lisbon, portugal - Semester at Sea
lisbon, portugal - Semester at Sea
LISBON, PORTUGAL Arrive: 0800 Wednesday, 19 September Onboard: 2300 Friday, 21 September Brief Overview: During the Age of Discovery, the Portuguese people took to the sea and colonized much of Africa and South America between 1325 and 1700. The country’s rugged coastline, scenic views and city monuments remind visitors of this nautical heritage. The maze-like narrow streets and alleys of the Alfama area of Lisbon is a perfect place to the start a city-wide Scavenger Hunt that will lead to the discover of many amazing sights, including the Jeronimos Monastery in Belem. Visitors to Lisbon will quickly notice that the Portuguese “canvas” of choice for centuries has been tile painting. Beautiful murals adorn the sides of common buildings, churches and museums alike. The traditional music of Fado can be heard and enjoyed in restaurants and clubs at night. Nature lovers will enjoy bird watching at the Tagus Bird Santuary, exploring the lush gardens at Nation’s Park, Buçaco (overnight), and the very modern Oceanarium. Soccer enthusiasts will enjoy a visit to the Benfica Stadium and a taste of typical Portuguese cuisine. Out of town: The southern beaches of the Algarve are alluring and invite visitors to soak up the sun or to try their hand at fishing. Also, consider the nearby destination of Sintra, a favorite retreat of Lord Byron, and the Palace of Pena. If you want to go a little deeper into the country, head to the lovely Oporto Valley.The Roman Ruins at Conimbrigada were highly praised by previous SAS visitors. Suggested short-cuts to simple planning: Register for the following “bundles” of trips based on your interests. Art and Architecture: Day 1: LIS04 The Art of Tile Painting Day 2: LIS25 Ancient & Modern Art in Lisbon Cultural highlights: Day 1: LIS02 Discover Lisbon Day 1: LIS03 Alfama Alleys Scavenger Hunt Day 2: LIS26 Gothic to Renaissance Day 3: LIS38 Sintra Mysteries & Queluz Palace Taste of Portugal: Day 1: LIS06 Fado & Folklore Dinner Day 1: LIS01 Oporto & Duoro Valley (overnight) Day 2: LIS30 Cooking Experience Nightlife: Day 1: LIS06 Fado & Folklore Dinner Day 2: LIS32 Equestrian Show & Dinner Action/Adventure: Day 2-3: LIS24-36 Lisbon & Caparica Beach Day 1-3: LIS05-28-29-39 Segway Tour OVERNIGHT TRIPS MUST BE BOOKED BY JULY 8. Any overnight registrations received after JULY 8 will be subject to availability and price increases. Day 1: Wednesday, September 19 IMPORTANT: If you registered in one of the following courses, you have a field lab on this day. Do not make any other travel plans as this is a designated class day in port for your course: ARCH 3500 Looking at Cities: Studies in Urban Form and Character with Professor Boeschenstein ARTH 3559 New Course in the History of Art: Europe and the Colonies, 1492-1945 with Professor Silver SEMS 2500-101 LIS01 The Economic History of Globalization with Professor White OPORTO & DOURO VALLEY Oporto, the economic and cultural capital of northern Portugal, is a city with ancient origins that gave its name to the entire country. Its architectural heritage and enviable position near the mouth of the River Douro have made it an UNESCO World Heritage site. Portugal, and the spectacular winding gorge of the Douro Valley, is the most beautiful of all. Enjoy a leisurely tour through this magnificent countryside speckled with granite houses and wrought iron balconies to Portugal’s wine country. 2 Days/1 Night STANDARD PRICE Early Booking Adult $505.00 $450.00 Child TIME $252.50 $225.00 Date Time September 19 0830 Return September 20 MEALS INCLUDED 2 Lunches 1 Breakfast 1700 Depart ITINERARY Day 1: (L) Your comfortable coach will take you to visit Oporto. Enjoy a panoramic tour of the city passing the scenic Douro River mouth, called “Foz”, the Clérigos tower and the City Hall located at Avenida dos Aliados. At Vila Nova de Gaia, you will have the opportunity to visit one of the wineries that produces the world-famous port and learn about its production. The discovery of Port wine dates from the 17th century when British merchants keen to build up trade with Portugal fortified the wine of Douro with brandy to prevent it from turning sour while in transit. It was found that the stronger and sweeter the wine, the better flavor it acquired. Over the years, methods of maturing and blending were refined and continue today in the port lodges. You will continue to Vila Real, where you will have some time to stroll around. From here it is a quick drive to Peso da Regua. The wine valleys of the Douro and its tributaries provide some of the most spectacular scenery in Portugal. Your last stop of the day will be at Quinta da Pacheca where you will take guided tour. Day 2: (B, L) After breakfast you will board a Douro cruise for a four hour river tour of the Douro Valley. You will then board your coach at Castelo de Paiva to return to Lisbon. Reminder: No passenger is permitted to bring wine aboard the ship, not even as a gift. OVERNIGHT TRIPS MUST BE BOOKED BY JULY 8. Any overnight registrations received after JULY 8 will be subject to availability and price increases. LIS02 DISCOVER LISBON – CITY ORIENTATION Half-day Lisbon is a city that inspires poetry and creates its own