We've gone to the very top experts to find the perfect Portugal trip for women our age. We've consulted with Marta, Anna, Iliria, Maria, Isabel, and Lita--all women who live and play in Portugal.
This trip will take you on a sunset sail in the river beside Lisbon, to a woman-owned ceramic gallery where you can make your own tiles, to a cooking class with one of the city's top female chefs, to champagne in a secret art gallery.
NOTE: NextTribe members receive a $100 discount on price.
We'll move on to the coast--where we'll meet some of NextTribe's good friends--and then to the famous Douro Valley, wine making region, where we'll take over the entire Quita Nova hotel, which is situated in the middle of a 200-year-old vineyard and run by the famed Relias et Chateaux hospitality group.
On our luxurious stretch at Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo, we'll help with wine harvest, travel by boat to charming towns and other vineyards. Plus, we'll have plenty of time to relax by the pool, play in the river, and walk or bike around the vineyard grounds.
With a history spanning over 250 years, Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo occupies over 300 acres of land on the banks of the gorgeous Douro River that was once owned by the Portuguese Royal Family.
The quinta is comprised of a set of traditional white buildings surrounded by rows and rows of grapes. The original wine cellar that dates back to 1764 and the 19th century manor house with a chapel (1795) are harmoniously integrated into one of the estate's hills.
The wines from Quinta Nova have an authentic and rare structure, fruity aromas and a high concentration of color. With unparalleled balance, they masterfully reflect the exclusivity of the estate’s Terroir.
We scheduled the trip so that guests can participate in the wine harvest at the vineyard.
NextTribe offers a safe travel environment that through the energy and alchemy of adventurous women turns into a real community in a short amount of time.
On every trip, you will be led by a friendly and fun woman of our own age, who has deep local knowledge and/or connections. She has proved to us that she is responsible, flexible, and truly cares about every traveler, nurturing new friendships and making sure no one feels left out. Other tour companies drop in a local guide who remains apart from the group. Our leader is the glue among the travelers--the person who ensures that this is more than a trip; it's a community of curious, like-minded women on the move.
We are known for group travel for women over 45 who don't normally like group travel. We keep our groups small and know that our guests are curious explorers who can take care of themselves. We allow them space to make the trip their own. You will not be in lockstep on a tight schedule behind a guide. You can roam on your own if you want (with a good GPS and an understanding of how to meet up with the group later) or you can take full advantage of the guide's knowledge of the city.
We do expect our travelers to have a level of self-sufficiency, being able to carry their own bags if need be, and to be respectful of others in the group and open to new experiences and friendships.
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Your initial deposit in non-refundable and reserves your spot on a trip. Even though your deposit is non-refundable, it is transferrable to another trip provided you cancel at least 30 days prior to the start of the trip. You may apply your deposit toward any other trip through 2024.
Full payment for your retreat is due 60 days prior to the start of the trip. At 60 days prior to your trip, there are no refunds for any reason. If you must cancel within this 60-day period, you will need to contact your travel insurance company for reimbursement.
IF YOU CANCEL:
Up until 60 days prior to your trip, you can receive a refund for all but the deposit, which, as stated above, can be transferred to another trip through 2024.
At 60 days prior to retreat, there are no refunds or credits. Your room and tour has already been paid to our vendors. NextTribe cannot offer refunds for any reason (Covid, injury, illness, death, etc). For this reason, we highly recommend you to purchase travel insurance.
To officially cancel, you must send an email to NextTribe stating that you wish to cancel to admin@NextTribe.com.
IF WE CANCEL:
If we are forced to postpone or cancel your trip due to a significant event that makes it infeasible to operate the trip as planned (including, but not limited to, natural disasters, manmade disasters, Covid, disease, travel restrictions, etc.) NextTribe will offer credit for another trip (with a $100 discount on the next trip) or refund all of your payments. California travelers please note that NextTribe's Seller of Travel license number is 2153726-70 and we do not participate in the California Travel Consumer Restitution Fund (TCRF).
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CHANGES TO TRAVEL:
We will make every effort to operate all trips as advertised, however all itineraries are subject to change. We reserve the right to alter or make reasonable substitutions as deemed necessary.
Travel insurance is recommended to be purchased within 21 days of booking your retreat.
We strongly encourage every traveler to purchase travel insurance within 21 days of booking your trip. Several people have had to cancel recent trips because of a death in the family, an injury or COVID, and once we enter the non-refundable stage of your booking, we can NOT refund your trip for any reason.
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Arrive at the Carmo Hotel, in the vibrant Chiado district, an elegant and bohemian neighborhood that is frequently compared to Paris’ Montmartre district.
At sunset, we'll take in Lisbon's wonderful cityscape from the deck of a traditional Portuguese sailing ship. As we make our way along the broad Tagus River, we'll sip Portuguese wine and toast to the beginning of a new adventure.
Dinner will be in the artsy LX Factory, a former textile factory that has been brought back to life as the home to galleries, studios, and restaurants.