The Portuguese conquered Brazil and the East Indies in the 15th and 16th century. Not only did they bring back immense fortunes to invest in land and buildings but they also brought back seeds and plants. Our tours to Portugal visit many of the country’s most outstanding houses and gardens. In the humid and temperate climate of Northern Portugal we visit gardens which include some of the original specimens of Camelia, Wisteria and Rhododendron brought back from the East and discover how azulejos (tiles) and water were used to create an important oasis away from the scorching summer sun. Portugal and Madeira are visited by many people each year but very few visit its gardens. Join us for an experience to remember !
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- PortugalJoin us on 1 April 2019 for this 8 day tour of the Gardens & Flowers of Madeira. Staying at the very comfortable 5* Vidamar Resort Hotel you'll meet your tour leader and fellow garden visitors during complimentary welcome drinks on the the first evening of your stay on the Island. The second day will be spent introducing you to what has become known as Madeiran Garden Style. With its superb mild all year round climate (between 73°F (23°C) - 61°F (16°C)) the Island has become an important destination for garden and plant lovers from all over the world. Over the next 5 days we will explore the Island, its gardens and varied landscapes by luxury coach. We'll visit 16 exceptional gardens each of which has been hand picked to represent the best the Island has to offer. Of course, we'll visit the world famous Botanic Garden. But we'll also explore the lesser known northern and eastern parts of the Island where we'll encounter the varied landscapes and different gardens that support more than 2000 different native plants that grow there.8 Days7 NightsEasy Garden Tours€1,924 – €2,324