Have you always dreamed of spending New Year’s Eve across the pond hours ahead of everyone else? Does the thought of seeing the New Year’s Eve fireworks on one of the most beautiful islands in Europe sound like fun?Is Portugal on your bucket list? Fulfill your dreams with Sisterhood Travels to ring in the 2024 New Year!We have created an exclusive Portugal and Madeira Island itinerary just for our Sisters! The Sisterhood is going tospend 11 amazing days in Portugal and Madeira and we want you to join the party! This trip will be a sell-out so make your booking early!Don’t miss your opportunity to join Sisterhood Travels for this incredible women-only once-in-a-lifetime trip. We promise you lots of fun, laughs, spectacular sightseeing and most of all….the magic of Sisterhood!
Say hello to the Portuguese Riviera, our home for the next two nights. With mansions scattered about Cascais and Monte Estoril – all hint at its history as a haven for exiled European royals and nobility. Tonight, we’ll join together for a Welcome Dinner. (D) Hotel: Vila Gale Cascais Hotel
Venture to Nazaré, a traditional fishing town along the coast. Starting to set up for its New Year festivities, the town’s celebrations are considered some of the most famous in all of Portugal. Explore the picture-perfect city of Obidos, where whitewashed houses sit snugly within medieval city walls. (B) Hotel: Vila Gale Cascais Hotel
Fly to Madeira, the “Pearl of the Atlantic.” Wander along the colorful Rua de Santa Maria, decorated with vibrant murals, and enjoy lunch on your own at one of the many restaurants. Then be led on a walking tour of Funchal’s old downtown with its quaint narrow streets and historical sites, such as the 15th-century cathedral. Visit the Botanical Garden of Madeira, with its collection of more than 2,500 plants from all continents. (B) Hotel: Pestana Casino Park Hotel
Allow the warm ocean breeze to brush against your skin when you spend time exploring coastal Garajau. Continue to Ponta de São Lourenço, the easternmost point of the island, and gaze out over the deep blue waves with your unparalleled view of the Atlantic. Enjoy time to relax and prepare for a lively evening at an elegant New Year’s Eve Gala. Ring in the New Year in the most unforgettable way as you watch Madeira’s world-famous fireworks display. (B, D) Hotel: Pestana Casino Park Hotel
Spend the first day of the New Year in Funchal as you please. With a day in the island’s capital, enjoy this beautiful island as you see fit. (B) Hotel: Pestana Casino Park Hotel
Begin your day at Câmara de Lobos, a 15th-century town that serves as both a humble fishing village and sunny nature retreat. Drive along banana plantations and winding vineyards en route to the world’s second-highest cliff – Cabo Girão. Visit the fishing village of Porto Moniz and see the natural volcanic pools before returning to Funchal. Gather in the evening for an espetada, a traditional dinner cooked over an open fire, accompanied by folk dancers and music. (B, D) Hotel: Pestana Casino Park Hotel
Fly back to mainland Portugal. Arrive in Lisbon and embark on a tour of the city featuring Jerónimos Monastery (UNESCO), the Monument to the Discoveries, and the Tower of Belém (UNESCO). As the day draws to a close, you may choose to join our Tour Manager on a stroll of downtown Lisbon. Explore magical Lisbon on your own when the capital’s streets are illuminated by two million Christmas lights. (B) Hotel: Turim Marques Hotel
The day is yours to explore Lisbon as you wish. Tonight, we’re going to enjoy a night of Fado in one of Lisbon’s most popular Fado restaurants. Professional performers will entertain us while we enjoy a typical Portuguese three course dinner with wine include. (B, D) Hotel: Turim Marques Hotel
Explore the town of Sintra (UNESCO), the summer residence of Portuguese kings, and visit the National Palace. On your return to Lisbon, stop to admire the stunning Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of continental Europe. Tonight, we’ll gather together to toast to a trip well-traveled and bid Portugal adeus. (B, D) Hotel: Turim Marques Hotel
Today, enjoy Lisbon independently with your Sisters. There is so much to see and do! But don’t worry – we’ll help you to figure out how to see and experience what you would most enjoy! (B) Hotel: Turim Marques Hotel
After breakfast, we’ll be transferring back to the airport for our flights home. (B)
This is a leisurely paced itinerary and is full of cultural and interesting sightseeing and some free time to relax. Some excursion days may include reasonably early starts, some longer coach travel and possibly walking over uneven terrain. Guests should have reasonable health and mobility.