Nick's tour of Portugal
June 15 to June 28, 2013

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June 15: Flew United Airlines from San Francisco to Newark, NJ and then on to Lisbon, Portugal
June 16: Flew in & checked into our (4 star) Hotel Lisboa Plaza June 17: "Welcome Meeting" with tour guide, Cristina Duarte
The group takes an orientation walk down Av. da Liberdade One of several nice cafes along tree-lined Av. da Liberdade

Rossio Square, lined with luxury shops and hotels is Lisbon's historic center, note the tile patterns

Rossio Square with Bairro Alto in background

Our first group dinner, with timeless Portuguese ambience
After dinner we sampled some Portuguese wines June 17, A free morning side trip to Sintra and the Pena Palace
Sintra National Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site Horse drawn carriages, a favorite of Sintra's kings & queens
Sintra National Palace, Palacio da Vila Sintra tile street sign
Another free afternoon side trip included an introduction to the beautiful beach resorts of Caseais and Estoril
Back in Lisbon to explore the Church of Sao Domingos The Church was damaged and rebuilt after the 1755 earthquake
Lisbon's "Eating Lane" with street waiters tempting diners Enjoyed grilled salmon, boiled potatoes, broccoli & red wine  
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