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8-night Captivating Canary Islands Cruise

Lisbon/Las Palmas (Gran Canaria)
8-night Captivating Canary Islands Cruise
April 12, 2024
Windstar Cruises: Star Pride
Lisbon/Las Palmas (Gran Canaria)
Vacation Offer ID 1489165
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Cruise Inclusions

  • 8-night Cruise
  • Meals
  • Entertainment

Available Add-Ons

Optional shore excursions.
Optional roundtrip airfare.

8-night Captivating Canary Islands Cruise
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  • Suggested Shore Excursions
Destination Arrival Departure
Lisbon

Lisbon 04/12/2024

The rhythm of Lisbon invites you to join its captivating dance. This splendid capital city on the banks of the Rio Teja offers a warm welcome and an unparalleled blend of architectural styles. Elegant outdoor cafés line the cobbled sidewalks. Turn-of-the-century funiculars climb the scenic hills. Find the UNESCO sites of the Tower of Belem and the Monastery of the Hieronymites. And, everywhere, the city engages you with its easy style and remarkable charm.

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Coimbra & Óbidos Medieval Village (6 - 8 Hours)
Imagem relacionadaMeet your private chauffeur at the dock and hit the road direction to Coimbra, one of Portugal's oldest cities and home to one of the world's first universities.
 
It was the capital of the country from 1139 to 1256 and its university was founded in 1290. Today this impressive university is still one of the world's most illustrious and the city's biggest attraction. Surrounding it in the old town are fine old churches and narrow streets standing on a hill overlooking the Modego River.
 
Enjoy a private visit to the Old University. Enter through the "Porta Férrea", dating from the 17th century, and continue towards a courtyard known as "Pátio das Escolas". On the north side lies the buildings of the Old University, the east observatory, and the west the small university church.
 
Most impressive of all is the baroque style library, Biblioteca Joanina, one of the world’s most resplendent. It was built in the early 18th century with rooms rich in gilt and exotic wood, and lined with 300,000 books. Enjoy a walking tour through the old part of the city, with a visit to the two cathedrals - the Old Cathedral (“Sé Velha") and the New Cathedral (“Sé Nova").
 
Lunch (not included) will be served in a restaurant that offers an informal atmosphere and sharing concept. Indulge in a "Market Kitchen", which uses the region's traditional products to create unique recipes, renewed four times a year, to the rhythm of the seasons.

After lunch, the journey continues direction towards the magnificent medieval city of Óbidos, Portugal’s most romantic medieval town.

 
The entire city of Óbidos was declared a National Monument. It is known as the "Weeding Gift" because it was a gift that D. Dinis gave to Queen Elizabeth on their wedding day in 1282. However, it is not only this fact that makes it such an extraordinarily romantic place - which makes it one of the most romantic medieval towns in Europe are its incredibly picturesque cobbled streets lined with colorful houses full of geraniums and bougainvillea, Gothic doors and windows, whitewashed churches, pots and glazed tiles all surrounded by the walls of a 12th century castle.
 
At the end of the day, your driver will take you to the dock in Lisbon.


Includes: Transportation - Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours); Expert Guide – Half-Day at Disposal as per itinerary (3 - 4 horas); Entrance Fees at Joanina Library and Coimbra’s Cathedral (Optional).

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Batalha and Alcobaça Majestic Monasteries, Fátima & Óbidos (10 Hours)
Resultado de imagem para batalha mosteiroMeet your private chauffeur at the dock. 
 
First stop will be at Batalha for an independent visit to the Monastery of the Dominicans of Batalha, one of Europe's greatest Gothic masterpieces protected as a World Heritage monument, built to commemorate the victory of the Portuguese over the Castilians at the battle of Aljubarrota in 1385. 
 
Proceed to Alcobaça, and independent visit the Alcobaça Monastery, Europe's greatest Cistercian temple.  Founded in 1153 to commemorate a victory against the Moors, it was finally completed in 1223. It is now Portugal's largest church, and one of its outstanding architectural monuments. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and its excellent state of preservation makes it the finest example of Cistercian architecture in Europe.
 
Next stop will be Fátima, one of the largest Catholic shrines in the world since 1937.
 
Upon arrival, time for lunch in a "shrine" for regional food with a menu dedicated to quality Portuguese specialties, with the careful touch of home cooking.
 
After lunch, explore the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima, a pilgrimage site world famous for the sightings reported by three local shepherds in 1917.
 
Drive continues towards the magnificent medieval walled town of Óbidos, the Wedding Present Town, Portugal's most romantic medieval village.
 
All of Óbidos has been declared a national monument. It is known as the "Wedding Present Town" because it was a gift King Dinis gave to Queen Isabel on their wedding day in 1282, but that alone is not what makes it such an extraordinarily romantic place - what make it one of Europe's most romantic medieval villages are its incredibly picturesque cobblestone streets lined with colorful houses filled with geraniums and bougainvillea, Gothic doorways and windows, whitewashed churches, flowerpots and dazzling tiles all encircled by the walls of a 12th century castle.
 
Drive back to the dock and drop-off.


Includes: Transportation - Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours).

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
 
Fátima & Óbidos Medieval Village (6 - 8 Hours)
Resultado de imagem para fátimaMeet your private chauffeur at the dock.
 
First stop will be at Fátima, one of the largest Catholic shrines in the world since 1937.
 
Upon arrival, time for lunch in a "shrine" for regional food with a menu dedicated to quality Portuguese specialties, with the careful touch of home cooking.
 
After lunch, explore the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima, a pilgrimage site world famous for the sightings reported by three local shepherds in 1917.
 
Drive continues towards the magnificent medieval walled town of Óbidos, the Wedding Present Town, Portugal's most romantic medieval village.
 
All of Óbidos has been declared a national monument. It is known as the "Wedding Present Town" because it was a gift King Dinis gave to Queen Isabel on their wedding day in 1282, but that alone is not what makes it such an extraordinarily romantic place - what make it one of Europe's most romantic medieval villages are its incredibly picturesque cobblestone streets lined with colorful houses filled with geraniums and bougainvillea, Gothic doorways and windows, whitewashed churches, flowerpots and dazzling tiles all encircled by the walls of a 12th century castle.
 
Drive back to the dock and drop-off.


Includes: Transportation - Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours).

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Alcobaça Monastery, Nazaré and Óbidos Villages (6 - 8 Hours)
Resultado de imagem para nazaréMeet your private chauffeur at the dock.
 
First stop of the day will be at Alcobaça. Upon arrival enjoy an independent visit to Alcobaça Monastery, Europe's greatest Cistercian temple.  Founded in 1153 to commemorate a victory against the Moors, it was finally completed in 1223. It is now Portugal's largest church, and one of its outstanding architectural monuments. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and its excellent state of preservation makes it the finest example of Cistercian architecture in Europe.
 
Next stop will be Nazaré, a lovely, colorful and traditional fishing village.
 
Upon arrival, time for lunch (not included) at a very casual restaurant with excellent seafood.
 
After lunch, drive continues towards the magnificent medieval walled town of Óbidos, the Wedding Present Town, Portugal's most romantic medieval village.
 
All of Óbidos has been declared a national monument. It is known as the "Wedding Present Town" because it was a gift King Dinis gave to Queen Isabel on their wedding day in 1282, but that alone is not what makes it such an extraordinarily romantic place.
 
What make it one of Europe's most romantic medieval villages are its incredibly picturesque cobblestone streets lined with colorful houses filled with geraniums and bougainvillea, Gothic doorways and windows, whitewashed churches, flowerpots and dazzling tiles all encircled by the walls of a 12th century castle.
 
Drive back to your dock and drop-off.


Includes: Transportation - Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours)

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Alenquer for Wine Lovers & Óbidos (6 - 8 Hours)
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Today, meet your private chauffeur at the dock and hit the road towards Alenquer, for an exclusive treat at selected wine Estate, a wonderful and enchanting property for its buildings architecture and for its beautiful vineyards.
 
This wine estate is located in the surroundings of Aldeia Galega and it spreads over the sunny hills’ of Alenquer, a Delimited Region in the northwest of Lisboa. Its historical and excellent vineyards are known since the 16th century and have belonged to Diogo Duff, a brave Scottish man who received the "Tower and Sword" insignia, given by King João VI. Alice and Paulo Tavares da Silva bought the estate in the 1980s and made significant investments in its 45ha of vineyard. The introduction of new cultivation methods has allowed the family to consolidate the quality and reputation of their wines.
 
In an accompanied visit, you can get to know the wine making technology and methods used in the Quinta to produce their elegant wines, learning every step of the wine process. After understand how the wines are produced, see for yourself how they are stored during the ageing process that gives them some of their most typical characteristic. Follows a private and lectured wine tasting, lectured by the responsible for the oenology department, Sandra Tavares da Silva, the daughter of the owners, or by the resident oenologist, so you can confirm the high quality of their product. The family will invite you for lunch at their house.
 
Sandra is making wines in both Estremadura and the Douro, which necessitates travelling between the two regions three times a week. Since then her day job has been as winemaker for Christiano Van Zeller at Quinta do Vale D. Maria in the Douro. In 2000 she began making wines from her parents Estremadura estate, at the Quinta you will visit. With their depth of fruit and fine structure these have rapidly established a reputation as being among the best of the appellation.
 
After lunch, drive to the magnificent medieval walled town of Óbidos which has been declared a national monument. It is known as the "Wedding Present Town" because it was a gift King Dinis gave to Queen Isabel on their wedding day in 1282, but that alone is not what makes it such an extraordinarily romantic place - what make it one of Europe's most romantic medieval villages are its incredibly picturesque cobblestone streets lined with colorful houses filled with geraniums and bougainvillea, Gothic doorways and windows, whitewashed churches, flowerpots and dazzling tiles all encircled by the walls of a 12th century castle.
 
Drive back to the dock and drop-off.

Includes: Transportation - Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours); Wine Estate Private Visit, Lectured Wine Tasting and Lunch (pre-set menu with wines).
Not feasible: Weekends and National Holidays.

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Dressage Experience, Wine & Lunch with the Countess (6 - 8 Hours)


Your day begins when you are collected at the port by your chauffeured luxury vehicle. Drive direction to Muge in order to visit a magnificent Horse & Wine Estate.
 
This estate belongs to the Álvares Pereira de Melo family for almost four centuries. In this House lived during over a year the Queen Leonor, third wife of King Manuel I, sister of the Emperor D. Carlos V and mother of Infanta Dona Maria.
 
Upon arrival at the estate, you will be welcomed by the master rider at the Riding Hall and you will have the opportunity to ride a Lusitano Stallion for a classical dressage lesson.
 
After this unforgettable experience, you will have time to taste their wines from the different varietals (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot Noir) as well as selected blends such as Padre Pedro, Herdade de Muge and Marquees of Cadaval. The house oenologist will lecture you on the “secret” flavours while you taste.
 
