8 days from Lisbon to Porto

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!


May 26 – June 2, 2024

Meals: Breakfast: 7, Lunch: 1,  Dinner: 3

You Dream. We Plan.
Globus takes you beyond the guidebooks with more ways to discover each destination.

Tour Highlights
Discover something unexpected and unforgettable in the special way only Globus can share—with sightseeing highlights to off-the-beaten-path surprises to out-of-this world moments you’ll remember for a lifetime!

Enhanced Free Time
Explore or relax as you please, or choose exciting options available at MyGlobus. Get local maps and free time tips on your GlobusGO mobile app. Your Tour Director can suggest the perfect way to design your day!


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


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.

TOMAR Guided sightseeing includes the Convent of Christ.


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


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!
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.


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.


Your vacation ends with breakfast in the morning.



Tour Director

With GLOBUS, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

tour director 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!

We’ve vetted and hand-selected the best hotels around the world with location, comfort, and style in mind. Enjoy first-class hotels in each destination, and check in with the confidence that we’ve already checked everything out for your comfort and convenience.

LISBON – Holiday Inn Lisboa

TOMAR – Dos Templarios

COIMBRA – Donas Ines

PORTO – Holiday Inn Porto Gaia

*Hotel as shown or similar