Lisbon Optional Post-Cruise Tour – July 13–15
$749 per person double occupancy
$999 Single occupancy
Day 1 – July 13
Disembark the vessel and board luxury motor coaches bound for Lisbon. Enroute we stop at the Sanguinhal Wine Estate, remarkably known for its great wines and historical beauty. This visit includes an expert guided tour of the vineyards, a visit to the ancient pressing-room with its stone and wood manual wine press, the old distillery, the aging cellar of liquor, wines and brandies, and finally wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, and a traditional lunch from the region.
Following lunch, we proceed to Óbidos, which a well-preserved example of medieval architecture: with Roman and Moorish heritage. This delightful town of white houses adorned with bougainvilleas and honeysuckle is entirely surrounded by medieval walls and is forbidden to car traffic. Our visit to Óbidos includes a walking tour and a tasting of the local traditional cherry liquor.
We continue to Lisbon, where we check into the well-located Dom Pedro Palace. The evening is yours to relax, or to explore the city. (B/L)
Day 2 – July 14
Today we enjoy a half-day city tour of Lisbon, beginning in the Castle District. The hilltop citadel of Castelo de São Jorge (Saint George Castle) is a fascinating place to contemplate Lisbon’s long history. This national monument occupies a privileged area of the old medieval citadel and consists of the castle, ruins of the former royal palace and part of the neighborhood for the elite.
Next we proceed to the Belém Quarter, from where many of the great Portuguese explorers embarked on their voyages of discovery. It is here that we’ll visit two of the most cherished historic buildings in the country: the Jerónimos Monastery and the Belém Tower. Both are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Also, here stands the impressive Discoveries Monument “Padrão dos Descobrimentos”, a contemporary monument to the Golden Age of Discovery that soars over the riverfront.
Following the tour, remain in the city center, or return to the hotel for an afternoon at your leisure.
At around 5:30pm we’ll gather at the hotel for a farewell cocktail reception. (B/Farewell cocktail)
Day 3 – July 15
Today is departure day and your transfer to the Lisbon airport is included. (B)
Additional pre or post hotel nights
Madrid and Lisbon
Two nights of accommodation are already included at the Madrid Intercontinental as part of the main program (July 5 & 6). Additional pre-nights are available for $267 per room per night based on double occupancy, or $245 single occupancy.
Two nights accommodation at the Dom Pedro Palace are included in the optional Lisbon post program. Additional post nights are available for $220 per night, double or single occupancy.