mythology; Camões, in his great Portuguese epic The Lusiadas, described it as "Princess of the World…before whom even the Ocean Bows." You will head to the Belém area where you will star by visiting the Jeronimos Monastery. This monument was built in the 16th century to commemorate Vasco da Gama's successful return from India. Continue to the interesting Maritime Museum, just next door. This important museum celebrates Portugal's domination of the seas and houses model ships from the Age of Discovery onward. STANDARD PRICE Early Booking Adult $70.00 $60.00 Child TIME $35.00 $30.00 Date Time September 19 0900 Return September 19 MEALS INCLUDED 1300 Depart snack Stop for a break at Confeitaria Nacional to taste de famous Pastel de Belém. Just across the way are the Belém Tower and the Monument to Discoveries. The first was built in 1515 as a fortress to guard the entrance to Lisbon's harbor, it was the starting point for many of the voyages of discovery, and for the sailors it was the last sight of their homeland. The Monument to Discoveries was built in 1960 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the death of Prince Henry the Navigator. It depicts a three-sailed ship ready to depart. ** Please Note that knees and shoulders must be covered for the Monastery visit ** LIS03 ALFAMA ALLEYS SCAVENGER HUNT & CITY ORIENTATION “Immerse” yourself in the most typical of Lisbon quarters. On foot and by tram, discover the multicultural heritage of the quarter in its alleys, narrow streets, hundreds of years old houses, the emblematic Castle of Saint George and many other hidden places. Half-day STANDARD PRICE Early Booking Adult $80.00 $70.00 Child TIME $40.00 $35.00 Date Time September 19 0930 Return September 19 MEALS INCLUDED None 1300 Depart Participants will be given a briefing and general rules will be distributed, along with road books, team numbering and pocket money. The “Alfama Peddy Paper” Scavenger Hunt takes place in the historic center of Lisbon and will take participants to its most interesting points, of which we would highlight: the Castelo de S. Jorge, Largo das Portas do Sol and Largo da Graça, the typical old quarters of the Bairro de Alfama, and the Largo do Chafariz de Dentro, etc… The tasks to be accomplished will enhance the program in different ways. To achieve this, we have divided them into the following general categories: Observation quizzes, local thematic quizzes, and tram trip, tasting a regional drink (cherry brandy), shopping for typical products (sardines), and photos (optional). Come on you own or gather a team onboard and we will crown the winners at the end. OVERNIGHT TRIPS MUST BE BOOKED BY JULY 8. Any overnight registrations received after JULY 8 will be subject to availability and price increases. LIS04 THE ART OF TILES PAINTING Many countries display their heritage in museums. Portugal's national treasures are colorful, hand-painted tiles – azulejos – that adorn homes, buildings, palaces, churches and even subway stations. Dating from the 15th century, the blue and white or multicolored tiles are a storybook of the country’s artistic provenance from former times to present day. Half-day STANDARD PRICE Early Booking Adult $55.00 $50.00 Child TIME $27.50 $25.00 Date Time September 19 1400 Return September 19 MEALS INCLUDED None 1800 Depart Enjoy a panoramic drive of the city centre on the way towards Alfama District. Stop at Portas do Sol Belvedere from where you will view the typical façades of this old part of the city and its winding lanes and anarchic stairways. Just aside is the Ricardo Espírito Santo Foundation, home of the Higher School of Decorative Arts Museum and the Institute of Arts and Crafts. Guests will get in touch with local art and craft and see artisans specialized in leather carving, book binding, gold leaf making, antiques and tile painting. You are invited to learn how to paint the historic tiles by participating in an unforgettable workshop. There will be also time to visit the private collection offered to the nation by Ricardo Espírito Santo Silva, banker and art collector. LIS05 SEGWAY TOUR – GROUP A 2 ½ hours In this tour you will have the thrilling STANDARD PRICE Early Booking experience of riding a segway while Adult $70.00 $60.00 discovering Lisbon’s ancient historical Child $35.00 $30.00 quarters. Walk or drive to the starting point TIME located in downtown, where an experienced Date Time monitor will brief you how to ride a segway. Depart September 19 1700 It moves by responding to simple body Return September 19 1930 movements and soon feels like a natural MEALS INCLUDED extension of your body. Your ride will None take you through Alfama’s narrow and labyrinth like streets, steps, archways and belvederes. You will get in touch with Lisbon’s authentic old way of life. NOTE: Minimum age: 16 years Minimum weight: 100 Maximum weight: 260 LIS06 FADO & FOLKLORE DINNER Portugal’s most famous musical form is the Fado (“fate”) which is strongly influenced by the country’s overseas explorations. The essence of Fado is Saudade, “to miss”, which is carried by a lyrical and sentimental expression of a singer accompanied by the Portuguese guitar. You will take a panoramic drive before attending a music and dance performance at a well-known