Family Vacation - Self-drive Tour from Lisbon to Algarve in Private Villas

Self-drive

Day 1

This vacation program will be in self-drive. This new mode will give you the security of traveling unique paths in your own vehicle (or one that we will help you to rent) and without the presence of a guide. You can make stops at your own pace and take advantage of our support, always available at a safe distance of your phone.

We started this fantastic vacation with a trip to Cascais, for the first Villa we chose a paradise belonging to “The Oitavos” (but we have several other options depending on your preferences and the size of your family, we have the right paradise to make your vacation more than perfect). Here you will have the afternoon to relax and enjoy the pool of your Villa. For dinner, we suggest one of our secret restaurants where, at an early dinner, you can watch the sun go down in the sea while enjoying the freshest ingredients in the region.

Return to the village and relax for the rest of the night.

Day 2

After a slow morning, at the pace of your family, head to Cascais where we prepared a fun morning just for you. Meet with our host for a fantastic cooking workshop. We start with a visit to the local market, full of colors, smells and very Portuguese sensations, at the end of this tour we will have a cooking class full of regional flavors, super fun for kids and adults! We ended this experience with a great lunch full of the delicacies prepared in class.

For the afternoon we suggest a hiking activity in the Guincho area to explore this protected area, the level of difficulty will be appropriate to your family skills and preferences. At the end, you can enjoy a swim on the beach before returning to the villa to relax and enjoy the rest of the afternoon by the pool.
For dinner we suggest you go to Cascais and enjoy one of our secret restaurants, perhaps a fantastic fresh fish with a sea view or a seafood restaurant with a marina view.

Return to the Villa and relax for the rest of the night.

Day 3

Today the day will be dedicated to explore the beautiful city of Lisbon. Follow the journey with your vehicle or, if you prefer not to worry about this day, wait for our transfer to the capital. We’ll start the morning with a fun tuk tuk tour to explore the secrets of Lisbon that only the locals know, stories of the city's evolution and corners with breathtaking views. The tour will end in the Chiado district for a delicious lunch at one of our local secrets.

After lunch, head to the Belém district, explore the imposing and iconic monuments, we suggest that you enter the Jerónimos Monastery and explore this landmark in national history, it is fascinating. Stroll along the river and enjoy one of the most relaxing areas of the city, for the end of the afternoon we have scheduled a private sailing trip. Enjoy a unique view of Lisbon, the Tagus waters, and the sun setting over the river. A show of unique beauty and also very fun for the children.

At the end, return to the Villa where you will have the rest of the night to relax and enjoy the last night in this region. Tomorrow we leave for new adventures!

Day 4

After a leisurely morning and check out you will depart towards Comporta. Check in at an amazing Villa created with the region and your relaxation in mind. Here you will have time to relax and take a dip in the private pool.

For the afternoon we booked a horseback ride along the coast, between the beach and the slopes with an experienced rider, even for those who have never ridden, it will be a fun activity and one that will stay in memory forever! To finish we prepared a snack, on the beach, a picnic full of what we do best in the region.

Head to the Villa to refresh yourself, for dinner we suggest the Gomes Casa de Vinho & Petiscos, to continue on a regional register and end this day in a relaxed atmosphere. Return to the accommodation and relax for the rest of the night.

Day 5

For today we have prepared a day full of adventures where we will leave the coast a little behind and enter a little more in the interior of the Alentejo. We started by going on a trip to a estate, one of our secret places, where you will do a Cork Tour, discover a little more about this product so characteristic that it has become a landmark in Portuguese exportation. See, if the time of year is right, extract the cork from the tree, go through the forest and discover the secrets of this art. At the end go to Évora, here in one of our secret places a family-run wine estate, we have prepared for you a private visit followed by a private regional lunch with wine pairing of the producer where you are. You will undoubtedly fall in love when discovering new flavors and secrets from Alentejo.

After lunch, we continue our journey to another family activity full of fun moments, on the way to your Villa we will have an Atelier do Chocalho, discover the uses and how these “little” rattles are so characteristic of this region.

Go on to the Villa where you will have time to relax, for dinner we prepared a chef service at home, enjoy a chef who will cook for you and the whole family in the comfort of the Villa while learning new tips and discovering new secrets of the region. A very intimate and familiar experience to end your stay in Alentejo.

Day 6

Today is the day to continue traveling to a new destination and a new adventure, we are going to the Algarve. We arrived at the Lagos area to check in at a very special Villa with a panoramic view over the ocean and the horizon as far as the eye can reach. Relax and enjoy the afternoon on the beach or in the villa's pool between dives and sunbathing.

At the end of the day we suggest a drive to Silves, stroll around the Castle and dine in one of the most famous seafood restaurants in the region (for the locals). Return to the villa where you will have the rest of the night to relax.

Day 7

For the last day we have booked an incredible day full of adventures. Head towards Sagres where our host will be waiting for a Jeep tour of the Vicentina coast. Discover paths and corners that only the locals know, get off the road in a little off-road through the cliffs of one of the areas of the Algarve coast that you will find most in its natural state. You will fall in love with this protected reserve with escarpments that plunge down to the sea, white sand beaches where surfers punctuate the ocean throughout the year and panoramic views as far as your eyes extend.

Stop for lunch in Sagres after finishing your tour in one of our local secrets with a fantastic sea view, this region is known for the freshest seafood caught on the beaches that you saw in the morning, do not miss to enjoy some of these snacks.

Head towards Lagos to continue our fun-filled day, for the afternoon we have prepared a kayak tour of the city's tranquil beaches. Enjoy the peaceful sea for a fantastic family moment that will remain in everyone's memories forever. Go to the Villa to refresh yourself. For dinner we suggest the Vista restaurant in Portimão, with a Michellin star this restaurant is full of the freshest products in the Algarve presented with a twist from the chef. If you prefer we have some tips on small Algarvian taverns that only locals know about. Before returning to the Villa, take a walk around the city and enjoy this last night of vacation.

Day 8

After check out you will proceed to the airport where you will deliver your car. At this moment we say goodbye with a certain see you soon!