Duration: 11 Days
What shoes should you pack for walking on sunshine? The pair best suited for 1,000 miles of shoreline and 300 days of sunlit skies per year. With its refreshing Atlantic breezes and live-life-to the-fullest Mediterranean ways, the sun-drenched country of Portugal invites you to dip your toe—and entire body—into a sea of relaxation.
This rejuvenating tour of Portugal leads you past rolling olive farms, through scenic cork groves, and down winding Moorish alleyways to the country’s signature delights. In its coastal villages and medieval towns, tapes grilled seafood fill the tables, sweet port fills the glasses, and the soulful sounds of fado music fill the air. From the granules of golden sand to the rich nuggets of history, this enlightening tour of Portugal introduces you to the brightest sights of the country as you make a loop from lively Lisbon and back.
Please note: Itinerary and pricing is subject to change. Full details will be confirmed in 2022.
Welcome to Lisbon! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
LISBON Guided sightseeing includes Jeronimos Monastery and cloister and a photo stop at Belem Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries. (B)
OBIDOS Orientation walk of the medieval town.
NAZARE Free time to browse.
ALCOBACA Visit the Church of Santa Maria Monastery.
FATIMA Visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary en route to Tomar. (B,D) 137 mi / 220 km
TOMAR Visit the Convent of Christ.
COIMBRA Visit the University. Scenic drive en route to Porto. (B) 155 mi / 250km
ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Porto with a cruise on the Douro River followed by a traditional Portuguese dinner. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyAccount. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.
PORTO Guided sightseeing includes a panoramic drive to the mouth of the Douro River and the cathedral. Visit the Church of Sao Francisco and the Arabian Hall in the Stock Exchange. Port wine tasting at the famous Sandeman & Co Port Wine Cellar. Free time this afternoon. (B)
GUIMARAES Orientation walk through the medieval centre.
PENAFIEL Visit the gardens of the Quinta da Aveleda winery with a Portuguese tapas tasting. Scenic drive through the port wine vineyards en route to Viseu.
VISEU Dinner with local specialties and wine at Forno da Mimi restaurant. (B,D) 149 mi / 240 km
BELMONTE Visit the Jewish Museum. Olive oil tasting.
CASTELO DE VIDE Walk through the Jewish quarter with free time to browse.
EVORA Visit a cork factory. (B,D) 236 mi / 380 km
EVORA Guided walking tour includes the Gothic cathedral, the Sao Francisco Church, and the Ossuary Chapel. Free time for lunch.
ALGARVE Free time late afternoon and evening (B) 162 mi / 260 km
ALGARVE Excursion to the Promontory of Sagres, Cape St. Vincent, and Lagos. (B) 81 mi / 130 km
Scenic drive along the Serra da Arrabida with views of the Troia Peninsula.
AZEITAO Visit a traditional tile workshop.
LISBON Farewell dinner at your hotel. (B,D) 180 mi / 290 km
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)