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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.
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Fly to Lisbon and transfer to the Palacio do
Governador Hotel (or similar) in the Belém
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 Belém
including the Centro Cultural modern art
Morning tour of Lisbon with driver-guide. Visit
the Unesco-listed Tower of Belém; explore the
narrow winding streets of the charming Alfama
district, Lisbon's oldest quarter; and take a
stroll through the Jerónimos 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 pastéis 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)
Full day at leisure to further explore the
Portuguese capital. (B)
Morning transfer to Santa Apolónia 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 at leisure. We recommend visiting the old town of Albufeira, with its cobbled streets
lined with boutiques, cafes and restaurants,
while the area of São 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)
Transfer to Faro airport and fly home. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
Available on request.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or
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LNU2020: 7 Nights