not included with itinerary
  • International airfare

 

How to Register:

To confirm your spot a 50% deposit must be received at time of registration. The balance for the trip is due February 28, 2017.  The trip will be limited to 8 explorers and slots will be secured on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Cancellation Policy: 100% of the deposit will be refundable until 2/17/17after that date 50% will be refundable until 3/20/17.

 

 

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