Then, you will be invited by the owner (Countess Teresa Álvares Pereira Schönborn-Wiesentheid) of the Domain, to have lunch at the Palace. *Subject to availability
 
After lunch, a cart pulled by two noble studs, expects you to explore this very unique farm, going through the vineyards, natural reserve where you will meet the mares and foals. Your day at the farm is almost ending but, before leaving, tea will be served by the lake spotted with local birds,in magic scenery of tranquillity.
           
Drive towards Lisbon. Your chauffeur will drop you off at the ship.

Includes: Transportation - Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours); Wine Estate Private Visit, Dressage experience, Lectured Wine Tasting and Lunch (pre-set menu with wines).


Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Tomar & Óbidos Jewish Inheritance (6 - 8 Hours)
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Today, meet your private chauffeur at the dock and drive towards Tomar, a charming and historically outstanding town located in central Portugal. It is dominated by a 12th-century Templar castle containing one of the country most significant and impressive monuments, the Convent of Christ (declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO).
 
Enjoy a private visit to the Templar Castle and a private visit to the Museu Luso-Hebraico Abraham Zacuto (Abraham Zacuto Portuguese-Jewish Museum). It is housed in the oldest synagogue in Portugal and it displays a variety of interesting artifacts from Tomar and around the world.
 
Next stop will be Óbidos, Portugal's most romantic medieval village.
 
All of Óbidos has been declared a national monument. It is known as the "Wedding Present Town" because it was a gift King Dinis gave to Queen Isabel on their wedding day in 1282, but that alone is not what makes it such an extraordinarily romantic place - what make it one of Europe's most romantic medieval villages are its incredibly picturesque cobblestone streets lined with colorful houses filled with geraniums and bougainvillea, Gothic doorways and windows, whitewashed churches, flowerpots and dazzling tiles all encircled by the walls of a 12th century castle.
 
Lunch (not included) will be served at a charming restaurant embraced by the castle walls, offering a unique and charming atmosphere. Their cuisine is based on typical Portuguese gastronomy, receives a careful selection of worldwide influences, all combined in a creative and refined fashion.
 
Enjoy a walking tour inside the walls. This walled town, with its narrow streets spreading from the foot of the castle, still preserves all the atmosphere of a 16th century mediaeval town.
 
The Jewish quarter, an area was once inhabited by traders, artists and scientists, was in the centre of the town, close to the Rua Direita and the beautiful 16th century Renaissance church of Santa Maria, where it is possible to appreciate the paintings of Josefa d'Obidos, one of the most important 17th century Portuguese artists.
 
Since it was the property of the queens of Portugal, Obidos always enjoyed special protection from the royal court and at one time had a school of arts and sciences. The effects of all this culture are clearly evident in its artistic heritage, in particular the Manueline palace that was built inside the castle walls (now converted into the Obidos Pousada).
 
At the end of the day your driver will take you to the dock.

Includes: Transportation - Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours); Expert Guide – Full-Day at Disposal as per itinerary (6 - 8 horas); Entrance Fees at Templar Castle and Museu Luso-Hebraico Abraham Zacuto (Optional).

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Lisbon History & Local Flavours (6 - 8 Hours) BEST SELLER
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Boasting springtime temperatures during the winter and cool summers freshened by a breeze blowing in from the Atlantic, Costa de Lisboa, on the southwestern coast, offers a rich and impressively integrated diversity. The capital of Portugal since its conquest from the Moors in 1147, Lisbon is a legendary city with over 20 centuries of History.
 
Start your journey at Alfama, the Lisbon’s heart during Moorish times. The Moors have moved on, but the neighborhood retains an exotic atmosphere.  You might stop at the St Georges Castle-formerly a Moorish citadel and at Tiles Museum.
 
You'll find yourself wandering through colorful XVIII century squares downtown and getting lost in the medieval maze of the Alfama district overlooked by an ancient castle.
 
For lunch (not included) we suggest a lovely restaurant facing Tagus River where the fresh fish served is among the best quality offered in the markets of Lisbon.
 
Enjoy a panoramic tour to Belem area with Discovery Monument and the XVI century Belem Tower.
 
You will take into a private visit to the XVI century Jeronimos Monastery, the incomparable monastery that exemplifies the Manueline style, a highly decorative form of architecture that emerged during the reign of Manuel I (1495-1521).
 
End your day at a local pastry store dated back from early 19th century. Nowadays it serves an average 10,000 Pasteis de Belém (custard tarts) a day, a specialty made with a secret centuries-old recipe. Indulge in a special gourmet treat on one of their rooms covered with 17th-century tiles.
 
Your driver will take you back to the dock.

Includes: Transportation - Private Transfer by Deluxe vehicle with English speaking chauffeur from Lisbon International Airport to Lisbon Hotel; Expert Guide - Full-day at Disposal, as per itinerary (6 - 8 Hours); Entrance fees at St. Georges Castle, Tiles Museum and Jeronimos Monastery (Optional); Gourmet treat at local pastry store (Optional).
Not feasible: Mondays.


Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Lisbon History with Alfama District (3 - 4 Hours)
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Boasting springtime temperatures during the winter and cool summers freshened by a breeze blowing in from the Atlantic, Costa de Lisboa, on the southwestern coast, offers a rich and impressively integrated diversity. The capital of Portugal since its conquest from the Moors in 1147, Lisbon is a legendary city with over 20 centuries of History.
 
Start your journey at Alfama, the Lisbon’s heart during Moorish times. The Moors have moved on, but the neighborhood retains an exotic atmosphere.  You might stop at the St Georges Castle-formerly a Moorish citadel and at Tiles Museum.
 
You'll find yourself wandering through colorful XVIII century squares downtown and getting lost in the medieval maze of the Alfama district overlooked by an ancient castle.
 
Your driver will take you back to the dock.

Includes: Transportation - Half-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (3 - 4 Hours); Expert Guide - Half-day at Disposal, as per itinerary (3 - 4 Hours); Entrance fees at Tiles Museum and St. George Castle (Optional).
Not feasible: Mondays.

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
 
Lisbon History with Belem Area (3 - 4 Hours)
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Boasting springtime temperatures during the winter and cool summers freshened by a breeze blowing in from the Atlantic, Costa de Lisboa, on the southwestern coast, offers a rich and impressively integrated diversity. The capital of Portugal since its conquest from the Moors in 1147, Lisbon is a legendary city with over 20 centuries of History.
 
Start your journey at Alfama, Lisbon’s heart during Moorish times. The neighborhood retains an exotic atmosphere.
 
You'll find yourself wandering through colorful XVIII century squares downtown and getting lost in the medieval maze of the Alfama district overlooked by an ancient castle.
 
Follows a panoramic tour to Belem area with Discovery Monument and the XVI century Belem Tower.
 
Enjoy a private visit to the XVI century Jeronimos Monastery, which exemplifies the Manueline style, a highly decorative form of architecture.

Follows a visit to a local pastry store dated back from early 19th century. Nowadays it serves an average 10,000 Pasteis de Belém (custard tarts) a day, a specialty made with a secret centuries-old recipe. Indulge in a special gourmet treat on one of their rooms covered with 17th-century tiles.

 
By the end of your journey, your driver will take you back to the dock.

Includes: Transportation - Half-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (3 - 4 Hours); Expert Guide - Half-day at Disposal, as per itinerary (3 - 4 Hours); Entrance fee at Jeronimos Monastery (Optional).
Not feasible: Mondays and Sunday mornings.

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
 
Lisbon Jewish Inheritance (6 - 8 Hours)
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Today, with the assistance of your guide, visit the Sha'are Tikva (Gates of Hope) Synagogue. In 1871 the Jews of Lisbon were granted permission to build a synagogue, a dream not fully realized until the dedication of the Shaare Tikva in 1904. The synagogue served as the centre of Jewish life in Lisbon thereafter; it was a sanctuary for the thousands of Jewish refugees who passed through Portugal during World War II.
 
For lunch (not included) we suggest an informal and cheerful restaurant whit natural blend of the traditional and the modern. The cuisine, largely Portuguese inspired, is nevertheless influenced by travels abroad.
 
Passing the Rossio, the original headquarters of the Inquisition, reach the Largo da Graça, from where you can admire the magnificent city view, the Tagus River, and the “Seven Hills” of Lisbon. Continue to Porta do Sol, descending on foot through Alfama, Lisbon's oldest area.
 
The city's legendary seven hills will also seduce you into admiring characteristic mosaic pavements and dazzling tiled façades, and will reward you with strategically-placed viewpoints offering breathtaking panoramas over the city after a ride on a charming old tram.
 
Explore the Alfama district, the Lisbon heart during Moorish times. The Moors have moved on, but the neighborhood retains an exotic atmosphere. Visit to the St. Georges Castle formerly a Moorish citadel. The castle boasts panoramic views of the city.
 
You'll find yourself wandering through colorful XVIII century squares downtown and getting lost in the medieval maze of the Alfama district overlooked by an ancient castle. Jewish refugees from Spain settled here in the fifteenth century. The entrance to the neighborhood’s Jewish quarter, or Judiaría, was through the Arco de Rosario. 
 
Just inside the arch is a brick wall with a pair of decorative arched windows near the top - all that remains of what is believed to have been the quarter's synagogue. Up the winding stairway just inside the arch is the Rua da Judiaría, the central artery of the former Jewish quarter. The typical medieval houses have a narrow door that was the family entrance and a wider one that often housed the place of business, such as a shop or workshop.
 
At the end of the tor your chauffeur will take you back to the dock.

Includes: Transportation - Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (8 Hours); Expert Guide - Full-day at Disposal, as per itinerary (8 Hours); Entrance fees at Lisbon Synagogue and St. George Castle (Optional).
Not Feasible: Fridays, Weekends, Jewish Holidays and Yom Tov

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Lisbon Family Travel (6 - 8 Hours)
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Boasting springtime temperatures during the winter and cool summers freshened by a breeze blowing in from the Atlantic, Costa de Lisboa, on the southwestern coast, offers a rich and impressively integrated diversity. The capital of Portugal since its conquest from the Moors in 1147, Lisbon is a legendary city with over 20 centuries of History.
 
Start your morning with a private guided visit to the Tiles Museum followed by tile paiting workshop.
 
Enjoy a private panoramic walking tour to new Lisbon on the waterfront. The Park of Nations is Lisbon at its most modern. On the east side of town, contemporary architecture now covers a vast area of urban regeneration. The most notable buildings are the awning of the Pavilhão de Portugal (Portugal Pavilion) and the Gare de Oriente (Oriente Train Station). The numerous small parks, many of them right on the river, and the famous cable car, make it a great place for a family outing. Indulge on a cable car panoramic tour (opcional).
 
Before lunch, enjoy a private visit to The Oceanário (Oceanarium), one of the world's largest aquariums. Designed by American architect Peter Chermeyeff, it rises from the river and is reached by a footbridge. It is a deep-sea diving experience without any of the risks, with about 25,000 fish, seabirds, and mammals in an enormous central tank that is the size of four Olympic-sized swimming pools. Visitors can look into it from different levels for close-ups of the various creatures, including different species of sharks.
 
Lunch (not included) at a lovely restaurant facing Tagus River where the fresh fish served is among the best quality offered in the markets of Lisbon.
 
