Lisbon & Southern Region | Roadtrip
Visit three fabulous locations in Portugal with this amazing road trip through Lisbon, to the Algarve and the Alentejo!
Why we love this deal:
- A road trip that combines the countryside and wine region of the Alentejo with the sun and beaches of the Algarve and the cosmopolitan appeal of Lisbon, Portugal's capital.
- Go back in time when you visit Évora in the Alentejo region; this old town's historic stone walls have been guarding the streets and buildings practically unaltered throughout the centuries.
- Get ready to discover the Algarve, Portugal's premier holiday destination, with its breathtaking cliffs, golden beaches, scalloped bays and sandy islands.
- Take in Portugal’s capital city, Lisbon, with its cobblestone avenues dotted with cafes, churches, museums and incredible viewpoints.
- You won't have to worry about anything, as we have taken care of everything for you.
- The itinerary is also available by train! Please reach out to our Customer Support team for further information.
Arrival in Lisbon. Pick up the car rental and drive to Évora (83.3 mi/ 134 km, approximately 1h30 min). We suggest taking a stroll around downtown Évora. Highlights include: 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. Suggestion for the day: explore Lagos. Highlights: Black and White Coffee Shop, Camilo beach, Ponta da Piedade). Sunset in Cabo de São Vicente, Sagres.
Suggestion for the day: Albufeira (city centre and beaches). Highlights include: Albufeira city centre, Pescadores beach, Oura beach, São Rafael beach, Olhos da Água beach, Falésia beach, Marina de Albufeira.
Suggestion for the day: Portimão. Highlights include: Rocha beach, Megalithic Monuments of Alcalar, Vau beach, Fortaleza de Santa Catarina, Alvor beach, Alvor.
Suggestion for the day: Lagoa. Highlights include: Marina beach and rock formations, Benagil Caves and Benagil beach, Nossa Senhora da Rocha beach, Vale Centeanes beach, Carvalho beach, Carvoeiro 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
Check out from the hotel in Lisbon. Drop off the car rental at the airport and return flight home.
About the Destination:
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.