Sacred Portugal: Breathtaking Beauty & Timeless Treasures

Nile Passage: A Sacred Journey of Power and Initiation

Hosted by Howard Caesar
October 13-21, 2024

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Experience an amazing, life-transforming pilgrimage with renowned spiritual leader, teacher, author, and Life Mastery coach, Howard Caesar. Join Howard and other like-minded travelers as we bond together for an inner and outer journey to the beautiful, fascinating, and spiritually stimulating country of Portugal.

From Howard, your tour leader: I enthusiastically invite you on this trip to a place like no other!

I’ve already been to Portugal several times, and it is one of my most favorite places in the world!  I’m thrilled at the opportunity to return with a group of adventurous, like-minded people on a pilgrimage to relish all this amazing country presents.  As part of Europe, it oozes with a blend of unique history, culture, and spirituality.  Portugal offers jaw-dropping beauty, warm, friendly people, sacred cathedrals, and other unique sites to see and experience.  I’ve been so grateful for each visit to this grand land and you will be, too!

Come join us!

The Details

October 13th-21st, 2024

 TOUR PRICE INCLUDES

 

ACCOMMODATIONS: 9 days/8 nights are provided as listed below. Tour Cost includes accommodations at 4-5-Star deluxe hotels based on double occupancy with two guests sharing a twin- bedded room or queen room with private bath.

 

  • 02 nights at Palacio da Anunciada
  • 02 nights at Montebelo Mosteiro de Alcobaça Historic Hotel
  • 02 nights at A Quinta da Auga
  • 02 nights at The Lodge Porto Hotel
  • 3 Spiritual Teaching Sessions with Howard Caesar
  • English-speaking local guide for all tours
  • Transformational Tours coordinator on site throughout your tour
  • All touring and transfers in Deluxe Coach
  • Entrance fees to all visits included in tour
  • Daily breakfast
  • Daily lunches
  • 2 Dinners (Welcome & Farewell)
  • 2 Wine Tastings and a Vineyard Tour
  • All hotel taxes, service charges and government sales tax
  • Luggage handling at accommodations.
  • Tips for guides, drivers, waiters for group meals, and bellmen

 

TOUR PRICE EXCLUDES

 

  • International air tickets
  • Drinks & meals not listed in this Booking Agreement.
  • Laundry, telephone calls, or other items of a personal nature
  • Any tour not included in the itinerary
  • Spa treatments (optional)
  • Travel and health Insurance
    Quinta de Auga

    Meet Your Tour Leader

    Howard Caesar

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    Howard has been empowering people spiritually for the past four decades as an inspirational speaker, counselor, and teacher of universal spiritual/psychological principles. A best-selling author on the topic of Oneness, he is also a certified Life Mastery Coach and Consultant. He has traveled the world for decades, leading groups and pilgrimages that contribute to a person’s personal growth and transformation. Some of his many travels have involved meeting with world leaders and have included 3 separate week-long meetings with the Dalai Lama.

     

    Howard’s past pilgrimages of transformation have included India, Egypt, Bali, Peru, and most recently, Thailand.

     

    Howard is married, has three children, and believes all the people of the world are his family.

    The Itinerary

    October 13, 2024 – Arrival in Lisbon:

    After your landing in Lisbon, a private vehicle will be waiting to whisk you away to your exquisite accommodations at the historical The One Palácio da Anunciada. Once settled, our group will meet up to explore the city on a vintage tramcar that meanders through the narrow lanes of Alfama and Baixa neighborhoods. This ride is a perfect opportunity to familiarize yourself with key heritage landmarks like the iconic Sao Jorge Castle and the bustling Commerce Square. Up next is a trip to Cristo Rei, a statue overlooking Lisbon, offering a fantastic panoramic view which is nothing short of breathtaking. Conclude your first day in Portugal with an Orientation Session with Howard, followed by a sumptuous Welcome Dinner at your hotel, The One Palácio da Anunciada.

    Overnight at The One Palácio da Anunciada.

    October 14, 2024 – Exploring Lisbon and Sintra:

    After a delicious breakfast, today’s journey takes you to the enchanting town of Sintra. The highlight is a tour of Pena Palace, known for its colorful facades and the medieval Moorish Castle, perched high on a hill. Following the adventure, satisfy your appetite at “O Faroleiro” with a Portuguese meal. Our return journey includes a fascinating visit to Jeronimos Monastery and Belem Tower—two architectural marvels symbolizing Lisbon’s historic past.

    Enjoy the evening at your luxurious hotel, soaking in the day’s experiences.

    Dinner on your own. 

    Overnight at Palacio da Anunciada. Breakfast, Lunch.

