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Friends Trip to Portugal Postponed

Friends Art & Architecture Tour to Portugal to be rescheduled to 2021

Francis Chapin, United States, 1899–1965
Boat at Nazzara, Portugal20th century, Watercolor
Bequest of Dr. John I. Coe, 2011.80.9, Copyright of the artist, artist’s estate, or assignees

As  Friends know, we are entering a new phase of the coronavirus challenge with new limitations within our state, country and all over the world. 

As a result, sadly, the Friends Art & Architecture tour originally scheduled for May 11-18, 2020, has been canceled.

The current plan is to postpone this art-inspired trip to Portugal by one year with a similar time frame in Spring 2021 between the dates of April 28-May 8, 2021.

However, the current crisis occurring in Portugal means rebooking and confirming new dates are not yet possible. Most hotels, banks and other institutions have shut their doors for the time being and there is no reopening date set. It is obviously extremely difficult to reach decision-makers and finalize future plans. 

Travelers should note that all of the funds that we have in our control are in a secure account. Once we have a better understanding of the new dates, we will likely offer two options for each traveler: 

  1)   Apply all trip deposits toward new trip dates (dates to be determined, likely between April 28-May 8, 2021)

  2)   Cancel your booking completely minus a per person cancelation penalty for the trip (cancellation amount to be determined.)  

If you booked your flights through Carrousel Travel, Art & Architecture will be reaching out to you with information about flight cancellation options/airline vouchers. If you booked your own flights, please reach out to your airline carrier for information on cancellation options or airline vouchers.

The Friends are trying to support Portuguese colleagues and the Portuguese tourism industry. As with most areas of the travel industry, many suppliers are working with future credit so we hope you would agree that given the situation in Portugal and the world, we have made good progress to this date.