Enjoy a panoramic tour to Belem area with Discovery Monument and the XVI century Belem Tower. You will take into a private visit to the XVI century Jeronimos Monastery, the incomparable monastery that exemplifies the Manueline style, a highly decorative form of architecture that emerged during the reign of Manuel I (1495-1521).
 
End your day at a local pastry store dated back from early 19th century. Nowadays it serves an average 10,000 Pasteis de Belém (custard tarts) a day, a specialty made with a secret centuries-old recipe. Indulge in a special gourmet treat on one of their rooms covered with 17th-century tiles.
 
At the end of the tour your chauffeur will take you back to the dock.

Includes: Transportation - Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (8 Hours); Expert Guide - Full-day at Disposal, as per itinerary (8 Hours); Private Tile Workshop; Entrance fees at Tiles Museum, The Oceanário, Cable Car and Jeronimos Monastery (Optional); Gourmet treat at local pastry store (Optional).
Not feasible: Mondays.

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Mystic Sintra, Cascais Coastline & Lisbon (6 - 8 Hours) BEST SELLER
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Meet your private chauffeur at the dock. Today is a superb day of sightseeing in the quaint and aristocratic, World Heritage by Unesco, town of Sintra - where Lord Byron lived and considered it to be “Paradise in Earth”. You'll see castles, fortresses, forests, and beautiful scenery.
 
Sintra and its mystical hills dotted with fairytale palaces and extravagant villas have bewitched visitors for centuries. The Romans made it a place of cult moon worshiping and named it "Cynthia" after the goddess of the moon. They were followed by the Moors who also fell in love with the lush vegetation and built a hilltop castle, a palace, and several fountains around the town. Later it became the summer residence of the Portuguese royal family and attracted a number of wealthy aristocrats who built huge mansions and villas.
 
Indulge on a private panoramic tour throughout Sintra remarkable monuments. You'll first visit the 19th century Pena Palace, one of Europe's most fantastic palaces. It includes a drawbridge, a conglomeration of turrets, ramparts, and domes, and a gargoyle above a Neo-Manueline arch, all washed in an array of pastel shades. The extravagant interior is decorated in late Victorian and Edwardian furnishings, rich ornaments, paintings, and priceless porcelain preserved just as the royal family left them.
 
Lunch (not included) in restaurant renowned for its exceptional fresh fish and seafood. The property resembles an old-style farmhouse, replete with a maritime themed interior. The comfortable and relaxing atmosphere makes this restaurant a favorite among locals.
 
After lunch, continue to Lisbon where you will enjoy a panoramic tour to Belem area with Discovery Monument and the XVI century Belem Tower. You will take into a private visit to the XVI century Jeronimos Monastery, the incomparable monastery that exemplifies the Manueline style, a highly decorative form of architecture that emerged during the reign of Manuel I (1495-1521).
 
End your day at a local pastry store dated back from early 19th century. Nowadays it serves an average 10,000 Pasteis de Belém (custard tarts) a day, a specialty made with a secret centuries-old recipe. Indulge in a special gourmet treat on one of their rooms covered with 17th-century tiles.
 
At the end of the tor your chauffeur will take you back to the dock hotel.

Includes: Transportation - Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (8 Hours); Expert Guide - Full-day at Disposal, as per itinerary (8 Hours); Entrance fees at Pena Palace and Jeronimos Monastery (Optional); Gourmet treat at local pastry store (Optional).
Not feasible: Mondays.

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Mystic Sintra & Cascais & Estoril Coastline (6 - 8 Hours)
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Meet your private chauffeur at the dock. Today is a superb day of sightseeing in the quaint and aristocratic, World Heritage by UNESCO, town of Sintra - where Lord Byron lived and considered it to be “Paradise in Earth”. You'll see castles, fortresses, forests, and beautiful scenery.
 
Sintra and its mystical hills dotted with fairytale palaces and extravagant villas have bewitched visitors for centuries. The Romans made it a place of cult moon worshiping and named it "Cynthia" after the goddess of the moon. They were followed by the Moors who also fell in love with the lush vegetation and built a hilltop castle, a palace, and several fountains around the town. Later it became the summer residence of the Portuguese royal family and attracted a number of wealthy aristocrats who built huge mansions and villas.
 
Indulge on a private panoramic tour throughout Sintra remarkable monuments.
 
You'll first visit the 19th century Pena Palace, one of Europe's most fantastic palaces. It includes a drawbridge, a conglomeration of turrets, ramparts, and domes, and a gargoyle above a Neo-Manueline arch, all washed in an array of pastel shades. The extravagant interior is decorated in late Victorian and Edwardian furnishings, rich ornaments, paintings, and priceless porcelain preserved just as the royal family left them.
 
Drive towards Lisbon following the coastline. En-route stop at Cascais, a lovely fishermen village.
 
For lunch, we strongly suggest the enchanting selected fortress restaurant, by the sea. The views from your table will enhance their exquisite recipes…
 
After lunch venture on a relaxing walking tour to the Cascais center, enjoying the fresh sea breeze.
 
Your driver will take you back to the dock.

Includes: Transportation - Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours); Expert Guide - Half-day at Disposal, as per itinerary (3 - 4 Hours); Entrance fees at Pena Palace (Optional).

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
 
Sintra Unesco World Heritage (6 - 8 Hours)
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Meet your private chauffeur at the dock. Today is a superb day of sightseeing in the quaint and aristocratic, World Heritage by UNESCO, town of Sintra - where Lord Byron lived and considered it to be “Paradise in Earth”. You'll see castles, fortresses, forests, and beautiful scenery.
 
Sintra and its mystical hills dotted with fairytale palaces and extravagant villas have bewitched visitors for centuries. The Romans made it a place of cult moon worshiping and named it "Cynthia" after the goddess of the moon. They were followed by the Moors who also fell in love with the lush vegetation and built a hilltop castle, a palace, and several fountains around the town. Later it became the summer residence of the Portuguese royal family and attracted a number of wealthy aristocrats who built huge mansions and villas.
 
Indulge on a private panoramic tour throughout Sintra remarkable monuments.
 
You'll first visit the 19th century Pena Palace, one of Europe's most fantastic palaces. It includes a drawbridge, a conglomeration of turrets, ramparts, and domes, and a gargoyle above a Neo-Manueline arch, all washed in an array of pastel shades. The extravagant interior is decorated in late Victorian and Edwardian furnishings, rich ornaments, paintings, and priceless porcelain preserved just as the royal family left them.
 
Lunch (not included) at one of the most emblematic places of the historical center of the village of Sintra. With 18th-century palatial decoration, originally from the period of the building, the mirrored dining room with its gold-rimmed edges and the frescoes on the ceilings transform this space into a place of great refinement.
 
Follows a private guided visit to the remarkable Regaleira Estate and the exotic Monserrate Palace and its romantic subtropical gardens.
 
Your driver will take you back to the dock.

Includes: Transportation - Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (8 Hours); Expert Guide - Full-day at Disposal, as per itinerary (6 – 8 Hours); Entrance fees at Pena Palace, Regaleira Estate, Monserrate Palace (Optional).

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
 
Sintra, Cascais Coastline & Queluz History (6 - 8 Hours)
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Meet your private chauffeur at the dock.
 
Today is a superb day of sightseeing in the quaint and aristocratic, World Heritage by UNESCO, town of Sintra - where Lord Byron lived and considered it to be “Paradise in Earth”. You'll see castles, fortresses, forests, and beautiful scenery.
 
Sintra and its mystical hills dotted with fairytale palaces and extravagant villas have bewitched visitors for centuries. The Romans made it a place of cult moon worshiping and named it "Cynthia" after the goddess of the moon. They were followed by the Moors who also fell in love with the lush vegetation and built a hilltop castle, a palace, and several fountains around the town. Later it became the summer residence of the Portuguese royal family and attracted a number of wealthy aristocrats who built huge mansions and villas.
 
Indulge on a private panoramic tour throughout Sintra remarkable monuments.
 
You'll first visit the 19th century Pena Palace, one of Europe's most fantastic palaces. It includes a drawbridge, a conglomeration of turrets, ramparts, and domes, and a gargoyle above a Neo-Manueline arch, all washed in an array of pastel shades. The extravagant interior is decorated in late Victorian and Edwardian furnishings, rich ornaments, paintings, and priceless porcelain preserved just as the royal family left them.
 
Drive towards Lisbon following the coastline. En-route stop at Cascais, a lovely fishermen village.
 
For lunch, we strongly suggest the enchanting selected fortress restaurant, by the sea. The views from your table will enhance their exquisite recipes…
 
After lunch venture on a relaxing walking tour to the Cascais center, enjoying the fresh sea breeze.
 
En route to Lisbon enjoy a private visit to visit the beautiful XVIII century Queluz Palace, reminiscent of Versailles.
 
 
Ending the tour, you will be dropped off at the dock.

Includes: Transportation - Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours); Expert Guide - Full-Day at Disposal as per itinerary (6 – 8 Hours); Entrance fees at Pena Palace and Queluz Palace (Optional).

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Cooking Class & Sintra Unesco World Heritage (6 - 8 Hours) BEST SELLER
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Meet your private chauffeur at the dock.

Start your day in Cascais, a charming fishing village. In the morning, enjoy a visit to the local market and, with the help of the Chef, purchase fresh ingredients for lunch preparation.
Follows, in a 19th century palatial, a cooking class overlooking the sea. Lunch will be served after class.
After lunch, drive towards, World Heritage by UNESCO, town of Sintra - where Lord Byron lived and considered it to be “Paradise in Earth”. You'll see castles, fortresses, forests, and beautiful scenery.
Sintra and its mystical hills dotted with fairytale palaces and extravagant villas have bewitched visitors for centuries. The Romans made it a place of cult moon worshiping and named it "Cynthia" after the goddess of the moon. They were followed by the Moors who also fell in love with the lush vegetation and built a hilltop castle, a palace, and several fountains around the town. Later it became the summer residence of the Portuguese royal family and attracted a number of wealthy aristocrats who built huge mansions and villas.
Indulge on a private panoramic tour throughout Sintra remarkable monuments.
You'll first visit the 19th century Pena Palace, one of Europe's most fantastic palaces. It includes a drawbridge, a conglomeration of turrets, ramparts, and domes, and a gargoyle above a Neo-Manueline arch, all washed in an array of pastel shades. The extravagant interior is decorated in late Victorian and Edwardian furnishings, rich ornaments, paintings, and priceless porcelain preserved just as the royal family left them.

Ending the tour, you will be dropped off at the dock.

Includes: Transportation - Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (8 Hours); Expert Guide - Half-day at Disposal, as per itinerary (3 – 4 Hours); Private Cooking Workshop followed by Lunch (pre-set menu with wines); Entrance fees at Pena Palace (Optional).

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Sintra Mountains Jeep Tour (4 Hours)
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Meet your private chauffeur at the dock.
 
Today is a superb day in the quaint and aristocratic, World Heritage by UNESCO, town of Sintra - where Lord Byron lived and considered it to be “Paradise in Earth”. You'll see castles, fortresses, forests, and beautiful scenery.
 
