You can thank the Moors for naming the beautiful city of Albufeira: they were so impressed with the town built on a hill and the lagoon and beach below it that they christened it al-Buhera, the `castle on the sea.` The Romans, Arabs and Portuguese all made their mark on this beautiful city, one of the largest in the Algarve.
Albufeira is perhaps best-known for its status as a sun-and-fun resort destination, bringing over 300,000 people to the city every year. The historic Old Town is jam-packed with buildings many hundreds of years old. Just up the road is the popular road known colloquially as `The Strip;` with lots of shops, restaurants and bars, it is a tourist`s dream. Visually and intellectually stimulating, Albufeira will have your full attention from morning to night.
It`s not surprising that many people who come on holiday to Portugal and in the amazing Algarve end up coming back year after year. With this Self-Drive vacation package you will spend fantastic days in Faro (the capital of the Algarve, a beautiful town with peaceful ambience); and then, Albufeira(the liveliest of cities on the stunning Algarve coast); and finally, Lagos(a historic city with a pretty town center, glorious beaches, and energetic nightlife). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
Lisbon - Albufeira: 2 hrs. 30 mins. approx.
Albufeira - Faro Airport: 35 mins. approx.
Lisbon - Evora: 1 hr. 30 mins. approx.
Evora - Alentejo Golden Plains Area: 30 mins.- 1 hr. approx.
Alentejo Golden Plains Area - Lisbon Airport: 1 hr. 30 mins. - 2 hrs. 30 mins. approx.