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Lisbon and the Algarve


  • See the sights of Lisbon
  • Charming Portimao
  • Lisbon’s iconic Monument to the Discoveries
  • The beaches of Armacao de Pera
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Culture and scenery of Portugal

Discover the highlights of Portugal’s vibrant capital city Lisbon during a three-night stay, then travel south to the sun-kissed golden beaches of the Algarve to spend six nights in the heart of Armacao de Pera, with the chance to relax and explore as you choose.

This tour provides a real insight into the soul of Portugal. Start in the vibrant capital, Lisbon then head to the glorious Algarve for six nights.

Michael Fleetwood, Expert Holiday Creator


9 nights in hotels

15 meals: 9 breakfasts and 7 dinners

Excursions and visits

  • City tour of Lisbon
  • Maritime Museum of Lisbon
  • Half-day visit to Portimao
  • Half-day visit to Silves

Upgrade to all inclusive during your hotel stay in the Algarve and enjoy a free bar, open 10 hours a day

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Day 1 UK-Lisbon

Colourful Lisbon

Fly to Lisbon and transfer to the locally rated 4-star My Story Hotel Tejo for a three-night stay. Look forward to a welcome drink and dinner at your hotel this evening. D

Day 2 Lisbon

The Tower of Belem

This morning join an included half day tour of Lisbon, including a visit to the Maritime Museum.

Traditionally said to have been founded by Ulysses, Lisbon was an important trading post in Phoenician and Roman times, but although numerous older buildings still survive, the city as it stands today was largely rebuilt after a violent earthquake in 1755. See the Belém Tower, a Moorish fortification on the banks of the Tagus river that once protected the city from pirates, and the nearby Monument to the Discoveries featuring 33 figures from the Portuguese Age of Exploration on the prow of a ship. B

Day 3 Lisbon

Lisbon’s iconic Monument to the Discoveries

Today is at leisure to continue exploring Lisbon at your own pace.

Alternatively, take the opportunity to visit Batalha Monastery and the Convent of Christ in Tomar on an optional excursion. B

Optional excursions

Visit the magnificent Gothic monastery of Batalha, one of the most elaborate churches in Portugal, containing the tomb of Portugal’s Unknown Soldier. The site was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 for its architectural and historical significance. Admire the intricate limestone carvings and stained glass windows of this impressive building that towers over the small town of Batlaha below. Continue to the Convent of Christ in Tomar, a UNESCO-listed complex founded in 1160 and built over five centuries.

Medieval Batalha Monastery in Batalha, Portugal

Day 4 Lisbon-Armacao de Pera

Holiday Inn Algarve

After breakfast, begin your journey south for a stay in Portugal’s southernmost province, which is set apart by hills from the rest of Portugal. The climate here is dry and sunny, perfect for sun-seeking, walking, and all-manner of outdoor activities.

You’ll spend the next six nights at the locally rated 4-star Holiday Inn Algarve which has a prime location close to a beautiful sandy beach and the shops, bars and restaurants of Armacao de Pera. This former fishing village has a small church and the ruins of an 18th-century fort. B, D

Day 5 - 9 Armacao de Pera

Portimao marina

During the next five days you can explore more of the beautiful Algarve both independently and during two included half-day excursions: one to Portimao and the other to the historic fortified town of Silves.

There’s plenty to keep you occupied during the day; perhaps take a boat trip along the coast to seek out the numerous grottoes and caves, or you may like to head to one of many golf courses to practice your swing. The Algarve’s liveliest resort, Albufeira, is also within easy reach and there’s a local bus service that runs from the centre of Armacao de Pera.

Alternatively, you may like to spend a day or two relaxing beside your hotel’s outdoor swimming pool or at the nearby beach. B, D

Day 10 Armacao de Pera-Faro-UK

Depart your hotel after breakfast, and transfer to Faro airport for your return flight to the UK. B

Lisbon and the Algarve


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