Winter Escapes: From Lisbon to the Algarve

This winter, embark on an enchanting journey through Portugal, where vibrant cities and stunning coastal landscapes await
Begin your adventure in Lisbon, the capital city bursting with history and culture. From there, venture west to Cabo da Roca, standing at the edge of the continent, where rugged cliffs meet the vast Atlantic Ocean in a breathtaking display of nature's beauty. Marvel at the dramatic landscapes and crystal-clear waters, and soak up the laid-back atmosphere of these coastal retreats of the Algarve. From the bustling streets of Lisbon to the tranquil shores of the Algarve, this winter tour of Portugal promises unforgettable experiences and breathtaking scenery at every turn
8 Days from $2459/person CAD
Christmas
Guided
Premium
UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Primary Location

Portugal, Europe

Departures

2024/25 departures: November 3, 17, December 1, January 19, February 9 & March 2, 16

Included:

  • 7 nights in first-class hotels
  • Daily breakfast
  • Touring by modern air-conditioned motorcoach
  • Professional English-speaking tour director
  • Sightseeing tours with licensed local guides
  • Arrival transfer from Lisbon airport to hotel on day 1
  • Departure transfer from hotel to Lisbon airport on day 8
  • Sightseeing tours in Cabo da Roca, Lisbon, Obidos, and Nazare
  • Admission fees to Sintra National Palace, “Ginjinha” Liquor Factory (Obidos), Olive Oil Plantation (Algarve), and Sagres Fortress
  • Hotel taxes and service charges

Not Included:

  • International or domestic airfare
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Travel insurance
  • Additional meals when not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to monuments or museums when not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Local city tax for overnight stays
  • Visas required for entry into the country as necessary
  • Anything of a personal nature or that is not mentioned in included

Pricing Details

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  • From price is CAD per person, based on double occupancy, and for travel in low season
  • The final price will vary and is also based on the month of travel
  • Prices are subject to change

Optional Extras:

  • Pre and Post Accommodation
  • All optional excursions are subject to change and are based on availability. Optional excursions can be booked with the Tour Director

Travel Privately

You can request to book this tour privately, travelling only with people you know.

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Itinerary

DAY 1: WELCOME TO LISBON

Upon your arrival at Lisbon Airport, you'll be warmly greeted and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. Later, join the Tour Leader in the hotel lobby for a welcome drink followed by dinner. Overnight stay in Lisbon. Meals: D

Accommodation at the Lisbon Hotel Real Palacio, Lisbon, or similar

DAY 2: LISBON

After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, embark on a full-day tour exploring the historic center of Lisbon. Highlights include visits to iconic landmarks such as Marquês de Pombal Square, Rossio Square, and Commerce Square. Explore the Belem quarter, where you can admire renowned monuments like the Monument to the Discoveries, Belem Tower, and Jeronimos Monastery (admission fees not included). Return to the hotel at your own pace for an overnight stay in Lisbon. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Lisbon Hotel Real Palacio, Lisbon, or similar

DAY 3: OBIDOS & NAZARE

After breakfast this morning, set off towards the north for a delightful visit to the medieval village of Óbidos. Dive into the rich history as you explore its cobblestone streets. Next, visit the "Ginjinha" Liquor factory to learn about the production process and indulge in some liquor tasting. Continue your journey to Nazaré, where you'll explore the charming village and marvel at the famous lighthouse known for its towering waves. Take some leisure time to savor lunch in this picturesque fishing village before returning to Lisbon for the night. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Lisbon Hotel Real Palacio, Lisbon, or similar

DAY 4: SINTRA & THE ALGARVE

Following breakfast, embark on a journey towards Sintra, where you'll explore the majestic Sintra National Palace, immersing yourself in its rich history and architectural wonders. Next, venture to Cascais for a delightful short panoramic walking tour, soaking in the charm of this picturesque town, followed by some free time to explore at your leisure.

As the day progresses, we head south to the captivating Algarve region. Upon arrival, settle in and check in at your hotel. Then, delight in a delicious dinner served at the hotel, allowing you to unwind and savor the flavors of the region. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Real Bellavista Hotel & Spa, Albufeira (Algarve), or similar

DAY 5: ALGARVE, OLHAO & TAVIRA

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before embarking on an enriching day of exploration. Begin with a captivating walking tour in Olhão, a significant fishing town renowned for its maritime culture. Immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere of the local market, where you'll discover an array of fresh produce and seafood.

Next, journey to Moncarapacho for an authentic experience at a local Olive Oil producer. Explore their Olive plantation, delve into the intricacies of olive oil production, and indulge in a delightful olive oil tasting session.

Continue your adventure to Tavira, where you'll meander through its charming cobbled streets on a captivating walking tour. Ascend to the castle for breathtaking views overlooking the city, providing a perfect backdrop for memorable photos.

Conclude your day with a visit to Cancela Velha village, where the enchanting Ria Formosa meets the vast Atlantic Ocean, offering a mesmerizing vista. Retreat for the night in the serene surroundings of the Algarve, reflecting on the day's memorable experiences. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Real Bellavista Hotel & Spa, Albufeira (Algarve), or similar

DAY 6: CABO DE SAO VICENTE, SAGRES AND LAGOS

After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, embark on a fascinating journey to Cabo de São Vicente, the southwesternmost point of Europe. Historically, this area held significant importance, as it was once considered the edge of the known world until the 14th century. Marvel at the imposing lighthouse, one of Europe's brightest, which has safeguarded busy shipping routes and is visible from up to 60 miles away.

Continue your exploration to Sagres, situated at the extreme western tip of Algarve. Here, you'll discover a region characterized by barren, windswept landscapes, dramatic cliffs, and tumultuous seas. Visit the Sagres Fortress, where Henry the Navigator established his school for navigation, pioneering the study of the oceans and maritime exploration.

Proceed to Lagos, where you'll have free time for lunch (not included) and enjoy a brief walking tour in the city center, soaking in the charming ambiance of this coastal gem.

Return to the hotel, where you'll have the evening free for personal activities, allowing you to unwind and indulge in leisurely pursuits. Retire for the night in the Algarve, reflecting on the day's captivating discoveries. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Real Bellavista Hotel & Spa, Albufeira (Algarve), or similar

DAY 7: THE ALGARVE TO LISBON

Enjoy a leisurely morning at your own pace, perhaps taking the opportunity to relax and soak in the tranquil ambiance of the Algarve.

In the early afternoon, depart from your hotel in Algarve and journey back to Lisbon. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and settle in.

For those interested, there's an optional dinner and Fado show at a local restaurant, offering a delightful evening of traditional Portuguese cuisine and captivating music.

Retire for the night in Lisbon, reflecting on the memorable experiences of your journey through Portugal. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Lisbon Hotel Real Palacio, Lisbon, or similar

DAY 8: LISBON DEPARTURE

After breakfast, it's time to check out from your hotel in Lisbon. A transfer will be arranged to take you to Lisbon Airport, ensuring a smooth and convenient journey for your onward travels. Meals: B

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