Sintra and its mystical hills dotted with fairytale palaces and extravagant villas have bewitched visitors for centuries. The Romans made it a place of cult moon worshiping and named it "Cynthia" after the goddess of the moon. They were followed by the Moors who also fell in love with the lush vegetation and built a hilltop castle, a palace, and several fountains around the town. Later it became the summer residence of the Portuguese royal family and attracted a number of wealthy aristocrats who built huge mansions and villas.
 
Indulge in a half-day Jeep tour through the hills of Sintra, diving into a unique nature. Mandatory stops at the Peninha Sanctuary or the most western point of the Europe, the awe-inspiring viewpoint at Cabo da Roca.
 
Ending the tour, you will be dropped off at the dock.

Includes: Transportation - Half-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (3 - 4 Hours); Half-Day Jeep Tour (3 - 4 hours) with English Speaking Fluent Driver.

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Alentejo & Local Tradition (6 - 8 Hours)
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Meet your private chauffeur at the dock. Today, your driver will take you to Alentejo Region, to get to know the city of Évora and taste the local flavors.
 
With the help from your expert guide, enjoy a panoramic tour through Évora historic centre. You will be lectured on the city highlights and local monuments history, like the Roman Temple, the Bones Chapel and the Medieval Cathedral. 
 
''Evora is the finest example of a city of the golden age of Portugal after the destruction of Lisbon by the earthquake of 1755” Inscription criteria on the List of the UNESCO World Heritage (1985). Due to part of the town which being enclosed by ancient walls preserved in its original state and, to its monuments dating from various historical periods, Évora is included in UNESCO's World Heritage list.
 
Lunch (not included) will be served in a small, cozy and friendly restaurant, where the regional cuisine is well prepared according to family recipes. The decoration is rustic, supported in the extensive wine cellar, brand image of this house.
 
Your journey continues towards Vila Viçosa, a Royal retreat of marble extravaganza. Upon arrival, explore the city on your own.
 
All around the peaceful wide streets of Vila Viçosa lined with orange and lemon trees seems to be made of marble. Benches, sidewalks, framing windows and doors are made of this brilliant "white gold", the local marble from the huge quarries outside the city.
 
The next stop will be Arraiolos, where you can enjoy the art of tapestry.
 
This town situated under the ruins of a Moorish castle actually dates back to Celtic times, but is mostly famous for its carpets that originated with the Moors and were later inspired by Persian and Indian designs during the Age of Discoveries. Many of them now cover the most famous houses and palaces in Portugal, and although they are sold all over the country, the biggest bargains are found in many of the shops in Arraiolos.
 
At the end of the day, your driver will take you to the dock.

Includes: Transportation - Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours); Expert Guide - Half-day at Disposal, as per itinerary (3 – 4); Entrance fees at Bones Chapel, S. Francisco Church and Medieval Cathedral (Optional).

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Alentejo Wine & Olive Oil (10 Hours)
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Meet your private chauffeur at the dock. Today, your driver will take you to Alentejo Region, to get to know the city of Évora and taste the local flavors.
 
With the help from your expert guide, enjoy a panoramic tour through Évora historic centre. You will be lectured on the city highlights and local monuments history, like the Roman Temple, the Bones Chapel and the Medieval Cathedral. 
 
''Evora is the finest example of a city of the golden age of Portugal after the destruction of Lisbon by the earthquake of 1755” Inscription criteria on the List of the UNESCO World Heritage (1985). Due to part of the town which being enclosed by ancient walls preserved in its original state and, to its monuments dating from various historical periods, Évora is included in UNESCO's World Heritage list.
 
Your journey continues to Reguengos in order to visit a worldwide famous selected wine estate.
 
The origins of this estate and its winemaking activities, date back to the prehistoric times of the megalithic cultures and the Bronze Age. Already during the Roman occupation, the wines of the settlement were exported to the whole Empire. The boundaries of the estate were established in 1267 and have remained practically unaltered since then.
 
Enjoy a private visit to wine cellars, lectured wine tasting and lunch (not included). Afterwards, savor the local cuisine and the local olive oils and cheeses, paired with their best wines, in scenery of tranquility, spotted by the greenery of the cork-oaks and olive trees.
 
Besides producing a large quantity of top quality wines, its prominence on export markets over the last decade has raised the profile of the Alentejo as a quality wine region outside Portugal, and no doubt has encouraged other producers to follow its lead.
At the end of the day, your chauffer will take you back to the dock.

Includes: Transportation - Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (10 Hours); Expert Guide - Half-day at Disposal, as per itinerary (3 - 4 Hours); Private Visit to selected Wine Estate followed by Lectured Wine Tasting; Entrance fees at Bones Chapel, S. Francisco Church and Medieval Cathedral (Optional).
Not feasible:  Sundays and Mondays.

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Alentejo, Local Tradition & Wine Estates (10 Hours)
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Meet your private chauffeur at the dock. Your driver will take you to Alentejo Region, to get to know the city of Évora and taste the local flavors.
 
Enjoy a panoramic tour through Évora historic centre and local monuments, like the Roman Temple, the Bones Chapel and the Medieval Cathedral. 
 
''Evora is the finest example of a city of the golden age of Portugal after the destruction of Lisbon by the earthquake of 1755” Inscription criteria on the List of the UNESCO World Heritage (1985).
 
Your journey continues to Monsaraz. Lunch will be served (not included) at a former olive oil factory converted in a local restaurant with industrial archeology. Even the olive oil presses reveal themselves as picture frames, one freshly finished while the next waits empty, until others come to paint them in, so that diners can glance over to find their senses aroused right up to the last mouthful.
 
Time to explore, on your own, the medieval town of Monsaraz village. It is a truly unique place where one can find all the peace and tranquility that have been forgotten by the modern era.
 
Stop at a local store dating back 1830 with the regional blankets and tapestry is highly recommended. It’s a small shop that sells colorful refined blankets and shawls woven according to local traditions and which are sold internationally at KENZO Home, after the company’s founder Kenzo Takada visited the 19th century factory himself.
 
Your journey continues to Reguengos in order to visit a worldwide famous selected wine estate.
 
The origins of this estate and its winemaking activities, date back to the prehistoric times of the megalithic cultures and the Bronze Age. Already during the Roman occupation, the wines of the settlement were exported to the whole Empire. The boundaries of the estate were established in 1267 and have remained practically unaltered since then.
 
Enjoy a private visit to wine cellars, lectured wine tasting and lunch (pre-set menu with wines). Afterwards, savor the local cuisine and the local olive oils and cheeses, paired with their best wines, in scenery of tranquility, spotted by the greenery of the cork-oaks and olive trees.
At the end of the day, your chauffer will take you back to the dock.

Includes: Transportation - Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (10 Hours); Expert Guide - Half-day at Disposal, as per itinerary (3 - 4 Hours); Private Visit to selected Wine Estate followed by Lectured Wine Tasting and Lunch (not included); Entrance fees at Bones Chapel, S. Francisco Church and Medieval Cathedral (Optional).
Not feasible:  Sundays and Mondays.

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Alentejo & Wine Flavours (6 - 8 Hours)
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Meet your private chauffeur at the dock. Today, your driver will take you to the noble city of Estremoz, an utterly charming Alentejo town.
 
Estremoz has a rich cultural heritage, in which clearly the major feature is the castle with its medieval walls and the former thirteenth-century citadel, which now houses a Pousada.
 
Upon arrival, enjoy a private visit to an 18th century wine estate, nowadays considered a landmark, not only for its beauty but also for its history and quality of its wines, referred by Wine Spectator. This estate is one of the most beautiful country house in the region, preserving the original features of its "Baroque" and "Joanina" style architecture.
 
Pamper your taste with a private lectured wine tasting and lunch (pre-set Menu and drinks included).
 
Your journey continues towards Évora.
 
''Evora is the finest example of a city of the golden age of Portugal after the destruction of Lisbon by the earthquake of 1755” Inscription criteria on the List of the UNESCO World Heritage (1985).
 
Due to part of the town which being enclosed by ancient walls preserved in its original state and, to its monuments dating from various historical periods, Évora is included in UNESCO's World Heritage list.
 
With the help from your expert guide, enjoy a panoramic tour through Évora historic Centre. You will be lectured on the city highlights and local monuments history, like the Roman Temple, the Bones Chapel and the Medieval Cathedral
 
At the end of the day, your driver will take you to the dock.

Includes: Transportation - Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours); Expert Guide - Half-day at Disposal, as per itinerary (3 - 4 Hours); Private Visit to selected Wine Estate followed by Lectured Wine Tasting and Lunch (pre-set menu with wines); Entrance fees at Bones Chapel, S. Francisco Church and Medieval Cathedral (Optional).
Not feasible: Weekends.

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Lisbon Sightseeing HD D&G (3 - 4 Hours)


Meet your private chauffeur and expert guide at the dock and start your tour with a panoramic tour to Alfama medievel district.

Follows a panoramic to
Belém area with panoramic to Discovery Monuments and Belém Tower and a private guided visit to Jerónimos Monastery.

End your tour with a stop at the 19th century factory converted into a pastry shop for a gourmet treat with Pastéis de Belém and a glass of Port (reservation not accepted).

Ending the tour, your chauffeur will drop you off at the dock.


Includes: Transportation - Half-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle with English Speaking Fluent Driver (3 - 4 Hours); Expert Guide - Half-Day at Disposal as per itinerary (3 - 4 Hours); Gourmet treat with two traditional Portuguese custard tarts with one or two beverages amongst the following options (water, tea, coffee, orange juice, port wine); Entrance Fees at Jerónimos Monastery; Driver and Guide Gratuities Included.

Note: 
  • Not feasible on Mondays and Holidays;
  • According to restrictions related with Covid-19 implemented at the time of the booking, vehicle allocation may need revision.
Lisbon at Your Leisure HD D&G (3 - 4 Hours)


Suggested Tour:
Meet your private chauffeur and expert guide at the dock and start your tour with a panoramic tour to Alfama medievel district.

Follows a panoramic to 
Belém area with panoramic to Discovery Monuments and Belém Tower and we suggest a private guided visit to Jerónimos Monastery.

Suggested stop at the 19th century factory converted into a pastry shop for a gourmet treat with Pastéis de Belém and a glass of Port (reservation not accepted). 

Ending the tour, your chauffeur will drop you off at the dock. 

Includes: Transportation - Half-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle with English Speaking Fluent Driver (3 - 4 Hours); Expert Guide - Half-Day at Disposal as per itinerary (3 - 4 Hours); Driver and Guide Gratuities Included.

Note: 
  • Not feasible on Mondays and Holidays;
  • According to restrictions related with Covid-19 implemented at the time of the booking, vehicle allocation may need revision.
Lisbon Private Panoramic River Cruise

Meet your private chauffeur at the lobby and drive towards Belém dock.

