Experience Portugal at a relaxed pace while taking in the important cities of Lisbon and Oporto—typical towns and villages and the stunning north-west coastline. Throughout this tour, you’ll visit the must-see attractions, including the 16th-century Jeronimos Monastery. Often regarded as Lisbon’s most important landmark, it was traditional for Portuguese seafarers to pray in the chapel before their departure to the unknown. You’ll visit the Sanctuary of our Lady of the Rosary in Fátima, a pilgrimage site where apparitions of the Virgin Mary were reported by three local children in 1917; the 700-year-old university in Coimbra; the Arabian Hall in the Stock Exchange in Oporto, and the Ossuary Chapel in Evora, with its bone- and skull-covered walls. For this exceptional escorted tour of Portugal, Globus has arranged some special treats so that you can savor Portuguese cuisine and wine. Enjoy a port wine tasting at one of the local wine cellars in Oporto, an olive oil tasting in Belmonte (birthplace of Pedro Alvares Cabral, discoverer of Brazil), and tapas with wine at the Quinta da Aveleda winery. All of this and much more awaits you on this wonderful Portuguese Escape!
- 8 night guided vacation First Class coach tour with individual headsets throughout the tour
- 8 nights in First Class or Moderate First-Class accommodation below or similar
- 13 Meals: 8 breakfast daily; 5 three-course dinners with wine, including welcome and farewell dinners in Lisbon and a dinner in Viseu at a local restaurant
- Round trip transfers from airport to hotel and hotel to airport
|Oct 28-Nov 25, 2023||from $1919 including tax|
|Nov 30, Dec 2, 7, 2023||from $1839 including tax|
|Pre-Pay Gratuities (Tour Director & Driver)||add $110 per person|
|Single Supplement||add $350|
Roundtrip flights to Lisbon additional but can be added once available. Note: Globus requires passport and emergency contact information with final payment.
LISBON – Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Alfama quarter and Jeronimos Monastery; farewell dinner OBIDOS – Walk around the medieval town
NAZARÉ – Stop in the fishing harbor town
ALCOBAÇA – Visit the Church of Santa Maria Monastery
FATIMA – Visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary
TOMAR – Visit the Convent of Christ
COIMBRA – Visit the University
OPORTO – Guided sightseeing, visit the Arabian Hall in the Stock Exchange; port wine tasting
GUIMARAES – Walk through the medieval center
QUINTA DA AVELEDA – Enjoy Portuguese tapas with wine and explore its splendid gardens
VISEU – Dinner at a local restaurant
BELMONTE – Visit the Jewish Museum; olive oil tasting
CASTELO DE VIDE – Walk through the Jewish quarter
EVORA – Visit a cork factory, guided walking tour, visit the gothic cathedral, the Sao Francisco Church, and the Ossuary Chapel
Day 1 ARRIVE IN LISBON, PORTUGAL (D)
Welcome to Lisbon! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. Hotel: Hotel Novotel Lisboa, Mercure Lisboa or similar (2 nights)
Day 2 LISBON (B)
LISBON Guided sightseeing includes Jeronimo’s Monastery and its Cloister and a photo stop at Belem Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries.
Day 3 LISBON–OBIDOS– NAZARÉ–ALCOBAÇA–FÁTIMA–TOMAR (B/D)
OBIDOS Walking orientation of the medieval town. NAZARÉ Free time to browse. ALCOBAÇA Visit the Church of Santa Maria Monastery. FÁTIMA Visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary en route to Tomar. Hotel: Dos Templarios or similar
Day 4 TOMAR–COIMBRA–PORTO (B)
TOMAR Visit the Convent of Christ. COIMBRA Visit the University. Scenic drive en route to Porto. Optional to Add: Cruise on the Douro River followed by an authentic Portuguese dinner. Hotel: NH Collection Porto Batalha or similar (2 nights)
Day 5 PORTO (B)
PORTO Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes a panoramic drive to the mouth of the Douro River and the cathedral. Visit the Arabian Hall in the Stock Exchange. Port wine tasting at a local cellar. Free time this afternoon.
Day 6 PORTO–GUIMARAES–PENAFIEL–VISEU (B/D)
GUIMARAES Orientation walk through the medieval center PENAFIEL Visit the gardens of the Quinta da Aveleda winery and Portuguese tapas tasting. Scenic drive through the port wine vineyards en route to Viseu. VISEU Dinner with regional specialties and wine at a local restaurant. Hotel: Grao Vasco or similar
Day 7 VISEU–BELMONTE–CASTELO DE VIDE–EVORA (B/D)
BELMONTE Visit the Jewish Museum. Olive-oil tasting. CASTELO DE VIDE Walk through the Jewish Quarter, followed by free time. EVORA Visit a cork factory. Hotel: M’ar De Ar Muralhas or similar
Day 8 EVORA–LISBON (B/D)
EVORA Guided walking tour includes the Gothic cathedral, the Sao Francisco Church, and the Ossuary Chapel. Free time for lunch. LISBON Farewell dinner at the hotel. Hotel: Hotel Novotel Lisboa, Mercure Lisboa or similar
Day 9 LISBON (B)
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.