Portuguese Escape 2019

Portuguese Escape 2019


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Portugal

Cities Visited

Coimbra, Evora, Lisbon, Nazare, Obidos, Oporto, Tomar, Viseu

Tour Itinerary

Experience Portugal at a relaxed pace while taking in the important cities of Lisbon and Oporto—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 Oporto, 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 Oporto, 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!

Day 1: ARRIVE IN LISBON, PORTUGAL.
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. 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)

Day 3: LISBON–OBIDOS– NAZARÉ–ALCOBAÇA–FÁTIMA–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 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. (B,D)

Day 4: TOMAR–COIMBRA–OPORTO.
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 Oporto, Portugal’s second-largest city. Tonight, why not relax during 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, 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)

Day 6: OPORTO–GUIMARAES–VISEU.
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! (B,D)

Day 7: VISEU–BELMONTE–CASTELO DE VIDE–EVORA.
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. (B,D)

Day 8: EVORA–LISBON.
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. (B,D)

Day 9: LISBON.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Inclusions

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

Sightseeing & Activities:

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

OBIDOS
Walk around the medieval town

NAZARÉ
Stop in the fishing harbor town

ALCOBAÇA
Visit the Church of Santa Maria Monastery

FATIMA
Visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary

TOMAR
Visit the Convent of Christ

COIMBRA
Visit the University

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

GUIMARAES
Walk through the medieval center

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

VISEU
Dinner at a local restaurant

BELMONTE
Visit the Jewish Museum; olive oil tasting

CASTELO DE VIDE
Walk through the Jewish quarter

EVORA
Visit a cork factory, guided walking tour, visit the gothic cathedral, the Sao Francisco Church, and the Ossuary ChapelMotorcoach. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

Meals:
Full buffet breakfast daily; 5 three-course dinners with wine, including welcome and farewell dinners in Lisbon and a dinner in Viseu at a local restaurant


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Accommodations

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:
January 1 to April 30 2019 in single room $92, in twin $58, in triple $48
October 1 to December 31 2019 in single room from $101 to $123, in twin from $62 to $73, in triple from $55 to $65

Lisbon: Hotel Novotel Lisboa
This modern 249-room mid-scale hotel offers Free Wi-Fi access throughout and has a seasonal outdoor swimming pool with sun terrace and poolside bar. There is a small fitness center, a cool vintage style restaurant and bar serving International cuisine as well as a buffet style restaurant.
Address:
Av. Jose Malhoa 1642
Lisbon , Portugal
Lisbon: Mercure Lisboa
A 104-room modern hotel offering Free Wi-Fi Internet access and year-round heated rooftop swimming pool, with panoramic views over the Águas Livres Aqueduct. International cuisine and Regional wines can be enjoyed in the main restaurant and there is a lobby bar serving a wide range of drinks & cocktails.
Address:
Avda Jose Malhoa, 23
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: NH Collection Porto Batalha
Located in the heart of UNESCO's World Heritage Historical City Center, this beautiful 107 room hotel is housed in a renovated 18th century palace overlooking the breathtaking Batalha Square. The cozy Gastrô Bar and restaurant serves modern dishes inspired by regional cuisine and has an outdoor terrace. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the property and there is also a gym and wellness center with indoor hydrotherapy pool, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi.
Address:
Praça Da Batalha 60
Porto , Portugal
Oporto: Holiday Inn Porto Gaia
A modern 212-room high rise hotel near the historical Porto city centre with a chic atrium bar and culinary concept restaurant serving traditinal Portuguese cuisine. Amenities include a gym, spa and Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout.
Address:
Rua Diogo de Macedo, 220 Vila Nova de Gaia
Porto , Portugal
Viseu: Grao Vasco
Low-rise Hotel surrounded by gardens & a park in the heart of town.
Address:
Rua Gaspar Barreiros
Viseu , Portugal
Evora: M'ar De Ar Muralhas
This surprising hotel offers 85 double rooms and the restaurant "Sabores do Alentejo" where one can taste the local gastronomy under the signature of Chef António Nobre.
Address:
Travessa Da Palmeira 4/6
Evora , Portugal

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Question: Are optional excursions available for this tour?

Optional excursions are available at an additional cost on this itinerary. They can be purchased prior to the departure or on tour.

Question: Are hotel accommodations included in the quoted cost?

Yes, hotel accommodations are included in the quoted cost.

