SOLD OUT: Explore Lisbon & Portugal Wine Country With Friends 2

      Lisbon, Portugal

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      Sep 22 - 29, 2024
      Group size: 13 - 15
      SOLD OUT: Explore Lisbon & Portugal Wine Country With Friends 2
      Lisbon, Portugal

      • Email address verified
      5 reviews

      Sep 22 - 29, 2024
      Group size: 13 - 15

      About this trip

      Our earlier trip to Portugal sold out so fast, we've decided to offer another opportunity, a couple of weeks later in Sept. 2024. We'll take you into the heart of Portugal, where you'll meet local women, enjoy art and food, stay at a 5-star vineyard hotel to join in the annual grape harvest. 

      Beyond the Expected

      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. 

      Quinta Nova in the Douro Valley

      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. 

      Why Travel with NextTribe?

      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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      Austin, Texas 78759

      Phone: 512-609-0340

      Cancellation and Other Terms


      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 60 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. 


      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


      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). 



      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. 


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      Travel Insurance

      We don't require it, but we strongly encourage all of our travelers to purchase travel insurance. 

      If you buy it within 21 days of booking (and before your final payment) you'll get a better deal than if you wait.

      There is trip protection insurance and travel insurance. 

      Trip Protection style travel insurance plans are designed to provide coverage for Trip Cancellation if you are prevented from taking your trip due to a covered reason listed in the plan certificate; most notably - illness, injury, or death to the traveler, a traveling companion, and/or an immediate family member not traveling, unforecasted inclement weather, and much more. Also included are benefits for Trip Interruption, Trip Delay, Baggage & Personal Effects, Travel Medical Expenses, and Emergency Medical Evacuation. Included:

      • Trip Cancellation *due to listed covered reasons
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      What's the definition of travel insurance?

      Travel insurance is the coverage for personal risks incidental to, and related to

      planned travel, including one or more of the following...

      ● Cancellation or interruption of a trip or a vacation package

      ● Accident, sickness, disability, or death occurring during travel

      ● Delay of an arrival to your trip destination or a return to home

      ● Loss of baggage/personal effects

      ● Damage to accommodations or rental vehicles

      What is not included in the definition of travel insurance?

      The following are excluded from the definition of travel insurance..

      ● Major medical plans that provide comprehensive medical protection for

      travelers on trips that last six (6) months or longer (ie working abroad,

      deployed military personnel, missions and volunteering abroad, and more)

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      Section 1936 of the Civil Code. The phrase “damage waiver” or “collision

      damage waiver” cannot be used to describe travel insurance coverage, but

      the insurance contract may otherwise refer to “damage waiver” or “collision

      damage waiver” provided by a company, as defined in paragraph (1) of

      subdivision (a) of Section 1936 of the Civil Code.

      The sooner you purchase a trip protection style plan, the more it can cover! We recommend purchasing a trip protection style plan within 21 days of making your initial trip payment of any kind for this trip, and prior to making your final pre-trip payment. Please ensure that all the activities you plan on participating in are covered by your travel insurance. 

      When you purchase it within 21 days of booking (and before your final payment) you can get better coverage

      Several people have had to cancel trips because of a death in the family, an injury (one women broke her foot on the way out the door to the airport!) or COVID, and once we enter the non-refundable stage of your booking, we CANNOT refund your trip for any reason. 

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      We are also an affiliate of Wanderwell, a certified B corp and a member of the Transformational Travel Council.


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      benefits but may be subject to different restrictions depending upon your other


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      When selecting a travel insurance policy, please bear in mind that all travelers are strongly recommended to have medical coverage and that we recommend a minimum coverage of $150,000 USD for travel medical/accident & sickness, and $500,000 USD for emergency medical evacuation and repatriation. It can help for those benefits to be Primary coverage. We strongly recommend that the policy also includes benefits for trip cancellation, trip interruption, trip delay, and some coverage for baggage & personal effects.

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      What’s included

      • 8 nights Accommodations
        3 in Lisbon, 4 at Quinta Nova in the Douro Valley and 1 in Porto.
      • 8 Dinners
      • 5 Lunches
      • All breakfasts
      • Lisbon cooking class
      • Sunset sail in Lisbon
      • Fado show
      • Drinks at art gallery
        Gallery is not open to the public, but filled with an abundance of works
      • Tile Musuem
      • Tile making opportunity
        At a woman owned ceramics studio
      • Mini-bus to Douro Valley
        Via the coast road, where we will stop for lunch with NextTribe friends at a classic seafood restaurant in Costa Nova
      • Wine harvest experience
        Or wine-making experience, depending on length of harvest season.
      • Boat tour of Douro River
      • Walking tour of Porto
        With a local guide
      • Wine at dinner

      What’s not included

      • Airfare
      • Alcohol besides wine
      • Tips

      Available Packages

      Available until July 22, 2024Sold Out

      Share a room with a friend or with a fun NextTriber who is destined to become a friend. NextTribe members receive a $100 discount. Become a member here. If you're already a member, get your discount code here. 

      Deposit: $500
      Available until July 22, 2024Sold Out

      A room of your own. NextTribe members receive a $100 discount. Become a member here. If you're already a member, get your discount code here. 

      Deposit: $500


      SUNDAY, Sept. 22nd
      Welcome to Lisbon: Sunset Sail

      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. 

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