Duration
8 Days/7 Nights
Travel Type
Self Drive
 

Portugal has a rich seafaring past, superb beach resorts, wistful towns and a landscape wreathed in olive groves, vineyards and wheat fields. Littered with UNESCO World Heritage sites and graced by one of Europe’s most relaxed and attractive capitals, it also remains refreshingly affordable.

Inclusions

2 nights in B&B at Pousada de Lisboa / Lisboa or similar www.pousadas.pt
2 nights in B&B at Pousada do Infante / Sagres or similar www.pousadas.pt
2 nights in B&B at Pousada dos Lóios / Évora or similar www.pousadas.pt
1 night in B&B at Pousada de Palmela/ Palmela or similar www.pousadas.pt
Breakfast from day 2 to day 8
1 dinner with Fado Show in a local restaurant in Lisbon (3 course meal + ½ bottle house wine + mineral water)
1 guided visit with wine tasting (4 wine types) in Quinta dos Vales winery – Estombar (Algarve region) 8
1 guided visit with wine tasting (3wine types) + lunch tasting, in Herdade do Esporão winery–Monsaraz
1 guided visit with wine tasting (3 wine types) in José Maria da Fonseca winery – Azeitão
Car -hire Grp EDMR (Seat Ibiza A/C or similar) – 7 days car-hire with pick-up / drop-off from Europcar at Lisbon Airport WITH 2 drivers included, unlimited mileage, Super Collision Damage Waiver insurance (LDW (CDW+THW). See Europcar car hire general conditions.

Exclusions

International flights – Touristic tax 2 euros/person/day – Gratuities to hotel staff – Meals – Drinks – Optional excursions and entrances to monuments – GPS and pay toll roads – Anything that is not mentioned under “inclusions”.

Additional Information

Note

Supplements applicable during New Year’s and Easter.
Weekend supplements (Friday + Saturday nights) for all Pousadas units – $25 per person / per night // or $52 in the single room.
Pousada Sagres from 14 to 17 April 2022, 09 to 11 June 2022, 15 to 18 June 2022 and from 09 July to 11 Sept 2022 – it is mandatory a minimum stay of 3 nights if including a Saturday night.
Pousada Castelo de Palmela from 27 Feb to 05 March 2022, 14 to 17 April 2022, 09 to 11 June 2022, 15 to 18 June 2022, 04 to 05 Oct 2022 and from 30 July to 27 Aug 2022 – it is mandatory a minimum stay of 2 nights if including a Saturday night.

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DAY 1 & 2 LISBON

Upon arrival pick up your car from Budget by Avis car-hire desk at Lisbon Airport. Drive downtown historic Lisbon where you will stay at the boutique deluxe Pousada de Lisboa for 2 nights. Lisbon is a must to visit with its World Heritage monuments and medieval quarters. We suggest a walk through the narrow streets of the old district of Alfama coming downtown (Baixa) along the most important squares of Lisbon to feel the atmosphere of this “old” historical town. We also recommend a visit to Belém quarter. Admire the Tower of Belem and Jerónimos Monastery. On one of the evening enjoy a unique experience in a local Fado restaurant in Lisbon (dinner with drinks included). While in Lisbon don’t lose the chance of visiting romantic Sintra area with its unique palaces such as the Pena palace. This castle represents 19th century romanticism and sits on top of Sintra’s hill with a beautiful view. On the way back to Lisbon stop by Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of Europe and by its seaside coast, Estoril and Cascais (the Portuguese Riviera).

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Pousada de Lisboa or similar for 2 nights

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DAY 3 & 4 LISBON - SAGRES (approx. 325km)

Driving South through the Coast, you will get to the Village of Sagres overlooking the deep Atlantic Ocean. Sagres has an important historical and maritime significance. 500 years ago, Prince D. Henrique’s caravels left to discover news countries from there. You will stay 2 nights in Pousada do Infante in Sagres and learn more about Portugal discoveries. While you are staying in Algarve you will visit wine producer and cellar, “Quinta dos Vales” in Estombar (77 km from Sagres). Your visit will include the tasting of 3 different wines. Between Sagres and Quinta dos Vales winery we recommend these visits: Monchique – a SPA town with Roman origins; Silves – an extremely old town that was the capital of the Algarve for many centuries; Lagos – a town with a well preserved heritage.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Pousada do Infante in Sagres or similar for 2 nights

