Experience the best of Portugal and take 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!
Highlights of Portuguese Escape
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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.
Headsets throughout the tour.Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
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January & March 2020 Travel
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
Full buffet breakfast daily; 5 three-course dinners
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)
LISBON LISBON Guided sightseeing includes Jeronimo’s Monastery and its Cloister and a photo stop at Belem Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries. (B)
LISBON–OBIDOS– NAZARÉ–ALCOBAÇA–FÁTIMA–TOMAR OBIDOS Walking orientation 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) 137mi/220 km
TOMAR–COIMBRA–PORTO TOMAR Visit the Convent of Christ.COIMBRA Visit the University.Scenic drive en route to Porto. (B) 124 mi/ 200 kmENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Porto with an optional cruise on the Douro River followed by an authentic Portuguese dinner. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus.
PORTO PORTO Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes a panoramic drive to the mouth of the Douro River and the cathedral. Visit the Arabian Hall in the Stock Exchange. [LF] Port wine tasting at a local cellar. Free time this afternoon. (B)
PORTO–GUIMARAES–PENAFIEL–VISEU GUIMARAES Orientation walk through the medieval center PENAFIEL [LF] Visit the gardens of the Quinta da Aveleda winery and Portuguese tapas tasting. Scenic drive through the port wine vineyards en route to Viseu.VISEU Dinner with regional specialties and wine at a local restaurant. (B,D) 149 mi/ 240 km
VISEU–BELMONTE–CASTELO DE VIDE–EVORA BELMONTE Visit the Jewish Museum. Olive-oil tasting. CASTELO DE VIDE Walk through the Jewish Quarter, followed by free time. EVORA Visit a cork factory. (B,D) 236mi/380 km
EVORA–LISBON EVORA Guided walking tour includes the Gothic cathedral, the Sao Francisco Church, and the Ossuary Chapel. Free time for lunch.LISBON Farewell dinner at the hotel. (B,D) 93 mi / 150 km
LISBON Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
|#||Air Start Date||Land Start Date||Land End Date||Land Only Price||Discount||Final||Departure Code||Status|
|1||Mercure Lisboa||A 104-room modern hotel offering Free Wi-Fi Internet access and year-round heated rooftop swimming pool, with panoramic views over the Águas Livres Aqueduct. International cuisine and Regional wines can be enjoyed in the main restaurant and there is a lobby bar serving a wide range of drinks & cocktails.||Lisbon||Avda Jose Malhoa, 23||First-Class|
|2||Hotel Novotel Lisboa||This modern 249-room mid-scale hotel offers Free Wi-Fi access throughout and has a seasonal outdoor swimming pool with sun terrace and poolside bar. There is a small fitness center, a cool vintage style restaurant and bar serving International cuisine as well as a buffet style restaurant.||Lisbon||Av. Jose Malhoa 1A||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||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|
|5||Grao Vasco||Low-rise Hotel surrounded by gardens & a park in the heart of town.||Viseu||Rua Gaspar Barreiros||First-Class|
|6||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|