- Departure Dates 2013: 12 Jan, 09 Feb, 23 Mar, 13 Apr, 04 May, 25 May, 22 Jun, 20 Jul, 24 Aug, 14 Sep, 05 Oct, 26 Oct
- Discover the long sandy beaches of the Algarve
- Visits to wonderful villages like Évora, Beja, Sagres & Lagos
- Be amazed of the beauty at the westernmost point of Europe, Cabo São Vicente
Day 1: Lisbon and Évora
One-day discovery of Évora, listed as World Heritage by UNESCO. The town is a mosaic of culture, history and traditions. Leaving Lisbon, we cross the bridge over the river Tejo where you will admire a beautiful and bucolic landscape of olive trees, cork oak trees and vineyards. In the narrow streets of the whitewashed town of Évora you walk along the most important monuments: The Roman Temple, the Romanesque-gothic Cathedral, Saint Francis Church with the "Bones chapel" and the University, it's all included in this Tour Package. Lunch (optional). In the afternoon, you will have some free time to wander around the city. Our suggestion: Try the local wine, cheese and olive oil! Accommodation in Évora.
Day 2: Évora, Beja, Silves and Lagos
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning you will have some leisure time in Évora. Following we will drive southward, passing Beja where the highest tower of Portuguese Medieval castles dominates the town and the region. On this Tour Package you will cross the small mountains of the Algarve. By fields of orange trees we arrive to Silves, a town dominated by its red sandstone castle dating back to the Moorish times and known for its cork. We will continue our tour to the golden beaches of the Algarve passing by Praia da Rocha to Lagos. Accommodation in Lagos.
Day 3: Lagos, Ponta da Piedade, Sagres, Cabo de S. Vicente & Lagos
Breakfast at the hotel. The Algarve, where Portugal made many discoveries of the new world. You stop in Ponta da Piedade to admire the magnificent view over the Atlantic Ocean with cliffs sculpted by the erosive action of both the sea and time. We continue to Sagres, a fishing port where you visit the fortress formerly known as the mythical "navigation school". You visit the city of Lagos, a cosmopolitan town with a marina and fishing port where you can taste delicious Algarve dishes. Return to the hotel. In the afternoon you have leisure time in which you might like to take a swim in the warm sea.
Day 4: Setúbal, Serra da Arrábida & Lisbon
After breakfast, you take a last look at the coast to say goodbye to the Algarve. The return trip to Lisbon brings you to Sétubal, an important harbour & centre of industry. After wards, the tour takes you over the beautiful Arrábida mountains, an area preserved as National Park. Enjoy the stunning view of the Troia Peninsula. To end the tour, you will cross the April 25th Bridge with an amazing view over Lisbon.