Indulge in a 2-hour private river cruise aboard a luxury vessel through Tagus river. This cruise includes panoramic first row to the main Lisbon facade, where you can see the major nautical monuments such as Belem Tower, Discovery monument, 25 April Bridge, Sanctuary of Christ the King, MAAT (Museum of Art and Architecture and Technology) and Comercio Square.

By the end of your journey, your driver will take you back to your hotel.


Highlights:
  • Panoramic first row to the main Lisbon facade;
  • Belem Tower, Discovery monument, 25 April Bridge, Sanctuary of Christ the King, MAAT (Museum of Art and Architecture and Technology) and Comercio Square.
Tour Duration: 3 Hours

Tour can operate: morning or afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Light 

Inclusions:
 
  • Transportation - Half-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (3 - 4 Hours);
  • Luxury Vessel Cruise with light snacks on board (2 hours).
Not Included:
  • Driver and guide gratuities;
  • City Council tourist tax;
  • Bank transfer credit card fees (3% American Express, Visa or Mastercard;
  • Flights Tickets;
  • Services not listed above;
  • Accommodation not listed above;
  • Additional Miles (sites not mentioned on confirmed program or out of the route);
  • Additional Hours for Driver and or Guides;
  • Meals;
  • Entrance Fees not listed above;
  • Gourmet Treats.
An Exploration of Lisbon (8 hours)
Highlights:
Lying north of the River Tagus estuary and stretching over seven hills, Portugal's capital city has much to offer.  Receive a warm welcome at the port by your private guide and driver and from here commence your engaging tour of Lisbon.

Explore the Belem district with its magnificent Jerónimos Monastery, an extraordinary example of Portugal's 'Manueline' style of architecture. Once populated by monks, the UNESCO-listed monastery was commissioned by King Manuel I to celebrate Vasco da Gama's discovery of a sea route to India in 1498. Time permitting, visit Torre de Belém (Belém Tower), one of Lisbon's most iconic buildings and symbolic of Portugal's great Age of Expansion.

Next, it's time for a refreshment stop, where you may wish to sample the famous and scrumptious Pastéis de Belém (Portuguese custard tarts). From here you return to your cruise ship.
  • Discover the beautiful Belem district with its magnificent Jeronimos Monastery
  • Behold the priceless treasures on display at the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum and try the exquisite pasteis de nata local pastries
Tour Duration: 8 hours
Tour can operate: Morning/Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions: 
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local guide for 8 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Not Included:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Queluz, Sintra and Estoril (8 hours)
Highlights:
Venture outside of Lisbon to explore Queluz, Sintra and Estoril during your private shore excursion. Take the short driver to the sumptuous 18th-century Queluz Palace, where you can admire the magnificent formal gardens and azulejo-lined canals.

Afterwards visit Sintra, the summer retreat of Portuguese monarchs and Moorish emirs before them. Today, this town, nestling on the north side of the Sintra Mountain, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Stroll through the town where charming streets are filled with fine handicraft shops. You then descend to Guincho beach for a fabulous view of Cape Rock, the westernmost point of the European continent and continuing to the resort town of Estoril on the scenic coastal road with fantastic views, en route back to your cruise ship.
  • Explore Queluz Palace, the summer residence of the Portugese Royal Family
  • Take a short drive to Sintra, the summer retreat of Portuguese monarchs and a UNESCO Word Heritage Site
Tour Duration: 8 hours
Tour can operate: Morning/Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions: 
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local guide for 8 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Not Included:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Highlights of Lisbon (4 hours)
Highlights:
See Belem Tower, one of Lisbon's iconic buildings and symbolic of the nation's Age of Expansion. Admire the impressive collection of painted and gilded Baroque coaches at the National Coach Museum.

Tour Duration: 4 hours
Tour can operate: Morning/Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions: 
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local guide for 8 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Not Included:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
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Funchal (Madeira), Portugal

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Considered one of Portugal’s main tourist attractions and home of world-famous footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, Funchal is known for its style and beauty.  Visit Cabo Girao, the highest sea cliff in Europe or take a trip to the Pica da Torre for an incredible view of Camara de Lobos, a delightful fishing village. With a long history of Madeira winemaking, there’ll be time here for a little wine tasting, a meal at one of the many 5-star restaurants, sightseeing to 15th century Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, shopping the bargains to be found here, or experiencing the vibrant night life.

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Funchal History & Tradition (6 - 8 Hours)
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Meet your expert guide and private chauffeur at the dock.
 
During the morning, indulge in a private embroidery workshop at a family own embroidery factory, where you will learn the local secrets and get the chance to bring your own embroidery work.
 
Lunch (not included) will be served at a local cozy regional restaurant, where you can delight with local recipes.
 
After lunch, enjoy a private guided visit to Santa Catarina Chapel, the first house of worship built in Madeira, in 1425. This chapel is located in the Santa Catarina Park. This temple features decorative elements of Manueline architecture and it is one of the most appreciable architectural monuments of the Manueline ogival in Madeira, notable for its arches, columns and spider mite vaults around the sacred body.
 
Pass by and visit the Sé Cathedral, a church dating back to the XV Century, direction to the Marketplace where you can admire a variety of fresh fruit, vegetables and fish.
 
To finish the tour passing through the old part of town, enjoy a private guided visit to the Botanical Garden one of the most beautiful gardens in the region, with marvelous views overlooking the city of Funchal. The estate dates from 1881 and was created by the Reid family as their private park.
The garden covers an area of 80,000 m² and is home to a fascinating collection of a wide variety of plants. It also has an area dedicated to research and conservation.

Ending the tour, your chauffeur will drop you off at the dock. 


Includes: Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours); Expert Guide - Half-day at Disposal, as per itinerary (3 - 4 Hours); Entrance fees at chapel of Sta. Catarina, Sé Cathedral, Botanical Garden (Optional); Private Visit & Embroidery Workshop (Optional).
Not feasible: Weekends and National Holidays.

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
 
Funchal History & Wine (6 - 8 Hours)
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Meet your expert guide and private chauffeur at the dock.
 
Meet your expert guide and private chauffeur at the dock.
 
During the morning, indulge in a private embroidery workshop at a family own embroidery factory, where you will learn the local secrets and get the chance to bring your own embroidery work.
 
Lunch (not included) will be served at a local cozy regional restaurant, where you can delight with local recipes.
 
After lunch, enjoy a private guided visit to Santa Catarina Chapel, the first house of worship built in Madeira, in 1425. This chapel is located in the Santa Catarina Park. This temple features decorative elements of Manueline architecture and it is one of the most appreciable architectural monuments of the Manueline ogival in Madeira, notable for its arches, columns and spider mite vaults around the sacred body.
 
Pass by and visit the Sé Cathedral, a church dating back to the XV Century, direction to the Marketplace where you can admire a variety of fresh fruit, vegetables and fish.
 
To finish the tour passing through the old part of town, enjoy a private guided visit to the Botanical Garden one of the most beautiful gardens in the region, with marvelous views overlooking the city of Funchal. The estate dates from 1881 and was created by the Reid family as their private park.
The garden covers an area of 80,000 m² and is home to a fascinating collection of a wide variety of plants. It also has an area dedicated to research and conservation.

End your day with a private visit followed by lectured wine tasting at a wine cellar.
 
Madeira's wine has been famous for over five centuries. It was a favorite of Napoleon, Russian czars, and of the United States' first president, George Washington. It was the wine chosen to toast the signing of America's Declaration of Independence and even Shakespeare wrote of Falstaff's willingness to trade his soul for "a cup of Madeira and a cold capon."
 
At the end of the day, your driver will take you back to the dock.

Includes: Transportation - Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours); Expert Guide - Full-day at Disposal, as per itinerary (6 - 8 Hours); Private Embroidery Workshop; Wine Lodge Private Visit followed by Lectured Wine Tasting; Entrance fees at chapel of Sta. Catarina, Sé Cathedral, Botanical Garden (Optional); Private Visit & Embroidery Workshop (Optional).
Not feasible: Weekends and National Holidays.

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
 
Madeira Mountains Jeep Tour (8 Hours)
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Madeira has a great natural beauty with tropical gardens and spectacular panoramic views. Its green mountains, cliffs, steep valleys, flowers, sun and its blue sea, happiness and hospitality melt together to create an island of sublime peace.

Meet and greet your expert chauffeur at the dock. Today, venture on a 4-wheel scenic drive with panoramic views, interesting places and sensational encounters with Madeira's natural heritage.
Your tour will continue through deep ravines, winding roads, cultivated fields falling into the sea and an abundance of Mediterranean and tropical plants are typical features of southern Madeira. The charming fishing village of Câmara de Lobos, a favorite spot of Winston Churchill is one of the few places on the island which has remained untouched by the passing of time.
 
Câmara de Lobos is an emblematic town, it is
one of the most ancient and historical places in the Island. This was one of first colonized places in Madeira, due to the easy accesses by sea with its charming bay, where nowadays several and varied colorful embarkations are docked. 
 
Pass by Fajã das Galinhas on your way to Boca da Corrida viewpoint. Located at an elevation of about 1,000 meters, it offers a magnificent view over the Curral das Freiras valley, Eira do Serrado and the central massif. Not far from Funchal hidden in between high mountains and deep valleys lie remote villages and hamlets such as Jardim da Serra with its splendid view over the Nuns valley.
 
Next stop will be Campanário, a verdant town with a splendid view over the sea. This town owes its name to an islet, similar to the bell tower of a church, which is situated along the coast.
 
Stop for lunch (not included) in a regional restaurant.
 
After lunch, your adventure will continue further west towards Cape Girão, an almost vertical promontory that rises 580 meters above the ocean, being the largest promontory in Europe and the second largest in the world.
 
Take a final stop at the Quinta Grande, to admire the vineyards of Madeira Wine.
 
Your driver will take you back to the dock.

Includes: Transportation - Full-Day Private Jeep Tour, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (8 Hours).

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Madeira Mountains Jeep Tour (4 Hours)
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Madeira has a great natural beauty with tropical gardens and spectacular panoramic views. Its green mountains, cliffs, steep valleys, flowers, sun and its blue sea, happiness and hospitality melt together to create an island of sublime peace.

Meet and greet your expert chauffeur at the dock. Today, venture on a 4-wheel scenic drive with panoramic views, interesting places and sensational encounters with Madeira's natural heritage.
Your tour will continue through deep ravines, winding roads, cultivated fields falling into the sea and an abundance of Mediterranean and tropical plants are typical features of southern Madeira. The charming fishing village of Câmara de Lobos, a favorite spot of Winston Churchill is one of the few places on the island which has remained untouched by the passing of time.
 
Câmara de Lobos is an emblematic town, it is
one of the most ancient and historical places in the Island. This was one of first colonized places in Madeira, due to the easy accesses by sea with its charming bay, where nowadays several and varied colorful embarkations are docked. 
 
Pass by Fajã das Galinhas on your way to Boca da Corrida viewpoint. Located at an elevation of about 1,000 meters, it offers a magnificent view over the Curral das Freiras valley, Eira do Serrado and the central massif. Not far from Funchal hidden in between high mountains and deep valleys lie remote villages and hamlets such as Jardim da Serra with its splendid view over the Nuns valley.
 