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DAY 5 & 6 SAGRES - ÉVORA (approx. 300km)

Driving north to the centre of Alentejo region, known for its wide open spaces and its extensive farms you will find Évora. Évora is a museum town retaining much of its medieval and Moorish charm (Unesco World Heritage). The must-see sights are the Giraldo square, the Roman Temple, the 12th century Cathedral and the São Francisco Church which is one of the most important Gothic Manueline monuments of the region. It also houses the famous Chapel of the Bones. In Reguengos de Monsaraz (44 km) you will have a wine and gastronomy experience visiting the “Herdade do Esporão” wine cellar and vineyard. Your visit will include the tasting of 2 wines and a degustation lunch in at their restaurant (drinks not included). A perfect occasion to taste the delicious Alentejo cuisine. On your way to Évora visit: Alvito – with its 15th century Manueline castle. Other recommended visits: Monsaraz – the fortified town, one of the most typical medieval towns in the Alentejo, totally surrounded bywalls. Vila Viçosa – with a magnificent Ducal Palace, this served as a summer residence for the last kings of Portugal. Estremoz – the medieval Estremoz surrounded by 17th century fortifications.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Pousada dos Loios in Évora or similar for 2 nights

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DAY 7 ÉVORA - PALMELA (approx. 97km)

Drive to the Blue Coast located on the South bank of the river Tagus towards Palmela to overnight in a medieval castle converted in a Pousada, Pousada of Palmela. Its hilltop setting offers breathtaking panoramic views of the magnificent Natural Park of Arrabida and the river Sado’s course as it flows to find the Atlantic. Visit Palmela’s historic centre. Start your tour at S. Pedro church with its beautiful Baroque tiles covering the walls and continue to explore the rest of the city. Nearby Setúbal, with its elegant pedestrian streets and gardens could also be an interesting stop. There you could see The Igreja de Jesus which is a remarkable Gothic church with interior columns carved in Arrábida pink stone from the nearby quarry. In Azeitão, you will take your last included visit to a wine cellar. The cellar of “José Maria da Fonseca” will offer you a tasting of 2 different wines.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Pousada de Palmela in Palmela or similar for 1 night

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DAY 8 PALMELA - LISBON AIRPORT (approx. 97km)

After breakfast, drive to Lisbon to return your car at the airport to meet your return flight or extend your holidays.
*The visits mentioned in this itinerary are only suggestions. Clients are free to explore according to their own interests.

Meals : Breakfast

Prices per person, in CA$, starting from

Daily Departures 2022

 

April 01 – June 30** / Sept. 16 – Oct. 31

July 01-15 /  August 19 – Sept. 15

July 16 – August 18

Twin Occupancy BB **

1990 2289 2310

Single Occupancy BB**

3385 3960 4075

Upgrade for a larger car/supplement per 7 days car rental / per car (not per person)

Group CDMR (Renault Megane A/C or similar)

+ 120

+ 145

+270

Group CWMR (Renault Megane Station Wagon A/C or similar)

+ 200

+255

+360

Group CCAR (Renault Megane Automatic A/C or similar)

+365

+580

+640

**Notes: Supplements applicable during New Year’s and Easter. – Weekend supplements (Friday + Saturday nights) for all Pousadas units +$25 per person / per night // or +$52 in single room. – Pousada Sagres: from June 9-11, 2022 June 15-18, 2022 and from July 9 – September 11, 2022:  mandatory minimum stay of 3 nights if including a Saturday night. –  Pousada Castelo de Palmela:  from June 9- 1, 2022, June 15-18, 2022, from July 30 – August 27 and October 4-5, 2022: mandatory mandatory minimum stay of 2 nights if including a Saturday night.   

**Prices in this document are for information only; they were issued at press time, for the current year. Please note that due to exchange rates and temporary promotions, they can increase or decrease at any time. Contact your travel agent for the price and promotion of the moment The prices indicated exclude the contribution to the Customer Compensation Fund of $3.50 per $1,000 of tourism product or service purchased from a travel agent in Quebec.