restaurant. Evening STANDARD PRICE Early Booking Adult $110.00 $95.00 Child TIME $55.00 $47.50 Date Time September 19 1930 Return September 19 MEALS INCLUDED Dinner 2300 Depart Pateo de Alfama and Tram Ride Alfama is the oldest quarter of Lisbon and where the best Fado houses are located. We suggest a tram tour the Estrela quarter to the Portas do Sol Viewpoint. From there it is a short walk to Patea de Alfama, a restaurant full of history and charm. After the show, return to ship or try a disco or a bar on Ave 24 de Julho or in the Docas. Return to the ship at your own expense. OVERNIGHT TRIPS MUST BE BOOKED BY JULY 8. Any overnight registrations received after JULY 8 will be subject to availability and price increases. Day 2: Thursday, September 20 LIS20 COIMBRA, ROMAN RUINS AT CONIMBRIGA, & BUÇACO The Roman Ruins of Conimbriga, situated on a triangular spur bordered by two deep and narrow valleys, are among the finest in the Iberian Peninsula. Conimbriga was Celtic city in the Iron Age. The present ruins, however, are those of a Roman town situated on either side of an important road which connected Lisbon and Braga; it was founded in the first century and remained prosperous over a long period. Buçaco National Park is the country’s most revered woodland and the site of Napoleon’s first significant defeat during the Peninsular War. Over 700 species of trees, many of them introduced from other countries, flourish through the forest. The royal palace stands in the heart of the forest, now a hotel and summer retreat for royalty. 2 Days/1 Night STANDARD PRICE Early Booking Adult $274.00 $241.00 Child TIME $137.00 $121.00 Date Time September 20 0830 Return September 21 MEALS INCLUDED 2 Lunches 1 Dinner 1 Breakfast 1700 Depart ITINERARY Day 1: (L, D) Drive by air-conditioned motorcoach to Coimbra to visit the city and local university. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and then proceed to Buçaco National Park, crowning the northernmost peak of the Serra do Bussaco. In the majestic forest stands the royal palace of Buçaco built in the 19th century. Milestones and memorials of the victory won over the Napoleonic army are the Obelisk and Military Museum. Day 2: (B, L) After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Conimbriga to explore the Roman ruins. Proceed to Nazaré for lunch at a local restaurant. Travel to Sitio, a belvedere built on the edge of the cliff overlooking the sea from a height of 361 feet and offering a fine view of the lower town and the beach. Continue to Óbidos, completely enclosed by lofty medieval walls. This is a small town with whitewashed houses brightened by colorful bougainvillea flowers. The massively towered castle has now been converted in to an elegant pousada. In the mid-afternoon, depart for the return journey to Lisbon. LIS21 ALGARVE BEACHES & FISHING (optional as LIS22) Leave Lisbon for Algarve, famous for its temperate climate and sandy beaches. ITINERARY Day 1: (L, D) Travel past the cultivated and picturesque Algarve countryside toward Silves, the former capital of the Moorish province of Algarve. The city retains a proper character and an interesting historical center. Visit the Moorish Castle and enjoy the views from the town. Then head north into the foothills of the Serra de Monchique, a mountain range covered with cork, chestnut and eucalyptus trees. 2 Days/1 Night STANDARD PRICE Early Booking Adult $325.00 $309.00 Child TIME $162.50 $154.50 Date Time September 20 0830 Return September 21 MEALS INCLUDED 1 Lunch 1 Dinner 1 Breakfast 1700 Depart From here you will go to Alvor, famous for its deluxe and private resorts where you will enjoy some time to relax and have lunch at a restaurant. From here you will be driven to Lagos, where you will stay overnight. Visit the historical town of Lagos with its sturdy medieval walls that testify its importance in the 15th century when shipyards built the caravels. Reminders of the past can be seen around every corner, including the site of Europe’s first slave market and the ornately gilded Chapel of Saint Anthony. Drive to the Hotel for dinner. Day 2: (B) Spend the day relaxing on the beach or deep sea fishing. OVERNIGHT TRIPS MUST BE BOOKED BY JULY 8. Any overnight registrations received after JULY 8 will be subject to availability and price increases. LIS22 ALGARVE DEEP SEA FISHING – OPTIONAL only w/LIS21 Algarve is considered one of the best big game fishing places in the world due to the influence of the warm currents of the Mediterranean Sea. The temperature breaks created when bodies of warm and cool water are pushed up against each other also attract bait and big fish. The natural habitat of several types of sharks (Blue Shark, Hammerhead Shark, Mako) and you can find others species such as Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Swordfish, Tuna, Dourados, Bonitos, and others. TBD STANDARD PRICE Early Booking Adult $94.00 $89.00 Child TIME $47.00 $44.50 Date Depart Time September 21 Return September 21 MEALS INCLUDED None LIS23 AQUEDUCT TOUR 2 Days/1 Night ITINERARY Day 1: (L, D) This excursion will give you the chance to to take a close look at the Water Museum located near the old wall of the Convento dos Barbadinhos, where, in 1884, the first elevated steam station