Exclusive: Portugal & Its Islands

    SAVE $250 PER PERSON | Escorted Tour | Offer valid until Feb 14, 2022

    Exclusive: Portugal & Its Islands

    Featuring the Estoril Coast, Azores & Madeira 

    Price: Double: $5,999CAD Per Person

    (Rate is per person, with airfare out of Toronto, based on double occupancy in Canadian Dollars including taxes. Price is guaranteed. No minimum capacity required.)

    Departure Date: August 13, 2022

    Return Date: August 25, 2022


    Photo: Funchal, City in Madeira Island, Portugal


    Experience the best of Portugal as you explore its capital city, coastal villages, and remote islands. Marvel at the geothermal wonders of the Furnas Valley, and take in the beauty of the twin lakes of Sete Cidades.

    Explore charming Cascais and chic Estoril on Portugal’s stunning Riviera. Tour the grand capital of Portugal, Lisbon. Get swept away by the melancholy sounds of Fado and visit the fairy-tale town of Sintra. Choose how you spend your day in Madeira – in the vibrant Botanical Gardens or on a walking tour along colourful streets.

    Relax and enjoy multi-night stays on the Azorean Island of São Miguel and sunny Madeira, the “Pearl of the Atlantic.

    Travel with no more than 24-guests on this tour where a smaller group setting means a more personal travel experience.

    Highlights:

    ·       Lisbon

    ·       Belem

    ·       Sintra National Palace

    ·       Portuguese Riviera

    ·       Fado Dinner Show

    ·       St. Michael Island-Azores

    ·       Ponta Delgada,

    ·       Choices on Tour

    ·       Furnas Valley

    ·       Plantation Visits

    ·       Sete Cidades

    ·       Madeira Island

    ·       Espetada Dinner

    ·       Folkloric Show

    ·       Porto Moniz

    Tour Inclusions:

    ·        13 Days - 18 Meals: 11 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 6 Dinners

    ·        Round Trip Air from Toronto Intl Airport

    ·        Inter-flights from Lisbon

    ·        Hotel/ Airport Transfers

    Tour Exclusions:

    • Trip Cancellation Insurance
    • Complimentary airport transfers are not applicable when booking your own airfare

    Portugal & It’s Islands Itinerary:


    Photo: Map of Portugal & It’s Islands Itinerary

    Day 1 Overnight Flight

    Experience the beauty of Portugal as you travel through the capital Lisbon, the Azorean Island 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 Portuguese cuisine, regional wines and folkloric entertainment among colorful buildings and winding pathways. Tonight, meet your fellow travelers at a welcome dinner.

    Included meals: Dinner

     

    Day 3 Lisbon - Belem - Lisbon

    Set out on a tour of Lisbon featuring Jeronimos Monastery* (UNESCO), the Monument to the Discoveries, and the Tower of Belem (UNESCO). The remainder of the day is yours. Perhaps you’ll wander around the sprawling Praça do Comércio next to the Tagus River, or maybe take the historic tram to the vibrant Alfama district.

    Included meals: Breakfast

     

    Day 4 Lisbon - Sintra - Cascais - Estoril - Lisbon

    Explore the town of Sintra (UNESCO), the summer residence of Portuguese kings, and visit the National Palace. Continue to the coastal resorts of Cascais and Estoril on the Riviera. Return to Lisbon or, perhaps you’ll decide to stay in Cascais or Estoril on your own, (your Tour Manager can provide you with local transportation tips). This evening, indulge in Portuguese cuisine and wine while local artists perform the traditional Fado (UNESCO).

    Included meals: Breakfast & Dinner


    Photo: Sintra


    Day 5 Lisbon - St. Michael, Azores - Ponta Delgada

    To the Azores! Fly to St. Michael, the largest of the 9 volcanic islands that form the Azores archipelago. On a brief walking tour of Ponta Delgada’s town center, see the Portas da Cidade (the City Gates), Saint Christ’s Church, St. Sebastian Church, and the coastal promenade. Enjoy dinner this evening at a local restaurant featuring traditional Azorean cuisine.

    Included meals:  Breakfast & Dinner

     

    Day 6 Terra Nostra Botanical Park - Furnas Valley - Ponta Delgada

    Today, it’s your choice! Take a stroll through the natural beauty of Terra Nostra Botanical Park -OR- rest and relax in the park’s thermal water pool.** In Furnas Valley, experience a cozido das Furnas lunch, cooked in the heat of the volcanic earth. Then head to the verdant pastures of a tea plantation, one of the only in Europe, and delve into its timeless cultivation methods and trade. Later explore a local pineapple plantation before relaxing with a refreshing pineapple drink in hand. The evening is yours to do as you please.

    Included meal:  Breakfast & Lunch

     

    Day 7 Ponta Delgada

    Make the most of a day at leisure. Perhaps you will take an optional whale watching adventure and cruise over the waves on a catamaran with an expert biologist followed by lunch at a local restaurant. Regardless of your Azorean activities during the day, gather in the evening for a cocktail and dinner set in one of the best family-run restaurants of Ponta Delgada.

