This vacation shows you all of Portugal at a relaxed pace, thanks to the well-planned two-night stopovers in Lisbon, Porto, and the Algarve, and overnights in Tomar, Viseu, and Evora. Start and end in Lisbon, and see both the internal and coastline of Portugal. Throughout this Portugal tour, visit the must-see attractions, including the Ossuary Chapel in Evora, its walls covered with thousands of human bones and skulls; the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary in Fatima, a pilgrimage site where apparitions of the Virgin Mary were reported by three local shepherd children in 1917; the Church of Sao Francisco in Porto, the city's most important gothic monument originating from 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.Visit the 700-year-old University of Coimbra, and a cork factory in Evora; spend time in the Algarve, Portugal's most popular vacation area, and enjoy 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 Porto, Portuguese tapas specialties at a winery, and a cocktail and farewell dinner in Lisbon. All of this and much more await you on this wonderful, in-depth Portugal tour-a vacation of a lifetime!
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- Offer valid through 12/31/2020
- 11 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Lisbon||Welcome to Lisbon! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)|
|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 and a walk along the cobblestone alleys of quaint ALFAMA, the popular quarter of 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 to the Discoveries. Also visit JERONIMOS MONASTERY with the tomb of Vasco da Gama. An optional excursion is available to the royal palace of Queluz, as well as dinner at a typical taverna with Fado-style entertainment. (B)|
|Day 3||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. Then onto the fishing harbor of Nazare, the perfect place for a leisurely break. Continue to Alcobaca 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, Ines de Castro. In the afternoon, mix with the pilgrims at the country's hallowed national shrine, Fatima's SANCTUARY OF OUR LADY OF THE HOLY ROSARY. Overnight in Tomar, former seat of the mighty Order of the Knights Templar.Today's Distance: 137 mi / 220 km (B,D)|
|Day 4||Porto||Visit the hilltop CONVENT OF CHRIST, which was constructed in the late 12th century and became the headquarters of the Order in Portugal. Hear about the fascinating history and admire its famous Manueline Window. Continue to Coimbra, strategically situated on a hill overlooking the Mondego River. After a visit to the 700-year-old UNIVERSITY, drive by ancient Bucaco Forest on your way to Porto, Portugal's second-largest city. Tonight, why not join an optional cruise on the Douro River, followed by dinner at one of Porto's fine restaurants?Today's Distance: 155 mi / 250 km (B)|
|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, the most important gothic monument in Porto and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Also visit the STOCK EXCHANGE with its contemporary ARABIAN HALL, inspired by Granada's Alhambra. Of course, [LF] a PORT WINE TASTING has been included at the famous Sandeman & Co. Port Wine Cellar to sample the delicious wine produced from grapes of the Douro Valley. (B)|
|Day 6||Viseu||In Guimaraes, often referred to as the 'Cradle of Portugal' because of its association with the country's first king, Alfonso Henriques, follow your Tour Director for a pleasant walk through the medieval center. Next, [LF] 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 dinner with local specialties and wine awaits at Forno da Mimi restaurant.Today's Distance: 193 mi / 310 km (B,D)|
|Day 7||VISEEVORA||This morning, stop in Belmonte, for a visit of the JEWISH MUSEUM. Also enjoy [LF] an OLIVE OIL TASTING, for which the area is famous. Take an afternoon break in lovely Castelo de Vide, one of the best-preserved medieval fortified towns in Portugal. The Jewish quarter with its white-washed houses and its medieval synagogue are worth seeing. Before arriving in Evora, the cultural center of southern Portugal, visit [LF] a CORK FACTORY and learn about the many ways this material can be used.Today's Distance: 236 mi / 380 km (B,D)|
|Day 8||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, whose walls are covered with thousands of human bones and skulls. Next, proceed across the arid Alentejo plain to the Algarve, Portugal's most popular seaside area. Tonight, why not try one of the seafood restaurants for which the Algarve is famous?Today's Distance: 162 mi / 260 km (B)|
|Day 9||Algarve Coastal Excursion||Highlight today is a visit to 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 powerful waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Time to wander around Lagos before returning to your hotel.Today's Distance: 155 mi / 250 km (B)|
|Day 10||Lisbon||Take the scenic route over the Serra da Arrabida and savor sweeping views of the Troia Peninsula. Catch glimpses of the castle at Sesimbra, which recall fierce medieval battles between Christians and Moors. Stop in Azeitao to visit a traditional TILE WORKSHOP. After crossing the Bridge of April 25th, you're back in Lisbon. Tonight, enjoy [LF] a spectacular panoramic view at Varanda restaurant while having a cocktail and a farewell dinner with your traveling companions.Today's Distance: 180 mi / 290 km (B,D)|
|Day 11||Lisbon||Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)|
- US$ Price Details
Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.Single room supplement: $540-$720Triple room reduction per person: $50Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.
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