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Portugal & Its Islands

featuring Sintra, Azores & Madeira Islands
13 DAYS
$5,139 pp*
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*Rate is per person, land and on tour air only, double occupancy.

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Experience the best of Portugal as you explore its capital city, coastal villages, and remote islands. Marvel at the geothermal wonders of the Furnas Valley, and take in the beauty of the twin lakes of Sete Cidades. Tour the grand capital of Portugal, Lisbon. Get swept away by the melancholy sounds of Fado and visit the fairy-tale town of Sintra. Explore thermal pools, colourful botanical gardens and the lush green landscapes of Portugal’s Natural Parks and thrill with a walk on a glass sidewalk. Relax and enjoy multi-night stays on the Azorean island of St. Michael and sunny Madeira, the “Pearl of the Atlantic.”

Your Tour Includes
  • 4 Handpicked Accommodations
  • 19 Meals
  • 2 Choice on Tour Options
Included Highlights
  • Lisbon
  • Belem
  • Sintra
  • Fado Dinner Show

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Your Tour at a Glance

Stay

13 Days

12 Nights


Meals

19 Meals

12 Breakfasts

1 Lunches

6 Dinners


Activity

3 - Active

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Lumen Lisboa Hotel

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Azoris Royal Garden Hotel

Nights 4-7

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Pestana Casino Park Hotel

Nights 8-11

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Trip Reviews

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Rating

61 reviews
Overall Trip Rating
4.4
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Based on 61 independent reviews
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    Too many people in the tour
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    except for one hotel everything was better than I expected and I loved being in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
    George Bator
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Great accommodations, transportation, and activities. Superb tour manager.
    Robert Birkey
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Jose, our tour guide was amazing as well as Enrique. They were very knowledgeable and excited about sharing their experiences of Portugal with my clients.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    Our first time to tour with Collette & are pretty happy with our experience. I could have rated higher but not too happy with some of the hotels /accomodations. Collette could do better.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    Trip home took 4 days and there was no Delta or Collette representation in Lisbon when the Delta plane was cancelled.
    Jerome Fitzer
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    we did a private tour to Fatima
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    They are very good and efficient.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    We were very satisfied with all aspects of the tour except the optional tour where we provided with the wrong information.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Great tour guide and loved the places we visited however not all our meals lived up to expectation.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Best tour manager we’ve ever had.
    Charles Lacroix
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Great tour manager. Accommodations were very nice. The pineapple tour and the rum distillery were just time fillers.
    Christine Lacroix
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Wonderful group of people. Excellent tour guide. Great drivers. Beautiful scenery from the mountains, to the cities, to the shores. Would have loved more time!
    Mary Helen Finn
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Great Tour, many beautiful sites.
    Joyce Albin
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    The whole trip was wonderful!
    Patricia Powley
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    Time spent in Portugal, Azores and Madeira was wonderful. Getting there was a nightmare. Communication between Collette and airlines was horrible! We were told Collette would "take care of everything" but we were unable to contact them. Collette needs to understand that they are a 24/7 operation and need to have personnel AVAILABLE to handle emergencies.
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    Travel issues…cancelled flight…too much time on buses and airplanes & too early of flights & too busy of a schedule. Not enough personal time to enjoy the localities
    Christine Walsh
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  • Trip Rating:
    2star
    Yes, I can. How can a tour company have 40 plus customers departing on an international trip from one airport and not have a company representative there to see them off and address any issues that may arise? How can Collett allow two full days be taken from a vacation schedule and not address the issue via communication to the customer?
    William Schiffhauer
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    3star
    No help for flight cancellation. Group was too large. One hotel was old, dated and in need of updated & repairs. Some meals were below expectations and a few people ended up with food poisoning after dining at restaurant that was part of the tour.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    The tour guide made the experience one of the best of my many journeys around the world. She is a most valuable asset to your company.
    Charles Manto
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Love Nadrira out if all 3 Usksbds the most. Enjoyed the Tibaggan Rude and the team taking us to the top of the mountain
    Bernadette Salvador
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    It was a small group. We had a terrific guide who was very accommodating. Since we were a small group and always on time, we were able to travel to a great many sights. For instance, we went to the thermal pool and we were able to take the nature walk. It was great!!
    Catherine Cole
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    We were able to have a small tour group of 8 and Maria was the best tour manager I've ever had!!!
    Linda Mattes
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    Azores Islands were spectacular
    Ann Rochelle
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    3star
    Kayaking on Sao Miguel. Beautiful setting and great experience. We had enough time to really enjoy the experience.
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    4star
    Castle Obidos, we're Medieval Reenactors,... the castle was awesome ! :D
    Ruth Wertz
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    4star
    Great combination of natural and man made wonders.
    Craig Carlsen
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    The dinner in Furnach was amazing! To see them pull our meal out of the volcanic ashes and take it to our restaurant captured everyone’s attention.
    Anna Carlsen
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Great trip and good tour manager
