10 days / 8 nights - 3 nights in Lisbon and 5 nights in Madeira in 4 * hotels
Day 1, Friday - Departure from the United States.
Day 2 Saturday - arrival in Lisbon, followed by half day sightseeing tour. Transfer and accommodation at the 4 * 3K Barcelona or similar. Dinner is not included in the day of arrival. You will see one of the most distinctive cities in Europe, where you can travel not only in space but also in time.
Baixa (Lower Town), a lively shopping area, built on the well-developed, "absolutely geometric" plan using unique technology after the 1755 earthquake . In the Belem area, located in the estuary of the Tagus, one gets acquainted with the monuments of the Age of Discovery: admire a modern monument to Pioneers, glorifying the exploits of the Portuguese navigators.
Day 3, Sunday -Breakfast at the hotel. Afternoon half day excursion to Mafra and Queluz
Dinner with Fado romances.
Day 4, Monday - breakfast at the hotel. Full day tour to Sintra and Cobo da Roca.
Dinner at the hotel. You will visit the Cape Roca, the westernmost point of the European continent, and the fairy-tale town of Sintra, a medieval royal residence.
Day 5. Tuesday - Breakfast at the hotel. A trip to Porto, a half-day excursion with wine tasting in the famous port wine cellars.
Lunch in a typical restaurant and a cruise on the River - cruseiro no Douro
Walking tour of Porto center, "northern capital" of the country. You will see the "rail palace" - Sao Bento railway station, decorated with panels of tiles;visit the wine cellars where the most famous Portuguese wine is being aged. Taste Port Wine - Vinho do Porto
Transfer to the airport and flight to Madeira in the evening . Transfer and accommodation at the selected hotel
Day 6 - Wednesday- full-day excursion on the west coast in Porto Moniz
A fascinating route starts with a stop in Camara de Lobos, a typical fishing village, acquainting us with the life and lifestyle of the local fishermen. Nearby is the famous factory for the production of wine Madeira Henriques & Henriques. It offers the opportunity to taste both young and aged wines. After lunch climb to the plateau Paul da Serra (1500m above sea level) along the scenic mountain road.
Day 7 Thursday - out into the ocean for whales for 3 hours
Day 8 Friday - day for rest.
Day 9 Saturday full day tour along the east coast of Madeira in Santana.
The tour begins with a stop in the village of Camacha, where you can meet with one of the traditional local crafts - weaving from willow twigs. . Then begins the ascent to the highest point of the island, which can still be reached by car - Pico do Areeiro. From here we go to the very east of the island -. Cape St. Lawrence, An opportunity to swim and have lunch at a fish restaurant on the coast.
Day 10, Sunday - breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport and flight home.
The price includes:
- breakfast, dinner with Fado romances, lunch, tasting port wine,
- accommodation in hotels,
- excursions on a cruise along the river in Porto
The price does not include:
- entrance fees to museums, castles , cruise on the River in Porto.
- tips for driver and tour guide