Portugal and Its Islands

October 13 — October 25, 2017 Portugal, The Estoril Coast, the Azores and the Portugese Riviera.

Lisbon
Lisbon, Portugal

Join Jeanne in October of 2017 for an eye-opening adventure the mystical, magical country of Portugal. Portugal lies between the western border of Spain and the eastern shore of The Atlantic Ocean. And if all you know of Portugal is the sweet dessert wine served with chocolate, you’re in for an incredible surprise. Take a look at these stunning scenes of Portugal and its surrounding waters and islands.

downtown Lisbon
Lisbon is a city of extraordinary color and charm.

On this 13 day adventure to Portugal, we’ll enjoy a multi-night stay on the remote islands of São Miguel, Azores and Madeira, the “pearl of the Atlantic.”

Sao Miguel

We’ll 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).

Furnas Valley
Steam comes off of one of the many warm water springs in the Furnas Valley

We’ll enjoy charming coastal villages, beautiful botanical gardens and a wine tasting in Madeira; experience Azorean culinary traditions during an interactive cooking demonstration. Then we’re off to explore Portugal’s Riviera with visits to the charming fishing village of Cascais and chic Estoril.

Estoril coast
The coastal gem of Estoril

 

Lisbon sunset
The sun setting on the Atlantic coast of Estoril

We’ll visit  five UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the fairy-tale town of Sintra and the awe-inspiring Christian pilgrimage site at Fatima where our Virgin Mary appeared in 1917.

Fatima Basilica
The shrine of the Virgin Mary in Fatima at the Basilica. It was here that the Virgin Mary appeared to three young children in 1917 and made several subsequent appearances.

And of course we’ll indulge in local cuisine, regional wines and traditional entertainment.

Seafood
If you’re a fish-lover try a caldeirad. It’s a hearty stew packed with local fish and shellfish, ripe tomatoes, potatoes and onion.

So start making your plans now for this not extraordinary adventure to Portugal. For a full itinerary of this extraordinary adventure to Portugal, please click here. And if you want to book this adventure, call Jeanne now at (864) 993-1955