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Lead Price
From £1975pp
8 days & 7 nights
Itinerary Type
Tailor Made
Holiday Type
Rail Journey
Tour Highlights

Lisbon to the Algarve by Rail

Journey from Portugal’s historic capital to its seductive coast by rail, enjoying five-star accommodation and plenty of leisure time along the way. Begin in the culture-rich capital, Lisbon, with a chauffeur-driven tour. Next, a scenic train ride brings you to the Algarve, Portugal’s famed stretch of southern coast. From your base in the regional capital of Faro, discover the glittering harbours, tempting eateries and golden beaches.


DAY 1: Fly to Lisbon
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Fly to Lisbon

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


Accommodation: Palácio do Governador Hotel
DAY 2: Lisbon
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Enjoy a morning tour of Lisbon with a 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 sample a pastel de nata (traditional custard tart) in the early morning and a lunch of fresh seafood in the redeveloped Olho de Boi neighbourhood – a short ferry ride from the city centre across the Tagus. (B)

Accommodation: Palácio do Governador Hotel
DAY 3: Lisbon
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Your day is at leisure to further explore the Portuguese capital. (B)

Accommodation: Palácio do Governador Hotel
DAY 4: Algarve
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This morning, transfer to Santa Apolónia Railway Station to catch your train to Faro, a scenic three-hour journey away. Privately transfer to your hotel on the beautiful Algarve coast. Stay four nights at the Bela Vista Hotel & Spa (or similar). (B)

Accommodation: Bela Vista Hotel & Spa
DAY 5: Algarve
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The next three days are at leisure. We recommend visiting Albufeira, whose old town is a picture of cobbled streets lined with boutiques, cafes and restaurants; while the São Joao neighbourhood 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)

Accommodation: Bela Vista Hotel & Spa
DAY 6: Algarve
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Day at leisure. (B)

Accommodation: Bela Vista Hotel & Spa
DAY 7: Algarve
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Day at leisure. (B)

Accommodation: Bela Vista Hotel & Spa
DAY 8: Faro • Fly home
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Faro • Fly home

Transfer to Faro airport and fly home. (B)

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The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Travel by Lisbon to Faro by rail 
  • Stay in luxurious, historic properties 
  • Tour the UNESCO-listed sights of Lisbon 
Low Season
From £1,975 per person
High Season
From £2,010 per person

What's included

  • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
  • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
  • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
  • Rail travel between Lisbon & Paro
  • Private transfers as described
  • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
  • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

Important information

Luxury tour
These are our most comfortable tours and will usually feature 5-star deluxe accommodation throughout.
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.
Guideline prices
Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin/double-room. Single supplement available on request. Pricing is indicative and may be subject to change due to external factors such as variable flight prices.
Meal basis
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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