Portugal in Depth (ZP)

11 Day Tour from Lisbon to Lisbon

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This vacation shows you all of Portugal at a relaxed pace, thanks to the well-planned 2-night stopovers in Lisbon, Oporto, and the Algarve, and overnights also in Tomar, Viseu, and Evora. Start and end in Lisbon, and see the interior and almost the entire coastline of Portugal. Throughout this Portugal tour, you will visit the must-see attractions, including the Ossuary Chapel in Evora, with its walls covered with thousands of human bones and skulls; 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 Church of Sao Francisco in Oporto, the city's most important gothic temple with construction beginning in the 14th century; and Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon. Built in the 16th century and now regarded as Lisbon’s most important landmark, it was traditional for Portuguese seafarers to pray in the chapel before their departure to the unknown.

Enjoy the Roman ruins of Conimbriga, tour the excavations, view the well-preserved mosaics, and visit the excellent museum. Spend time in the Algarve, Portugal’s most popular vacation area, and enjoy an excursion to the Promontory of Sagres, where Henry the Navigator lived and planned his overseas expansion. For those interested in food and wine, Globus has arranged some special treats for you. Enjoy an olive oil tasting in Belmonte (birthplace of Pedro Alvares Cabral, discoverer of Brazil), a wine tasting at a port wine cellar in Oporto, and more.

All of this and much more await you on this wonderful, in-depth Portugal tour—a vacation of a lifetime!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

LISBON
Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Alfama quarter and Jeronimos Monastery; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite enjoy a cocktail and farewell dinner
OBIDOS
Walking tour of the medieval town
ALCOBAÇA
Visit the Church of Santa Maria Monastery
NAZARÉ
Lunch break
FATIMA
Visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary
TOMAR
Visit the Convent of Christ
CONIMBRIGA
Visit the Roman ruins and the museum
COIMBRA
Visit the University Library
OPORTO
Guided sightseeing, visit the Church of Sao Francisco and the Arabian Hall in the Stock Exchange; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite wine tasting at Sandeman & Co.
GUIMARAES
Walk through the medieval center
QUINTA DE AVELEDA
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite enjoy Portuguese tapas with wine and explore its splendid gardens
VISEU
Dinner at a local restaurant
BELMONTE
Visit the Jewish Museum; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite olive oil tasting
CASTELO DE VIDE
Walk through the Jewish quarter
EVORA
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite visit Cork Factory, guided walking tour, visit the gothic cathedral, the Sao Francisco Church, and the Ossuary Chapel
ALGARVE
Excursion to the Promontory of Sagres, Cape St. Vincent, and Lagos
Headsets throughout the tour

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Convent of Christ in Tomar
  • Historic Centre of Évora
  • Historic Centre of Guimarães
  • Historic Centre of Oporto
  • Monastery of Acobaça
  • Monastery of the Hieronymites in Lisbon
  • University of Coimbra

Transportation:

Motorcoach. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 5 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome and farewell dinners in Lisbon, and a special dinner in Viseu

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1 Arrive in Lisbon, Portugal

Welcome to Lisbon! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner with wine at your hotel.

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Day 2 Lisbon

Lisbon was the center of Europe’s longest-lived overseas empire. Portugal’s imperial ambitions date back to Prince Henry the Navigator’s 15th-century discoveries in West Africa. Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide features a drive through the Baixa quarter’s main squares. Then, enjoy a walk through the cobblestone alleys of quaint ALFAMA, the popular quarter of the seamen and Fado singers. Drive along the grand Avenida da Liberdade up to Pombal Square, and stop for pictures of Belem Tower and the Monument of the Discoverers. Also visit JERONIMOS MONASTERY with the tomb of Vasco da Gama. Exciting optional excursions are available to Sintra and the royal palace of Queluz, and dinner at a typical taverna with Fado-style entertainment.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 Lisbon–Obidos–Alcobaça–Nazaré–Fatima–Tomar

Stop in medieval Obidos and go back in time as you pass the main gate in the impressive perimeter wall and walk along the narrow streets. Continue to Alcobaça to visit the CHURCH OF SANTA MARIA MONASTERY, built in the 12th century for 999 Cistercian monks. See the elaborate tombs of King Pedro I and his Castilian lover, Inês de Castro. The fishing harbor of Nazaré is the perfect place for a leisurely lunch break. In the afternoon, mix with the pilgrims at the country’s hallowed national shrine, Fatima’s SANCTUARY OF OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY. Overnight in Tomar, the historic seat of the mighty Order of the Knights of Christ.