was built to distribute water from the Aqueduto de Alviela for use in Lisboa. The Water Museum explains this rare and complex 18th century water supply system, a space that was awarded the Council of Europe Museum Prize in 1990. It maintains the atmosphere of an industrial installation from the 19th century and has various exhibition rooms and steam machines. This museum shows visitors a considerable amount of the history of how water was supplied to Lisbon. You will then departure towards the region of Alentejo, characterized by flat landscapes sprinkled with yellow wheat fields. STANDARD PRICE Early Booking Adult $302.00 $289.00 Child TIME $151.00 $144.50 Date Time September 20 0830 Return September 21 MEALS INCLUDED 2 Lunch 1 Dinner 1 Breakfast 1700 Depart You’ll visit the walled city of Evora, shaped by its Roman and Moorish occupations which during the Middle Ages, and one of the most dynamic cities in the Portuguese Kingdom. The city of Evora, a living museum itself, has retained most of its splendor and has been classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. On your arrival to Evora you will enjoy lunch at a traditional restaurant. After lunch, enjoy a guided visit passing by its narrow alleys the Roman Temple of Diana with its Corinthian columns; the Cathedral of Santa Maria; and at Sao Francisco Church where you’ll visit the very interesting Ossuary Chapel, whose walls are covered with thousands of human bones and skulls. You will then have some free time for personal activities. Day 2: (B, L) After breakfast at the Hotel depart in the direction of Elvas. This is one of the greatest and most heavily fortified frontier towns in Europe, with military fortifications that are among the most sophisticated and best preserved in the continent. Lying outside the city walls is the city's most famous sight, the towering Amoreira Aqueduct, that is 7km (4.5miles) in length that took over 100 years to complete. With a total of 843 arches, and at places rising to over 30m (100ft), it still supplies water to the city. Continue towards Reguengos de Monsaraz. The small size of this national monument of schist and lime reveals such architectural and cultural coherence that it transports us back to the Middle Ages. You will visit the charming village of Monsaraz and after lunch return back to Lisbon. OVERNIGHT TRIPS MUST BE BOOKED BY JULY 8. Any overnight registrations received after JULY 8 will be subject to availability and price increases. LIS24 LISBON & CAPARICA BEACH BY BIKE – GROUP A Get out of the city with us, but don't forget to pack you sunscreen and bathing suit. Prepare yourself for one of the best beach days you have ever had. Get to know the Southern banks of the Tagus with over 30 kms of sandy beaches. Explore some amazing locations from the most traditional fishing villages to the hottest club beaches in the area. LIS25 ANCIENT & MODERN ARTS IN LISBON Half-day STANDARD PRICE Early Booking Adult $65.00 $55.00 Child TIME $32.50 $27.50 Date Time September 20 0830 Return September 20 MEALS INCLUDED None 1330 Depart Half-day The origin of the National Museum of STANDARD PRICE Early Booking Ancient Art goes back to the Retrospective Adult $60.00 $50.00 Exhibition of Ornamental Portuguese and Child $30.00 $25.00 Spanish Art that took place in 1882. The TIME collection of the most important museum in Date Time the country was basically derived from Depart September 20 0930 the very large artistic spoils coming from Return September 20 1400 the many convents and monasteries MEALS INCLUDED abolished by the liberal law of 1834 and None later enriched with acquisitions from the national palaces after the monarchy and generous donations. It has remarkable collections of Portuguese and foreign painting from the 12th to 19th centuries, sculpture from the 12th to 18th centuries, gold and silver work from the 12th to 18th centuries, drawings from the 15th to 18th centuries, European prints from the 16th to 19th centuries, Portuguese and foreign ceramics, tapestry, textiles and furniture with a focus on IndoPortuguese style. The painting starts with a master piece: the polyptic of Saint Vicent by the royal painter Nuno Gonçalves of the 15th century. In this section, you’ll see an ensemble of Portuguese Flemish painting for altars from the same period. The Goldsmith collection is the most representative in Portugal. The museum has around 2000 religious and civil pieces going from the 12th to the 21th century. The most representative pieces are the monstrance, crosses and reliquaries as well as the tableware of the House Germain. Most of the pieces show precious stones from Orient and Brazil. The furniture changes according to the tastes of our monarchs and the influence from Europe. Also here it was used the exotic woods from Brazil and the Orient. The pieces from India, as the porcelains from the 16th century and the folding screens named Namban, where the Portuguese were represented by the Japanese in the 16th (unique in the world) are a must. The collection of ceramic shows us the different factories in Portugal (Viana do Castelo, Factory of Rato, Factory of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia, Coimbra, Caldas da Rainha and Estremoz). The tour ends with the visit of the