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Description

Experience Portugal at a relaxed pace 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 which is 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; 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 700-year-old university library in Coimbra; the Arabian Hall and the Church of Sao Francisco in Oporto, and the Ossuary Chapel in Evora, with its bone and skull covered walls.

Globus has arranged some special treats so that you can savor Portuguese cuisine and wine. Enjoy a wine tasting at a Port wine cellar in Oporto; olive oil tasting in Belmonte (birthplace of Pedro Alvares Cabral, discoverer of Brazil), and tapas with wine at the Quinta de Aveleda winery.

All of this and much more await you on this wonderful Portuguese Escape!

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 - Arrive in Lisbon, Portugal

Welcome to Lisbon! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

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, and stop for pictures of Belem Tower and the Monument of the Discoverers. Also visit Jeronimos Monastery with the tomb of Vasco da Gama. An exciting optional excursion to the royal palace of Queluz is available, as well as dinner at a typical taverna with Fado-style entertainment.

Day 3 - Lisbon – Obidos – Alcobaça – Nazaré – Fatima – Tomar

Stop in medieval Obidos and 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. 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.

Day 4 - Tomar – Coimbra – Oporto

Visit the hilltop Convent of Christ with its famous Manueline Window. 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 Oporto, Portugal’s second-largest city. Tonight, why not join an optional cruise on the Douro River, followed by dinner at one of Oporto’s fine restaurants?

Day 5 - Oporto

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 the famous Sandeman & Co. Port Wine Cellar to taste the Port wine produced from grapes of the Douro Valley.

Day 6 - Oporto - Guimaraes – Viseu

Enjoy a walk through the medieval center of Guimaraes, often referred to as the “Cradle of Portugal” because of its association with the country’s first king, Alfonso Henriques. Next, taste Portuguese tapas at the Quinta da Aveleda Winery and visit its splendid gardens. From here, a scenic road through the port wine vineyards leads to Viseu, where a dinner of local specialties and wine awaits you at Forno Da Mimi restaurant.

Day 7 - Viseu – Belmonte – Castelo De Vide – Evora

This morning, stop in Belmonte, today a symbol of Jewish awakening, for a visit of the Jewish Museum. Also enjoy an olive oil tasting, for which the area is famous. Afternoon break in Castelo de Vide, with time to walk through the Jewish quarter with its white-washed houses and its medieval synagogue. Before arriving in Evora, the cultural center of southern Portugal and a former royal residence, visit a cork factory and learn about the many ways this material can be used.

Day 8 - Evora – Lisbon

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, whose walls are covered with thousands of human bones and skulls. Tonight, take in the spectacular panoramic views at Lisbon’s Varanda restaurant while enjoying a cocktail and a special farewell dinner with your traveling companions.

Day 9 - Lisbon

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

10% Promotion

Good for All 2018 Departures

Book this premium tour package with deposit paid by November 28, 2017 and get 10% off the rate shown on the "Dates & Rates" price table!

  • Rates are per person in US dollars
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  • 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.

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2/10/2018$929
2/17/2018$929
2/24/2018$929
3/3/2018$929
3/10/2018$929

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
  • Alcobaça - Visit the Church of Santa Maria Monastery
  • Nazaré - Lunch break
  • Fatima - Visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary
  • Tomar - Visit the Convent of Christ
  • Coimbra - Visit the University Library
  • Oporto - 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 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

Meals

  • Full buffet breakfast daily; 5 three-course dinners with wine, including welcome and farewell dinners in Lisbon and a special dinner in Viseu.
Obidos' street - Portugal
Sintra Pena Palace
Jeronimos Monastery
boats - Porto - Portugal
Batalha Monastery - Portugal
traditional boats - Aveiro - Portugal
Note: Hotels shown are for reference only. We reserve the right to change hotels based on availability, group size or other factors. Should alternate hotel be required, it will be of same or better rating .

Superior Hotels

Porto - Crowne Plaza Porto Hotel

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.

