This journey will show the best of two worlds: City and Nature. Adventure yourself in a Cultural, food and wine experience while in Lisbon area and then relax in the stunning Island of Madeira.
History buffs, foodies and architecture lovers can never get enough of Lisbon.
Crowned by the castle of Sao Jorge (Saint George), Portugal's heart is a colorful city of hills, beautiful vistas, unique neighborhoods, wonderful shops and historic monuments.
A solid stay in Lisbon, Europe’s second-oldest capital, starts with a half-day tour of highlights and then sets you free to explore independently. The city’s sights – from the castle of St. George to the cuisine of Mercado da Ribeira to cobbled streets and shops of Bairro Alto - are easily reached on foot or by tram.
When you’ve seen, done and eaten it all, venture out for a day. Because of Portugal's compact size, visitors can tour many of its most popular destinations on a day tour and then return to their Lisbon hotel at night. This package includes a full-day tour to Sintra, Cascais and Evora.
We also include a Fado show and dinner at typical reputable local restaurant in the Bairro Alto quarters.
Next, feel the Nature around you and relax in Madeira, the island of Eternal Spring. In addition to the stunning views, Funchal’s famous cuisine and relaxing promenades, for the more adventurous and energetic the opportunities are endless with so much to choose from: levada walking, mountain walks, hiking, sailing, dolphin and whale watching, scuba diving etc
From wonderful parks and gardens with exotic flowers, seascapes with blue ocean and towering cliffs to rustic villages in quiet valleys to seriously good views and sheer mountains whose lofty peaks are higher than Scotland's — we will show you all the best places to go!
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Day 1 - Arrival to Lisbon and Feel the city
Arrival in Lisbon and private transfer to hotel.
Accommodation in a 4* Hotel in Lisbon with breakfast for 4 nights.
Tonight you will have a traditional welcome Fado Show and Dinner (included) where you will have the chance to try some of the most wellknown dishes from Portuguese Cuisine together with the best Fado Traditional Show.
Day 2 - Essence of Lisbon
After breakfast, pick up at your hotel to a Half Day City Tour, with our certificated Guide that will show you Lisbon, capital of Portugal. The tour will start in the main hill of Lisbon, where you will find the St. George Castle with its surrounding quarter and Alfama, Lisbon's oldest quarter. We will visit also the traditional commerce zones of the city, with their 18th-century buildings: the Downtown and the Chiado. Our tour includes all the best that Lisbon has to show.
Free afternoon to relax or personal activities.
Day 3 - Sintra Fairytale City & Cascais
After breakfast pick up at your hotel and Full Day Tour to Sintra and Cascais.
Sintra is 30 km from Lisbon offers a foretaste of Paradise. The soft climate ensures a freshness permanent existence of a luxuriant vegetation make Sintra a deeply romantic and mysterious place. Stand out from the Town Palace, the Pena Palace and Moorish Castle. Free Time to lunch.
Cascais - fishing village since the twelfth century and is well preserved until today.
Return to Lisbon along the coast, passing by Estoril admiring the beautiful coast and it’s beaches.
Day 4 - Évora, a Cultural and wine experience
After breakfast pick up at your hotel and Full Day Tour to Évora with wine tasting.
Classified as a World Heritage by UNESCO since 1986, Évora is called the "White City" and also “City Museum”. Évora dazzles his visitors with lush architectural and artistic, monumental churches, historic squares, white houses and narrow medieval streets. Évora invites you to discover a city that is synonymous of mix of cultures. Free time to lunch. In the afternoon, visit of a production farm of Wines to its facilities and manufacturing process with wine tasting.
Return to Lisbon, passing by the lovely village of Arraiolos to see the beautiful castle and the traditional handmade Arraiolos carpets.
Day 5 - Fly away into Nature
After breakfast, free time to relax and personal activities.
Check-out and transfer to Lisbon Airport
Flight to Madeira
Transfer from Funchal to Hotel
Free time to relax and personal activities.
Day 6 - The Green Pearl
After breakfast, tour to the West of the Island.
The tour begins from your hotel, departing from the heart of the Lido we pass through the first traditional fishing village of Câmara de Lobos. Our drive continues to Cabo Girão, the second highest sea cliff in the world and the highest sea cliff in Europe.
Next we make our way to Ribeira Brava and head north, up through the deep and narrow valleys of Serra D'Água. You will then reach Encumeada a special place at the top of the valley where you will be met with an incredible view of both the south and the north coast of our beautiful island.
From sea-level in Funchal, we cross the mountain pass (from where both sides of the island are visible) down to the rugged beauty of the north coast, where Atlantic rollers describe a line of white surf below heroic cliffs.
We make our way to São Vicente, one of the most predominant villages of the northern coast of Madeira. Our next stop is at the beautiful village of Porto Moniz where you will have approximately 1 hour for lunch as well as time to admire the amazing volcanic swimming pools.
After lunch we traverse Madeira's highest plateau with all its spectacular panoramas before heading for home again.
Driving to Paul da Serra lies one of the biggest natural park reserves of the world.
Drop off at your hotel
Day 7 - Idyllic East
After breakfast we will pick you up at the hotel to further explore the Island.
Leaving the Lido the first stop is Terreiro da Luta.
Our drive continues towards the mountain Pico do Arieiro. At an altitude of 1818 metres it is the third highest peak on the island and affords breathtaking views.
After visiting the highest (driveable) peak in Madeira, we head down to the coast through original forest to the last home of Madeira's emblematic straw-roofed houses. Passing pretty villages and stunning seascapes, we arrive at the very eastern point for some superb views of the bold north and sunny south coasts in one panoramic vista.
On the northern slopes of the island the tour reaches a popular starting point for 'levada' walks, Ribeiro Frio. With its interesting trout pools, this area still has much of its original vegetation. The island was once completely covered by 'Laurissilva' forest, a relic from prehistoric times.
Time for lunch in Santana that is characterised by its small thatched triangular houses.
Then we will go towards Ponta de São Lourenço, situated in the eastern part of the island, this is the place where a fantastic combination of rocks, sea and nature combine.
The last town to be visited is Machico, a point view where you can look over the bay and the golden sandy beach.
Drop off at your hotel and free time
Day 8 - Breathe and Relax
Full Free day for you to explore the city on your own and enjoy the island laid back ambiance
Day 9 - We warned you wouldn't want to Leave!
After breakfast, check out and transfer to the airport, flight to Lisbon
Optional night in Lisbon (not included)
- 4 nights in twin-share rooms at 4-star hotels, breakfast included.
- Dinner with Fado Show
- Experienced English-speaking guide during activities and excursions only.
- Wine tasting as described in the program
- All transfers mentioned, which are private
Private transfers throughout tour.
- Flight from Lisbon to Funchal
- 4 nights in twin-share rooms at 4-star hotels, breakfast included.
Two full day tours
Private transfers throughout tour
- Flight to Lisbon
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