This rejuvenating tour of Portugal leads you past rolling olive farms, through 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 ARRIVE IN LISBON, PORTUGAL
Welcome to Lisbon! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
DAY 2 LISBON
LISBON Guided sightseeing includes Jeronimos Monastery and cloister and a photo stop at Belem Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries.
DAY 3 LISBON–OBIDOS–NAZARÉ–ALCOBAÇA–FÁTIMA–TOMAR OBIDOS
Take an orientation walk 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.
DAY 4 TOMAR–COIMBRA–PORTO
TOMAR Visit the Convent of Christ.
COIMBRA Visit the University. Scenic drive en route to Porto.
DAY 5 PORTO
PORTO Guided sightseeing includes a panoramic drive to the mouth of the Douro River and the cathedral. Visit the Church of São Francisco and the Arabian Hall in the Stock Exchange. Port wine tasting at the famous Sandeman & Co Port Wine Cellar. Free time this afternoon.
DAY 6 PORTO–GUIMARAES–PENAFIEL–VISEU
GUIMARAES Orientation walk through the medieval district.
PENAFIEL Visit the gardens of the Quinta da Aveleda winery and enjoy Portuguese tapas tasting. Scenic drive through the port wine vineyards en route to Viseu.
VISEU Dinner with local specialties and wine at Forno da Mimi restaurant.
DAY 7 VISEU–BELMONTE–CASTELO DE VIDE–EVORA
BELMONTE Visit the Jewish Museum. Enjoy an olive oil tasting.
CASTELO DE VIDE Walk through the Jewish quarter with free time to browse. EVORA Visit a traditional cork factory.
DAY 8 EVORA–ALGARVE
EVORA Guided walking tour includes the Gothic cathedral, the Sao Francisco Church, and the Ossuary Chapel. Free time for lunch.
ALGARVE Free time late afternoon and evening
DAY 9 ALGARVE. COASTAL EXCURSION
ALGARVE Join an excursion to the Promontory of Sagres, Cape St. Vincent, and Lagos.
DAY 10 ALGARVE–AZEITÃO–LISBON
Scenic drive along the Serra da Arrábida with views of the Tróia Peninsula. AZEITÃO Visit a traditional tile workshop.
LISBON Enjoy a farewell dinner at your hotel.
DAY 11 LISBON
Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
TOUR OPERATOR: GLOBUS
11 Days, 10 Nights: Lisbon to Lisbon
15 Meals: Full buffet breakfast daily; 5 - three-course dinners including a port wine tasting.
Round Trip Economy Airfare from Austin, Texas *
Globus Tour Director and local guides with headsets to hear every word
Airport transfers to and from Lisbon airport
Air-conditioned motor coach with free WiFi
VIP access to iconic sites
10 Nights Accommodations in first class hotels as listed below or similar
Mundial Hotel or Double Tree by Hilton Fontana Park, Lisbon
Dos Templarios, Tomar
Vila Gale Porto or NH Collection Porto Batalha, Porto
Gra Vasco, Viseu
M'ar de ar Muralhas, Evora
Tivoli Lagos, Algarve
* Upgraded airfares are available and will be quoted upon request.
What's Not Included
ETIAS Portugal Visa Waiver Fee (if implemented by April 2024)
Travel Protection - this is strongly recommended and is available for purchase when you register
Meals other than those provided per the itinerary
Optional activities that may be offered
Airline fees including baggage, seat assignment, upgrade or cancellation change fees
Transportation to or from the Austin Airport
TOUR ACTIVITY LEVEL: EASY 1 2 3 4 ACTIVE
Contact Lori Threatt
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Put the words "Portugal Trip" in the subject line.
Join The University of Texas Retired Faculty and Staff
$4,549 pp Double Occupancy
$5,059 pp Single Occupancy **
$250 pp Deposit
Must Book by 11/20/2023
** There are a limited number of single occupancy rooms available
Pre and Post Nights in Lisbon Available ***
$93 - Double Occupancy
$150 - Single Occupancy
*** May change airfare portion of trip
Allianz Group Trip Protection
$330 - Double Occupancy
$362 - Single Occupancy
See booking page for cancellation penalty schedule, and terms and conditions
A valid passport with an expiration date that is a minimum of 6 months beyond April 28, 2024 is required.
We ask all travelers to be fully vaccinated against COVID (i.e. first to vaccinations at a minimum)