Journey from Algarve to Lisbon Tour

The Algarve and Lisbon - one is a calm, relaxing, restful coastal region, the other is the capital city of Portugal, a thriving modern hub, with an estimated population of over 540,000. What better way to experience two sides of the same coin than by visiting both? During your 8-day itinerary, that is just what you will do. Plus, thanks to the wealth of activities on offer, the journey there will be just as exciting as the destination.

Tour Highlights:

  • Discover the Algarve's Moorish heritage in Tavira
  • Faro's fascinating history and culture
  • Discover the Alentejo in Evora & Monsaraz
  • Discover Lisbon's cultural masterpieces
  • Visit Queluz, the "Portuguese Versailles"

  • Duration:

  • 8 Days, 7 Nights

  • Tour Type:

  • Private Tour

  • Guide Price:

  • 4-Star Package from £3,075 | 5-Star from £3,539
  • Price Based On: Based on departure from London Gatwick flying with EasyJet, meal basis as per itinerary (2 adults sharing) including transfers. See More

  • Star Rating:

  • Superior

  • Accommodation:

  • 4-Star Tour Package
  • 4 FourSeasons Vilamoura
    4 Ecorkhotel
    4 Avani Liberdade
  • 4-Star hotels will be as specified above or alternatives of a similar standard.

  • 5-Star Tour Package See Hotels

  • Board Basis:

  • Bed and Breakfast

  • Departures:

  • On request

  • Start / Finish:

  • Faro - Lisbon

  • Extensions:

  • Contact us if you would like to extend your Portuguese holiday.

Note: Please note that this tour is not suitable for children under 7 years old

What's Included:

  • Tour:
  • Journey From Algarve To Lisbon Tour View Full Itinerary

  • Flights:
  • Return flights from chosen UK airport

  • Transfers:
  • Private transfers to/from airport on arrival and departure. Our local representative will meet you at the airport.

  • Accommodation:
  • Accommodation in standard double occupancy rooms in 4* or 5* hotels as specified above or ones of a similar standard

  • Meals Included:
  • Breakfasts according to itinerary

  • Vehicle:
  • Transportation in modern, air-conditioned vehicles

  • Guide:
  • English-speaking tour guides throughout

  • Entrance fees:
  • Entrance fees to Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora do Rosario, Loulé church, castle and museum; Evora cathedral and the Chapel of Bones; Queluz Palace and Montserrate Palace

  • Excursions & Activities::
  • Wild cattle experience • Walking tour of Évora • Enjoy a Pastel de Nata from the famous Pasteis de Belem bakery • Tour of Sintra • Dinner at a typical Fado restaurant in Lisbon

  • ATOL:
  • ATOL Protection

What's Not Included:

  • Tips:
  • Tips for guide, driver and hotel staff

  • Taxes:
  • Local city/tourist taxes where applicable

  • Cancellations:
  • Trip and tour cancellations and no shows

  • Insurance:
  • Please purchase suitable travel insurance

Full Itinerary

Arrival in Faro

Day 1

Welcome to Portugal! On arrival, you will meet your guide and you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Tavira - Olhao

Day 2

Rebuilt after the earthquake of 1755, Tavira still has an ancient core, including the Moorish-era castle and the church of Santa Maria da Misericordia. The influence of this Moorish occupation can be seen today in the white walls, Moorish-style doors and roofs. Its once important port is now silted up, but the town has thriving tourism, agriculture and seafood (saltworks, fishing) industries. This afternoon will be devoted to discovering Olhão, a charming fishing town full of life with whitewashed houses reminiscent of North Africa. Olhão will reveal one of its treasures, the Rosário e Capela de Nosso Senhor dos Aflitos, a place of collective memory and local identity.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Loule - Salir - Faro

Day 3

Founded by the Romans, Loulé was a major urban centre from the 8th to the 13th century, with many coastal villages making a living from fishing and salting fish. Reconquered by the Christians, it remained one of the most important trading centres in the region. We will discover the beautiful church of Our Lady of the Conception, built in the 17th century to celebrate Portugal’s independence and richly decorated with statues. The local painter Rasquinho painted an astonishing Madonna on the ceiling (19th century). Continue to Faro, capital of the Algarve since 1756, which was first an important centre for Roman trade, then a Moorish metropolis, before becoming an important provincial town after the Christian conquest in 1249. Protected by an impressive Roman wall, the town centre boasts a wealth of architectural beauty, including a powerful 13th-century cathedral (Sé) facing the bishop’s palace (outside visit).

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Monsaraz - Evora

Day 4

Today starts with a visit to a traditional cattle farm. Arrive mid-morning to be warmly welcomed by the farmer and his team. Make yourself comfortable and enjoy a welcome drink. Discover the property and its architecture, in particular the traditional ridge house, and learn about the management and care of the Touros Bravo. Enjoy a leisurely guided walk around the property and explore the different areas of the farm. During the walk, you will have the unique opportunity to observe the calves, steers, bulls and cows that live on the farm at close quarters, but in complete safety. The farmer will show you their habits, their diet and their natural environment. Then it’s on to Evora, with a stop at Reguengos de Monsaraz along the way.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner


Day 5

Evora is an enchantment; a museum town and capital of the Alentejo region, it has been walled since Roman times and reached its peak in the 15th and 16th centuries after Muslim domination. We’ll stroll past whitewashed houses with terraces and hanging gardens, alternating with medieval and Baroque palaces. From the Plaça de la Giralda, lined with arcaded galleries, we’ll climb up to the pink granite cathedral, built in the early Gothic style and crowned by a remarkable dome at the crossing of the transept. We will evoke the Roman presence in front of the Temple of Diana, a Corinthian monument dating from the 2nd century and one of the most important in the country. The sacred art section includes thirteen paintings from the cathedral’s former Flemish altarpiece. The day ends with a visit to the Chapel of Bones.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner


Day 6

This morning we’ll be heading for Lisbon with a first stop in the historic Belem neighborhood. Discover masterpieces of Manueline art, listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO: the Hieronymites monastery, an absolute masterpiece, a splendid amalgam of flamboyant Gothic, Renaissance and Manueline details. Take your time to enjoy the tasty Pasteis de Belem and then continue to your accommodation.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Sintra - Queluz

Day 7

This morning we set off for Sintra. Perched on a wooded hill, the town occupies a green and romantic site where the Portuguese sovereigns have always had their summer residences. We will then head for Queluz, the “Portuguese Versailles”, where we will come across the 'azulejos', some of which depict landscapes of the countries from which Portugal drew its wealth: China and Brazil. We return to Lisbon via the coast, passing through Cascais and Estoril.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner


Day 8

After one final breakfast in your hotel, proceed to check out and head to Lisbon airport for your departure.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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