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The Westernmost country in mainland Europe, Portugal, has the longest continuous border within the European Union. Current Portugal's history dates back to prehistoric times and was influenced by the Celts, Romans, Vis Gothic and Germanic people and finally by the Moors.
Porto - RibeirinhaIn the 15th and 16th centuries it expanded western influence, established the first global empire, and became one of the world’s economic, political, and military powers. This empire declined over time but left behind a profound cultural and architectural influence across the globe. A major earthquake, wars and revolutions helped shape the democracy that exists today.
Porto - Douro VineyardsThe Portuguese experience today includes medieval castles, golden beaches, cobble stoned mountain and fishing villages, citrus groves, beautiful historic cities, mist-covered hilltop Palaces, cliffs, sandy islets and so much more.
Take in a festival, kayak, shop at one of the open markets, taste the olives, cheese, simple seafood dinners velvety ports or wines, or PLAY GOLF on one or many of Portugal's great championship courses.

Our Great Golf Courses

Monte Rei Golf Club
Monte Rei #8 PanoThis Jack Nicklaus Signature design is unique and unspoiled. It is considered the finest course in the Algarve. This superb course is set in picturesque foothills near the Spanish border and features sweeping views of the Serra do Caldeirao Mountains. The course has no weak holes and features an abundance of water features, strategic fairways and greenside bunkering. The level of service in and around the clubhouse is world class.
San Lorenzo
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This golf club, set along the Atlantic on sandy undulating terrain, is bordered by umbrella pines and the Ria Formosa bird sanctuary. The adjoining estuary with its fresh water lagoons and salt water marshes completes this unique setting. Ranked alongside the best in the world, every hole offers exciting golf and stunning views.
Palmares Beach and Golf Resort
PalmaresGolfWithin the natural amphitheater of the Bay of Lagos Robert Trent Jones Jr created this jewel. This is an eclectic golf course featuring a collection of links like and park like holes. Its rural seaside location offers wonderful vistas of the coastline and the Mountains inland. The ocean views, dramatic elevation changes, intimate valleys, and expansive dunes craft a golf course of enormous depth of character and challenge.
Quinta do Lago –South
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Algarve - Quinta do Lago South2This William Mitchell design jewel has a championship pedigree and has played host to the Portuguese Open 7 times. It features bold bunkering, Umbrella Pine lined fairways and appeals to all levels of golfers.
Vale do Lobo Golf Resort-Royal
This is known as the original Algarve golf resort course. It is routed over gently undulating terrain and has been host to the Portuguese Open. The 16th hole is probably the most photographed hole in Portuguese golf.
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Vale do Lobo Golf Resort-Ocean
The ocean course features a blend of parkland and seaside holes. With holes flanked by umbrella pines and eucalyptus trees and greens set in beach-front settings, this course will need you to retain your attention in order to score well.
Oitavos Dunes Golf Course
Lisbon - Oitavos3This Arthur Hills design is always ranked among the best courses in Europe. Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the Sintra Mountains the course traverses over re-forested dunes and through pine woods and takes complete advantage of its natural environment and unique character of land. It is the venue for many regional and country tournaments.
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Penha Longa Golf Resort
This Robert Trent Jones Jr. course is always Lisbon - Penha Longa1ranked in the top 30 in Continental Europe -“with its bold drives, courageous approaches and artful greens it is both an adrenalin rush and a soothing journey through one of Portugal’s most inspiring landscapes”. This course located in a Natural Park, is bordered by a river on one side and the Atlantic on the other. It is enchanted by nature and ruins of buildings, undulating and richly green.
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Estela Golf Club
The course, beautifully designed and visually appealing, is situated on the stunning and dramatic Minho coast. This is a true links course constructed along 3kn of sandy beach land. There is a lack of fairway bunkering but the fairways are narrow requiring accuracy, however the open fronts to the undulating and fast greens allow a good links player to have a chance to score well. The design made use of the natural dunes and shoreline hazards to shape the holes creating a stunning effect. It has been host to the Portuguese Open and was just chosen to host the European International amateur Championships.            
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Real Golf Club do Golf De Seville
Real Golf Club
This is a top 100 course and one of the finest in Spain and continental Europe. It was designed by Jose Maria Olazabal and has hosted the WGC-World Golf Championship, and the Spanish Open three times. The course is in a beautiful location near Seville city center and the Parque Natural de Oromana nature park. The layout demands precise drives to wide fairways, but the fairways contain numerous spectacular bunkering and wind around four lakes. You will need a good short game in order to hit the small greens.

