Portugal & The Azores & Madeira Islands Adventure Summer 2020 !
Hello! We had many request to include Portugal and the Azores!
So you see Both on this Trip. Experience the beauty of Portugal’s Riviera with visits to Cascais and Estoril and then on to the Azores!
12 Days/11 Nights Hotel. ● 18 Meals: 11 Breakfasts ● 1 Lunch ● 6 Dinners
Lisbon ● Portuguese Riviera ● Fado Dinner Show ● Batalha ● Obidos ● St. Michael Island-Azores ● Ponta Delgada ● Sete Cidades Interpretation Center or Bay of Silence ● Plantation Visits ● Furnas Valley ● Sete Cidades ● Cooking Demonstration ● Madeira Island ● Monte ● Botanical Garden ● Espetada Dinner/Show ● Cabo Girão
Day 1: Overnight Flight Travel through some of Portugal’s most beautiful regions. Experience Lisbon, the Azores islands of St. Michael, and the island of Madeira.
Day 2: Lisbon, Portugal - Tour Begins Your adventure opens in Lisbon where Old World traditions still thrive. Experience medieval towns, coastal villages, Portuguese cuisine, regional wines and folkloric entertainment. Tonight, meet your fellow travelers at a welcome dinner. Today dinner will be included.
Day 3: Lisbon - Sintra - Cascais - Estoril - Lisbon Set out on a tour of Lisbon featuring the Moorish Alfama Quarter, Jeronimo’s Monastery (UNESCO World Heritage site), the Monument to the Discoveries, and the Tower of Belem (UNESCO). Later, explore the town of Sintra (UNESCO), the summer residence of Portuguese kings for six centuries. Enjoy a visit to the National Palace. Continue to the coastal resorts of Cascais and Estoril on the Portuguese Riviera. This evening, indulge in Portuguese cuisine and wine while local artists perform the traditional Fado. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 4: Lisbon - Batalha - Nazare - Obidos - Lisbon Travel to the “Silver Coast,” a region of sleepy villages, vineyards and age-old castles. You visit three distinct villages, each with its own cultural character. Venture to Batalha to see the magnificent Batalha Monastery (UNESCO), built to commemorate the Portuguese victory over the Castillians in 1385. Experience Nazare, a seaside community named for a small wooden statue of the Virgin Mary that arrived here in the 4th century. Then it is on to picture-perfect Obidos, where whitewashed houses are guarded by a hilltop castle. Return to Lisbon and enjoy an evening at leisure. Today breakfast will be included.
Day 5: Lisbon - St. Michael, Azores - Ponta Delgada To the Azores! Fly to St. Michael, the largest of the nine volcanic islands that form the Azores archipelago. A brief walking tour of Ponta Delgada’s town center
highlights the Portas da Cidade (The City Gates), Saint Christ’s Church, St. Sebastian Church, and the seashore promenade. Later, take in the beautiful vistas of the mystical Lagoa do Fogo (Fire Lake), and join an Azorean at a pineapple plantation, where an expert leads you through the farm s greenhouses. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 6: Ponta Delgada-Terra Nostra Botanical Park-Furnas Valley-Ponta Delgada Today, it’s your choice! You may take a stroll through the Terra Nostra Botanical Park, home to the world’s largest collection of camellias -OR- you can rest and relax in the park’s mineral rich thermal water pool.* In Furnas Valley, experience a cozido das furnas lunch in which meat and vegetables are stewed in the heat of the volcanic earth; you’ll also explore Caldeiras das Furnas, the town’s famous hot springs area. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.
This is only the first 6 days. I will email the rest of the Itinerary to you.
Per Person Rates: Double $4699; Single $5549; Triple $4675.
Included in Price: Land Tours, Round-trip Airfare from EWR, Air Taxes, Hotel-Airport Transfers, Internal Airfare to the Azores.
RESERVATION FORMS FOR I WILL EMAIL!
THANK YOU ROBERT!