    Included meals: Breakfast & Dinner

     

    Day 8 Sete Cidades - Ribeira Grande - Nordeste - Ponta Delgada

    Visit the Sete Cidades volcanic crater and peer down at its twin lakes. The lakes appear to be different colors - one blue (reflecting the sky) and the other green (reflecting the ground). Take a leisurely hike inside the crater before journeying to Ribeira Grande, known for its historic buildings. Visit a family-owned liqueur shop to taste some of the local liqueurs. Continue to the highest part of the island, Nordeste, and explore the famous waterfalls of Ribeira dos Caldeiroes.

    Included meal: Breakfast


    Photo: Sete Cidades

     

    Day 9 Ponta Delgada - Funchal, Madeira

    Fly to Madeira, the “Pearl of the Atlantic.” Enjoy free time to explore, perhaps stopping for lunch at one of the many outdoor restaurants. Then, it’s your choice! Discover the Madeira Botanical Gardens on your own and make your way through a terraced landscape of more than 2,000 exotic plants -OR- embark on a walking tour of Funchal and wander along the colorful Rua de Santa Maria, decorated with vibrant murals and brightly painted doors. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

    Included meal: Breakfast

     

    Day 10 Funchal

    The day is yours. Perhaps you’ll embark on an optional trek along the island’s levadas,*** wandering through lush greenery or simply relax and enjoy the amenities that your hotel has to offer. No matter how you spend the day, gather in the evening for a traditional dinner known as an espetada. Folk dancers and lively music entertain you as you feast on a favorite local dish cooked over an open fire.

    Included meal: Breakfast & Dinner

     

    Day 11 Funchal - Monte - Câmara de Lobos - Porto Moniz - Funchal

    Begin your day with a stop in Monte, perched on the hills overlooking Funchal. Continue to Câmara de Lobos, a traditional village with a picture-perfect bay which served as a special retreat for Sir Winston Churchill. It is here where he admired Madeira’s natural beauty and became captivated by the region painting various images of the village. Drive along mountain roads, pass banana plantations and vineyards while en route to the world’s second-highest cliff, Cabo Girão. Arrive in the lively fishing village of Porto Moniz, enjoy free time for a swim** (weather permitting) in the natural volcanic pools before returning to Funchal.

    Included meal: Breakfast

     

    Day 12 Funchal - Lisbon

    Board your flight and return to the metropolitan energy of Lisbon. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. Later, bid “adeus” to Portugal during a farewell dinner.

    Included meal: Breakfast & Dinner

     

    Day 13 Lisbon - Tour Ends

    Depart for home with Portugal in your heart as your tour draws to a close today.

    Included meal: Breakfast


    Photo: Lisbon

     

    Post Night Lumen Lisboa Hotel

    Would you like to end your vacation with an additional Hotel in Lisbon?


    Optional Prepaid Excursions

    Personalize your tour by adding an optional activity below. Our recommended options have been carefully chosen to help enhance your individual experience. Availability is limited and reservations are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Payment must be received no later than 15 days prior to departure. Prices are subject to change. Children under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult.

    Options                                                               Price Per Person (CAD)

    Paradise Valley Levada Walk                                          $53.00

     

    Whale Watching Adventure and Lunch                             $165.00   

    Don't miss the untouched Island paradise of Portugal!

    Terms And Conditions

    A deposit of $600 per person is due upon reservation. Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations made after the deposit due date of February 07, 2022, are based upon availability. The final payment is due by June 15, 2022. Deposits are refundable up until February 14, 2022. *Book Now rates valid until Feb 14, 2022, valid on air-inclusive packages only. Please be advised many airlines do not provide advance seat assignments until check-in at the airport. Advance seating will be subject to the airline's terms and conditions. The internal flights from Lisbon to St. Michael, Azores (2 ½ hours), St. Michael to Madeira Island (2 hours), and Madeira Island to Lisbon (90 minutes) are not included in the land-only price of this tour. All air, including internal flights, can be purchased through us. Travel Documents: Valid Passport issued by your country of citizenship or nationality and Visa (if required). You are responsible for making sure that your clients and any children traveling have the proper identification and travel documentation required to enter or connect through each country on their itinerary. Please consult with the nearest embassy or consulate of each country you plan to visit. Travel Insurance: Travel Insurance is strongly recommended for all travel outside of your home Province. Effective January 01, 2020, OHIP will no longer cover emergency medical services for any Ontarian traveling outside of Canada. COVID19: Effective immediately and until further notice, all guests will be required to bring one of the following: proof of vaccination (official vaccination certificate in paper or electronic form), proof of recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result (FDA Approved diagnostic) for a test performed 72-hours or less from the start date of the tour with you on tour to verify the information you will be providing to Collette when filling out the Wellness Declaration upon arrival.

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