Your Viva Mediterranean & Country Roads of Portugal Package

Viva Mediterranean & Country Roads of Portugal

Norwegian Cruise Line


  22 Nights


  Norwegian Cruise Line


Tantalize your senses during this 10-night guided tour through Portugal. In Lisbon, a Local Expert will show you the historic downtown and the finest square in the city, Terreiro do Paço. From the hilltop perch of Monsaraz, see across the Spanish plains to Alqueva Lake — and meet a local boat captain, who will regale you with tales of water adventures during a cruise on its calm waters. In Tomar, see the Templar Castle, and explore its awe-inspiring rotunda with a Local Expert. Indulge in a farm-to-table dinner in the Douro Valley that will feature locally sourced ingredients, and taste a port produced onsite. Stroll Portugal’s second city, Porto, a World Heritage town, and relax in your five-star hotel in the city’s picturesque historic district.

Your Fly, Stay & Cruise Package Includes:

  • $2500 flight credit per person
  • 2 nights accommodation in Rome
  • 10-night Western Mediterranean cruise onboard Norwegian Viva, Rome to Lisbon
  • All onboard meals in complimentary dining venues & selected non-alcoholic beverages
  • A wide range of onboard activities & entertainment
  • 10-night Country Roads of Portugal guided tour with Insight Vacations, Lisbon return
  • Hand-picked hotels, select meals, unforgettable experiences and dedicated Tour Director and Driver.
  • Private transfers throughout
  • Port charges, fees & taxes onboard your cruise

Pricing is per person twin share and based on travel 02-24 June 2024

Solo traveller pricing available. Please speak to one of our travel consultants for more details

 Cruise Itinerary:





04 Jun 24

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy


5.00 pm

05 Jun 24

Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy

6.00 am

7.00 pm

06 Jun 24

(Villefranche) Nice/Monaco, France

7.00 am

6.00 pm

07 Jun 24

Marseille (Provence), France

6.00 am

6.00 pm

08 Jun 24

Barcelona, Spain

6.00 am

6.00 pm

09 Jun 24

Majorca (Palma), Spain

7.00 am

5.00 pm

10 Jun 24

Ibiza, Spain

7.00 am

3.00 pm

11 Jun 24

Motril, Spain

10.00 am

9.00 pm

12 Jun 24

Cadiz (Seville), Spain

8.00 am

9.00 pm

13 Jun 24

Gibraltar, United Kingdom

6.00 am

12.00 pm

14 Jun 24

Lisbon, Portugal

6.00 am



Tour Itinerary:

Day 1 | Welcome to Lisbon

Settle in and relax before joining your Travel Director at 18:00 for a Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant. Enjoy the opportunity to mingle with your fellow travellers during a pleasant evening of good food and wine.

Meals: Dinner with Wine

Day 2 | Lisbon and the Age of the Great Discoveries

Your guided sightseeing with a Local Expert takes you along the spacious avenues of the Lower Town and across the tree-shaded squares. Pass beneath the hilltop Bairro Alto to the Terreiro do Paço. See the ancient Belém Tower and marvel at the Monument to the Discoveries. Explore more of the Belém Quarter as you enjoy a taste of Pastéis de Belém from the patisserie that has been using the same secret recipe for almost 200 years, and visit Jerónimos Monastery. This evening, gain further insight into Portuguese culture with an Optional Experience dinner.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 | The Algarve

Cross the River Tagus and head for the sun-drenched southern coast to reach Lagos, a shing port nestled in the bay of Meia Praia. After free time to explore, continue to your resort hotel set within a magnicent 360-acre estate. Simplicity is in the soul of Algarve cuisine, along with seafood so fresh it still tastes of the sea. A short walk away specialised Portuguese seafood restaurants hug the coastline, overlooking the Atlantic.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 | Everlasting Évora

Journey to the medieval walled city of Évora where cathedrals, churches, aqueducts and ancient castle walls all serve to create the feeling that this beautiful city is a living, breathing museum to Portugal's rich past. Join your Local Expert to explore the highlights of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the Roman Temple and visit the Capela dos Ossos, an extraordinary 17th century chapel comprising the skulls and bones of 5,000 bones. Visit the cathedral with its attractive mix of Romanesque and Gothic architecture. With the rest of the afternoon at leisure, you may wish to continue to stroll through Évora’s unique historical centre, or the serene city park, following the aqueduct inside the city walls?

