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South Portugal Self Drive Tours

Beaches and Castles of Portugal

1 Jan - 31Oct 1 week

Start on any day

Prices on request for 2018-2019
This tour is for those interested in pristine beaches but also historical sites. You can discover sunny Algarve with its attractive coastline, historic royal towns and sleepy villages, majestic harbors, rugged Atlantic coast lines and Portugal's famous Estoril Coast.

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1st Day: Silves

Our representative will meet you upon arrival at Faro airport and will give you road maps and practical information. Pick up your car (Grp B or upgrade) upon arrival at Faro airport. Drive to Silves and overnight in charming town of Silves where you will overnight at a historical Moorish castle.

2nd Day: Silves.
Spend the day with exploring the area and the beautiful coast of  the Algarve. You can visit Sagres, the center of  Oceanic discoveries in the 15th century and the beautiful beaches the Algarve is so famous for.

3rd Day: Silves-Sines
After breakfast drive Northwest towards Aljezur and enjoy the unspoilt “Vicentina Coast”and typical villages. Visit Vila Nova de Milfontes and old Porto Covo parishes before you reach Sines. Overnight in Hotel Sinerama - Sines.

4th Day: Sines-Évora
After breakfast drive to Beja where you can enjoy the tranquil old quarter with a serene convent and fanciful castle. Then drive to Évora and visit the Museum town. Overnight in Hotel Dom Fernando - Évora.

5th Day: Évora/Estremoz/Vila Viçosa/Elvas/Évora
Today spend all day to visit this area with its Castles and Palaces. visit the "Marble" cities of Estremoz and the Royal place of Vila Vicosa. You will have plenty of time to stroll around the cities' marble buildings, squares and fountains. In Elvas you can admire the star shaped fortifications and white-washed fortified medieval town rampart, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Overnight in Hotel Dom Fernando – Évora

6th Day: Évora/Estoril
Driving to Estoril take the opportunity to visit the capital of Portugal, Lisbon, with its magnificent Museums, Jerónimos Monastery, S.Jorge Castle, etc. Overnight in Hotel Sana Estoril.

7th Day: Sintra
Today you have the chance to discover Sintra visiting the charming Vila Palace and the romantic Pena Palace with its medieval turrets and fairy tale like gates and towers. Drive to the nearby sea resort of Estoril and Overnight in Hotel Sana Estoril near Tamariz beach wiht excellent views and an ideal hub to restaurants and sightseeing nearby..

8th Day:
After breakfast in the hotel drive to Lisbon airport to drop of your car and take your flight back home.  Tour can be requested with different hotels and pousadas as well. inquire about different options of driving tours with pousadas.


  • Meeting and greeting at Faro airport an envelope with road map

  • 7 nights accommodation with daily breakfast , vouchers and useful information will be given to passengers upon arrival

  • Car -hire Grp B (Misubishi Colt or similar) - including unlimited mileage and insurance (CDW), available from/to Lisbon or Porto airport  
    Out of hours airport pick up and drop off fee Euro 25.75 + road tax 1.40 euro per day paid locally )
    *New NWE - deductible in case of self provoked accident - or damages - group ABC - E
    900 to avoid this you can buy an insurance on spot for 12Euro per day. General Budget/Avis car rental conditions apply.

Price per person in Euro ($ rate varies depending the exchange) 1 Oct 2016- 31 March 2017 1 - 15 July and 1-15 Sep 2016 16 Jul- 31 Aug 2016 16 -30 Sep 2016
Price per person in double room including breakfast 333 428 454 402
Supplement for Group O car (Lancia Y DCI A/C or similar) per week per per person 26 32 46 26


Colina dos Mouros *** / Silves 
Hotel/Apt Sinerama*** / Sines 
Hotel Dom Fernando *** / Évora 
Hotel Sana Estoril *** / Estoril   
For Easter period of 18-20 April supplement may apply!



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