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Algarve, Portugal

Porto, Lisbon and the Algarve

9-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,155 pp incl. flights

Special offer: Free car hire – Save up to £130pp

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Summary

Short description

A nine-day break combining the cities of Porto and Lisbon with a relaxing break on the sun-drenched Algarve

Free car hire on all self-drives

Enjoy exclusive free car hire on all self-drives when you book before 31 January. Combine with the British Airways Sale for maximum savings – enquire now while availability lasts.

Free car hire on all self-drives

In Brief

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

About

Recommended for:
Beach | City | Food & wine | Free car hire | History & culture | Self-drive

A two-night stay at the 5-star Pestana Palacio do Freixo includes a tour of the city ending in one of its famous port wine cellars. Train to Portugal's capital, Lisbon, for two nights at the Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Lisboa, which has a prime location on the corner of Terreiro do Paco. Lisbon is a fascinating city to visit – a gift to foodies, shoppers, history buffs and art lovers alike. Then, collect your hire car and drive down the coast to the Epic Sana Resort, one of the leading hotels in the sun-kissed Algarve.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
Porto

Fly to Porto and transfer to your hotel - a beautiful example of Portuguese Baroque architecture that's 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. Spend the next day exploring it at leisure or relaxing at the hotel. Check in and spend the rest of the day at leisure.


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 an unforgettable 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.

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

Stay: Epic Sana, Algarve (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Day 9
Departure

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

Breakfast included

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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 £1,155 pp incl. flights

Deluxe

Special Offer

Free car hire: Save up to £130 pp.

Book by: 31 January 2020

Low Season

from £1,155 pp. incl. flights

High Season

from £1,920 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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