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DESTINATIONS

Lisbon, Portugal

Portugal's capital spreads on seven hills overlooking the Tagus River. Explore the Moorish Alfama quarter, where many streets are only eight feet wide, plus two jewels of Manueline architecture: Belem Tower and Jeronimo's Monastery where Vasco da Gama is entombed. You may want to visit 1998's World Expo or tour the town of Sintra, where sumptuous palaces were built with the gold of the New World.

Oporto, Portugal

Welcome to the great wine region of Portugal, beautifully situated along the Douro River. Oporto's gardens are filled with roses, its blue-tiled churches with works of art.

Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal

The Azores islands are located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. They are named after a bird found in the area that is part of the hawk family. There are a total of nine beautiful islands which legend attributes as being the remains of the lost continent of Atlantis.

The Azores are garden-like outlines on the horizons of the sea. The blue and green of it's lagoons and coves help define a pace of life in which there is time to stop and appreciate living. With art treasures that recall pages of centuries-long history and nature in all its original beauty, visitors are invited to discover and experience a different world.

Funchal, Madeira, (Portugal)

A popular resort with Europeans, this Portuguese island boasts a scenic coast. The famous Madeira grapes grow on its terraced hills. See Santa Catarina Park, Santa Clara Convent and a 15th century fort built to protect against pirate attacks.