Duration: 9 Days
Experience the best of Portugal and take in the important cities of Lisbon and Porto, typical towns and villages, and the stunning northwest coastline. Throughout this tour, you’ll visit the must-see attractions, including the 16th-century Jeronimos Monastery. 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.
You’ll visit the Sanctuary of our Lady of the Rosary in Fátima, a pilgrimage site where apparitions of the Virgin Mary were reported by three local children in 1917; the 700-year-old university in Coimbra; the Arabian Hall in the Stock Exchange in Porto, and the Ossuary Chapel in Evora, with its bone- and skull-covered walls. For this exceptional escorted tour of Portugal, Globus has arranged some special treats so that you can savour Portuguese cuisine and wine. Enjoy a port-wine tasting at one of the local wine cellars in Porto, an olive-oil tasting in Belmonte (birthplace of Pedro Alvares Cabral, discoverer of Brazil), and tapas with wine at the Quinta da Aveleda winery. All of this and much more awaits you on this wonderful Portuguese Escape!
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 Jeronimo’s Monastery and its Cloister and a photo stop at Belem Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries. (B)
OBIDOS Walking orientation 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) 137mi/220 km
TOMAR Visit the Convent of Christ.
COIMBRA Visit the University.
Scenic drive en route to Porto. (B) 124 mi/200 km
ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Porto with an optional cruise on the Douro River followed by an authentic Portuguese dinner. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyAccount.
PORTO Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes a panoramic drive to the mouth of the Douro River and the cathedral. Visit the Arabian Hall in the Stock Exchange. (local Favourite) Port wine tasting at a local cellar. Free time this afternoon. (B)
GUIMARAES Orientation walk through the medieval centre
PENAFIEL (local Favourite) Visit the gardens of the Quinta da Aveleda winery and Portuguese tapas tasting. Scenic drive through the port wine vineyards en route to Viseu.
VISEU Dinner with regional specialties and wine at a local restaurant. (B,D) 149 mi/240 km
BELMONTE Visit the Jewish Museum. Olive-oil tasting.
CASTELO DE VIDE Walk through the Jewish Quarter, followed by free time.
EVORA Visit a cork factory. (B,D) 236mi/380 km
EVORA Guided walking tour includes the Gothic cathedral, the Sao Francisco Church, and the Ossuary Chapel. Free time for lunch.
LISBON Farewell dinner at the hotel. (B,D) 93 mi / 150 km
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)