IS SOLO TRAVEL A DREAM OF YOURS TOO?

DO ANY OF THESE SOUND FAMILIAR? 

  • You’ve gone through a recent split up? 

  • You’ve become a recent empty nester?

  • You’ve longed for your “tribe”?

  • You’ve always wanted to be free and take charge of yourself?  

  • You're unsure of yourself and unable to take that leap? 

  • You don’t know or have time to arrange a trip for yourself?

YES? THEN THIS TRIP IS FOR YOU!

Let’s face it, the idea of travelling alone can be frightening, I get it! I was once in the same boat but taking a chance on myself was the best thing that I ever did! So, now its time for me to help you take a chance on you (cue ABBA’s Take A Chance On Me).  This is the year for you to take that plunge and find yourself amid all life’s craziness. Once you take that leap, I promise you will not regret it!

Carryon Custom Travel was designed to encourage women to spread their wings and experience solo travel.  Many women want to experience this type of freedom but are hesitant to travel abroad alone. This is how an idea sparked and The Travel Tribe Trip (TTT) was born.  This is an exclusive small group adventure, created to allow you the freedom to experience Portugal on your own agenda and not get stuck in a strict itinerary. Plus, it also gives you the security of staying with fellow travelers, a few planned meals and tours together.

One more thing, I’ve never been to Portugal so I’m coming too!

DON’T WAIT! We are now taking reservations for this exclusive adventure to Portugal May 2021 and space is limited.

Torre De Belem, Lisbon
Duoro Wines, Portugal
Portuguese Tarts
Lagos Portugal
Sintra, Portugal
Porto River, Porto Portugal
Porto, Portugal

Portugal 2021

INCLUSIONS

  • TRANSPORTATION

    • Drivers to and from airports (Porto & Lisbon)

    • Drivers to and from train stations

    • Drivers to and from planned tours

  • ACCOMMODATIONS

    • 11 nights 4 star accommodations, 3 nights Porto, 3 nights in Lagos, 2 nights in Sintra & 3 nights in Lisbon

  • MEALS

    • All daily breakfast’s included in accommodations **aside from Lisbon

    • 2 Dinners – a. Porto welcome meal and b. Lisbon farewell meal, (drinks not included).

  • GUIDES & TOURS

    • Full day Tour of Douro Valley, wine tasting, river cruise and transportation to and from accommodations

    • 3 Hour boat excursion caves boat cruise in the Algarve’s

    • Personal guide hiking Coastal shores/Sintra

    • Non-Guided hike at the scenic Ponta Da Piedade

EXCLUSIONS

  • International flights – Multi-city flights, arriving Porto (OPO) return Lisbon (LIS)

  • Domestic flight from Porto to Faro

  • Train/Bus transportation

  • Mandatory Travel medical insurance coverage, optional to purchase at time of booking

  • Services not specified

  • Meals not specified

  • Alcohol, laundry and other personal expenses

  • Departure taxes, if applicable

  • Personal spending money and incidentals

  • Passport and government documents, Portugal no Visa is required for Canadian or US travelers.  All passports must be valid for NO less than 6 months beyond travel date.    

  • Luggage handling, if overweight.  We encourage a Carryon travel only

  • Any additional taxes or fuel surcharges levied by the government or suppliers

  • Gratuities for guides or restaurants

Itinerary

DAY 1 PORTO – ARRIVE TO FRANCISCO SÁ CARNEIRO AIRPORT (OPO) IN PORTO, PORTUGAL

  • Upon arrival to Porto you will be greeted by a driver to transport you to your accommodations, where you can relax and unpack. 

  • A welcome dinner will be arranged for the group to get acquainted.

DAY 2 PORTO – DISCOVER PORTO

  • Breakfast included in accommodations

  • Free day to enjoy Porto at your leisure.  

DAY 3 PORTO – DISCOVER DUORO VALLEY

  • Breakfast included in accommodations

  • Full day, 9 hour excursion where we will spend the day exploring Portugal’s famed Douro Valley and sample of a variety of delicious wines and ports, explore the wine cellars and meet the winemakers.  Enjoy a tasty lunch followed by a panoramic river cruise. 

DAY 4 LAGOS – TRAVEL DAY, FLIGHTS TO FARO & BUS TO LAGOS

  • Breakfast included in accommodations.