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Day 4 Tomar–Conimbriga–Coimbra–Oporto

Visit the hilltop CONVENT OF CHRIST with its famous Manueline Window. Farther north, the ROMAN RUINS OF CONIMBRIGA are eloquent testimony to centuries of Roman influence. Tour the excavations, admire the well-preserved mosaics, and visit the excellent MUSEUM. Continue to Coimbra, strategically situated on a hill overlooking the Mondego River. After a visit to the gilded baroque LIBRARY of its 700-year-old university, drive by ancient Buçaco Forest on your way to Oporto, Portugal’s second-largest city. Tonight, why not join an optional cruise on the Douro River, followed by dinner at one of Oporto’s fine restaurants?

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 Oporto

Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes a panoramic drive to the mouth of the Douro River, the soaring cathedral, the richly decorated CHURCH OF SAO FRANCISCO, and the STOCK EXCHANGE with its contemporary ARABIAN HALL, inspired by Granada’s Alhambra. Next, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite visit the famous Sandeman & Co. PORT WINE CELLAR to taste the Port wine produced from grapes of the Douro Valley.

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Day 6 Oporto–Guimaraes–Vila Real–Viseu

In Guimaraes, often referred to as the “Cradle of Portugal” because of its association with the country’s first king, Alfonso Henriques, enjoy a walk through the medieval center. Next, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite taste Portuguese tapas with wine at the Quinta da Aveleda winery and visit its splendid gardens. From here, a scenic road through the port wine vineyards leads to Viseu, where a special dinner with local specialties and wine awaits you at Forno da Mimi restaurant.

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Day 7 Viseu–Belmonte–Castelo De Vide–Evora

This morning, stop in Belmonte, today a symbol of Jewish awakening, for a visit of the JEWISH MUSEUM. Also Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite enjoy an OLIVE OIL TASTING, for which the area is famous. Afternoon break in Castelo de Vide, with time to walk through the Jewish quarter with its white-washed houses and to take pictures of the 14th-century castle. Before arriving in Evora, the cultural center of southern Portugal and a former royal residence, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite visit a CORK FACTORY and learn about the many ways this material can be used.

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Day 8 Evora–Algarve

A massive wall surrounds Evora’s medieval center, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Follow your Local Guide on a walking tour through its narrow alleys to the Roman Temple, the early gothic CATHEDRAL, Portas de Moura fountain, and SAO FRANCISCO CHURCH. Visit the OSSUARY CHAPEL, whose walls are covered with thousands of human bones and skulls. Next, proceed across the arid Alentejo plain to the Algarve, Portugal’s most popular vacation area, and check in to your hotel with rooms overlooking the ocean. Tonight, why not try one of the seafood restaurants for which the Algarve is famous?

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 9 Algarve. Coastal Excursion

Highlight today is a visit to the wind-swept PROMONTORY OF SAGRES, where Henry the Navigator lived and planned his overseas expansion. Only a few miles away is Cape St. Vincent, the southwestern corner of continental Europe, a dramatic cliff defying the waves of an ever-angry Atlantic Ocean. Time in pretty Lagos before returning to your hotel.

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Day 10 Algarve–Lisbon

Take the scenic route over the Serra da Arrábida and savor sweeping views of the Tróia Peninsula. Catch glimpses of the castle at Sesimbra, which recall fierce medieval battles between Christians and Moors. After crossing the Bridge of April 25th, you’re back in Lisbon. Tonight, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite enjoy a spectacular panoramic view at Varanda restaurant while having a cocktail and a special farewell dinner with wine with your traveling companions.

