Island Gems of Spain and Portugal (11 Days)

Cruise Line: Windstar Cruises
Lisbon, Portugal to Lisbon, Portugal
Dates: 26 Apr 2019 - 06 May 2019

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DAY
PORT
ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
26 Apr 2019
Lisbon, Portugal
4:00 PM
DAY 2
27 Apr 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 3
28 Apr 2019
Funchal, Portugal
1:00 PM
DAY 4
29 Apr 2019
Funchal, Portugal
1:00 PM
DAY 5
30 Apr 2019
San Sebastian, Spain
1:00 PM 10:00 PM
DAY 6
01 May 2019
Santa Cruz De Tenerife, Spain
8:00 AM 5:00 PM
DAY 7
02 May 2019
Lanzarote, Spain
7:00 AM 2:00 PM
DAY 8
03 May 2019
Agadir, Morocco
8:00 AM 10:00 PM
DAY 9
04 May 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 10
05 May 2019
Portimao, Portugal
9:00 AM 3:00 PM
DAY 11
06 May 2019
Lisbon, Portugal
7:00 AM
Island Gems of Spain and Portugal map

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Sintra, Portugal


Offered by: Tivoli Palácio de Seteais
Location: Sintra, Portugal
Length: 1 Night
Virtuoso Hotel: Tivoli Palácio de Seteais
OWN A PALACE FOR A DAY

OWN A PALACE FOR A DAY

Discover this 18th century Palace in Portugal, in a UNESCO World Heritage site, less than three hours’ away from most European cities and six hours' flight from USA East Coast.

The Tivoli Palácio de Seteais, in Sintra, Portugal, can be yours for the day.

Indulge in centuries of history, rooms full of period furniture and breathtaking vistas over the verdant Sintra hillsides. Just thirty bedrooms, each one with its own personality, and specific decoration. Roam through the many gardens, wander through the mazes, and immerse yourself in the fragrance of camellias and roses. Or splashout and bring friends and families to this enchanting hideaway. All this, just outside Lisbon - Europe’s best kept secret.

“Own a Palace for a Day” at the Tivoli Palácio de Seteais is perfect for:

- Destination Weddings

- Family and Friends Celebrations

- Yoga Retreats

- Food & Wine groups

Allow you the privileged experience of having the palace completely to yourself from 30,000€ per day and includes:

  • The palace exclusivity for one day;
  • All 30 rooms, including our Diplomatic Suite, for double occupancy with breakfast included;
  • Exclusive butler service to the bride and groom;
  • All palace rooms, gardens and facilities;

Contacts:

FREDERICO AYALA

MINOR HOTELS | DIRECTOR OF LUXURY SALES – LISBON & NORTH

M +351 913 763 798 | E fayala@minor.com


Offered by: Tivoli Palácio de Seteais
Location: Sintra, Portugal
Length: 3 Nights
Virtuoso Hotel: Tivoli Palácio de Seteais
Tivoli Palácio de Seteais - ROYAL STAY

At Tivoli Palácio de Seteais this is how we welcome Kings & Queens

Live a luxury Experience where everything is included and nothing is left to chance

SINGLE 3,225 Euro

DOUBLE 3,750 Euro

Shore Excursions

Lisbon, Portugal - 26 Apr 2019

Offered by: Valesa Cultural Services Spain & Portugal
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Length: 4 Hours
Meals: None
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing
Half day tour of Lisbon

Meet your top local guide and English-speaking driverat your Lisbon hotel for a half day tour. Begin with a panoramic tour with emphasis on the evolution of the city from the beginning to modern times.  Continue your tour with a visit to the lovely Tower of Belem on the banks of the Tagus River. This UNESCO site was built to commemorate Vasco da Gama's expedition and is a reminder of the great maritime discoveries that laid the foundations of the modern world. Next visit the Jeronimos Monastery founded in 1502 by King Manuel I to commemorate the great voyages of Portugal’s explorers during the Age of Discovery. Your tour ends with a visit of the Carriage Museum. Entrance tickets included.

Offered by: Made for Spain and Portugal - Portugal
Location: Sintra, Portugal
Length: 4 Hours
Meals: Lunch
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Food & Wine
Private Visit and Lunch with the Owner at a Sintra Palace

Enjoy a visit to this private palace, built in the 19th century by the Dukes of Cadaval. The current owner, the Countess of Cadaval, will be your host to show you to see the stunning interior and the grounds, where for the last 60 years renowned artists have played during the Sintra Festival in the Italian inspired gardens, and a beautiful view over the Atlantic Sea and the mountains of the Serra de Sintra. After the visit, enjoy an aperitif tasting wines, and then move onto a lunch of local specialties prepared by the chef.