  • Morning flights from Porto to Faro and bus or taxi from Faro to Lagos

  • Free afternoon to enjoy Lagos at your leisure

DAY 5 LAGOS – DISCOVER LAGOS & NEARBY TOWNS

  • Breakfast included with accommodations

  • Free day to enjoy Lagos and surround towns at your leisure

DAY 6 LAGOS – DISCOVER LAGOS BY HIKE AND BY BOAT

  • Breakfast included with accommodations

  • Transportation to Ponte De Piedade where we will do a non-guided hike with the stunning views of Ponta de Piedade.   Afternoon calls for some beach time and or free time to do as you wish.

  • Discover the waters in an evening boat cruise through integrate caves of the sea and catch a glimpse of the dolphins at play.

DAY 7 SINTRA – SCENIC TRAVEL 4 HOUR & 40 MINUTE TRAIN RIDE TO FROM LAGOS TO SINTRA

  • Breakfast included with accommodations

  • First class morning train from Lagos through central Portugal to Sintra, transfers required

  • Afternoon to enjoy Sintra at your leisure

DAY 8 SINTRA – ENJOY SINTRA & COAST

  • Breakfast included in accommodation

  • Morning guided hike to Arrábida sierra – where we will be led along the paths with stunning oceanic views, near some secluded beaches (Albarquel, Figueirinha, Galapinhos to name a few) and among over 1,400 plant species in this protected Natural Park.  Beautiful belvederes, privileged viewpoints over the Arrábida sierra and even a chapel hidden in the silence of a cave, bathed by the ocean, will make your hike unforgettable and give you the peace that only being completely immersed into nature can give.
    On our way back, on the border of the Arrábida Natural Park we stop at Azeitão, a lovely town best-
    known for its cheese, the famous Azeitão pies and some wine production estates.

  • Free afternoon to enjoy Sintra at your leisure

DAY 9 LISBON – SCENIC TRAVEL DAY 1 HOUR TRAIN RIDE TO FROM SINTRA TO LISBON

  • Breakfast included with accommodations

  • First class morning train from Sintra through central Portugal to Lisbon

  • Free afternoon to enjoy Lisbon at your leisure

DAY 10 LISBON -  DISCOVER LISBON

  • Sightseeing in Lisbon – free day in Lisbon for sightseeing at your leisure. 

DAY 11 LISBON DISCOVER LISBON AND FINAL EVENING

  • Sightseeing in Lisbon – free day in Lisbon for sightseeing at your leisure. 

  • Farewell dinner in Lisbon & Faro show

FINAL DAY

  • Check out

  • Transportation to Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS)

Please note;

We will follow the itinerary as best as possible, but it is subject to change due to factors beyond our control.

Leisure days - Tour ideas and recommendations can be provided based on interests.  I encourage you to investigate your specific tastes and options for theses days/evenings.

Some notes & factors for you to consider.

  • The company name rings true to what you should use for luggage!  I encourage you to utilize carryon luggage only.

  • Upon acceptance of reservation, you will be added to the private facebook page where we can all contribute ideas for packing and tips on solo travel

  • Terrain for hiking rated easy to moderate experience

  • This is a fairly faced paced trip and during travel days & group tours, timing will be crucial.

  • You will be responsible for any damages that may occur in your accommodations, you may be required to leave a credit card deposit at the hotel for incidentals.

  • Group is geared towards women of ages 35-55, with some exceptions.

  • Although I am going, I am not a tour guide a babysitter or a bouncer!  This is meant to be a positive experience, have open mind and fully accepting those around us.   We are to be kind, courteous, helpful and most of all friendly to our fellow travelers we are all there to learn about the country and ourselves and have a good time.  Comments that are rude, racial, sexual orientation or any other judgments are not acceptable anywhere and definitely not on this trip!

  • You will be asked a few short questions during your reservation process, please be honest with your answers as this will determine eligibility for the final group selected.  The reservation does not guarantee your spot on the trip, until all approvals are completed, and a deposit has is paid.  Deposits amounts to be determined, based on departure cities and insurance.

  • If you wish to share accommodations, please indicate so on your reservation request, this can only be granted if another traveler also wishes to share.  There will be a cost savings for double occupancy of approximately $950.00 but keep in mind these arrangements will be for the duration of the trip at all accommodations. 

  • Covid19 currently has caused some restrictions on travelers from the United States, we do not expect this to be in effect May of next year.  Please also note that we will need to adapt to the ever changing world with regards to travel just as we have in our personal lives, safety is key!

Cost per person $3850.00 based on single occupancy (plus applicable taxes)

Its free to inquire so please, reach out I'd love to connect even if this trip is not the one for you, there will be more or I can design your own dream adventure!

Amy

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