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Lisbon & the Algarve: Portugal Self-Drive

10 days from £2,530pp

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Itinerary highlights

  • Tour Lisbon’s historical heart and sample some local delicacies.

  • Explore the eccentric palaces and gardens of Sintra.

  • Visit Roman ruins in the historic city of Évora in the heart of the Alentejo countryside.

  • Learn how to cook traditional Algarvian Cataplana.

  • Hike the Algarve coastline near Lagos.

Price includes

Scheduled international flights
Fully insured vehicle hire
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  • Lisbon
  • Évora & the Alentejo
  • Moncarapacho
  • Algarve
  • Moncarapacho
  • Algarve
  • Lagos
  • Algarve

Itinerary idea in detail

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With international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 Lisbon

International outbound flight , Lisbon

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Lisbon. After landing in Lisbon you will be met and transferred to your hotel to settle in.

Day 2 Lisbon


Enjoy a privately guided tour of Lisbon, sampling some traditional snacks and learning about the city’s rich and complex history as you go.

Day 3 Lisbon


Head out of the city today with your private guide and driver to explore the whimsical architecture and elaborate gardens of Sintra.

Day 4 Lisbon


Spend the day exploring Lisbon’s museums, visiting the historic district of Belém where the discovery age explorers set off from, or simply relax at a cafe in one of the city’s many elegant squares.

Day 5 Évora & the Alentejo

Lisbon , Évora & the Alentejo

After picking up your car this morning, it’s an easy drive inland through the sun-baked fields of the Alentejo to the historic city of Évora. Here you can explore the Roman ruins, visit the eerie Capela dos Ossos (Bone Chapel) or enjoy a hearty meal at one of the city’s excellent restaurants.

Day 6 Moncarapacho

Évora & the Alentejo , Moncarapacho

Heading south from Évora, you’ll stop en route at a family-run winery for a leisurely wine tasting lunch before continuing on to your hotel in the Algarvian hills.

Day 7 Moncarapacho

Algarve , Moncarapacho

Visit the bustling city of Faro today as you embark on a cooking class with a local chef. After meeting at the market, known for it’s excellent seafood selection, you’ll pick up some ingredients to take back to the restaurant where you'll learn to make your own Cataplana, a fish stew, typical to the Algarve.

Day 8 Moncarapacho


Today is yours to relax at the hotel or visit one of the many beautiful beaches nearby.

Day 9 Lagos

Algarve , Lagos

This morning you’ll continue your exploration of the Algarve as you drive west along the coast to the historic town of Lagos. After checking into your hotel, you’ll meet your guide for a hike along the nearby coastline.


Day 10 International return flight

Algarve , International return flight

Enjoy your last day in Portugal as you drive north, back to Lisbon, stopping in the hilltop town of Monchique en route. A local guide will show you around before treating you to an exclusive picnic in the fermenting room of a local distillery. Drop your car back at the airport later this afternoon and catch your evening flight home. Your return flight will arrive the same day.

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Évora & the Alentejo