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4 Day South of Portugal (from Lisbon)


From $811

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Visit the southern Portugal regions of the Alentejo and the famous beaches of the Algarve. Your motorcoach will travel through the peaceful landscapes of vast open plains of golden wheat fields, almond and olive orchards and cork oak trees of the sunny Alentejo. Here you will find numerous medieval castles, walled towns and whitewashed houses. Then on to the popular Algarve, the southernmost region of the country whose mild climate and rugged cliffs and grottoes shelter fabulous sandy beaches.

Itinerary

Day 1 -  Lisbon/ Evora (+/- 140 km | 88 miles)

Depart Lisbon in the morning for the 4 day/3 night escorted South of Portugal tour. Head east through the Alentejo, Portugal's largest region, passing through vast plains, acres of olive orchards, vineyards and cork oak trees to Evora, an enchanting walled city rising from the plain. In Evora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you will walk through the narrow streets past monuments that are testament to the long habitation of the city. The Roman temple, the Romanesque-Gothic church with its macabre Bones Chapel and the University (founded in 1559). In the marketplace see the richness and variety of ingredients used in the local cuisine. Evora is alson known for its handicraft items of cork, ceramics and copper. Free time to enjoy lunch (not included) and an afternoon to explore on your own. Overnight in Evora.

Day 2: Evora/ Beja/ Silves/ Lagos (+/- 250 km | 155 miles)

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart Evora in the late morning for Beja (stop), a regional capital under Julius Caesar who called it Pax Julia after peace was made here with the fierce native warrior tribe, the Lusitani. The towns's 13th century castle keep is unusually tall. Climb the 183 steps to the top and be rewarded with a panoramic view of the countryside. Continue across the rolling hills of the Alentejo to the Algarve, the southernmost region of Portugal. Among the orange groves is the town of Silves (stop), the historic center of Moorish culture in the Al-Gharb (Algarve). The city is dominated by the red stone castle of Moorish origins. Continue to Lagos, passing by the popular resort of Praia da Rocha. Overnight  in Lagos.

Day 3 - Lagos/ Ponta da Piedade/ Sagres/ Cabo de S. Vicente/ Lagos (+/- 140 km | 88 miles)

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning will include a tour of the Algarve. Stop at Ponta da Piedade to admire the magnificent view of the Atlantic Ocean and the cliffs eroded by wind and sea. Continue westward to Sagres and the Sao Vicente Fortress said to be the location of Prince Henry the Navigator's famed School of Navigation. From here, Portuguese caravels in the 15th century were sent south to explore the African coast which ultimately led to the Portuguese rounding of the Cape of Good Hope and reaching India before other European nations. Drive along the seaside cliffs to Cabo Sao Vincente (Cape St Vincent), the southwestern point of Europe. Return to Lagos for a lunch stop (lunch not included). Lagos is a cosmopolitan town with a marina and fishing port where you can sample Algarve dishes such as "Cataplana", a seafood stew cooked in a copper pan of the same name. Local sweets include almond and fig cakes. Free afternoon in Lagos.

Day 4 - Lagos/ Setubal/ Serra da Arrabida/ Lisbon (+/- 330 km | 205 miles)

Breakfast at the hotel. Say farewell to the Algarve this morning. The return trip to Lisbon will take you along the western coast and include a stop the port city of Setubal and a drive along the Natural Park of the Arrabida Mountain Range whose wooded hillsides are thickly covered in aromatic shrubs, trees and vineyards. Savor the sweeping view of the Troia Penisula before arriving Lisbon in the late afternoon. End of the tour.

Major Sights: Evora, Beja, Silves, Alvor, Sagres, Lagos, Setubal, Arrabida

Duration: 4 Days

Departures: 9.00 a.m.

Languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish & French

Frequency: Saturdays (on guaranteed dates - minimum 4 persons to operate)

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

Departure DateSingle SuperiorDouble SuperiorTriple Superior
12/17/2016$1074$839$811
1/21/2017$967$834$814
2/25/2017$967$834$814
3/18/2017$967$834$814
4/15/2017$967$834$814
4/29/2017$967$834$814
5/13/2017$967$834$814
5/27/2017$967$834$814
6/10/2017$967$834$814
6/24/2017$967$834$814
7/8/2017$967$834$814
7/22/2017$967$834$814
8/12/2017$967$834$814
8/26/2017$967$834$814
9/9/2017$967$834$814
9/23/2017$967$834$814
10/14/2017$967$834$814
10/28/2017$967$834$814
11/18/2017$967$834$814
12/16/2017$967$834$814
1/20/2018$967$834$814
2/17/2018$967$834$814
3/17/2018$967$834$814
4/14/2018$967$834$814
4/28/2018$967$834$814

Includes:

  • Visit to major sites in Evora, Beja, Silves, Alvor, Sagres, Lagos, Setubal, Arrabida
  • Accommodations at 4 star Hotel M'Ar de Ar Muralhas or similar in Evora and 4 star Vila Gale or similar in Lagos
  • Departs on selected Saturdays (see rates table). Minimum 4 persons to operate. Maximum 45.
  • Transport in air conditioned, modern and comfortable mini bus or full bus
  • Professional guide throughout the tour
  • Entrances to Evora Cathedral, S. Francisco Church, Bones Chapel and Sao Vicente Fortress

Meals

  • Breakfast every day. Lunches and dinners not included. Pay as you go

Languages:

  • Portuguese, English, Spanish & French
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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 .

Superior Hotels

Evora - M'AR De AR Muralhas

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The 4-star hotel in historic central Evora is just a 5-minute walk from Giraldo Square. It offers a spacious outdoor terrace with lounge chairs and a pool on the grounds.

Rooms at M’AR De AR Muralhas are bright and elegant and include a spacious sitting area with an LCD TV. Each room also has a CD player, DVD player and free bathroom amenities. Some rooms have a balcony.

Guests can enjoy a refreshing drink on the terrace, which overlooks the exotic garden. For colder days, there is also a cozy lounge with a fireplace where guests enjoy music while having a warm drink.

Restaurant Cerca Nova serves traditional Portuguese cuisine as well as international meals. Room service provides in-room breakfast upon request.

This hotel is located between the Alconchel and Raimundo city gates.

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Lagos - Vila Gale Lagos

Hotel Vila Gale Lagos

The 4-star Hotel Vila Gale Lagos is a luxury resort located right on the Lagos seafront, along the sandy Meia Praia Beach and a five minute drive from Lagos Marina.

Relax at the resort's Satsanga Spa and spa center, which includes a gym, a sauna, a steam bath and a massage room (for a fee).

There is an indoor swimming pool as well as a huge outdoor swimming pool in a 12,917 ft² garden. Gourmet cuisine is served in the restaurants, and a Kids' Club and 3 tennis courts complete the picture.

All air-conditioned rooms feature modern audiovisual equipment and are beautifully designed.

The beaches around Lagos are some of the most beautiful of the Algarve. This former fishing village has a long history and is now a lively holiday resort with a beautiful new marina. The area provides great opportunities for water sports, including windsurfing, scuba diving, water skiing and fishing.

The hotel includes a convention center, with a choice of several conference rooms for meetings, presentations or banquets.

More about this hotel from booking.com

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  • 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
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