Offered by: Urban Adventures
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Length: 4 Hours
Meals: Snack
Recommended Ages: 5 and Above
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts
Experience Lisbon walks

See and taste your way through the city on this adventure packed Lisbon tour. With historic highlights, culinary delights, and local interaction, its a unique insight into the heart of this amazing place. Meet your informative, local guide at historic Restauradores Square where a striking obelisk commemorates the restoration of Portugal’s independence back in 1640, after decades of Spanish rule. Walk past the beautiful gothic-style Rossio train station, then visit Rossio (Lisbon’s main square) and find out how much the city has changed since the devastating earthquake of 1755. Continue on this Lisbon city tour to explore the magnetic neighbourhood of Mouraria – a melting pot of cultures from far and wide, and a place you wont see on other Lisbon tours. Portugal’s seafaring past has allowed many different cultural influences to contribute to the richness of modern-day Lisbon. Pass small churches, mosques, and shops selling goods from far-flung places.

Learn about Fado (Lisbon’s unique music) and walk past the birthplace of the legendary Maria Severa, Fado’s first superstar who used to sing in Lisbon’s taverns many years ago. Our Lisbon tour then satisfies your appetite by stopping at a small, hidden bakery where traditional pastries and espresso coffee will provide a tasty pick-me-up and another insight into the local way of life, of which this Lisbon food tour shows you plenty - trust us! Soak up some Lisbon sightseeing highlights and history while visiting churches and taverns, then stop to taste Portuguese cheese and authentic, locally made marmalade.

Explore the highlights of the cultural and bohemian districts of Chiado, Bairro Alto, and Bica as you travel through Lisbon. We'll stop off at a gorgeous viewpoint in Bairro Alto to take in the Lisbon panorama and have a refreshing drink. Next, take a short trip to the Tagus River, the subject of many Portuguese songs and poems. Board a ferry and journey to the picturesque Cacilhas, where Portuguese green wine and freshly-caught seafood await! Enjoy magnificent views from the South Bank, then return to your drop-off point to end this Lisbon tour. From here your local guide will be happy to give you directions back to your accommodation, or recommendations on other places to check out in this area.

Offered by: Urban Adventures
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Length: 4 Hours
Meals: Dinner
Recommended Ages: 18 and Above
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts
Sunset Fado & Dinner

Until recently Le Jardin Secret, one-time home to some of Morocco’s most prolific political figures, was off-limits to travelers. An exquisite example of Islamic architecture and art, this grand riad laid dormant for half a century, its former glory fading amongst the bustle of the medina. In 2016, after a lengthy restoration program, it finally opened its doors to the public. It’s an apt way to begin our Marrakech tour, providing a sound introduction to the Moroccan way of life (albeit on a grander scale than most local homes!). There are two gardens to explore, the ‘exotic’ garden which is home to plant species from all over the world and the more typical ‘Islamic’ garden whose purpose was to provide an oasis of peace and respite from the blazing African sun. The beautifully maintained grounds were inspired by a Koranic verse: “He will reward them for what they endured with a garden [in Paradise].” There’s a tower here too (one of the last of its kind in the city) that boasts spell-binding views of the bustling medina below and of the iconic minaret of the Koutoubia Mosque. After our introduction to Moroccan life at Le Jardin Secret, we will stop at the Al Nour Association to find out more about the inspirational project they run that provides local women, all of whom live with a disability, with the skills they need to take care of themselves and their families.

We’ll chat to some local vendors here and learn a little about the mystifying products they sell.

His photographs are available alongside antique, vintage and upcycled items that dazzle with color. All your preconceived notions about Moroccan restaurants with their Arabian Nights fantasy of candlelit lanterns and belly dancers are turned on their head with a tongue-in-cheek sense of humor that sets this place apart from the rest. Mint tea is practically compulsory for all Moroccan tour itineraries, so we will enjoy a refreshing glass in the cafe. Feeling suitably refreshed, our shopping spree continues at Chabi Chic, where the pottery, jewelry and clothing all have a hippie vibe. The store opened several years ago with the creation of a line of dishes that featured long-established Moroccan patterns and stripes, handmade by Moroccan craftsmen. Since then, the store has expanded its collection to include unusual and beautiful re-purposed kitchen items such as water carafes that have been transformed into vases and ceramic trays that have morphed into soap holders. If you’re on the hunt for the perfect kaftan, Topolina, a store owned by a French designer with an “exquisite eye for color” (according to Vogue) features chic designs, plus shoes and other luxurious apparel for men and women. There will be time to make purchases in all the stores that we visit, should you wish to do so. After a busy morning of sightseeing and shopping, we will satisfy our appetite with a traditional lunch. This won’t be just any lunch mind you; rather than taking you to a restaurant, we want you to experience true Moroccan hospitality and home cooking, so we will take you to a riad in the center of town to enjoy a freshly prepared feast with a local family.