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Day 11 Lisbon

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

RUI VEIGA

Years of Experience: 23

I am passionate about the Iberian Peninsula, and I am privileged to have a life where I get to escort people through this wonderful region. Come and let me share this passion with you!

Tour Director - RUI VEIGA

 Accommodations

Lisbon
Tomar
Oporto
Viseu
Algarve

Lisbon

Mundial

Praca Martim Moniz 2
Lisbon, Portugal

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.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Parking/Valet
  • Currency Exchange
  • Luggage Storage
  • Pool
  • Elevator
  • Spa Services
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk
  • Gift Shop
  • Dry Cleaning

Room Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Desk
  • Phone
  • In-Room Safe
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Television
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Mini-bar
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Climate Control
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Window Opens

Tomar

Dos Templarios

First-Class

Largo Candido Dos Reis 1
Tomar, Portugal

Contemporary 4-Story Hotel in picturesque central location overlooking River Nabao.

Hotel Amenities

  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet
  • Gift Shop
  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • Fitness Room
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Pool
  • Spa Services
  • Beauty Salon
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Currency Exchange

Room Amenities

  • Hair Dryer
  • Room Service
  • Alarm Clock
  • Phone
  • Desk
  • Air Conditioning
  • In-Room Safe
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Mini-bar
  • Climate Control
  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • Non-smoking Rooms

Oporto

Crowne Plaza Porto

Moderate Deluxe

Av.Boavista 1466
Oporto, Portugal

The comfort and elegance of the hotel is apparent in every corner of the guest rooms. The stylish décor and the noble materials used for the furnishings create an atmosphere of peace, harmony and contentment - the perfect accommodation in the city of Porto.

Hotel Amenities

  • Gift Shop
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet
  • Currency Exchange
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk

Room Amenities

  • Mini-bar
  • Desk
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Television
  • Phone
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Voicemail
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Internet Access

Viseu

Pousada de Viseu

Superior First-Class

Rua Do Hospital
Viseu, Portugal

Free Wifi

The Pousada de Viseu is built on the old Sao Teotonio Hospital, one of the oldest hospitals of the Viseu city, having opened in 1842. This hotel in Viseu was a project by the Portuguese architect Goncalo Byrne and opened to the public in 2009, offering a hotel Spa with 87 Rooms at the heart of the city. The Spa is situated in the old hospital chapel and offers sauna, Jacuzzi, Turkish baths, tropical showers, gym and an indoor pool heated for better relaxation. Coupled with the historic neoclassical structure, there is a minimalist decor with modern materials design, where comfort is a guarantee, creating a special and perfect ambience for a getaway for two.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Luggage Storage
  • Hot Tub
  • Gift Shop
  • Pool
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Ice Machine
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room
  • Spa Services

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Window Opens
  • In-Room Safe
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Alarm Clock
  • Climate Control
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Mini-bar
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Voicemail
  • Air Conditioning (Seasonal)
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Pay Movies
  • Television

Algarve

Hotel Tivoli Carvoeiro

First-Class

Apartado 1299 Vale Do
Carvoeiro-Algarve, Portugal

Full service Moorish style Hotel offers sports and leisure facilities; sits on a cliff amidst gardens, overlooking a cove.

Hotel Amenities

  • Fitness Room
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Luggage Storage
  • Currency Exchange
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Gift Shop
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool
  • Spa Services
  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet

Room Amenities

  • Desk
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • In-Room Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Phone
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Mini-bar

 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.

Lisbon
Oporto
Algarve

Lisbon

Excursion to Sintra & Queluz

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.

Approximate value: €53 EUR per person

Fado Music & Dinner

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.

Approximate value: €59 EUR per person

Oporto

Cruise On The River Douro Followed By Dinner

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.

Approximate value: €59 EUR per person

Famous Landmarks of Oporto

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.

Approximate value: €23 EUR per person

Algarve

Dinner On The Algarve

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.

Approximate value: €46 EUR per person

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