4-Day South Portugal Tour from Lisbon: Lagos, Algarve Coast, Sagres, Évora, Beja and Setúbal
- All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
- Breakfast included
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Multi-Day Trip
Explore the beautiful Algarve region, home to the beautiful Praia da Rocha beach, dramatic Ponta da Piedade cliff and Cabo São Vincente. Enjoy time in the fishing town of Sagres, tour the Sao Vicente Fortress with your guide, and have free time in Lagos to explore the cosmopolitan marina and enjoy a traditional lunch of cataplana (own expense).
During your 4-day tour, learn interesting facts about the landmarks and villages you visit from your expert guide, and enjoy free time to explore more on your own. Three nights of accommodation in superior-class hotels are included, as well as three breakfasts.
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4-Day South Portugal Tour from Lisbon: Setubal
- Hotel pickup on day 1
- 3 nights of accommodation
- 3 continental or buffet breakfasts
- Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
- Local guide
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
- Entrance fees to Évora's Chapel of Bones, St Francis Church, Évora's cathedral and Sao Vicente Fortress in Sagres
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Hotel drop-off on day 4
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
- A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
- There is no toilet on board the coach
- A moderate amount of walking is involved
- Not wheelchair accessible
Day 1: Lisbon – Évora
From Lisbon, relax on a comfortable coach as you head 85 miles (140 km) south to Évora, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed city full of culture, history and traditions. When you arrive, stroll around Évora's narrow streets, filled with whitewashed buildings, and enjoy guided tours of landmarks like the Roman Temple, the Romanesque-Gothic cathedral, the University of Évora and St Francis Church, home to the Chapel of Bones. Next, enjoy free time to visit the town's market and see traditional Portuguese food products and local handcrafts made with cork, ceramics and copper.
Enjoy free time for lunch at the market or at a local restaurant (own expense) and have the afternoon to yourself to explore this beautiful location at your own pace. For dinner, head to a bar or restaurant and try tapas of local cheese and olive oil with bread, accompanied with wine (own expense), before heading back to your hotel.
Accommodation: Hotel M’ar De AR or similar in Évora
Day 2: Évora – Beja – Silves – Alvor (B)
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and get ready for an exciting day, during which you will cover 155 miles (250 km) of beautiful Portugal! Explore Évora at your leisure in the morning, have lunch at a local restaurant (own expense), and relax on your comfortable coach as you head south, stopping by the village of Beja, where you will see one of the highest towers of any Portuguese medieval castle.
Hear entertaining anecdotes of the region from your guide as you’re driven through a small mountain range to the Algarve region. Admire the landscape filled with orange trees as you arrive in Silves, where you’ll enjoy a short break to see the town’s famous red sandstone castle with your guide. Hear interesting facts about the castle and learn how this village is heavily influenced by its cork industry past. Continue to the golden sands of the Algarve coast and take in views of Praia da Rocha beach in Portimao, before continuing to Alvor, where you will have dinner (own expense) and spend the night.
Accommodation: Hotel Alvor Village or similar in Alvor
Day 3: Alvor – Sagres – Lagos – Alvor (B)
Have breakfast at your hotel and prepare for a beautiful day covering 85 miles (140 km) of the Algarve region! Start with a stop in Ponta da Piedade and admire magnificent views over the Atlantic Ocean and cliffs sculpted by the sea. Continue to the fishing port of Sagres and enjoy a guided visit of the Sao Vicente Fortress, which once hosted the navigation school linked to Prince Henry the Navigator. Next, take in views of the dramatic red cliffs on the drive southwest to Cabo São Vicente, where you will stop briefly to see views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Visit Lagos, a cosmopolitan town with a lively marina and fishing port. Enjoy free time to explore this beautiful town at your own leisure and have lunch at one of the charming restaurants (own expense). Try cataplana (fish and shellfish cooked in a copper pan), and for dessert, marzipan, almond cakes or fig cakes. Next, relax on your coach on the way back to Alvor to enjoy the afternoon at your leisure. Relax by the beach, have dinner (own expense) and enjoy another night’s rest at your hotel.
Accommodation: same hotel in Alvor
Day 4: Alvor – Setúbal – Lisbon (B)
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before taking a last look of the Atlantic Ocean as you travel north along the Algarve coast back to Lisbon. Stop in Setúbal, a major port and industrial center on the north bank of the Sado estuary, and have lunch at a local restaurant (own expense). Relax on your comfortable coach and enjoy a scenic route over the Serra da Arrábida Natural Park and the Tróia Peninsula. Take in views of the Tagus River as you make your way to central Lisbon, where your tour will end.
Reviewed by: Courtney M, May 2014
This was a nice tour, though two nights were in Lagos (incorrect itinerary). Afternoons were on ones own so there was time to explore the area. All dinners and lunches were not included. I'm not clear why the boat tour of the Lagos sea caves was not included.
Reviewed by: Alicia J, September 2014
The tour was ok. We found, for purchasing an "English speaking tour", the tour guides were not very approachable or accommodating and tended to look after the other passengers who spoke the local language, rather than assisting the English speaking passengers.
The locations visited were good