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Explore Spain and Portugal's beautiful Islands in this 9 day tour led by Massachusetts Senator Michael Rodrigues.
Prepare yourself for fun walks and breath taking landscapes, beautiful bay views, Rum factory visits, and beautiful beaches, with friendly locals in the Canary Islands, Spain.
In Madeira Portugal you will visit its famous Farmers market, the traditional Santana houses an embroidery factory, including a tobbogan ride in wicker baskets, through the streets of Funchal!
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Date : November 10, 2022
Overnight flight to Canary Islands
Date : November 11, 2022
Arrival to Gran Canaria.
After the check in at the hotel The Lumm, located
close to the harbor, stroll along the Las Canteras promenade enjoying the luminous atmosphere and then having a dinner at La Marinera Restaurant, on the seafront with a spectacular view of the bay.
Date : November 12, 2022
Today In the morning we leave the hotel and heads towards the rural hinterland of Gran Canaria,
doing a day tour with visits to Arucas and its famous rum factory, as well as the village of Artenara with its picturesque cave houses. From here you’ll enjoy a splendid view to the Roque Nublo, a monolith of volcanic origin rising up 1813 mts above the sea level and one of the highlights of Gran Canaria. After lunch at a traditional restaurant, we head to the airport. Departure to Tenerife north at 18:00. On arrival to Tenerife, transfer to the town of Los Cristianos, to check in at our Hotel Taburiente.
Date : November 13, 2022
Day trip to the Cañadas del Teide National Park, discovering the fascinating landscape of the Roques
de García and taking the cable car up to an altitude of 3,500 metres to enjoy breathtaking views of the entire Canary archipelago. After a typical lunch in Bamby restaurant, the tour continues south, crossing the splendid pine forests towards Santiago del Teide, with beautiful views of the neighboring islands of La Gomera, El Hierro and La Palma. Rounding the touristic south of the island, Costa Adeje, Arona and Los Cristianos, the tour will head back to Santa Cruz de Tenerife by its sunniest side.
Date : November 14, 2022
Today we are going to discover the neighboring island of La Gomera. From the harbor of Los Cristianos (15 minutes from the hotel) we start a short 50-minute Fast Ferry crossing. La Gomera is a little, green and unspoiled island, with extensive laurel forests on their summits, with charming rural villages in the north. After disembarking at the San Sebastian de La Gomera harbor, the bus will take us to Hermigua, Agulo and Vallehermoso, touring the central plateau and enjoying the National Park of Garajonay and its beautiful landscapes. At lunchtime in a typical northern restaurant, we will be able to watch an interesting demonstration of the "silbo gomero", an ancestral way of communicating by whistles. We return to our hotel in the late afternoon, the rest of the evening is at your leisure.
Date : November 15, 2022
Today we are traveling to Madeira, but on our way the airport we will still have time to visit San Cristobal de La Laguna which was the ancient capital of Tenerife, with a rich cultural and architectural heritage, today included in the Inventory of the European Cultural Heritage Protection. Departure from Tenerife North at 16:05. Upon arrival into Funchal, we are transferred to the Hotel Pestana Casino Park, where the rest of the day is free.
Date : November 16, 2022
Today is our full day tour of the western part of the island of Madeira. We begin by taking the Estrada Monumental to Camara de Lobos; we then cross the island in a south to north direction passing along the steep coastline until we arrive at Porto Moniz. There we will be served lunch. On our return to Funchal, we will pass through Sao Roque do Faial, Ribeiro Frio, Terreiro da Luta, before returning to our hotel in the early evening.
Date : November 17, 2022
Today we depart Funchal in the direction of Camacha. Camacha is the center of the handcrafts made of canes (vimes). Here we make a brief stop and then continue to Poiso and Pico do Arieiro, 2nd highest point in Madeira. We continue north to Faial and stop for lunch on the way, as we proceed to Santana, to view costumes and cultural essences of the region, like the typical houses of Santana. We return to Funchal late afternoon passing through Machico.
Date : November 16, 2022
Today you will embark on a half day sightseeing tour of the city of Funchal. You will visit the Farmer’s Market where you will see an amazing array of locally grown fruits, vegetables and flowers. You continue the tour by visiting an embroidery factory followed by your final stop at the Madeira association. There you will have the opportunity to see how the wine is made and taste some of the best ones of the island. We then head towards the area of Monte, to see a top-down view of the city of Funchal with its botanical gardens. We then go tobbogan riding in wicker baskets, through the streets of Funchal, before heading back to the hotel. In the evening a Madeira style dinner of “Carne de Espeto” will be served accompanied by typical Madeira food and we will be entertained by a local folklore group.
Date : November 19, 2022
Today we return home to the United States, via the Azores.
- Airfare from Boston to the Canary Islands.
- Airfare from the Azores to Boston.
- Interisland Flights.
- 9 Nights Hotel Stay
- Breakfast daily
- Private tours
- Van with A/C in all tours and transfers
- English speaking guide in all tours and transfers
- Escort in all islands
- 5 Lunches with drinks
- 2 Dinners
- Entrances to factories mentioned in program.
- Single supplement is $600
Tour package without airfare starts at $1,833