Trip Overview

Portuguese South

Tour rating: 4.78 / 5, Based on 35 Reviews
Private tour to Portugal

Unwind while discovering the Portuguese south. See the best of scintillating Lisbon and fairy-tale Sintra. Afterward, treat yourself to a few days in Europe's leading beach destination, the sun-kissed Algarve.

Portuguese South

7 days2 cities
Portugal1 country
Private tour to Portugal
From
$2,071
Tour rating: 4.78 / 5, Based on 35 Reviews

Unwind while discovering the Portuguese south. See the best of scintillating Lisbon and fairy-tale Sintra. Afterward, treat yourself to a few days in Europe's leading beach destination, the sun-kissed Algarve.

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Day-By-Day
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon

first destination

The westernmost capital of Europe on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, Lisbon, is home to the world's greatest explorers.

3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
3 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival to Lisbon
Transfer
Transfer

Today you arrive in the glorious capital of Portugal - Lisbon! Upon arrival, your driver meets you and takes you to your downtown hotel for check-in.

The rest of the day is free for you to relax or start exploring the abundant heritage left here almost intact from one of the world's greatest empires in history!

No meals are included.

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Day 2
Lisbon Walking City Tour
City tour
City tour

After breakfast, you meet your guide and enjoy a panoramic walking sightseeing tour of Lisbon.

During the tour, you see the most famous attractions, including Restauradores Square with the Obelisk commemorating the Restoration of Portugal’s independence from Spain in 1640.

You take a funicular up to the Bairro Alto and admire the view of the Mouraria district and the Sao Jorge Castle, the charming neighborhood of Chiado abundant in old cafés, shops, and theaters.

Then you proceed to Baixa including Rossio Square, where you learn how the city was destroyed in 1755 by a massive earthquake, and then totally rebuilt to become the city of today. Continue to Alfama Lisbon’s oldest district to admire Se Cathedral - the city’s oldest church and Commerce Square before returning back to the hotel and have the rest of the day free.

After the tour is over you return to your hotel and have free time to relax or explore Lisbon on your own.

  • Optional evening activity: Fado show and dinner.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 3
Trip to Sintra & Visit to the Belem Quarter
Day tour
Day tour

Following breakfast you meet your driver-guide and start your journey on an exciting day-trip to one of Portugal's most beautiful destinations - UNESCO-listed Cultural Landscape of Sintra, that is famous for its fairy-tale castles and beautiful scenery. Upon arrival you visit the Pena Palace with a round trip shuttle bus (up to the Pena Palace).

Then you have some free time for lunch (not included) before your driver-guide takes you back to Lisbon. Upon arrival you visit the Belem Quarter, where you admire the Jerónimos Monastery (from the outside). You also make photo stops at the ancient Belem Tower and Monument to the Discoverers.

After the tour you are transferred back to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Breakfast is included.

*Please, note: due to limited access to Pena Palace, in July and August entrance to Pena can be changed for the Queluz Palace & Gardens or for the Ajuda Palace.​

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Turim Terreiro do Paco Hotel, Lisbon
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Located right on the banks of the River Tagus, the Turim Terreiro do Paco Hotel offers cozy guestrooms, equipped with everything you need for a great stay, and offers excellent service. It boasts an indoor gourmet restaurant and a nice bar with a great selection of cocktails.

train
Lisbon
Vilamoura
2 hrs 40 min

Hop on a train ride from Lisbon to Vilamoura and enjoy the southern coast in just a few hours. The comfortable trains provide enough legroom, as well as power sockets and compartments for your belongings. 

Vilamoura, Portugal

Vilamoura

second destination

Located in the picturesque Algarve region, Vilamoura is the sunny paradise of southern Portugal. This resort town is famous for its postcard-like scenery, lovely beaches, golf courses, and beautiful marina.

4 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
3 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 4
From Lisbon to Algarve
Transfer
Transfer

After breakfast at your hotel, you are transferred to Gare do Oriente railway station for a train trip to the Southern province of Portugal, Algarve.

Upon arrival in Algarve (Loulé railway station), your private driver meets you holding a sign with your name on it. You are then transferred to your Vilamoura hotel and have some free time to explore the surrounding area.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 5
Coastal Exploration of Algarve
Day tour
Day tour

Enjoy breakfast at your Vilamoura hotel. Following that, you go on a private tour of the Algarve coast.

Today's touring program takes us to coastal towns of Lagos and Sagres, which remain some of the most authentic parts of the Algarve region still not spoiled by tourist crowds. It is your perfect chance to wander back in time to the era of the Portuguese Discoveries!

In Lagos, you visit the golden church of Saint Anthony and the first slave market in Europe, as well as marvel at the spectacular rock formations of Ponta da Piedade. In Sagres, you pass by the 15th-century fortress and visit Cape St. Vincent (the most southwestern point of Europe). This place was known as the End of the World and today apart from stunning natural panoramas it boasts the most powerful lighthouse in Europe.

After the tour, you return to your Vilamoura hotel for an overnight. The rest of the evening is free.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 6
Free Day in Vilamoura
Free day
Free day

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and plan your full free day in Vilamoura.

Vilamoura boasts the famous marina with a lively social scene. Many local celebrities come here to enjoy the holidays and weekends: sprawling shopping areas and nearly endless choice of recreation facilities will keep you entertained for the entire day!

Breakfast is included.

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Day 7
Departure from Faro
Transfer
Transfer

This is the last day of your Portuguese discovery! After breakfast at the hotel, your driver takes you to the international airport in Faro for a flight back home.

We hope to see you back soon on our tours!

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
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Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

What's Included

What's Included

  • 4* hotel accommodation (standard double room) with breakfasts in Lisbon & Vilamoura;
  • Guided Lisbon sightseeing tour with our professional guide;
  • Day tour to Sintra with private guide and driver;
  • Day tour to Lagos & Sagres with private guide and driver; 
  • Airport transfers in Lisbon and Algarve;
  • Train station transfers in Lisbon and Algarve;
  • Regular class train tickets from Lisbon to Loulé (Algarve);
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: we include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • A fully tailor-made program according to your interest;
  • Your own professional local guides and drivers;
  • Private transfers throughout the program;
  • Full flexibility of hotel options;
  • Relaxed pace with at least a 3-nights stay in each city with sufficient time to immerse yourself in the local culture;
  • Immerse into local culture in the lively and artistic neighborhood of Chiado during the walking city tour of Lisbon;
  • A taste of the unique sensitivity of the Romantic Architecture blending Gothic, Egyptian, Moorish and Renaissance elements in Sintra;
  • Soak your feet in the Atlantic Ocean on the beaches of the stylish resort of Vilamoura;
  • Discovery of the home of Prince Henry the Navigator, the center of Golden Age of Portuguese Discoveries and the site of unforgettable maritime events - Sagres;

What To Know

  • Credit cards are not accepted at many places, so make sure to withdraw some cash from the ATM beforehand
  • Be prepared for currency conversion fees when paying with a card issued in USD
  • Tips to guides, drivers and restaurant staff in Europe are accepted but are fully at your discretion
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