Exclusive tour: Portugal - Madeira - Azora Islands

April 26 - May 8, 2018, 12 days / 11 nights

Lisbon (2 nights) - Sintra-Cape - Rocca - Cascais - Fatima (3 nights) - Alcobes - Batalha - Tomar - Porto Aveira - Coimbra - Nazaré - Obidos - Marfa - Funchal (4 nights) - Azor Islands (2 nights)

A great opportunity to see the bright Festival of Flowers is one of the most colorful traditional events organized in Madeira, which takes place every spring.

Thursday, April 26

Departure from Toronto to Lisbon.

Friday, April 27

Arrival in Lisbon.

A guided tour of Lisbon, located on the seven hills of the Tagus River. Visit the historic city center: Geronimos in Belém, the Tower of Belém, the Monument to the Discoverers, Edward V11 Park, Rossio Square, the Statue of Christ, which is a copy of the monument in Rio de Janeiro. For those wishing to climb to the observation deck (4 euros per person). Tasting of famous cakes (Pastei de Nata). Transfer to the 4-star hotel, accommodation. Dinner.

Saturday, April 28

Breakfast. Excursion to Sintra with a visit to the Castle of Pena and Regaleira Manor, Cape Roca, Cascais. The town of Sintra was founded by the Moors and deserved the honorary name "The Pearl of Portugal". Exterior inspection of Palacio De Peno Castle, built in pseudo-medieval style. Visit to the estate of Quinta de Regalerau 17c, with secret passages and a well with a spiral staircase, with a garden located on different levels, created by the famous architect Luigi Manini and owned by the secret mass Antonio Augustu. The castle and manor are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and are included in the Seven Wonders of Portugal. Moving to the westernmost point of the European continent to Cape Roca, where you can buy a true Certificate of Visit to the Edge of the Earth. This excursion route runs through the famous resorts of Cascais and Estoril. Return to Lisbon. Dinner.

Sunday, April 29

Breakfast. Departure from the hotel and transfer to Fatima. On the way excursion to the town of Alcobas, famous for its medieval Abbey, the historical center. Moving to the town of Batalia, where the monastery of Santa Maria da Victoria is located, is a true masterpiece of Portuguese Gothic Art. Continue the journey and visit the town of Tomar, located on the banks of the Naban River, a survey of the majestic Monastery of the Order of Christ in 1160. Arrival in the town of Fatima, which has been a famous religious center for almost a century. The events that took place in these places from 1915 to 1917 were called a genuine miracle by the Catholic Church. Every year pilgrims from many countries come to Fatima to see the place where miracles happened. Sightseeing tour of the historic city center. Accommodation in a 4-star hotel with a swimming pool. The swimming pool is open until 20:00. Dinner.

Monday, April 30

Breakfast. Full day excursion to the city of Porto. Sightseeing tour of Porto: Boulevard Avenue, the picturesque bank of the Douro River and the building center of Porto. Visiting wine cellars "I blame doo port". Cruise on the Douro River. Return to Fatima. Dinner.

Tuesday, May 1

Breakfast. Excursion for the whole day: the towns of Aveiro and Coimbra. Aveira is one of the most ancient and beautiful cities in Portugal and is listed by UNESCO on the World Heritage List. The small town stands on the Voga river, due to which it has a network of canals throughout the city with small painted canopies sliding over them. Walk along the central street of Rua Mendonca, where modernist mansions stand. The town is small, but it has its own face, unlike other Portuguese cities. Moving to the campus of Coimbra: the historic center of the city is a cobweb of narrow ancient streets. University of Kuimbra is the oldest university in Europe. The cathedral of Se-Velha was built in the Romanesque style, the Augustinian monastery of Santa Cruz has been preserved since the 12th century. Return to Fatima. Dinner.

Wednesday, May 2

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport of Lisbon. On the way excursions: Nazare-Obidos-Marfa. Nazareth-fishing town, which has not lost its colorful national features. In the center of Nazaré there is a rock, from which a truly magical panoramic view of the ocean opens. Moving to the town of Obidos, surrounded by high fortress walls erected in the Middle Ages. This city was named "city of bride", as the monks spent time in it after the wedding. Walk around the city: the chapel of Nos Seniera do Carmo, the ancient church of St. Mary and the Arab fortress. Continuation of the move to the city of Marfa, where the palace and monastery complex is located, which we will visit.
Arrival at Lisbon airport and flight to Madeira Island, Funchal. Arrival in Funchal, transfer to the 4-star hotel. Dinner.

Thursday, May 3

Breakfast. Full day excursion around Funchal: Santa Catarina Chapel, Cathedral, Municipal architectural ensemble, old town. Visit the wine tasting hall of Madeira wine, tasting exotic fruits. Walk through the streets of the city, designed for the time of the Festival of Flowers. Dinner at the hotel.

Friday, May 4

Breakfast. Excursion for the whole day: Journey to the mountains, lunar landscapes, ethnographic houses and mountain peaks. Visiting Cape Ponta Du Rushto, a panorama of uninhabited islands, the picturesque Bay of Baia da Abra, resembling the lunar landscape, the town of Porto da Cruz with patriarchal streets of the 18th century, the old factory for the production of the famous Maderi rum, the city of Santana, the village of Ribeira Frio and the mountain top of Madeira Picu do To Ariyera. Return to the hotel. Dinner.

Saturday, May 5

Breakfast. Excursion for the whole day: North coast, fairy forests, waterfalls and lava beaches. Visiting the small fishing town of Camara de Lobos, a journey to a high cliff in Europe over the ocean-cape Cabo Girao, moving to the town of Sao Vicente, located in the north of the island, going up to the somtrom platform, stopping at the waterfalls, near the Encoumeada Pass. Return to the hotel. Dinner.

Sunday, May 6

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport and flight to the Azores. Arrival at Ponta Delga Da Azores Airport, transfer to the Terra Nostra Garden 4-star hotel, located in the Botanical Garden and with thermal springs. Accommodation. Walking tour of the city of Ponta Delgada. Dinner.

Monday, May 7

Breakfast. Full day excursion: Sete Sidades and Lagoa de Fogo: viewing platform Carvao and Vistula do Rey overlooking one of the seven wonders of Portugal - blue and green lakes, descent to the Sete de Sidades valley, transfer to the Tierra del Fuego, 900m above the level seas. Return to the hotel. Dinner.

Tuesday, May 8

Breakfast. Free time. Departure from the hotel to the airport and departure from Ponta Delgada at 16:00.

What's included in the package tour:

  • roundtrip direct flight
  • accommodation in 4-star hotel with breakfast-dinner
  • entrance tickets to museums and palaces according to the program
  • comfortable bus for the whole sightseeing tour
  • comfortable bus for the whole sightseeing tour
  • Russian-speaking guides

The cost of the tour for a double accommodation is $3450 CAD, including direct flights from Toronto and domestic flights on the route.

Single accommodation – $3990 CAD