Secret Gardens and Canals, Oh My.
Join us as we uncover the exotic gardens of Portugal. Experience the Quinta da Regaleira and Monserrate Palace & Gardens with landscape architect Gerald Luckhurst. Marvel at the collection of plants in Lisbon Estufa Fria greenhouses. Explore magical Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage site and Lisbon, Europe’s second- oldest capital city. Immerse yourself among the 3,000 species of plants in Terra Nostra Park and see the world’s largest camellias collection. Enjoy a private tour of the royal gardens of Queluz Palace, known as the “Versailles of Portugal” and romantic Antonio Borges Botanical Gardens, the largest municipal garden in the Azores. Visit the estate garden of Jose do Canto and the gardens of Santana Palace. Marvel at the fascinating landscapes of Fire Lake and the twin lakes of Sete Cidades. Explore the geothermal wonderland of Furnas Valley. Savor local tea, liqueurs and lunch cooked by the volcanic earth’s heat. Throughout your journey immerse yourself in the wonderful climate, delightful cuisine, and marvelous gardens.