From the vast plains of the Alentejo, full of silvery olive trees and cork oaks, to the breathtakingly beautiful Algarve coast. It is undoubtedly the ultimate combination to discover southern Portugal.
Your experience trip starts in Évora, a cosy city with lots of monumental buildings, museums and Roman temples. On the way to the Algarve, you will discover the residence of the powerful Dukes of Bragança, the immense aqueduct of Elvas and the marble quarries of Estremoz.
The eastern part of the Algarve is characterised by unusual lagoons and kilometres of sandy islands. On the way to Faro, with its cosy old centre, you can first catch your breath at one of the many idyllic beaches. Or explore the coastline as far as Sagres, Europe's most south-westerly point.
Day 1 : Departure to Lisbon - Évora
Your adventure begins today! At the airport, you will pick up your rental car which will take you to the renowned Évora, where you will stay for 3 nights.
Day 2 : Évora
Explore this cosy city, surrounded by a 6 km city wall from the 14th century. Évora offers an abundance of monumental buildings, museums and Roman temples. Stroll through the Moorish arched alleys and admire the bright white houses with flowers and tiled patios.
Day 3 : Monsaraz - Vila Viçosa - Estremoz - Elvas
Drive via the picturesque fortified village of Monsaraz to Redondo and Vila Viçosa, the residence of the powerful Dukes of Bragança. Admire the splendour of the Ducal Palace. Continue your journey to Elvas, also a fortified city, known for its immense aqueduct. Return via Estremoz, a charming town among marble quarries with a Vauban-style city wall.
Day 4 : Évora - Faro
Drive via Beja, the capital of the Baixo Alentejo, with a beautifully restored historic centre, to Mértola: a town with remnants of the past, set at the foot of a keep and the ruined ramparts of a 12th-13th-century castle. Continue your journey to the Algarve, parallel to the Spanish border, where you will stay 3 nights at Octant Hotel Vila Monte, the stylish boutique hotel Grand House Algarve or the luxurious Vilalara Thalassa Resort.
Day 5 : The Algarve
Explore the eastern part of the Algarve, from the Spanish border to Faro. Characterised by unusual lagoons and miles of sandy islands, this area is part of the Parque Natural da Ria Formosa nature reserve, home to many bird species. Tavira is a particularly charming town with a beautiful historic centre, where the typical white houses and windows with wooden railing stand out.
Day 6 : The Algarve
Relax on one of the beautiful beaches or explore the coastline as far as Sagres, Europe's most south-westerly point, with its ochre-yellow sandstone cliffs and steep cliffs. Faro has an atmospheric old centre where you can linger.
Day 7 : Going home
Time to say goodbye. After a short drive, you arrive at Faro airport. When you return your rental car, you fly back home. Would you like to extend this fantastic holiday anyway? Don't hesitate to contact us!
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