Cristina was an awsome guide, and a "bad girl", too.  Muito obligata!
Pop & I stayed home again...
September 3-16, 2011
Reflecting on Ma's Travel to Portugal with Myra & Bill through Rick Steves' Tour
I wish I were there...
National Pantheon
Military Museum
Pre-Tour Outing in Lisbon and Sintra
Museum of Ancient Art
Lunch Buffet at Orient Museum
Oriente Museum
Basilica of Estrela
Spent all day in Sintra before meeting the group at 5 p.m.
Day 2 of Tour: Neighborhoods of Lisbon
Statue of poet Antonio Ribeiro
Historic Downtown, Baixa
View of Lisbon from Sao Jorge Castle
Tile Museum
Day 3
Monument to the Discoveries
Monastery of Jeronimos & Vasco da Gama's tomb
Royal Barge at
Maritime Museum
Going to the Fado Restaurant - Click here to watch the video.
Day 4: Historic Évora
Chapel of Bones
Roman Temple
Day 5: Tour & Lunch at Family-operated Cork Farm; then onto Nazare for 2 Night Stay
Day 6: A Half DayTour to Alcobaca  & Obidos
Tombs of King Pedro (R) &  Secret Wife, Ines (L) at Santa Maria Monastery in Alcobaca
14th Century Wall of Obidos
Group Dinner at Nazare
Leaving Nazare on September 11 -- Remembering the Victims of 10 years Ago
Batalha Monastery
Day 7: Visit Batalha & Fatima on the Way to Coimbra
Our Lady of Fatima
Sunday Mass at Basillica of Our Lady of Fatima
View from the Hotel in Coimbra
Fado by Former Coimbra Students
to watch the video.
Our Hotel
Fund-raising by a Coimbra Student
Day 8: Coimbra
Day 9: Drive to Douro Valley, Stopping at Viseu
Cathedral of Viseu
Quinta de Santa Eufemia
View of Douro Valley from the pousada
Symbol of Portugal
Day 10-11: Porto
Cruising the Douro
Sao Bento Train Station
House of Music
Cathedral of Porto
Santa Clara Church
San Francisco Church
Coat of Arms
Pena Palace
Day of Faith
Lisbon plays
but we travel
Coimbra studies
but we travel
Porto works
but we travel
Rick Steves' Tour is
wonderful as always
We truly love our guide
La, la,la,la, la .....
At Quinta de Sta Eufemia.  Clicke here to watch the video.