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Tour Itinerary

What shoes should you pack for walking on sunshine? The pair best suited for 1,000 miles of shoreline and 300 days of sunlit skies per year. With its refreshing Atlantic breezes and live-life-to the-fullest Mediterranean ways, the sun-drenched country of Portugal invites you to dip your toe—and entire body—into a sea of relaxation. This rejuvenating tour of Portugal leads you past rolling olive farms, through scenic cork groves, and down winding Moorish alleyways to the country’s signature delights. In its coastal villages and medieval towns, grilled seafood fills the tables, sweet port fills the glasses, and the soulful sounds of fado music fill the air. Continue your tour with a trip to Santa Cruz on the magical Island of Madeira, complete with crystalline waters and centuries of tradition and culinary treats. Explore “Little Lisbon” in Funchal, with is creative atmosphere that inspires the imagination. From the quaint charms of fishing villages to the quiet reflections from luminous pools and lofty plateaus, your vacation in Portugal is a feast for the senses and an unforgettable adventure for the soul.

Countries Visited

Portugal

  1. Day 1
    ARRIVE IN LISBON, PORTUGAL
    Welcome to Lisbon! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)

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    Meals:   Dinner
  2. Day 2
    LISBON
    Lovely Lisbon LISBON Guided sightseeing includes Jeronimos Monastery and cloister and a photo stop at Belem Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries. (B)

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    HISTORIC SPOTS The stunning capital city of Portugal is a treasure trove of historic and architectural masterpieces. Lisbon is home to the 16th-century Monastery of Jerónimos, with its 100-foot façade featuring images of St. Michael the Archangel and Our Lady of Belém. See the 16th-century Belém Tower, which served as a fortress but also as an embarkation point for sailors and was their last sight of land before the start of their journey. Lisbon’s Monument to the Discoveries pays homage to great Portuguese explorers with a spectacular carved prow of an ancient ship.


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    Meals:   Breakfast
  3. Day 3
    LISBON–OBIDOS–NAZARÉ–ALCOBAÇA–FÁTIMA–TOMAR
    Sea, Surf & Sanctuaries OBIDOS Take an orientation walk of the medieval town.
    NAZARÉ Free time to browse.
    ALCOBAÇA Visit the Church of Santa Maria Monastery.
    FÁTIMA Visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary en route to Tomar. (B,D)
    130 mi / 220 km

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    LEGENDARY LIVES The monastery of Alcobaça is a unique masterpiece of Gothic Cistercian art. See the tombs of King Pedro I and his Castillan lover, Ines de Castro, and hear about the heartbreaking tale of these ill- fated lovers. The king never stopped loving Ines even after she was murdered, and during his life he commissioned matching tombs that sit together so that they can look at each other as they rise from their graves.


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    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  4. Day 4
    TOMAR–COIMBRA–PORTO
    Academic Honors TOMAR Visit the Convent of Christ.
    COIMBRA Visit the University. Scenic drive en route to Porto. (B)
    155 mi / 250km

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    CULTURE & TRADITION The University of Coimbra is distinguished as the oldest university in Portugal and one of the oldest in the world, it is also one of the best known and internationally celebrated. With a history of more than seven centuries, the students at Coimbra University dress in the traditional black capes with ribbons in varying hues as was the tradition when the school was founded in 1290.


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    Meals:   Breakfast
  5. Day 5
    PORTO
    Panoramas & Port Wine PORTO Guided sightseeing includes a panoramic drive to the mouth of the Douro River and the cathedral. Visit the Church of São Francisco and the Arabian Hall in the Stock Exchange. Enjoy a [LF] Port wine tasting at the famous Sandeman & Co Port Wine Cellar. Free time this afternoon. (B)

    LOCAL FAVORITE
    LOCAL TASTES You’re invited to the home of the most internationally recognized Porto wines at the magnificent Sandeman Wine Cellars. Here, taste centuries of tradition in a glass of Port wine in the city that bears its name. Saúde!


