Portugal’s southernmost region is known for its sunny Mediterranean climate and its beach and golf resorts. It is also famous for its pottery and ceramics and whitewashed fishing villages. Explore three different resorts in this relaxing itinerary.
Sagres 2 nights | Portimao 2 nights | Vilamoura 3 nights
Day 1 : UK to Faro to Sagres
Fly from the UK to Faro. Collect your hire car before setting off for your first hotel.
Day 2 : Sagres
Today you will have a guided tour of Lagos, Sagres and Cape St Vincent. Visit the Santo Antonio golden carving church, the fortress, the first slave market in Europe and Praia D. Ana, considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. At Ponta da Piedade you can visit the spectacular rock formations. Sagres is known for its beautiful fishing port and 15th century fortress. Visit Cape St Vincent (the most western point of Southern Europe), known as the end of the world and home to the most powerful lighthouse in Europe.
Day 3 : Sagres to Portimao
Self-drive from your hotel in Sagres to your hotel in Portimao.
Day 4 : Portimao
Today you will have the chance to relax and enjoy your surroundings.
Day 5 : Portimao to Vilamoura
Self-drive from your hotel in Portimao to your hotel in Vilamoura.
Day 6 : Vilamoura
Enjoy a guided tour of the Eastern Algarve, beginning in the cubist city of Olhao. Here you can visit the traditional market that is held daily in the morning and you will also visit the fishing port. From here you will go to Tavira, where you can see the Roman bridge and some of the towns many churches. Take the short route through Cacela Velha to see the magnificent view over the Ria Formosa, before reaching Vila Real de Santo Antonio, which lies on the border with Spain.
Day 7 : Vilamoura
A day at leisure to relax and take in the scenery.
Day 8 : Vilamoura to Faro to UK
Return your hire car to the airport depot, before your flight home to the UK.