Splendours of the Algarve

  • 13 & 18 Day Tours
  • 14 Sights Visited
  • 4 Star Rating

Day 1

Regional departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to Portsmouth for the overnight crossing to Santander. Accommodation is in two-berth, inside cabins with en suite facilities. The crossing takes 24 hours during which you can enjoy the facilities on board.

On coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or more and Single Traveller coach holidays, you don’t even have to think about getting to your local joining point.

If you live within 20 miles of one of our free joining point, we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your transfer coach, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. On European coach holidays of 7 days' or more, the cost of this is just £30 per booking each way (Up to 4 people per booking).

If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge

Please note: If you would like to take up the Door-to-Door service, you will need to call our reservations team as it is not possible to book this service online.

Day 2

Evening arrival in Santander, then onwards to our overnight hotel in northern Spain.

  • Included meals: Dinner

Day 3 - Salamanca

We head to Salamanca for the afternoon, with its splendid Renaissance architecture. Stay overnight in this beautiful city.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Salamanca

Day 4

We head south into Portugal to Carvoeiro in the Algarve for a six-night stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 - Algarve

During your stay we have arranged a programme of included and optional excursions to help you see the best of the Algarve. Carvoeiro is a delightful resort, nestling around a picturesque cove with a beautiful beach framed by sandstone cliffs. The pretty main square with a selection of restaurants, cafés and bars is a great place to spend some time admiring the views and soaking up the atmosphere.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Carvoeiro

Day 6 - Luz, Lagos and Sagres

This full-day, included excursion explores the west of the Algarve. First we head to Lagos, associated with the Portuguese explorers, then the small resort of Luz with its stunning beach set against the spectacular cliffs. Enjoy a walk along the coastal promenade. We continue west to the fishing village of Sagres, then Cabo San Vicente, the most south-westerly point in Europe, where spectacular cliffs rise near vertically from the Atlantic Ocean

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Lagos

Sagres

Day 7 - Coastal Boat Cruise and visit to the caves

Join our optional boat excursion along the beautiful Algarve coast to admire the spectacular cliffs, rock formations and caves.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Algarve

Day 8 - Silves and Monchique

Join our included excursion to the ancient city of Silves with its Moorish Castle and the 13th century cathedral. Continue to Foia, which boasts magnificent views from the highest point of the Algarve, then Monchique, a typical village in the hills.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Silves

Fóia

Day 9 - Ferragudo, Alvor and Praia de Rocha

Join our included excursion to explore some of the resorts and coastal villages close to Carvoeiro, a day of low mileage but high interest. We begin in the small village of Ferragudo, with its old-world feel, and small square in the centre where the locals sit for a morning coffee. Next, we continue to Praia de Rocha with its impressive beach, cliffs and stylish marina. Finally, we visit Alvor, set at the head of a lagoon with views out towards the west. Take a seat in one of the many seafood restaurants and maybe enjoy a light fish meal cooked on the outside grill whilst taking in the splendid views.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Carvoeiro

Ferragudo

Praia Da Rocha

Alvor

Day 10 - Toledo

Early departure from our hotel and travel north to the magnificent historic town of Toledo, south of Madrid for an overnight stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Toledo

Day 11

We travel north into France to Ciboure, on the French Basque coast for an overnight stay. Please note on some dates we may stay in the Biarritz area.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Day 12

Continue to the Paris area for an overnight stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Day 13

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Day 1

Regional departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to Portsmouth for the overnight crossing to Santander. Accommodation is in two-berth, inside cabins with en suite facilities. The crossing takes 24 hours during which you can enjoy the facilities on board.

On coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or more and Single Traveller coach holidays, you don’t even have to think about getting to your local joining point.

If you live within 20 miles of one of our free joining point, we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your transfer coach, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. On European coach holidays of 7 days' or more, the cost of this is just £30 per booking each way (Up to 4 people per booking).

