European Destinations List
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Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany
A town in the district of Ansbach of Mittelfranken
(Middle Franconia), the Franconia region of Bavaria, Germany. It is well known for
its well-preserved medieval old town, a destination for tourists from around the
world. It is part of the popular Romantic Road through southern Germany.
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The second-largest city of the German federal state of Bavaria
after its capital of Munich, and its 511,628 (2016) inhabitants make it the
14th largest city of Germany. On the Pegnitz River (from its confluence with
the Rednitz in Fürth onwards: Regnitz, a tributary of the River Main) and the
Rhine–Main–Danube Canal, it lies in the Bavarian administrative region of
Middle Franconia, and is the largest city and the unofficial capital of Franconia.
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The capital and most populous city of the second most populous German federal state
of Bavaria, and, with a population of around 1.5 million, it is the third-largest city of
Germany after Berlin and Hamburg, as well as the 12th-largest city in the European Union. The
city's metropolitan region is home to 6 million people.
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Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
It is a 19th-century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above
the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. The palace was
commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and in honour of Richard Wagner. Ludwig
paid for the palace out of his personal fortune and by means of extensive borrowing, rather
than Bavarian public funds.
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Andechs Abbey, Germany
The Benedictine priory and erstwhile abbey of Andechs is a place of pilgrimage on a hill east
of the Ammersee in the Landkreis of Starnberg (Upper Bavaria) in Germany, in the municipality
Andechs. Andechs Abbey is famed for its flamboyant Baroque church and its brewery, Klosterbrauerei
Andechs. Composer Carl Orff is buried in the church.
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Dachau Concentration Camp
This was the first of the Nazi concentration camps opened in Germany, intended
to hold political prisoners. It is located on the grounds of an abandoned munitions factory
northeast of the medieval town of Dachau, about 16 km (10 mi) northwest of Munich in the state of
Bavaria, in southern Germany. Opened in 1933 by Heinrich Himmler, its purpose was enlarged to
include forced labor, and eventually, the imprisonment of Jews, German and Austrian criminals,
and eventually foreign nationals from countries that Germany occupied or invaded.
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Arromanches-les-Bains is 12 km north-east of Bayeux and 10 km west of Courseulles-sur-Mer on the coast
where the Normandy landings took place on D-Day, 6 June 1944. Access to the commune is by the D514
road from Tracy-sur-Mer in the west passing through the town and continuing to Saint-Côme-de-Fresné
in the east.
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Les Andelys, France
Quaint little village with a historic castle high above the village and the Seine River. Click here to view our Les Andelys Page.
Since the ship arrived in Rouen at mid-day, we had free time the remainder of the day to explore.
Very walkable and historic and we had a fantastic dinner there.
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Bordeaux is a port city on the Garonne in the Gironde department in Southwestern France. The
municipality (commune) of Bordeaux proper has a population of 252,040 (2016). Together with its
suburbs and satellite towns, Bordeaux is the centre of the Bordeaux Métropole. With 1,195,335 in the
metropolitan area, it is the sixth-largest in France, after Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Toulouse, and
Lille. It is the capital of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, as well as the prefecture of the Gironde
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Lake Annecy, France
Lake Annecy is a perialpine lake in Haute-Savoie in France. It is the third
largest lake in France, after the Lac du Bourget and Lac de Grand-Lieu, if the
French part of Lake Geneva (which is shared between Switzerland and France) is
excluded. It is known as "Europe's cleanest lake" because of strict environmental
regulations introduced in the 1960s. It is a popular tourist destination known
for its swimming and water sports.
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Rustiques is situated in the Aude department and Languedoc-Roussillon region (now part of the
Occitanie region), in the south of France at 10 kilometres from Carcassonne, the department
capital. Rustiques is 627 kilometres from Paris.
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Carcassonne is a French fortified city in the department of Aude, in the region of Occitanie. A
prefecture, it has a population of about 50,000.
