October 17 – 21 2022.
Bookings must be received by 20 July 2022.
Lisbon has a special charm, a hilly coastal town with pastel coloured buildings and a mildly Moorish feel, it is rich in culture and gastronomically interesting. It is one of the world’s oldest cities and the oldest city in Western Europe, influential from Roman times onwards as an important maritime and commercial centre. It is best known as the starting point for Vasco da Gama’s voyages of discovery in the 15th century. Trade brought wealth and patronage which is well testified in the splendid architectural ensembles of the city; palaces, municipal squares, cathedrals castles and rich museum collections. The tour includes all the best there is to see.
On arrival in Lisbon at Lisbon airport, we will be met by our guide who will accompany us to our centrally located, five star hotel, The Avenida Palace Hotel. During the following days we will visit the medieval areas of Lisbon known as Belem and Alfama as well as Baxia, which has a neo-classical flavour. All of these areas represent different stages of the city’s evolution from ancient to more modern times and are full of cultural monuments; churches, monasteries and museums as well as wonderful views. Beyond the city we will travel by coach to Sintra, the former summer retreat of the Portuguese Royal family, where we visit the spectacular Palacio de Pena, an eclectic medley of architectural styles, and the Queluz Palace, a delightful rococo style hunting lodge. We also visit Ajuda National Palace, a typical 19th century Royal residence with sumptuous decorative arts and a museum of tiles. On the last morning we visit the Calouste Gulbenkian Museu, with works ranging from Antiquity to the early 20th century.
We stay at the 5* Hotel Avenida Palace*, in a good central location. The visit will be led by a local expert guide using an audio system.
The tour is operated by Millennium Tours Ltd (ATOL 10040), based on the 2019 itinerary of St James’s Art Tours that was cancelled due to Covid, and will be accompanied by Gillian Craig. Click here for the Booking Form (with the postal address of Millennium Tours) and the Terms & Conditions of Millennium Tours Ltd which should be read prior to booking. All bookings are made through Millennium Tours Ltd, fully bonded with the Civil Aviation Authority (ATOL10040). All payments must be made directly to Millennium Tours Ltd. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Or: email@example.com
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The trip is limited to 14 people. The price per person is £1,645 (deposit £350). The single room supplement is £295 per person, providing a double room for sole use. Bookings must be received by Wednesday 20 July 2022.
The price is inclusive of British Airways* flights from Heathrow, four night’s accommodation*, transport where required, two dinners and four lunches with wine, local guide and entry fees. *The flight and hotel details may change as reservation can only be confirmed once we have a full house of participants.