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Portugal & Southern Spain Golf and Sightseeing with the MAC
October 16-25, 2023

$5,255

Portugal & Southern Spain Golf and Sightseeing with the MAC

Join fellow MAC club golfers on a 9-night/10-day golf and sightseeing adventure in Portugal and Southern Spain. This trip blends world-class golf with unique cultural experiences. Your trip will include 4 rounds of golf at some of the most famous golf courses along the Algarve coast of Portugal and the Sotogrande area of Spain, along with visits to the most important sites of these areas and off-the-beaten path treasures. Non-golfers will enjoy this fun and comprehensive itinerary as well.

Golf Network Event at the MAC

MAC members are invited to stop by our table at the GHIN Happy Hour event on February 9th from 5:30 to 7:30pm to learn more inforamtion about the trip.

Register directly through the MAC website for networking event.


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ITINERARY


*Please click on each day to view daily itinerary.

DAY 0 - Sunday, October 15: Fly from US to Lisbon, Portugal

DAY 1 - Monday, October 16: Arrival in Lisbon

Upon arrival in Lisbon, you will be transferred to your centrally located hotel. Enjoy welcome drinks and dinner tonight with the rest of your group. Sleep in Lisbon

DAY 2 - Tuesday, October 17: Lisbon

Lisbon is well known for its dynamic character, culinary delights and mesmerizing Fado music. We'll start our day with the city's most important sights including Jeronimos Monastery, the Castelo de Sao Jorge, and we'll take time to walk the enchanting streets of Alfama, Lisbon's oldest district. Tonight, you will experience Fado – a form of ballad characterized by soulful tunes and lyrics, usually about the sea, love or desperation. The rhythm and tones of the music are deeply connected with the character of the people and capture the atmosphere and beauty of a city -- something that can't be fully explained if not experienced first-hand. You will have time on your own in Lisbon to enjoy a bit more of this awesome city prior to our departure for our golfing adventure tomorrow. Sleep in Lisbon

DAY 3 - Wednesday, October 18: Alentejo

From Lisbon you will drive to the Alentejo wine region, with its large, gently undulating plains and cork forests. This region is considered by experts to be Portugal’s ‘new world’ in wine-making. You will visit a superb estate where you will have a delicious lunch and savor Alentejo wines that are famous for their intense fruitiness and richness. You will then reach the Algarve region and your golf resort. Sleep at Algarve resort

DAY 4 - Thursday, October 19: Algarve

In the morning you will golf at one of the world-class Vilamoura golf courses, and you will have the afternoon to either relax or explore the region’s beautiful coastline. *Option to add 2nd round of golf this afternoon. Sleep at Algarve resort

DAY 5 - Friday, October 20: Algarve

In the morning you will golf at one of the world-class Vilamoura golf courses, and you will have the afternoon to either relax or explore the region’s beautiful coastline. *Option to add 2nd round of golf this afternoon. Sleep at Algarve resort

DAY 6 - Saturday, October 21: Coastal Villages

Today you will enjoy a lovely drive from Portugal to Spain today with stops along the way to visit some of the most scenic little villages on the coast. Sleep in Sotogrande area

DAY 7 - Sunday, October 22: Sotogrande

In the morning you will golf at one of the world-class Sotogrande golf courses, and you will have the afternoon to either relax or explore the region’s beautiful coastline including locations such as Cadiz and Conil de la Frontera. *Option to add 2nd round of golf this afternoon. Sleep in Sotogrande area

DAY 8 - Monday, October 23: Sotogrande

In the morning you will golf at one of the world-class Sotogrande golf courses, and you will have the afternoon to either relax or explore the region’s beautiful coastline including locations such as Cadiz and Conil de la Frontera. *Option to add 2nd round of golf this afternoon. Sleep in Sotogrande area

DAY 9 - Tuesday, October 24: Frigiliana & Malaga

Today you will reach Malaga, the final destination of your tour. En route you will visit Frigiliana, one of the beautiful “pueblos blancos” (whitewashed towns) off the Costa del Sol. In Frigiliana, you will explore the labyrinth of cobble-stoned streets and take in the wonderful atmosphere of this historic town that has a distinctive Moorish heritage. Sleep in Malaga

DAY 10 - Wednesday, October 25: Departure

You will be transferred to the airport in Malaga in time for your return flight to the US or start your 3 nights/4 days tour extension in Andalusia.



INFORMATION


Trip Details

2 nights in Lisbon
3 nights in Algarve
3 nights in Sotogrande (Cadiz)
1 night in Malaga
Total: 9 nights, 10 days

Price Details (10 traveler minimum)

$5,255 USD per person (double occupancy, 12 minimum)
$1,185 USD single supplement

*$1,300 USD discount for non-golf playing traveler

What is included in the trip

  • Private airport transfers upon arrival and depature
  • Accomodation in centrally located hotels and charming country inns
  • Group transportation in a deluxe air-conditioned private bus
  • Breakfast everyday and 5 meals with tasting menu and wine
  • 4 rounds of golf with option to do two rounds per day instead of afternoon sightseeing
  • Entrances and tastings per the itinerary
  • Professional tour guide throughout the trip and local expert guides as needed

What is not included

  • International airfare from and to the US
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for driver, tour leader and local guides
  • Travel and cancellation insurance
  • Meals not included in the itinerary
  • Extra rounds of golf

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