10 days individual self drive
This 10 day individual roundtrip gives you a fascinating picture of the Algarve. You travel by car through the Algarve, with a visit to the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve, one of the most spectacular nature reserves in Portugal.
Highlights: Ria Formosa, Tavira, Albufeira, Silves, Monchique, Lagos, Sagres
Day 1: Arrival in Faro, receive rental car, drive to Tavira, overnight in Tavira
Day 2: Exploration Tavira and surroundings. Tavira is the most beautiful and picturesque town in the Algarve with a beautiful architecture. Castro Marim was the old entrance of the Arab AL Garb with a castle and fortress, located near a nature reserve. The village of Alcoutim is a pleasant stop. Overnight in Tavira
Day 3: After breakfast you leave for your next hotel in Albufeira. Olhão is one of the busiest fishing ports in the Algarve with a long promenade and excellent seafood. Later you pass the town of Loulé. Loulé is a lovely town with many cultural influences over the centuries. It has an old part and ruins of a Moorish castle. Nice way to end the day is a visit to the magnificent Marina of Vilamoura. Overnight in Albufeira
Day 4: Between the cork, almond and carob trees, many lemon - and orange groves, lies the city of Silves. On top of a hill is one of the best preserved castles in the Algarve. Continue your way towards the mountain villages of Caldas de Monchique and Monchique. The ride offers spectacular views. Enjoy the panorama in Foia. The rural atmosphere and natural surroundings give you a different picture of the Algarve. Overnight in Albufeira
Day 5: Free day. Overnight in Albufeira
Day 6: After breakfast you leave for your next hotel in Lagos. Lagos is a fantastic town for young and old. Visit the Slave Market and the sumptuous church of Santo Antonio. Definitely make a stop at the most photogenic beach of the Algarve: Praia Dona Ana. Enjoy a romantic sunset at Ponte de Piedade. Overnight in Lagos
Day 7: The biggest attraction of the western peninsula is the fortress of Sagres. From here Henry the Navigator would have led his dangerous expeditions and with this began the golden age of Portugal. Drive certainly until the end of the world, Cape St. Vincent. Overnight in Lagos
Day 8: After breakfast you drive to your last hotel in Faro, the capital of the Algarve. Explore today the beautiful Ria Formosa Nature Reserve. This is possible by boat, by foot or by bike. Enjoying the beach at one of the many islands is also one of the possibilities. Overnight in Faro
Day 9: The last day has arrived. Visit the old historic city center, Cidade Velha. You'll find museums, churches and restaurants. Faro offers beautiful wide avenues, parks and terraces. Overnight in Faro
Day 10: departure or beach extension
Advice: Check out our information page to learn more about the attractions.
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* Prices are based on a standard double room including breakfast, in carefully selected hotels, per person, VAT included. Day-by-day program included (road book). Prices may change depending on availability in the different hotels. You will always receive a quote before any booking is made. Reservation fee of € 19.50 per booking. Flight and car rental are exclusive, but can be requested upon demand.
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