Coimbra is about 2 hours north of Lisbon, clustered over the River Mondego, and home to the oldest university in Portugal. As a great university (1288) students came from Lisbon and Porto and brought their guitars. Over a century and a half ago, a new style of Fado was born. They sang to impress a young women, than they sang their anguish for not succeeding in impressing a young woman. And they sang of Coimbra, a city they came to love.
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Portugal is one of the hottest emerging destinations in Europe. American travel jumped by more then 20% this year in terms of overnights and visitors (January to July), TAP launched two new gateway cities from the US, United kicked off DC-Lisbon flights, and Delta announced it will offer a new nonstop from JFK. Hotels are opening by the dozen – so obviously we have too much “new” news to squeeze into one newsletter – so let us offer a few fun new offerings in Portugal.
Azores Airlines has a great deal for an Azores escape this fall. The airline is offering a deal with two different islands (São Miguel and Terceira), including hotel and breakfast. The deal includes round trip non-stop air from Boston to Ponta Delgada (São Miguel) and a connection to Terceira. Plus, get, four nights at a hotel in Ponta Delgada, two nights at another hotel in Terceira and breakfast - all for $879 per person.
Madeira: The island of Madeira lies in the Atlantic ocean, 750 miles southwest of Lisbon. This is a temperate paradise – always warm in winter, and never too warm in summer. An island of flowers, wine, elegant resorts, fascinating villages and landscapes, Madeira, with its romantic capital of Funchal, has been a travelers’ favorite ever since its discovery in the 15th century.
Azores Airlines knows that every now and then getting away is not a bad idea. So, this fall, the airline is offering a Thanksgiving escape to the Azores. Their Thanksgiving deal is from Boston to Ponta Delgada with round trip, non-stop air, a 5-star seaside resort hotel, transfers and breakfast. All for just $799 per person. The flight departs from Boston on November 21 and returns on November 26, 2017.