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Algarve, Portugal

Porto, Lisbon and the Algarve

9-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,270 pp incl. flights

Summary

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Combine the cities of Porto and Lisbon with a relaxing break on the sun-drenched Algarve

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Highlights

  • Explore historic Porto
  • Get a taste of the city with a tour of its port cellars
  • Take the train to Lisbon and enjoy a city tour in the company of an expert guide
  • Relax on the beaches of the Algarve
  • Stay in handpicked hotels, from converted palaces to one of Europe's leading resorts

In Brief

  • 2 Nights Porto
  • 2 Nights Lisbon
  • 4 Nights Algarve

About

Recommended for:
Air bridge holidays | Beach | City | Food & wine | History & culture | Self-drive

Combine Portugal's two greatest cities, Porto and Lisbon, with five days relaxing by the beaches of the Algarve. You'll begin with the luxurious Pestana Palacio do Freixo and a tour of the city and its famous port cellars. Then, take the train to Portugal's capital, Lisbon, for a stay at the Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Lisboa, the perfect base for exploring Portugal's capital – a gift to foodies, shoppers, history buffs and art lovers alike. Then, collect your hire car for the scenic drive down the coast to the Epic Sana Resort in the sun-kissed Algarve.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
UK/Porto

Enjoy included airport lounge access before your flight to Porto and included transfer to your hotel - a beautiful example of Portuguese Baroque architecture, which has been a National Monument since 1910. Rooms combine contemporary furnishings with pieces borrowed from various museums around the city. Facilities include indoor and outdoor pools and a Turkish bath. UNESCO-listed Porto has a rich and varied history, seen in everything from its Romanesque cathedral to its neoclassical Stock Exchange.


Stay: Pestana Palacio do Freixo, Porto (Deluxe)

Day 2
Porto

Everybody says it is the most beautiful lady of Portugal and since 1996 Porto has enjoyed UNESCO World Heritage status. Spend today exploring one of the most ancient cities of Europe, packed full of historic and cultural highlights.

Take a tour through the Barrio da Se', the heart of historic Porto before finishing at one of the famous Port wine cellars in the heart of Vila Nova de Gaia or take an option of a serene Rabelo boat trip crossing the city by boat and be amazed with magnificent views of bough banks of the Douro river and its beautiful 6 bridges, the perfect end to your Porto experience.


Stay: Pestana Palacio do Freixo, Porto (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Days 3-4
Lisbon

Make your way to the railway station in time for your train to Lisbon, a city considered by many as one of the most beautiful in Europe.

Enjoy a city tour today: first you will be driven across the 25th April Bridge to Belem, the historical section of Lisbon, where you'll admire Torre de Belem, ex-libris of Lisbon and jewel of manueline art. You will then head to the Padrao dos Descobrimentos, a modern monument dedicated to Portuguese maritime history. From here you'll visit of the church at the Monasteiro dos Jeronimos before continuing to the Coach Museum, which is home to one of the most impressive coach collections in Europe. Continue along the river and arrive at Alfama, an old traditional district where you will have the opportunity to walk its narrow streets and visit a handicraft shop where you'll enjoy a taste of Porto wine. You'll then continue to Praca do Comercio, the biggest and most beautiful square in Lisbon before finally finishing your tour at the Avenida da liberdade and Marques de Pombal.

Stay: Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Lisboa, Lisbon (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Days 5-8
Algarve

Pick up a rental car and drive to the Algarve* where you'll spend the next four days. Soak up the sun, sea and sand of one of Europe's most beautiful beach destinations as you enjoy the first class facilities of the superb Epic Sana Resort, one of the region's leading resorts. Enjoy everything from indulgent spa treatments to fine dining and restful days next to its sprawling pools.


*It is also possible to arrange private transfers or train between Lisbon and the Algarve

Stay: Epic Sana, Algarve (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Day 9
Depart for UK

Drive to Faro airport, return your rental car and fly home.

Breakfast included

Map

Pricing

Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Deluxe

9-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,270 pp incl. flights

Deluxe

Low Season

from £1,270 pp. incl. flights

High Season

from £2,050 pp. incl. flights

Includes:

  • Complimentary UK airport lounge access 
  • Return flights from UK to Porto, returning from Faro
  • Arrival private transfer in Lisbon
  • 2 nights at the historic Pestana Palacio do Freixo in Porto
  • Half Day City tour in Porto with a choice of a visit to a Port-Wine Cellar with tasting or a 6 Bridges river Douro cruise
  • Train transfer from Porto to Lisbon
  • Half Day City tour in Lisbon including the old town & Belem
  • 2 nights at the Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Lisboa
  • 5 days economy car hire
  • 4 nights at the Epic Sana Hotel, Algarve

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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