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Regional crafts continue to thrive in Portugal-ceramics, lace, carpet-making, leather-tooling, glass-making. Lisbon supports a diverse arts community, with many talented young painters and sculptors drawn to this vibrant city from all over Europe. In one week you'll have a glimpse of the old and new and appreciate this small country's considerable contribution to the arts and crafts of Europe.

Friday LISBON • SINTRA • CASCAIS

Meet your guide at Lisbon airport. Transfer to your seaside hotel in Cascais. Afternoon visit to Sintra, Lord Byron ’s glorious Eden, a favorite retreat of royalty. Today it is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Afternoon walking tour of Sintra, including visit to Palacio da Vila with its fine azulejos/tiles and local antique shops, and a look at the Barnardo Collection of Modern Art. Welcome dinner.
Overnight:  Villa Albatross Dcraft_man

Saturday SINTRA • LISBON • CASCAIS

Morning City Tour of Lisbon. Visit to Azulejo/Tile Museum or Museu de Arte Popular/Folk & Decorative Arts. Lunch in the old quarter of Alfama, in a local tasca. Visit to specialist craft shops. Return to Cascais along the Tagus River to see Belém: visit an exhibition at the Centro Cultural de Belém, dedicated to modern art; Monument to the Discoveries & Jerónimos Monastery.  Free evening to enjoy this lovely seaside town.
Overnight: as above  B L

 

Sunday CASCAIS • SINTRA • CASCAIS

Drive east into the rolling wheat fields of the Alentejo, with its white-washing villages, cork oak, and Sintra Market: experience it! The smell of fresh baked breads, the crowing of cockerels-for-sale, fresh cheese, Alentejano cowboy boots, gypsies selling lace, t-shirts, ceramics, the antiquities trad­ers, and more… Lunch in the hills with a spec­tacular view. Return to Cascais late afternoon to relax, swim,stroll. Free evening.
Overnight: as above  B L

Monday SINTRA • ÉVORA • PORTEL

Drive east into the rolling wheat fields of the Alentejo, with its white-washed vil­lages, cork oak, and artisans dedicated to traditional crafts. Visit  a carpet-making shop in Arraiolos. Continue to Évora, a UNESCO  World Heritage town; the walking tour includes visits to local crafts shops. Free time to wander and eat lunch. Continue south to the village of Portel and our manor house hotel with pool. Cooking Class, followed by Alentejano dinner  this eve­ning. 
Overnight: Refugio da Vila. B D

"Catherine & Martin were superb and we had a delightful time with them. Each place we stayed was unique and charming, the food and wine outstanding and the experiences memorable. This confirms, once again, the value of services like yours. Thank you very much for setting up a great trip. I could highly recommend it to anyone."
D. Reardon—Ft. Meyers, FL

 

Tuesday PORTEL • REDONDO • BORBA • ESTREMOZ • PORTEL

Drive through the Alentejo countryside to one of Portugal's prettiest small towns at Vilanova de Milfontes, where the River Mira meets the sea. The town has a perfect castle, associated with Sir Francis Drake, and glorious beaches. Enjoy a day at the beach. Seaside dinner.
Overnight: Moinho da Asneira B D

Wednesday PORTEL • VILA NOVA DE MILFONTES

Drive through the Alentejo countryside to one of Portugal ’s prettiest small towns at Vilanova de Milfontes, where the River Mira meets the sea.  The town has a perfect castle, associated with Sir Francis Drake, and glorious beaches. Enjoy a day at the beach. Seaside dinner. 
Overnight: Castelo de Milfontes   B D

Thursday VILA NOVA DE MILFONTES • LISBON

Early morning departure for Lisbon. Afternoon private visit to Lisbon’s premier Restoration Workshop. Fado evening and dinner in Lisbon. 
Overnight: Hotel Solar do Castelo  B D

Friday LISBON • USA

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INCLUDED:
  • Hotels or similar, based on double occupancy, with buffet breakfast
  • Meals per itinerary with excellent regional wines
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrances & Tastings
  • Cooking Class
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  • All land transfers, including airport transfers
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