Portugal & Spain: Treasures Along the Golden Douro - 2018

Lisbon • Oporto • Entre-os-Rios • Régua • Pinhão • Barca d'Alva • Salamanca • Madrid
  • NAVIGATE THE "RIVER OF GOLD" ON THIS UNFORGETTABLE PORTUGAL RIVER CRUISE
  • EXPLORE AVESSADA WINERY, WHERE DURING SPECIAL HARVEST DEPARTURES, TRAVELERS TAKE PART IN GRAPE HARVEST TRADITIONS
  • DISCOVER MADRID, ONE OF EUROPE’S MOST HISTORIC AND COSMOPOLITAN CAPITALS
  • PANORAMIC CITY TOUR OF LISBON INCLUDING UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES SUCH AS THE MONASTERY OF JERÓNIMOS AND BELÉM TOWER
  • CITY TOUR OF OPORTO, CHIEF EXPORT CITY OF PORT WINE, WITH AN INCLUDED PORT WINE CELLAR VISIT
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Madrid, Spain

3 DAYS FROM $499

Madeira, Portugal

4 DAYS FROM $799

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Madrid, Spain

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FROM $499 PER PERSON | 3 DAYS | $166 PER DAY

Get to know Spain’s capital in depth by extending your stay here. Madrid will come alive as you discover its most important avenues and gathering places, such as Retiro Park and Plaza Mayor. You’ll also have plenty of time to explore on your own, giving you a chance experience treasures like the Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza museums.

Your Price Includes:
  • 2 nights' accommodations at the First-Class Melia Madrid Princesa (or similar)
  • 2 meals: 2 breakfasts
  • Morning Walking Tour of Madrid
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a City Host and experienced local guides
  • Services of the Vantage Worldwide Concierge, to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com.
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DAY 14:

Tour the capital city by foot

This morning after breakfast at the hotel, set off on a walking tour of Spain's capital, seeing many of this historic city's most impressive sights, including Retiro & Plaza Mayor. The afternoon and evening are yours to discover Madrid's many splendors.

DAY 15:

Explore Madrid on your own, and add a "Flamenco Evening" to your agenda

After breakfast at the hotel, embark on your own explorations of this sophisticated city. Or enjoy the "Flamenco Evening" optional tour at a local "tablao."

Included Meals:

Breakfast

DAY 16:

Fly home

After breakfast, depart for the airport and your flight home.

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Madeira, Portugal

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FROM $799 PER PERSON | 4 DAYS | $200 PER DAY

You'll experience an exciting new side of Portugal while visiting Madeira, the “Floating Garden of the Atlantic.” Prince Henry the Navigator claimed this mid-Atlantic island for Portugal in the early 15th century, and since the 19th century, it has been a favorite of travelers seeking a pastoral retreat. During your three-day stay in the island capital, Funchal, enjoy a half-day city tour—including a ride in a wicker toboggan, once a common mode of local transportation. Immerse yourself in local life as you visit the covered market at the edge of the Old Town and pay a visit to a traditional Madeira wine cellar, where you’ll sample the trademark sweet wine named for the island. This visit gives you the unique opportunity to explore the cellars, get an inside look at the production process, and learn about the winery’s culture and history (Madeira Wine was used to toast the Signing of the Declaration of Independence). Of course, you’ll also enjoy a small sampling of Madeira wines. You’ll also have the option of an Espetada evening complete with dinner and a folklore show. It’s the perfect complement to your European river cruise on the mainland!

Your Price Includes:
  • Flight from Lisbon to Madeira
  • 3 nights' accommodations in sea-view rooms at the First-Class Pestana Carlton Madeira Hotel (or similar)
  • 3 meals: 3 breakfasts
  • Half-day city tour with wicker toboggan ride
  • ©The Vantage Travel Lifestyle feature visit to a local wine cellar
  • All transfers and baggage handling overseas, beginning with your first hotel
  • Services of a City Host and experienced local guides
  • Services of the Vantage Worldwide Concierge, to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com.
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DAY 14: Fly to Madeira and embark on an orientation walk

This morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Madeira, Portugal. Then, join your Vantage Regional expert for a briefing and optional short orientation walk in the neighborhood of the hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure in this wonderful city. 

 Pestana Carlton Madeira Hotel > or similar



DAY 15: Tour Madeira’s marketplace and Old Town

Set out this morning for a half-day city tour including the Marketplace and Old Town. You'll enjoy magnificent city views of Funchal as you take a traditional toboggan or “sledge basket” ride from the town of Monte. Your afternoon is free. Before returning to your hotel, you'll stop at one of Madeira's oldest wine cellars to sample a local vintage. This evening is at your leisure, or join an optional tour and witness folklore music and dancing at a local restaurant.

 Included meals: breakfast


DAY 16: A day at leisure, or take a trip to Madeira Island

Spend the day at leisure or choose an optional full-day tour through the interior of this magnificent island, including the botanical garden and the Laurel Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 Included meals: breakfast


DAY 17: Fly home

After breakfast, depart for the Lisbon airport for your flight home.

 Included meals: breakfast

Prices are per person based on double occupancy for Mar. & Nov. dates. Add $100 per person for Apr-Oct dates.
Single supplement $149.

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