Aside from the main dish, which could be tagine, cous cous or lamb with prunes and almonds, most home cooking in Morocco includes a delightful abundance of interesting side dishes and, of course, the ubiquitous mint tea, prepared in an elaborate ceremony. As we eat, we’ll get to know the family and learn more about their life in Marrakesh. New York Times Reading List: T City Guides: Marrakesh Morocco’s D.I.Y. Dance Crews How Much Do You Know About Morocco? In Morocco, Exploring the Remnants of Jewish History At the YSL Museum in Morocco, Clothes Aren’t the Only Highlight Queen Elizabeth I’s Islam (book review)

Offered by: Valesa Cultural Services Spain & Portugal
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Length: 8 Hours
Meals: None
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing
Lisbon - Full day to Sintra, Cascais and Estoril

Meet your top local guide and English speaking driver at your Lisbon hotel for a full day excursion. Start the day by driving to Sintra. Known by the Romans as the Mountains of the Moon, the Serra da Sintra holds a delightful confection of palaces and monuments along with some splendid beaches. Visit the National Palace in Sintra Vila (the historic centre)(closed Wednesdays) which dates from the 14th century. Afterwards stroll through the streets of this charming town to see the shops. Next drive along the coast and have lunch at a nice seaside restaurant. (not included)

After lunch, drive to Estoril and Cascais, costal villages known for their luminous skies and the healing properties of their waters. In the early 1900s, Estoril and Cascais were among the most fashionable resorts in Europe and rivalled Cannes and Biarritz. Afterwards return to Lisbon. Entrance tickets included.

Offered by: Valesa Cultural Services Spain & Portugal
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Length: 8 Hours
Meals: None
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing • Wildlife & Nature
Lisbon - Full Day to Arrabida Area - Wine and Tiles

Winery and Tile Factory Scenic Tour - Lisbon

Meet your guide and driver in the lobby of your Lisbon hotel for a full day excursion. Cross the April 25th suspension bridge on your way out of Lisbon towards the Setúbal peninsula, just west of the Arrabida national park and nature reserve. Stop in San Simao and visit a tile-making factory to see the traditional method of making and painting the famous Portuguese tiles or “azulejos”.  Next continue towards the aristocratic town of Azeitao (called the Sintra of the south, referencing its many noble villas and palaces). In Azeitao, visit the wine cellars of Jose Maria da Fonseca one of the most prestigious estates in the area. With your guide visit the historic cellars, dating back to the 1800´s, enjoy a walk through the gardens and a taste of their wines.  Next take a superb scenic drive along Arrábida Mountain (National Park) to Setubal.

Enjoy lunch (on own) in Setubal, a charming fishing village where we will see the fishing port and visit the old town. There are many fresh fish restaurants in this area which offers the sounds and views of the beautiful Sado estuary. Afterwards we will return to Lisbon by Vasco da Gama bridge.

Post-Packages

Sintra, Portugal


Offered by: Tivoli Palácio de Seteais
Location: Sintra, Portugal
Length: 1 Night
Virtuoso Hotel: Tivoli Palácio de Seteais
OWN A PALACE FOR A DAY

OWN A PALACE FOR A DAY

Discover this 18th century Palace in Portugal, in a UNESCO World Heritage site, less than three hours’ away from most European cities and six hours' flight from USA East Coast.

The Tivoli Palácio de Seteais, in Sintra, Portugal, can be yours for the day.

Indulge in centuries of history, rooms full of period furniture and breathtaking vistas over the verdant Sintra hillsides. Just thirty bedrooms, each one with its own personality, and specific decoration. Roam through the many gardens, wander through the mazes, and immerse yourself in the fragrance of camellias and roses. Or splashout and bring friends and families to this enchanting hideaway. All this, just outside Lisbon - Europe’s best kept secret.

“Own a Palace for a Day” at the Tivoli Palácio de Seteais is perfect for:

- Destination Weddings

- Family and Friends Celebrations

- Yoga Retreats

- Food & Wine groups

Allow you the privileged experience of having the palace completely to yourself from 30,000€ per day and includes:

  • The palace exclusivity for one day;
  • All 30 rooms, including our Diplomatic Suite, for double occupancy with breakfast included;
  • Exclusive butler service to the bride and groom;
  • All palace rooms, gardens and facilities;

Contacts:

FREDERICO AYALA

MINOR HOTELS | DIRECTOR OF LUXURY SALES – LISBON & NORTH

M +351 913 763 798 | E fayala@minor.com


Offered by: Tivoli Palácio de Seteais
Location: Sintra, Portugal
Length: 3 Nights
Virtuoso Hotel: Tivoli Palácio de Seteais
Tivoli Palácio de Seteais - ROYAL STAY

At Tivoli Palácio de Seteais this is how we welcome Kings & Queens

Live a luxury Experience where everything is included and nothing is left to chance

SINGLE 3,225 Euro

DOUBLE 3,750 Euro

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