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This Portugal tour and cruise package is new for 2017 and shows you all of Portugal at a relaxed pace, thanks to the well-planned, 2-night stopovers in Lisbon, Porto, and the Algarve, and overnights also in Tomar, Viseu, and Evora. Start in Lisbon and see the interior and almost the entire coastline of Portugal.

Throughout the Portugal land tour, you’ll visit the must-see attractions, including the Ossuary Chapel in Evora, with its walls covered with thousands of human bones and skulls; the Sanctuary of our Lady of the Rosary in Fatima, a pilgrimage site where apparitions of the Virgin Mary were reported by three local children in 1917; the Church of Sao Francisco in Oporto, the city's most important gothic temple with construction beginning in the 14th century; and Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon. Built in the 16th century and now regarded as Lisbon’s most important landmark, it was traditional for Portuguese seafarers to pray in the chapel before their departure to the unknown.

Enjoy the Roman ruins of Conimbriga, tour the excavations, view the well-preserved mosaics, and visit the excellent museum. Spend time in the Algarve, Portugal’s most popular vacation area, and take an excursion to the Promontory of Sagres, where Henry the Navigator lived and planned his overseas expansion. For those interested in food and wine, Globus has arranged some special treats for you. Enjoy an olive oil tasting in Belmonte (birthplace of Pedro Alvares Cabral, discoverer of Brazil), a wine tasting at a Port wine cellar in Oporto, and more.

To cap the excellent land tour you’ll enjoy a cruise aboard an elegant yacht to Málaga, Spain. Stops include Portimão, Cadiz, Gibraltar, Porto Banus, and Motril. And during your cruise optional excursions are available to Silves, Seville, Jerez de la Frontera, Ronda, and Granada.

Note:

Airfare from your home city available with this tour. Please inquire about air inclusive fares by leaving us a comment on the reservation request booking process. Prices shown during reservation request are land only prices.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival in Lisbon, Portugal

Free time to rest or to start exploring the Portuguese capital. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. Dinner is included.

Day 2 - Lisbon

Lisbon was the center of Europe's longest-lived overseas empire. Portugal's imperial ambitions date back to Prince Henry the Navigator's 15th-century discoveries in West Africa. Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide features a drive through the Baixa quarter's main squares. Then, enjoy a walk through the cobblestone alleys of quaint Alfama, the popular quarter of the seamen and Fado singers. Drive along the grand Avenida da Liberdade up to Pombal Square. Stop for pictures of Belem Tower, guarding the mouth of the Tejo River, and visit Jeronimos Monastery with the tomb of Vasco da Gama. Exciting optional excursions to Sintra and the royal palace of Queluz, and dinner at a typical taverna with Fado-style entertainment are available. Breakfast is included.

Day 3 - Lisbon - Obidos - Alcobaça - Nazare - Fatima - Tomar

First stop on your northbound journey is medieval Obidos. Go back in time as you pass the main gate in the impressive perimeter wall and walk along the narrow streets. Continue to Alcobaça to visit the Church of Santa Maria Monastery, built in the 12th century for 999 Cistercian monks. See the elaborate tombs of King Pedro I and his Castilian lover, Inês de Castro, and hear how she was murdered at the order of Pedro's father. The fishing harbor of Nazaré is the perfect place for a leisurely lunch break. In the afternoon, mix with the pilgrims at the country's hallowed national shrine, Fatima's Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary. Overnight in Tomar, the historic seat of the mighty Order of the Knights of Christ. Breakfast and Dinner are included.

Day 4 - Tomar - Conimbriga - Coimbra - Porto

Visit the hilltop Convent of Christ with its famous Manueline Window. Further north, the Roman ruins of Conimbriga are eloquent testimony to centuries of Roman influence. Tour the excavations, admire the well-preserved mosaics, and visit the excellent museum. Continue to Coimbra, strategically situated on a hill overlooking the Mondego River. After a visit to the gilded baroque library of its 700-year-old university, drive by ancient Buçaco Forest on your way to Porto, Portugal's second-largest city. On this night, why not enjoy an optional dinner at one of Porto's fine restaurants? Breakfast is included.

