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Europe's Dazzling Delights: Lisbon to Stockholm - 2021

Lisbon • 30-night expedition cruise with Porto, Vigo / La Coruña, Gijón, San Sebastián, Bordeaux, Belle-Île, Brest, Saint-Malo, Poole, Honfleur, Bruges, Amsterdam, Delfzijl, Hamburg, Kolding , Copenhagen, Rønne, Gdansk, Visby, Riga, Tallinn, St. Petersburg, Helsinki • Stockholm
  • JOIN THE INAUGURAL SAILING SEASON OF THE 5-STAR OCEAN EXPLORER, VANTAGE'S FIRST SMALL SHIP OCEAN CRUISING EXPEDITION VESSEL
  • EXPLORE PORTUGAL'S SECOND LARGEST CITY WITH A UNESCO-BASED TOUR AND VISIT TO A LOCAL LIVELY MARKET
  • BEHOLD THE GEM OF MONT SAINT-MICHEL TOWERING FROM AFAR, THEN TOUR ITS BENEDICTINE ABBEY AND DINE AT A FRENCH BRASSIERE
  • TOUR COBBLESTONE STREETS OF THE TWO-STORIED CITY OF TALLINN, FROM ITS FAMOUS DOME CHURCH TO THE ELEGANT OPERA HOUSE
  • STOCKHOLM’S SOPHISTICATION IS FLANKED BY A COLORFUL SPIRIT SEEN IN ITS THE OLD TOWN AND ISLAND OF GAMLA STAN
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$17,999
  • $514
    PER DAY
  • 35
    DAYS
  • 68
    TOURS
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Madeira, Portugal

4 DAYS FROM $899

Stockholm, Sweden

3 DAYS FROM $1,099

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Madeira, Portugal

FROM $899 PER PERSON | 4 DAYS | $224 PER DAY

Featuring year-round balmy weather and a trademark fortified wine, the Portuguese island of Madeira boasts a lush beauty that earned its label as the “Floating Garden of the Atlantic.” During your three-day stay in the lovely island capital of Funchal, you’ll enjoy a half-day city tour and immersion into local island life. Peruse the covered market at the edge of the Old Town and visit a local wine cellar where you’ll savor the island’s Madeira wine. Raise a glass to this oceanic outpost — the perfect complement to your Mediterranean cruise!

Your Price Includes:

  • Flight from Madeira to Lisbon
  • 3 nights accommodations at the First Class Pestana Carlton Madeira Hotel (or similar)
  • 4 meals: 3 breakfasts, 1 dinner
  • Half-day city tour with wicker toboggan ride
  • Visit the local wine cellar, complete with a wine and food tasting
  • Two optional tours, at an additional cost: Espetada dinner and folklore show; and Madeira Island and Botanical Garden Tour
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a Cruise Director
  • Tipping for drivers and local guides (excluding City Host)
  • Services of the Vantage Worldwide Concierge, to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log into 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 1:

Board an overnight flight to Funchal, Madeira

Today you’ll board an overnight flight to the lush Portuguese island of Madeira, arriving on Day 2.

DAY 2:

Funchal landing

Welcome to Funchal, historic capital of the lush “Garden Island” of Madeira, Portugal. If you purchased your airfare from Vantage, a representative will meet you at the airport and assist with the transfer to your hotel. In the early 1400s, the discovery of the island 323 miles off the coast of Africa was a catalyst for the Age of Discovery. Join your Vantage City Host for a briefing and a short orientation walk of the city. During time at leisure, perhaps you’ll explore the highlights of this lovely town, including its 15th-century cathedral and the scenic Santa Caterina Park, and stop at a café to sip some of the island’s eponymous wine. Enjoy a Welcome Dinner at the hotel.

included meals:

Dinner

DAY 3:

Tour Madeira’s marketplace and Old Town

Set out this morning for a half-day city tour. Browse the fragrant stands of the marketplace brimming with produce carted in from all over the fertile island and stroll the cobbled lanes of the Old Town. Then, ascend to the town of Monte, 1,800 feet above the sea. Splendid views greet you from here, but you might thrill more to the mode of transport you’ll use to return to Funchal: a traditional two-seater wicker toboggan or “basket sled.” A pair of pilots—skilled and expert Carreiros—guide you downhill for the steep mile-long journey. Back in the city, your afternoon is free. Perhaps you'll stop at one of Madeira's old wine cellars to sample a local vintage. Later, experience more of Funchal on your own with a night at leisure.

included meals:

Breakfast

DAY 4:

Explore Madeira’s lushness on your own

Craft your own itinerary with a day at leisure. Perhaps you'll explore this magnificent island’s interior by visiting the famed Madeira Botanical Gardens, or take in the panoramas from the 5,430-foot Pico do Arieiro.

included meals:

Breakfast

DAY 5:

Fly to Lisbon

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Lisbon, where your main cruise tour begins. There’ll be time to explore this wondrous cultural capital on your own.

included meals:

Breakfast
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Stockholm, Sweden

FROM $1,099 PER PERSON | 3 DAYS | $366 PER DAY

From its start around 1000 AD as a Viking trading hub and its heyday as a Northern Renaissance maritime power, to its current position as Sweden’s cultural and political capital, beautiful Stockholm is the place to go for anyone wishing to understand Scandinavia. It’s also a clean, safe, modern and delightful haven that is easy to explore, thanks to its design-forward infrastructure, cosmopolitan cuisine, and friendly people. Your centrally located hotel is the perfect base from which to explore this beautiful capital built on 14 small islands filled with parks, medieval squares, picturesque footbridges, and more. An included Swedish cultural tour and a food tour give you a jump-start on getting oriented to the Nordic world. Then, you’ll have ample time to explore on your own. This is the perfect way to enhance your Baltic experience, and a tremendous value in a region known to be costly to visit.

Your Price Includes:
  • 2 nights accommodations at the Radisson Strand Hotel (or similar)
  • 3 meals: 2 breakfasts, 1 dinner
  • Swedish Cultural Tour (includes Skansen Open-Air Museum & Abba Museum)
  • Swedish Food Culture Tour
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a Cruise Director
  • Tipping for drivers and local guides
  • Services of the Vantage Worldwide Concierge, to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log into 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 36:

From ABBA to Z: A Swedish cultural tour

Today, you’ll get an in-depth taste of life in Sweden’s capital. Visit Abba: The Museum, an interactive experience dedicated to the iconic Swedish pop quartet and their global impact. Then, tour the Skansen Open-Air Museum to see how people lived in Sweden before the Industrial Revolution. This afternoon, enjoy time at leisure to explore.

DAY 37:

Inside Sweden's food culture

Enjoy the morning following your own whims and desires, perhaps exploring the waterfront or stopping by the Nobel Museum to learn about the prestigious prize. In the afternoon, an included tour presents Swedish Food Culture. Walking with your guide you’ll stop at food markets, stalls and eateries to sample tasty Swedish delicacies and learn about the national cuisine. Your tastings include great local dishes based on the season — perhaps a fika coffee break with pastry, a sampling of artisanal smoked meats, local beer, or a cutting-edge New Nordic version of Swedish meatballs. The balance of the day is at leisure. This evening, gather to celebrate your Scandinavian discoveries during a Farewell Dinner at your hotel.

included meals:

Breakfast & dinner

DAY 38:

Return home

After breakfast, transfer to the Stockholm airport for your return flight home.

included meals:

Breakfast

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