BBOT Travel Program

The Burnaby Board of Trade’s Experience Travel Program is your exclusive chance to experience international destinations in luxury at an affordable rate. These group trips are open to BBOT members and the general public and offer a chance to experience cultural and tourism at various global destinations.


Discover the beauty and magic of Southwestern Europe with this 8-day small-group tour of Portugal! This breathtaking country is famous for its intertwining cobblestone streets, captivating coastal villages, world-class wines, golden beaches, and delicious cuisine. Begin your journey in Lisbon, known for its extraordinary mix of architectural styles and famous landmarks. Discover the Monastery of Jeronimos, a 16th century World Heritage Site, and explore Belem, where you may try a traditional Pastel de Nata. From there you will travel to Obidos, a medieval walled city in the north, home to a breathtaking hilltop castle and narrow cobblestone streets. Wander through the fishing village of Nazare and visit the Monastery of Santa Maria in Batalha. Arrive in Coimbra, home to the magnificent Mondego River and the oldest university in Portugal. Explore Aveiro, dubbed the Venice of Portugal thanks to its picturesque canals, and travel to Porto, a breathtaking coastal city situated on the Douro River and one of the top tourist attractions in Europe! Here you will be able to sample sumptuous foods and drinks as you take in the stunning scenery along the river before you visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima, one of the most important pilgrimage sites known to Christianity, where the Virgin Mary is believed to have appeared in 1917. From there you will make your way back to Lisbon to end your tour of Portugal filled with unforgettable memories!

Tour length: 9 Days

Tour dates: Oct 16 to Oct 24, 2024

Tour price: $3,399 CAD per person, sharing room*
Single supplement $999

A deposit of $500 CAD will secure your space.
Final balance due by June 18, 2024.
*Please note that rooms must be booked on a Double/Twin sharing basis.

Tour price includes:
International airfare; All accommodations; Meals as noted in itinerary; English-speaking tour guides;
All sightseeing and transfers on private basis; Entrance fees to museums/sites

Tour Price DOES NOT Include:
Travel Insurance (highly recommended); Tips/gratuities; Any optional activities

For full details on this tour, see the PDF info sheet below or Discover Portugal

For more information, contact the Burnaby Board of Trade at, 604-412-0100 or IndusTravel, 1-604-279-8794 ext. 912.



Discover Portugal 2024




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