Friday November 27, 2020

An Iberian odyssey

A coach tour with a difference takes Ros Drinkwater on a spectacular cultural and scenic journey from Lisbon to Seville

22nd April, 2015

Afloat on the beautiful Lake Alqueva, you feel a world away from civilisation. And you are. The 97 square mile, man-made lake is so far from human habitation it was the first site to be Unesco-certified as a Starlight Tourism Destination, officially known as the Alqueva Lake Dark Sky Zone. We were aboard the Westlander, a 60-foot sailing barge built in 1913 to haul goods on Dutch canals, and brought to Portugal by a Dutchman...

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