Day 5 - Porto

Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes a panoramic drive to the mouth of the Douro River, the soaring cathedral, the richly decorated Church of Sao Francisco, and the Stock Exchange with its contemporary Arabian hall inspired by Granada's Alhambra. Next, visit a port wine cellar where the famous wine produced from grapes of the Douro Valley is aged in huge vats. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon. An optional boat ride combined with a visit to the House of Music is also available. Breakfast is included.

Day 6 - Porto - Vila Real - Viseu

Head inland to Guimaraes, often referred to as the "Cradle of Portugal" because of its association with the country's first king, Alfonso Henriques. Enjoy a walk through the medieval center before continuing to Vila Real, former capital of Portugal's northeastern region of Trás-os-Montes. Just outside the town, visit the splendid park and manor of Palacio de Mateus, a picture of which graces the label of the excellent Mateus rosé wine. From here, a scenic road through the Port wine vineyards leads to Viseu, believed to have been the home of Lusitanian leader Viriate, who resisted the Roman conquest. Breakfast and dinner are included.

Day 7 - Viseu - Belmonte - Castelo de Vide - Evora

This morning your first stop is in Belmonte, today a symbol of Jewish awakening, for a visit the Jewish Museum. Also enjoy an olive oil tasting. Spend the afternoon in Castelo de Vide, an enchanting small town. Next walk through the Jewish quarter with its white-washed houses and see the 14th-century castle. Continue to Evora, the cultural center of southern Portugal and a former royal residence. Breakfast and dinner included (on this evening, dinner will be had at a local restaurant).

Day 8 - Evora - Algarve

A massive wall surrounds Evora's medieval center, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Follow your Local Guide on a walking tour through its narrow alleys to the Roman Temple, the early Gothic cathedral, Portas de Moura Fountain, and Sao Francisco Church. Visit the Ossuary Chapel, with its walls covered with thousands of human bones and skulls. Next, proceed across the arid Alentejo plain to the Algarve, Portugal's most popular vacation area. Tonight, why not try one of the seafood restaurants for which the Algarve is famous? Breakfast is included.

Day 9 - Algarve Costal Excursion

Today you may prefer to relax, explore this beautiful resort at your own pace, or join the included excursion along the enchanting southern coastline. History comes alive as you reach the wind-swept Promontory of Sagres, where Henry the Navigator lived and planned his overseas expansion. Only a few miles away is Cape St. Vincent, the southwestern corner of continental Europe, a dramatic cliff defying the waves of an ever-angry Atlantic Ocean. Spend some time in pretty Lagos before returning to your hotel. Breakfast and Dinner are included.

Day 10 - Algarve - Azeitao - Lisbon (Embarkation)

Take the scenic route over the Serra da Arrábida and savor sweeping views of the Tróia Peninsula. Catch glimpses of the castle at Sesimbra, which recall fierce medieval battles between Christians and Moors, and stop in Azeitao to visit a traditional TILE WORKSHOP. After crossing the Bridge of April 25th, you’re back in Lisbon. At 4 pm, transfer to your elegant yacht for embarkation, where a welcome cocktail and dinner awaits! Overnight at sea. Breakfast and Dinner are included.

Day 11 - Cruising Portimao

A half-day optional excursion takes you to Silves, which was virtually destroyed by an earthquake in the 17th century. Marvel at the ancient Moorish castle complex with its underground reservoir; the 13th-century cathedral, built by Alfonso X of Castile on the site of a former mosque; and the 15th-century bridge that spans the Arade River. You’ll also have free time to browse the fascinating exhibits at the Archaeological Museum. Next, travel into the dense forests of the Serra de Monchique mountain range to reach the picturesque city of Monchique. Its 16th-century charm is evident as you stroll along the cobblestone streets past small doorways that reveal various artisan trades. Of particular interest are the 17th-century Franciscan monastery overlooking the city, and a 16th-century Parish Church decorated with hand-crafted blue ceramic tiles. Return to Portimao for a late lunch. This afternoon, you could join the optional walking tour in Portimao, or spend your free time shopping or relaxing at the local beach. Later, cruise to Cadiz.
Breakfast lunch and dinner are included.

