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Lisbon & the Algarve

Private Travel | Self-drive 8 Days & 7 Nights Lead-in price: £1,270 Current prices from: £1,270
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.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Historic, centrally located hotel in Lisbon
  • Private tour of Lisbon with driver-guide
  • Stay in a luxury spa hotel on the Algarve coast
  • Stay in 4- & 5-star accommodation

Coimbra

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1457 1559 1763 1966 2272 2577 2882 2882 2781 2272 1763 1457
Min temp (C)(F) 643 745 745 948 1152 1457 1661 1559 1559 1254 948 745
Sunshine hours 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 10 8 6 5 4
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 15 15 14 12 11 10 9
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1365 1385 873 894 743 462 110 120 482 1044 1275 1325
Rainy Days 17 16 14 15 12 9 6 5 9 13 15 14
Humidity L M M H H VH VH VH H M L L
UV 2/L 3/M 5/M 6/H 7/H 9/VH 9/VH 8/VH 6/H 4/M 2/L 2/L
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Funchal

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Avg temp (C)(F) 1660 1660 1660 1762 1864 2067 2170 2272 2272 2169 1965 1762
Sunshine hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daylight hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rainfall (mm)(in) 90 90 80 40 20 10 0 0 30 90 110 90
Rainy Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Humidity
UV
Sea temp (C)(F)

Lisbon

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Avg temp (C)(F) 1254 1254 1457 1559 1763 2068 2272 2373 2272 1864 1457 1254
Sunshine hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daylight hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rainfall (mm)(in) 110 110 70 60 40 20 10 10 30 80 110 110
Rainy Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Humidity
UV
Sea temp (C)(F)

Porto

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Avg temp (C)(F) 948 1050 1254 1355 1559 1864 2068 2068 1966 1661 1254 1050
Sunshine hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daylight hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rainfall (mm)(in) 171 171 110 110 90 50 20 20 60 131 151 181
Rainy Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Humidity
UV
Sea temp (C)(F)
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Superior Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Lisbon

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 museum. (N)

Day 2: Lisbon

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)

Day 3: Lisbon

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

Day 4: Algarve

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 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 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)

Day 8: Faro • Fly home

Transfer to Faro airport and fly home. (B)

Meal basis:

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information Superior tour

This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.

Single supplement

Available on request.

Tailor-made travel

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 enquire online.

Superior private tour accommodation

  • Palácio do Governador
    Palácio do Governador

    This converted 17th-century palace was formerly the home of the governors of the Tower of Belem and is ideally situated to visit the nearby attractions of the Monastery of Jeronimos and the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology. The interiors of this listed building offer a modern and contemporary style with clean white walls and exposed brick work coupled with blue touches, a nod to the city's maritime history. Dine at the hotel's restaurant, which offers a fine selection of Portuguese cuisine, or just enjoy a drink on the terrace overlooking the Tagus. The hotel offers a wide selection of spa and wellness treatments. Features: 60 rooms & suites, restaurant, bar, terrace, outdoor swimming pool, spa, sauna, fitness centre, lounge, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, hairdryer.

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  • Bela Vista Hotel & Spa
    Bela Vista Hotel & Spa

    The Bela Vista Hotel & Spa is set in a historical building dating back to 1918 with direct access to the beach. The hotel consists of three separate houses, each with a unique design, providing boutique accommodation on the cliffs of Praia da Rocha. Most of the rooms have private balconies with views of the Atlantic Ocean and are decorated in a marine theme. The palm-lined swimming pool and peaceful gardens are idyllic during the day while the restaurant's terrace is perfect for alfresco dining as the sun sets. Features: 38 rooms, restaurant, bar, seasonal outdoor swimming pool, spa & wellness centre, fitness centre, sauna, tennis court. Room amenities: Air conditioning, cable television, safe, hairdryer, Wi-Fi.

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Dates & prices

LNU2020

Guideline Prices

Low season from £1,270 per person

High season from £1,690 per person

 

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

 
  • • 4- & 5-star accommodation
    • International flights
    • Arrival transfer with English-speaking guide
    • Train travel from Lisbon to Faro
    • Breakfast daily

Destinations on this tour

    https://www.coxandkings.co.uk/destinations/europe/portugal/lisbon
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