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Sunny Portugal
Start the New Year off with a toast amongst lively fireworks and dazzling lights on the Portuguese island of Madeira. Spend time in the quaint medieval walled town of Obidos. Attend an elegant black-tie gala on New Year’s Eve. Enjoy a day at leisure in sunny Funchal. Take in the view from Cabo Girão – the world’s second-highest cliff. Enjoy an espetada, a traditional dinner cooked over an open fire accompanied by folk dancers and music. From the Portuguese Riviera to historic Sintra, ring in the new year with an unforgettable experience in a few of Portugal’s most beloved cities.
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December 28, 2023 through January 07, 2024
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December 24, 2023 7:00 PM
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Highlights
Sunny Portugal

Portuguese Riviera
The Riviera stretches from Lisbon and Cascais. The coastline has become a place where the elite vacation between September and October, and a popular tourist destination for its chic look. Removed from the city, the Lisbon coastline is easy access to all the culture that Lisbon offers. It has become a major hotspot for major international celebrities from the world of fashion, sport, and entertainment. The Riviera is also known for is world class conditions for surfing.

Cascais
As Portugal is a small country, Cascais is a resort retreat just a half hour west of the city of Lisboa. When settlers first came to Cascais, the beaches were covered with shells in which its current name has derived. Cascais is a quaint coastal town and previously a fishing village until it gained a substantial reputation as the royal family of Portugal chose the town to be its summer residence in the 19th century. Located just off of the Tagus River, one of Portugal’s most noteworthy rivers, Cascais sits just past its mouth where the Atlantic Ocean begins. The coastal town emanates beauty, peace and tranquility while delving into above par seafood and wine.

Nazare
Nazare is a town and fishing village on the Silver Coast of Portugal. It is one of the most popular resorts in this coastal region, which is situated on the Atlantic coast of the country. Nazare is considered by some to have the best beaches in Portugal. The town is said to be named after the Legend of Nazare, in which a monk brought a statue of the Virgin Mary here from Nazareth in the Holy Land to a monastery nearby in the 4th century. It is said that the town derived its name from this statue.

Obidos
Obidos is a small town located on the Atlantic Coast of Portugal. The town’s origins can be traced back to an early Roman settlement. The area of the town is located on a hilltop, surrounded by a fortified wall. From its streets, squares, fortified wall and castle, the town remains as a well preserved example of medieval architecture. It is because of this that the town is a popular tourist destination.

Funchal
Established in the fifteenth century and the capital city of Madeira, Funchal boasts a wide variety of enchanting and memorable experiences. Stroll past historic landmarks, explore museums, and wander through colorful scenery.

Ponta de Sao Lourenco
Discover the stunning natural beauty of Madeira Island with a visit to Ponta de São Lourenço, the easternmost point of the island. Gaze out over glittering blue waters from jagged towering cliffs on this island paradise.

New Year’s Eve Gala & Fireworks Display
Start the new year off with glitz and glamour during Madeira’s New Year’s Eve bash. Complete with a black-tie gala and glittering fireworks, this event rings in the new year with a touch of magic.

Camara de Lobos
The original landing point for the Portuguese discoverer Joao Goncalves Zarco, who is credited with the discovery of the Madeira Islands, Camara de Lobos is one of the larger population centers and is an extenstion of the much larger capital city of Funchal. The literal translation of Camara de Lobos is chamber of the wolves. Today, the traditional fishing village is home of the “poncho,” a misture of lemon juice, honey and sugarcane spirit, which is available at many of the local taverns.

Cabo Girão
Located along the southern coast of the island of Madeira, the sea cliff is a popular lookout point, especially after a glass-floored viewing platform was installed. Cabo Girao is a popular starting point for hikers. The cliff is the second highest cliff face in the world. Its incredible view is what brings tourists to the cliffs.

Porto Moniz
Gaze upon the picturesque volcanic pools in the fishing village of Porto Moniz and perhaps take a dip into the sparkling blue waters that overlook the expanse of the Atlantic Ocean.

