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4 Days - South of Portugal

4 Days - South of Portugal

4 Days/3 Nights From
AU$1,134 Per person twin share
 
  • Tour Type
    Coach tourCoach tourEscorted TourEscorted Tour
  • Duration
    4 Days/3 Nights
  • Tour Code
    CTR-19-1573
  • Operating Days
    Sat
4 Days/3 Nights From
AU$1,134 Per person twin share
 
  • Tour Type
    Coach tourCoach tourEscorted TourEscorted Tour
  • Duration
    4 Days/3 Nights
  • Tour Code
    CTR-19-1573
  • Operating Days
    Sat
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Accommodation includedAdmission Admission Entrance to monuments includedEscorted tourEscorted tour Tour guide ToursTours Guided visits of Evora, Beja, Silves, Lagos, Ponta da Piedade, Sagres, Cabo de Sao Vicente, Setubal& Serra da ArrabidaTransportationTransportation Air-conditioned luxury coachMealMeal Daily breakfast

Summary

Discover the beautiful southern region of Portugal, including Evora, the capital of Alentejo region, Lagos, Ponta da Piedade, Sagres, Setubal, Serra da Arrábida and Cabo de Sao Vicente.

Departure Time: 9:00 am

Departure Point: Marquês de Pombal (Lisbon) or pick up at any hotel in Lisbon

Itinerary

Day 1
One day spent discovering the town of Évora, a mosaic of culture, history and traditions. Leaving Lisbon, cross the bridge over the river Tagus and head through a beautiful and bucolic landscape of olive trees, cork oak trees and vineyards before arriving at Évora – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On the narrow streets of this whitewashed town, you walk back through time visiting some of Évora’s most important monuments: the Roman Temple, the Romanesque-Gothic Cathedral, Saint Francis Church with its “Chapel of Bones” and the University.At the market, we see and feel the richness of the products applied in preparing one of the most elaborate and best appreciated gastronomies of Portugal. Throughout the visit, we also get to admire the diversity and authenticity of local handicrafts with cork, ceramic and copper objects. Time for lunch. In the afternoon, there is free time to better discover this city. Suggestion: gourmet standard wine, cheese and olive oil.

Day 2
Breakfast at the hotel. Part of the morning provides further leisure time in Évora before then driving southward passing Beja where the highest tower in any Portuguese medieval castle dominates the town and the region. Crossing the low mountain range, you enter the Algarve. Alongside fields of orange trees, we arrive in Silves, the renowned town dominated by its red sandstone castle dating back mainly to Moorish times and by the memories of its former cork industry. Continue onto the golden sands of the Algarve passing Praia da Rocha en route to Lagos.

Hotel accommodation in Lagos.

Day 3
Breakfast at the hotel. The Algarve has the call of the sea that led to the discovery of the New World. 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. Continuing onto 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 during the first days of Atlantic navigation and the discovery of the African coast. Proceeding along the cliffs to Cabo de São Vincente, the most southwestern point on mainland Europe. The city of Lagos, a cosmopolitan town with a marina and fishing port and home to some of the most delicious Algarve dishes, such as the fish and shellfish cooked in a cataplana copper pan, - and not forgetting the fine 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 warm sea.

Hotel accommodation in Lagos.

Day 4
A last look at the water while travelling along the coast before bidding farewell to the Algarve. The return trip to Lisbon takes you through the city of Setúbal, a major port and industrial centre on the north bank of the Sado estuary. Then comes a scenic route over the Arrábida Mountain Range, an area preserved as a Natural Park, with amazing scenery and unique vegetation at the gates of Lisbon and incorporating sweeping views of the Tróia Peninsula. Crossing the Tagus River bridge, you arrive in Lisbon. End of tour.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation on buffet breakfast basis or similar
  • Transport by air conditioned bus or minivan, as per detailed itinerary
  • Guide during the tour
  • Entry into following Chapel of Bones (Évora), São Francisco Church (Évora), Évora Cathedral, São Vicente Fortress (Sagres)

Exclusions

  • Expenses other than detailed above, porter fees at hotels, lunches, ordinners, personal expenses, entrances other than those mentioned.

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