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    Meals:   Breakfast
  6. Day 6
    PORTO–GUIMARAES–PENAFIEL–VISEU
    Tapas & Tastings GUIMARAES Orientation walk through the medieval district.
    PENAFIEL [LF] Visit the gardens of the Quinta da Aveleda winery and enjoy Portuguese tapas tasting. Take a scenic drive through the port wine vineyards en route to Viseu.
    VISEU Dinner with local specialties and wine at Forno da Mimi restaurant. (B,D)
    149 mi/ 240 km

    LOCAL FAVORITE
    HISTORY & HERITAGE The history of the Quinta da Aveleda estate spans the centuries and generations who have preserved the Portuguese traditions of wine making and proud legacy of the Guedes family. The architectural heritage of this cherished estate is only matched by its wines, produced, and nurtured as the largest Vinho Verde exporter and family-owned winery.


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    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  7. Day 7
    VISEU–BELMONTE–CASTELO DE VIDE–EVORA
    Bottles & Corks BELMONTE Visit the Jewish Museum. Enjoy an [LF] olive oil tasting.
    CASTELO DE VIDE Walk through the Jewish quarter with free time to browse.
    EVORA [LF] Visit a traditional cork factory. (B,D)
    236 mi / 380 km

    LOCAL FAVORITE
    LOCAL TASTES Discover the tradition and taste of authentic Portuguese olive oil in a 20th-century olive-oil-factory-turned-museum in Belmonte. See the machinery which farmers used to transform olives into oil and taste the delicious fruits of their labors. Perhaps take home a gift of wine, olive oil, or jam to commemorate your visit. Later, visit a Cork Factory in Evora to learn about this traditional artisanship of Portugal.


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    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  8. Day 8
    EVORA–ALGARVE
    Gothic Grandeur EVORA Guided walking tour includes the Gothic cathedral, the Sao Francisco Church, and the Ossuary Chapel. Free time for lunch.
    ALGARVE Free time late afternoon and evening (B)
    162 mi / 260 km

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    CULTURE & TRADITION Walk back in time to the Roman era of Evora – a city with roots firmly planted in the 16th century in the home of Portuguese kings. See the white houses, architectural tiles, and embellished balconies with a stroll through the Gothic sites of the cathedral, church, and chapel.


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    Meals:   Breakfast
  9. Day 9
    ALGARVE. COASTAL EXCURSION
    Cliffs & Coastlines ALGARVE Join an excursion to the Promontory of Sagres, Cape St. Vincent, and Lagos. (B)
    81 mi / 130 km

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    PICTURE PERFECT Take in the breathtaking views of the sweeping southern coastline of Portugal in Algarve. Stand on the Promontory of Sagres and Cape St. Vincent to gaze at the glorious beaches, postcard-perfect fishing ports, and towering cliffs along the sea.


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    Meals:   Breakfast
  10. Day 10
    ALGARVE–AZEITÃO–LISBON
    Peninsula Miles & Painted Tiles ALGARVE Depart with a scenic drive along the Serra da Arrábida with views of the Tróia Peninsula.
    AZEITÃO Visit a traditional tile workshop.
    LISBON Enjoy a farewell dinner at your hotel. (B,D)
    180 mi / 290 km

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    ART & ARTISTRY Enter a world of authentically handmade Portuguese tiles at the São Simão Arte workshop and gallery in Azeitão. It is here that distinguished antique collector Antonio Soares Franco creates his ceramic masterpieces by hand in the style of his ancestors.


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    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  11. Day 11
    LISBON–SANTA CRUZ
    Seasons in the Sun LISBON Fly to Funchal
    SANTA CRUZ Orientation walk. Free time (B)

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    NATURAL WONDERS The Island of Madeira is boasting some of Europe’s most impressive landscapes. Soak in the breathtaking natural scenery that merges with crystal- clear waters, centuries-old traditions, and authentic flavors.. Experience a unique island where the clock does not set the time and the calendar does not dictate the season.


