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Lisbon & the Algarve

Resort:Lisbon & the Algarve
Operator: Cox and Kings
Destination: Europe, Portugal
Price From: £1270.00

Overview

This self-drive perfectly combines a city break with coastal relaxation. Stay for 3
nights in the capital of Lisbon and then drive south to the Algarve, where you can enjoy a round or two of golf at one of the excellent courses, relax with a spa treatment or unwind on the sandy beaches.

Itinerary

Day 1: Fly to Lisbon

Fly to Lisbon and transfer to the Palacio do
Governador Hotel (or similar) in the Belm
district for 3 nights. Set in a quiet, spacious
area of the city, the hotel has a lovely garden
and pool. Time at leisure to explore Belm
including the Centro Cultural modern art
museum. (N)

Day 2: Lisbon

Morning tour of Lisbon with driver-guide. Visit
the Unesco-listed Tower of Belm; explore the
narrow winding streets of the charming Alfama
district, Lisbon’s oldest quarter; and take a
stroll through the Jernimos Monastery, the
final resting place of explorer Vasco de Gama.
The city is famous for its simple and traditional
cuisine. Be sure to enjoy a pastis de nata
in the early morning and a delicious lunch
of fresh fish in the redeveloped Olho de Boi
neighbourhood, a short ferry ride from the city
centre across the Tagus. (B)

Day 3: Lisbon

Full day at leisure to further explore the
Portuguese capital. (B)

Day 4: Algarve

Morning transfer to Santa Apolnia Station and
transfer to Faro, a scenic 3-hour train journey.
Private transfer to your hotel on the beautiful
Algarve coast. Stay 4 nights at the Bela Vista
Hotel & Spa (or similar). (B)

Days 5-7: Algarve

Days at leisure. We recommend visiting the old town of Albufeira, with its cobbled streets
lined with boutiques, cafes and restaurants,
while the area of So Joao is known for its lively
nightlife. There are two beautiful beaches:
Praia dos Pescadores, the fisherman’s beach,
and Praia do Tunel, accessed via a tunnel
through the cliffs. (B)

Day 8: Faro Fly home

Transfer to Faro airport and fly home. (B)