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Experience the culturally-rich capital of Portugal and its surroundings, as well as the astonishing beauty of the largest island in the Azores. On this tour you will experience the highlights of São Miguel Island mixed with Lisbon’s scenic views, savory food and marvelous architecture. Be prepared to venture in further and explore the cities of Azeitão, Alentejo, Évora and Sintra, where you will be able to indulge your palate while learning about the local cheese and wine production.

  • Private tour and guides.
  • Discover Lisbon's unique neighborhoods, learn about its history, architecture and the city culture while you discover hidden Portuguese food treasures.
  • Take a trip to the picturesque cities of Azeitão, Alentejo and Évora, learn about local cheese and wine production and indulge in tastings.
  • Visit the idyllic town of Sintra and admire its romanticist and famous Palacio da Pena.
  • Explore Ponta Delgada, in the Island of São Miguel, admire the city's picturesque architecture and taste local delicacies. 
  • Discover the mountains and emerald lakes of ‘Sete Cidades’.
  • Visit the mystic Furnas lake, delight savoring the famous cozido das Furnas, relax in the geothermal pools in the otherworldly beautiful Terra Nostra gardens and visit the only tea plantation in Europe. 
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.

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Itineraries

Day 1

Date : May 22, 2022

Lisbon

Bem-vindo a Lisboa! The stunning capital city of Portugal and one of the most charismatic and vibrant cities in Europe awaits to charm you with its rich history, blissed year-round climate and romantic nostalgia.

After arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel and you will have the rest of the day for leisure.

Day 2

Date : May 22, 2022

Lisbon

Today you will have a unique glimpse into the fascinating history of ancient Lisbon. Leading you through this authentic neighborhood, we take you further into the local history, the roots of Fado song, the architecture, and the city culture while you discover hidden Portuguese food treasures.

Day 3

Date : May 22, 2022

Azeitão

Today's journey begins with a trip to Azeitão, nestled among vineyards and olive and cork trees. On your first stop you will tour the town and taste the famous, DOP protected, Azeitão cured cheese.

Your second stop is Alentejo, one of the top wine regions in Portugal. Here, you will have lunch and tour a local winery.

Your third stop is at the UNESCO World Heritage city of Évora, rich with history, culture, architecture, and more. Here you will be able to admire the most iconic scenery, like the Temple of Diana. Once your tour is over you will head back to Lisbon.

Day 4

Date : May 22, 2022

Sintra

After breakfast, you will check out of your hotel. Today you will be visiting the idyllic town of Sintra. Here, you will be able to visit the famous Palacio da Pena, a romanticist castle, above the village. The castle has excellent views of Lisbon and the sea and is one of the most photographed places in the area. After visiting the castle you will stop for lunch at a local restaurant.

After lunch, you will be taken to the airport for a quick flight to São Miguel Island in the Azores. When you arrive, you will be taken to your hotel and the rest of the day will be at your leisure.

Day 5

Date : May 22, 2022

Sete Cidades São Miguel

Today you will explore the western part of the island.

Your first stop will be at a pineapple plantation, where you will immerse yourself in the magical life cycle of the Azorean pineapple! After your tour, indulge tasting the delicious pineapple liqueur.

Your next stop is Sete Cidades, the most iconic landscape of the Azores Islands! While driving through the roads covered with hydrangeas, prepare to hold your breath as you arrive at Vista do Rei (King’s View) to admire one of the “7 Wonders of Portugal”, the mystical blue and green lake.

Your last stop of the day will be at a local restaurant where you will enjoy traditional cuisine of the area.

Day 6

Date : May 22, 2022

Furnas

Today’s journey begins with the beautiful seaside town of Vila Franca do Campo which used to be the island’s governmental town in the XV century. In this town you will enjoy a taste of the famous Queijadas da Vila, a traditional pastry developed by nuns during the XVI century, before making your way to Furnas Lake.

Your next stop is the mystic Furnas lake, known for its bubbling, geothermal pools and their use for preparing the famous Cozido Furnas (a meal cooked in sealed pots using the islands hot springs known as fumarolas). After seeing how the famous is made, you will head to a local restaurant where you will indulge in the famous cozido.

After lunch you will visit Terra Nostra Botanical Garden, an “English romantic garden” from the XVIII century, where you will have a chance to soak in the geothermal hot springs and explore the exotic and native vegetation of the Island.

We close your tour with a visit to the Gorreana Tea Factory, where you will learn about the island’s tea industry and the tea production, still operated by 19th century machinery. Enjoy a tasting of the famous green and black tea while admiring the lush plantations and dramatic coastlines.

Day 7

Date : May 22, 2022

Departure

Our final morning in the Azores will be at leisure, before making your way to the airport for the return flight home. We bid adeus to the beautiful Island of São Miguel and hope that on the flight back you reminisce of the good times that you had on the trip.

  • Round trip transfers from airport to hotels
  • 6 nights at centrally located four-star hotels
  • Full American breakfast daily at the hotels
  • Private tours
  • Van with A/C in all tours and transfers (except walking city tour)
  • English speaking guide in all tours and transfers
  • 4 Lunches with drinks
  • Food sampling in walking city tour; snack in local restaurant
  • Entrance in Terra Nostra Botanical Garden

Airline fair taxes and single supplement not included.

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Portugal and Madeira are on GMT time, or five hours difference between the east coast of the US. The time in the Azores is four hours ahead of Boston, and seven hours ahead of San Francisco.

Portuguese is the official language of Portugal and its islands. Most hotels, stores and restaurants have English speaking employees or menus written in English.

Portugal and its islands use the euro as its currency. You can exchange money at the airport, or in the major cities/towns.
Most major credit cards are accepted, just look for a sign that says “Multibanco” or the credit card sticker in a shop or restaurant window. When paying by credit card they will bring you a handheld machine that they insert the card or swipe. Just remember to press ok if you accept, as most times it will ask for a PIN.

Gratuities are common in Portugal and its islands, though not as common as the US. Below is a suggested guide as to what to leave behind as a gratuity.
Restaurants: Expect to leave a few euros of change of gratuity, as 15%-20% is not common.

Tour Guides: 5-10 euros tip per person on a full-day tour. Tour Bus Drivers: 2-5 euros tip per person on a full-day tour. Cab Drivers: No gratuity needed.

Electricity in Portugal and its islands is 220-240 volts, and it uses a different socket/outlet compared to the US. Check the voltage accepted, with whatever device that you use, should the device be built for that type of voltage, then an adapter would be needed to charge the device.

Portugal and its islands have many places to connect to the Internet. Most hotels have an Internet /Wi-Fi connection and provide you with the password to connect. Restaurants and cafes also have connections, though password protected, just be sure to ask for the password. Also, in some towns, there is a local Wi-Fi, where it is free to connect.

Please check with your cell phone provider. Mention that you are traveling to “Portugal” and they can let you know if you have coverage with your phone. You can also purchase a prepaid cell phone in Portugal, the cost is about 25 euros, and it provides you with a Portuguese number and a certain amount of credits to make calls. Some providers even have specials where the calls are free to landlines.