Lisbon & the Algarve

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Picturesque Portugal...where vibrant cities, Moorish palaces, and castles dominating the hilltops await! You'll start your adventure in the capital city of Lisbon, where leisure and beauty collide with the city's boisterous energy. Spend your days exploring the city's highlights, or make use of your included rental car and take a day trip or two to some of th...

Overview

Trip type
Self-Guided / Independent Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Flexible schedule

Highlights

    • Lisbon City Tour (Morning)

What's this trip about?

    Picturesque Portugal...where vibrant cities, Moorish palaces, and castles dominating the hilltops await! You'll start your adventure in the capital city of Lisbon, where leisure and beauty collide with the city's boisterous energy. Spend your days exploring the city's highlights, or make use of your included rental car and take a day trip or two to some of the surrounding areas of wonder. The next leg of your journey takes you to Portugal's Algarve region, where you'll encounter golden beaches, castle villages, and cliffs offering the most sweeping views. Along the way sip on locally-made wine, indulge in Portuguese specialties, and melt your stresses away at the miles of beaches.

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIndependent
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityLisbon
End CityPortugal

Travel Themes

  • Culinary & Wine
  • Cultural
  • Local Immersion & Homestays
  • National Parks
  • Nature & Wildlife
  • Relaxing Retreats

Destinations

  • Europe
  • Portugal

Attractions

  • Lisbon

Activities

  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing
  • History
  • Homestays & Cultural Immersion
  • Relaxing Retreat
  • Winetasting
  • Independent

Trip includes

    • Round-trip economy class airfare into Lisbon (LIS) and out of Faro (FAO) Manual car rental for duration- upgrade to automatic available 3 nights in Lisbon at the Hotel Lisboa Plaza, or similar Lisbon Private Sightseeing Tour 3 nights in the Algarve region at Vile Gale Lagos, or similar Algarve wine tasting
    • Breakfast daily

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Itinerary

Day 1 Welcome to Lisbon!

Arrive at the airport, pick up your rental car, and make your way to Lisbon to start your Portugal adventure!

The rest of the day is yours to enjoy at leisure; why not ascend to São Jorge Castle, where you can explore the Moorish buildings and grounds, before being treated to some of the most sweeping views of the city below.  

Day 2 Lisbon

Start the day off with your private sightseeing tour! After the tour, take a deeper dive into the destinations that call out to you; get lost in the maze of cobbled streets in the Alfama, or linger for a bit longer in Belem and trace the path of Portugal's hist...

Day 3 Lisbon

Hop in your car and take a day trip to the breathtaking resort town of Sintra, about a 30-minute drive from Lisbon. Get lost in the beauty of the hilltop Pena Palace, enjoy sweeping views at the Castle of the Moors, then discover the city's Moorish history at the Palace of Sintra. 

Day 4 Lisbon - Algarve

After breakfast, begin your journey to the Algarve region. Wind down at your next accommodation, and begin your adventure in the Algarves.

Tonight, head to the nearby city of Faro for dinner. Stroll through the cobbled streets of old town, where remnants of its Moorish past blend with eighteenth-century Portuguese architecture.

Day 5 Algarve

Discover the gems of the Algarve area today! Head to bustling Albufeira, where leisure is a specialty. Stroll through the narrow streets in the Cerro da Vila (medieval area), then unwind at the beach; enjoy the bright colors of the fishing boats, matched only by the blue of the sea.

After some serious sightseeing, unwind with your included wine tasting!

Day 6 Algarve

Today you may want to spend the day exploring one of the Algarve's most popular towns, Lagos, where remnants of rebellion and Moorish rule remain.

After a morning basking in the sun, grab a bite at the Lagos fish market, where a wonderland of freshly caught variety awaits - from king prawn to shark.

Day 7 Depart Portugal

Time willing, perhaps one last stroll along the Portuguese coast is in order! In accordance with your departure flight, make your way to the airport today for your flight home. Be sure to leave enough time to drop your rental car at the airport.

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Price per day$243
Last Updated: 0/3/2024

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