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140 South Lake Avenue, Suite 280
Pasadena, California

Maria Ortega

TravelStore - Pasadena
Pasadena, California
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I've been fortunate to have visited the Iberian Peninsula many times to explore and experience both Portugal and Spain. I'll share with you the best each of these world-class destinations offers.

First Portugal. On previous visits, I've explored and experienced on foot the ancient route of the Camino de Santiago beginning in Oporto. I've toured Portugal's most popular and important cities - including Lisbon, Sintra, Oporto, the Algarve and Alentejo region, and Evora. I'll share with you the Pousadas de Portugal - a chain of luxury, historical or traditional hotels - and we'll make your reservations to fit your interests and budget.

Together, we'll discuss the incredible opportunities for tours (with a private guide) and historic sights (to include the Tower of Belém, Pena Palace - a UNESCO World Heritage site, or Paço das Escolas - the historic center of the University of Coimbra.) And last, but certainly not least, we'll talk about exciting luxury wine river cruises that sail the Douro Valley River, and special wine tastings at the finest local wineries and private cellars.

Next: Spain! I love this country, too. During the last 15 years, I've had the wonderful opportunity to visit, explore and experience this dynamic and diverse destination - at least 25 times! I am fluent in Spanish which has allowed me to explore in-depth almost every popular and major city, town and region. I've traveled here solo, as part of a group, with family members, on educational (familiarization) trips and aboard a cruise ship on a Mediterranean itinerary.

In addition to being recognized as a Specialist for both Spain and Portugal, I'm proud to be the recipient of the 360 Certification - awarded by the Spanish Tourist Board. Working together, we'll select the perfect hotel/resort to exceed your every expectation, recommend festivals, attractions, and restaurants - that feature the best in local, authentic cuisines; wine-tasting and culinary events, historical sites and cultural activities, as well as suggesting and arranging the perfect off-the-beaten path excursions to ensure an unforgettable adventure to these two amazing destinations. Your upcoming vacation to Portugal and Spain... just a phone call way.

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