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Best of Sea and Countryside: Lisbon and Algarve - 9 days

On this tour between Lisbon and the Algarve, discover the best attractions in the south of the country, be dazzled by the stunning landscapes and delight yourself with the amazing cuisine.

Portugal Mainland
Lisbon
Algarve
Lisbon
Lisbon
Sintra
Sesimbra
Évora
Algarve

Why choose this experience

In this 9-day tour, you will have the opportunity to discover the main attractions of Lisbon and the best beaches in the Algarve!

You can count on breathtaking landscapes, a rich and delicious gastronomy, great quality wines and a lot of history and culture.

The tour begins in the portuguese capital, passing through the charming villages of Sintra and Cascais and the millenary city of Évora and ends in the Algarve, with its heavenly beaches.

To make your experience more enriching and closer to the local culture, we include a Fado show and a dinner with traditional portuguese dishes in a renowned Lisbon restaurant.

If you want to explore the Portuguese capital and the south of the country with experienced guides who will show you the best sites and tell you the stories behind the monuments, this private tour is perfect for you!

What's included

  • 8 nights in twin-share rooms at 4-star hotels, breakfast included
  • Guided visit to Lisbon
  • Guided visit to Sintra and Cascais
  • Guided visit to Évora
  • Lagos coastal cruise
  • Dinner with Fado show
  • Experienced English-speaking guide during activities and excursions
  • 2 Wine tastings
  • Private transfers throughout tour

What's not included

  • Expenses related to obtaining products or services not included in the program
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Gratuities of any kind
  • City taxes

Meet the Itinerary

Day 1 - Lisbon welcomes you!

Day 1 - Lisbon welcomes you!

Your tour to Lisbon and Algarve is about to begin!
Arrival in Lisbon and private transfer to your central located 4* hotel in Lisbon, where you will stay for 3 nights wiith breakfast included.
For this evening, you will have a traditional welcome fado show and dinner (included) where you will have the chance to try some of the most wellknown dishes from portuguese cuisine together with the best fado traditional show.
Accommodation: 4-star hotel in Lisbon.

Day 2 - Visit the highlights of Lisbon

Day 2 - Visit the highlights of Lisbon

In the morning, after breakfast, meet our guide that will pick you up from the hotel and show you to Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. The tour will start in the main hill of Lisbon, where you will find the St. George Castle with its surrounding quarter and Alfama, Lisbon's oldest quarter. We will visit also the traditional commerce zones of the city, with their 18th-century buildings: the Downtown and the Chiado.
After lunch, is time to go to the 15th century to learn about all of the adventures of the brave portuguese navigators. We will have the opportunity to appreciate different monuments, such as the magnificent Monastery of Jeronimos (Mosteiro dos Jerónimos), classified by UNESCO, which was built to celebrate the discovery of a sea route to India in 1498 by our most important navigator, Vasco da Gama. Sightseeing by the remarkable Torre de Belém and the beautiful Padrão dos Descobrimentos also known as Discoveries Monument.
You will finish the day visiting the best well-kept secret of the portuguese pastry, the famous (and delicious) Pastéis de Belém! This is the best way to end this introduction to Lisbon, trust us.
Accommodation: 4-star hotel in Lisbon.

Day 3 - Be charmed by Sintra and Cascais

Day 3 - Be charmed by Sintra and Cascais

After breakfast, meet our guide that will pick you up from the hotel and take you to visit the World Heritage Site of Sintra where hundreds of years of history and culture await you. Doing a short walk in the old city center you'll find yourself surrounded by the old houses now converted into small quaint handicraft shops and traditional pastry shops. Driving around the mountain you will pass by amazing royal palaces, chalets and aristocratic residences in the most incredible combination of architectural styles, colors, and shapes that you will find in Portugal. Visit to one of the emblematic palaces such as Quinta da Regaleira, Palácio da Pena or Monserrat Palace.
Then you will go to Cascais, a small village by the sea considered our Portuguese Riviera, where you will have some free time to explore it and to lunch where you wuant. After lunch we will return to Lisbon and follow a very special road named "Marginal" by the portuguese running always parallel to the white sandy beaches and amazing 17th-century fortresses starting at the town of Estoril with its famous casino.
Accommodation: 4-star hotel in Lisbon.

