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Lisbon and Algarve with First Class Train

Bask on the Beach: Find Sun and Fun in the Algarve

8 Days/7 Nights in Lisbon and Algarve by First-Class Train

The beaches of Portugal’s Algarve coast are world renown, with something for everyone from backpacking partiers to holiday-making families to European retirees.   


Day 1 to Day 3 - Lisbon

Your journey to the coast begins with two nights of exploring colorful and cosmopolitan Lisbon. With the help of a 48 Hour Lisboa Card, you can see sights such as the Belém Tower, Jerónimos Monastery, and still have time for shopping in lively Principe Real and a plate of porco preto. With the Lisboa Card you'll have free and unlimited travel at Carris Bus (Lisbon buses), trams, funiculars, underground, as well as on CP train lines (Rossio - Sintra - Rossio, and Cais do Sodre - Cascais - Cais do Sodre) as well as free admission to 26 museums, historic buildings and many other places of interest. 

Day 3 to Day 7 - Vilamoura, Algarve

Board the first-class car on a train south at the Gare do Oriente station. After a 2.5 hour trip to Loule station in the Algarve, you will transfer to your hotel on the beaches of Vilamoura. Pick a chaise in the sun and get ready for five days of intense unwinding.

You will be staying in magnificent Vilamoura for 4 nights including daily breakfast. Enjoy the colors of  mountains and sea, creating the impression of water-color dotted with highlights of gold, green and blue.

When you “tire” of relaxing, take the Algarve Historical Tour. You'll see remains of Moorish and Roman influence in Silves castle and cathedral. Climb the Monchique Hills to Foia, the highest point of the Algarve. Enjoy free time for wine tasting and taking spectacular photos. Visit Saint Anthony's golden church, fort and old town. Stop at Cape Saint Vincent, the most southwesterly point of Europe, known locally as "the End of the World". Stroll through Baleeira, a beautiful fishing harbor, and drive by the Fortaleza, home of Prince Henry's School of Navigation.

Then walk, eat, drink and dance on the sand in the Algarve’s legendary sunshine – and moonlight - before boarding the first class train back to a final night in Lisbon.

Day 8 - Lisbon

Transfer to airport to catch your flight home.

Every detail was planned perfectly - we didn't have to worry about a thing! All we had to do was sightsee, relax, and enjoy two lovely areas of Portugal. That's the way to travel!” – Nancy B., USA

  • Prices per person in US Dollars
  • Single = 1 person per room
  • Double = 2 persons per room
  • Triple = 3 persons per room

Package Includes

  • 3 nights in Lisbon
  • 4 nights in the Algarve
  • Daily buffet breakfast and hotel taxes
  • 48 hour “Lisboa Card”: unlimited travel on city buses, metro, trams, funiculars, trains to Sintra and/or Cascais and entrance fees to 26 museums, historical buildings and more.
  • Full day Historical Algarve tour (motorcoach)
  • First class round-trip train tickets Lisbon-Algarve
  • Private car with driver assistance round-trip transfers hotels, airport and rail stations

Package Does Not Include

  • Airfare
  • Meals other than breakfast
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Lisbon city tax of one Euro per night. Paid directly at the hotel
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Note: Hotels shown are for reference only. We reserve the right to change hotels based on availability, group size or other factors. Should alternate hotel be required, it will be of same or better rating .

Standard Hotels

Vilamoura - Hotel Apartamento Do Golfe

Hotel Apartamento Do Golfe is located in Vilamoura, a 5-minute drive from Falésia Beach. Set in lush, landscaped grounds, it offers an outdoor pool and a spa center.

In the air conditioned rooms, guests can relax on the balcony or watch some satellite TV. Each has a kitchenette with a microwave and a refrigerator.

For guests who like to keep active, Hotel Apartamento Do Golfe has a tennis/racquetball court and can help organize diving, hiking and horseback riding trips. It also offers a 24-hour front desk and a car and bike rental service.

At Apartamento Do Golfe’s restaurant, international and traditional, Portuguese cuisine can be savored with a fine wine from the cellar. Refreshments and light snacks are offered at the bar and drinks can be enjoyed on the terrace.

Free private parking is available on site. Many golf courses are nearby including The Old Course - Vilamoura and Pinhal Golf Course.

Lisbon - Hotel Expo Astoria

Hotel Expo Astoria features a trendy decor and a central location await guests at this 3-star hotel, situated steps from Marques do Pombal Square and Eduardo VII Park. The Liberty Avenue is just 293 m from Hotel Expo Astoria.

Within walking distance of Lisbon’s attractions, Hotel Expo Astoria boasts a beautiful façade. Take in the hotel's creative design and sipping a drink at the bar or relaxing in your room.

Earthy tones and contemporary design make each of Astoria's rooms a welcome retreat at the end of a long day. Watch a program on your flat-screen TV or check your email via free Wi-Fi.

Breakfast can be enjoyed in the stylish restaurant.

