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Standard Terms and Conditions
All services that we offer are ensured and dependent upon payment clearance before the flight's take-off. On the off chance that you pay us with a money order, you might need to wait until the check is gone through to get your tickets and travel report.
Term and conditioned are:
If there should arise an occurrence of a flight dropping before the takeoff date, we assume the liability of just refund the amount paid by you for the tickets.
An outing or office sponsored or distributed by the organization might be changed or adjusted or varied, or removed whenever. We bear no liability regarding any compensation, extra expense paid, or misfortunes endured by the passenger or group.
Nobody except from the team has the option to vary, join, change or postpone any definition, portrayal, or term and conditions set here or any organization brochure with written consent as it were.
We as an organization are not considered responsible under any conditions to the traveler or group for any misfortune, disaster, or misadventure, mishap, or any such happening that may result in the accidental death, accident, illness or personal loss, injury, delay, higher cost, or consequential harm. Any demonstration or default brought about by any airlines or some other travel-related specialist co-op or specialist or worker of the specialist organization might be answerable for giving housing, meals, and transportation for the traveler or group.
We maintain whatever authority is needed to build the extra charge in the event of a currency fluctuation as well as changes in the difference of the exchange rate in the cost of fuel before flight. Assuming that if cost rise happens, it should be settled completely.
The responsibility of the voyagers or group is to keep all the document travel archives with them consistently like visa, identification, or government id in unique structure. The traveler should must read and understand all the conditions in advance and carry all the required documentation while getting onto a flight. Assume any such travel-related archives have terminated or are dismissed or dropped by the authority. All things considered, the traveler will be considered answerable for any further results or costs that might come up. In the event that you are traveling internally on a visit flight, a visa or travel approval is mandatory. We bear no liability regarding the matter referenced above (s).
The insurance payment is excluded from the ticket fare. Every connected program and package are governed by regulations, rules, and guidelines all throughout the tour. We bear no responsibility regarding what is happening that might emerge from such rules or because of a natural disaster.
We are a full-service travel agency that works towards making our client’s travel dream a reality. We provide corporate travel arrangements, romantic travels, adventure holidays, family and large group trips, and all that is travel-related. We have built a top-of-the-line travel website created in such a manner that you can plan, select and execute your travels in no time. We believe a trip is not expensive, and to make sure it is always pocket-friendly for you, we have great discounts and deals plans at all times.
We have a great team of travel executives who support and execute your travel needs as per your budget. You can reach 24*7 with all your queries from any part of the world. We can help you with air ticket booking, hotel booking, transportation, and more for all your domestic and international trips. We have a ready list of travel-related options curated budget and luxury-wise for your convenience.
We personalize your holiday experience by providing you with custom-made packages which suit your budget and taste. Our experts will make sure that each time you travel, you have an impressive travel experience. We can assist you in planning your whole trip or just a part of it, whichever suits you. Our aim will always be to make your travel plans stress-free from the word go.
We as a whole need to see and experience this world in which we are conceived. We as a whole need to inundate ourselves in various social practices and a lifestyle for our kindred people. This is just conceivable when we can go all over. vaccationtravel needs the entirety of its clients to go on an excursion more than ever and understand their movement dreams.
We have consistently ventured into a full-service travel service that can assist you with going from coordinated the world. We invest heavily in our super advanced site, and client care organized so the client is the middle all the time of every one of our undertakings. Furthermore, our sharp-disapproved of care staff is prepared to assist you with observing the best arrangements and markdown passages consistently.
We wish to be the suppliers of the wings to investigate the world and have a smooth sail any place you travel. We generally trust in keeping our clients effortless when they are arranging their next trip as we will do the finding, arranging, and executing, and they can unwind and simply live it up from the word go.
In the present day and age, travel has turned into a need to simultaneously we would rather not be disturbed by the quick and dirty of it as we need to focus on our work, particularly when you are going for business. Along these lines, we can step in as your authority travel accomplice when you can deal with your business, and we can remove your movement matters like flight booking, lodging registration, and transportation so you dominate at your work.
Going for delight is additionally on our brains consistently. As you need to investigate another spot or city with your friends and family, do as such in the most spending plan amicable way. Simultaneously, you additionally need to ensure all the relatives live it up. We are here to find all your movement prerequisites, be it an exploring outing to the mountain, a heartfelt occasion, an end of the week escape, or a fabulous family multi-city visit. We can plan a tweaked bundle for each your prerequisite, which will assist you with being calm for the whole excursion. We deal with the minutest of things when we foster such bundles for our clients.
