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Lisbon to The Algarve - Tour # PT116

Lisbon, Evora, Silves and Lagos
4 days/3 nights

         

A short tour of south Portugal to historic Evora, Silves and Lagos. See romantic fishing villages, extended beaches, Morrish towns, cathedrals and fortresses from Portuguese age of global seafaring and discovery. Enjoy sunny Algarve, with year-round sunshine
 

Guaranteed Saturday Departures (minimum 4 people):
2019: Jan 19, Feb 16, Mar 17, Apr 13, 27, May 11, 25, Jun 8, 22, Jul 13, 27, Aug 10, 24, Sep 14, 28, Oct 12, 26, Nov 23, Dec 14

2020: Jan 25, Feb 22, Mar 21
(any other Saturday is on request)

Day 1: Lisbon - Évora
Depart from Lisbon and arrive in Évora, mosaic of culture, history and traditions. Enroute we cross the bridge over the river Tejo where by a beautiful and bucolic landscape of olive trees, cork oak trees and vineyards we arrive at Évora – World Heritage of UNESCO. In the narrow streets of the whitewashed town of Évora we walk along the time visiting some of the most important monuments: the Roman Temple, the Romanesque-gothic Cathedral, Saint Francis Church whit the “Bones Chapel“, and the University. At the market we see and feel the richness of product used to prepare one of the most elaborated and appreciated gastronomies of Portugal. Along the visit we also admire the diversity and authenticity of local handicraft with cork, ceramic and copper objects. Time to lunch. In the afternoon, free time for a better discover of the city. Our suggestion: wine, cheese and olive oil gourmet proof. Évora-overnight

Day 2 :Evora - Beja - Silves - Lagos
After breakfast the morning at leisure in Evora, and then drive south passing Beja(stop) were the highest tower of Portuguese Medieval castles dominates the town and the region. Crossing small mountains we enter in the Algarve. By fields of orange trees we arrive to Silves (stop), the renowned town dominated by its red sandstone castle dating back mainly to Moorish times and by the memory of is former cork industry. Continue to the golden sands of the Algarve passing by Praia da Rocha to Lagos. Lagos-overnight

Day 3: Lagos - Ponta da Piedade - Sagres - Cabo de S. Vicente -  Lagos
After breakfast drive toward Ponta da Piedade(stop) and admire the magnificent view over the Atlantic Ocean, and cliffs whose shapes have been sculpted by the erosive action of both the sea and time. Continue to Sagres(stop), a fishing port, for a visit to the fortress was the mythical “navigation school” forever linked with the presence of Prince Henry the Navigator during the first days of Atlantic navigation and the discovery of the African coast. Proceeding along the cliffs to Cabo Săo Vincente(stop), the most southwestern point in Europe. The city of Lagos, a cosmopolitan town with marina and fishing port where you can taste the delicious Algarve dishes, such as the fish and shellfish cooked in a copper pan (cataplana), - never forgetting the fine sweets such as the famous marzipans, almond and fig cakes. Return to the hotel, where, the afternoon at leisure invites you to take a dip in the warm sea. Lagos-overnight

Day 4: Lagos- Setúbal - Serra da Arrábida - Lisbon
Today say farewell to the Algarve and return to Lisbon with a stop in the city of Setubal, a major port and industrial centre on the north bank of the Sado estuary. Then the scenic route over the Arrábida Mountain Range, an area preserved as a Natural Park, with an amazing scenery and unique vegetation at the gates of Lisbon, and savour the sweeping views of the Tróia Peninsula. Crossing the bridge over the Tejo River, arrival back to Lisbon

Price per person in Euro
($ rate varies depending the exchange):

Dates

Double Room

Single Room

Nov 1 - Mar 31 2019

699

867

Apr-Oct 2019

906

1047

 Includes:

  • Accommodation with buffet breakfast in the following hotels (or similar): Hotel Muralhas Mar d'Ar, 4* in Evora, Hotel Villa Gale Lagos 4* in Lagos

  • Transport by air conditioned bus or minivan, as per detailed itinerary

  • Guide during the tour

  • Entrance to: Bones Chapel and Sao Franciso Church and Evora Cathedral. Sao Vicente Fortress in Sagres.

Excludes:

  • Lunches and Dinners

  • Hotel portrage fees and city taxes

  • Tour departs 9am from terminal Marques de Pombal in Lisbon or free pick up from Lisbon hotels

  • Children 5-10 years (sharing with 2 adults) are 25% off the regular price

Transfers:

  • Transfer from Lisbon Airport to Hotels is 45 Euro each way
  • Euro 45 per car each way (1-3 pax) - night supplement 8pm-8am : Euro 18 per transfer

Lisbon city package with city tour and excursions is also available! Please click here City packages / Lisbon

 

 

 

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