    October 15, 2024 – Visit to the Silver Coast:

    Your morning starts with a short drive to the idyllic town of Obidos characterized by its traditional cobbled streets and whitewashed houses adorned with vibrant flowers. After a leisurely exploration, you’ll head to the fishing town of Nazare known for its wide sandy beach under the watchful eyes of the Sitio cliffs. Enjoy a seaside lunch, then head to to Montebelo Mosteiro de Alcobaca, where your stay begins with a special teaching session with Howard, and a guided tour of the imposing Alcobaca Monastery.

    This evening, choose one of the local restaurants. and perhaps dine with some of your fellow travelers. 

    Overnight at Montebelo Mosteiro de Alcobaca. Breakfast, Lunch.

    October 16, 2024 – Cultural immersion in Alcobaça, Batalha, and Fatima:

    Today offers a deeper dive into Portugal’s heritage which begins with a detailed exploration of the Cistercian Alcobaça Monastery. Next up is the Batalha Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its impressive gothic and Manueline architectural elements. Spend the afternoon experiencing the deep sense of tranquility and spirituality that engulfs the Fatima Shrine, one of the world’s most significant Christian pilgrimage sites.

    Relax for the evening at the serene Montebelo Mosteiro.

    Overnight at Montebelo Mosteiro de Alcobaca. Breakfast, Lunch.

    October 17, 2024 – Travel to Santiago de Compostela via Coimbra:

    Get ready for an enriching journey starting with a guided tour of the University of Coimbra – one of the world’s oldest universities, home to the spectacular Joanina Library. Your afternoon features a gourmet lunch including traditional Portuguese cuisine complemented by wine tasting at the renowned “Caves de Coimbra”. A scenic drive leads you to Santiago de Compostela in northwest Spain for an overnight stay at the elegant A Quinta da Auga.

    After check in and a rest, we will gather for Howard’s third teaching session, then your evening is free.  

    Overnight at   A Quinta da Auga. Breakfast, Lunch.

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    October 18, 2024 – Exploring Santiago de Compostela:

    Experience Santiago de Compostela’s rich history highlighted by a tour of the illustrious Santiago de Compostela Cathedral, revered by pilgrims worldwide, and the bustling Plaza del Obradoiro. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic district, home to the notable Monastery of San Martín Pinario.

    As dusk falls, retreat to the tranquility of A Quinta da Auga to unwind and reflect upon the day. Dinner on your own.

    Overnight at   A Quinta da Auga. Breakfast, Lunch. 

    October 19, 2024 – En route to Porto via Braga:

    Early today, we journey towards the vibrant city of Porto, pausing to marvel at Braga’s spiritual structures – the Bom Jesus do Monte Sanctuary and Braga Cathedral. Then we continue into the spectacular visual feast that is the Duoro Valley, traveling along a road considered the most beautiful in the world. We will arrive for a late lunch at Quinta do Castro, where we will have a delicious private and local meal, a wine tasting and tour of the vineyard. Afterwards, relax and siesta as we wind back through the valley.  Arrive in Porto by early evening and check-in at the stylish The Lodge Porto Hotel, your home for the next few days.

    Overnight at The Lodge Porto Hotel. Breakfast, Lunch.

    Douro Valley quinta do crasto

    October 20, 2024 – Discovering Porto:

    Begin with a walking tour of Porto’s historic heart – the Ribeira district laden with medieval alleys and quirky houses. Stop by the literary landmark, the bookstore Livraria Lello – said to have inspired J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. Enjoy a riverside lunch at “UVA”. The afternoon offers a memorable cruise on the Douro River, passing under the arches of the Dom Luis I Bridge.

    This evening, enjoy traditional Portuguese music at your Farewell Dinner at Taberna Real do Fado—a fitting farewell to Portugal.

    Overnight at The Lodge Porto Hotel . Breakfast, Lunch, Farewell Dinner.

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    October 21, 2024 – Departure from Porto:

    Hold onto the memories and insights you’ve gathered over the past week as you’re privately transferred to Porto airport, marking the conclusion of your immersive experience in Portugal. Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or a first-time visitor, Portugal has revealed its magic and has left you with experiences to reminisce forever.

    Breakfast.

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    Sacred Portugal with Howard is calling…

    Option One

    Pay In Full

    $6,995

    (Early Bird pricing thru Jan 31,2024)

    Option Two

    $1000 Deposit

    3 Payments of $1,998

     (All Pricing includes Tips for guides, drivers, etc. and any Admin Fees) 

    All pricing is double occupancy. Single supplement is $1,748

     

    Have Questions? Let’s Connect.

    Creating a one-of-a-kind experience is always our goal. If you have any special needs, or have questions about accommodations, the itinerary, or cultivating a trip just for you, please reach out to the Transformational Tours & Retreats team.