The gems of Portugal await! On your adventure to discover the best of Portugal, relax and 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, and take in the beauty of the twin lakes of Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo (Fire Lake). In Madeira, uncover charming coastal villages and beautiful botanical gardens. Take part in a wine tasting and an interactive cooking demonstration that lets you experience Azorean culinary traditions first hand. Explore charming Cascais and chic Estoril on Portugal's stunning Riviera, and tour the grand capital of Portugal, Lisbon. Get swept away by the melancholy sounds of Fado, and visit 5 UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the fairytale town of Sintra and the pilgrimage site of Fatima.

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Tour Operator
Collette
Offer
Offer valid through 9/30/2018
Duration
12 Days
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1LisbonOvernight Flight: Travel through some of Portugal's most beautiful regions. Experience Lisbon, the Azorean island of St. Michael, and the island of Madeira.
Day 2LisbonLisbon, 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.
Day 3LisbonLisbon - 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 guided visit of 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.
Day 4LisbonLisbon - Fatima - Nazare - Obidos - Lisbon: Travel to the 'Silver Coast,' a region of sleepy villages, vineyards and age-old castles. We visit three distinct villages, each with its own cultural character. Begin in the pilgrimage town of Fatima. Discover the beauty of the famous Basilica and see the magnificent Batalha Monastery (UNESCO). Continue to 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 white-washed houses are guarded by a hilltop castle.
Day 5LisbonLisbon - 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, gaze at the twin lakes of Sete Cidades (Seven Cities). 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).This afternoon it's your choice! You can take a leisurely hike inside the crater of Sete Cidades and admire the pristine Bay of Silence -OR- you may prefer to explore the interpretation center of Sete Cidades followed by free time in the town's center. Our day concludes with a magnificent view of the coastal village of Mosteiros.
Day 6Ponta DelgadaPonta Delgada - Terra Nostra Botanical Park - Furnas Valley: 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 choose to 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. Afterward, explore Caldeiras das Furnas, the town's famous hot springs area. The day comes to a close at a tea plantation where you will learn about timeless methods of production.
Day 7Ponta DelgadaPonta Delgada - Optional Tours - Cooking Demonstration: The morning is yours to explore Ponta Delgada or perhaps take an optional tourâ?¦maybe you will choose to swim with dolphins, take a whale watching boat trip, or kayak and hike around Sete Cidades. Later, discover the secrets of Azorean cuisine during an interactive cooking demonstration at one of the island's most popular restaurants. Your evening finishes with an incredible dinner.
Day 8Ponta DelgadaPonta Delgada - Lagoa do Fogo - Ribeira Grande - Nordeste: Delve into the art of hand-painted ceramics during a studio visit. Next, take in the beautiful vistas of the mystical Lagoa do Fogo (Fire Lake). Journey to Ribeira Grande, known for its historic 16th- and 17th-century buildings. See City Hall, the Church of Our Lady, and the eight-arch bridge, a symbol of the town. Visit a family-owned liqueur shop to taste some of the all-natural local liqueurs. Continue to the highest part of the island, Nordeste. Here, explore the natural beauty and famous waterfalls of Ribeira dos Caldeiroes. A pineapple plantation where an expert leads you through the farm's greenhouses is our final stop of the day.
Day 9Ponta DelgadaPonta Delgada - Funchal, Madeira - Monte: Fly to Madeira. The 'Pearl of the Atlantic' 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 collection of more than 2,500 plants from all continents. Discover Madeira's history during a panoramic tour of Funchal's plazas, Colonial mansions, 15th-century cathedral and the local market.
Day 10FunchalFunchal - Camara de Lobos - Sao Vicente - Porto Moniz: We begin our day with a visit to Camara de Lobos, a traditional village and picture-perfect bay. Along mountain roads, pass banana plantations and vineyards en route to the world's second-highest cliff, Cabo Girao. Stop in Sao Vicente, a charming agricultural town with dramatic views of the coast. In the lively fishing village of Porto Moniz, enjoy free time for a swim* (weather permitting) in the natural volcanic pools.
Day 11FunchalFunchal - Ribeiro Frio - Santana: Set out on a winding trip through the mountains to Pico do Arieiro, the island's third-highest point. Then it's your choice! At Ribeiro Frio (Cold River), explore the natural beauty of a trout farm -OR- join an exhilarating levada walk** and follow the paths that run along the water channels that flow through the mountains. Continue to Santana, a village of small triangular homes thatched with straw. Visit a family-owned embroidery shop and meet local artisans who offer a first-hand look at their delicate craft. Then, it's time to sample some world-famous Madeira wine. Celebrate with a traditional dinner known as espetada. Folk dancers and music entertain as you feast on a favorite local dish cooked over an open fire.
Day 12FunchalFunchal - 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.
Day 13LisbonLisbon - Tour Ends: Your tour ends today.
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
05/04/2019$2,649.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
07/27/2019$2,899.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
08/31/2019$2,899.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
09/28/2019$2,899.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
10/05/2019$2,799.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
11/02/2019$2,249.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
03/28/2020$2,249.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
04/18/2020$2,799.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
Lodging
Altis Grand Hotel Lisbon, Portugal
Pestana Casino Park Hotel Madeira , Portugal
Azoris Royal Garden Hotel Acores, Portugal
Turim Marques Hotel Lisbon, Portugal
Turim Saldanha Hotel Lisbon , Portugal
Disclaimer
* 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.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.

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