Bem-vindo (Welcome).Portugal is calling asTravel Restrictions Ease

Omicron appears to have peaked, leading to an announcement from Ottawa last week easing Official Travel Restrictions including the removal of the Non-Essential Travel Ban and ending requirements for PCR tests and isolation for fully vaccinated Canadians returning from abroad. Yesterday, Culture Viewfinder received this notice from Tourism Portugal:

The Portuguese government has announced the end of almost all COVID19 travel restrictions.


This is Great News and a Tremendous Comfort and Confidence Builder but also a signal that demand for accommodation and services is about to escalate.

Ahead of the curve, Booking for Culture Viewfinder September 2022 Tours has begun!!

Culture Viewfinder tours are intentionally capped at a maximum of 20 (or fewer) participants. As a result the 2022 Tours are approaching capacity. Creative Spirit September 8-17, 2022. 10-day unique introduction to Lisbon and Porto through a cultural lens. Maximum capacity 20 participants. Limited availability. Wine Architecture + Gastronomy September 17-20, 2022 4-day post-tour option to the famous Douro Valley wine region. Maximum capacity 14 participants. Very limited availability. Visit www.cultureviewfinder.com for detailed itineraries and pricing. Contact our logistics partners at Ellison Travel and Tours to make your booking. Sandie Vanderschot sandiev@ellisontravel.com or 1.800.265.7022 x 236.