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Even if the legend is untrue that the mid-Atlantic Azores islands are actually the mountaintops of the lost continent of Atlantis, there is no doubt that the Azores
Portugal is one of the hottest emerging destinations in Europe. American travel jumped by more then 20% this year in terms of overnights and visitors (January to July), TAP launched two new gateway cities from the US, United kicked off DC-Lisbon flights, and Delta announced it will offer a new nonstop from JFK. Hotels are opening by the dozen – so obviously we have too much “new” news to squeeze into one newsletter – so let us offer a few fun new offerings in Portugal.
Azores Airlines has a great deal for an Azores escape this fall. The airline is offering a deal with two different islands (São Miguel and Terceira), including hotel and breakfast. The deal includes round trip non-stop air from Boston to Ponta Delgada (São Miguel) and a connection to Terceira. Plus, get, four nights at a hotel in Ponta Delgada, two nights at another hotel in Terceira and breakfast - all for $879 per person.
Madeira: The island of Madeira lies in the Atlantic ocean, 750 miles southwest of Lisbon. This is a temperate paradise – always warm in winter, and never too warm in summer. An island of flowers, wine, elegant resorts, fascinating villages and landscapes, Madeira, with its romantic capital of Funchal, has been a travelers’ favorite ever since its discovery in the 15th century.
As you read this, visitors to Lisbon are snapping photos with three of the top landmarks in the city, completely unaware of a darker truth that is hidden in plain sight about these ionic places. Three major monuments are not what they seem…
As the closest nation in Europe to the U.S. and one of the best values in Europe today, Portugal is welcoming to families. With great beaches, attractions, and family friendly hotels, Portugal has lots for a family to do, and Portuguese culture cherishes children. You will find free hotels stays for kids (with breakfast), and in most restaurants - high chairs.
Portuguese people the world over celebrate Portugal Day on June 10th, commemorating the death of the national literary icon Luis do Camoes in 1580. Portugal’s national airline is celebrating Portugal Day with new nonstop service between Toronto and Lisbon.
Portugal is an ancient nation, and was once the crossroads of ancient Romans, Greeks and Carthaginians. It blossomed into a nation in the 12th century, casting off the Middle Ages, and took to the sea to explore and build trade.
Built from granite and schist (slate), and located in the heart of the country, Portugal’s mountains villages have witnessed more than 900 years of Portuguese history. But while the villages are amazingly peaceful places to visit, they have not always been so tranquil.