Portuguese Roadtrip | Porto, Évora, Algarve & Lisbon
Visit four fabulous and very distinctive locations in Portugal with this amazing deal!
Why we love this deal:
- If you are looking for an unforgettable roadtrip adventure in Portugal, then look no further than a package to four of the country’s most stunning destinations: Porto, Évora, Algarve and Lisbon.
- Starting off in Porto, you will be able to explore the city’s vibrant culture and architecture. Be sure to take a stroll along the scenic banks of the Douro River, where you can admire iconic buildings such as Torre dos Clérigos and the stunning Sao Bento railway station.
- Moving on to Évora, you will find yourself immersed in centuries-old history that includes a Moorish Castle built during the 8th century.
- As you venture further south towards Algarve, prepare yourself for some breathtaking views of tall cliffs, white sand beaches and crystal clear waters.
- Finally, make your way to Lisbon – the capital city – where you can experience all sorts of different cultures and flavors while drinking some delicious port wine at Time Out Market Lisboa or trying out some delectable pastries at Pastelaria Versailles do Chiado.
- This package can be personalized to the individual needs of each traveler. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or an adventurous excursion, our custom packages make it easy for you to find something that fits perfectly into your lifestyle.
- Itinerary is also available by train! Please reach out to our Customer Support team for further information.
We recommend taking a stroll around downtown Porto and having a “francesinha” for lunch/ dinner accompanied by Portuguese wine.
- Bridge D. Luís I
- Livraria Lello
- Torre dos Clérigos
- Majestic Café.
Situated between the sea and the ria (estuary) and crisscrossed by a network of channels, it is no wonder that Aveiro is often referred to as "The Venice of Portugal". Visitors can cruise the water-filled landscape of Aveiro aboard moliceiros (these slim, colorful boats used to be used by locals to collect algae and seaweed), or hop on a "BUGA" bicycle to cruise the flat streets of the city. Marvel at the beautiful Art Nouveau architecture that marks the city along the main channel. Visit Aveiro's many museums dedicated to its history, art and architecture.
Explore coastal Porto: Foz do Douro, Matosinhos, Senhor da Pedra.
Drive to Guimarães (33 mi/ 54 km, approximately 40 minutes). Guimarães is known as the "Cradle City" of Portugal, since it was here that the first King of Portugal, D. Afonso Henriques, was born. Associated with the formation of Portugal, the historic center of Guimarães was classified as an official World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The city is remarkably well-preserved, and its rich heritage and history is demonstrated by the graceful iron balconies, granite balconies and porches, manor houses, arches connecting narrow streets, floor slabs smoothed by time, towers and cloisters that abound everywhere the eye can see. In this city, for a moment, it seems as if you stepped back in time to a medieval setting, where nobility built jaw-dropping villas, like the Casa Mota Prego, the Palácio de Vila Flor, do Toural and many others--all of which give Guimarães a unique and awe-inspiring atmosphere.
Highlights in Guimarães:
- Palace of the Dukes of Bragança
- Guimarães Old Town
- Guimarães Castle
- Citânia dos Briteiros
Check out from the hotel in the Algarve and drive to Évora (252 mi/ 405 km, approximately 4h). Check-in at the hotel.
Suggested stops along the way: Aveiro, Coimbra, Fátima or Nazaré.
We suggest taking a stroll around downtown Évora.
- Capela dos Ossos
- Évora Cathedral
- The Roman Temple of Évora
- Diana’s Garden
- Évora’s winding streets
- Évora University
Visit Évora’s City Walls, Aquecut of Évora, Mosteiro da Cartuxa, Almendres Cromlech and Monsaraz. We also suggest taking some time for a wine tasting experience.
Check out from the hotel in Évora and drive to the Algarve (127 mi/ 204 km, approximately 2h30). Check-in at the hotel.
Take the day to explore Lagos.
