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Up to $500 Welcome Back Credit for Repeat Travelers
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Experience Portugal at a relaxed pace and take in 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!
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.
Today’s Distance: 137 mi / 220 km (B,D)
Day 4: TOMAR–COIMBRA–PORTO.
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)
Day 5: PORTO.
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: PORTO–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!
Today’s Distance: 193 mi / 310 km (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.
Today’s Distance: 236 mi / 380 km (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.
Today’s Distance: 93 mi / 150 km (B,D)
Day 9: LISBON.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
- Hotels listed may occasionally be substituted with alternate hotels of equivalent standard.
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
QUINTA DA AVELEDA
Enjoy [LF] Portuguese tapas with wine and explore its splendid gardens
Dinner at a local restaurant
Visit the Jewish Museum; olive oil tasting
CASTELO DE VIDE
Walk through the Jewish quarter
Visit a cork factory, guided walking tour, visit the gothic cathedral, the Sao Francisco Church, and the Ossuary ChapelMotorcoach.
Full buffet breakfast daily; 5 three-course dinners, including dinner at a local restaurant in Viseu
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 $101 to $123, in twin from $62 to $73, in triple from $55 to $65
Av. Jose Malhoa 1A
Lisbon , Portugal
Avda Jose Malhoa, 23
Lisbon , Portugal
Largo Candido Dos Reis 1
Tomar , Portugal
Praça Da Batalha 60
Porto , Portugal
Rua Duque de Loulé, 62
Porto , Portugal
Rua Gaspar Barreiros
Viseu , Portugal
Travessa Da Palmeira 4/6
Evora , Portugal
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This was our first Globus tour and we were very impressed. The selection of hotels, with the exception of the Mercure Lisboa was outstanding. The Mercure has a great staff, but the rooms are noisy from the corridors, through the walls and from outside. The length and venues of the tour were excellent, and the local guides very interesting and knowledgeable. The amount of free time was also good for individual exploring or shopping. All in all, it was a wonderful experience.
The tour had a lot of wasted time traveling and making stops that were too short and also not necessary. The guide was not the best guide I have ever had. He seemed lazy and not knowing what was going on in the areas along with not well organized when we got to the hotels. I would have expected him to have had better relationships with people at each stop.
Good off season tour. It was a little rainy and cold but the crowds had thinned.
Affordable srvc great as usual. Globus trip was well run, but i did not appreciate Globus putting it on sale AFTER we purchased.
Great guide and bus driver. Hotels were in or close to city. Good amount of dinners. Hotels could better help with bathroom facilities by providing non-slip tub mats and grab bars for safety. All dinners were good to great except one hotel that left all bones in meat and fish and I almost chocked. Good value and a great country to visit.
The tour director was very efficient in accommodating our needs.
A great value and good trip. Globus is always very professional.
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.
Had some second thoughts about one of the hotels, but all things considered they were acceptable.
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.
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, FÃ¡tima candle procession, Fado, cork factory) and at an incredible value.
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!
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!
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!!!
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.
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.
In Portugal a couple of the hotels were not up to 3 or 4 stars. Very warm and extremely small.
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.
Good trip at a great price
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