Day 12 - Cruising: Cadiz, Spain

Leave port to drive inland for a full-day optional excursion to Seville, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, where Moorish and Spanish art and culture have left their mark. Guided sightseeing introduces you to the magnificent cathedral, the Alcazar palace with its Andalusian gardens, Maria Luisa Park, and the elegant Santa Cruz district. Return to Cadiz late this evening and overnight in port. 
Breakfast lunch and dinner are included.

Day 13 - Curising: Cadiz

Today, consider joining the exciting optional excursion to Jerez de la Frontera, famous for its wines, horse breeding, and Flamenco dancing. Guided sightseeing shows you the Alcazar, the cathedral, and a ganadería, where bulls are raised for the Spanish sport of bull fighting. Return to your ship for lunch on board, then join an optional guided tour of Cadiz, famous for its white and blue buildings; and Sanlucar de Barrameda to visit a wine cellar renowned for its production of Manzanilla. Return to the ship in the late afternoon, and overnight at sea on the way to Gibraltar. 
Breakfast lunch and dinner are included.

Day 14 - Cruising: Gibraltar

Arrival at the Rock of Gibraltar, where an optional half-day excursion begins at the Cable Car Base Station. From here, a cable car whisks you to the summit of Gibraltar for breathtaking panoramic views, then your guide shows you around this British territory. Afterward, travel to the Middle Station, sanctuary of Gibraltar’s famed Barbary apes, which roam freely around this area. A short coach ride takes you to Princess Caroline’s Battery and the entrance to the Great Siege Tunnels, a system of tunnels carved out of solid limestone. Proceed to the Gibraltar Museum with its vast collection of artifacts and exhibits. You have the option to return to your yacht or to stay in town and return on your own later. Overnight in port.
Breakfast lunch and dinner are included.

Day 15 - Cruising: Porto Banus, Spain

Early this morning, cruise to Porto Banus for an optional full-day excursion to Ronda, renowned for its unique geography, charming Old Town, and 18th-century Puente Nuevo that spans the gorge dividing the city. Ronda is also famous as the birthplace of modern bullfighting, which today is held just once a year at the spectacular Feria Goyesca festival. Plaza de Toros is now a museum, where you can stroll out into the bull-fighting arena. During your excursion, visit the 16th-century convent and the historic district with its mansion-lined cobblestone streets. Walk to the lovely Plaza Duquesa de Parcent, which boasts a convent, two churches, and the exquisite Iglesia Santa Maria del Mayor belltower. Return to port, with plenty of time to visit trendy Marbella. Overnight at sea on the way to Motril.
Breakfast lunch and dinner are included.

Day 16 - Cruising: Motril, Spain

Arrive in Motril. An optional full-day excursion takes you to Granada, one of the most fascinating cities in Europe and the last Muslim city to fall to the Christians in 1492. Visit one of the world’s most brilliant architectural jewels—the Alhambra, a series of palaces and gardens built under the Nazari Dynasty in the 14th century. Also visit the cathedral with its royal chapel, where Isabel and Ferdinand are buried; the Monastery of La Cartuja; and many churches built by Moorish craftsmen in Granada’s unique mudéjar style after the Reconquista. This afternoon, depart Granada and return to Motril. Overnight at sea on the way to Malaga.

Day 17 - Malaga (Disembarkation)

Disembark in Málaga and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure.
Breakfastis included.

Day 18 - Malaga, Spain

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Breakfast included.

2017 Early Bird Promotion

Book 2017 dates by January 3, 2017 and get up to 10% discount. Prices shown on table already discounted.