church belonging to an old convent that burned and gave its ground to the museum. It was decorated with glazed tiles and gilded carved wood. The Centre of Modern Art, whose acquisitions program began at the end of the 1950’s, contains the most representative Portuguese 20th artists, as well as some foreign artists with whom the former were acquainted, dating mostly up to the 1950’s. Our visit will include names as Almada Negreiros, Mário Eloy, Amadeu de Souza Cardoso, Mário Cesariny, Paula Rego, Eduardo Viana and Maria Helene Vieira da Silva. Lisbon is linked with the heroic deeds of the Portuguese maritime exploration, in the 15th and 16th centuries. This was the Age of Discoveries and the Golden Era of Portugal, transforming Lisbon into the opulent centre of a vast empire. OVERNIGHT TRIPS MUST BE BOOKED BY JULY 8. Any overnight registrations received after JULY 8 will be subject to availability and price increases. LIS26 GOTHIC TO RENAISSANCE: RELIGIOUS & MILITARY ORDERS Full-day En route to Alcobaça you’ll have STANDARD PRICE Early Booking the chance to see the outer Adult $130.00 $115.00 bounds of Lisbon and hear Child $65.00 $57.50 information on Portugal’s TIME economy, history, gastronomy Date Time and traditions applied to the Depart September 20 0830 region of Estremadura were Return September 20 1700 you’ll find the villages of MEALS INCLUDED Alcobaça and Batalha. You’ll get Lunch to know what was the Portuguese Reconquest (1st Dynasty of Portugal) as well as the meaning of the religious and military Orders in that Campaign. The Monastery of Santa Maria de Alcobaça was founded in 1153 by the Cistercian Order to fulfill a pledge made by King Afonso Henriques, 1st King of Portugal, when he conquered Santarém from the Moors. The church is the first and largest work of Portuguese primitive gothic. In the transept you’ll find two master pieces of Portuguese gothic sculpture: the tomb of King Pedro I and the tomb of Inês de Castro. These two Gothic tombs, dating from around 1360, bear evidences of the tragic love story of their occupants. In the monastery find out the importance of the Cister Order in Portugal, its responsibility in the development of Alcobaça area and the foundation of one of the first Portuguese public Schools in Portugal. This monastery its World Heritage of UNESCO since it is one of the most important Abbeys in Europe concerning its architecture and maintenance. The Monastery also shows the different areas added between the 14th and the 18th century. The Monastery of Santa Maria da Victoria in Batalha was built in the 14th century to commemorate the victory of the Battle of Aljubarrota against the Spanish. It meant the beginning of the second Dynasty of Portugal by King John I, father of Henry the Navigator. The monastery is the example of the flamboyant gothic in Portugal already in the last period of this art. The main doorway is a true example of religious sculpture. Find the tombs of the royal family, a master piece concerning gothic sculpture in Portugal. In the same pantheon is the tomb of Henry the Navigator. Find the gothic cloister with the tomb of the unknown soldier always protected by two soldiers and at the end admire the unfinished chapels, pantheon of King Duarte. The monastery is World Heritage of UNESCO since 1983 and has the most important assemble of medieval stain glass windows (15th century) in Portugal. Drive to Aljubarrota Interpretation Center for an interactive visit about the Portuguese to Spanish. Enjoy a break for lunch at the Center restaurant before continuing to Tomar where you’ll know more about the role of the Templar in Portugal and of the Military Order of Christ. The first was extinguished in 1312 in France and the Order of Christ received part of its goods and Horsemen. It’s with this Order that Portugal set sail for the Portuguese Discoveries. Find out why there is a Synagoge in Tomar when more than 90% are Christians in Portugal. The Tour Guide will inform you on the history, gastronomy and culture of this city. Visit the Convent of Christ founded by the military Order of Christ inside the Templar’s castle (1160). See the octagonal Templar church and the Manueline decoration in the window of the Chapter Room (1510). The Convent was enlarged until the 17th century and the big cloister is the finest example of the Portuguese Renaissance art. In its assemble, the Convent has examples of the Romanesque, Gothic and Manueline, of the Portuguese Discoveries period, of the Renaissance, the Mannerism and Baroque art expressions. Returning to the ship guests will pass through the region of Ribatejo known for the bull and horse breading as well as bullfighting. Ribatejo is also much known for its rural economy and its relation to the river Tagus, which has a very important Natural Park, actually it’s one of the most important bird-nesting places in Europe. OVERNIGHT TRIPS MUST BE BOOKED BY JULY 8. Any overnight registrations received after JULY 8 will be subject to availability and price increases. LIS27 BENFICA STADIUM & GASTRONOMY Depart from the pier in direction to Benfica, from your bus you will view Lisbon’s 12th century aqueduct. Continue to “Estádio da Luz" situated in Benfica. This Stadium has capacity for 65.400 people and it