Carcassonne is the largest walled city in Europe (among those that have their defensive wall still intact). Its citadel known as the Cité de Carcassonne, is a medieval fortress dating back to the Gallo-Roman period, and was restored by the theorist and architect Eugène Viollet-le-Duc in 1853. It was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1997. Consequently, Carcassonne relies heavily on tourism but also counts manufacturing and wine-making as some of its other key economic sectors.
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Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, more commonly known as Chamonix, is a commune in the Haute-Savoie département
in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. It was the site of the first Winter
Olympics in 1924. The commune's population of around 8,900 ranks 1,089th within the country of
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Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an area of 105
square kilometres (41 square miles) and a population of 2,206,488. Since
the 17th century, Paris has been one of Europe's major centres of finance,
commerce, fashion, science, and the arts.
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Mont Saint-Michel, France
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island and mainland commune in Normandy, France.
The island is located about one kilometer (0.6 miles) off the country's
northwestern coast, at the mouth of the Couesnon River near Avranches and is
7 hectares (17 acres) in area. The mainland part of the commune is 393
hectares (971 acres) in area so that the total surface of the commune is
400 hectares (988 acres)
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Nice is the fifth most populous city in France and the capital of the Alpes-Maritimes département.
The metropolitan area of Nice extends beyond the administrative city limits, with a population
of about 1 million on an area of 721 km2 (278 sq mi). Located in the French Riviera,
on the south east coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea, at the foot of the Alps, Nice is the
second-largest French city on the Mediterranean coast and the second-largest city in the
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region after Marseille. Nice is about 13 kilometres (8 miles)
from the principality of Monaco, and its airport is a gateway to the principality as well.
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Avignon is a commune in south-eastern France in the department of Vaucluse on the left bank of
the Rhône river. Of the 90,194 inhabitants of the city (as of 2011), about 12,000 live in the
ancient town centre enclosed by its medieval ramparts.
Between 1309 and 1377, during the Avignon Papacy, seven successive popes resided in Avignon and in 1348 Pope Clement VI bought the town from Joanna I of Naples. Papal control persisted until 1791 when, during the French Revolution, it became part of France. The town is now the capital of the Vaucluse department and one of the few French cities to have preserved its ramparts.
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Lyon is the third-largest city and second-largest urban area of France. It is located in the
country's east-central part at the confluence of the rivers Rhône and Saône, about 470 km (292 mi)
south from Paris, 320 km (199 mi) north from Marseille and 56 km (35 mi) northeast from
Saint-Étienne. Inhabitants of the city are called Lyonnais.
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Arles is a city and commune in the south of France, in the Bouches-du-Rhône department, of which
it is a subprefecture, in the former province of Provence.
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Our visit to Châteauneuf-du-Pape was part of a Viking River Cruise
("Avignon & Provence") we
were on, and we took a bus tour to visit this beautiful wine region in Provence.
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Pérouges is a commune in the Ain department in eastern France. It is a medieval walled town 30
km (19 mi) northeast of Lyon. It is perched on a small hill that overlooks the plain of the
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Vienne is a department in the French region of Nouvelle-Aquitaine. It takes its name from the
Established on March 4, 1790 during the French Revolution, Vienne is one of the original 83 departments. It was created from parts of the former provinces of Poitou, Touraine, and Berry, the latter being a part of the Duchy of Aquitaine until the 15th century.
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The Palace of Versailles was the principal royal residence of France from 1682, under Louis XIV, until the
start of the French Revolution in 1789, under Louis XVI. It is located in the department of Yvelines, in
the region of Île-de-France, about 20 kilometres (12 miles) southwest of the centre of Paris.
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Monaco is a sovereign city-state, country, and microstate on the French Riviera in Western Europe.
France borders the country on three sides while the other side borders the Mediterranean Sea.
Monaco is also located close to Italy, although it has no direct border.
