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Portugal is one of Europe’s most picturesque countries –

colorful landscapes bursting with bougainvillea, stunning coastal cliffs, golden beaches, beautiful rivers, and remarkable historic architecture. There is a warm and creative

energy here that is brought to life by the hospitality and welcoming spirit of the people, the love of design and culinary arts, and the obvious zest for outdoor adventure.

PORTUGAL ITINERARIES

ITINERARY FOR FAMILIES WITH

TEENAGERS

 

Special Activity:

HIGH SPEED RIDE IN A RIB

ON THE TAGUS RIVER

Enjoy a high-speed ride along the Tagus River in a RIB (rigid-hulled inflatable boat). Hold on tight as you motor past Lisbon’s waterfront neighborhoods. You’ll even have the opportunity to stop and view of the

city’s most notable landmarks.

 

 

7-DAY ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS:

 

  • Lisbon: Private behind the scenes visit of the FRESS Craft Center to observe
  • Lisbon: Fado performance at local venue, including dinner and transportation.
  • Lisbon: Private boat cruise along the River Tagus from Cascais to Lisbon,
  • Douro Valley: Private Rabelo boat cruise, including wine and tapas.
  • Lisbon: Volunteer food project with locals.
  • Tagus River Estuary
  • Take a stroll through the LX Factory Former industrial buildings and factories have been reinvented and redesigned
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site Mosteiro dos Jerónimos
  • Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology
  • Private kayaking expedition on the
    Mondego River

 

3-DAY EXTENSION FUNCHAL

 

ITINERARY FOR ADULT ONLY

TRAVELERS

 

Special Activity:

WINE TASTING AND VISIT TO

CHEESE FACTORY

Madaba  known as the ‘City of Mosaics’

for its wealth of beautiful Byzantine

mosaics is one of the most memorable places in the holy land; it is located south of Amman. Dubbed “the city of mosaics”,

Madaba offers many sites to explore. Amongst them the chief attraction – in the contemporary Greek Orthodox church of St. George – is a wonderfully vivid, 6th century Byzantine mosaic map showing Jerusalem and other holy sites. With two million pieces of colored stone, and a full 25x25 meters in its original state.

 

 

7-DAY ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS:

 

  • Lisbon: Private behind the scenes visit of the FRESS Craft Center to observe
  • Lisbon: Fado performance at local venue, including dinner and transportation.
  • Lisbon: Private boat cruise along the River Tagus from Cascais to Lisbon,
  • Douro Valley: Private Rabelo boat cruise, including wine and tapas.
  • Lisbon: Volunteer food project with locals.
  • Private sailboat in Cascais where you will sail along the Tagus to explore the center of Lisbon just as the great explorers
  • Enjoy a private cruise along the Douro River in a traditional boat called a rabelo.

 

3-DAY EXTENSION ALENTEJO REGION

& THE TOWN OF MONTORTE

 

ITINERARY FOR FAMILIES WITH

CHILDREN UNDER 12

 

Special Activity:

CABLE CAR RIDE ALONG

IN PARQUE DAS NAÇOES

 

Visit the family-friendly Parque das Nações (Park of Nations), site of the 1998 World Exposition. Located on the riverbank, this park attracts musicians and vendors – as well as diners visiting its restaurants.

You can visit the excellent Pavilion of Knowledge, Oceanário de Lisboa (Europe’s largest aquarium) and admire the view from the Torre Vasco de Gama. Enjoy a cable ride along the river at a height of 80 meters, affording excellent views of Lisbon, the Tagus and the Vasco de Gama Bridge, the third longest bridge in the world. Early this evening, view Lisbon from a private Tuk Tuk!

 

 

7-DAY ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Lisbon: Private behind the scenes visit of the FRESS Craft Center to observe restoration and replica projects at work.
  • Lisbon: Fado performance at local venue, including dinner and transportation.
  • Lisbon: Private boat cruise along the River Tagus from Cascais to Lisbon,
  • Douro Valley: Private Rabelo boat cruise, including wine and tapas.
  • Lisbon: Volunteer food project with locals.Stop for pastéis de Belém. These creamfilled
  • Visit the excellent Pavilion of Knowledge, Oceanário de Lisboa — Europe’s largest aquarium
  • Yachting off the coast of Algarve

 

3-DAY EXTENSION ALENTEJO REGION

& THE TOWN OF MONSARAZ

 

Each of our itineraries has unique offerings allowing for cultural engagement and community give-back. Here are some of the things that will make your trip to Portugal special:

 

GLOBAL COMMUNITY GIVE-BACK

 

Visit Fundação Ricardo Espirito Santo Silva, where you will visit the Azurara Palace. Here you will be able to experience how nobles lived in 18th century Portugal. The foundation also contributes to the conservation and restoration of art pieces. Visit the Craft Center to observe their restoration projects at work.

 

Re-food is a local organization in Lisbon whose mission is to eliminate food waste and end hunger, involving the full community, in common cause. They take excess food from restaurants, cafes and markets around town, repackage them and deliver to those in need. You are welcome to help in one of the three phases – collection, packaging or distribution.

 

In the heart of Bairro Alto neighborhood sits the Convento dos Cardaes, a hidden secret old Convent with a beautiful history and a small, but beautiful, cloister. The nuns take care of the house, but mainly take care of 30 handicapped girls that have been abandoned by their families. Known for their famous for their jams (shhh – it’s a secret recipe), today you will join one of the nuns with a trip to the market to buy supplies, followed by a fun couple of hours making their exquisite jam. The jams are

then sold by the nuns to help take care of the girls and their Convent.