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Portugal in Depth 2020

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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

This vacation shows you all of Portugal at a relaxed pace, thanks to the well-planned two-night stopovers in Lisbon, Porto, and the Algarve, and overnights in Tomar, Viseu, and Evora. Start and end in Lisbon, and see both the internal and coastline of Portugal. Throughout this Portugal tour, visit the must-see attractions, including the Ossuary Chapel in Evora, its walls covered with thousands of human bones and skulls; the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary in Fátima, a pilgrimage site where apparitions of the Virgin Mary were reported by three local shepherd children in 1917; the Church of São Francisco in Porto, the city's most important gothic monument originating from 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.Visit the 700-year-old University of Coimbra, and a cork factory in Evora; spend time in the Algarve, Portugal’s most popular vacation area, and enjoy 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 Porto, Portuguese tapas specialties at a winery, and a cocktail and farewell dinner in Lisbon. All of this and much more await you on this wonderful, in-depth Portugal tour—a vacation of a lifetime!

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 and a walk along the cobblestone alleys of quaint ALFAMA, the popular quarter of 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 to the Discoveries. Also visit JERONIMOS MONASTERY with the tomb of Vasco da Gama. An optional excursion is available to the royal palace of Queluz, 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 onto 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 HOLY ROSARY. Overnight in Tomar, former seat of the mighty Order of the Knights Templar.
Today’s Distance: 137 mi / 220 km (B,D)

Day 4: TOMAR–COIMBRA–PORTO.
Visit the hilltop CONVENT OF CHRIST, which was constructed in the late 12th century and became the headquarters of the Order in Portugal. Hear about the fascinating history and admire 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 join 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)

Day 5: PORTO.
Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes a panoramic drive to the mouth of the Douro River, the soaring cathedral, the richly decorated CHURCH OF SÃO FRANCISCO, the most important gothic monument in Porto and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Also visit the STOCK EXCHANGE with its contemporary ARABIAN HALL, inspired by Granada’s Alhambra. Of course, [LF] a PORT WINE TASTING has been included at the famous Sandeman & Co. Port Wine Cellar to sample the delicious wine produced from grapes of the Douro Valley. (B)

Day 6: PORTO–GUIMARAES–VISEU.
In Guimaraes, often referred to as the “Cradle of Portugal” because of its association with the country’s first king, Alfonso Henriques, follow your Tour Director for a pleasant walk through the medieval center. 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 with local specialties and wine awaits at Forno da Mimi restaurant.
Today’s Distance: 193 mi / 310 km (B,D)

Day 7: VISEU–BELMONTE–CASTELO DE VIDE–EVORA.
This morning, stop in Belmonte, for a visit of the JEWISH MUSEUM. Also enjoy [LF] an OLIVE OIL TASTING, for which the area is famous. Take an afternoon break in lovely Castelo de Vide, one of the best-preserved medieval fortified towns in Portugal. The Jewish quarter with its white-washed houses and its medieval synagogue are worth seeing. Before arriving in Evora, the cultural center of southern Portugal, visit [LF] a CORK FACTORY and learn about the many ways this material can be used.
Today’s Distance: 236 mi / 380 km (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 SãO 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 seaside area. Tonight, why not try one of the seafood restaurants for which the Algarve is famous?
Today’s Distance: 162 mi / 260 km (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 powerful waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Time to wander around Lagos before returning to your hotel.
Today’s Distance: 155 mi / 250 km (B)

Day 10: ALGARVE–AZEITÃO–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. Stop in Azeitão 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 farewell dinner with your traveling companions.
Today’s Distance: 180 mi / 290 km (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

NAZARÉ
Stop in the fishing harbor town

ALCOBAÇA
Visit the Church of Santa Maria Monastery

FÁTIMA
Visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary

TOMAR
Visit the Convent of Christ

COIMBRA
Visit the University

PORTO
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 DA 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 a 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

AZEITÃO
Visit a tile workshopMotorcoach.

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


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Accommodations

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$540-$720

Triple room reduction per person:
$50

Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.

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
Lisbon: Double Tree by Hilton Lisbon Fontana Park
This stylishly designed hotel, located not far from Marques de Pombal Square, the Barrio Alto, and the Saldanha metro station, offers a unique interior garden with a waterfall, and one of Lisbon's leading restaurants. The rooms feature a contemporary design in white, black, and grey color schemes. They all include a plasma TV with international channels, air-conditioning, and a minibar. The restaurant offers Portuguese and Mediterranean cuisine. Relax afterwards with a cocktail in the peaceful garden. DoubleTree by Hilton Lisbon Fontana Park is approximately 10 minutes away via metro from both Marquês de Pombal and Bairro Alto. Lisbon International Airport is only 6 km away.
Address:
Eng. Vieira da Silva 2, Arroios
Lisbon , Portugal
Tomar: Dos Templarios
Contemporary 4-Story Hotel in picturesque central location overlooking River Nabao.
Address:
Largo Candido Dos Reis 1
Tomar , Portugal
Porto: 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
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 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: Tivoli Marina Portimao
Situated on the marina in Portimão, just a short walk away from a lovely sandy beach. This 196-room property boasts two seawater swimming pools, two restaurants that offer international cuisine with panoramic views, a snack bar that provides a variety of salads and snacks and a fitness center. Free Wi-Fi internet access is provided in public areas and guest rooms.
Address:
Marina Portimão
Portimão , Portugal

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Questions & Answers

Question: For the in depth portugal tour what would you recommend as the age limit?

