Portugal In Depth 2017

Portugal In Depth 2017


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

This vacation shows you all of Portugal at a relaxed pace, thanks to the well-planned, 2-night stopovers in Lisbon, Oporto, and the Algarve, and overnights also in Tomar, Viseu, and Evora. Start in Lisbon and see the interior and almost the entire coastline of Portugal. Throughout this Portugal tour, you'll visit the must-see attractions, including the Ossuary Chapel in Evora, with its walls covered with thousands of human bones and skulls; 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 Church of Sao Francisco in Oporto, the city's most important gothic temple with construction beginning in 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.Enjoy the Roman ruins of Conimbriga, tour the excavations, view the well-preserved mosaics, and visit the excellent museum. Spend time in the Algarve, Portugal's most popular vacation area, and take 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 Oporto, and more.All of this and much more await you on this wonderful, in-depth Portugal tour!

Day 1: Arrive in Lisbon, Portugal.
Welcome to Lisbon! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner with wine 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. 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. (B)

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. (B,D)

Day 4: Tomar-Conimbriga-Coimbra-Oporto.
Visit the hilltop CONVENT OF CHRIST with its famous Manueline Window. Farther north, the ROMAN RUINS OF CONIMBRIGA are eloquent testimony to centuries of Roman influence. Tour the excavations, admire the well-preserved mosaics, and visit the excellent MUSEUM. 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? (B)

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. Next, visit [LF] the famous Sandeman & Co. PORT WINE CELLAR to taste the Port wine produced from grapes of the Douro Valley. (B)

Day 6: Oporto-Guimaraes-Vila Real-Viseu.
In Guimaraes, often referred to as the "Cradle of Portugal" because of its association with the country's first king, Alfonso Henriques, enjoy a walk through the medieval center. Next, [LF] taste Portuguese tapas with wine 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 special dinner with local specialties and wine awaits you at Forno da Mimi restaurant. (B,D)

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 [LF] 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 [LF] a CORK FACTORY and learn about the many ways this material can be used. (B,D)

Day 8: Evora-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 vacation area, and check in to your hotel with rooms overlooking the ocean. Tonight, why not try one of the seafood restaurants for which the Algarve is famous? (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 waves of an ever-angry Atlantic Ocean. Time in pretty Lagos before returning to your hotel. (B)

Day 10: Algarve-Azeitao-Lisbon.
Take the scenic route over the Serra da Arrábida and savor sweeping views of the Tróia Peninsula. Catch glimpses of the castle at Sesimbra, which recall fierce medieval battles between Christians and Moors and 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 special farewell dinner with wine with your traveling companions. (B,D)

Day 11: Lisbon
. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Inclusions

SIGHTSEEING & ACTIVITIES
LISBON
Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Alfama quarter and Jeronimos Monastery; [LF] 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

CONIMBRIGA
Visit the Roman ruins and the museum

COIMBRA
Visit the University Library

OPORTO
Guided sightseeing, visit the Church of Sao Francisco and the Arabian Hall in the Stock Exchange; [LF] wine tasting at Sandeman & Co.

GUIMARAES
Walk through the medieval center

QUINTA DE AVELEDA
[LF] enjoy Portuguese tapas with wine and explore its splendid gardens

VISEU
Dinner at a local restaurant

BELMONTE
Visit the Jewish Museum; [LF] olive oil tasting

CASTELO DE VIDE
Walk through the Jewish quarter

EVORA
[LF] visit Cork Factory, guided walking tour, visit the gothic cathedral, the Sao Francisco Church, and the Ossuary Chapel

ALGARVE
Excursion to the Promontory of Sagres, Cape St. Vincent, and Lagos

AZEITAO
Visit a tile workshop

Headsets throughout the tour

MEALS
Full buffet breakfast daily; 5 three-course dinners with wine, including welcome and farewell dinners in Lisbon, and a special dinner in Viseu