belongs to Benfica Football Club founded in 1904. Benfica Club has entered the Guinness Book of Records in 2006 as being the club with more members in the world with a total of 161 million in and outside Portugal. Benfica’s glorious history includes 2 Champions League Cup and 31 National League trophies. Half-day STANDARD PRICE Early Booking Adult $95.00 $85.00 Child TIME $47.50 $42.50 Date Time September 20 1330 Return September 20 MEALS INCLUDED 1700 Depart Lunch Visit the dressing rooms and the VIP’s stadium areas as well as the recycle center. Afterwards you will have free time for shopping at the Benfica store where you can find all sort of merchandise. Victoria the Benfica’s eagle mascot may be welcoming you when you visit the grass or at the store (not guaranteed). Before the drive back to ship you enjoy a buffet lunch based on delicious Portuguese Gastronomy while you can view the stadium, just in front. LIS28 SEGWAY TOUR – GROUP B 2 ½ hours In this tour you will have the trilling STANDARD PRICE Early Booking experience of riding a segway whistle Adult $70.00 $60.00 discovering Lisbon’s ancient historical Child $35.00 $30.00 quarters. Walk or drive to the starting point TIME located in downtown, where an experienced Date Time monitor will brief you how easy is to ride a Depart September 20 0930 segway. It moves by responding to simple Return September 20 1200 body movements and soon feels like a MEALS INCLUDED natural extension of your body. Your ride will None take you through Alfama’s narrow and labyrinth like streets, steps, archways and belvederes. You will get in touch with Lisbon authentic old way of life. NOTE: Minimum age: 16 years Minimum weight: 100 Maximum weight: 260 LIS29 SEGWAY TOUR – GROUP C 2 ½ hours In this tour you will have the trilling STANDARD PRICE Early Booking experience of riding a segway whistle Adult $70.00 $60.00 discovering Lisbon’s ancient historical Child $35.00 $30.00 quarters. Walk or drive to the starting point TIME located in downtown, where an experienced Date Time monitor will brief you how easy is to ride a Depart September 20 1230 segway. It moves by responding to simple Return September 20 1500 body movements and soon feels like a MEALS INCLUDED natural extension of your body. Your ride will None take you through Alfama’s narrow and labyrinth like streets, steps, archways and belvederes. You will get in touch with Lisbon authentic old way of life. NOTE: Minimum age: 16 years Minimum weight: 100 Maximum weight: 260 OVERNIGHT TRIPS MUST BE BOOKED BY JULY 8. Any overnight registrations received after JULY 8 will be subject to availability and price increases. LIS30 COOKING EXPERIENCE 3 ½ hours It is through gastronomy that one may discover the most genuine characteristics of a country. Experience the Portuguese way around the table, at a workshop with a fully equipped kitchen, where you will first taste some appetizers. This means, a glass of wine, traditional bread, Portuguese country sausages, cheese and olive oil. STANDARD PRICE Early Booking Adult $110.00 $95.00 Child TIME $55.00 $47.50 Date Time September 20 1100 Return September 20 MEALS INCLUDED 1430 Depart Lunch After this introduction you will get down to business as you prepare the starters, the main course and dessert. Everything in this workshop will relate to Portuguese traditional gastronomy, some of it sharing century old recipes created at monasteries. The workshop will end at the table, where you will have the chance to savor all the delicacies you have cooked. LIS31 SINTRA & PENA NATIONAL PARK Full-day On this tour you will be driven along Sintra STANDARD PRICE Early Booking National Protected Forest area along twisted Adult $110.00 $95.00 and narrow streets that will connect you to a Child $55.00 $47.50 mysterious world. Visit the Pena Palace TIME situated in Pena Park a stretch of rambling Date Time woodland, with a scattering of lakes and Depart September 20 0900 follies. The Palace is also associated to Return September 20 1630 the Portuguese Discoveries built from an MEALS INCLUDED original convent that was built to Lunch celebrate the first sight of Vasco da Gama’s returning fleet. Enjoy some time to stroll around its surroundings before heading the Romantic village of Sintra recognized as a UNESCO world heritage site since 1995. Enjoy some time on your own before the drive to a local restaurant to enjoy a typical Portuguese meal. After lunch continue in the direction to Cascais a beach and resort town, on the way admire the coastal views over the Atlantic Ocean including the famous windy Guincho beach. Cascais and Estoril have received many noble families from European countries during the Second World War, and still keep the manor houses from that time. Time permitting, you can enjoy a stroll along the pedestrian area from Cascais to Estoril. Your bus will pick you up on the way and then return to Lisbon and ship. LIS32 MORGADO LUSITANO – EQUESTRIAN SHOW & DINNER Located in surrounding countryside of Lisbon, the Morgado Lusitano is a place to see and experience Portuguese Classical Riding and Dressage at its best. You will be visiting a rural property with beautiful and well trained Lusitanos horses, skilful riders and trainers. Upon arrival at the Quinta da Portela you