GLOBUS 2024: Taste of Portugal with Azores (ZAM)
11 days from Porto to Lisbon
Tantalizing tapas. Thrilling natural wonders. Timeless traditions. Portugal is calling with a wealth of wonders to amaze and enchant. From Porto to Lisbon, your senses are filled with visions of natural wonder, wonderful wines, tempting tastes, and amazing artistry on this escorted tour of Portugal. Your vacation in Portugal continues with a flight from Lisbon to Ponta Delgada-to soak in some of Mother Nature's finest work on the Atlantic Ocean. Take in the views of volcanic masterpieces from the top of Pico da Barrosa Mountain and visit Europe's only tea plantation on the massive Maia farm. Visit Furnas' geothermal wonders and marvel at the volcanic crater, cradling the luminous Sete Cidades Lake-one of Portugal's Seven Natural Wonders.
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- Offer valid through 12/31/2023
- 11 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Porto||Welcome to Porto! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)|
|Day 2||Porto||Panoramas & Port Wine PORTO Follow your Local Guide for a walking tour in the city center. Enjoy a glass of Porto. Later, relax on a river cruise and take in stunning views of the surroundings.TOUR HIGHLIGHT LOCAL TASTES You're invited to the home of the most internationally recognized Porto wines at the magnificent Sandeman Wine Cellars. Here, taste centuries of tradition in a glass of Port wine in the city that bears its name. Saude!|
|Day 3||Coimbra||Street Art & Academic Honors AGUEDA Take a stroll and admire the street artCOIMBRA Orientation walk of the University town. (B) 99mi/ 160kmTOUR HIGHLIGHT CULTURAL GEMS Agueda has embraced color, fun, and street art in a fantastical and fancy-free way. Brightly colored balloons, huge street murals, painted benches, pots filled with flowers of hot pink, red, and yellow lined all the different main streets of the town.|
|Day 4||Coimbra||Culture & Bairrada Wine COIMBRA Enjoy a wine tasting in the Bairrada region. (B)TOUR HIGHLIGHTCULTURE & TRADITION Since 1937, this unique place has produced its own sparkling wine, spirits, and Bairrada wines. You'll be dazzled by the beauty of the galleries excavated in the rock, in which the millions of aging bottles rest. The magnificent Baga room is devoted to tastings and banquets, while the museum offers 80 years of history exposed in the Bairrada room, along witha beautiful wine shop that complement your visit to one of the most emblematic spaces of Bairrada.|
|Day 5||Lisbon||Panoramas & Port Wine LISBON Guided sightseeing includes a photo stop at Belem Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries. (B) 146mi/ 235kmTOUR HIGHLIGHT HISTORIC SPOT The stunning capital city of Portugal is a treasure trove of historic and architectural masterpieces. Along the banks of the River Tagus see the 16th-century Belem Tower, which served as a fortress and an embarkation point for sailors, it was their last sight of land before the start of their journey. Lisbon's impressive sculpture, the Monument to the Discoveries pays homage to great Portuguese explorers with a spectacular carved prow of an ancient ship.|
|Day 6||Lisbon||Portuguese Royalties MAFRA [LF] guided visit of Mafra includes the Royal Palace, the convent and John V Library. SINTRA Free time for lunchCASCAIS Free time to browseLISBON Farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D) LOCAL FAVORITEHISTORY & HERITAGE Learn about the colony of bats which have made their home behind the bookshelves of the library and that ensure the its ancient books remain in pristine conditions. The bats leave their hiding spot at night to hunt insects that would otherwise damage the leather- bound spines and yellowed pages of the library's antique collection|
|Day 7||Ponta Delgada||The European Hawaii LISBON Fly to Ponta DelgadaPONTA DELGADA Orientation walk. Free time. (B)TOUR HIGHLIGHT PURE & NATURAL Mother Nature has created a land full of natural beauty, ready to be explored, in the blue immensity of the Atlantic. Waterfalls tumble down basalt cliffs, rainforest-covered hills are topped by spectacular crater lakes and pale-green pastures are hedged by a kaleidoscope of hydrangeas. Dive into the rich cultural heritage as well with warm welcomes by local residents who graciously share stories of proud history and traditions.|
|Day 8||Ponta Delgada||Volcanic Craters & Cups of Tea RIBEIRA GRANDE Stop at the top of Pico da Barrosa mountain and take in views of the volcano's crater and the ocean. MAIA Visit the oldest and only tea plantation in Europe. FURNAS See geothermal activity in the area. Free time for lunch. Visit the botanical gardens. PONTA DEL GADA Dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)TOUR HIGHLIGHTEUROPE'S CUP OF TEA TEA Visit the oldest (and currently the only) tea plantation in Europe. Today the Tea Factory produces 40 tons of tea every year from 37 hectares of plantations with without the use of chemicals products. One lump or two?|
|Day 9||Ponta Delgada||Forbidden Fruit & Fruitful Landscapes PONTA DELGADA Enjoy the morning at leisure before an afternoon drive to visit a pineapple plantation. Continue to Pico do Carvao viewpoint and take in the region's stunning beauty. Next drive to the bridge of Sete Cidades.TOUR HIGHLIGHTNATURAL WONDERS Sete Cidades Lake is located in a volcanic crater about 4 kilometres long by 2 kilometres wide with a depth of 30 metres. The lake is one of the seven Natural Wonders of Portugal and the largest natural freshwater reservoir in the Azores. The lake is actually two lagoons, called Green Lake (Lagoa Verde) and Blue Lake (Lagoa Azul), linked by a shallow channel. The differing hues of each lake are the natural result of varying reflected light, or it could be the legend of a blue-eyed shepherd and a green-eyed princess whose tears filled each lake with tears of forbidden love. You decide!|
|Day 10||Lisbon||Leisure Time in Lisbon PONTA DELGADA Fly to Lisbon.LISBON Free time. (B)ENHANCED FREE TIME Time to pack your bags and depart the magical Island of San Miguel with a flight to Lisbon to relax and reminisce over your adventure in Portugal.|
|Day 11||Lisbon||Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)|
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