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One Stop Tour:
Luxurious Lisbon: The city on the bay
November 1st-6th, 2018 | Maximum Group Size: 15 Participants | Availability: Open
Portugal: land of startling contrasts. This tiny country, squeezed between Spain and the sea, has a long and proud history of fierce independence. Its traditional agricultural and fishing communities continue unchanged beside its bustling and cosmopolitan cities. Its mountainous landscapes, untouched by time and modernization, stand in curious juxtaposition above the jet-setting coastal resorts. We stay in Lisbon, a city with a vitality and pulse like none other, from the chic shops of Chiada to its ancient moorish quarter, the Alfama, to the planned elegance of the Baixa district. A morning sightseeing tour with a local guide will introduce the various districts of the city – often compared to San Francisco – and one evening we will experience the haunting soulfulness of “Fado.” We’ll take an excursion up the coast to the north, where the ruling royal family built their palaces away from the hustle and bustle of the city, and have time in the charming coastal towns of Cascais and Estoril. Food, music and scenery will lull us into the pace of Lisbon, a city like no other.
One Stop Tour:
The Magic Of Madeira
February 22nd-March 3rd, 2019 | Maximum Group Size: 15 Participants | Availability: Open
How about a trip to the island of eternal spring to rid yourself of the winter blues? Staying at the Belmond Reid’s Palace, a five-star luxury hotel, this one-stop trip to this romantic island destination in Europe will lift your spirits and replenish your soul. We will visit legendary garden estates and botanical gardens with exotic flowers in bloom; lunch in colorful fishing villages, visit the Museum of Sacred Art- a bishop’s palace, which houses masterpieces from the 15th and 16th centuries, see spectacular natural coastal landscapes with sea cliffs abutting farm land and of course, we will take a wine tour and taste the delicious Madeira wine. Join us this winter and experience the full flavor of Portugal’s very own floating paradise for yourself!
Landscapes of Portugal
May 9th-18th, 2019 | Maximum Group Size: 15 Participants | Availability: Open
This tiny country between Spain and the sea, known for its traditional agriculture, fishing communities, cosmopolitan bustling cities, and jet-setting coastal resorts, offers a variety of experiences of the senses. We will spend an evening listening to the husky beautiful music of “fado” while sipping port; a day exploring Portugal’s most spectacular religious sanctuary, “Bom Jesus do Monte” with its 18th century giant baroque stairway; and a night at Pousada Serra da Estrela where a log fire and stunning views over the snow-capped mountains greet us. From Lisbon to Oporto, Oliveira and Evora, architectural, historical and cultural treasures await us on this unforgettable sojourn into the very heart and soul of ancient Portugal.