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 last haven of Europe: The Azores.
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 the Azores, "Europe's Hawaii". Sao Miguel island is one of Portugal's best known secrets. It's luxurious green, hot thermal waters, amazing vulcanic lagoons and the quality of the food will make want to stay forever.
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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 the Azores (Sao Miguel Island)
Transfer from Sao Miguel Airport to Hotel
Free time to relax and personal activities.
Day 6 - Blue and Green
After breakfast, tour to Lagoa do Fogo and Sete Cidades
The tour begins strongly for those with a sweet tooth by visiting the traditional pineapple´s plantation, biological culture developed on greenhouses where it’s possible to taste the pineapple´s liquor.
The journey continues on the west coast of the island where you'll enjoy the view Pico de Carvão‘s viewpoint. Surrounded by the greenest vegetation, we will find in Vista do Rei ‘s viewpoint at Sete Cidades volcanic complex. From here, you can see the twin lakes, and it's iconic blue and green colors.
Once on the crater, there´s the amazing Santiago‘s lake to see. A stop will be made in the picturesque Sete Cidades town where the lunch will be served in a regional restaurant. In the afternoon, the tour goes along the coast enjoying the western landscape until we arrive to Capelas, an ancient whaling village, stopping at Pedras Negras‘s viewpoint to see the northern coast of the island.
Continuing in the north coast, we will stop to visit the Ribeira Grande city and its historic center. Optionally, it is possible to go to the Regional Liquor’s Factory and taste its liquors. After that, Caldeira Velha, a natural reserve, is the chosen place to take an optional bath enjoying the warm water from a waterfall.
he last stop will be to take a look over the fantastic Lagoa do Fogo. Returning to Ponta Delgada going down by Pico da Barrosa, we will have once more the supreme view over the newest and narrowest part of the island.
Drop off at your hotel
Day 7 - Idyllic Azores
After breakfast we will pick you up at the hotel to further explore the Island. The first stop will be at Vila Franca do Campo, the first capital of São Miguel, located in the south coast, where it´s possible to taste the famous local pastry – Queijada da Vila, an historic recipe of the town. Arriving at Furnas‘ valley, near the gorgeous Furnas Lake, we will see some volcanic phenomena, known as fumaroles and also to see how the famous Cozido das Furnas (Furnas stew) is cooked, a gastronomic delight of Azores. The tour is followed by a visit to Terra Nostra garden (optional) before the lunch having the possibility to experience a thermal bath - a must do in our opinion, bring your swimsuits!
At Furnas village is possible to see more volcanic phenomena, where you can see the fumaroles in a mix of hot and fresh waters, some with medicinal properties. On the way up to the mountains we will stop to see the amazing view over Furnas valley, from Pico de Ferro‘s viewpoint.
By the north coast, more precisely in Ribeira Grande‘s, we will visit the Gorreana tea plantation and its factory, where we can taste the two kinds of tea – black and green.
The last stop will be at Santa Iria‘s viewpoint to have a gorgeous view over the north coast.
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 Sao Miguel
- 4 nights in twin-share rooms at 4-star hotels, breakfast included.
Two full day tours which include lunch
Private transfers throughout tour
- Flight to Lisbon
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