Tomar - Hotel Dos Templarios

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.

Lisbon - Hotel Mundial

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.

Evora - M'AR De AR Aqueduto

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This 5-star hotel, situated in a 16th-century palace, this hotel features a stunning chapel and dome ceilings. The hotel overlooks the aqueducts of Évora and offers an extensive spa and outdoor pool.

A creative blend of Alentejo and Mediterranean flavors is served at Restaurant Degust’ AR, which is open for lunch and dinner. M'AR De AR Aqueduto hotel also offers a bar with a wine cellar.

The elegantly designed rooms include a work desk and a comfortable sitting area. All bathrooms enjoy natural light and are separated from the sleeping area by a big glass window.

Hotel Aqueduto’s spa offers a broad range of treatments and massages including aromatherapy and mud treatment. Guests can also unwind in the steam bath or sauna.

M'AR De AR Aqueduto is located 1,950 feet from the Temple of Diana, Cathedral of Evora Se and Praca do Giraldo. The Chapel of Bones Capela dos Ossos is half a mile away.

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Porto - NH Collection Porto Batalha

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The state of the art NH Collection Porto Batalha is a 4-star hotel which offers indoor pool access to its guests as well as free Wi-Fi access throughout the premises. The hotel is located in the heart of the beautiful city of Porto and is just a short walk from the São Bento station.

Facing the S. João National Theatre and the cosmopolitan Batalha Square, the NH Collection Porto's elegant rooms come with double or twin beds and private bathrooms with bathtub or shower, bidet, hairdryer and free toiletries. Each air-conditioned room comes with a flat-screen satellite TV, a sitting area, a safe, a minibar, a coffee machine and an electric kettle.

The NH Collection provides its guests a reinvigorating breakfast buffet each morning and serves meals at the on-site restaurant. In the evening guests can enjoy a beverage at the hotel’s bar. The center of all nightlife is less than half a mile away at the Galerias de Paris.

With a 24-hour front desk the NH Collection Porto Batalha includes exclusive facilities like sauna, fitness center and a relaxing indoor pool. Guests can request massages, laundry and dry cleaning services.

The World Heritage Ribeira area, just over half a mile away, offers a great variety of restaurants and snack bars where guests can enjoy the most traditional Porto dishes and tapas and gazing at the Douro River and the D. Luis I Bridge. Across the Douro, guests can visit the Port Wine cellars and enjoy a panoramic view of the city. Porto International Airport is 10.5 miles away.

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Viseu - Pousada de Viseu

Pousadas de Viseu in Portugal

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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Booking your land only Tour Package

  • Tour departures, itineraries and prices are subject to change.
  • A non-refundable deposit of $250 per person is required to reserve and hold space for you.
  • Final payment is due 45 days before departure

Booking your Tour with Air

  • For this package Air is only available to passengers traveling from the United States and only available when booked in conjunction with a land tour package.
  • An additional $300 per person non-refundable air deposit is required for Air booked in conjunction with any land tour package. Air can only be booked by us in conjunction with a land tour package.

Cancellation Policy

If a booking cancellation is received prior to the final payment date of your tour, your non-refundable land deposit and Travel Protection payments will be retained in addition to your Air deposit, Instant Purchase Air payment and service fee, and/or Intra-vacation air deposit. For individual reservations, the following per person cancellation fees apply. Standard Cancellation Fees:
  • 45 days and over - Deposit
  • Cancellation 45-22 days prior to commencement of services: 20% of total price
  • Cancellation 21-8 days prior to commencement of services: 30% of total price
  • 7-1 days prior to commencement of services: 50% of total price
  • On departure day and later: 100% of total price

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  • A fee of $35 per person, per transaction, will be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed.

Land Transportation

  • Provided by state-of-the-art Motorcoach Buses with air conditioning, headsets, individual lightening, and very comfortable seating. Plenty of legroom even for the tall travelers. Reclining seats and foot rests. Up to 45 People.

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