TRANSPORTATION
Motorcoach. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

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Accommodations

Lisbon: Mundial
Situated in the center of Lisbon, the hotel looks out over the historic St. George's castle and is just steps away from Rossio Square. Among its outstanding amenities are the panoramic Varanda de Lisboa restaurant, offering stunning views of the old city and excellent cuisine, as well as a bar and wine cellar, where wine tastings with an expert sommelier are available. Tram Nr. 28 starts its route in front of the hotel, providing an ideal way to explore the city.
Address:
Praca Martim Moniz 2
Lisbon , Portugal
Tomar: Dos Templarios
Contemporary 4-Story Hotel in picturesque central location overlooking River Nabao.
Address:
Largo Candido Dos Reis 1
Tomar , Portugal
Oporto: Crowne Plaza Porto
The comfort and elegance of the hotel is apparent in every corner of the guest rooms. The stylish décor and the noble materials used for the furnishings create an atmosphere of peace, harmony and contentment - the perfect accommodation in the city of Porto.
Address:
Av.Boavista 1466
Oporto , Portugal
Viseu: Pousada de Viseu
The Pousada de Viseu is built on the old Sao Teotonio Hospital, one of the oldest hospitals of the Viseu city, having opened in 1842. This hotel in Viseu was a project by the Portuguese architect Goncalo Byrne and opened to the public in 2009, offering a hotel Spa with 87 Rooms at the heart of the city. The Spa is situated in the old hospital chapel and offers sauna, Jacuzzi, Turkish baths, tropical showers, gym and an indoor pool heated for better relaxation. Coupled with the historic neoclassical structure, there is a minimalist decor with modern materials design, where comfort is a guarantee, creating a special and perfect ambience for a getaway for two.
Address:
Rua Do Hospital
Viseu , Portugal
Evora: M'ar de AR Aqueduto
M`AR De AR Aqueduto is the five star hotel of the city of Évora. Located right in the historic center of Évora, a city classified by UNESCO as World Heritage. The building, previously known as the Sepulveda Palace, is a magnificent construction of the XVI th. century, and still keeps a beautiful chapel, dome ceilings and a set of three Manueline windows on the main facade. This boutique hotel, built under the most contemporary concepts of architecture and design, offers 64 rooms, a 220 m2 SPA, and the restaurant Degust`AR, where one can enjoy the Mediterranean flavors of Chef António Nobre.
Address:
Rua Candido Dos Reis, Nº72
Evora , Portugal
Algarve: Hotel Tivoli Carvoeiro
Full service Moorish style Hotel offers sports and leisure facilities; sits on a cliff amidst gardens, overlooking a cove.
Address:
Apartado 1299 Vale Do
Carvoeiro-Algarve , Portugal

Prices based on double room occupancy.

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$496

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$51

Extra nights per person in Lisbon:
in single room $103-$118, in twin $58-$71, in triple $51-$63

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By Diane K on Sep 22, 2016

Globus itinerary, and especially our Tour Director, were exceptional! A wonderful and complete tour of Portugal.

By Lesley W on Jul 18, 2013

The agents at Affordabletours are super. Our tour guide in Portugal,Rui, was the best.

By Diane Q on Apr 11, 2013

I wanted to go on an in-depth tour of Portugal. This tour did exactly that. The information shared by all of the guides was phenomenal!! So thorough....so fascinating. Sights were amazing. The Tour Director was FANTASTIC, with the information he shared, the way he cared for everyone, his caring for EVERY DETAIL! I was so impressed! (It was unfortunate that one or two of those in the group found fault with everything and everyone. They definitely irritated the others!) I was pleased that "optional tours" were not forced upon us. They were explained and we were given the choice. I was happy to have taken them all. I was pleased with the accommodations. All hotels were clean and wonderful selections were offered at breakfasts. I would definitely recommend Global to friends and look forward to the next. Thanks Globus for making this trip the wonderful one that it was!

By Nancy I on Sep 06, 2012

This was a fabuluous tour of Portugal. Everything went very smoothly, we had a great time, and everything was exactly as described!

By Janice A on Apr 12, 2012

This was my first Globus tour, and I was overwhelmingly satisfied with the product. The hotels were excellent in every way--much beyond our expectations. Our guide was competent, experienced and knowledgeable. The trip offered an excellent value for the price. I plan to continue to travel with Globus.


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