Portugal Family Vacation Package
Portugal Family Vacation ...
Lisbon, Algarve, Porto
7 Days / 6 Nights
Portugal is one of Europe’s most picturesque countries — colorful landscapes bursting with bougainvillea, stunning coastal cliffs, golden beaches, beautiful rivers and remarkable historic architecture. There is a warm and creative energy here that is brought to life by the hospitality and welcoming spirit of the people, the love of design and culinary arts and the obvious zest for outdoor adventure.
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Visit Parque das Nações (Park of Nations), site of the 1998 World Exposition, and Oceanário de Lisboa, Europe’s largest aquarium. Enjoy a cable ride along the river at a height of 80 meters, affording excellent views of Lisbon. View the city from a private tuk tuk.
Enjoy a high-speed ride along the Tagus River in a RIB (rigid-hulled inflatable boat). Hold on tight as you motor by Lisbon’s waterfront neighborhoods. You’ll have the opportunity to stop and view one of the city’s most notable landmarks.
Embark on a private Rabelo boat cruise in the Douro Valley, including wine and tapas.
Our CommUnity Impact Tours give travelers a truly global perspective — an inside look at what is being done in their destination to renew social, ecological and cultural resources and help these communities flourish. Through these immersive, one-of-a-kind experiences, our travelers have the opportunity to exchange ideas, customs and problem-solving techniques in the spirit of mutual respect, and to contribute with time or resources to emerging communities.
In the heart of Bairro Alto neighborhood sits a hidden secret old convent with a beautiful history and a small, but beautiful, cloister. The nuns take care of the house, but mainly take care of 30 handicapped girls that have been abandoned by their families. Known for their famous jams (shhh – it’s a secret recipe), today you will join one of the nuns with a trip to the market to buy supplies, followed by a fun couple of hours making their exquisite jam. The jams are then sold by the nuns to help take care of the girls and their Convent.
Visit a Portuguese palace where you will be able to see how nobles lived in 18th century Portugal. The foundation contributes to the conservation and restoration of art pieces. Visit the Craft Center to observe their restoration projects at work.
Re-food is a local organization in Lisbon whose mission is to eliminate food waste and end hunger, involving the full community, in common cause. They take excess food from restaurants, cafes, and markets around town, repackage them and deliver to those in need. You are welcome to help in one of the three phases – collection, packaging or distribution.
Experience an evening of local dining as your family joins a resident family for a shared meal around their table. Learn customs and traditions while exchanging ideas about family life and culture. Based upon the preference of the client, as well as destination, this opportunity may be a shared meal, cooking lesson and/or market visit.
–Sutter Family Trip
–Shindle Family Trip
–Heckman Family Trip
Spend three days at a rural farmscape retreat. The estate offers a plethora of activities ranging from hiking, biking, picnics, stargazing and more. The spa and restaurant are not to be missed and their children’s facilities are great for the kids. Enjoy a half-day private guided tour of Monsaraz and the city of Évora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Funchal is a lovely colonial town with fine botanical gardens and parks and a nice array of shopping and dining options. Private driver and vehicle for a half-day tour of Funchal. Visit the Monte Palace Tropical Gardens, home to an impressive collection of artworks and sculptures set in a lovely natural environment. Guided half-day hike along the “levada” trails.
Enjoy 3 days at a tranquil Alentejan retreat. With unique architecture, marked both by its simplicity and sophistication, the accommodations at Torre de Palma offer a respite from the rest of the world. Spend your time drinking wine, horseback riding, working in the garden or vineyard, hiking, golfing, and even hunting with falcons. Half-day tour of the Évora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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