Superior Hotels

Lisbon - Turim Avenida da Liberdade Hotel

Turim Avenida da Liberdade Hotel - Front view

Hotel Turim Avenida da Liberdade is a modern 4-star hotel located on Avenida da Liberdade (Freedom Avenue). It is completely non-smoking and has air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi and a minibar. Facilities include a 24-hour front desk and room service.

The rooms at Turim Avenida Liberdade Hotel are decorated with contemporary furnishings and natural colors. All rooms have internet TV and a private bathroom with oversize mirrors.

Guests can enjoy Portuguese dishes and international fare at Turim Avenida Liberdade's restaurant. The bar features a variety of drinks and snacks. This Turim Hotel has a laundry service along with a car rental. There is also a business center with computer terminals.

Central Lisbon is just over 1 miles away, and is where guests can visit the Castle of São Jorge and the Lisbon Cathedral. Marques De Pombal Metro Station is just a 2-minute walk from the hotel.

Santo Antonio is a great choice for travelers interested in monuments, friendly locals and architecture.

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Vilamoura - Vila Gale Ampalius

Just a few feet from Marina Beach and the Vilamoura Marina, this 4-star hotel offers rooms with satellite TV. Facilities include an outdoor pool, a health club, and a tennis court.

The rooms at Vila Gale Ampalius are decorated with warm colors and wood furniture. All rooms have a work desk, a minibar, and a private bathroom. Some rooms have a balcony with panoramic pool or sea views.

The health club offers a variety of health and beauty treatments, as well as an indoor pool, a Turkish bath, and a sauna.

Guests can explore the beauty of the region with a rental car or on horseback. Children can have fun at Vila Galé's Nep Kids Club.

The Versátil Restaurant offers traditional Portuguese dishes and international cuisine. The pool bar serves cocktails prepared on the spot with fresh fruit.

The Ampalius is close to golf courses, the Casino of Vilamoura, Falésia Beach and the Roman Ruins of Cerro da Vila.

Premier Hotels

Lisbon - Tivoli Lisboa

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The Tivoli Lisboa hotel is located in a 1930s building on Avenida da Liberdade. This 5-star luxury hotel features a rooftop bar with panoramic Lisbon views. It includes an outdoor round pool and 2 restaurants.

The Tivoli Lisboa’s pool area includes a spacious terrace framed by a green garden. Guests can enjoy a massage.

The top-floor restaurant prepares international cuisine, and features a wine list with over 300 selections and panoramic views. The restaurant Brasserie Flo Lisbon on ground floor serves French meals and the hotel provides valet parking service.

The carefully furnished rooms have flat-screen TVs with satellite channels and a sitting area with velvet seats. Some rooms overlook the courtyard or Avenida da Liberdade.

Avenida Metro Station is 500 ft away. Guests can reach the Baixa-Chiado station with a 2-stop ride on the Blue Metro Line.

Coracao de Jesus is a great choice for travelers interested in cathedral, beach walks and cleanliness.

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Vilamoura - Tivoli Victoria

Featuring panoramic views of the Victoria Golf Course in Vilamoura, this 5-star resort provides luxurious rooms with a private furnished balcony. Facilities include 2 outdoor pools, a golf desk, and a spa.

The rooms at Tivoli Victoria feature a modern interior decorated with warm colors. All rooms have a minibar, a flat-screen TV, and a sitting area. Some rooms have a kitchenette. Room service is available 24/7. Guests have full access to the facilities of the Tivoli Victoria.

The Elements Spa by Banyan Tree offers a wide variety of health and beauty treatments, including a Gui Shi hot stone massage. Tivoli Victoria’s spa also features an indoor pool (available for ages 16+), 7 treatment rooms, and a sauna.

Restaurant Emo serves dishes made with exotic oriental products and ingredients from traditional Portuguese cuisine. The Bartini Bar offers gourmet snacks, a cocktail menu, and panoramic views of Vilamoura. The Tivoli Victoria Conference and Events Center caters up to 1000 people in 8 rooms ranging in areas from 700 to 6458 ft².

Tivoli Victoria is within walking distance of 3 golf courses. The resort is a 15-minute drive from Falesia Beach, and a 12-minute drive from the Roman ruins at Cerro da Vila.

Booking your land only vacation

  • A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $100 per person is required to confirm and hold your reservation
  • Vacation departures, itineraries and prices are subject to change until confirmed
  • Full payment due 45 days from departure

Booking your Vacation with Air

  • This vacation does not have an airfare option. We can hold your land reservation while you book air. Once you confirm your air itinerary we can then proceed with collecting a deposit and confirming your land portion

Cancellation Policy

  • Deposit is non-refundable
  • Cancellation 45 to 22 days prior to departure: 20% of total price minus deposit
  • Cancellation 21 to 8 days prior to departure: 30% of total price
  • Cancellation 7 to 2 days prior to departure: 50% of total price
  • Less than 48 hours, "no shows" and unused services - No refund

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