Next stop will be Campanário, a verdant town with a splendid view over the sea. This town owes its name to an islet, similar to the bell tower of a church, which is situated along the coast. Your adventure will continue further west in direction of the scenic viewpoint of Cabo Girão, an almost vertical promontory that rises at 580 meters above the ocean.
 
Your driver will take you back to the dock.

Includes: Transportation - Half-Day Private Jeep Tour, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (4 Hours).


Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Funchal Sightseeing HD D&G (3 - 4 Hours)


Meet your private chauffeur and expert guide at the dock.

Meet your expert guide and private chauffeur at the dock.

Enjoy a private guided visit to Santa Catarina Chapel, the first house of worship built in Madeira, in 1425. This chapel is located in the Santa Catarina Park. This temple features decorative elements of Manueline architecture and it is one of the most appreciable architectural monuments of the Manueline ogival in Madeira, notable for its arches, columns and spider mite vaults around the sacred body.
 
Pass by and visit the Sé Cathedral, a church dating back to the XV Century, direction to the Marketplace where you can admire a variety of fresh fruit, vegetables and fish.
 
To finish the tour passing through the old part of town, enjoy a private guided visit to the Botanical Garden one of the most beautiful gardens in the region, with marvelous views overlooking the city of Funchal. The estate dates from 1881 and was created by the Reid family as their private park. The garden covers an area of 80,000 m² and is home to a fascinating collection of a wide variety of plants. It also has an area dedicated to research and conservation.

Ending the tour, your chauffeur will drop you off at the dock. 

Includes: Transportation - Half-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle with English Speaking Fluent Driver (3 - 4 Hours); Expert Guide - Half-Day at Disposal as per itinerary (3 - 4 Hours); Entrance Fees at Botanical garden; Driver and Guide Gratuities Included.

Note: 
  • Not feasible on Holidays;
  • According to restrictions related with Covid-19 implemented at the time of the booking, vehicle allocation may need revision.
Funchal at Your Leisure HD D&G (3 - 4 Hours)


Suggested Tour:
Meet your private chauffeur and expert guide at the dock.

We suggest you to get to know the Santa Catarina Chapel, the first house of worship built in Madeira, in 1425. This chapel is located in the Santa Catarina Park. This temple features decorative elements of Manueline architecture and it is one of the most appreciable architectural monuments of the Manueline ogival in Madeira, notable for its arches, columns and spider mite vaults around the sacred body.

To finish the tour passing through the old part of town, we suggest a guided visit to the Botanical Garden one of the most beautiful gardens in the region, with marvelous views overlooking the city of Funchal. The estate dates from 1881 and was created by the Reid family as their private park.
The garden covers an area of 80,000 m² and is home to a fascinating collection of a wide variety of plants. It also has an area dedicated to research and conservation.

Ending the tour, your chauffeur will drop you off at the dock. 

Includes: Transportation - Half-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle with English Speaking Fluent Driver (3 - 4 Hours); Expert Guide - Half-Day at Disposal as per itinerary (3 - 4 Hours); Driver and Guide Gratuities Included.

Note: 
  • Not feasible on Holidays;
  • According to restrictions related with Covid-19 implemented at the time of the booking, vehicle allocation may need revision.
04/14/2024 04/14/2024
Funchal (Madeira), Portugal

Funchal (Madeira), Portugal 04/15/2024

Considered one of Portugal’s main tourist attractions and home of world-famous footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, Funchal is known for its style and beauty.  Visit Cabo Girao, the highest sea cliff in Europe or take a trip to the Pica da Torre for an incredible view of Camara de Lobos, a delightful fishing village. With a long history of Madeira winemaking, there’ll be time here for a little wine tasting, a meal at one of the many 5-star restaurants, sightseeing to 15th century Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, shopping the bargains to be found here, or experiencing the vibrant night life.

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Funchal History & Tradition (6 - 8 Hours)
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Meet your expert guide and private chauffeur at the dock.
 
During the morning, indulge in a private embroidery workshop at a family own embroidery factory, where you will learn the local secrets and get the chance to bring your own embroidery work.
 
Lunch (not included) will be served at a local cozy regional restaurant, where you can delight with local recipes.
 
After lunch, enjoy a private guided visit to Santa Catarina Chapel, the first house of worship built in Madeira, in 1425. This chapel is located in the Santa Catarina Park. This temple features decorative elements of Manueline architecture and it is one of the most appreciable architectural monuments of the Manueline ogival in Madeira, notable for its arches, columns and spider mite vaults around the sacred body.
 
Pass by and visit the Sé Cathedral, a church dating back to the XV Century, direction to the Marketplace where you can admire a variety of fresh fruit, vegetables and fish.
 
To finish the tour passing through the old part of town, enjoy a private guided visit to the Botanical Garden one of the most beautiful gardens in the region, with marvelous views overlooking the city of Funchal. The estate dates from 1881 and was created by the Reid family as their private park.
The garden covers an area of 80,000 m² and is home to a fascinating collection of a wide variety of plants. It also has an area dedicated to research and conservation.

Ending the tour, your chauffeur will drop you off at the dock. 


Includes: Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours); Expert Guide - Half-day at Disposal, as per itinerary (3 - 4 Hours); Entrance fees at chapel of Sta. Catarina, Sé Cathedral, Botanical Garden (Optional); Private Visit & Embroidery Workshop (Optional).
Not feasible: Weekends and National Holidays.

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
 
Funchal History & Wine (6 - 8 Hours)
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Meet your expert guide and private chauffeur at the dock.
 
Meet your expert guide and private chauffeur at the dock.
 
During the morning, indulge in a private embroidery workshop at a family own embroidery factory, where you will learn the local secrets and get the chance to bring your own embroidery work.
 
Lunch (not included) will be served at a local cozy regional restaurant, where you can delight with local recipes.
 
After lunch, enjoy a private guided visit to Santa Catarina Chapel, the first house of worship built in Madeira, in 1425. This chapel is located in the Santa Catarina Park. This temple features decorative elements of Manueline architecture and it is one of the most appreciable architectural monuments of the Manueline ogival in Madeira, notable for its arches, columns and spider mite vaults around the sacred body.
 
Pass by and visit the Sé Cathedral, a church dating back to the XV Century, direction to the Marketplace where you can admire a variety of fresh fruit, vegetables and fish.
 
To finish the tour passing through the old part of town, enjoy a private guided visit to the Botanical Garden one of the most beautiful gardens in the region, with marvelous views overlooking the city of Funchal. The estate dates from 1881 and was created by the Reid family as their private park.
The garden covers an area of 80,000 m² and is home to a fascinating collection of a wide variety of plants. It also has an area dedicated to research and conservation.

End your day with a private visit followed by lectured wine tasting at a wine cellar.
 
Madeira's wine has been famous for over five centuries. It was a favorite of Napoleon, Russian czars, and of the United States' first president, George Washington. It was the wine chosen to toast the signing of America's Declaration of Independence and even Shakespeare wrote of Falstaff's willingness to trade his soul for "a cup of Madeira and a cold capon."
 
At the end of the day, your driver will take you back to the dock.

Includes: Transportation - Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours); Expert Guide - Full-day at Disposal, as per itinerary (6 - 8 Hours); Private Embroidery Workshop; Wine Lodge Private Visit followed by Lectured Wine Tasting; Entrance fees at chapel of Sta. Catarina, Sé Cathedral, Botanical Garden (Optional); Private Visit & Embroidery Workshop (Optional).
Not feasible: Weekends and National Holidays.

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
 
Madeira Mountains Jeep Tour (8 Hours)
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Madeira has a great natural beauty with tropical gardens and spectacular panoramic views. Its green mountains, cliffs, steep valleys, flowers, sun and its blue sea, happiness and hospitality melt together to create an island of sublime peace.

Meet and greet your expert chauffeur at the dock. Today, venture on a 4-wheel scenic drive with panoramic views, interesting places and sensational encounters with Madeira's natural heritage.
Your tour will continue through deep ravines, winding roads, cultivated fields falling into the sea and an abundance of Mediterranean and tropical plants are typical features of southern Madeira. The charming fishing village of Câmara de Lobos, a favorite spot of Winston Churchill is one of the few places on the island which has remained untouched by the passing of time.
 
Câmara de Lobos is an emblematic town, it is
one of the most ancient and historical places in the Island. This was one of first colonized places in Madeira, due to the easy accesses by sea with its charming bay, where nowadays several and varied colorful embarkations are docked. 
 
Pass by Fajã das Galinhas on your way to Boca da Corrida viewpoint. Located at an elevation of about 1,000 meters, it offers a magnificent view over the Curral das Freiras valley, Eira do Serrado and the central massif. Not far from Funchal hidden in between high mountains and deep valleys lie remote villages and hamlets such as Jardim da Serra with its splendid view over the Nuns valley.
 
Next stop will be Campanário, a verdant town with a splendid view over the sea. This town owes its name to an islet, similar to the bell tower of a church, which is situated along the coast.
 
Stop for lunch (not included) in a regional restaurant.
 
After lunch, your adventure will continue further west towards Cape Girão, an almost vertical promontory that rises 580 meters above the ocean, being the largest promontory in Europe and the second largest in the world.
 
Take a final stop at the Quinta Grande, to admire the vineyards of Madeira Wine.
 
Your driver will take you back to the dock.

Includes: Transportation - Full-Day Private Jeep Tour, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (8 Hours).

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Madeira Mountains Jeep Tour (4 Hours)
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Madeira has a great natural beauty with tropical gardens and spectacular panoramic views. Its green mountains, cliffs, steep valleys, flowers, sun and its blue sea, happiness and hospitality melt together to create an island of sublime peace.

Meet and greet your expert chauffeur at the dock. Today, venture on a 4-wheel scenic drive with panoramic views, interesting places and sensational encounters with Madeira's natural heritage.
Your tour will continue through deep ravines, winding roads, cultivated fields falling into the sea and an abundance of Mediterranean and tropical plants are typical features of southern Madeira. The charming fishing village of Câmara de Lobos, a favorite spot of Winston Churchill is one of the few places on the island which has remained untouched by the passing of time.
 
Câmara de Lobos is an emblematic town, it is
one of the most ancient and historical places in the Island. This was one of first colonized places in Madeira, due to the easy accesses by sea with its charming bay, where nowadays several and varied colorful embarkations are docked. 
 
Pass by Fajã das Galinhas on your way to Boca da Corrida viewpoint. Located at an elevation of about 1,000 meters, it offers a magnificent view over the Curral das Freiras valley, Eira do Serrado and the central massif. Not far from Funchal hidden in between high mountains and deep valleys lie remote villages and hamlets such as Jardim da Serra with its splendid view over the Nuns valley.
 
Next stop will be Campanário, a verdant town with a splendid view over the sea. This town owes its name to an islet, similar to the bell tower of a church, which is situated along the coast. Your adventure will continue further west in direction of the scenic viewpoint of Cabo Girão, an almost vertical promontory that rises at 580 meters above the ocean.
 