We endeavor to get you the best travel insight consistently that you book with us on the grounds that the client's requirements are above all else.
Cancellation & Refund
Cancellation and Refund Policy
You can reach us at our customer service office before your movement day, for your outing security protection is refundable inside ten days of getting it. Kindly recollect that, we can deliver an undoing just through the web.
We acknowledge discounts just in the accompanying cases.
Provided that the airlines fare rules accommodate scratch-off and discounts
In the event that you are not a "no-show," as "no show" appointments are not qualified for any waiver from providers.
Whenever we can tie down a waiver from the providers to deal with cancellation and refund requests.
We are don't know of the quantity of days this mentioned discount method will take to process. We will deal with all discount demands in a coherent request. An email notice is shipped off you about the receipt of your undoing demand after you present your scratch-off solicitation to our client support delegate. You are not consequently qualified for a discount assuming that you get this warning. This email warning is only an acknowledgment of your solicitation and will furnish you with a following number. We will contact and work with the providers like aircrafts, Hotels, and car rental organizations to make a waiver in light of the carrier and other provider guidelines and advise you about the provider's choice once we accept your letter.
Generally speaking, an assessment is imposed by all providers or producers when you demand a discount. Subsequently, from the time you create a solicitation and send it to us until you get credit on your articulation, the whole interaction could require 60 - 90 days. Aside from the discount punishments forced by the carriers and different suppliers, we will likewise charge a post-ticketing service fee, if applicable.
Assume the supplier doesn't deal with the discount. All things considered, we will discount you the post-tagging administration expenses related with your representative helped discount request however not the booking charges connected with the underlying travel reservation or booking.
Help & Support
What is the contact number of VaccationTravel?
You can connect to the customer support of vaccationtravel.com 24/7 at 1-855-505-3955.
What is the customer support ID of VaccationTravel?
If the airline rules allow for refund on cancellation the day after booking, some portion of the total ticket fare shall be refunded. The refund process normally takes from 3 - 7 business days, depending on your banking institutions procedures. In some exceptional cases refunds may take longer than originally anticipated. Please refer to the respective airline’s “Terms and Conditions” before making a cancelation of your flight ticket.
How long does it take to get a refund?
The refund process normally takes from 3 - 7 business days, depending on your banking institutions procedures. In some exceptional cases refunds may take longer than originally anticipated. In case of any delay, an email update will be send to you regarding the same.
How can I reschedule my flight?
Keep in mind that reschedule can be done on itineraries provided by the same airline that issued the original ticket. In some cases, the airline may restrict or deny reschedule request. To get the new itinerary, you can go to “My Bookings” section on our website. You can also call us at +1-855-505-3955.
Can I make booking for multiple destinations on your website?
Yes. You can find a multi-city option on our website. You can place a call to our customer support executives to help you.
Can I make a date change to my flights?
Most airlines allow the passengers to make a date change in their booking. You can see and edit the details of your booking from “My Bookings” section on our website. You can also call us at +1-855-505-3955.
Is it possible for some flights to land at different airport?
The details about which airport your flight would land is always mentioned while you make your flight bookings.
Can the terminal details be altered before the date of travel?
Due to some technical fault or any other reason, the airline could depart or land its flight from a different terminal. The airline would inform the passenger of any such change much in advance.
Can I make a name change to my flight reservation?
All flight reservations must be made in the exact name of the passenger - no nicknames are allowed. For domestic and international travel, the name on the ticket must be exactly the same as it appears on the passenger’s government issued identification or passport. Airlines do not entertain name changes due to heightened Homeland Security rules. However, in case you have made some error in spelling the name, please connect to our customer service team at +1-855-505-3955 for assistance.
What is the procedure to add an additional passenger to my existing reservation?
In this case, you connect to our customer service team at +1-855-505-3955 for assistance.
How much do I need to pay extra for the baggage if I am carrying more than the stipulated?
Please call the airlines directly to learn about the extra charges for oversized or overweight bags.
How do I check my ticket booking details?
You can see the details of your booking from “My Bookings” section on our website. Also, check our confirmation mail sent to your email ID. In case of any query, you can call us at +1-855-505-3955.
Why did my flight schedule change?
