Germantown, MD (November 6, 2012) "” Women who want to get out and explore the world can do so in the comfort of like-minded travelers with a Sights and Soul Travels journey to Portugal departing on April 24, 2013.

The 10 day/9 night Lisbon and the Silver Coast adventure enables women to travel with true insider access to everything that makes this country so enticing. Participants will come away with many incredible memories of the dramatic beaches rimmed by burnished-gold cliffs, rustling palm trees and coral-colored hibiscus flowers, hills topped with fantastic castles and walled towns, enchanting old fishing villages and cosmopolitan seaside resorts, the impossible stone lace of Manueline architecture, buildings and walkways lined with blue and white azulejo tiles, Knights’ Templar castles, Baroque palaces, medieval convents, and windmills on golden hills.

Women on this tour will experience:
"¢Attending a fado music concert
"¢Getting lost in the narrow lanes of medieval Obidos
"¢Touching Manueline style carvings to believe that it is stone
"¢Sintra and its 19th-century Romantic architecture
"¢Following in the footsteps of poet Lord Byron gazing onto the Atlantic from Europe’s westernmost beach
"¢The religious procession in Fatima
"¢Touring the sparkling wine vineyards
"¢The amazing Portuguese seafood

The Lisbon and the Silver Coast tour includes the following:
"¢4 nights in a seaside resort hotel in Cascais;
"¢4 nights in a luxury medieval villa within the walled town of Obidos;
"¢1 night in a contemporary downtown Lisbon hotel within walking distance of Lisbon’s major sights;
"¢9 breakfasts, 8 dinners, 1 lunch, and 2 wine and culinary specialties tastings (traditional Portuguese or vegetarian menu, including drinks);
"¢Private airport transfers and all transportation in Portugal;
"¢Side trips (Fatima, Tomar, Nazare);
"¢English-speaking guides and full-time escort, all sightseeing fees and admissions;
"¢All cultural activities, admissions, and guided tours at sights as per itinerary

This tour is priced at $3,195 per person based on double occupancy or $3,945 for single occupancy, land only. The price does not include transatlantic airfare, the optional travel insurance, airport transfers for early/late arrivals/departures, meals not noted in the itinerary, optional activities not in the itinerary, optional guide and driver tips, telephone charges, room service, minibar, laundry, personal expenses.

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Founded in 2004, Sights and Soul Travels, LLC is a boutique tour operator specializing in luxury tours and vacations for women. The company visits destinations throughout Europe, South and North America, and Africa. Its specialty is small group tours which incorporate sightseeing, outdoor activities, wine tastings, fine dining, spas, luxury hotels, and cultural offerings. The tours are geared for women from all walks of life who appreciate history, art, people, adventure, and great food. All participants come home with two of life’s most prized gifts: new friendships and incredible memories.