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Lake Hallstatt, Austria
Hallstätter See or Lake Hallstatt is a lake in the Salzkammergut, Austria, located at
47°34′43″N 13°39′38″E. It is named after Hallstatt, a small market town in Austria, famous for its
salt mining since prehistoric times and the starting point of the world's oldest and still working
industrial pipeline – for brine to Bad Ischl (since 1596) and further to Ebensee.
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Salzburg literally means "salt castle", is the fourth-largest city in Austria and the capital of Federal State
Its historic centre (Altstadt) is renowned for its baroque architecture and is one of the best-preserved city centres north of the Alps, with 27 churches. It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. The city has three universities and a large population of students. Tourists also visit Salzburg to tour the historic centre and the scenic Alpine surroundings.
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Amsterdam is the capital city and most populous municipality of the Netherlands. Its status as the
capital is mandated by the Constitution of the Netherlands, although it is not the seat of the
government, which is The Hague. Amsterdam has a population of 851,373 within the city proper,
1,351,587 in the urban area and 2,410,960 in the metropolitan area. The city is located in the province
of North Holland in the west of the country but is not its capital, which is Haarlem. The metropolitan
area comprises much of the northern part of the Randstad, one of the larger conurbations in Europe,
with a population of approximately 8 million.
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Zaanse Schans, Netherlands
Zaanse Schans is a neighbourhood of Zaandam, near Zaandijk, Netherlands. It is best known for its collection of well-preserved historic windmills and houses. From 1961 to 1974 old buildings from all over the Zaanstreek were relocated using lowboy trailers to the area. The Zaans Museum, established in 1994 near the first Zaanse Schans windmill, is located south of the neighbourhood.Click the image to the left to view our Zaanse Schans Image Gallery, or click here to visit our Zaanse Schans page.
Bruges is the capital and largest city of the province of West Flanders in the Flemish Region of
Belgium, in the northwest of the country.
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Copenhagen is the capital and most populous city of Denmark. As of July 2018, the city has a population
of 777,218 (616,098 in Copenhagen Municipality, 103,914 in Frederiksberg Municipality, 43,005 in
Tårnby Municipality, and 14,201 in Dragør Municipality). It forms the core of the wider urban area
of Copenhagen (population 1,627,705) and the Copenhagen metropolitan area (population 2,057,737).
Copenhagen is situated on the eastern coast of the island of Zealand; another small portion of the city
is located on Amager, and is separated from Malmö, Sweden, by the strait of Øresund. The Øresund Bridge
connects the two cities by rail and road.
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Oslo is the capital and most populous city of Norway. It constitutes both a county and a
municipality. Founded in the year 1040 as Ánslo, and established as a kaupstad or trading place
in 1048 by Harald Hardrada, the city was elevated to a bishopric in 1070 and a capital under
Haakon V of Norway around 1300. Personal unions with Denmark from 1397 to 1523 and again from
1536 to 1814 reduced its influence, and with Sweden from 1814 to 1905 it functioned as a
co-official capital. After being destroyed by a fire in 1624, during the reign of King Christian
IV, a new city was built closer to Akershus Fortress and named Christiania in the king's honour.
It was established as a municipality (formannskapsdistrikt) on 1 January 1838. The city's name
was spelled Kristiania between 1877 and 1897 by state and municipal authorities, respectively.
In 1925 the city was renamed Oslo.
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Bergen is a city and municipality in Hordaland on the west coast of Norway. At the end of the first quarter
of 2018, the municipality's population was 280,216, and the Bergen metropolitan region has about 420,000
inhabitants. Bergen is the second-largest city in Norway. The municipality covers 465 square kilometres
(180 sq mi) and is on the peninsula of Bergenshalvøyen. The city centre and northern neighbourhoods are on
Byfjorden, 'the city fjord', and the city is surrounded by mountains; Bergen is known as the 'city of seven
mountains'. Many of the extra-municipal suburbs are on islands. Bergen is the administrative centre of Hordaland,
and consists of eight boroughs - Arna, Bergenhus, Fana, Fyllingsdalen, Laksevåg, Ytrebygda, Årstad, and Åsane.