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    2star
    The Azores days were by far the highlights of the trip, thanks to Maria, for doing such a wonderful job taking us to Furnas, and the hotsprings and the wonderful earth cooked lunch in the beautiful cottage. Touring her home island was very special. I appreciated having a little walking tour at the beginning, to get our bearings, and then having some free time the next day to explore on our own. If only, the whole trip could have been this way........
    Laura Close
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    As mentioned previously, the trip was great except there were too many travelers and the hotel location in in Lisbon was less than satisfactory. Again, Ledean Hamilton was especially helpful and accommodating (six stars)
    Gale Fullerton
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    A bit too much shopping opportunities for my taste. Most memorable was the scenery on the islands, riding the street tobaggan in Funchal. The wine and fruit flavored liquors were delish, even brought some home.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Our tour guide and the local tour guides did a great job in arranging culturally accurate dining adventures that included Fado singers, dancers and Poncha!!!!!! Beautiful scenery, great shopping opportunities.
    John Dent
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    I thought the tour of all the sites was thoroughly enjoyabel. I enjoyed the Azores most of all. However, Hotel Atlas was terrible-extremely poor lighting in room. Couldn't read or put on makeup properly. On last night, we were put in a room with a sagging mattress. I was told housekeeping would "take care of it". HA! I ended up sleeping on the floor due to back pain. We had panned to stay there several extra days to explore Lisbon further, but moved to another hotel the next day. There was way too many people on the tour. As a result, being crammed into small restaurants created long, long waits for cold, tepid food,and a waste of time when we could have been enjoying the sights. The optional tour to eat at the palace in Lisbon was highly promoted both before and during the tour. It was terrible-terrible service, terrible food, and highly overpriced. I will be requesting a refund for the optional tour as it was a total rip off.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    hard to say, liked azores and madeira and Portugal itself.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Tobagan ride in Monte on Madeira. Madeira was the Island I liked best overall. It just had a nice vibe.
    Mary Stepetic
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Lisbon, Azores, Madeira. Highlight was seeing the beauty of the entire country.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    very good, but pricey. excellent accomodations
    William Mertz
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    The tour showed some parts of Portugal that I did not expect to see and was pleasantly surprised.
    Robert Molyneux
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    See my previous comments.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    Overall trip was good except for the last two included meals, tired hotel on Madeira and over-scheduled wasting time on meaningless “sights”.
    Kathleen Westcott
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Well planned . Good highlights of each place visited. Tour was complete and obviously vocised on clients. Excellent customer service in every hotel. Wonderful guides
    Irene Paonessa
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    The Azores main island was spectacular. From the time we landed until we left it ceased to amaze. The views and stops along the tour were amazing. It was a great itinerary.
    George Ouellette
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    Very nice well worth the time
    Philip Verzin
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Difficult to answer which was our favourite experience, as it was such a varied and interesting trip. Probably the basket ride on Madeira, which was quite exhilarating! Due to the swell following the hurricane which passed close to San Miguel and the Azores, the two open sea trips had to be cancelled. The sea water pool at Moniz was also affected by this. Lisbon was a lovely city, but so hot (not complaining!)
    Colin Stone
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    The tour was excellent. My favourite experience was the traditional dinner we went to in Madeira. It was called "espetada" and was a great experience.
    Cynthia Pace
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    I enjoyed hearing the Fado Music in Lisbon!
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    See previous statement that I wrote.
    Andrea Salwen
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    One of my favorites was the gardens in Madeira. They were stunning. Everything was in bloom and the island was so green. The distillery was fun too, even though I don't like Madeira wines. It was interesting to learn about Portuguese cultures.
    Eleanor Sharpe
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Everything except *personal details removed by Feefo* the local Madeira person who assisted the amazing Collette Tour Guide, *personal details removed by Feefo*.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Excellent tour guide, great hotels. I especially love San Miguel in the Azores, it was beautiful
    Andrew Jackson
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    Please see item 1 above regarding tour. Memorable experience was trip to Pico do Areeiro in Madeira
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    San Miguel Island in the Azores was Fabulous! Loved wandering around town on our own.
    Clytie Mead
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Whale watching and have to include the wicker basket experience in Madeira
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    We enjoyed the tour however we thought it was a bit overwhelming. We were on the go most days from early in the morning to late in the evening. Many stops we only had 20 minutes to get off the bus, use a bathroom, get something to eat or drink and then reboard. This is just not enough time to do any of that much less get a feel for the town in which you stopped. By mid tour couples were dropping out for the day or days and went sightseeing on their own to shop and get a better feel for the islands at a much less rushed pace.
    Susan
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    The hotels were all good. The tour manager was well organised and everything ran smoothly. I had not really thought through that 5 flights and 4 hotels in 12 days implied a lot of time in Airports and packing and unpacking suitcases so at times the pace was rather hectic. The local guides were all excellent as were the coach drivers and their vehicles.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Well cared for by tour manager and local guides. Wonderful tours that included beautiful scenery and churches. Food was outstanding.
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