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Want to travel with a group of fun and cool people? Do you hate to plan international trips but want to go and have no one to go with? At California Travel you are not a number on a bus or shuffled around like a herd of cats. You are a friend we want to get to know and have an adventure with. Our trips offer the perfect blend of structure and freedom to choose what you want. We are a group of friends on vacation together having a glass of wine in St. Mark's Square, Italy or wandering the Alhambra in Spain at our own pace. We hope to introduce lifelong friends on the trip and make lifelong friends on the trip.

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Sunny Portugal – Estoril Coast, Alentejo & Algarve

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TRAVEL WITH COLLETTE TRAVEL TO: Sunny Portugal – Estoril Coast, Alentejo & Algarve. Nov 3 to 12, 2020 $1,699pp LAND ONLY $2,999pp with AIRFARE – RT from LAX or NYC Rates good until May 4, 2020 so book now 10 Days, 12 Meals Trip is eligible for the CA Travel Club rebate. $25 back off your first trip, $50 on second, $75 off third and $100 off four and over tours taken. Day 1 – Overnight flight to Sunny Portugal Day 2 – Say hello to the Portuguese Riviera, your home for the next three nights. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner. Vila Gale Cascais Hotel - Cascais Day 3 – Embark on a Lisbon city tour and uncover the city’s most famous sights. Yours see the Alfama District – Lisbon’s oldest quarter – along with the Belem Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries. Step into the past at the 16th-century Geronimo’s Monastery and Lisbon’s Maritime Museum. You are on your own the remainder of the day. Vila Gale Cascais Hotel – Cascais Day 4 – Explore the city of Obidos then continue to Sintra, a breathtaking coastal hub. You have the choice to explore the city on your own or venture into the national palace of Sintra. Vila Gale Cascais Hotel – Cascais Day 5 – Visit Arraiolos, the village of rugs and delve into the history and art of Portuguese tapestries. Visit a local cork factory then off to Evora’s 2nd century Roman temple to Diana, this medieval walled city is also the home to the mysterious 16th century Chapel of Bones. Indulge in the wines from Alentejan region during a winery tour and tasting. Vilotis Stone Hotel, Evora Day 6 – Journey to the coast of Algarve. On the way stop and visit the village of Monsaraz then explore the historic resort town of Lagos, where Moorish and Renaissance influences meet towering seaside cliffs. Stroll through the fortress and historic buildings as you take in the surrounding views of the Atlantic. Vila Gale Lagos, Algarve Day 7 – The entire day is yours to explore the Algarve coast. The Algarve’s mild climate and beautiful beaches attract visitors from all over the world. Vila Gale Lagos Hotel, Algarve Day 8 – Journey to Faro.. Explore the city’s historic center and see the 9th century Roman walls and its sought-after golden coastline. During lunch, discover the flavors of the region during a cooking demonstration. Continue to Taveras, an ancient Moorish city that blends traditional architecture with sandy beaches. Return to Lagos for a relaxing evening. Vils Gale Lagos, Algarve Day 9 – Discover the secrets of the 16th-century fortress at Sagres. Stand in awe before the stunning Cape of St. Vincente, where 200-foot cliffs plunge into the Atlantic at the most southwesterly point of Europe. Bid Portugal goodbye during a dinner in Lisbon. Turim Marques Hotel, Lisbon Day 10 – Your tour ends today EXTEND YOUR VACATION WITH A 5 DAY 4 NIGHT MADEIRA ISLAND TOUR $1,399pp land and air inclusive. 5 meals Day 10 – fly to Madeira Island. Visit the Botanical Gardens and take a tour of Funchal’s plazas, mansions, local market and cathedrals. Celebrate tonight with a traditional dinner with folk dancers and music. Day 11 – Visit the Camara de Lobos then continue on the mountain roads passing banana plantations and vineyards. Visit Sao Vicente, a charming agricultural town. We also visit the fishing village of Porto Moniz, known for the volcanic pools. Day 12 – Head to Camacha and Pico do Arieiro to visit a family-owned embroidery shop and meet local artisans as you sample local wine. The afternoon you may choose to join a local guide on an optional walk along the water channels. (45 min on flat surface) Day 13 – Return to Lisbon and spend the remainder of the day at your leisure. Day 14 – Your journey comes to a close.

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