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Globus Portuguese Escape(KPAX)

9 Day Tour Lisbon to Lisbon 
Experience the best of Portugal and take in the important cities of Lisbon and Porto, 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. 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 savor 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!

Globus Highlights & Sightseeing

Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Alfama quarter and Jeronimos Monastery; farewell dinner

Walk around the medieval town

Stop in the fishing harbor town

Visit the Church of Santa Maria Monastery

Visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary

Visit the Convent of Christ

Visit the University

Guided sightseeing, visit the Arabian Hall in the Stock Exchange; port wine tasting

Walk through the medieval center

Enjoy [LF] Portuguese tapas with wine and explore its splendid gardens

Dinner at a local restaurant

Visit the Jewish Museum; olive oil tasting

Walk through the Jewish quarter

Visit a cork factory, guided walking tour, visit the gothic cathedral, the Sao Francisco Church, and the Ossuary Chapel

Itinerary (2021)

 Welcome to Lisbon! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
 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 interesting optional excursion to the royal palace of Queluz is available, as well as dinner at a typical taverna with Fado-style entertainment. (B)
 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 on to the fishing harbor of Nazaré, the perfect place for a leisurely break. 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. In the afternoon, mix with the pilgrims at the country’s hallowed national shrine, Fátima’s SANCTUARY OF OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY. Overnight in Tomar.
Today’s Distance: 137 mi / 220 km (B,D)
 In Tomar, the historic seat of the mighty Order of the Knights of Christ, 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 700-year-old UNIVERSITY, drive by ancient Buçaco Forest on your way to Porto, Portugal’s second-largest city. Tonight, why not relax during 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)
 Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes a panoramic drive to the mouth of the Douro River, the soaring cathedral, and the STOCK EXCHANGE with its contemporary ARABIAN HALL, inspired by Granada’s Alhambra. Of course, a PORT WINE TASTING has been included at one of the local cellars to sample the delicious wine produced from grapes of the Douro Valley. (B)
 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, [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 at a local restaurant awaits!
Today’s Distance: 193 mi / 310 km (B,D)
 This morning, stop in Belmonte, today a symbol of Jewish awakening, for a visit to the JEWISH MUSEUM. Also enjoy an OLIVE OIL TASTING, for which the area is famous. Enjoy an 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.
Today’s Distance: 236 mi / 380 km (B,D)
 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, with walls covered with thousands of human bones and skulls. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner with your traveling companions.
Today’s Distance: 93 mi / 150 km (B,D)
 Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Included Globus Meals

Full buffet breakfast daily; 5 three-course dinners, including dinner at a local restaurant in Viseu

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Globus Pricing Details

Prices are per person in single, double or triple room occupancy.

The single supplement waiver and single room capacity is limited, please call for availability.

All Escapes by Globus tours and departures are excluded from the following Globus discounts: Book Early & Save, Welcome Back Credit, Second Tour discount and Small Group discount.

Extra nights per person in Lisbon:
in single room from $95 to $124, in twin from $60 to $74, in triple from $53 to $66

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Globus Notes

  • Hotels listed may occasionally be substituted with alternate hotels of equivalent standard.

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