Club ABC Tours Offers Great Travel Values to Portugal's Cosmopolitan Capital of Lisbon

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Club ABC Tours, one of the largest private travel clubs in the country, invites travelers to enjoy the culturally rich and thoroughly modern city of Lisbon, Portugal. Its 6-day independent air/land travel package, "Lisbon Weekend Escape," starts at just $899 per person and includes roundtrip airfare on regularly scheduled flights from Newark, roundtrip airport to hotel transfers, 4-star accommodations, buffet breakfast daily, hotel taxes and service charges, as well as a half-day panoramic city tour.

Club ABC Tours, one of the largest private travel clubs in the country, invites travelers to enjoy the culturally rich and thoroughly modern city of Lisbon, Portugal. Its 6-day independent air/land travel package, "Lisbon Weekend Escape," starts at just $899 per person and includes roundtrip airfare on regularly scheduled flights from Newark, roundtrip airport to hotel transfers, 4-star accommodations, buffet breakfast daily, hotel taxes and service charges, as well as a half-day panoramic city tour. Prices are based on double occupancy and include fuel and handling charges. Departures from other U.S. cities are available at an additional cost. Because of limited availability, early reservations are recommended.    

Old World Meets the New

Located on the Iberian Peninsula, Portugal has a rich mix of architecture, culture and history. During the 15th century, it was a naval powerhouse and home to Ferdinand Magellan, the first man to circumnavigate the world. Baixa, the center of Lisbon, Portugal's capital city, is being considered for UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Popular tourist attractions include Aqueduct of the Free Waters, Belem Tower, Lisbon Cathedral, Monument of the Discoveries, Museums of Ancient Art and Portuguese-Style Tile Mosaics, and the National Theater of Saint Carlos.

Lisbon also enjoys a contemporary side, offering an active nightlife, shopping and world-class dining. From its music-driven bars, to its boutiques and shopping malls stocked with both discounted brands and top international fashion brands, to its fine selection of restaurants known for their grilled-fish specialties, the city's beat is diverse and distinctive. Best of all, non-European Union residents can experience it all tax-free. On average, the city's weather is moderate, with a whopping 3,300 hours of sun per year.

The Accommodations - Centrally Located and Well Appointed

For this special "Lisbon City Stay" promotion, travelers will stay at the Hotel Mundial, a large 4-star hotel located in the heart of Lisbon, near Rossio Square. Recently renovated, the hotel features a full range of services, including car rental, currency exchange, travel assistance and 24-hour room service. Its most attractive feature is a rooftop terrace overlooking the Castle of Saint George and its surroundings.

"While Lisbon has a very young and trendy feel, it still maintains its traditional elements," says Robert Paris, Club ABC Tours' Co-president. "Club ABC's half-day panoramic city tour is an ideal way for travelers to get their bearings, see a few of the major attractions, and enjoy a relaxing wine tasting in Alfama, one of the city's oldest quarters. They then have plenty of time to enjoy all that Lisbon has to offer and to really make the stay their own."

About Club ABC Tours

Club ABC Tours is a members-only travel club that has been providing outstanding vacation values since 1966. Most packages include airfare and feature either first class or deluxe accommodations (4- and 5-Star only). Members book directly with Club ABC by phone, online or by mail. Membership is available for only $30 per year, $45 for two years, or $60 for three years. Each membership covers a maximum of two adults per household and their dependent children. For more information, please call 1-888-TOURS-ABC (868-7722) or log on to http://www.clubabc.com.

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