  • Rates are per person in US dollars
  • Dates shown are for tour land departure. If you are taking an overnight flight to reach the tour departure city plan to book your flight one day earlier than date shown on table
  • Rates do not include cost of flight. Please indicate in the reservation process that you want flight and a quote will be submitted for your review.

Cruise details

  • Port taxes of $370 and gratuities of $96 to service personnel on board are included in the price shown
  • Cabin categories: Outside cabin (category B); Outside cabin (category A). All cabins feature two lower beds or one double bed and private shower and toilet
  • Prices shown on rates tables are for category B cabin. Cabin A supplement is $600 per person
  • Supplement for single room on land and single occupancy in outside cabin B: $1830; in outside cabin A: $3505
  • Triple room on land and triple occupancy in outside cabins B or A not available
Departure DateSingle SuperiorDouble SuperiorTriple SuperiorSupplement - Cabin A
6/1/2017$5026$4530$4479$600
6/15/2017$5026$4530$4479$600
6/29/2017$5026$4530$4479$600
7/13/2017$5026$4530$4479$600
7/27/2017$5026$4530$4479$600
8/10/2017$5026$4530$4479$600
8/24/2017$5026$4530$4479$600
9/7/2017$5089$4593$4542$600
9/21/2017$5089$4593$4542$600
10/5/2017$5089$4593$4542$600

Portugal.com Early Bird Offer

Book 2017 dates by January 3, 2017 and get up to 10% discount. Prices on table already show discount.

Vacation Highlights

  • Lisbon - Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Alfama quarter and Jeronimos Monastery; enjoy a cocktail and farewell dinner
  • Obidos - Walking tour of the medieval town
  • Alcobaca - Visit the Church of Santa Maria Monastery
  • Nazare - Lunch break
  • Fatima - Visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary
  • Tomar - Visit the Convent of Christ
  • Conimbriga - Visit the Roman ruins and the museum
  • Coimbra - Visit the University Library
  • Porto - Guided sightseeing, visit the Church of Sao Francisco and the Arabian Hall in the Stock Exchange;  wine tasting at Sandeman & Co.
  • Guimaraes - Walk through the medieval center
  • Quinta da Aveleda - Enjoy Portuguese tapas with wine adn 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 - vsit Cork Factory, guided walking tour, visit the Gothic cathedral, the Sao Francisco Church, and the Ossuary Chapel
  • Algarve - Excursion to the Promontory of Sagres, Cape St. Vincent, and Lagos
  • Azeitao - Visit a tile workshop
  • Lisobn - Transfer to Yacht for embarkation

Cruise Details

  • Cruise Yacht Panorama II
  • Length: 50 meters
  • Crew: 16-18 persons
  • Cruising speed: 11 knots
  • Cabins: 25
  • The Panorama II is a 2-masted-sail cruiser that can accommodate up to 49 passengers. All cabins are fitted with TV, telephone (for internal use), hairdryers, mini-fridge, central music, public-address system, and safe boxes

Important Notes for Cruise 

  • Port taxes of $370 and gratuities of $96 to service personnel on board are included in the price shown

Important Notes for Cabins

  • Cabin categories: Outside cabin (category B); Outside cabin (category A). All cabins feature two lower beds or one double bed and private shower and toilet
  • Prices shown on rates tables are for category B cabin. A supplement per person of $600 is $600
  • Supplement for single room on land and single occupancy in outside cabin B: $1830; in outside cabin A: $3505
  • Triple room on land and triple occupancy in outside cabins B or A not available

Meals

  • Full buffet breakfast daily; 5 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome and farewell dinners in Lisbon, and a special dinner in Viseu
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner during cruise per itinerary
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Porto - Crowne Plaza Porto Hotel

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Located in the Avenida da Boavista, in the heart of the city’s business and cultural district, the modern Crowne Plaza Porto exudes pure luxury and comfort. This 5-star hotel is half a mile from Casa da Musica.

