Following our Silver Whisper cruise from Southampton to Lisbon, we stayed two nights at Altis Belem Hotel & Spa, a luxury hotel situated on the waterfront where we watched Silver Whisper sail away from Lisbon. Check out Silver Whisper Video: Departing Lisbon, Plus Details On Its World Cruise On Saturday, we toured Lisbon with Mary Goudie,… [Read More]
Wednesday we posted about our Post Silver Whisper Cruise: Touring Lisbon With Mary & Rui. Today, we have another video about spending A Day With Our Lisbon Tour Designer. Enjoy! Trouble viewing the video? Click here.
We could not have asked for a better location to pitch camp for two nights in Lisbon following our cruise on Silver Whisper. Situated on the fabled Tagus River in the cultural and historic quarter of Belém, the five-star Altis Belém Hotel & Spa sits squarely between the two main monuments that represent the Portuguese discoveries: the Belém… [Read More]
We spent a fun and informative morning and afternoon touring Lisbon with Mary Harrison Goudie, who bills herself as a “Tour Designer,” at her website Your Lisbon Guide. Our morning started off with a rollicking ride along the narrow streets of Lisbon in pursuit of trams. Check out the video. Trouble viewing the video? Click… [Read More]
I am in Lisbon today with my 17-year-old daughter Britton. We stepped off Silver Whisper yesterday, a sad farewell because of the many friends we had made. With that in mind, I need to take a moment to brag about my daughter, so please pardon this commercial break. I first met Britton on June 1,… [Read More]
Thursday morning my 17-year-old daughter Britton and I leave London for Southampton, where we’ll step aboard the lovely Silver Whisper. We have an exciting itinerary, with two ports of call in France, including an overnight in beautiful Bordeaux (Silver Whisper is small enough to dock alongside in the city center), four ports of call in… [Read More]
Have you ever had to run through an airport? I did yesterday at Charles de Gaulle. My 15-year-old son was flying home after our nearly monthlong vacation on two cruises. I stayed with him until his flight departed. That was in Terminal 1. My flight was in Terminal 2a, as far away from Terminal 1… [Read More]
Saturday, May 14, 2011 – This morning in Lisbon, I joined a Silversea Cruises shore excursion called Romantic Sintra & Portuguese Riviera. The 4.5-hour tour on a modern and uncrowded motorcoach took us to the enchanting fairy-tale town of Sintra, a mountainous and multi-castled town that was once a favorite destination of 19th-century aristocrats. We had about 90… [Read More]