Question: Is there airport pick-up on the day of arrival and drop off?

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Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

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By Brent M on Mar 23, 2019

Globus exceeded my expectations. Tour guides were very good, local and our guide for the tour. Mostly, hotels were very good. Novatel screwed up our initial reservation and blamed globus but we're pretty sure it was Novatel. All got fixed, after 1.5 hours of waiting for them to fix it. Rest of tour was great. Lots of dinners included with included wine. Fun to get to know people frpm other parts of the world.

By Ronald S on Mar 13, 2018

Had some second thoughts about one of the hotels, but all things considered they were acceptable.

By Margaret M on Mar 10, 2018

It was a great trip. Thank you for offering a trip early in the year and at such a great price. I particularly liked that you waived single supplement charges for this trip.

By Susan O on Mar 10, 2018

I had a great time on the Globus Portuguese Escape 2018 tour. I was apprehensive at first as I was traveling alone and the tour was mostly mature couples but I quickly made friends. Everyone was friendly and had great travel stories. The bus was modern and comfortable with free WiFi and USB charging ports. Our tour guide, Miguel, was knowledgeable and attentive. The hotels were above average with the NH Collection in Porto being the highlight. The bar & restaurant were fabulous (shoutout to Bruno & the shrimp risotto). I saw and experienced much more than I expected (castles, palaces, wineries, monasteries, cloisters, churches, Fátima candle procession, Fado, cork factory) and at an incredible value.

By Kathleen M on Mar 08, 2018

The Portuguese Escape trip was absolutely wonderful. The country is so beautiful and the people are welcoming and gracious. The food is awesome - best I have had. This trip is a MUST!! Also, our tour director Pedro and driver Manuel were the best. They both made our trip even better with their kindness, courteous, and helpfulness every day. They are experts and we learned so much about the country, its history, and its people. Thank you!

By John H on Mar 08, 2018

The Globus Portuguese Escape tour exceeded our expectations. The accommodations and food were much better than we expected. Our tour guide was very informative and personable with a fantastic attitude everyday. We couldn't have asked for any more from this tour!

By Helyn M on Mar 03, 2018

I had a wonderful travel experience, with few exceptions. The price of the trip was phenomenal for all that we received and for that reason alone, I would recommend Affordable Tours/Globus. The meals were delicious, the breakfasts outrageous (two A.M.s we had Mimosas!!!!). The few complaints I had are as follows: Apparently the tours were overbooked and therefore we were split into two groups. Fortunately for us, we were in the first group and our hotels were consistent with the itinerary. Others were not so lucky. The bus was pretty cramped w/little leg room. We are both rather tall and we had some difficulty with the leg room. Other than that, it was comfortable. It rained our entire trip and on Day 7, we were supposed to see a Medieval Castle. It was raining so hard and it was so windy it was nearly impossible to go to see it. I believe some of these excursions in the elements should be "weather permitting." The tours that were inside buildings were wonderful. I thoroughly enjoyed this Portugal trip and would definitely recommend it to others. Thank you for such a great experience!!!

By Jamie R on Mar 01, 2018

The tour was mostly seniors and mostly couples. Thankfully there were five single women who were a bit younger like myself. I heard that is not always the case. The guide and bus driver were excellent and I was very pleased. However, we did more wining and dining than I would have liked and no art museums. In the end I heard the tour guide saying she noticed our group liked food and wine the best so that was what she focused on. I wish she had had us write down our preferences in the beginning.

By Basappa G on Mar 01, 2018

Overall the tour was quite good. Excellent tour director and coach driver. Although. Outlet of hotels were not that good, the rest were very good. It rained most of the days and, I know it is beyond our control. I really enjoyed the tour and the excursions.

By Richard B on Feb 24, 2018

In Portugal a couple of the hotels were not up to 3 or 4 stars. Very warm and extremely small.

By Susan F on Feb 22, 2018

The Globus Portugal Escape was a wonderful trip. However, there was a lot of walking on uneven ground as most of the walkways were cobblestone, and the towns were often hilly (both up and down). Be prepared with good walking shoes or boots. The history is rich in Portugal and the tours of castles and cathedrals were very interesting. Our Globus guide was very knowledgable, as were the local guides. The hotels were comfortable and well-located for exploring on your own.

By Cynthia S on Feb 15, 2018

Good trip at a great price


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