Sometimes, the airline may make changes to their flight schedules to accommodate changes in equipment, routing, or capacity. Schedule Change may include a change of aircraft, flight number, or a slight change in departure and/or arrival time. At times, the changes might be more severe, resulting in a change to the departure city, arrival city, date of travel or even discontinued service to your destination city. VaccationTravel will make the best effort to notify you if your reservation is impacted by an airline schedule change. You can also verify departure times and flight numbers directly with the respective airline 24 to 72 hours prior to departure.
Can I book an unaccompanied minor on your website?
All airlines have different rules while flying an unaccompanied minor. In this case, you connect to our customer service team at +1-855-505-3955 for assistance.
How do I book an infant fare?
Infants, under the age of 24 months, will be able to fly for no charges as long as they are seated on an adult's lap (depending on the flights chosen). You can verify the same with one of our customer service agents. Infants traveling on international flights will be required to pay taxes and carry a paper ticket even when they are traveling on an adult's lap. Please connect to our customer service team at +1-855-505-3955 for assistance.
Why are the fares different now as compared to earlier?
The airfares keep fluctuating depending on the demand. At our website, you will always be quoted the lowest airfare available to us at that time.
How do I select or change my seats?
You may select or change your seat assignments directly online. At the homepage click on "My Booking” section. Enter your email address or name to locate your flight schedule. Once the flight page is open, select "request seat" directly under each flight number. If pre-assigned seating is available a seat map will appear.
If you are unable to assign or change seats yourself, please connect to our customer service team at +1-855-505-3955 for assistance. Some airlines may charge for seat assignments/ changes.
Can I hold a reservation?
According to the rules and regulations, any airline shall not permit you to block or hold a reservation. Make immediate purchase as there is no guarantee about any change in the airfare later.
How do I request a special meal?
If your flight ticket allows you this service, you may select your meal at the same time of purchasing. On existing reservation, you can speak to the respective airline directly.
Are there discounts available on airfares?
In order to learn about the discounted airfare, you can connect to our booking managers at +1-855-505-3955 and bag the cheapest flight deals.
How do I pay for my reservation?
VaccationTravel accepts debit cards and credit cards online that are issued in the United States, Canada, and other countries. The cards must have verifiable addresses.
Canadian and other country card holders must remember that currency conversion rates are in effect.
Are all prices in US Dollars?
Yes. All the flight, hotel, and car rental fares mentioned on our website are in US Dollars.
Can I use a non-US or non-Canadian Debit/Credit card?
Yes. VaccationTravel accepts debit cards and credit cards online that are issued in the United States, Canada, and other countries. The cards must have verifiable addresses. Canadian and other country card holders must remember that currency conversion rates are in effect.
Does VaccationTravel charge a service fee for making a reservation through their website? VaccationTravel includes taxes, security charges and other fees for air tickets and shown the entire fees at the final step of the Flight Search (Flight Listing / Availability) in the cost per person field.
Do I need a paper ticket?
Some airlines may require a paper ticket to be issued for you. This is dependent on various factors, such as the destinations, airline brand, and if you have selected multiple airlines. Similarly, some international destinations may also require paper tickets. VaccationTravel will send you an email to update you if your tickets have been issued as paper.
How can I review my reservation?
Once the payment is made, a booking reference code will be generated for you. You can use the same code to track or review your reservation details in “My Bookings” section. At the same time, we shall send your tickets and other booking-related details on your email ID registered with us.
I did not receive email confirmation for my booking. What should I do?
VaccationTravel always sends your tickets and other booking-related details on your email ID registered with us. In case you haven’t received the confirmation email, check your “spam” or “junk” folder as our email may have listed in that. You can also use your email address and booking reference code to track or review your reservation details in “My Bookings” section on vaccationtravel.com.
Do I get paper ticket or e-ticket for my flight reservation?
Once you have made your booking, you will be notified whether you are getting an e-ticket or a paper ticket. However, a form of your ticket may change due to some technical reason at times. In any such scenario, we will notify you within 24 hours of your booking. Paper ticket will be sent at your address.
How do I find my itinerary and reservation details again?
In case you have lost your itinerary and reservation details, you can visit vaccationtravel.com and go to “My Bookings” section to find the details again. You can also connect to our booking managers at +1-855-505-3955 and request them to resend ticket details at your registered email ID.
What documents do I need to carry for my child who is traveling with me?