Portugal in Depth by Globus is suitable for all ages. If you are traveling with children please be aware that the age requirement for children is 8 to 17 years old.

Question: What is the maximum and average size of the tour group?

Globus Motor Coaches are standard size and can at max capacity carry up to 53 passengers, however most of them only have 44 seats installed and travel with an average of 36.

Question: What does the acronym LF mean in the itinerary

LF signifies a "Local Favorite" event, as defined by Globus.

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

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.3
Accommodations
4
Itinerary
4.4
Professional Staff
4.5
Repeat with Operator
4.2
Value for Money
4.1

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EXCELLENT DAILY GUIDE AS WELL AS THE OTHER 3 GUIDES ON THREE SEPARATE OCCASIONS. THEY WERE CORDIAL AND KNOWLEDGABLE. THE BUS DRIVER WAS AN EXCELLENT DRIVER. THE PRICE WAS WONDERFUL. EACH DAY WAS WELL DONE--THE PLACES WE WERE TAKEN, THE DAILY WINE AND FOOD, THE QUALITY OF HOTELS. ONE OF OUR BEST GUIDED VACATIONS EVER!

I would recommend to provide tourist with bottled water while on the motorcoach. Just because of distance between places and also, more rest stops to use bathrooms, which was a little complicated in Portugal. Overall, great experience.

Globus Tour Director really did not extend herself. There were several short stops of 1-2 hour duration during this trip where we were not provide a map of the area nor were we given guidance of what to see during that time or where to eat. The hotel check-in at Porto, Lisbon was a disaster. We had to wait three (3) hours to check-in, the rooms were very warm, and the AC did not work properly. Check-in at Algarvae, Portugal was very disorganized and took a long time, while we all stood around the lobby. The Algarvae hotel accommodations were isolated from the main hotel accommodations, which was 1/4 mile away. The Tour Director did not inform any of us that we were entitled to use the reflecting pool, restaurant, and bar at the main hotel. Nor did she inform us that Globus travelers were entitled to a 30% discount off the buffet dinner at the main hotel restaurant. To add insult to injury, the Tour Director stayed at the main hotel with superior amenities, while all of our tour group stayed at the lesser appointed facility 1/4 mile away. Not Cool. We won't be touring with Globus again.

It should be noted that Portugal is all hills, steps and cobblestone streets. It can make walking difficult. However the country and the people are very nice. Certainly worth visiting.

Best was Porto and Algarve. Tours of Cork and tile "factories" were not good

This is the third tour we have done using Globus. We have found them to offer well priced tours without cutting quality. The hotels on this tour were wonderful and the tour guide was outstanding in every way. She was organized, had a great personality and knew the history 0f Portugal and other facts about the country as a whole. Her command of the English language was impressive.

The Algarve hotel was in a terrible location. The guide, Rui, was the best we ever had.

This was just a fantastic trip! The route was well organized and allowed to learn a lot about history, architecture, culture, and people of Portugal. However, the real gem in our trip was our Tour Director Maria. I travel a lot with various companies, but she is the best of the best! She is very knowledgeable and well prepared to answer any questions. If she could not answer at the spot, she always asked some time to research and always responded with more details in short time. She is emotional while telling the stories, with the great sense of humor. She is extremely friendly and open to any personalities, and very well organized. Everything was in perfect order (e.g., changing the seats in the bus which were marked with the names' paper stickers every day, with no mess for figuring out where is my seat on rotation). She was a real soul of our trip. I believe she has a rare talent for what she is doing. In addition, we had a wonderful driver and a brand new bus with the USB outlets for charging our devices (very convenient!). A bottle of water was provided every day, and that was very nice. I liked 'Whispers' for listening the guides outside. The new Whispers provided also a hot spot access, but I did not use it at all since I have the international data/text plan in over 150 countries included by my phone provider (T-Mobile). In addition, location of all hotels in downtown is great, with just a few steps from major sightseeing! Overall, I was very pleased with this trip. I will use Globus in the future, and will certainly recommend this company to my friends.

Excellent, enthusiastic tour guides. Top-notch accomodations

Our Globus tour Director was amazingly knowledgeable, charming, and genuinely desirous of sharing her country, Portugal, with us. Her fabulous sense of humor and patience even with aging tourists that need repeats and reminders was unparalleled. Best tour Director ever.

Globus appeared very experienced and the trip was flawless. Good accommodations, nice bus and staff was very well versed.