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Flåm is a village in Flåmsdalen, at the inner end of the Aurlandsfjorden—a branch of Sognefjorden.
The village is located in the municipality of Aurland in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. In 2014
its inhabitants numbered 350.
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Grindelwald is a village and municipality in the Interlaken-Oberhasli administrative district
in the canton of Berne in Switzerland. In addition to the village of Grindelwald, the municipality
also includes the settlements of Alpiglen, Burglauenen, Grund, Itramen, Mühlebach, Schwendi,
Tschingelberg and Wargistal.
Grindelwald village is located at 3,392 feet above sea level in the Bernese Alps.
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Lake Como, Italy
Lake Como is a lake of glacial origin in Lombardy, Italy. It has an area of 146 square kilometres
(56 sq mi), making it the third-largest lake in Italy, after Lake Garda and Lake Maggiore. At
over 400 metres (1,300 feet) deep, it is one of the deepest lakes in Europe, and the bottom of
the lake is more than 200 metres (660 ft) below sea level.
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Rome is the capital city of Italy and a special comune (named Comune di Roma Capitale). Rome also
serves as the capital of the Lazio region. With 2,868,782 residents in 1,285 km2 (496.1 sq mi),
it is also the country's most populated comune. It is the fourth-most populous city in the European
Union by population within city limits. It is the centre of the Metropolitan City of Rome, which
has a population of 4.3 million residents. Rome is located in the central-western portion of
the Italian Peninsula, within Lazio (Latium), along the shores of the Tiber. The Vatican City
(the smallest country in the world) is an independent country inside the city boundaries of Rome,
the only existing example of a country within a city: for this reason Rome has been often
defined as capital of two states.
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Florence is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany. It is the most populous city in Tuscany,
with 383,084 inhabitants in 2013, and over 1,520,000 in its metropolitan area.
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Venice is a city in northeastern Italy and the capital of the Veneto region. It
is situated across a group of 118 small islands that are separated by canals and linked by over
400 bridges. The islands are located in the shallow Venetian Lagoon, an enclosed bay that lies
between the mouths of the Po and the Piave rivers (more exactly between the Brenta and the Sile).
Parts of Venice are renowned for the beauty of their settings, their architecture, and artwork.
The lagoon and a part of the city are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Pisa is a city and comune in Tuscany, central Italy, straddling the Arno just before it empties
into the Ligurian Sea. It is the capital city of the Province of Pisa. Although Pisa is known
worldwide for its leaning tower (the bell tower of the city's cathedral), the city of over 91,104
residents (around 200,000 with the metropolitan area) contains more than 20 other historic
churches, several medieval palaces, and various bridges across the Arno. Much of the city's
architecture was financed from its history as one of the Italian maritime republics.
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San Gimignano, Italy
San Gimignano is a small walled medieval hill town in the province of Siena, Tuscany, north-central
Italy. Known as the Town of Fine Towers, San Gimignano is famous for its medieval architecture,
unique in the preservation of about a dozen of its tower houses, which, with its hilltop setting
and encircling walls, form "an unforgettable skyline". Within the walls, the well-preserved
buildings include notable examples of both Romanesque and Gothic architecture, with outstanding
examples of secular buildings as well as churches. The Palazzo Comunale, the Collegiate Church and
Church of Sant' Agostino contain frescos, including cycles dating from the 14th and 15th centuries.
The "Historic Centre of San Gimignano" is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Livorno is a port city on the Ligurian Sea on the western coast of Tuscany, Italy. It is the capital of
the Province of Livorno, having a population of 158,493 residents in December 2017. It has traditionally
been known in English as Leghorn.