A child under 18 years of age doesn’t require any identification for domestic travel. The child is allowed to travel with your identification papers. In case of an international travel or unaccompanied minor, the child may require carrying some identification papers like Birth Certificate. A Passport and Visa are required for international travel.
What are the check-in requirements for a domestic or an international flight?
The online check-in begins 24 hours before your flight's scheduled departure time and ends 45 minutes (90 minutes for international flights) prior to it. You can pay for your checked bags online, print your boarding pass, and get ready to board. You can also download the airline's app to qualify for mobile check-in.
How do I travel with an e-ticket?
You can either open the e-ticket file on your mobile or get a printout of the same. Keep your identification papers handy too. Some airlines would let you do a web check-in and issue a boarding pass, which you can be print and carry with you along with the tickets.
Taxes & Fees
Description of Fees & Taxes
Travel Facilities Tax
This tax is applicable to specific flights routed to or from Alaska or Hawaii.
U.S. Domestic and International
U.S. Federal Segment Fee
This tax is applicable to flights per segment routed within the United States.
U.S. Domestic and International
U.S. Excise Tax
This tax is a small percentage of flight that is applicable to all flights routed within the United States. Also applicable to flights within the Canada/Mexico 225-mile buffer zones.
U.S. Domestic and International
Passenger Facility Charge (PFC)
This facility charge is a variable fee applicable on per itinerary for improvement of passenger facility at the airport.
U.S. Domestic and International
up to $18
U.S. Passenger Civil Aviation Security Fee
This is a security fee of about $2.50 based on the total number of passengers boarding the flight.
U.S. Domestic and International
up to $10
U.S. International Transportation Tax
This tax is applicable to all flights routed to and from the United States, U.S Virgin Islands or Puerto Rico.
U.S. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Fee
Applies to all flights originating abroad, except Canada, and landing in the United States, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands.
U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Fee
Applies to international arrivals to the United States, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands.
U.S. Customs User Fee
This fee is applicable to all international flights routed outside the customs territory.
International Taxes and Government or Airport-imposed fees
This fee is applicable to cover the cost of inspection fees, security fees and various other taxes levied according to international norms.
up to $349*
Our Fees ‡
Online Air Transaction Services Fees
Depending on the cabin type, trip type and certain other factors, a service fee of up to $100 is charged per person for all passenger types**
‡ All transaction service fees are non-refundable and are subject to change without notice.
Government imposed taxes and fees are subject to change without prior notice.
Service fees will be converted in to your local currency.
Trips where you visit multiple cities and return home/city of origin from the city you visited last - Up to $100 chargeable per passenger as service fee irrespective of the passenger type ticket.
Multi airline trips / Cities with staggering rate of frauds - Up to $50 chargeable per passenger as service fee irrespective of the passenger type ticket.
For certain airlines, a service fee of up to $40 per passenger can be charged.
Nearby Airport & Alternative Date - Up to $50 chargeable per passenger as service fee.
Fusion Fares - Up to $100 chargeable per passenger as service fee.
Service fees on bookings made through customer care center - For bookings made through customer care center including round-the-world as well as complex multi-stop itineraries, the service fee chargeable may be higher than the one applicable when the bookings are made online. This service fee is between $10 and $200. Senior citizens are charged up to only $100. Premium package benefits are included in Contact Center bookings.
All services fees are subject to change without notice. YOU WILL BE CHARGED THE FINAL TOTAL PRICE AS QUOTED REGARDLESS OF ANY CHANGES OR VARIANCE IN THE FEES. Kindly review the total final price carefully.
Post-Ticketing Service Fees ‡‡
Cancellation & Refund (Within 24 hrs)
Agent Assisted Cancellation(1)
Cancellation & Refund requested within 24 hours of booking
Business and First Class: $50
Cancellation (beyond 24 hrs)
Agent Assisted Cancellation w/Future Credit(1)
Cancellation & Refunds (beyond 24 hrs)
Air - Economy
Air - Business/First
Refund (beyond 24 hrs)
Agent Assisted Cancellation w/Refund(2)
Cancellation & Refunds (beyond 24 hrs)
Air - Economy
Air - Business/First
Changes to Existing Tickets (exchange)
Agent Assisted Changes
Air - Economy
Air - Business/First
Within 10 days of new travel date(1)
Beyond 10 days of new travel date(2)
Agent Assisted Waivers
Air - Economy
Air - Business/First
Fees for Agent Assistance Seeking Refund or Future Airline Credit for Listed Reasons
Other Terms & Conditions
All Airline Refunds/Future Credits are subject to each airline fare rules, policies and procedures Service fees on all changes, refunds, cancellations and future credits will be charged on a per passenger, per ticket basis.
