Portugal in Depth with Azores
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. Your vacation in Portugal continues with a flight from Lisbon to Ponta Delgada—to soak in some of Mother Nature’s finest work on the Atlantic Ocean. Take in the views of volcanic masterpieces from the top of Pico da Barrosa Mountain and visit Europe’s only tea plantation on the massive Maia farm. Visit Furnas’ geothermal wonders and marvel at the volcanic crater, cradling the luminous Sete Cidades Lake—one of Portugal’s Seven Natural Wonders.
Highlights of Portugal in Depth with Azores
Services of the Tour Director end on day 11. Island portion includes services of a local expert.
6 guests in a party: $2,393*18 guests in a party: $548*
Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select Europe dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus Europe escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized European tour—without the crowds.
Portugal in Depth
Convent of Christ in Tomar|Historic centre of Evora|Historic Centre of Guimaraes|Historic Centre of Porto|Monastery of Alcobaça|Monastery of the Hieronymites in Lisbon|University of Coimbra
We’ve packed everything you need for the perfect vacation—from hand-selected hotels and dining to the friendly expertise of Globus Tour Directors and Local Guides (with headsets to hear every word), to seamless transportation between destinations and VIP access to the world’s most iconic sites! Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi. Return flight from Lisbon to Azores
Full buffet breakfast daily; 5 three-course dinners
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)
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.
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 kmTOUR 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.
TOMAR–COIMBRA–PORTO Academic Honors TOMAR Visit the Convent of Christ.COIMBRA Visit the University. Scenic drive en route to Porto. (B) 155 mi / 250kmTOUR HIGHLIGHTCULTURE & 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.
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!
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 kmLOCAL FAVORITEHISTORY & 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.
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 kmLOCAL FAVORITELOCAL 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.
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 kmTOUR 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.
ALGARVE. COASTAL EXCURSION Cliffs & Coastlines ALGARVE Join an excursion to the Promontory of Sagres, Cape St. Vincent, and Lagos. (B)81 mi / 130 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHTPICTURE 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.
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 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHTART & 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.
LISBON–PONTA DELGADA The European Hawaii LISBON Fly to Ponta Delgada.PONTA DELGADA Orientation walk. Free time. (B)TOUR HIGHLIGHT PURE & NATURAL Mother Nature has created a land full of natural beauty, ready to be explored in the blue immensity of the Atlantic. Waterfalls tumble down basalt cliffs, rainforest-covered hills are topped by spectacular crater lakes and pale-green pastures are hedged by crowned by a kaloidoscope of hydrangeas. Dive into the rich cultural heritage as well with warm welcomes by local residents who graciously share stories of proud history and traditions.
PONTA DELGADA. EXCURSION TO THE CENTER OF THE ISLAND Volcanic Craters & Cups of Tea RIBEIRA GRANDE Stop at the top of Pico da Barrosa mountain and take in views of the volcano’s crater and the ocean. MAIA Visit the oldest and only tea plantation in Europe. FURNAS See geothermal activity in the area. Free time for lunch. Visit the botanical gardens. PONTA DEL GADA Dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)TOUR HIGHLIGHTEUROPE’S CUP OF TEA Visit the oldest (and currently the only) tea plantation in Europe. Today the Tea Factory produces 40 tons of tea every year from 37 hectares of plantations with without the use of chemicals products. One lump or two?
PONTA DELGADA Forbidden Fruit & Fruitful Landscapes PONTA DELGADA Enjoy the morning at leisure before an afternoon drive to visit a pineapple plantation. Continue to Pico do Carvao viewpoint and take in the region’s stunning beauty. Next drive to the bridge of Sete Cidades.TOUR HIGHLIGHTNATURAL WONDERS Sete Cidades Lake is located in a volcanic crater about 4 kilometres long by 2 kilometres wide with a depth of 30 metres. The lake is one of the seven Natural Wonders of Portugal and the largest natural freshwater reservoir in the Azores. The lake is actually two lagoons, called Green Lake (Lagoa Verde) and Blue Lake (Lagoa Azul), linked by a shallow channel. The differing hues differences are due toof each lake are the natural result of varying reflected light, or it could be the legend of a blue-eyed shepherd and a green-eyed princess whose tears filled each lake with tears of forbidden love. You decide!
PONTA DELGADA–LISBON Leisure Time in Lisbon PONTA DELGADA Fly to LisbonLISBON Free time (B)TOUR HIGHLIGHT Time to pack your bags and depart the magical Island of San Miguel with a flight to Lisbon to relax and reminisce over your adventure in Portugal.
LISBON Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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|1||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.||Lisbon||Praca Martim Moniz 2||First-Class|
|2||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.||Lisbon||Eng. Vieira da Silva 2, Arroios||First-Class|
|3||Dos Templarios||Contemporary 4-Story Hotel in picturesque central location overlooking River Nabao.||Tomar||Largo Candido Dos Reis 1||First-Class|
|4||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.||Oporto||Av. Fernao De Magalhaes 7||First-Class|
|5||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.||Porto||Praça Da Batalha 60||Superior First-Class|
|6||Grao Vasco||Low-rise Hotel surrounded by gardens & a park in the heart of town.||Viseu||Rua Gaspar Barreiros||First-Class|
|7||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.||Evora||Travessa Da Palmeira 4/6||First-Class|
|8||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.||Portimão||Marina Portimão||First-Class|
|9||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.||Algarve||Rua A.Crisogono Santos||First-Class|
|10||Azoris Royal Garden||This welcoming modern hotel has a seasonal outdoor swimming pool with a terrace and Zen-style gardens. All of the elegant 193 guest rooms are air-conditioned, decorated with neutral tones and come with a private bathroom, hairdryer, minibar, cable-TV, in-room safe and Free Wi-Fi access. A tennis court, a wellness center and a heated indoor pool are also available. The on-site restaurant serves local and international cuisine, there is also a piano bar for drinks and a cafe that overlooks the landscaped gardens.||Ponta Delgada||Rua de Lisboa||Superior First-Class|
|11||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.||Lisbon||Ruo Sousa Martins 18/20||Superior First-Class|