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Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Availability is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, days of operation, group interests, and general feasibility for your vacation. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some information provided might be in a foreign currency; you can use our online currency converter for exchange rate information.

Once you have booked your vacation, Globus provides the ability to pre-purchase excursions, register for your vacations and provide emergency contact information online.

Dinner on the Algarve The Algarve is the southernmost region of mainland Portugal, a unique jewel where the finest beaches and mild weather meet tradition and history. Known for its fish, seafood, and fruit production-which includes oranges, carob beans, figs, and almonds-it is also famous for its pottery and ceramics. Enjoy beautiful views of the coastline and, later, savor a delicious 3-course dinner, with drinks, at a typical southern Portuguese restaurant.

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Excursion to Sintra & Queluz Enjoy a panoramic drive through Lisbon and along the scenic Estoril coast to the picturesque fishing village of Cascais, with free time for lunch (not included). Later, drive to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sintra, with guided sightseeing and time at leisure for shopping. On the way back to Lisbon, stop in Queluz to visit the 17th-century, Versailles-like royal palace and gardens, the country's finest example of rococo architecture.

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Fado Music & Dinner Treat yourself to an evening of Fado music and dinner at a local restaurant. Fado combines elements of Portuguese country folk music with Moorish and African influences. It originated in the port city of Lisbon, where many cultures met and merged over centuries-it is the music that reveals the Portuguese soul.

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Cruise on the River Douro followed by Dinner Sip a drink while enjoying a scenic cruise along the Douro on your river boat. Later, enjoy a delicious Portoguese dinner including drinks.

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Famous Landmarks of Oporto This afternoon visit Sao Bento Train Station, inaugurated in 1916 and famous for its 20.000 ceramic tiles depicting scenes of Portugal's history. Admire the magnificent neo-gothic facade of Lello Bookshop, named by "The Guardian" as one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world. Time to browse and see its amazing interior of stained glass, carved wood, pressed copper, and glass-enclosed bookshelves. Your excursion ends with a visit to Casa da Musica, the modern and unique Concert Hall, whose architect was awarded the Pritkzer Prize for his design.

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