Only a few miles from Porto’s beautiful beaches, Crowne Plaza Porto (formerly Tiara Park Atlantic Porto) is the perfect choice. Enjoy magnificent views from the comfort of your spacious room or venture out into the city. All public and privates spaces are elegantly furnished, radiating a warm and cozy atmosphere.

The helpful front desk staff is at your service 24 hours a day and will do its best to ensure you have a relaxing and memorable stay. Sample delicious local specialties at the restaurant or take a walk on the hotel grounds. For business travelers looking to combine work with leisure, on-site meeting facilities are available.

Crowne Plaza Porto is less than half a mile from the Botanic Gardens of Porto and just over 1 mile from the lush Serralves Gardens and Museum. The Bessa Football Stadium is just 270 yards away.

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Tomar - Hotel Dos Templarios

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Set in luxuriant grounds, Hotel Templarios offers spacious rooms with balconies overlooking the Nabão River and Mouchão Park. It features a spa and lagoon-style pool with views of Tomar Citadel.

Each of the hotel’s rooms is bright and elegantly decorated with wooden furnishings. A minibar and cable TV are also available. The private bathroom comes with a separate bathtub and bathrobes.

Hotel Dos Templarios features a spa area with classical décor, including dry and wet saunas and an indoor pool. Guests can treat themselves on a relaxing massage or beauty treatment.

The hotel has a game room where guests can play pool. There are also a gym and a tennis court on site.

Convento De Cristo, once the stronghold of the Medieval Order of Knights Templar, is a 10-minute walk from the hotel. Historic central Tomar is just 650 ft away.

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Set in Lisbon’s Baixa Pombalina district, this 4-star hotel features a terrace with panoramic city views. It is a 2-minute walk from Rossio Square and offers free on-site private parking.

Rooms at the Hotel Mundial have air conditioning and traditional-style furnishings. They come equipped with satellite TV and a minibar. The private bathrooms include a bathrobe and hairdryer.

The Veranda de Lisboa Restaurant offers local cuisine in an a la carte style. Both the restaurant and the rooftop bar offer extensive views of Lisbon. There is also a wine cellar, where guests can attend wine tasting sessions hosted by experts.

Hotel Mundial is a 5-minute drive from St. George's Castle, and is a 10-minute walk from various shops and restaurants.

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Viseu - Pousada de Viseu

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Pousada De Viseu is a grand 19th-century building in the city of Viseu. It offers spacious rooms, spa facilities, and both indoor and outdoor swimming pools.

De Viseu rooms have parquet floors and modern furnishings. They are air-conditioned and feature a minibar and a flat-screen TV. Some rooms feature spacious furnished balconies with panoramic city views.

The Pousada’s stylish restaurant serves traditional dishes prepared with fresh ingredients. Local specialities include Beira Alta apples and cheese from Serra da Estrela.

Guests of Pousada can enjoy the hotel's sauna and hot tub, and relax with a massage or a Turkish bath.

Overlooking the old part of the city, Pousada De Viseu Hotel is a 5-minute walk from the green park Florestal de Fontelo. Free public parking is possible on site.

This property is also rated for the best value in Viseu! Guests are getting more for their money when compared to other properties in this city.

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Algarve - Tivoli Carvoeiro

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Perched on top of a cliff above Praia Vale Covo, Tivoli Carvoeiro features an outdoor pool and a terrace bar with Atlantic Ocean views. Carvoeiro is a 10-minute walk away.

Each modern room at the Carvoeiro Tivoli has satellite TV, air conditioning and hot drink facilities. In addition, every room has a private bathroom and a hairdryer.

Páteo Restaurant serves an American-style buffet breakfast, and there is also a pool-side coffee shop. The 5th floor Varanda Restaurant features sea views and specializes in Portuguese cuisine.

Recreational facilities at Tivoli Carvoeiro include 2 floodlit tennis courts and a private diving center. The hotel is less than a 5-minute drive from Vale de Milho Golf Course and Slide and Splash is 3 miles away.

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