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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!

Inclusions

  • 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
Nov 24, 2022 from $1789 including tax
Dec 12, 2022 from $1949 including tax
Jan 14-Feb 9, 2023 from $1719 including tax
Feb 11-Mar 4, 2023 from $1789 including tax
Mar 9,11,16,18, 2023 from $1999 including tax
Pre-Pay Gratuities
(Tour Director & Driver)
add $110 per person
 Single Travellers add $350

Roundtrip flights to Lisbon additional but can be added once available.

Note: Globus requires passport and emergency contact information with final payment.

 

Vacation Highlights

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.

Terms & Conditions

All rates are per person, based on double occupancy in Canadian dollars (unless otherwise stated) New bookings only. Space and price may be limited and subject to availability at the time of booking.  Errors or omissions may occur on the above information with no guarantee of being honoured. Terms and conditions apply. Tax is not included in the above base fare. Above tax amount includes non-refundable $30 per adult Booking Management Fee. $50 per adult cancellation fee. Not included in the above rates: Xpresspost fee, recommended medical, cancellation or baggage insurance. Child rate is applicable when travelling with 2 paying adults sharing 1 hotel room, using the existing bedding. Price Match Policy: Travel Best Bets makes every effort to remain competitive by offering our ‘Match or Beat Any Price’ offer however due to certain restrictions  there will be some product we cannot match or beat. Please note the star ratings found on www.travelbestbets.com are determined by Travel Best Bets based on a number of factors and may not match the star rating found in the Tour Operator’s brochure. Please view our star ratings by clicking here. Due to an increasing volume of disputed bookings, we will only accept payment for air only travel to India, the Philippines and the continent of Africa through the following means: book and pay cash in person or by direct deposit into our business account – once the transaction is verified and a copy of the receipt emailed or faxed to our office, we will confirm the booking. Please contact us for details on how to book using this method.Please note there maybe a tax increase when FREE connectors are added with Air Canada Vacations. Please contact [email protected] for photo credit information. BPCPA #3287