I highly recommend this tour for those looking for an easier pace that doesn't leave you completely exhausted at the end. You learn a lot about Portugal and its people.

We enjoyed our trip with Globus only downside was with the air connections through United and Air Canada. Things worked out but a lot of stress with delays.

Both the Tour Guide Rita and Bus Driver Sergio were excellent. The Tour Guide shared her vast knowledge of Portugal and its history. She went out of her way to accommodate dietary requests. I would recommend this tour.

I loved all the cities and regions we visited in Portugal. The hotels varied in quality; The Mundial was very nicely centrally located hotel but it was very noisy that we requested to have our room changed. The Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner were no were near the quality we would have received in a local fisherman's restaurant in the Alfama district. The Santa Maria hotel in Fatima was just basic with a very limited breakfast for the Globus Group! The NH Collection in Porto was exactly what I was expecting from Globus, as this was the quality of hotels I experienced on a Globus Tour in Spain in 2016. Hotel Pousada de Viseu and M'ar de AR Aqueduto in Evora were another perfect Globus hotels! But the Tivoli Marina Portimao was a dump-motel, not attached to the larger main hotel, this was an annex and our room constantly had a mildew smell, the electricity was on for 10 minutes and then went off and then went on etc...When we received our key cards, that did not work every time, there was a man at the deck who helped us but once we were booked there was no one there to help. We had to call the main hotel and they would send someone over!! The cleaning crew never gave us clean glasses or cleaned the floors!! The June 15th excursion to Cascais and area was great along with the Porto excursion. But the Dinner on the Algarve for 48 Euros was ridiculous!!! The wait staff were very nice but the restrauant food and location were not good, the wine glasses had chips on them. We had an excellent lunch on the beach overlooking the real ocean for half that price!! The Tivoli Marina Portimao hotel made a very bad dent in my feelings about going on another Globus Tour!!

The tour director and bus driver were EXCELLENT!! The tour was very informative and interesting as well as well-planned with regard to times to visit sights and free time as well. GLOBUS did a GOOD job!!

ALL WAS PERFECT AND PORTUGAL IA AMAZING!

Our tour guide, Rui, and bus driver, Rui, were wonderful. We were very pleased with the itinerary and choice of accommodations.

Globus is always a great value for the money, reliable, professional and well-run trips.

The director of the Tour (Pedro) proyects the rigth possitive image for Globus, as well for Portugal with his educational and profhesional attitude, he does a great job.

The tour director was exceptional. She took great pride sharing her vast knowledge of Portugal with us and was organized to the nth degree.

I enjoyed all the tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and made our tour remarkable. Portugal is beautiful, people are very friendly and there is history in every corner of the city. I particularly didn't like the Mundial Hotel because it was located at downtown, although close to many stores and restaurants.

Tour guide went out of his way to accommodate all passengers. Hotels were five star in great locations. Portugal is known for fish and the pastry was outstanding. Wear comfortable shoes as walks are all tiles and can be slippery. Walkers and canes not recommended.

Our Globus tour, Portugal In Depth, was wonderful. We saw so many beautiful sites and had so many special experiences that we would highly recommend this tour to others. All of the hotels we stayed at were beautiful and far exceeded our expectations. My friend and I opted for separate accommodations and all of our rooms were deluxe or comparable to the double rooms of other couples on the tour. Breakfasts were excellent and most of the included meals were very good (only one fell short). Most of the optional events were very special and worth the additional expense. Our tour director was Portuguese and different from directors on other escorted tours I have taken, but he was very kind, caring and eager to ensure that we enjoyed and got the most from each experience and aspect of the tour. This was my fifth Globus tour. I have enjoyed each one and I am looking forward to more in the future.

I like the hotels on the trip. Their locations are very good.

Staff was very proactive and helpful.

Portugal is a great country to take a tour. We highly recommend this trip.

Excellent tour! Our tour guide was one of THE best guides I have ever traveled with.

A great trip. Tour director was outstanding.

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

My only complaint was it was not a vegetarian friendly country even though we stayed at four and five star hotels. I think for that quality, they should be able to prepare better food for people who don't eat meat.

The flight to Lisbon was not comfortable as the plane was too small for transatlantic routes. The hotel quality was excellent in most cases and mediocre in certain locations. Overall the itinerary and the tour director were top quality.

This was our first Globus Tour...it was average. I chose this company because it offered the itinerary and times I needed.

Globus was fine but a packed bus with 44 guests ruined much of trip for me.

While tour directors cannot change the weather, we were very disappointed in our optional excusion to Sintra, where the local guide pushed us into a restaurant and made no effort to show us things that would have been possible even in the rain.

The hotel rooms Globus provided were fine, but the included food in the hotels was inedible and in the optional meals was mediocre and overpriced. This was a consistent problem and the reason I don't plan on using them again.

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

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!

The Globus Tour Director's focus was to oriented to Architecture, but his historical knowledge was interesting. He also planned too many activities each day little time to relax

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

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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