There is so much to do in Spain. Travel the colourful country side, visit the city of Madrid, the beaches of Majorca, or the mountain villages. Dance the night away with the legendary flamenco dancers while sipping on a glass of sangria. You’ll enjoy the history, the art and shopping. And don’t forget the “running of the bulls that takes place in August in Pamplona!
Outside the cities, Portugal’s beauty unfolds in all its startling variety. You can go hiking amid the granite peaks of Parque Nacional da Peneda-Gerês or take in the pristine scenery and historic villages of the little-explored Beiras. Over 800km of coast offers more places to soak up the splendour. Gaze out over dramatic end-of-the-world cliffs, surf stellar breaks off dune-covered beaches or laze peacefully on sandy islands fronting calm blue seas.
Jewels of Portugal
Enter an untouched paradise on an adventure through the Azores, the archipelago gems of Portugal. Explore the entire rim of the Sete Cidades Caldera. Spend 2 nights in a lava stone house overlooking the Atlantic. Indulge in a traditional Cozido das Furnas meal, which is cooked by the heat of the volcanic earth. Admire an exclusive viewpoint of Furnas Lake during lunch at the Terra Nostra Tea House. Sample local dairy goods at a family-owned cheese shop. Descend into Algar do Carvao, an ancient lava tube known as the “Cavern of Coal,” with an expert guide. From thermal pools and lush craters to local farms and volcanic cuisine, delve into the culture of Portuguese island life.
May 29 to June 9, 2020 $2599 CDN
June 5 or 12, 2020 $2849 CDN
13 Meals, 8 Breakfasts, 1 Lunches, 4 Dinners, 10 Days, 9 Nights
Book by May 31, 2019
TORREMOLINOS Costa del Sol
Long Stay at the Bajondillo
This popular Torremolinos hotel complex it is located right on the beachfront and all of the apartments have beautiful ocean views. The outdoor pool, located in the gardens surrounding all the facilities of the hotel complex offers a perfect place to relax and sunbathe.
In the restaurant, as in the cafeteria and the “”Chiringuito”” (beach bar), you can taste all the delicacies of the area every night before enjoying one of our live shows including comedies, flamenco dancing, musicians and more.
24 hr Reception, hammocks, hairdresser, library, internet access, medical service, everything is covered, including information on the cultural and leisure activities specific to the area.
International flights with Air France on our group allotment
Arrival and departure transfers
Accommodation in a studio
Toronto Nov 1 to 30 $1899
Montreal Oct 31, to Nov 28 $1948
Vancouver Nov 1 to 29 $1999
**taxes all included
Sunny Portugal Estoril Coast, Alentejo & Algarve
10 days/ 9 nights
Explore sunny Portugal, with its miles of dramatic shoreline and legacy of global discovery. Discover Lisbon your way with a choice of included sightseeing. Enjoy a three-night stay in a beautiful resort town on the Portuguese Riviera. Savor time to meander its narrow cobblestone streets, oceanfront promenade and quaint bay area. In Evora, step inside a medieval walled city with Roman ruins. Travel to Portugal’s scenic “Silver Coast,” dotted with charming villages and castles. Enjoy a sense of country life with an overnight stay in the heart of Alentejo’s farms and vineyards. Find a wealth of Portuguese hand-made crafts like the famed azulejo hand painted tiles and unique items made of cork. Indulge in Portugal’s regional wines during two winery tours. Be swept away by melancholy Fado tunes. Explore the Algarve’s soft sandy beaches and classic fishing villages.
8 breakfasts, 6 dinners
Feb 21 $1799
March 3, 17 $1999
March 27 $2099
April 14, 28, May 2, 9, 16, $2199
Portugal & Its Islands Featuring the Estoril Coast, Azores & Madeira
13 Days 12 Nights
Meals 11 Breakfasts 1 Lunches 6 Dinners
Discover the true gems of Portugal. Enjoy multi-night stays on the remote islands of São Miguel, Azores and Madeira, the “Pearl of the Atlantic.” Marvel at the geothermal wonders of the Furnas Valley. Take in the beauty of the twin lakes of Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo (Fire Lake). Enjoy charming coastal villages, beautiful botanical gardens and a wine tasting in Madeira. Experience Azorean culinary traditions during an interactive cooking demonstration. Explore Portugal’s Riviera with visits to the charming fishing village of Cascais and chic Estoril. Lisbon comes to life as you tour this grand capital. Be swept away by the melancholy Fado tunes. Visit 5 UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the fairytale town of Sintra and the pilgrimage site of Fatima. Indulge in local cuisine, regional wines and traditional entertainment.
March 20, April 17, 24 $2799 March 27 $2249
Portugal Long Stay
Algarve & Lisbon
fly from Canada and stay a the 4* Vila Petra, Albufeira
21 nights in a studio
2 nights in Lisbon at a 4* hotel
City tour of Lisbon
Toronto Oct 30 to Nov 23, 2019 from $2199
Montreal Oct 31 to Nov 24, 2019 from $2199
Vancouver Nov 1 to Nov 25, 2019 from $2399
Calgary Oct 30 to Nov 23, 2019 from $2299
Edmonton Oct 31 to Nov 24, 2019 from $2349
One bedroom apartments also available.
LISBON TO MADRID ESCAPE
What could be better than spending eight days in Portugal and Spain? Spending them during the off season when crowds are fewer and travel prices are lower! Begin your European vacation in Lisbon to enjoy guided sightseeing through the Imperial history of the colourful city and explore the Alfama maritime quarter. In Fátima, hear the story of Our Lady of Fátima at the site where Mary appeared to three shepherd children, then travel to Oporto for sightseeing and port-wine tasting. Enjoy a visit to the colorful city of Braga before continuing on to Salamanca for a wine tasting and dinner at a hacienda. Stand before the masterpieces of Goya, El Greco, Rubens, and more in Madrid’s Prado Museum. Eight days of sumptuous color, cuisine, and culture await you on this guided vacation in Portugal and Spain!
8 day tour
Full buffet breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners: welcome dinner in Lisbon and a farewell dinner in Madrid at a local restaurant
LISBON: Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Alfama Quarter
FATIMA & TOMAR: Morning stops
OPORTO: Guided sightseeing, visit the Stock Exchange, the Arabian Hall; enjoy a port wine tasting
BRAGA: See the remains of the castle
SALAMANCA: Local Favourite Wine tasting, dinner at a local hacienda; orientation walk
MADRID: Guided sightseeing, visit the Prado Museum; farewell dinner at a local restaurant
Headsets throughout the tour.
Jan 19, 26, Feb 2, 9, 12 $1199 per person
Feb 16, 19, 23, 26 March 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22 $1259
Prices are per person in single, double, or triple room occupancy.