• Lisbon • Fatima • Oporto • Deluxe All-Inclusive resort in Madeira
Portugal has so much to offer - a warm climate, a rich and unique culture, breathtaking scenery, fascinating history, not to mention delicious food and world-class wines. On this holiday we will tour the lively capital city of Lisbon, explore the beautiful cities in the north and enjoy a week at a Deluxe oceanfront resort on the magical island of Madeira - a lush oasis with a mild climate, dramatic seascapes and magnificent flowers that flourish only here.
We begin with a flight to the Portuguese capital, Lisbon. After an overnight there we’ll venture north to the ancient medieval walled city of Obidos and also Nazare - a picturesque seaside village on the Atlantic coast. We will visit the Batalha Monastery - one of Europe's greatest Gothic masterpieces and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will stay in Fatima - famous for the 1917 reported apparations of the Virgin Mary. In Coimbra we see the ancient university perched high above the Mondego River, and in Aviero we see the uniquely beautiful cathedrals, canals and beaches of the Peninsula de São Jacinto. Many consider the highlight of northern Portugal to be Oporto - built into the granite cliffs located on the beautiful river Douro. Oporto is a charming jumble of styles from different historic periods: narrow medieval alleyways and squares; extravagant baroque churches and wide boulevards lined with stately edifices. You'll see an array of architectural gems from the Roman, Gothic, Baroque, Neoclassic and Renaissance eras.
After Oporto we fly to the magical island of Madeira for a 7-night stay with touring included. Our hotel here is the Deluxe Enotel Lido Resort and Spa, situated right on the sea a short stroll from the popular Lido area of Madeira’s capital, Funchal. The hotel is connected to a lovely seaside promenade with a wide selection of restaurants, cafés and shopping. Hotel facilities include a large outdoor swimming pool with ocean views, ample sunbeds, an indoor heated pool, games room, gift shop and an entertainment program with activities ranging from Portuguese language lessons to water aerobics. The hotel spa offers luxurious body and beauty treatments as well as a whirlpool, Turkish bath and sauna. While in Madeira all meals (taken in a beautiful ocean-view dining room) are included daily, with complimentary wine, beer, local spirits, tea, coffee and soft drinks available all day. Guest rooms have air conditioning, TV, telephone, minibar, safe, bathrobes, coffee and tea making facilities, bathroom with shower and tub and Wi-Fi (extra charge).
After our stay in Madeira we return to Lisbon for a city tour and an afternoon at leisure in this fascinating, historic city.
*** Those joining any of our tours to Europe must be able to walk fairly long distances and climb stairs easily.