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8 Night Portuguese Escape


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Experience Portugal at a relaxed pace. Tour Lisbon, Oporto, and some of the typical towns and villages along the stunning north-west coastline.

Throughout this tour, you’ll visit all the must-see attractions. First, check out 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 monastery chapel before their departure to the unknown. You'll also see 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. In addition, you'll get a chance to tour 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.

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, 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. In the morning, tour Lisbon with a Local Guide. You'll drive through the city, then enjoy dinner at a typical taverna with Fado-style entertainment.

Portuguese Monument of Discoveries

Highlights:

  • Baixa Quarter
  • Alfama Quarter
  • Avenida da Liberdade
  • Pombal Square
  • Belem Tower and the Monument of Discoveries
  • Jeronimos Monastery and the tomb of Vasco da Gama
  • Optional excursion to Queluz royal palace

 

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

Today you'll travel north from Lisbon, through the medieval town of Obidos. You'll get to see the elaborate tombs of the famous lovers, King Pedro I and Inês de Castro. Then enjoy lunch in the beautiful fishing harbor of  Nazaré, and spend the afternoon at the country’s hallowed national shrine, Fatima’s Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary. You'll spend the night in Tomar, the historic seat of the mighty Order of the Knights of Christ.

Obidos' street - Portugal

Obidos' street - Portugal

Highlights:

 

Day 4: Tomar - Coimbra - Oporto

As you continue to travel towards Oporto, you'll get a chance to see the famous Manueline Window at the Convent of Christ. Then, you'll tour the gilded baroque library of the 700-year-old university of Coimbra. Enjoy your first night in Oporto, before sightseeing the city tomorrow.

Coimbra

University at Coimbra

Highlights:

  • Convent of Christ
  • Coimbra
  • Bucaco Forest
  • Optional cruise on the Douro River

 

Day 5: Oporto

Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes a panoramic drive to the mouth of the Douro River. Then, tour Oporto and some of the most incredible sights this stunning city has to offer.

Highlights:

  • Church of Sao Francisco
  • Arabian Hall inspired by Alhambra at the Stock Exchange

 

Day 6: Oporto - Guimaraes - Viseu

Enjoy a walk through the medieval center of Guimaraes. After that, 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 a local restaurant.

Guimaraes Castle

Highlights:

 

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. You'll also walk through the Jewish quarter of Castelo de Vide, with its white-washed houses and medieval synagogue. Before arriving in Evora, visit a cork factory and learn about the many ways this sustainable material can be used.

Highlights:

  • Belmonte
  • Olive oil tasting
  • Castelo de Vide
  • Evora
  • Cork Factory

 

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, and enjoy sights such as the Roman Temple, the early gothic cathedral, Portas de Moura fountain, and Sao Francisco Church. 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.

Diana Roman Temple - Evora - Portugal

Diana Roman Temple - Evora - Portugal

Highlights:

  • Roman Temple of Evora
  • Portas de Moura fountain
  • Sao Francisco Church and Ossuary Chapel
  • Farewell dinner in Lisbon

 

Day 9 : Lisbon

Enjoy a delicious breakfast in Lisbon before your tour ends.

Can't get enough Portugal? Check out our other tours of Lisbon, Oporto, and more!

Photos

Obidos' street - Portugal
Sintra Pena Palace
Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon, Portugal
boats - Porto - Portugal
Batalha Monastery - Portugal
traditional boats - Aveiro - Portugal

What's Included

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.

Dates & Rates

  • Rates are per person in US dollars
  • Rates can change without previous notice
  • 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.

General

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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Booking Changes

  • 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.

Hotels

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 .

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