Lisbon
Spread across steep hillsides that overlook the Rio Tejo, Lisbon offers all the delights you’d expect of Portugal’s star attraction, yet with half the fuss of other European capitals. Gothic cathedrals, majestic monasteries and quaint museums are all part of the colorful cityscape, but the real delights of discovery lie in wandering the narrow lanes of Lisbon’s lovely backstreets. The Lisbon experience encompasses so many things, from enjoying a fresh pastry and bica (espresso) on a petite leafy plaza to window-shopping in elegant Chiado. It’s mingling with Lisboêtas at a neighborhood festival or watching the sunset from the old Moorish castle.

Belem
Standing proudly on the bank of the Targus river in Lisbon is Belém Tower, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This 16th-century tower was where explorers from the Age of Discovery set out towards the New World, across the Atlantic.

Jeronimos Monastery
Lisbon's Belém district's undisputed heart-stealer is this Unesco-listed monastery. The mosteiro is the stuff of pure fantasy; a fusion of Diogo de Boitaca’s creative vision and the spice and pepper dosh of Manuel I, who commissioned it to trumpet Vasco da Gama’s discovery of a sea route to India in 1498. The monastery church abounds with symbols of the age like the armillary sphere and the cross of the Military Order, plus gargoyles and fantastical beasties on the upper balustrade.

Sintra's National Palace
With its rippling mountains, dewy forests thick with ferns and lichen, exotic gardens and glittering palaces, Sintra is like a page torn from a fairy tale. Its Unesco World Heritage–listed center, Sintra-Vila, is dotted with pastel-hued manors folded into luxuriant hills that roll down to the blue Atlantic. The jewel on the crown lording ominously over the picturesque town center is the National Palace, once the summer retreat of the Portuguese monarchy.

Hotels
Sunny Portugal

Hotel Vila Galé
R. Frei Nicolau de Oliveira, 80-, Cascais, Portugal


Pestana Casino Park Hotel
000-Rua Imperatriz D. Amélia, Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal


Turim Marques Hotel
R. Mouzinho da Silveira 26, Lisbon, Portugal


Sunny Portugal

Portuguese Riviera
The Riviera stretches from Lisbon and Cascais. The coastline has become a place where the elite vacation between September and October, and a popular tourist destination for its chic look. Removed from the city, the Lisbon coastline is easy access to all the culture that Lisbon offers. It has become a major hotspot for major international celebrities from the world of fashion, sport, and entertainment. The Riviera is also known for is world class conditions for surfing.

Cascais
As Portugal is a small country, Cascais is a resort retreat just a half hour west of the city of Lisboa. When settlers first came to Cascais, the beaches were covered with shells in which its current name has derived. Cascais is a quaint coastal town and previously a fishing village until it gained a substantial reputation as the royal family of Portugal chose the town to be its summer residence in the 19th century. Located just off of the Tagus River, one of Portugal’s most noteworthy rivers, Cascais sits just past its mouth where the Atlantic Ocean begins. The coastal town emanates beauty, peace and tranquility while delving into above par seafood and wine.

Nazare
Nazare is a town and fishing village on the Silver Coast of Portugal. It is one of the most popular resorts in this coastal region, which is situated on the Atlantic coast of the country. Nazare is considered by some to have the best beaches in Portugal. The town is said to be named after the Legend of Nazare, in which a monk brought a statue of the Virgin Mary here from Nazareth in the Holy Land to a monastery nearby in the 4th century. It is said that the town derived its name from this statue.

Obidos
Obidos is a small town located on the Atlantic Coast of Portugal. The town’s origins can be traced back to an early Roman settlement. The area of the town is located on a hilltop, surrounded by a fortified wall. From its streets, squares, fortified wall and castle, the town remains as a well preserved example of medieval architecture. It is because of this that the town is a popular tourist destination.

Funchal
Established in the fifteenth century and the capital city of Madeira, Funchal boasts a wide variety of enchanting and memorable experiences. Stroll past historic landmarks, explore museums, and wander through colorful scenery.

Ponta de Sao Lourenco
Discover the stunning natural beauty of Madeira Island with a visit to Ponta de São Lourenço, the easternmost point of the island. Gaze out over glittering blue waters from jagged towering cliffs on this island paradise.