Our Wonderful Cities, Towns and Villages

Cacila Velha
Cacila VelhaEnchanting, small and cobbled overlooking the sea, this village perched on a rocky outcrop has surpassed the hands of time. It is a huddle of whitewashed houses, a small fort, orange and olive groves and colorful gardens. The historical sites and structures look back in time to the Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans and Arabs.
Tavira
 Tavira
This charming old town is one of the most beautiful in the Algarve. The river- Rio Gilao surrounds the village and it is straddled by low bridges, one a Roman bridge dating back to the 4th Century. The town also features many old Gothic and Renaissance churches and the ruins of a hilltop Castle.
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Lagos
This is one of the Algarve’s most historic and attractive towns, with a city center enclosed by 14th Century walls. From this port many of Portugal’s explorers set off for the New World. Here you will find a pretty port, the first slave market in Europe, plazas with famous statues, and a Baroque style masterpiece-The Golden church of St. Anthony.
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Sagres
SagresCape St Vincent is historically known as the SW most point in Europe or as it was known to explorers- the far limit of the world. It was here on these headlands that Prince Henry-The “Navigator” brought together the brightest minds and set up a school of navigation to solve the great navigational enigmas faced by expeditions as they sailed further away from mainland Europe.
Seville
SevilleThis lively southern city, located on the Guadalquivir River bordered by a wandering promenade, combines the glories of Moorish and Christian Spain in its great Cathedral-built on the site of a great mosque, La Giralda-its bell tower, the lavishly decorated Real Alcazar Royal Palace, and in the exciting atmosphere of the Santa Cruz Quarter, a maze of narrow streets featuring tapas bars, strolling guitarists, picturesque alleys, flower decked patios and hidden smaller plazas. Visit the Plaza Espana, a majestic architectural complex, the 13th Century watch tower, and the Bascilica de la Macarana. If you listen close you can almost hear the sound of Sevillanas the cities own brand of Flamingo.
Lisbon
LisbonThis is one of the most handsome cities in Europe though due to the great earthquake of 1755 much of the architecture dates only to the 18th Century. The city, dating back to the Phoenicians, Romans and Moors has always been prosperous and was once the most active port in Europe. Lisbon’s principal monument, the 16th Century fortified Belem tower and monastery, features the flamboyant architectural style known as Manueline. Enjoy and take in the sights of the city including the Cathedral standing high on a hill overlooking the Baiza grid, the numerous Baroque style buildings, the Monestary of Jeronimos, the Portuguese Discovery monument and the Ajuda National Palace.
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Porto
Porto - Rebelo BoatsPorto in Roman days “Portus Cali” (sheltered port) is a beguiling town with a lengthy history. It is a working town with a fascinating riverside –Riberia” setting, promenades, and has been named a UNESCO designated city of culture. The landmark Clerigos tower, Cathedral and several good museums make up the center city culture, while nearby the art gallery and park at the Fundacao de Serralves is worth a visit, and many of Portos churches showcase some of the richest concentration of Baroque architecture. However this city is defined by the port wine trade and its home “Vila Nova de Gaia” the south bank home of the famous Port wine lodges. There are about 30 port wine lodges open for tours, some of the most famous being Calem, Graham, Sandeman, and Taylors.
Sintra
SintraSintra’s verdant charms and cool wooded heights have long been celebrated as the summer residences of the Kings of Portugal and after them the Moorish Lords of Lisbon. Lord Byron said… ”perhaps in every aspect the most delightful village in Europe: It contains beauties of every description natural and artificial. Palaces and gardens rising in the midst of rocks, cataracts and precipices, convents on stupendous heights, a distant view of the sea and Tagus…it unites in itself all the wildness of the western highlands with the verdure of the south of France.” This romantic description is still telling two centuries later. It is the home of two of Portugal’s most extraordinary palaces, private estates, and a Moorish Castle with breathtaking views all the way to Lisbon.

Our Lodging

Ria Park Hotel 5*- Algarve
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This Luxurious and elegant hotel, located in a prime location between Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo, offers comfort and refinement for a relaxing and memorable stay. All rooms feature magnificent views to the sea and the surrounding gardens.
Viva Marinha 5* Hotel and Suites- Cascais (Lisbon)
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This luxury hotel located in a calm and relaxing setting near the best beaches, features large rooms with patios or balconies overlooking the gardens and pine forests. There are two pools, a spa, a sport bar and a great restaurant featuring traditional Portuguese dishes.
Yeatman Hotel 5*
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Porto - Hotel Yeatman Room
The Yeatman is located in the historic heart of Vila Nova de Gaia next to the ancient lodges where port houses have aged their wines for over three Centuries. All rooms have balconies and views of the river and the city. It is considered one of the worlds’ best wine hotels.
Hotel Penha Longa 5*
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Lisbon - Hotel Penha Longa Pool
This resort property is located within a National Park and boasts a renowned spa and wellness center, a luxury hotel, a 19th Century Palace, monastery ruins and a world class Robert Trent Jones Jr. championship golf course.
 

