With its sunny disposition, sloping vineyards and serene villages, more people than ever are discovering Portugal. In fact, the Globus family of brands‘ bookings for Portugal were up 80 percent in 2023 over 2022. To continue this trend, Globus and Avalon Waterways are helping wayfarers and wanderers dive into the warmth of Europe’s hottest destination with new tour options, and not all by land.
Before booking that next trip to Bordeaux, Tuscany or Napa, your wine aficionado clients may want to consider raising a glass in Portugal, land of vistas and vinos and now a new Globus tour in 2024—Taste of Portugal—an 11-day adventure from Porto to Lisbon with extensions to the picture-perfect islands of Madeira and Azores.
Portugal Tours With Plenty to “Wine” About
Tantalizing tapas. Thrilling natural wonders. Timeless traditions. Portugal is calling with a wealth of wonders to amaze and enchant. From Porto to Lisbon, senses are filled with visions of natural wonder, wonderful wines, tempting tastes and amazing artistry on this escorted tour of Portugal.
- Porto. Nestled along the Douro River, Porto pulls you in with its labyrinthine cobbled streets, Baroque splendor and the intoxicating allure of its world-famous port wine.
- Coimbra. Once Portugal’s medieval capital, this city enchants visitors with its historic university, Moorish alleyways and evenings fills with soulful fado that reverberates off its ancient walls. Perched along the Rio Mondego, this vibrant city offers a captivating blend of history and youthful energy.
- Lisbon. Set against the backdrop of seven hills, Lisbon offers a blend of old-world charm and modern dynamism, from historic tram rides to modern art scenes.
For those wanting to add a little island-hopping to their bucket list for 2024, Globus is offering two new extensions in Portugal: Madeira, where untamed beauty and cultural richness converge in this jaw-droppingly beautiful island that offers everything from verdant hiking trails to centuries-old wine cellars; and the Azores, dubbed the “Hawaii of the Atlantic,” offering a medley of experiences from whale-watching and hiking volcanic craters to soaking-in geothermal pools.
Heading inland from offshore to Portugal’s gorgeous Douro Valley, clients can explore this breathtaking region aboard Avalon’s newest Suite Ship, the Avalon Alegria, on a river cruise in 2024.