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    Meals:   Breakfast
  12. Day 12
    SANTA CRUZ–EXCURSION TO FUNCHAL
    Little Lisbon FUNCHAL Visit Mercado dos Lavoratores and the “open-air-museum” of the Santa Maria. Take the cable car to Monte and take in views of the city. Dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    ART & NATURE It’s no coincidence that Funchal used to be called “Little Lisbon”, and that is no coincidence. There are plenty of historical buildings to discover in the narrow streets, while the typical white are houses nestled on the steep slopes.You won’t believe your eyes at the heart of the Zona Velha (Old Town), a swirl of public creativity, which has seen the entrances to buildings along the Rua de Santa Maria, adorned with bright paintings and imaginative scenes. Images include everything from a fisherman sitting by his boat in the moonlight to a dislocated eye peering from behind a cracked “window” of yellow glass.


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    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  13. Day 13
    SANTA CRUZ
    Fishing Lore & Alluring Pools SANTA CRUZ Day at leisure. (B)

    ENHANCED FREE TIME
    NATURAL WONDERS Head West and stop in Camara de Lobos, a small fishing village that in 1949 Winston Churchill chose to paint. Continue towards Cabo Girai the worlds second highest sea cliff (and Europe’s highest) and the Paul de Serra, Madeira’s biggest and highest plateau. Visit Porto Moniz, the most north-western valley. Here, visit its beautiful natural pools which are the village’s main attractions and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.


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    Meals:   Breakfast
  14. Day 14
    SANTA CRUZ–LISBON
    Sights of Santa Cruz SANTA CRUZ Fly to Lisbon.
    LISBON Free time. (B)

    ENHANCED FREE TIME
    TOUR HIGHLIGHT Time to pack your bags and say goodbye to the magical Isalnd of Madeire with a flight to Lisbon to relax and reminisce over your stunning adventure.


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    Meals:   Breakfast
  15. Day 15
    LISBON
    Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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    Meals:   Breakfast

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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
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: Vila Gale Porto
Located in the heart of Porto within walking distance from the famous shopping street of Rua de Santa Catarina and the metro station, the Vila Galé Porto hotel allows you easy and quick access to anywhere in the city. This modern hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with flat-screen cable TV, minibar, and in-room safe. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout. Other amenities include a restaurant that serves local specialties and two bars. A spa with an indoor pool, a hot tub, and a gym are available.
Address:
Av. Fernao De Magalhaes 7
Oporto , 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 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
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
Algarve: Tivoli Lagos
Tivoli Lagos features an Algarve-themed décor and ambiance. The 296 rooms have a balcony, satellite TV and minibar. Páteo Velho Restaurant has an outdoor grill and serves Portuguese cuisine on the terrace. Guests can enjoy an American-style breakfast in the Lacóbriga Restaurant. The Fortress Ponta de Bandeira and the Church of Saint Anthony are a 15 minute walk from the hotel.
Address:
Rua A.Crisogono Santos
Algarve , Portugal
Santa Cruz: Vila Galé Santa Cruz
The Vila Galé Santa Cruz in Madeira, offers stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and is just a stone's throw away from a pebble beach. Facilities include two restaurants, two bars, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a heated indoor pool, Turkish bath, gym and massage rooms. All of the 262 sophisticated guest rooms come with a satellite TV, a private balcony and a private bathroom. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the property.
Address:
Rua de Sao Fernando 5
Santa Cruz , Portugal
Lisbon: Lumen Lisboa
Lumen Lisboa is located within walking distance from Marques de Pombal Square and the Avenida Liberdade. Popular points of interest near the hotel include Miradouro da Senhora do Monte, Dona Maria II National Theatre and Rossio. The property offers 160 soundproof guestrooms, decorated in a contemporary style, which are bright and spacious. They all come with air conditioning, flat screen TV, a desk, and a wardrobe as a standard. A terrace with sun loungers or beach chairs, a rooftop bar, and a fitness center are also at guests' disposal.
Address:
Ruo Sousa Martins 18/20
Lisbon , Portugal

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Globus Tours Customer Reviews

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Accommodations
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Itinerary
4.3
Professional Staff
4.5
Repeat with Operator
4.2
Value for Money
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