Discovering Algarve And Alentejo, Self-drive

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 6-99 yrs
  • max group size 30
  • guiding method Self-guided
  • Tour Code BM-32894
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Faro, Portugal
  • Ends Faro, Portugal
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Faro: capital of Algarve, a getaway to this north-western region of Portugal and its fascinating history.
  • Silves: small picturesque town, its cobbled streets create the impression that the time stopped here. The town is famous for having the most well-preserved castle of the Algarve.
  • Évora: book of Portuguese art history, city written in the UNESCO World Heritage, perceiving the loving spirit of the local poets and art lovers.
  • Olhão: fishing village and one of the major ports of Algarve. Pleasant beaches and local restaurants attract the tourist to try the fresh seafood and other local delicates
The trip "Discovering Algarve And Alentejo, Self-drive" starts and ends in Faro. It is a self-drive or vehicle rental trip that takes 15 days taking you through Algarve, Beja, Faro and 4 other destinations in Portugal. "Discovering Algarve And Alentejo, Self-drive" is a self-guided private trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Choose this self-drive tour around the Algarve region and spend 15 memorable days exploring the superb culture and landscapes of this country. Visit its inspiring, lively towns and catch a glimpse of the scenic, historic villages. Stroll the beautifully arranged streets of Faro admiring its picturesque location, walk the mesmerizing alleys of the Roman town of Silves and Beja, enjoy the romantic spirit in the most beautiful town of the Algarve, Évora. Admire the architectural mixture of the Moorish and Portuguese elements presented on the city center´s frameworks and enjoy the local gastronomy and wine in the small fishing village of Olhão. This trip will fill all your senses and will leave great memories for the lifetime.
  • Day 1: Arrival Faro
  • Day 2: Faro – Silves (65 Km – 1 H)
  • Day 3: Silves
  • Day 4: Silves
  • Day 5: Silves – Beja (140 Km - 2 Hrs)
  • Day 6: Beja
  • Day 7: Beja – Évora (95 Km – 1.5 Hrs)
  • Day 8: Évora
  • Day 9: Évora – Moura – Évora (240 Km – 3 Hrs)
  • Day 10: Évora – Tavira (70 Km – 1.5 Hrs)
  • Day 11: Tavira
  • Day 12: Tavira
  • Day 13: Tavira – OlhÃo (30 Km – 0.5 H)
  • Day 14: OlhÃo
  • Day 15: OlhÃo – Departure Faro (15 Km – 0.5 H)
  • 14 night's hotel accommodation
  • Standard Hotel Category = Dom Bernardo Hotel or similar 3*
  • Standard Hotel Category = Colina dos Mouros or similar 3*
  • Standard Hotel Category = Hotel Vila Gale Clube de Campo or similar 4*
  • Standard Hotel Category = Hotel Vitoria Stone or similar 4*
  • Standard Hotel Category = Hotel Vila Gale Tavira or similar 4*
  • Standard Hotel Category = Quinta dos Poetas or similar 4*
  • 14 Breakfasts
  • VLF (Vehicle Licensee Fee)
  • ASC (Airport Service Charge)
  • Unlimited mileage
  • SCDW (Super Collision Damage Waiver)
  • TP (Theft Protection)
  • Tax
  • Meet & Greet
  • Day 7, 8, 9 Evora
  • Day 13, 14 Olhao
  • Car Group Y = Renault Clio or similar
  • Domestic nor International flights
  • Drinks during meals (unless specified otherwise)
  • City tax not included, payable on the spot
  • Porterage and gratuities
  • Tour guide
  • Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals or items not stated explicitly in the program
  • Any alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, mineral water, camera/video camera fee (if any)
  • Travel Insurance or any loss or extra cost arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as flight delays, accidents, etc.
  • Fuel, Fines, Tolls, Parking
  • PAI (Personal Accident Insurance)
  • Damage to a third party or to the hire vehicle due to negligence or inappropriate driving.
  • Loss or damage to aerials, jack, safety triangles and vests, windscreen wipers, petrol cap, luggage covers, or any other fixed or mobile component of the vehicle.
  • Damage to the engine through negligence.
  • Theft of the vehicle with keys left in the ignition.
  • Damage caused to the vehicle or to persons through driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Fines due to breaking traffic laws and regulations during the hire period are the responsibility of the driver of the vehicle. In the event of a fine being received there will be an administration charge.
  • If the car is left outside of rent a car designated area on drop off, customers will be responsible for any costs generated and for any damage to the vehicle due to it being parked outside of the Rent Car installations.
  • Each additional driver.
  • Any extra equipment (GPS, baby seat, etc.)
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Discovering Algarve And Alentejo, Self-drive tour. You can cancel the tour up to 16 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 15 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 04 July 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 04 July 2024, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 15 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Discovering Algarve And Alentejo, Self-drive tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


For this Discovering Algarve And Alentejo, Self-drive tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

Know Before You Go

Driver’s age from 26 to 75 years old (must have had their driver´s license for a minimum of one year) Pick-up hours are Monday through Sunday from 07:00 to 22:00 hrs. Additional surcharge will be paid if pick-up out of the office hours. Drivers who are not citizens of the European Union must present an international driver’s license together with the original from their country of origin. If the customer returns the vehicle earlier than the agreed-upon drop-off date stated in the rental contract, the rental company will not refund the customer for any unused days Deposit credit card Visa or MasterCard only Accident/theft reporting must be notified within 48 hours of the incident In cases where, following the return of the vehicle, additional cleaning is required due to the car being dirty beyond the level expected from normal vehicle use, an additional charge shall apply, against evidence of the cost of the service provided Instructions for the car collection Day 1: Heading first to the rent a car shuttle stop. Exact indications to be advised upon confirmation Day 8: Return procedure and the exact designated area will be advised by rent a car company when you pick up the car on arrival day We reserve the right to change itineraries and activities due to weather conditions, technical problems or security reasons. Late check-out, early check-in, connecting or adjoining rooms at the hotel are all subject to availability and not guaranteed.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has implemented smaller group sizes than normal, allowing for more personal space on the vehicles, sights visited, hotels and restaurants.
  • Hygiene protocols have been adopted on this trip. Wearing a mask, hand washing and general sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are furthermore regularly disinfected.
  • Distancing measures have been implemented to safeguard against COVID-19.
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