can delight in the tranquillity of the place and the splendid views over the Tagus River. Evening STANDARD PRICE Early Booking Adult $115.00 $105.00 Child TIME $57.50 $52.50 Date Time September 20 1800 Return September 20 MEALS INCLUDED 2230 Depart Dinner The equestrian show will be performed by experience riders some of them being proeminant figures of the Portuguese School of Equestrian Art. Enjoy the glamour of the 18th century customs style and learn nearly every movement used in both competion and classical dressage. Shoulderin, half pass, pirouette, counter canter, tempi changes, “piaffe” passage among others are some of the riding performances. OVERNIGHT TRIPS MUST BE BOOKED BY JULY 8. Any overnight registrations received after JULY 8 will be subject to availability and price increases. Day 3: Friday, September 21 LIS33 BIRDWATCHING IN TAGUS ESTUARY NATURAL RESERVE Half-day Meet the group and start this nature tour STANDARD PRICE Early Booking to Eastern Lisbon to Tagus estuary home Adult $110.00 $95.00 of more than 250 species. Portugal is not Child $55.00 $47.50 only one of Europe’s great beauties, it is TIME also the keeper of one of Europe’s Date Time splendid secrets— its rich habitat and Depart September 21 0800 relatively small population make Portugal Return September 21 1230 a magnificent location for bird watching. MEALS INCLUDED The Tagus estuary area is considered a None Ramsar wetland site of international importance, and includes a wide Special Protection Zone (ZPE) and a Nature Reserve (RNET), of over 14.000 hectares, specifically created to protect wintering, passage and breeding populations of aquatic birds. You will be able to observe a quite extraordinary range of birds, from Flamingo to Black-shouldered Kite and Squacco Heron to Little Bustard. Nature seems especially close here, because of the unique age-old relationship between agriculture and the land. Enormous, powerful black bulls abound, lazing under cork oaks, while the ecological balance created over centuries has ensured a wide biodiversity. The range of lichens on cork is both unique and remarkable. Many wild mammals are common, especially the Egyptian mongoose, which is regularly seen, moving in family groups. The places visited include special habitats: intertidal mudflats, salt marshes, salt pans, rice fields, reed beds, cork oak woodlands and wide steppelike pastures. LIS34 COIMBRA & STUDENT REPUBLIC Coimbra, also known as the city of Students, is beautifully situated on a hillside. Many poets, inspsired by the romantic setting, have immortalized the charm of Portugal’s first capital and have helped to make it a centre of fine arts and letters. Full-day STANDARD PRICE Early Booking Adult $135.00 $120.00 Child TIME $67.50 $60.00 Date Time September 21 0830 Return September 21 MEALS INCLUDED Lunch 1730 Depart During your walking tour, you will visit the University of Coimbra, founded in 1290 and permanetely established in the buildings of the medieval royal palace in the 1537. See the univerisity’s famous biblioteca and the Sala dos Capelos, originally the king’s throne room but used today for important university ceremonies. As Setember is the start of a new academic year, you will likely see students on the streets with their traditional black caps, directed by the university’s bell tower, nicknamed “the Goat.” You will also have an opportunity to see student houses or Republics. Cotinue your walking tour through the old town for a glimpse of the new cathedral and a visit to the old. Continue through the old door of the Arab Medina and hear the fado (traditional music) played by the shops in the area. Along Sophia Street, you will see pastry shops, restaurants and shops occupying some of the oldest buildings in Coimbra before reaching the Holy Cross Church. Have lunch at a local eatery and enjoy some free time before heading back to Lisbon. OVERNIGHT TRIPS MUST BE BOOKED BY JULY 8. Any overnight registrations received after JULY 8 will be subject to availability and price increases. LIS35 WATER MUSEUM & AQUEDUCT Enjoy a guided tour of three integral sites of Lisbon’s complex 18th century water system. The Water Museum takes visitors through the history of how water was supplied to Lisbon and maintains the atmosphere of an industrial installation from the 19th century with its various exhibition rooms and steam machines. Half-day STANDARD PRICE Early Booking Adult $44.00 $39.00 Child TIME $22.00 $19.50 Date Time The Lisbon Aqueduct was built in 1746 to bring clean drinking water into the city. Depart September 21 0900 Its inaugural stone was laid at the Mae de Aqua reservoir (Mother of Water); the Return September 21 1300 cool stone chamber of which, with its floating platform, is often used for art MEALS INCLUDED exhibitions. The aqueduct is composed of 109 stone arches, which were the None tallest in the world when the aqueduct was built. The highlights of the aqueduct are 14 arches which cross the Alcantara Valley, the tallest of which is 65m (213ft) with a span of 29m (95ft). While all 58km (36 miles) of the aqueduct cannot be seen at once, the best view can be had from the Campolide train station. LIS36 LISBON & CAPARICA BEACH BY BIKE – GROUP B Get out of the city with us, but don't forget to pack