Dreamscapes Travel & Lifestyle

Fall/Winter 2018

Dreamscapes Travel & Lifestyle Magazine

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Portugal One of the oldest countries in Europe, Portugal is known for its geography and strategic location. The Atlantic Ocean and the Tagus estuary yield amazing seafood and sunbathing spots. Farther inland, the bucolic pastures of the Alentejo region are ideal for raising crops and the famous Lusi- tano horses. There, at their 18 th -century Lusitano stud farm, Tiago and Vera host a Be My Guest lunch for Trafalgar passengers. Portuguese clay is also an ideal ingre- dient for the ubiquitous Azulejos ceramic tiles, on display formally at Lisbon's National Tile Museum. Lisbon is home to the Monument of the Discoveries, a fanciful sculpture of a ship that pays homage to intrepid 16 th -century sailors—among them Vasco da Gama and Ferdinand Magellan—departing on voyages of discovery to South America, Africa, India and the Orient. During that time, Belém Tower was erected as part of a defence system to deter invaders. The nearby Monastery of the Hieronymites provided housing for monks whose mission was to offer spiritual guidance to navigators and sailors heading out. Farther north is the world-famous Shrine of Fátima, where thousands of pilgrims every year travel to the site of religious apparitions and miracles. The museum on the premises provides interpretations of these events. BEST OF ITALY A boot-shaped country just slightly bigger than Labrador, Italy has bestowed on the world some of history's greatest gifts. Among my favourites are wine, cuisine, opera, art, fashion and architecture. And, of course, "la dolce vita"—a concept that has been part of the English vocabulary since the 1960 Fellini film of that name. This carefully crafted 13-day journey will delight guests who are seeking culturally immersive experiences. Hot spots include Rome's Vatican Museums, where Michelan- gelo created some of his finest work, and the iconic Colosseum, whose stunning archi- tecture defines the city. I'm looking forward to watching glassblowers on the island of Giudecca create splendid Venetian glass masterpieces during a Trafalgar Cultural Insight, and in Milan, mingling with inter- national fashion mavens. Outside the major centres, we'll be rolling through voluptuous Tuscany and visiting Monte Cassino, Verona, Pisa and Florence. On breathtaking Lake Maggiore, the group will join Signor Telli for an exclusive Be My Guest dinner at his family restaurant on the secluded Isola Madre. And for a splash of extra glamour, we'll cruise to the Isle of Capri (and I'll be wearing capris) and stop at Lake Como, where George and Amal Clooney vacation in their opulent villas. Let the good times roll for an excellent fortnight. TRAVEL PLANNER For more information and brochures, contact your local travel agent or visit trafalgar.com/en-ca/autumn-winter-spring-2018-19. DREAMSCAPES FALL/ WINTER 2018 38 DS ABOVE: Enjoy a Be My Guest dining experience in Italy. Trafalgar

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