Day 4 - Sesimbra and its magnificent landscapes

Day 4 - Sesimbra and its magnificent landscapes

After breakfast, check-out and drive towards Évora where you will stay for 2 nights with breakfast included in a 4* central located hotel.
First stop will be at the impressive Espichel Cape (Cabo Espichel). It is the westernmost point of the Arrabida Mountain where we can find frighteningly tall cliffs. There are a few constructions here, mainly built in the 1700s and related with an old story that dates back to the 1200s: a church flanked by two arms of pilgrims’ lodges, a lighthouse, a chapel, and an aqueduct.
Then it is time to explore the fishing town of Sesimbra! Originally from the 12th century, it is now famous for fresh fish and wonderful beaches. Here we will visit a medieval and well protected Moorish Castle that stands in a dominant position overlooking a cliff, and it offers the best view of the village and the Atlantic Ocean. It’s lunchtime and we recommend that you enjoy the best fresh seafood that Sesimbra has to offer.
After lunch, we will cross the astonishing Arrabida Mountain, known as the blue coast. This is a protected area (Arrabida Natural Park) with many Mediterranean plants, from olives, pistachios, and strawberries, to lavender, thyme, and chamomile.
At the end of the day, we will visit a small family-owned local cellar in the middle of the peaceful Arrabida Mountain, and learn more about this precious nectar and this stunning area. Enjoy the vineyards, the beautiful landscapes, relax  and of course taste some local wine.
Accommodation: 4-star hotel in Évora.

Day 5 - A place with over a thousand years of History called Évora

Day 5 - A place with over a thousand years of History called Évora

In the morning, after breakfast, we will pick you to a tour that invites you to know Évora, classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage City, due to its excellent preservation over the centuries.
Go for a guided walking tour in its historical center and "feel" the atmosphere of this town. After reaching the walled city you'll see the enigmatic church of St. Francis and its Chapel of the Bones. Continuing up the narrow streets of the old town you'll find the Giraldo square where the Inquisition once had its headquarters. You will also have time to explore the millennium-old Roman Temple and have a glimpse at the 12th-century cathedral. During a short visit to the century-old university courtyard, you will understand why was Évora once the second most important city in Portugal.
In the afternoon, you will visit a winery and get to know its facilities and manufacturing process with wine tasting.
Accommodation: 4-star hotel in Évora.

Day 6 - You've arrived in Algarve!

Day 6 - You've arrived in Algarve!

In the morning, after breakfast check out and transfer to Lagos, in Algarve.
Arrival in Lagos and check in at your hotel close to the seaside for 3 nights with breakfast included.
Free afternoon to stroll along the sea, shop in local shops or go to the beach.
Accommodation: 4-star hotel in Lagos.

Day 7 - Take a cruise trip along the Lagos coast

Day 7 - Take a cruise trip along the Lagos coast

In the morning, after breakfast pick up and transfer to Lagos Marina for a 2 hours Coastal Cruise of Lagos.
Take a close look at the famous secluded beaches of Lagos such as Praia D. Ana and Praia do Camilo. You’ll have also the chance to take a swim in a sheltered bay.
Transfer back to your hotel or Lagos city center.
Free afternoon to relax by the beach or do personal activities, such as cruise or kayaking in Benagil.
Accommodation: 4-star hotel in Lagos.

Day 8 - Enjoy the wonderful beaches of the Algarve

Day 8 - Enjoy the wonderful beaches of the Algarve

How to enjoy the last day in the Algarve? The wonderful golden beaches are always an excellent option!
If you prefer another type of programme, you can opt for a visit to Sagres or Monchique or even a trip to Ria Formosa and Tavira.
Accommodation: 4-star hotel in Lagos.

Day 9 - Time to say goodbye to Portugal (for now)

Day 9 - Time to say goodbye to Portugal (for now)

Is it already the last day? Unfortunately yes, but if you haven't noticed the time passing, it's a sign that you enjoyed the tour and made the most of these days!
After breakfast, you will check out of the hotel and a transfer will take you to Lisbon airport.

Change of Date Policy: Where possible and not detailed on the cancelation or modification terms above, Portugal Travel Center will try to honor the change of date requests that are made with at least 30 days’ notice. This is not possible for all tours and is always subject to availability. Change of date requests that are made with less than 30 days' notice will not usually be accepted. Change of date requests may be subject to an adjustment fee that falls in line with the cancellation fee structure.

Deposits are non-refundable. To get a refund, you must cancel at least 31 days before your experience start time. If you cancel less than 31 days before the start time of the experience, the amount paid will not be refunded. Any changes made less than 31 days before the start time of the experience will not be accepted. Cut-off times are based on the experience's local time. This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If canceled because the minimum has not been met, you will receive a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Best of Sea and Countryside: Lisbon and Algarve - 9 days
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On this tour between Lisbon and the Algarve, discover the best attractions in the south of the country, be dazzled by the stunning landscapes and delight yourself with the amazing cuisine.
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