Vantage celebrates its 40th anniversary this year!
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Enrich your vacation with Vantage's collection of deluxe destination enhancements, designed exclusively for our guests. You’ll discover a world beyond the landmarks and gain immeasurable insight into the culture and people of your destination. So join us … and make the most of your journey!
Embark on a coastal trek that begins at Lisbon’s ornate Queluz Palace before exploring the town of Sintra, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its wealth of 19th-century Romantic architecture. You'll have some time on your own to explore more of the town’s castles or main square. Then, continue on a scenic drive along the coastline to the quiet fishing village of Cascais. You can enjoy lunch on your own at any of the local restaurants offering fresh regional specialties. Take in the picture-perfect scenery before returning to Lisbon.
Due to high call volume, we recommend you visit MyPortfolio to book this Destination Enhancement. Don’t wait — these optional experiences are limited to a select number of guests and are selling out fast!
Located on Montserrat Mountain in northern Spain, the 11th-century Santa Maria de Montserrat Monastery is notable for its enshrined statue of the Virgin of Montserrat, considered one of Spain’s most celebrated religious images. Legend has it that the monks could not move the statue to construct their monastery, and chose to build the monastery around it instead. Surrounded by an altar of gold, the statue is located at the rear of the chapel and is a pilgrimage site for believers. You’ll visit the monastery during this fascinating optional excursion, followed by a funicular ride to the peak of the mountain, where you will enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the Catalonian countryside.
This tour is available during your optional trip extension in Barcelona, Spain.
Opened in 1819 as the Royal Museum of Painting and Sculpture, the Prado Museum is one of Madrid’s most popular attractions. The museum is dedicated to the conservation and dissemination of the world’s most unique art collection and a commitment to the cultural enrichment of society. On this optional tour, you’ll enjoy a guided visit of its world-renowned exhibitions, featuring the largest holdings of Bosch, Titian, El Greco, Rubens, Velázquez, and Goya.
On this optional excursion, you’ll visit the exceptionally well-preserved medieval town of Guimarães. As the birthplace of Portugal’s first king, Afonso Henriques, Guimarães’ roots in the Portuguese national identity run deep. Today, the town center is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll delve into the fascinating history of this destination and discover its medieval center, labyrinthine lanes, and picturesque plazas for yourself.
Turquoise waves, purple hydrangea, and emerald forests. Madeira Island, the largest of the four islands comprising the Madeira archipelago, rewards visitors with a kaleidoscope of beauty not found anywhere else in the world. On this optional tour you will discover the island’s best highlights, concluding with a visit to the spectacular Madeira Botanical Garden.
This tour is available during your optional trip extension in Madeira, Portugal.
The city of Toledo, known as the “City of Three Cultures” and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, still preserves its original medieval layout. From the ancient fortress of Alcázar and grandiose cathedral to the old Toledo mansion house and the historic Jewish quarter, this is one of Spain’s most fascinating destinations. On a tour through its narrow, winding streets you will discover a series of incredible buildings, still very much alive both inside and out.
Please Note: All prices are per person and subject to change. All optional tours are offered by Vantage Deluxe World Travel. Descriptions and scheduling are subject to change. Minimum tour participation is required to operate optional tours. Optional tours cancelled by passengers within 48 hours of the excursion are non-refundable.