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 | Monsaraz and Évora

Travel to the striking white village of Monsaraz, situated on an imposing hilltop, surrounded by olive groves and vineyards. From the castle ruins, admire the spectacular views across to the dry Spanish plains, contrasting with the blue of Europe's largest articial lake. Join a local boat captain for a leisurely cruise on the tranquil waters of Lake Alqueva. Relax and enjoy calming waters, picturesque views and tales of river life. Sit down to a delicious Highlight Lunch at local restaurant Sem Fim, once an olive mill. Enjoy a wide range of tasty tapas dishes showcasing the local cuisine, and soak up the vibrant; cheerful atmosphere. Return to Évora where the evening is at your leisure to explore this beautifully preserved regional capital.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch with Wine

Day 6 | On to Tomar

This morning, join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience as you visit Casa Relvas for a wine tasting. Despite the dry climate of the Alentejo region, they have been producing exceptional wine using innovative techniques to reduce the use of water. Continue to Tomar and visit one of Portugal’s historical jewels, the Templar Castle and Convent of Christ, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With your Local Expert, explore the octagonal Templars' Rotunda in the cloister and glimpse the day-to-day life of a warrior monk in the domestic areas. Outside on the battlements, the Manueline Window is a national masterpiece. You also visit the Synagogue of Tomar, one of the best preserved medieval synagogues in Portugal, housing a small Jewish museum.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 7 | Coimbra and the Douro Valley

In Coimbra, your Local Expert will show you the highlights of the Old Town, including the University of Coimbra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit its impressive baroque university library, one of the best in the world. Your journey continues past verdant hills and lush vineyards, along the tranquil waters of the Douro River. Enjoy a wonderful Farm-to-Table Dinner, freshly prepared from locally sourced ingredients, with a port wine tasting.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 8 | Guimarães and Porto

Journey to Guimarães to admire the views from the ruined castle and explore the cobbled streets and cosy squares. Next, continue on to Porto, Portugal’s second city, a World Heritage town and where Portugal originates. Explore Porto with Insight Choice. Choose to join your Local Expert and visit the São Bento Railway Station, with a walk along the architecturally impressive Dom Luís I Bridge. Alternatively, enjoy a panoramic drive through the city streets led by a Local Expert. In the evening you are at leisure to enjoy your boutique, ve-star hotel, a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, in the heart of Porto’s historic district. The decor is a mix of classic and contemporary and each room is individually decorated with original artwork. Alternatively, why not join an Optional Experience to see the pastel-painted houses in Porto's Ribeira district before cruising on a traditional Rabelo boat and nishing o the evening with a Portuguese dinner in the comfort of your riverside restaurant?

Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 | Porto, Grande Dame on the Douro

With a full day free to enjoy at your own pace, why not take a stroll to admire the multi-coloured houses and churches covered in beautiful glazed tiles. Perhaps choose to visit Braga, the capital of baroque. In the evening, bid adeus to your Travel Director and fellow travellers with a mouth-watering Celebration Dinner with wine at an authentic Porto restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 10 | Holy Fátima, Ancient Óbidos and Lisbon

Continue to Fátima, Portugal’s most renowned place of pilgrimage. See the basilica or perhaps visit the Chapel of the Apparitions, which commemorates the appearance of the Virgin Mary to three young shepherds in 1917. Journey to the fortied town of Óbidos and walk within its walls, exploring the narrow, medieval streets where houses are covered with owers. Your travels continue to the Portuguese capital, Lisbon.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 11 | Depart Lisbon

After breakfast, your tour comes to an end a transfer will take you to the airport

Meals: Breakfast

* Conditions apply. Offer is limited, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotion is correct and valid at the time of publication. Booking and full supplier terms and conditions apply. Valid for new bookings only and not combinable with any other offer (unless stated).

Prices listed are per person in Australian/New Zealand Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking and shown *on the lowest inside category available at the time.  Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 10 August 2023 and can be withdrawn without notice. Cabin categories include prepaid government fees and port taxes unless otherwise stated. Hotels may charge resort fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. Visas are not included.  Flight credit is applicable on airline of choice, subject to availability and subject to the carriers’ flight schedules and conditions. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge.