The South of Portugal Escorted: Lisbon to Lisbon
- 4 Days
- 4 Days
- Prices From:
- US$ 1,134
Discover the unique treasures of Algarve on this southern Portugal tour. Ideal for a short taste of the country beyond Lisbon, explore beautiful landscapes, Moorish history, and the flavours of this enchanting corner of Europe.
Here is an escorted touring experience staying in 4 star hotels.
This 4-day taste of southern Portugal starts with the UNESCO World Heritage listed city of Evora and continues through Algarve.
Set out from Lisbon and discover the charms of Evora, the UNESCO World Heritage listed city notable for unique structures including Saint Francis Church and the eerie Chapel of Bones. Sampling the local wine and cheese is highly recommended before staying overnight and having the next morning free to explore. Head south to Beja, where medieval castles tower over the historic streets. Then cross the mountains to Algarve, a region of orange groves with castles of its own dating back to Moorish times. Enjoy the sands of Praia da Rocha before overnighting in Lagos.
Located on Portugal’s southern tip, Ponta de Piedad offers dramatic views over the Atlantic. Follow the cliffs to the fishing port of Sagres and Cabo Sao Vincente, the most south-westerly point of Europe. Take some time to explore Lagos on your own, perhaps taking a swim before returning inland. The trip back to Lisbon takes you via Setubal and the Arrabida mountain range, one of Portugal’s most impressive natural parks known for its limestone formations and a wide variety of animal and plant life.
- 4 Days
- 4 Days
- Prices From:
- US$ 1,134
Itinerary View Trip Map
Lisbon to Evora
Departing Lisbon cross over the river Tagus and drive by a beautiful and bucolic landscape of olive trees, cork oak trees and vineyards before arriving at Evora - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As a group walk along the whitewashed streets and visit visiting some of the most famous monuments: the Roman Temple, the Romanesque-gothic Cathedral, Saint Francis Church with the "Bones Chapel", and the University. When visiting the market sense the richness of products used to prepare one of the most elaborated and appreciated gastronomies of Portugal. Admire the diversity and authenticity of local handicraft with cork, ceramic and copper objects. Enjoy your lunch then in the afternoon you have free time for to discover the city at your pace, we recommend you take the time to experience a wine and cheese tasting.
Evora to Beja, Silves and Lagos
Spend a morning of leisure in Evora before the tour departs heading southbound for Beja. Here you can see Portuguese medieval castles with their tall towers dominating the town and the region. Crossing small mountains you will enter the Algarve. By fields of orange trees, you will travel to Silves, dominated by its red sandstone castle dating back to Moorish times. Continue to the golden sands of the Algarve, passing by Praia da Rocha. The last stop today will be in Lagos. Overnight in Lagos.
Lagos to Pontada Piedade, Sagres and Cabo Sao Vicente
Today you will travel to Ponta de Piedad for a magnificent view of the Atlantic. The cliffs have been sculpted by the erosive action of both the sea and time. The tour continues to Sagres, a fishing port, for a visit to the fortress which was once the mythical navigation school. You will then proceed along the cliffs to Cabo Sao Vincente for a stop in the most southwestern point in Europe. Upon your early return to the hotel you will have time to explore the cosmopolitan of Lagos on your own or to relax with the beach and dip in the sea. Overnight in Lagos.
Lagos to Setubal, Serrada Arrabida and Lisbon
It's goodbye to the sea and the beaches as you travel along the coast and then out of the Algarve. The return trip takes you to Setubal, a major port and industrial center on the bank of the Sado estuary. From there the drive is along the Arrabida mountain range, which is preserved as a natural park. Upon arrival in Lisbon the tour is concluded. You are free to make your own arrangements from here.
2019: Jan 19; Feb 16; Mar 16; Apr 13,27; May 11, 25; Jun 8, 22; Jul 13, 27; Aug 10, 24;
Sep 14, 28; Oct 12, 26
- Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast
- Transport in air conditioned bus or minivan
- Guide throughout the tour
- Entrance in the following monuments: Bones Chapel (Evora), Sao Francisco Church (Evora), Evora's Cathedral, and Sao Vicente Fortress (Sagres)
- Entrances to monuments other than those mentioned
- Travel insurance
- Visas if required
- Items of a personal nature
- Meals not specifically noted in the itinerary
- Beverages unless specified
- All international and domestic airfares and airfare taxes unless specified
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire.
12 Oct 2019