Championship Golf Tour - The Algarve

This tour is planned for 12 persons but it can be customized and priced to fit any needs or desires and can be taken any time of the year.
Day 1
  • Upon your arrival at Faro International Airport in the Algarve you will be met by our representative and taken to your hotel
  • Transfer to Hotel Ria Park
  • Check-in at 5* Hotel Ria Park in Vale do Garrão –Twin Sea View Rooms
  • Dinner - Own arrangements - the hotel boasts several great restaurants. There are also other nearby restaurants for you to choose from nightly.
Day 2 (B)
  • Transfer from Hotel to Golf Course
  • 18 Holes at Quinta do Lago South Golf course with buggy shared by 2
  • Transfer from Course to Restaurant Casa do Lago
  • Lunch - Restaurant Casa do Lago in Quinta do Lago - Paid locally
  • Transfer back from the Restaurant to your Hotel
  • Dinner – Own arrangements
Day 3 (B)
  • Transfer from Hotel to Golf Course
  • 18 Holes at Palmares Golf course with buggy shared by 2
  • Transfer from Course to Restaurant Rei das Praias
  • Lunch - Restaurant Rei das Praias in Ferragudo - Paid locally
  • Transfer back from the Restaurant to your hotel
  • Dinner – Own arrangements
Day 4 (B)
  • Transfer from Hotel to Golf Course
  • 18 Holes at San Lorenzo Golf course with buggy shared by 2
  • Lunch – San Lorenzo Clubhouse Restaurant - Paid locally
  • Transfer back from the Restaurant to your hotel
  • Dinner – Own arrangements
Day 5 (B)
Today you will be taken on a full Day Sightseeing tour of nearby Seville, Spain with your English Speaking Guide
In SEVILLE you will visit Plaza Espanã, a majestic architectural complex built in 1929 - the Golden Tower -  a military watchtower constructed by the Muslims around 1220 that got its name from the golden shine it projected on the river, the Seville Cathedral with Giralda Tower - a bell tower that is the most famous landmark in Seville built in the 12th century, and the Basilica de la Macarena, known to house the most valuable treasure in Seville, the Virgen de la Esperanza, popularly known as the Macarena.
Golf would be possible today at Real Golf Club do Golf De Seville- one of the finest golf clubs in Spain if part of the group doesn’t want to take the tour. This would be an added charge to be determined at the time of booking.
After the tour your group will be returned to your hotel. Dinner-own arrangements. (This tour doesn’t include food and drink or personal/shopping expenses).
Day 6 (B)
  • Transfer from Hotel to Golf Course
  • 18 Holes at Vale do Lobo Ocean Golf course with buggy shared by 2
  • Transfer from the course to Restaurant Eduardo’s
  • Lunch at Restaurant Eduardo’s – Vale do Lobo Beach – Paid Locally
  • Transfer back from the Restaurant Eduardo’s to your hotel
  • Dinner – Own arrangements
Day 7 (B)
  • Transfer from Hotel to the Golf Course
  • 18 Holes at Monte Rei Golf course with buggy shared by 2
  • Lunch - Monte Rei Clubhouse Restaurant - Paid Locally
  • Transfer back from Monte Rei Clubhouse Restaurant to your hotel.
  • Dinner – Own arrangements
Day 8 (B)
Check-out Hotel Ria Park in Vale do Garrão, gather up your memories and we will take you to the Faro airport to continue on your journeys or return home. We can suggest additional days in either Lisbon, Porto, or nearby Costa Del Sol Spain.

Portugal Championship Golf - Lisbon Add On 3 Nights

The tour price is based on 12 persons, can be customized to fit any size or group and includes:
Hotel (Penha Longa Golf Course is a short walk on the same property)
  • 3 Nights Bed & Breakfast in Twin Deluxe Forest View Rooms at 5 star Hotel Penha Longa in Sintra
Golf (Handicap Conditions Apply)
  • 18 Holes at Penha Longa with Buggy Shared x 2 – Maximum handicap 28 Men/ 36 Ladies
  • 18 Holes at Oitavos Dunes with Buggy Shared x 2 – Maximum handicap 28 Men/ 36 Ladies
Transfers
  • Lisbon Airport to Hotel Penha Longa
  • Hotel Penha Longa to Oitavos & Return
  • Hotel Penha Longa to Lisbon Airport
 
Tour Dates & Prices

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Tour Pricing:
Per Person - Based on 12 Persons Traveling
Golfer €2068; Single Supplement €542
Per Person - Lisbon Add On 3 Nights
Golfer €790; Non-Golfer €692; Single Supplement €348

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Golf - The Algarve (7 Nights)

Per Person - Based on 12 Persons Travelling


$ 2068

Golf - The Algarve (7 Nights)

Single Supplement


$ 542

Lisbon Add On 3 Nights

Golfer - Per Person - Based on 12 Persons Traveling


$ 790

Lisbon Add On 3 Nights

Non-Golfer - Per Person - Based on 12 Persons Traveling


$ 692

Lisbon Add On 3 Nights

Single Supplement


$ 348