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8 Night Portuguese Escape


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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.
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, 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.
Breakfast is included.

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.
Breakfast and Dinner are included.

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?
Breakfast is included.

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. 
Breakfast is included.

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 a local restaurant.
Breakfast and Dinner are included.

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.
Breakfast and Dinner are included.

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.
Breakfast and Dinner are included.

Day 9 - Lisbon

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Breakfast is included.

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
  • 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.

Departure DateSingle SuperiorDouble Superior
12/15/2018$1249$999
2/2/2019$1149$899
2/9/2019$1249$999
2/16/2019$1249$999
2/23/2019$1249$999
2/28/2019$1299$1049
3/2/2019$1249$999
3/9/2019$1249$999
3/16/2019$1249$999
3/23/2019$1249$999
3/28/2019$1299$1049

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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  • Click on the Book Now button to send your reservation request
  • No payment will be collected at this time
  • Our travel Associate will contact you via email to answer any questions and book your Package
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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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Photos

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