‡ All our post-ticketing service fees are non-refundable and are subject to change without notice. Our fees are in addition to any airline and/or other supplier imposed fees and charges.
‡ Government imposed taxes and fees are subject to change. You will only be charged the final total amount displayed or quoted by our agent.
(1) - Most of our airline tickets are non-refundable. Only available if our Travel Suppliers’ fare rules allow cancellation and refunds, and we have accepted your request for a refund, you are not a "no show" (most "no show" bookings are in-eligible for any waiver from suppliers for refund processing), and if we are able to secure waivers from suppliers to process this requested cancellation and refund.
(2) - Most of our airline tickets are non-refundable. Airline Refunds/Future credits are subject to airline fare rules, policies and procedures.
Special Services - All Special Services are on a request basis ONLY and are subject to each airline's review and approval process along with their fare rules, policies and procedures. Special Service Fees will be charged upon the provision of the service(s) and will only be refunded if the request is denied by the airline.
Welcome to vaccationtravel!! Kindly read this strategy cautiously to comprehend the terms set out in our security approaches and practices connected with your data and how we will utilize it. In the event that you disagree with arrangements; then, at that point, you should quickly end the utilization of our site. Remember, on the off chance that you are getting to this site, we would think of it as your consent to the protection strategy referenced thus.
vaccationtravel is a main travel service working from its settle situated in Chicago, USA. This site is made to offer issue free insight to the clients in booking flights, lodgings and travel bundles at reasonable rates.
Data We Collect
We gather many kinds of data from and about clients of our Website, including data:
1. Individual Information:
"Individual Information" signifies the data that straightforwardly recognizes you as an individual, including, for instance:
Postal address (es)
Credit and check card number and related data
Web-based media account ID
In any case associated), and other outsiders, to the degree allowed by material regulation.
2. Other Information
We may likewise save data including however not restricted to, Transactional history (other than banking insights concerning) online exercises, purchasing conduct. Your username, passwords, email addresses and other security-related data made by you to benefit our administrations. Information either created by you or by an outsider including web-based media channels, which you wish to store on our servers, for example, picture records, reports, individual or non-individual data from your connected web-based media channels (which incorporate yet are not restricted to name, email address, companion list, profile pictures or whatever other data that is allowed to be gotten according to your record settings).
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The Personal Information gathered perhaps utilized in the accompanying way:
For Making Bookings
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Permit our client assistance specialist to reach you, if fundamental
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Send check message(s) or email(s).
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The data shared by you will likewise be imparted to the specialist co-ops worked together with us like aircrafts, hotels, or whatever other providers who are answerable for satisfying your booking prerequisites. At the hour of reservation, ensure you approve us to impart your data to the said specialist co-ops/providers. Nonetheless, how the end specialist co-ops/providers utilize the data imparted to them is past our domain, as it goes under their security strategy. You are along these lines instructed to survey the protection approaches regarding the particular assistance give/provider whose administrations you decide to profit. We don't sell or lease client's names or other Personal Information of Users to outsiders.
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To get our frameworks; or
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Portugal is known for its medieval castles, cobblestone villages, captivating cities, golden beaches and many more. Portugal has a rich, unique culture, lively cities, and beautiful countryside. With its mild climate, 3000 hours of sunshine per year and 850 km of splendid beaches bathed by the Atlantic Ocean, Portugal is the perfect holiday destination all year round.
This is a country that has the oldest borders in Europe, with an exceptional range of different landscapes just a short distance away, beautiful sunsets and a unique cultural heritage, where tradition and modernity blend together in perfect harmony. Its superb cuisine, fine wines, and hospitable people make is a must-visit destination for all wanderlust.
You can now grab cheap flights to Portugal from VaccationTravel.com and avail amazing offers on airfare.
Things to Do in Portugal
Mosteiro dos Jerónimos: Belém’s undisputed heart-stealer is this UNESCO-listed monastery. The Monteiro is the stuff of pure fantasy. Keep an eye out for symbols of the age, such as the armillary sphere and the cross of the Military Order, plus gargoyles and fantastical beasties on the upper balustrade.