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Siena is a beautiful medieval town that has retained its character and its quality, and that has
had a great influence on art, architecture and town planning in the Middle Ages, both in Italy
and elsewhere in Europe. The historic center of Siena, is bordered by a wall of 7 km (built
from the fourteenth to sixteenth century) with a path that follows the contours of the three
hills on which the city is built.
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Madrid is the capital of Spain and the largest municipality in both the Community of Madrid and
Spain as a whole. The city has almost 3.2 million inhabitants and a metropolitan area population
of approximately 6.5 million. It is the third-largest city in the European Union (EU), smaller than
only London and Berlin, and its monocentric metropolitan area is the third-largest in the EU,
smaller only than those of London and Paris. The municipality covers 604.3 km2 (233.3 sq mi).
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Toledo is a city and municipality located in central Spain; it is the capital of the province of
Toledo and the autonomous community of Castile–La Mancha. Toledo was declared a World Heritage
Site by UNESCO in 1986 for its extensive monumental and cultural heritage.
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Cadiz is 4,456 sea miles from Florida and 637 sea miles northwest of Funchal Madeira.
Cádiz is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in Western Europe, with archaeological remains
dating back 3,100 years & was founded by the Phoenicians. It has been a principal home port of the Spanish
Navy since the accession of the Spanish Bourbons in the 18th century. The city is a member of the Most
Ancient European Towns Network. It is also the site of the University of Cádiz.
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Seville is the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Andalusia and the province of Seville, Spain.
It is situated on the plain of the river Guadalquivir. The inhabitants of the city are known as sevillanos
or hispalenses, after the Roman name of the city, Hispalis. Seville has a municipal population of about 690,000 as
of 2016, and a metropolitan population of about 1.5 million, making it the fourth-largest city in Spain and the 30th
most populous municipality in the European Union. Its Old Town, with an area of 4 square kilometres (2 sq mi),
contains three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Alcázar palace complex, the Cathedral and the General Archive of the
Indies. The Seville harbour, located about 80 kilometres (50 miles) from the Atlantic Ocean, is the only river port in
Spain. Seville is also the hottest major metropolitan area in the geographical Southwestern Europe, with
summer average high temperatures of above 35 °C (95 °F).
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Malaga is 4,597.5 sea miles from Florida and 141.5 sea miles from Cadiz. It is a municipality, capital of
the Province of Málaga, in the Autonomous Community of Andalusia, Spain. With a population of 571,026 in 2018, it is
the second-most populous city of Andalusia and the sixth-largest in Spain. The southernmost large city in Europe, it
lies on the Costa del Sol (Coast of the Sun) of the Mediterranean, about 100 kilometres (62.14 miles) east of the
Strait of Gibraltar and about 130 km (80.78 mi) north of Africa.
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Cartagena is 4,796.5 sea miles from Florida and 199 sea miles from Malaga. It is a
major naval station located in the Region of Murcia, by the Mediterranean coast, south-eastern
Spain. As of January 2018, it has a population of 213,943 inhabitants, being the Region’s second-largest
municipality and the country’s sixth-largest non-Province-capital city. The metropolitan area of Cartagena,
known as Campo de Cartagena, has a population of 409,586 inhabitants.
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Mallorca is 5,130.5 sea miles from Florida and 334 sea miles from Cartagena. Since December 2016 Palma
is the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of the Balearic Islands in Spain. It
is situated on the south coast of Mallorca on the Bay of Palma. The Cabrera Archipelago, though
widely separated from Palma proper, is administratively considered part of the municipality. As of 2018,
Palma de Mallorca Airport serves over 29 million passengers per year.
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Barcelona is 5,283.5 sea miles from Florida and 153 sea miles from Palma de Mallorca. It is the
capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Catalonia, as well as the second most populous
municipality of Spain. With a population of 1.6 million within city limits, its urban area extends to
numerous neighbouring municipalities within the Province of Barcelona and is home to around 4.8 million people, making
it the sixth most populous urban area in the European Union after Paris, London, Madrid, the Ruhr area and Milan. It
is one of the largest metropolises on the Mediterranean Sea, located on the coast between the mouths of the rivers
Llobregat and Besòs, and bounded to the west by the Serra de Collserola mountain range, the tallest peak of which is
512 metres (1,680 feet) high.