Your driver will take you back to the dock.

Includes: Transportation - Half-Day Private Jeep Tour, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (4 Hours).


Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Funchal Sightseeing HD D&G (3 - 4 Hours)


Meet your private chauffeur and expert guide at the dock.

Meet your expert guide and private chauffeur at the dock.

Enjoy a private guided visit to Santa Catarina Chapel, the first house of worship built in Madeira, in 1425. This chapel is located in the Santa Catarina Park. This temple features decorative elements of Manueline architecture and it is one of the most appreciable architectural monuments of the Manueline ogival in Madeira, notable for its arches, columns and spider mite vaults around the sacred body.
 
Pass by and visit the Sé Cathedral, a church dating back to the XV Century, direction to the Marketplace where you can admire a variety of fresh fruit, vegetables and fish.
 
To finish the tour passing through the old part of town, enjoy a private guided visit to the Botanical Garden one of the most beautiful gardens in the region, with marvelous views overlooking the city of Funchal. The estate dates from 1881 and was created by the Reid family as their private park. The garden covers an area of 80,000 m² and is home to a fascinating collection of a wide variety of plants. It also has an area dedicated to research and conservation.

Ending the tour, your chauffeur will drop you off at the dock. 

Includes: Transportation - Half-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle with English Speaking Fluent Driver (3 - 4 Hours); Expert Guide - Half-Day at Disposal as per itinerary (3 - 4 Hours); Entrance Fees at Botanical garden; Driver and Guide Gratuities Included.

Note: 
  • Not feasible on Holidays;
  • According to restrictions related with Covid-19 implemented at the time of the booking, vehicle allocation may need revision.
Funchal at Your Leisure HD D&G (3 - 4 Hours)


Suggested Tour:
Meet your private chauffeur and expert guide at the dock.

We suggest you to get to know the Santa Catarina Chapel, the first house of worship built in Madeira, in 1425. This chapel is located in the Santa Catarina Park. This temple features decorative elements of Manueline architecture and it is one of the most appreciable architectural monuments of the Manueline ogival in Madeira, notable for its arches, columns and spider mite vaults around the sacred body.

To finish the tour passing through the old part of town, we suggest a guided visit to the Botanical Garden one of the most beautiful gardens in the region, with marvelous views overlooking the city of Funchal. The estate dates from 1881 and was created by the Reid family as their private park.
The garden covers an area of 80,000 m² and is home to a fascinating collection of a wide variety of plants. It also has an area dedicated to research and conservation.

Ending the tour, your chauffeur will drop you off at the dock. 

Includes: Transportation - Half-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle with English Speaking Fluent Driver (3 - 4 Hours); Expert Guide - Half-Day at Disposal as per itinerary (3 - 4 Hours); Driver and Guide Gratuities Included.

Note: 
  • Not feasible on Holidays;
  • According to restrictions related with Covid-19 implemented at the time of the booking, vehicle allocation may need revision.
04/15/2024 04/15/2024
Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Santa Cruz de Tenerife 04/16/2024

Here in this privileged setting you’ll discover two UNESCO World Heritage Site beaches of tantalizing beauty; San Cristóbal de La Laguna; and the island’s symbol, Teide National Park. Wide avenues, exotic landscapes, and striking examples of modernist architecture complete one of the world’s most popular destinations.
04/16/2024 04/16/2024
Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Santa Cruz de Tenerife 04/17/2024

Here in this privileged setting you’ll discover two UNESCO World Heritage Site beaches of tantalizing beauty; San Cristóbal de La Laguna; and the island’s symbol, Teide National Park. Wide avenues, exotic landscapes, and striking examples of modernist architecture complete one of the world’s most popular destinations.
04/17/2024 04/17/2024
La Gomera

La Gomera 04/18/2024

Though you won’t find canaries here you will find people who can whistle like them. Whistled speech helped shepherds communicate across the steep ravines and in the lush cloud forest of Garajonay National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Columbus paused here on all three voyages so you’re in good company as you explore historic San Sebastián, but with all the natural beauty around, you’ll find your gaze drawn inexorably up the terraced hillsides and across to views of Mount Teide.
04/18/2024 04/18/2024
Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Lanzarote, Canary Islands 04/19/2024

Nature is the star on this small volcanic island. Enjoy the afternoon on the beach or follow the island’s famous wine trail, tasting as you go. This, the most northerly of the Canary Islands, welcomes you with laid-back hospitality and genuine warmth. This region of petrified lava makes up the National Park of Timanfaya and its Mountains of Fire, where visions of a lifeless, prehistoric earth, with enormous craters of an incandescent red color, can be seen on a bus or even a camel tour.  This unique atmosphere has made it a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and one of the most impressive natural parks in all of Spain.
04/19/2024 04/19/2024
Las Palmas (Gran Canaria)

Las Palmas (Gran Canaria) 04/20/2024

Magnificent scenery surrounds you in the capital of Gran Canaria. Two lovely bays and their beautiful beaches frame the city. The Vegueta District, the older quarter of the town, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore its historical and cultural treasures, dating back to the city’s founding in 1478.
04/20/2024 04/20/2024
Windstar Cruises: Star Pride
This all-suite ship will complete renovation as part of the $250 Million Star Plus Initiative to provide more of what guests love. New public areas, including a two new dining venues, a new spa, infinity pool, and fitness area. The ship also boasts all new bathrooms in every suite and a new category of Star suites, featuring a new layout. With ocean-views and over 277 square feet of comfort, Star Pride is the perfect ship to watch glaciers and fjords drift by from the serenity of your suite. Carrying only 312 guests, Star Pride still tucks into small ports like Le Lavandou and Wrangell or narrow waterways like the Corinth and Keil Canal. Ship can’t wait to welcome you onboard for your next 180 degree from ordinary adventure!
Ship Statistics
Maiden Voyage
July, 2021
Registry
Bahamas
Gross Tonnage
12,995
Beam
63 feet
Maximum Speed
15 Knots
Ship Length
522 ft
Passenger Capacity
312
Number of Crew
190
Crew Nationality
International
Number of Suites
130
Dining / Restaurants
4
Pool
Yes
Number of Decks
6
Spa
Yes
Bars / Lounges
3
Fitness Center
Yes
Wheelchair Accessible
Yes
Here, the dining room manager seats you, but where is your decision. There are no pre-assigned tables or first or second seatings. When you dine and with whom are entirely up to you. Seating usually begins at 6:30 p.m. and will be printed in the ship's daily program. Each delightful dish is prepared exactly to your liking – an exquisite dinner served course-by-course with a fine selection of vintage wines.
Shipboard Policies
  • Electrical
    Shipboard outlets are 110/220v
Public Rooms
  • Bar(s)/Lounge(s)
  • Library
  • Internet Café
Stateroom Amenities
  • Bath Amenities/Toiletries
  • Bath Robes
  • DVD Player
  • Minibar and/or Refrigerator
  • Private Safe
  • Slippers
  • Suites
  • Spacious Closet(s)
    Walk-in closet, plus ample drawer space
  • Direct Dial Phone
  • Entertainment Amenities
    Bose bluetooth speakers
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Fresh Flowers
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Luxury Bedding
  • Private Bathrooms
  • Vanity/Desk
  • Wi-Fi
    Internet cards can be purchased at Reception
Entertainment
  • Cocktail Hour
  • Complimentary Private Events
  • Educational/Enrichment Programs
  • Evening Entertainment
Dining
  • 24-hour Room Service
  • Casual Dining Venue(s)
  • Dining Style: All Casual
  • Dining Style: Flexible Dining Options
  • Formal Restaurant(s)
  • All Non-Alcoholic Beverages Included In Cruise Fare
  • Dining Style: Open Seating or Reservations
Other Facilities
  • Boutique(s) (duty-free)
  • Infirmary / Medical Center
  • Concierge Desk
  • Dry Cleaning/Laundry
Sports, Health and Fitness
  • Fitness Center
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool(s)
  • Spa
  • Whirlpool(s)
  • SCUBA Instructions
  • Watersports Platform

Suite

Star Porthole Suite (SP) $2,499
Star Porthole Suite
  • Category: SP
  • Deck 3
These Suites are 277 square feet (26 square meters). Note these Suites have Porthole window.
All accommodations feature:
- Queen Size Bed with Luxurious Linens
- Waffle Weave Robe and Slippers
- Flat Screen TV with DVD player
- Fully-Stocked Mini Bar/Refrigerator
- Safe
- Direct Dial Phone
- L’Occitane Bath Amenities
- Wi-Fi (internet cards can be purchased at reception)
- Fresh Flowers
- Fresh Fruit
- Granite vanity with magnifying mirror
- Walk-in closet and ample drawer space
- Bathroom with granite countertop, full-size tub, and shower
- Hair Dryers and 110/220 outlets
Ocean View Suite (S1) $2,779
Ocean View Suite
  • Category: S1
  • Deck 4
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 277 square feet. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) features luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Enjoy a luxurious soak in your full-size tub or an invigorating shower, then wrap up in your waffle-weave robe and slippers, savor a treat from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and enjoy the fresh flowers.  All accommodations feature:
- Queen Size Bed with Luxurious Linens
- Waffle Weave Robe and Slippers
- Flat Screen TV with DVD player
- Fully-Stocked Mini Bar/Refrigerator
- Safe
- Direct Dial Phone
- L’Occitane Bath Amenities
- Wi-Fi (internet cards can be purchased at reception)
- Fresh Flowers
- Fresh Fruit
- Granite vanity with magnifying mirror
- Walk-in closet and ample drawer space
- Bathroom with granite countertop, full-size tub, and shower
- Hair Dryers and 110/220 outlets

Ocean View Suite (S2) $2,859
Ocean View Suite
  • Category: S2
  • Deck 5
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 277 square feet. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) features luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Enjoy a luxurious soak in your full-size tub or an invigorating shower, then wrap up in your waffle-weave robe and slippers, savor a treat from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and enjoy the fresh flowers.  All accommodations feature:
- Queen Size Bed with Luxurious Linens
- Waffle Weave Robe and Slippers
- Flat Screen TV with DVD player
- Fully-Stocked Mini Bar/Refrigerator
- Safe
- Direct Dial Phone
- L’Occitane Bath Amenities
- Wi-Fi (internet cards can be purchased at reception)
- Fresh Flowers
- Fresh Fruit
- Granite vanity with magnifying mirror
- Walk-in closet and ample drawer space
- Bathroom with granite countertop, full-size tub, and shower
- Hair Dryers and 110/220 outlets

Balcony Suite (BS1) $3,859
Balcony Suite
  • Category: BS1
 Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 277 square feet. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) features luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Enjoy a luxurious soak in your full-size tub or an invigorating shower, then wrap up in your waffle-weave robe and slippers, savor a treat from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and enjoy the fresh flowers.  All accommodations feature:
- Queen Size Bed with Luxurious Linens
- Waffle Weave Robe and Slippers
- Flat Screen TV with DVD player
- Fully-Stocked Mini Bar/Refrigerator
- Safe
- Direct Dial Phone
- L’Occitane Bath Amenities
- Wi-Fi (internet cards can be purchased at reception)
- Fresh Flowers
- Fresh Fruit
- Granite vanity with magnifying mirror
- Walk-in closet and ample drawer space
- Bathroom with granite countertop, full-size tub, and shower
- Hair Dryers and 110/220 outlets
 

