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 Fatima, 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 and the Church of Sao Francisco 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 an olive oil tasting in Belmonte (birthplace of Pedro Alvares Cabral, discoverer of Brazil), and tapas with wine at the Quinta de Aveleda winery. All of this and much more await you on this wonderful Portuguese Escape!
LISBONWelcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Alfama quarter and Jeronimos Monastery; farewell dinner OBIDOSWalking tour of the medieval townALCOBAÇAVisit the Church of Santa Maria MonasteryNAZARÉLunch breakFATIMAVisit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the RosaryTOMARVisit the Convent of ChristCOIMBRAVisit the University LibraryOPORTOGuided sightseeing, visit the Church of Sao Francisco and the Arabian Hall in the Stock ExchangeGUIMARAESWalk through the medieval centerQUINTA DA AVELEDAEnjoy [LF] Portuguese tapas with wine and explore its splendid gardensVISEUDinner at a local restaurantBELMONTEVisit the Jewish Museum; olive oil tastingCASTELO DE VIDEWalk through the Jewish quarterEVORAVisit a cork factory, guided walking tour, visit the gothic cathedral, the Sao Francisco Church, and the Ossuary Chapel
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
Hotels listed may occasionally be substituted with alternate hotels of equivalent standard.
Motorcoach. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.