Serralves: This fabulous cultural institution combines a museum, a mansion and extensive gardens. Cutting-edge exhibitions, along with a fine permanent collection featuring works from the late 1960s to the present, are showcased in the Museu de Arte Contemporânea, an arrestingly minimalist, whitewashed space designed by the eminent Porto-based architect Álvaro Siza Vieira.
Sintra: With its rippling mountains, dewy forests thick with ferns and lichen, exotic gardens and glittering palaces, Sintra is like a page torn from a fairy tale. Its Unesco World Heritage-listed center, Sintra-Vila, is dotted with pastel-hued manors folded into luxuriant hills that roll down to the blue Atlantic.
Cabo de São Vicente: Five kilometers from Sagres, Europe’s southwesternmost point is a barren headland, the last piece of home that Portuguese sailors once saw as they launched into the unknown. It's a spectacular spot: at sunset, you can almost hear the hissing as the sun hits the sea.
Portuguese food is about simplicity. Fresh, seasonal ingredients served with the minimum of fuss. When here, try its amazing pasties de Nata (custard tarts). Book a discounted flight to Portugal today to try this wonder of the world of pastry. Do not miss out on Alentejo which is one of the world's great unsung culinary destinations. Home to scenic vineyards, olive groves, and fertile farmlands, the Alentejo is in many ways the gastronomic soul of Portugal. While you are in Portugal be prepared to taste the seafood like never before. Clams, shellfish, shrimp, lobster, and crab is widely available. Salada de Polvo (octopus salad) and Carne de Porco Alentejana (pork with clams) are a must-try dish.
The alcohol here is cheap which makes it an ideal place to get out during the night and chill at a pub with your loved ones. Lisbon and Porto both have vibrant bars, lounges, and dance clubs. In the Algarve, there's abundant nightlife all along the coast (Lagos is the epicenter for the party crowd) – drawing mostly a foreign clientele. Smaller cities such as Coimbra, Évora, and Braga was fairly laid-back vibe during the week and livelier celebrations on weekends. The nightlife districts in Lisbon and Porto are Bairro Alto and Galerias.
The Portuguese people hold a deep respect for festivals which have their origins in ancient tradition and religion. They have all kinds of music festivals, art events, and parties. Santo Antonio and Sao Jao are the biggest festivals in the region of Portugal. Held during the month of June there are events and street parties held during the entire month. With music and grilled sardines, it is a fun night to witness for all.
Before planning your trip or vacation, do proper planning on travels and conveyance. Check for cheap flights to Portugal on VaccationTravel.com and choose to fly via any of these airports -
Porto Airport: It is the third busiest airport in the country based on passengers and aircraft operations – the other two airports are in Lisbon and Faro. The airport is also accessible via public transportation, making it easy for tourists and locals to reach the airport and the surrounding areas very easily.
Lisbon Airport: It is an international airport located 7 km from the city center of Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. The airport is the main international gateway to Portugal.
Hotels in Portugal
Portugal is a safe city and thus even staying in a hostel is a recommended option here. While booking your stay do check for the following properties to enjoy to the fullest -
Albergaria Do Calvario: Unpretentiously elegant, discreetly attentive and comfortable, this beautifully designed guesthouse has an ambiance that travelers adore. The staff leaves no service stone unturned and breakfasts are among the region's best, with locally sourced organic produce and homemade cakes.
Chalet Fonte Nova: Surrounded by lush gardens only 200 meters from the Alcobaça Monastery, this elegant boutique hotel is situated in a historic mansion. It features a Spa and Wellness Centre and free Wi-Fi in public areas. Rooms at the Chalet Fonte Nova have parquet floors and elegant furnishings.
Gallery Hostel: Set in a 19th-century building, Gallery Hostel offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi. It has a 24-hour front desk and a communal kitchen and bar. Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport is 15 minutes’ drive away. Gallery provides private and shared rooms. Each one is fitted with contemporary furnishings and offers a scenic city view.
Casa Balthazar: Tucked down a quiet lane, Casa Balthazar has undeniable appeal, with spacious, beautifully furnished rooms that bridge art deco with the 21st century, plus friendly service and a grassy courtyard with a pool.
Traveling Tips to Portugal
April to June and September to November are the most favorable months to visit. The places are moderately crowded during these seasons and the weather is also at its best
Portugal's mercados (markets) are a great way to sample the country's culinary bounty
Do learn a few phrases in Portuguese.
Check your calendar and plan a trip accordingly, so that you do not miss out on the festivals
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