you sunscreen and bathing suit. Prepare yourself for one of the best beach days you have ever had. Get to know the Southern banks of the Tagus with over 30 kms of sandy beaches. Explore some amazing locations from the most traditional fishing villages to the hottest club beaches in the area. LIS37 Half-day STANDARD PRICE Early Booking Adult $65.00 $55.00 Child TIME $32.50 $27.50 Date Time September 21 0800 Return September 21 MEALS INCLUDED None 1300 Depart LISBON OCEANARIUM Half-day Our tour begins with a drive through the centre of Lisbon. Enjoy a photo stop at Edward VII Park from where you can view all the downtown, Saint Georges Castle and Tagus River. STANDARD PRICE Early Booking Adult $60.00 $50.00 Child TIME $30.00 $25.00 Depart Date Time September 21 0930 Return September 21 1330 We then travel outside the city to MEALS INCLUDED the site of the EXPO 98, the last None World Exhibition held in the 20th century, to visit the main attraction here, the spectacular Oceanarium. Designed by American architect Peter Chermayeff, it is the largest Oceanarium in Europe, and features sea life found in the world’s greatest oceans. There are four environments recreating the coastal habitats of the Antarctic, Pacific, Indian and Atlantic Oceans. The Oceanarium also houses an extensive collection of over 15,000 creatures representing more than 200 different species, including sharks, which hold a particular fascination for visitors of all ages. We will also see an immense decorative azulejo design, which consists of 54,000 handpainted tiles portraying elements of marine fauna. Following our visit to the Oceanarium, we will have some free time to either explore Nation’s Park, or visit the Vasco da Gama shopping mall to browse for souvenirs or enjoy a relaxing drink on the terrace (at own expense). OVERNIGHT TRIPS MUST BE BOOKED BY JULY 8. Any overnight registrations received after JULY 8 will be subject to availability and price increases. LIS38 SINTRA MYSTERIES TOUR & QUELUZ PALACE Half-day On this tour participants will learn about STANDARD PRICE Early Booking Portuguese literature and Sintra village, a Adult $65.00 $55.00 UNESCO site since 1995, which was a Child $32.50 $27.50 favorite location for writers and poets in TIME general Lord Byron, Alfred Tennyson, Hans Date Time Christian Andersen, Isaac Bashevis Singer Depart September 21 TBD nobel Prize of Literature. You will also learn Return September 21 TBD about one of the most celebrated MEALS Portuguese writers, Eça de Queirós born in None 1845, considered the father of modern novelism in Portugal, with his caricatures of Portuguese society. In the late 19th century, he wrote “Mistérios da Estrada de Sintra” in cooperation with a fellow writer. It was first published as a series of anonymous letters centered in a plot of mystery and intrigue that takes place between Lisbon and Sintra. “Os Maias”, considered by most as Queirós’ masterpiece, combining a perplexing theme with a satirical portrayal of Portuguese society (mostly aristocracy). “A Cidade e as Serras”, focuses on the differences between city and countryside, describing the bustle life in Paris and the quiet life in Tormes (his hometown). Start the walking tour, following the steps of characters in “Os Maias”, on their way through the idyllic town. The walking tour will start near Sintra’s National, Palace, from where one can also admire the Moorish Castle firmly located at the top of a hill. From the Palace’s Square, one will proceed upwards, heading to Quinta da Regaleira. This Quinta once owned by a wealthy Portuguese, combine’s neo-Gothic, Romanic and neoManueline influences. From here the walk will continue to Lawrence’s hotel, the first hotel in the Iberian Peninsula and ending at Seteais built in the 18th century by a Dutch consul and nowadays a deluxe hotel. Before returning to Lisbon, there will a pause for a pastry tasting at Lawrence’s Hotel as well as some leisure time to stroll around the charming alleys of Sintra. Leave Sintra and head toward Queluz, the site chosen for the royal residence at the end of the 18 th century. Queluz Palace is known for its 17th and 18th century decoration. The pieces displayed in the palace and the gardens and facades showing a French influence, will give you a good idea of court life during those times. Return to the ship. LIS39 SEGWAY TOUR – GROUP D 2 ½ hours In this tour you will have the trilling STANDARD PRICE Early Booking experience of riding a segway whistle Adult $70.00 $60.00 discovering Lisbon’s ancient historical Child $35.00 $30.00 quarters. Walk or drive to the starting point TIME located in downtown, where an experienced Date Time monitor will brief you how easy is to ride a Depart September 21 0930 segway. It moves by responding to simple Return September 21 1200 body movements and soon feels like a MEALS INCLUDED natural extension of your body. Your ride will None take you through Alfama’s narrow and labyrinth like streets, steps, archways and belvederes. You will get in touch with Lisbon authentic old way of life. NOTE: Minimum age: 16 years Minimum weight: 100 Maximum weight: 260 OVERNIGHT TRIPS MUST BE BOOKED BY JULY 8. Any overnight registrations received after JULY 8 will be subject to availability and price increases.