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Cascais and Lisbon, PORTUGAL

October 12-20, 2019

Art Workshop with Lois Griffel, a nationally recognized, awarded artist and author of two internationally praised books.

Come to the land of famous navigators of the 16th century setting sail to explore the world! Our base will be Cascais which is a lovely fishing village, weekend retreat and vacation spot on the Atlantic Ocean. Such inspiration and scenery will astound you! We have booked the charming and modern Pestana Cidadela Pousada Art Hotel with breakfast daily. It is situated on the Bay of Cascais overlooking the Marina and is a 5 minute walk to city center. The main street is of black and white mosaic design as one will find in Rio. It also is a 55 minute commute to Lisbon. On October 19th we will pack up and leave to explore Nazare on the Atlantic Ocean, Obidos, a 14th century medieval walled city, and visit the opulent Queluz Palace modeled after Versailles with decorative arts, antiques, and splendid gardens. The last night of the 19th we will be in Lisbon overnight.

While in Cascais we will have 2 days of mini vans to search for wonderful paintings scenes. Perhaps one of those days should be spent at Sintra to see the Pena Palace which is not a good location to paint as there will be too many tourists.

You may opt to spend 2 more nights in Lisbon for sights and museums returning to the USA on October 22nd. This optional extension includes hotel, breakfast, half day city tour, and more!

Our hotel in Lisbon is family owned and operated in the heart of the city located on a tiny, narrow street. The Lisboa Plaza Hotel will be our home base. It has old world charm with modern day amenities. We will have a full breakfast daily.

One of the best museums in Lisbon is the Museu National do Azuelejo housed in a convent. "Azuelejos" are the gorgeous glazed blue and white tiles indigenous to Portugal sometimes creating a mural on the side of a wall. One evening we will go to hear Fado music which is unique to the country. It is the music of longing and lost love.

Portugal is a country unto itself with its own language, customs, and traditions.

tentative itinerary

$1,995 LAND ONLY per person double occupancy
$1,000 Single supplement

$400 Art Workshop
Non-artists Welcome!

$450 two night extension in Lisbon
$150 Single Supplement 2 nights Lisbon

You may use frequent flyer points, book your own air online, or ask us to assist you. Depart the USA on October 12th and arrive Portugal on October 13th. Return USA either October 20th or October 22nd if you extend in Lisbon.

TRIP INCLUDES:

  • 6 nights, 7 days Pestana Cidadela Pousada Art Hotel on the Bay of Cascais overlooking the Marina
  • 1 night of October 19th, Lisboa Plaza Hotel, 4 star, centrally located
  • Full breakfast daily
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • 2 days of mini van to explore the area, perhaps one day in Sintra to see the Pena Palace.
  • Full day tour tof Quelux Palace, Nazare, Obidos, English speaking guide, private transportation on October 19th
  • Fully escorted

Non refundable and non transferable deposit $1,000 due MAY 1, 2019.
Final payment and single supplement due JUN 1, 2019.
Unfortunately, we are unable to accept credit cards.
Please make check payable to: "Fashion Perspective Tours"

 

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