Discover the true gems of Portugal. Enjoy multi-night stays on the remote islands of Sao Miguel, Azores and Madeira, the 'pearl of the Atlantic.' Marvel at the geothermal wonders of the Furnas Valley. Take in the beauty of the twin lakes of Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo (Fire Lake). Explore wine tasting, charming coastal villages and beautiful botanical gardens in Madeira. Enjoy Azorean culinary traditions during an interactive cooking demonstration. Experience Portugal's Riviera with visits to the charming fishing village of Cascais and chic Estoril. Lisbon comes to life as you tour this grand capital. Visit 5 UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the fairytale town of Sintra. Indulge in local cuisine, regional wines and traditional entertainment.

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Tour Operator
Collette
Offer
Offer valid through 6/30/2017
Duration
13 Days
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1LisbonOvernight Flight: The jewels of Portugal come to life on this journey that takes you along some of Portugal's most beautiful mainland and island coastlines. Relax and get to know Lisbon, the Azorean island of St. Michael, and the island of Madeira.
Day 2LisbonLisbon, Portugal - Tour Begins: Your tour opens in Lisbon where Old World traditions continue to thrive. Your journey will introduce you to medieval towns, coastal villages, natural landscapes, Portuguese cuisine, regional wines and folkloric entertainment. Tonight, meet your fellow travelers at a welcome dinner.
Day 3LisbonLisbon - Sintra - Cascais - Estoril - Lisbon: Your tour of Lisbon features 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), summer residence of Portuguese kings for six centuries. Continue to Cascais and Estoril, coastal resorts dotted with specialty shops.
Day 4LisbonLisbon: Your day is at leisure to relax, shop or explore Lisbon's many charms.
Day 5LisbonLisbon - St. Michael, Azores - Ponta Delgada: 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 features the 'Portas da Cidade' (The City Gates), Saint Christ's Church, St. Sebastian Church with 17th-century painted tiles, and the seashore promenade. Later, gaze at the twin lakes of Sete Cidades (Seven Cities), one of the region's most beautiful natural settings. Composed of two lakes inside a volcanic crater, it is the island's most popular national park. From the edge of the crater, one lake appears blue (reflecting the sky) and the other looks green (reflecting the ground). Your day concludes with a magnificent view of the coastal village of Mosteiros.
Day 6Ponta DelgadaPonta Delgada - Plantation Visits - Furnas Valley - Terra Nostra Park: Discover the crops of the region at pineapple and tea plantations and learn about timeless methods of production. In Furnas Valley, experience a 'cozido das furnas' lunch, in which meat and vegetables are stewed in the heat of the volcanic earth. Afterwards, stroll through the botanical garden of Terra Nostra Park, home to the world's largest collection of camellias. Next, explore Caldeiras das Furnas, the town's famous hot springs area.
Day 7Ponta DelgadaOptional Whale and Dolphin Watching - Cooking Demonstration: Enjoy a morning at leisure to explore Ponta Delgada or perhaps take an optional whale and dolphin watching excursion. Late afternoon, discover the secrets of Azorean cuisine with an interactive cooking demonstration at one of the island's most popular restaurants. Learn how the Azoreans use traditional old recipes when making tasty soups, fish and meat dishes, and tasty desserts. Your evening concludes with a sumptuous dinner.
Day 8Ponta DelgadaPonta Delgada - Lagoa do Fogo - Ribeira Grande - Nordeste - Povoacao: Witness the art of hand-painted ceramics during a studio visit. Next, take in the beautiful vistas of Lagoa do Fogo (Fire Lake), a mystical lake surrounded by mountains. Journey to Ribeira Grande, known for its historic 16th- and 17th-century buildings. See City Hall, Church of Our Lady, and the eight-arch bridge, a symbol of the town. Then, stop at a family-owned liqueur shop to taste some of the all-natural local liqueurs. Continue to the highest part of the island, scenic Nordeste, where you will explore the natural beauty of Ribeira dos Caldeiroes Natural Park with its waterfalls, watermills and unique vegetation. Your day ends in Povoacao, home of the island's first settlement and oldest church.
Day 9St. MichaelSt. Michael, Azores - Funchal, Madeira - Monte - Botanical Garden: Fly* to Madeira Island, the 'Pearl of the Atlantic.' Madeira boasts a subtropical climate, majestic mountain ranges and volcanic caves. Stop in Monte, perched on the hills overlooking scenic Funchal. Visit the Botanical Garden of Madeira with its vast collection of more than 2,500 plants from all continents. Discover Madeira's history during a panoramic tour of Funchal's charming plazas, Colonial mansions, 15th-century cathedral and the local market.
Day 10FunchalFunchal - Camara de Lobos - Sao Vicente - Porto Moniz - Calheta: Begin your day with a visit to Camara de Lobos, a traditional village with a picture-perfect bay. Continue along mountain roads, passing banana plantations and vineyards en route to Cabo Girao, the world's second-highest cliff. Make a stop in Sao Vicente, a charming agricultural town that boasts dramatic views of the coast and surrounding villages. Explore the lively fishing village of Porto Moniz, renowned for its natural volcanic pools. Then it's on to Calheta, home to a working sugar mill. Nearby is the Paul da Serra plateau, sprinkled with scenic country landscapes.
Day 11FunchalFunchal - Camacha - Ribeiro Frio - Santana: Wind through the mountains en route to Camacha, a village known for wicker crafts. Continue on to Poiso to visit the island's third-highest point, Pico do Arieiro. Next, visit Ribeiro Frio (Cold River), famous for its natural beauty and fascinating trout farm. Continue to Santana, a village characterized by small triangular homes thatched with straw. Spend time at a family-owned embroidery shop for a first-hand look at this delicate craft before enjoying a tasting of world-famous Madeira wine. Celebrate your Madeira adventure with a traditional dinner known as 'espetada.' Folk dancers and music entertain as you feast on a local dish of beef marinated in herbs and cooked over an open fire.
Day 12FunchalFunchal: Today you have the entire day to enjoy beautiful Madeira at leisure.
Day 13FunchalFunchal - Lisbon: Return* to the lively city of Lisbon and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. Later, bid 'adeus' to Portugal during a farewell dinner.
Day 14LisbonLisbon - Tour Ends:
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
04/29/2017$2,399.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
Lodging
Pestana Casino Park Hotel Madeira , Portugal
Royal Garden Hotel Acores, Portugal
Altis Prime Hotel Lisbon, Portugal
Altis Grand Hotel Lisbon, Portugal
Turim Alameda Hotel Lisbon, Portugal
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* NOTE:Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
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