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South of Portugal

Join this four-day guaranteed departure tour and discover the history and natural beauty of Portugal through the country’s medieval-walled cities, authentic villages, and fantastic natural parks. We begin this memorable Portuguese adventure in the bustling capital, Lisbon and drive southwards until we arrive in Evora, a captivating UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the narrow streets, visit its main landmarks, and indulge in the Portuguese cuisine at the local market. We continue the tour with visiting sunny Algarve, where you can discover charming Sagres and the cosmopolitan city of Lagos. Then, prepare yourself for a spectacular route over the Arrabida Mountain Range a Natural Park with magnificent scenery and uncommon vegetation, located at the gates of Lisbon, our final destination.

per adult from

$1,448

AUD

Duration

4 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • 3x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 3 nights
    • Air conditioning bus or minivan, as per detailed itinerary
    • Operated with English, Portuguese, French and Spanish - speaking licensed guide on a shared basis
    • All entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary: Capel of Bones in Évora, Sao Francisco
    • Church, Evora Cathedral, Sao Vicente Fortress in Sagres
    • 3 nights accomodation on a bed-and-breakfast basis.
    What's excluded :
    • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, laundry, drinks and meals
    • not stated explicitly in the programme, including drinks during meals
    • Tips and porterage
    • Entrance fees not mentioned in the included items
    • Any charges not mentioned in the included items
    • Arrival airport transfer / departure airport transfer
    • International / domestic flights
    • All types of travel or personal insurance.

  • Day 1: Day 1 : ARRIVAL LISBON – EVORA (135 km – 1.5 hrs)

    Stop At: Marquês de Pombal, 1250-160 Lisbon, Portugal
    Begin your adventure with a pick-up at Marques de Pombal Square in Lisbon, at 8:30 hrs (we recommend to arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the indicated time) to start the journey. Driving through landscapes rich in windmills and fruit trees, we arrive at Obidos, the beautiful city surrounded by medieval walls. Admire the harmony of the architecture, the diversity of the handicrafts and indulge in the famous “ginginha” (bitter cherry liqueur). Afterwards, visit fascinating Alcobaca and admire the first and largest gothic church in Portugal, hosting the tombs of the doomed lovers Pedro and Ines de Castro. Then, stop in Nazare, a typical fishing village and seaside resort immersed in tradition and legend. We continue to Batalha to visit the Monastery of Santa Maria da Vitoria, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture in Portugal. Here we find the tomb of Henry the Navigator, the mastermind behind Portugal’s era of maritime discoveries. Today´s adventure ends in mesmerising Fatima, where we have the opportunity to attend the candle-lit procession.

    Overnight in Fatima area hotel on a bed-and-breakfast basis.
    Duration: 12 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Superior Hotel Category = Hotel Vila Galé Evora / M’Ar de Ar Muralhas/ Olive or similar 4*

    Day 2: Day 2 : EVORA – BEJA – SILVES – LAGOS (245km – 3hrs)

    Stop At: Hotel Vila Galé Lagos, Rua Sophia de Melo Breyner Andresen, 8600-295 Lagos, Portugal
    Have a delicious breakfast at the hotel getting ready for today's surprises. Part of the morning provides further leisure time in Evora before driving southward passing Beja where the high tower in the Portuguese medieval castle dominates the town and the region. Crossing the low mountain range, we enter the beautiful Algarve region. Alongside fields of orange trees, we arrive in Silves, the renowned town dominated by its red sandstone castle dating back mainly to Moorish times. We continue driving through the golden sands of the Algarve, passing Praia da Rocha en route to charming Lagos.
    Overnight in Lagos area hotel on bed-and-breakfast basis.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Superior Hotel Category = Hotel Marina Club/ Vila Galé Lagos de Sá or similar 4*

    Day 3: Day 3 : LAGOS – PONTA DA PIEDADE – SAGRES – CABO DE SAO VICENTE – LAGOS (85km – 1.5 hrs)

    Stop At: Hotel Vila Galé Lagos, Rua Sophia de Melo Breyner Andresen, 8600-295 Lagos, Portugal
    Enjoy a delightful breakfast at your hotel before continuing your adventure in Portugal. Algarve has the call of the sea that led to the Discovery of the New World. We stop in Ponta da Piedade to admire the magnificent views over the Atlantic Ocean and cliffs, whose shapes have been sculpted by the erosive action of both the sea and time. Continue to Sagres, a fishing port, for a visit to the fortress that was the mythical “navigation school” forever linked to the presence of Prince Henry the Navigator. Proceed along the cliffs to Cabo de Sao Vicente, the most south-western point in mainland Europe. The city of Lagos, a cosmopolitan town with a marina and fishing port is home to some of the most delicious Algarve dishes, such as the fish and shellfish cooked in a “cataplana” copper pan, as well as tasty sweets such as the famous marzipan, almond and fig cakes. Return to the hotel, where an afternoon at leisure invites you to take a dip in the sea.
    Overnight in Lagos area hotel on Bed-and-breakfast basis.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Superior Hotel Category = Hotel Marina Club/ Vila Galé Lagos de Sá or similar 4*

    Day 4: Day 4 : LAGOS – SETUBAL – SERRA DA ARRABIDA – DEPARTURE LISBON (320 km – 3.5 hrs)

    Stop At: Marquis of Pombal Square, Praça Marquês de Pombal, Lisboa, Portugal
    Indulge in a tasty breakfast before bidding farewell to Algarve. The return trip to Lisbon takes you through the city of Setubal, a major port and industrial centre on the north bank of the Sado estuary. Then comes a scenic route over the Arrabida Mountain Range. Catch a glimpse of the Natural Park, admiring the amazing scenery, unique vegetation and the sweeping views of the Troia Peninsula. Crossing the Tagus River bridge, we arrive in Lisbon and drop you off at the indicated location.
    Breakfast included.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Day 1: Pick-up at Marques de Pombal Square in Lisbon, at 8:30 hrs. We recommend to arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the indicated time.
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 9 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Near public transportation
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Pick-up at Marques de Pombal Square in Lisbon, at 8:30 hrs.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • We recommend to arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the indicated time
    • Drop-off at Pombal Square in Lisbon at 18 o'clock approximately
    • For the arrival transfer from the airport, clients will be met at the exit of the arrivals hall by an English speaking driver. The driver will be holding a board with clients’ name. In the event that they are unable to locate the driver, they should contact at once the emergency number before leaving the airport or making any alternative arrangements.
    • For the departure transfers clients will be collected by the driver from the hotel reception area. Clients shall be ready in the reception 10 minutes prior to pick up. In the event that the driver has not arrived at the scheduled time, please contact the emergency number before making any alternative arrangements. Transfer takes 2.5 hrs prior to clients’ flight departure time.
    • What do I need to bring? Comfortable and light clothing is the most suitable for travelling in Portugal. Visitors should not wear sleeveless shirts, shorts, short skirts or skimpy clothing when visiting temples, religious or official buildings. Sun protection, sunglasses, a hat and mosquito repellent can be very useful during your stay.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Covid-19 risk assessment of the activity completed (routes, visit of sights, possible crowds, number of people in the group, reduced services).
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

2

Organised by Destination Services Portugal

Activity ID: V-247130P2

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