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, 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. From the granules of golden sand to the rich nuggets of history, this enlightening tour of Portugal introduces you to the brightest sights of the country as you make a loop from lively Lisbon and back.
Day 1 LISBON: Arrive and get your bearings. Welcome Dinner
Day 2 LISBON Guided tour of Lisbon (Breakfast)
Day 3 LISBON–OBIDOS–NAZARÉ–ALCOBAÇA–FÁTIMA–TOMAR: Orientation walk in Obidos, explore Nazare, visit the monastery of Alcobaça; a unique masterpiece of Gothic Cistercian art, and the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary en route to Tomar. (Breakfast and Dinner)
Day 4 TOMAR - COIMBRA-PORTO: Tour the University of Coimbra, the oldest university in Portugal, then take a scenic drive to Porto (Breakfast)
Day 5 PORTO: Panoramas and Port Wine. Guided sightseeing in Porto, including a panoramic drive to the mouth of the Douro River. Visit the Church of São Francisco and the Arabian Hall in the Stock Exchange, and port wine tasting at the famous Sandeman & Co. Port Wine Cellar (Breakfast)
Day 6 PORTO - GUIMARAES - PENAFIEL - VISEU: Tapas & Tastings. Enjoy an orientation walk through the medieval district of Guimaraes. In Penafiel 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. Savor a Viseu dinner of local specialties and wine at Forno da Mimi restaurant. (Breakfast and Dinner)
Day 7 VISEU-BELMONTE-CASTELO DE VIDE - EVORA: Visit the Jewish Museum in Belmonte. Enjoy an olive oil tasting. Tour the Jewish Quarter in Castelo De Vide and visit a traditional cork factory in Evora. (Breakfast and Dinner)
Day 8 EVORA - ALGARVE: Guided walking tour of Evora. Algarve free-time late afternoon and evening. (Breakfast)
Day 9 ALGARVE COASTAL EXCURSION: This day is all about Cliffs and Coastlines. Join an excursion to the Promontory of Sagres, Cape St. Vincent, and Lagos (Breakfast)
Day 10 ALGARVE - AZEITÃO - LISBON: A scenic drive along the Serra da Arrábida with views of the Tróia Peninsula. Enjoy a farewell dinner at your hotel in Lisbon. (Breakfast and Dinner)
Day 11 LISBON: Your tour ends with breakfast in the morning. Safe travels home. Until we meet again.
Tour Operator: Globus
What's included in this trip:
- Round Trip Economy Air from Austin to Lisbon Departing April 17 (Additional gateways available)
- English-speaking Globus Tour Director and guides
- First-class, hotels (double occupancy, unless single occupancy is approved and paid for).
- Full buffet breakfast daily, 5 dinners
- Hotel Transfers (when departing on April 17, and returning on April 28, 2024
- Tour Director and Local Guides
What's not included:
- Airline fees including but not limited to baggage fees, advanced seat selection fees, cancellation or change fees, and upgrade fees
- Trip Protection - Although Strongly Encouraged, the cost is not included in the package price but is available for purchase.
- Optional activities
- Optional Pre and Post Tour Accommodations (pre and post-nights available as an add-on)
A valid passport with an expiration date that is at least 6 months beyond the end date of this trip is required (i.e. have an expiration of Mar 1, 2025 or beyond).
A new European Union ETIAS Travel authorization for visa-exempt travelers to enter Europe (coming in 2024). Details are not available at this time.
Travelers planning overseas trips are responsible for knowing the rules for entering the countries they want to visit. A good source of up-to-date information about passport validity is the U.S. Department of State's travel website (travel.state.gov), which lists entry requirements by country. Would-be travelers should also consult the Portugal embassy websites.
All cancellations or traveler-requested changes will incur a $55 cancelation/ change fee payable to Relaxed Escapes included in the Cancellation Fee schedule described below
The $250 deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable if you cancel after 11/17/2023.
|Prior to 11/17/2023
||Relaxed Escapes Fee of $55
|11/17/2023 to 01/17/24
||$1,350 (Dbl Occupancy) or $1,610 (Sgl Occupancy)
|01/18/2024 -31 Days Prior to Departure
||$3,110 (Dbl Occupancy) or $3,365 (Sgl Occupancy)
|30 - 1 Day Prior to Departure
||$3,946 (Dbl Occupancy) or $4,354 (Sgl Occupancy)
|Day of Departure
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