- Black and White Coffee Shop
- Camilo beach
- Ponta da Piedade
- Sunset in Cabo de São Vicente
- Albufeira city centre
- Pescadores beach
- Oura beach
- São Rafael beach
- Olhos da Água beach
- Falésia beach
- Marina de Albufeira
- Rocha beach
- Megalithic Monuments of Alcalar
- Vau beach
- Fortaleza de Santa Catarina
- Alvor beach
Check out from the hotel in the Algarve and drive to Lisbon (173 miles/ 280 km, approximately 3h).
Suggested stops on the way: Setúbal (Moscatel wine tasting, Península de Tróia, Cabo Espichel, Palmela castle, Creiro beach) &/or Sesimbra (Califórnia beach, Serra da Arrábida) &/or Almada (Cristo Rei) &/or Cascais.
Check-in at the hotel in Lisbon.
Visit the Chiado, Baixa, Belém and Bairro Alto district (Bairro Alto is known for its nightlife scene). Highlights: São Roque church, São Pedro de Alcântara garden, the ruins of Carmo church, Santa Catarina viewpoint, Luís de Camões Square, Torre de Belém, Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, Pastéis de Belém, Augusta street, Terreiro do Paço, Santa Justa lift.
Suggestion for dinner: Lisbon Fado Night With Dinner
We recommend going to Sintra and visiting the Old Town.
- Pena Palace
- Quinta da Regaleira
- Monserrate Palace
- Sintra National Palace
- The Moorish Castle
About the Destinations:
Lisbon, the cosmopolitan capital of Portugal and Europe's second-oldest capital (after Athens), has now become the new "it" destination for tourists visiting Europe. This is "The City of the Sea", "The City of the Explorers", once home to the world's greatest explorers like Vasco da Gama, Magellan and Prince Henry the Navigator. Lisbon is also the first true world city, the capital of an empire spreading over all continents, from South America (Brazil) to Asia (Macao, China; Goa, India).
The people are charming, the food is some of the best in Europe, and the combination of old cobbled streets with a modern vibe make it a delightful experience for any visitor. Rich in history, architecture, culture and entertainment, this historical capital will surely captivate you. Enjoy strolling on the black and white mosaic cobblestone sidewalks, large boulevards and quaint alleyways. Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites (Mosteiro dos Jerónimos and Torre de Belém) and the Moorish São Jorge Castle. Enjoy a typically Portuguese fado show in one of Alfama's Fado Houses.
With this deal you will get to know the amazing Algarve region, known for having a Mediterranean climate and a great temperature all year round. As you travel across the Algarve, amidst its hills and plains filled with places of great ecological interest, rich in biodiversity and ecosystems, you will feel as though you are passing through an area full of different traditions, unchanged for many centuries.
While enjoying the Algarve, be sure to take time to visit some of the most impressive beaches in Europe, or lose yourself on any of the many fantastic trails available nearby, which will allow you to bask in the peace and stillness found in the middle of nature. When you need a break for lunch or dinner, don't forget to try the fresh and generally well-priced local fish and seafood.
The Alentejo region of Portugal is a feast for all the senses, from its northernmost tip to its sunkissed southern shores. While the north offers visitors pastoral scenery, like horses grazing in the flatland, the central portion of the region is marked by the vast plain with rows of cornflowers blowing in the wind. As one makes their way to the Alentejo coast, wild and unmarred natural beauty awaits to awe and inspire.
The entire town of Évora has been an official World Heritage Site, classified as an open-air museum according to UNESCO, since 1986. It is this significant historical and cultural wealth that attracts more and more Portuguese and foreign visitors to come and experience this truly special place year after year.
Porto is a city of endless charms that combine a rich history, old buildings covered in colorful azulejos (hand-painted tiles), modern architecture, a picturesque riverfront, and a high-spirited atmosphere that celebrates the joy of life.
With an outstanding urban landscape and a 2,000-year old history, it’s a great place to wander around, especially its alley-woven medieval city center. You can also look forward to visiting the extravagant baroque churches, strolling along Ribeira with its picturesque houses and lively atmosphere, and admiring one of the most beautiful libraries in Europe, Livraria Lello.