Art & Soul: Portugal By Design ( FX)

8 days from Lisbon to Porto

2024 Tour Details

Sparkling wine or soulful Fado? Roll by bike along the river or revel by boat on the Ria de Aveiro? Pastel-hues of Sintra’s palaces or plaza-hopping, expeditions through Lisbon? No matter how you awaken your spirit in Portugal with complimentary YourChoice Excursions, you choose how to be moved by cinematic scenery, soul-stirring traditions and centuries-old history on this 8-day tour of northwestern Portugal.

Why This Tour Is Sweeter Than Pastel de Nata:
•A mix of canals and the coastal cities of northwestern Portugal.
•Medieval marvels, mellow vintages, and mind-blowing music.
•Included YourChoice Excursions in Lisbon and Coimbra.
•You had me at bom dia!

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 DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING

Sightseeing:

8 days from Lisbon to Porto

Transportation:

Sparkling wine or soulful Fado? Roll by bike along the river or revel by boat on the Ria de Aveiro? Pastel-hues of Sintra’s palaces or plaza-hopping, expeditions through Lisbon? No matter how you awaken your spirit in Portugal with complimentary YourChoice Excursions, you choose how to be moved by cinematic scenery, soul-stirring traditions and centuries-old history on this 8-day tour of northwestern Portugal.

Why This Tour Is Sweeter Than Pastel de Nata:
•A mix of canals and the coastal cities of northwestern Portugal.
•Medieval marvels, mellow vintages, and mind-blowing music.
•Included YourChoice Excursions in Lisbon and Coimbra.
•You had me at bom dia!

 Meals & Itinerary

 Meals

Breakfast Daily, 1 Lunch, 3 Dinners

 Itinerary

Day 1

ARRIVE IN LISBON Welcome to Lisbon! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
Dinner Dinner

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Day 2

LISBON LISBON Guided sightseeing includes a photo stop at Belem Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries.

YourChoice Excursions will include one of the following activities of your choice:

DELVE: TRAM-endous Lisbon!
Hop on one of Lisbon's legendary trams to soak-in the lively rhythm of the city and walk the narrow streets, alleyways, and cobblestones to discover old taverns in centuries-old squares.
GAZE: Gardens & Glittering Palaces
Discover Sintra, one of Portugal's most beautiful places. Like a page of from a fairytale, Sintra delivers stories complete with mystery and magic in the forests, mountains, and sea.



Breakfast Breakfast

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Day 3

TOMAR TOMAR Guided sightseeing includes the Convent of Christ.
Breakfast Breakfast

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Day 4

TOMAR–DORNES–COIMBRA DORNES Orientation walk of the village and free time.
COIMBRA Visit the University. Dinner with regional specialties at a local restaurant.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

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Day 5

COIMBRA COIMBRA YourChoice Excursions include one of the following activities of your choice:

SIP: Bubbly Below Bairrada
Discover the Bairrada region in the ancient province of Beira Litoral. Stretching along Portugal's central coastline, it is blessed with an Atlantic climate of mild and rainy winters and summer sea winds that create the perfect place for prized Portuguese wines. Discover two wine producers continuing their tradition of more than 90 years of wine-making as you visit their wine cellars to tempt your taste buds with their award-winning sparkling wine.
CLAP: Fancy Some Fado?
Discover Coimbra through the ancient and winding streets of its medieval center, Savor the unique heritage of the city's confectionery culture in a region filled with monasteries and convents that created some of Portugal's most signature specialty sweets. Your walking tour arrives at a local home to enjoy the soul of Portuguese music deep in the heart of the city. Try to resist being moved by the rhythmic and soulful strains of the Fado de Coimbra!



Breakfast Breakfast

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Day 6

COIMBRA COIMBRA YourChoice Excursions include one of the following activities of your choice:

FLOAT: Art Nouveau in Aveiro
Take a canal cruise on the Ria de Aveiro to explore the four waterways of the city known as the Portuguese Venice. Float along the main source of Aveiro's wealth and heritage, and discover the city's heart and soul while crossing its serene water roads. Passing by the City Center, you'll discover the colorful buildings that reflect the delightful Art Nouveau movement in this city where the past and present blend to reveal a remarkable landscape! A light lunch at a local restaurant is the perfect ending to this artful adventure.
PEDAL: Rolling by the River
In the morning, we will steer in direction of the sea and make a small stop at the Environmental Interpretation Centre to make a bicycle tour, that will take you to discover areas of great natural beauty, such as paddy fields, marshes, reed beds and rushes. The presence of "Rio Antuã" and "Esteiro de Salreu", connected by a network of ditches, allows communication between all habitats, explaining the high levels of biodiversity that exist.
TASTE: The Sweet Side of Portugal
Satisfy your sweet tooth in a tiny town halfway between Lisbon and Porto and indulge in Pastéis de Tentúgal. These irresistible thin, flaky pastries filled with rich egg custard and dusted with powdered sugar were created by the resident Carmelite nuns in the 16th century! Hear the history of Tentúgal as you learn how its favorite confection is made, while enjoying a perfectly paired glass of wine or cup of tea.



Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch

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Day 7

COIMBRA–PORTO PORTO Follow your Local Guide for a walking tour in the city center. Enjoy a glass of Porto. This evening relax on a river cruise followed by farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

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Day 8

PORTO Your vacation ends with breakfast in the morning.
Breakfast Breakfast

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 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

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

" 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

HOLIDAY INN LISBOA

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

TOMAR

DOS TEMPLARIOS

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

COIMBRA

DONAS INES

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

PORTO

HOLIDAY INN PORTO GAIA

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

 Optional Excursions

Contact your Travel Consultant for more information.
Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)



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