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One stop tour:
October 26th-31st, 2017 | Maximum Group Size: 15 Participants | Availability: Open
Portugal: land of startling contrasts. This tiny country, squeezed between Spain and the sea, has a long and proud history of fierce independence. Its traditional agricultural and fishing communities continue unchanged beside its bustling and cosmopolitan cities. Its mountainous landscapes, untouched by time and modernization, stand in curious juxtaposition above the jet-setting coastal resorts. We stay in Lisbon, a city with a vitality and pulse like none other, from the chic shops of Chiada to its ancient moorish quarter, the Alfama, to the planned elegance of the Baixa district. A morning sightseeing tour with a local guide will introduce the various districts of the city – often compared to San Francisco – and one evening we will experience the haunting soulfulness of “Fado.” We’ll take an excursion up the coast to the north, where the ruling royal family built their palaces away from the hustle and bustle of the city, and have time in the charming coastal towns of Cascais and Estoril. Food, music and scenery will lull us into the pace of Lisbon, a city like no other.
One Stop Tour:
New Year in madeira
December 28th 2017-January 3rd, 2018 | Maximum Group Size: 15 Participants Availability: Sponsored
Madeira also has a reputation for extravagant celebrations - and New Year is no exception. The capital, Funchal sits in a naturally-formed amphitheater, lit by the thousands of lights placed up and down the city’s main avenues. We will enjoy a gala dinner at our hotel and
look out over the city as the skies of Funchal are lit up with a gigantic firework display. This winter, escape with us and join BCS director Sandi Tinyk on a remarkable journey into the heart of Madeira. With guided visits to the island’s legendary gardens as well as free time to explore, you’ll truly experience the full flavor of Portugal’s very own floating
One Stop Tour:
The Magic of madeira
February 23rd-March 3rd, 2018 | Maximum Group Size: 15 Participants | Availability: Open
How about a trip to the island of eternal spring to rid yourself of the winter blues? Staying at the Belmond Reid’s Palace, a five-star luxury hotel, this one-stop trip to this romantic island destination in Europe will lift your spirits and replenish your soul. We will visit legendary garden estates and botanical gardens with exotic flowers in bloom; lunch in colorful fishing villages, visit the Museum of Sacred Art- a bishop’s palace, which houses masterpieces from the 15th and 16th centuries, see spectacular natural coastal landscapes with sea cliffs abutting farm land and of course, we will take a wine tour and taste the delicious Madeira wine. Join us this winter and experience the full flavor of Portugal’s very own floating paradise for yourself!