New Year’s Eve Gala & Fireworks Display
Start the new year off with glitz and glamour during Madeira’s New Year’s Eve bash. Complete with a black-tie gala and glittering fireworks, this event rings in the new year with a touch of magic.

Camara de Lobos
The original landing point for the Portuguese discoverer Joao Goncalves Zarco, who is credited with the discovery of the Madeira Islands, Camara de Lobos is one of the larger population centers and is an extenstion of the much larger capital city of Funchal. The literal translation of Camara de Lobos is chamber of the wolves. Today, the traditional fishing village is home of the “poncho,” a misture of lemon juice, honey and sugarcane spirit, which is available at many of the local taverns.

Cabo Girão
Located along the southern coast of the island of Madeira, the sea cliff is a popular lookout point, especially after a glass-floored viewing platform was installed. Cabo Girao is a popular starting point for hikers. The cliff is the second highest cliff face in the world. Its incredible view is what brings tourists to the cliffs.

Porto Moniz
Gaze upon the picturesque volcanic pools in the fishing village of Porto Moniz and perhaps take a dip into the sparkling blue waters that overlook the expanse of the Atlantic Ocean.

Lisbon
Spread across steep hillsides that overlook the Rio Tejo, Lisbon offers all the delights you’d expect of Portugal’s star attraction, yet with half the fuss of other European capitals. Gothic cathedrals, majestic monasteries and quaint museums are all part of the colorful cityscape, but the real delights of discovery lie in wandering the narrow lanes of Lisbon’s lovely backstreets. The Lisbon experience encompasses so many things, from enjoying a fresh pastry and bica (espresso) on a petite leafy plaza to window-shopping in elegant Chiado. It’s mingling with Lisboêtas at a neighborhood festival or watching the sunset from the old Moorish castle.

Belem
Standing proudly on the bank of the Targus river in Lisbon is Belém Tower, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This 16th-century tower was where explorers from the Age of Discovery set out towards the New World, across the Atlantic.

Jeronimos Monastery
Lisbon's Belém district's undisputed heart-stealer is this Unesco-listed monastery. The mosteiro is the stuff of pure fantasy; a fusion of Diogo de Boitaca’s creative vision and the spice and pepper dosh of Manuel I, who commissioned it to trumpet Vasco da Gama’s discovery of a sea route to India in 1498. The monastery church abounds with symbols of the age like the armillary sphere and the cross of the Military Order, plus gargoyles and fantastical beasties on the upper balustrade.

Sintra's National Palace
With its rippling mountains, dewy forests thick with ferns and lichen, exotic gardens and glittering palaces, Sintra is like a page torn from a fairy tale. Its Unesco World Heritage–listed center, Sintra-Vila, is dotted with pastel-hued manors folded into luxuriant hills that roll down to the blue Atlantic. The jewel on the crown lording ominously over the picturesque town center is the National Palace, once the summer retreat of the Portuguese monarchy.

Sunny Portugal

Hotel Vila Galé
R. Frei Nicolau de Oliveira, 80-, Cascais, Portugal


Pestana Casino Park Hotel
000-Rua Imperatriz D. Amélia, Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal


Turim Marques Hotel
R. Mouzinho da Silveira 26, Lisbon, Portugal


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Since 1918, we have been sharing our love of travel. Today our worldwide travel collection features comprehensive land tours, river cruises, rail journeys, small group tours, family trips, garden holidays and more. With Collette, wake each morning on tour with a new experience in front of you, and when your head hits the pillow, you will know it has been an amazing day. Best of all - we seamlessly handle the details. All you have to do is enjoy the adventure.

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About Collette
With Collette, the World is Within Your Reach

True adventures go beyond incredible destinations or inclusive packages. Collette delivers a sense of possibility across all seven continents.

Since 1918, we have been sharing our love of travel. Today our worldwide travel collection features comprehensive land tours, river cruises, rail journeys, small group tours, family trips, garden holidays and more. With Collette, wake each morning on tour with a new experience in front of you, and when your head hits the pillow, you will know it has been an amazing day. Best of all - we seamlessly handle the details. All you have to do is enjoy the adventure.

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