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PYSO 2023 Concert Tour of Portugal - Itinerary as of June 3, 2023

Click on the + on the right of each box to see the details of each day's schedule. All changes will be communicated in person or via Whats App.

Tuesday, June 20

8:00 AM - Meet at Moss Side Middle School to load coach buses. (9000 Gateway Campus Blvd, Monroeville, 15146)

We have permission for chaperones and companions to leave their cars in the parking lot for the duration of the tour.
PYSO and school district maintain no liability for parked cars).

9:00 AM - Depart for Dulles International Airport via Coach 

3:00 PM - Check-in at airport and meet ACFEA representative

6:10 PM - Depart on Lufthansa flight LH 419 to Frankfurt 

Wednesday, June 21

8:10 AM - Arrive at Frankfurt Airport. Clear EU Immigrations and Customs

1:40 PM - Depart on Lufthansa Flight LH 1178 to Porto

3:25 PM  - Arrive at Porto Airport and meet Couriers. Transfer by coach to Coimbra (approx. 1.5 hours). Check into Hotel Coimbra Dona Ines 

Evening - Dinner in the Hotel Coimbra Dona Ines 

Thursday, June 22

Morning - Breakfast in the hotel

10:30 AM - Depart via coach to Conimbriga (approx. 30 minutes)

11:00 AM - Entrance to Conimbriga

Afternoon - Return to Coimbra from Conímbriga. Independent lunch and free time in Coimbra

7:00 PM - Dinner at Solar do Bacalhau Restaurant in Coimbra

Friday, June 23

Morning - Breakfast in the hotel

1:00 PM - Lunch along the river (box lunches will be provided)

12:00 PM - Depart via coach to Gis (approx. 1 hour)

2:00 PM - Set-up stage for rehearsal

2:30 PM - Guided tour of Gis for Chaperones and Companions 

3:00- 5:30 PM -  Full Orchestra Rehearsal 

6:00 PM - Dinner at Café-Restaurante Beiro Rio in Gis 

9:00 PM - Concert at the Casa da Cultura de Gis 

11:00 PM - Return to Coimbra via coach

Saturday, June 24

Morning Breakfast in the hotel

11:00 AM Depart via coach to Porto (approx 1.5 hours). Lunch independent on arrival.

2:00 PM Guided sightseeing tour of Porto. Check into Hotel Vila Galé Porto

7:30 PM Dinner at Hotel Vila Galé Porto 

Sunday, June 25

Morning Breakfast in the hotel

2:30 PM Arrive at Casa da Musica and set up stage

11:00 AM Rabelo boat cruise on the Douro followed by independent lunch

3:30 PM Full Orchestra rehearsal at Casa da Musica

8:15 PM Dinner in the restaurant in the Casa da Musica 

6:00 PM Concert at Casa da Musica Porto

10:15 PM Return to the Hotel Vila Galé Porto

Monday, June 26

Morning Breakfast in the hotel 

Afternoon Independent lunch followed by entrance to the Grutas Moeda Caves

Evening Check into Auerea Fátima Hotel. Dinner in the hotel.

Tuesday, June 27

Morning Breakfast in the hotel. Free time and independent lunch

Afternoon Travel to Torres Novas (approx. 30-45 mins)

3:30 PM Stage set-up at Teatro Virginia

4:30 PM Full Orchestra Rehearsal

7:00 PM Dinner at Seven Restaurant in Torres Novas

9:30 PM Concert at the Teatro Virginia.

11:30 PM Return via coach to Fátima

Wednesday, June 28

Morning Breakfast in the hotel. Depart for Lisbon by coach (approx 1.5 hours).

Afternoon Lunch independent on arrival

Evening Check-into Ramada by Wyndham Lisbon. Dinner in the hotel.

2:00 PM Guided sightseeing tour of Lisbon

Thursday, June 29

Morning Breakfast in the hotel

10:30 AM Depart via coach to Cascais (approx. 45 mins). Stop en-route to  unload instruments at Salao Preto e Prata at the Casino Estori

Afternoon Free time and Lunch independent in Cascais 

3:30 PM Stage set up at Casino Estoril 

4:30 PM Full Orchestra Rehearsal

6:15 PM Dinner at Restaurant Zeno

9:30 PM Concert at the Salao Preto e Prata at the Casino Estoril 

11:30 PM Return via coach to hotel

Friday, June 30

Morning Full-day excursion to Sintra, including entrance to the Palacio Nacional de Sintra.

7:00 PM Farewell dinner at the Casa do Alentejo, including a Fado performance.

9:30 PM Return via coach to the hotel 

Saturday, July 1

5:00 AM Depart via coach to the Airport (approx. 15 min.)

7:30 AM Depart on Lufthansa Flight LH 1173 to Frankfurt 

11:30 AM Arrive at Frankfurt airport 

1:10 PM Depart on Lufthansa Flight LH 418 to Dulles Airport 

4:00 PM Arrive at Dulles Airport and go through customs.

5:30 PM Depart via coach to Pittsburgh 

10:30 PM Arrive at Moss Side Middle School  (9000 Gateway Campus Blvd) for student pick-up 

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