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A drive through Portugal
Come on in and read how we flew into Northern Portugal (at Porto) and took a driving trip through
the entire country! Starting at the Porto Airport, a drive out through the Douro River Valley,
on to the Atlantic Ocean at Nazaré, Lisbon, Portimão and then back to Lisbon to return home.
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Lisbon is the capital and the largest city of Portugal, with an estimated population of 505,526
within its administrative limits in an area of 100.05 km2. Its urban area extends beyond the city's
administrative limits with a population of around 2.8 million people, being the 11th-most populous
urban area in the European Union. About 3 million people live in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area
(which represents approximately 27% of the country's population). It is mainland Europe's
westernmost capital city and the only one along the Atlantic coast. Lisbon lies in the western
Iberian Peninsula on the Atlantic Ocean and the River Tagus. The westernmost areas of its metro
area form the westernmost point of Continental Europe, which is known as Cabo da Roca, located
in the Sintra Mountains.
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Praia do Norte (Nazaré), Portugal
The Praia do Norte (North Beach) is a Portuguese beach located in Nazaré, Portugal, which due to
its great conditions of surfing and its giant breaking waves was listed on the Guinness Book of
Records for the biggest waves ever surfed.
Praia do Norte’s very high breaking waves form due to the presence of the underwater Nazaré Canyon. The canyon creates constructive interference between incoming swell waves which tends to make the waves much larger.
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Douro River Valley, Portugal
The Douro is one of the major rivers of the Iberian Peninsula, flowing from its source near Duruelo
de la Sierra in Soria Province across northern-central Spain and Portugal to its outlet at Porto.
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Portimão is a town (Portuguese: cidade) and a municipality in the district of Faro, in the Algarve
region of southern Portugal. The population in 2011 was 55,614, in an area of 182.06 km². It was
formerly known as Vila Nova de Portimão. In 1924, it was incorporated as a cidade and became known
merely as Portimão. Historically a fishing and shipbuilding centre, it has nonetheless developed
into a strong tourist centre oriented along its beaches and southern coast. The two most populous
towns in the Algarve are Portimão and Faro.
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Cape St. Vincent, Portugal
Cape St. Vincent is a headland in the municipality of Vila do Bispo, in the Algarve, southern
Portugal. It is the southwesternmost point of Portugal and of mainland Europe.
It forms the southwestern end of the E9 European Coastal Path, which runs for 5,000 km (3,100 mi) to Narva-Jõesuu in Estonia. Approximately six kilometers from the village of Sagres, the cape is a landmark for a ship traveling to or from the Mediterranean. The cliffs rise nearly vertically from the Atlantic to a height of 75 meters. The cape is a site of exuberant marine life and a high concentration of birds nesting on the cliffs, such as the rare Bonelli's eagle, peregrine falcons, kites, rock thrushes, rock pigeons, storks and herons.
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Ponta Delgada, Portugal
Ponta Delgada 3,198 sea miles from Florida and 914 sea miles southwest of Portugal. It
is the largest municipality (concelho) and economic
capital of the Autonomous Region of the Azores in Portugal. It is located on São Miguel Island,
the largest and most populous in the Azores archipelago.
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Funchal is 3,797 sea miles from Florida and 648 sea miles southwest of Portugal.
Funchal is the largest city, the municipal seat and the capital of Portugal's Autonomous Region of
Madeira, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean. The city has a population of 111,892, making it the sixth
largest city in Portugal, and has been the capital of Madeira for more than five centuries. Because
of its high cultural and historical value, Funchal is one of Portugal's main tourist attractions. It
is also popular as a destination for New Year's Eve, and it is the leading Portuguese port on cruise
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