Taste of Portugal with Madeira
Tantalizing tapas. Thrilling natural wonders. Timeless traditions. Portugal is calling with a wealth of wonders to amaze and enchant. From Porto to Lisbon, your senses are filled with visions of natural wonder, wonderful wines, tempting tastes, and amazing artistry on this escorted tour of Portugal. 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.
Highlights of Taste of Portugal with Madeira
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 Madeira
Price Details US
Services of the Tour Director end on day 7. Island portion includes services of a local expert.
Historic Centre of Porto|Royal Building of Mafra
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.
Taste of Portugal
6 guests in a party: $2,273*18 guests in a party: $617*
ARRIVE IN PORTO, PORTUGAL Welcome to Porto! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
PORTO Panoramas & Port Wine PORTO Follow your Local Guide for a walking tour in the city center. Enjoy a glass of Porto. Later, relax on a river cruise and take in stunning views of the surroundings.TOUR HIGHLIGHT 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–AGUEDA–COIMBRA Street Art & Academic Honors AGUEDA Take a stroll and admire the street artCOIMBRA Orientation walk of the University town. (B) 99mi/ 160kmTOUR HIGHLIGHT CULTURAL GEMS Agueda has embraced color, fun, and street art in a fantastical and fancy-free way. Brightly colored balloons, huge street murals, painted benches, pots filled with flowers of hot pink, red, and yellow lined all the different main streets of the town.
COIMBRA Culture & Bairrada Wine COIMBRA Enjoy a wine tasting in the Bairrada region. (B)TOUR HIGHLIGHTCULTURE & TRADITION Since 1937, this unique place has produced its own sparkling wine, spirits, and Bairrada wines. You’ll be dazzled by the beauty of the galleries excavated in the rock, in which the millions of aging bottles rest. The magnificent Baga room is devoted to tastings and banquets, while the museum offers 80 years of history exposed in the Bairrada room, along witha beautiful wine shop that complement your visit to one of the most emblematic spaces of Bairrada.
COIMBRA–LISBON Panoramas & Port Wine LISBON Guided sightseeing includes a photo stop at Belem Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries. (B) 146mi/ 235kmTOUR HIGHLIGHT HISTORIC SPOT The stunning capital city of Portugal is a treasure trove of historic and architectural masterpieces. Along the banks of the River Tagus see the 16th-century Belém Tower, which served as a fortress and an embarkation point for sailors, it was their last sight of land before the start of their journey. Lisbon’s impressive sculpture, the Monument to the Discoveries pays homage to great Portuguese explorers with a spectacular carved prow of an ancient ship.
LISBON–EXCURSION TO MAFRA, SINTRA AND CASCAIS Portuguese Royalties MAFRA [LF] guided visit of Mafra includes the Royal Palace, the convent and John V Library. SINTRA Free time for lunchCASCAIS Free time to browseLISBON Farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D) LOCAL FAVORITEHISTORY & HERITAGE Learn about the colony of bats which have made their home behind the bookshelves of the library and that ensure the its ancient books remain in pristine conditions. The bats leave their hiding spot at night to hunt insects that would otherwise damage the leather- bound spines and yellowed pages of the library’s antique collection
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.
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 HIGHLIGHTART & NATURE 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 traditional white houses are nestled on the steep slopes.Yon 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.
SANTA CRUZ Fishing Lore & Luminescent Pools SANTA CRUZ Day at leisure. (B)ENHANCED FREE TIMENATURAL 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.
SANTA CRUZ–LISBON Sights of Santa Cruz SANTA CRUZ Stop for a walk in the village of Porto da Cruz. Free time in Santana, known for its traditional thatched-roof houses. Fly to LisbonLISBON Free time (B)ENHANCED FREE TIMETOUR HIGHLIGHT Time to pack your bags and say goodbye to the magical Island of Madeira with a flight to Lisbon to relax and reminisce over your stunning adventure.
LISBON Safe travels until we meet again! 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||Holiday Inn Porto Gaia||A modern 212-room high rise hotel near the historical Porto city centre with a chic atrium bar and culinary concept restaurant serving traditinal Portuguese cuisine. Amenities include a gym, spa and Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout.||Porto||Rua Diogo de Macedo, 220 Vila Nova de Gaia||First-Class|
|2||Vila Gale Coimbra||The 229 rooms of this contemporary Hotel overlooking the Mondego River are warmly decorated with a dance theme. All rooms have air conditioning, Free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TV. Massages and beauty treatments are available at the extensive Satsanga SPA area, where guests can also enjoy an indoor pool, sauna, Turkish bath and hot tub.||Coimbra||Rua Abel Dias Urbano, 20||First-Class|
|3||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|
|4||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.||Santa Cruz||Rua de Sao Fernando 5||First-Class|