Portugal

Join us for the InnerDrive 2014 Adventure to Portugal!
(Sold out!  Wait list available. Contact Julieta.)
 
4 excellent golf courses, tours of cultural and historic sites as well as time to relax and discover a beautiful country. 
"The authenticity, the traditions, the combination between history, heritage and modernity, the cultural and natural diversity, and above all, the natural charm and friendliness of the Portuguese, were the reasons pointed out by the Conde Naste magazine’s readers, that lead to the choice of Portugal as best country to travel to in 2013."  
 

 

 

 

 
Trip includes:
  • 4 rounds of golf
  • 5 nights in Hotel Fenix Urban  Lisbon
  • 3 nights in Hotel Ipanema Porto
  • Airport transfers at scheduled times
  • Transfers to golf courses
  • Guided tour around Lisbon and Sintra
  • On transfer day, we will visit historic sites: Obidos / Nazare  /Fatima (A sacred site)
  • Half day guided tour of Porto and Douro River 
  • Breakfast
  • One group dinner
  • InnerDrive gift
  • Trip led by LPGA Teaching Professional Julieta Stack
Double person occupancy rate:  $2250
Single person occupancy rate:   $2650
Non-golfer rate:  Contact Julieta for information 
 
30 Aug - Arrival -Lisbon - Transfer to the Hotel
31 Aug - Transfer to Penha Longa / Play Penha Longa / Return transfer
01 Sep - Transfer to Oitavos/Play Oitavos / Return Transfers
02 Sep - Tour of Lisbon / Sintra - Full day
03 Sep - Transfer to Praia del Rey / Play Praia Del Rey / Return Transfer
04 Sept - Departure from the Hotel visit to Obidos / Nazare /Fatima / Lunch(not included)/- Transfer to Porto
05 Sep - Tour of Porto City and Visit to Winery and a tour of 50 minuts in Douro River (half Day)
06 Sep - Transfer to Estela Golf / Play Estela / and Return transfer
07 Sept - Transfer from the hotel to Oporto Airport.
 

PLEASE NOTE:  When you book your flight, fly into Lisbon (LIS) and out of Porto (OPO).   We fly out of US on 8/29 (Friday) and back to US on 9/7 (Sunday).   Air fare not included in price of trip.  Baltimore travelers--flying into and out of Philadelphia is likely our best bet as US Airways flies directly to Lisbon. 

Rental clubs available at each course for cost of approximately $70 per round.

 
Golf Courses:
Oitavos Dunes  has been recognized as the 65th best golf course in the world on GOLF Magazine’s 2013 Top 100 Courses in the World as well as the number one course in Portugal. Designed by Arthur Hills, it has been recognised worldwide as one of the best natural links golf courses and its sand dunes and ocean environment make playing it an experience similar to playing links courses in Scotland.
 
Penha Longa "Ranked in the top 30 Courses in Continental Europe, Penha Longa Resort 27 holes designed by the famed Robert Trent Jones jr, is escapist golf at its best. With its bold drives, courageous approaches and artful greens, it is both an adrenalin rush and a soothing journey through one of Portugal's most inspiring landscapes. Exciting at every turn, this championship challenge and host to the Portuguese Open, is a master of variety and thrills." Penha Longa Golf
 
Praia del Rey   A classic links course spread out along dunes and cliffs, with pines inland ready to collect wayward shots. This is a real treat to play - the views and setting are simply stunning. 
 
Estela  The Estela Golf Club is located by the River Alto near Póvoa de Varzim. This course is a Links Course constructed on a three kilometres sandy base along the beach and with little vegetation. Golfers will find that they are exposed to the influencing winds. In an attempt to shelter from what can be at times a strong wind and at the same time to make the course more attractive some 400.000 shrubs and trees have been planted. Many golfers have commented that the greens are among the fastest to be found in Portugal. In 1991 this course hosted the Portuguese Open and more recently was chosen for the European International Amateur Championships.


W
all Street International Article on Portugal and Golf

Boston Globe Nov. 2013 Travel Section-Porto

Visit Portugal Website--beautiful photos

Fado   Music of Portugal

Food, Wine, Coffee Lisbon

Douro Valley

The Beer Museum    Well, of course!

Porto Places to Visit:

Local food, craft beer

Bookstore (Rated one of top 3 most beautiful in the world!)

Handmade soaps

Stationery, papergoods

 

 

 

 

Policies, Payment and Other Important Information

RESERVING A SPACE- A $400.00 deposit per person is required to reserve your space. Full payment is required 60 days prior to departure. Please make checks payable to: InnerDrive, LLC. Contact Julieta for mailing address     
Visa, Mastercard payment is also available. Scroll down for more info.

You may make payments using AX, Visa or Mastercard using PayPal.
Costs are approximately 3% higher due to account merchant fees.
  
Deposit, Pay in full, etc
 
  

INSURANCE - Travel insurance for accident, baggage and trip cancellation protection is recommended. Trip Insurance Rate Quotes and Info

CANCELLATION POLICY Written notice of your cancellation should be mailed to InnerDrive Golf, Inc. as soon as possible. Cancellation fees are as follows: Deposit is non-refundable. 50 percent of trip cost will be charged  60 days prior to departure due to lost deposits required for golf courses and accommodations; No refund will be given within 30 days of departure. In no case will refunds be made for unused portions of the booked itinerary. InnerDrive Golf, Inc. reserves the right to cancel, change or substitute any service and to decline to accept or retain any tour member at any time for any reason.
In the case that your space can be filled all efforts will be made to give a full refund minus deposit.

CADDIES, CARTS - Pull carts are available at most golf courses. Motorized carts are available. All cart fees must be paid by the golfer directly to the Golf Club. (It is not included in the price of a tour.) Caddies available at Penha Longa at cost of approximately $70 per round per player plus tip.  

PASSPORT - US citizens are required to have a current passport. No exceptions will be made.

RESPONSIBILITIES - InnerDrive, LLC. has contracted with independent contractors in securing and booking the services provided in their tours and is not responsible for any negligent act and/or omissions of these independent contractors, their employees, agents, servants or representatives. InnerDrive, LLC gives notice that in issuing coupons, vouchers or tickets for travel conveyance or transport by any means, and in making arrangements for golf, hotels or other accommodations, they are acting not as principals but as agents only for the companies, corporations or persons providing or offering their service. InnerDrive, LLC. is not responsible or liable, with respect to person or property, for any loss, damage, injury, accident, delay or irregularity however sustained or suffered during any trip or tour arranged by them. The responsibility and liability of international air carriers are subject to international conventions limiting their liability, which limitations of liability are contained on the reverse side of your airline ticket and form part of the terms and conditions hereof.