Star Balcony Suite (SBS1) $4,019
Star Balcony Suite
  • Category: SBS1
  • Deck 6
These Suites are 277 square feet (26 square meters) Star Balcony Suites with 3rd berths — 530, 532, 533, 626, 628, 629.
All accommodations feature:
- Queen Size Bed with Luxurious Linens
- Waffle Weave Robe and Slippers
- Flat Screen TV with DVD player
- Fully-Stocked Mini Bar/Refrigerator
- Safe
- Direct Dial Phone
- L’Occitane Bath Amenities
- Wi-Fi (internet cards can be purchased at reception)
- Fresh Flowers
- Fresh Fruit
- Granite vanity with magnifying mirror
- Walk-in closet and ample drawer space
- Bathroom with granite countertop, full-size tub, and shower
- Hair Dryers and 110/220 outlets





Deluxe Suite (DS) $4,819
Deluxe Suite
  • Category: DS
  • Deck 6
  • Deck 5
  • Deck 4
These Suites are 464 square feet (43 square meters), all with 3rd berths. Cabin 431 has two picture windows, excludes balcony.
All accommodations feature:
- Queen Size Bed with Luxurious Linens
- Waffle Weave Robe and Slippers
- Flat Screen TV with DVD player
- Fully-Stocked Mini Bar/Refrigerator
- Safe
- Direct Dial Phone
- L’Occitane Bath Amenities
- Wi-Fi (internet cards can be purchased at reception)
- Fresh Flowers
- Fresh Fruit
- Granite vanity with magnifying mirror
- Walk-in closet and ample drawer space
- Bathroom with granite countertop, full-size tub, and shower
- Hair Dryers and 110/220 outlets

Classic Suite (CS) $5,619
Classic Suite
  • Category: CS
Relax in 400 to 530 spacious square feet. Your living area offers beautiful views from the forward-facing window and French doors onto your private veranda. Two spacious closets give you plenty of room to unpack. All accommodations feature: - Queen Size Bed with Luxurious Linens - Waffle Weave Robe and Slippers - Flat Screen TV with DVD player - Fully-Stocked Mini Bar/Refrigerator - Safe - Direct Dial Phone - L’Occitane Bath Amenities - Wi-Fi (internet cards can be purchased at reception) - Fresh Flowers - Fresh Fruit - Granite vanity with magnifying mirror - Walk-in closet and ample drawer space - Bathroom with granite countertop, full-size tub, and shower - Hair Dryers and 110/220 outlets
(OW) $6,579
  • Category: OW
  • Deck 6
Guarantee Stateroom (Y) Call for pricing
Guarantee Stateroom
  • Category: Y
With this selection, you are guaranteed to receive a stateroom within a selected category, anywhere on the ship. However, the actual room assignment and location on the ship may be determined at any time after your reservation has been completed and paid in full up to the day of sailing.
Star Ocean View Suite (SS1) Call for pricing
Star Ocean View Suite
  • Category: SS1
  • Deck 6
  • Deck 5
  • Deck 4
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 277 square feet. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) features luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Enjoy a luxurious soak in your full-size tub or an invigorating shower, then wrap up in your waffle-weave robe and slippers, savor a treat from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and enjoy the fresh flowers. Star Ocean View Suites with 3rd berths — 430, 432, 433.
All accommodations feature:
- Queen Size Bed with Luxurious Linens
- Waffle Weave Robe and Slippers
- Flat Screen TV with DVD player
- Fully-Stocked Mini Bar/Refrigerator
- Safe
- Direct Dial Phone
- L’Occitane Bath Amenities
- Wi-Fi (internet cards can be purchased at reception)
- Fresh Flowers
- Fresh Fruit
- Granite vanity with magnifying mirror
- Walk-in closet and ample drawer space
- Bathroom with granite countertop, full-size tub, and shower
- Hair Dryers and 110/220 outlets

Star Balcony Suite (SBS) Call for pricing
Star Balcony Suite
  • Category: SBS
  • Deck 5
These Suites are 277 square feet (26 square meters) Star Balcony Suites with 3rd berths — 530, 532, 533, 626, 628, 629.
All accommodations feature:
- Queen Size Bed with Luxurious Linens
- Waffle Weave Robe and Slippers
- Flat Screen TV with DVD player
- Fully-Stocked Mini Bar/Refrigerator
- Safe
- Direct Dial Phone
- L’Occitane Bath Amenities
- Wi-Fi (internet cards can be purchased at reception)
- Fresh Flowers
- Fresh Fruit
- Granite vanity with magnifying mirror
- Walk-in closet and ample drawer space
- Bathroom with granite countertop, full-size tub, and shower
- Hair Dryers and 110/220 outlets




Ocean View Suite (S3) Call for pricing
Ocean View Suite
  • Category: S3
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 277 square feet. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) features luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Enjoy a luxurious soak in your full-size tub or an invigorating shower, then wrap up in your waffle-weave robe and slippers, savor a treat from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and enjoy the fresh flowers.  All accommodations feature:
- Queen Size Bed with Luxurious Linens
- Waffle Weave Robe and Slippers
- Flat Screen TV with DVD player
- Fully-Stocked Mini Bar/Refrigerator
- Safe
- Direct Dial Phone
- L’Occitane Bath Amenities
- Wi-Fi (internet cards can be purchased at reception)
- Fresh Flowers
- Fresh Fruit
- Granite vanity with magnifying mirror
- Walk-in closet and ample drawer space
- Bathroom with granite countertop, full-size tub, and shower
- Hair Dryers and 110/220 outlets

Ocean View Suite (S) Call for pricing
Ocean View Suite
  • Category: S
  • Deck 4
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 277 square feet. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) features luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Enjoy a luxurious soak in your full-size tub or an invigorating shower, then wrap up in your waffle-weave robe and slippers, savor a treat from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and enjoy the fresh flowers.  All accommodations feature:
- Queen Size Bed with Luxurious Linens
- Waffle Weave Robe and Slippers
- Flat Screen TV with DVD player
- Fully-Stocked Mini Bar/Refrigerator
- Safe
- Direct Dial Phone
- L’Occitane Bath Amenities
- Wi-Fi (internet cards can be purchased at reception)
- Fresh Flowers
- Fresh Fruit
- Granite vanity with magnifying mirror
- Walk-in closet and ample drawer space
- Bathroom with granite countertop, full-size tub, and shower
- Hair Dryers and 110/220 outlets

Balcony Suite (BS) Call for pricing
Balcony Suite
  • Category: BS
  • Deck 5
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 277 square feet. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) features luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Enjoy a luxurious soak in your full-size tub or an invigorating shower, then wrap up in your waffle-weave robe and slippers, savor a treat from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and enjoy the fresh flowers.  All accommodations feature:
- Queen Size Bed with Luxurious Linens
- Waffle Weave Robe and Slippers
- Flat Screen TV with DVD player
- Fully-Stocked Mini Bar/Refrigerator
- Safe
- Direct Dial Phone
- L’Occitane Bath Amenities
- Wi-Fi (internet cards can be purchased at reception)
- Fresh Flowers
- Fresh Fruit
- Granite vanity with magnifying mirror
- Walk-in closet and ample drawer space
- Bathroom with granite countertop, full-size tub, and shower
- Hair Dryers and 110/220 outlets
 

Prices include non-commissionable fares. Government fees/taxes of $187, transfers, and airfare (unless otherwise stated) additional for all guests.

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Airfare, transfers, government fees and taxes additional.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Deck 8

Stateroom Key

  • (OW)
  • Classic Suite (CS)
  • Deluxe Suite (DS)
  • Star Balcony Suite (SBS1)
  • Star Balcony Suite (SBS)
  • Balcony Suite (BS1)
  • Balcony Suite (BS)
  • Star Ocean View Suite (SS1)
  • Ocean View Suite (S3)
  • Ocean View Suite (S2)
  • Ocean View Suite (S1)
  • Ocean View Suite (S)
  • Star Porthole Suite (SP)
  • Guarantee Stateroom (Y)
Deck 7

Stateroom Key

  • (OW)
  • Classic Suite (CS)
  • Deluxe Suite (DS)
  • Star Balcony Suite (SBS1)
  • Star Balcony Suite (SBS)
  • Balcony Suite (BS1)
  • Balcony Suite (BS)
  • Star Ocean View Suite (SS1)
  • Ocean View Suite (S3)
  • Ocean View Suite (S2)
  • Ocean View Suite (S1)
  • Ocean View Suite (S)
  • Star Porthole Suite (SP)
  • Guarantee Stateroom (Y)
Deck 6

Stateroom Key

  • (OW)
  • Classic Suite (CS)
  • Deluxe Suite (DS)
  • Star Balcony Suite (SBS1)
  • Star Balcony Suite (SBS)
  • Balcony Suite (BS1)
  • Balcony Suite (BS)
  • Star Ocean View Suite (SS1)
  • Ocean View Suite (S3)
  • Ocean View Suite (S2)
  • Ocean View Suite (S1)
  • Ocean View Suite (S)
  • Star Porthole Suite (SP)
  • Guarantee Stateroom (Y)
Deck 5

Stateroom Key

  • (OW)
  • Classic Suite (CS)
  • Deluxe Suite (DS)
  • Star Balcony Suite (SBS1)
  • Star Balcony Suite (SBS)
  • Balcony Suite (BS1)
  • Balcony Suite (BS)
  • Star Ocean View Suite (SS1)
  • Ocean View Suite (S3)
  • Ocean View Suite (S2)
  • Ocean View Suite (S1)
  • Ocean View Suite (S)
  • Star Porthole Suite (SP)
  • Guarantee Stateroom (Y)
Deck 4

Stateroom Key

  • (OW)
  • Classic Suite (CS)
  • Deluxe Suite (DS)
  • Star Balcony Suite (SBS1)
  • Star Balcony Suite (SBS)
  • Balcony Suite (BS1)
  • Balcony Suite (BS)
  • Star Ocean View Suite (SS1)
  • Ocean View Suite (S3)
  • Ocean View Suite (S2)
  • Ocean View Suite (S1)
  • Ocean View Suite (S)
  • Star Porthole Suite (SP)
  • Guarantee Stateroom (Y)
Deck 3

Stateroom Key

  • (OW)
  • Classic Suite (CS)
  • Deluxe Suite (DS)
  • Star Balcony Suite (SBS1)
  • Star Balcony Suite (SBS)
  • Balcony Suite (BS1)
  • Balcony Suite (BS)
  • Star Ocean View Suite (SS1)
  • Ocean View Suite (S3)
  • Ocean View Suite (S2)
  • Ocean View Suite (S1)
  • Ocean View Suite (S)
  • Star Porthole Suite (SP)
  • Guarantee Stateroom (Y)