If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge

Please note: If you would like to take up the Door-to-Door service, you will need to call our reservations team as it is not possible to book this service online.

Day 2

Evening arrival in Santander, then to our overnight hotel in northern Spain.

  • Included meals: Dinner

Day 3 - Salamanca

We head to Salamanca for the afternoon, with its splendid Renaissance architecture. Stay overnight in this beautiful city.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Salamanca

Day 4

We head south into Portugal to Carvoeiro in the Algarve for a six-night stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 - Algarve

During your stay we have arranged a programme of included and optional excursions to help you see the best of the Algarve. Carvoeiro is a delightful resort, nestling around a picturesque cove with a beautiful beach framed by sandstone cliffs. The pretty main square with a selection of restaurants, cafés and bars is a great place to spend some time admiring the views and soaking up the atmosphere.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Carvoeiro

Day 6 - Luz, Lagos and Sagres

This full-day, included excursion explores the west of the Algarve. First we head to Lagos, associated with the Portuguese explorers, then the small resort of Luz with its stunning beach set against the spectacular cliffs. Enjoy a walk along the coastal promenade. We continue west to the fishing village of Sagres, then Cabo San Vicente, the most south-westerly point in Europe.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Lagos

Sagres

Day 7 - Coastal Boat Cruise and visit to the caves

Join our optional boat excursion along the beautiful Algarve coast to admire the spectacular cliffs, rock formations and caves.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Algarve

Day 8 - Silves and Monchique

Join our included excursion to the ancient city of Silves with its Moorish Castle and the 13th century cathedral. Continue to Foia, which boasts magnificent views from the highest point of the Algarve, then Monchique, a typical village in the hills.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Silves

Fóia

Day 9 - Ferragudo, Alvor and Praia de Rocha

Join our included excursion to explore some of the resorts and coastal villages close to Carvoeiro, a day of low mileage but high interest. We begin in the small village of Ferragudo, with its old-world feel, and small square in the centre where the locals sit for a morning coffee. Next, we continue to Praia de Rocha with its impressive beach, cliffs and stylish marina. Finally, we visit Alvor, set at the head of a lagoon with views out towards the west. Take a seat in one of the many seafood restaurants and maybe enjoy a light fish meal cooked on the outside grill whilst taking in the splendid views.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Carvoeiro

Ferragudo

Praia Da Rocha

Alvor

Day 10 - Toledo

Early departure from our hotel and travel north to the magnificent historic town of Toledo, south of Madrid for an overnight stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Toledo

Day 11

We travel north into France to Ciboure, on the French Basque coast for an overnight stay. Please note on some dates we may stay in the Biarritz area.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Day 12

Continue to the Paris area for an overnight stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Day 13

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Day 1

Regional departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to Portsmouth for the overnight crossing to Santander. Accommodation is in two-berth, inside cabins with en suite facilities. The crossing takes 24 hours during which you can enjoy the facilities on board.

On coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or more and Single Traveller coach holidays, you don’t even have to think about getting to your local joining point.

If you live within 20 miles of one of our free joining point, we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your transfer coach, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. On European coach holidays of 7 days' or more, the cost of this is just £30 per booking each way (Up to 4 people per booking).

If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge

Please note: If you would like to take up the Door-to-Door service, you will need to call our reservations team as it is not possible to book this service online.

Day 2

Evening arrival in Santander, then onwards to our overnight hotel in northern Spain.

  • Included meals: Dinner

Day 3 - Salamanca

We head to Salamanca for the afternoon, with its splendid Renaissance architecture. Stay overnight in this beautiful city

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4

We head south into Portugal to Carvoeiro in the Algarve for nine nights.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Days 5 to 12 - Algarve

Carvoeiro is a delightful resort, nestling around a picturesque cove with a beautiful beach framed by sandstone cliffs. The pretty main square with a selection of restaurants, cafés and bars is a great place to spend some time admiring the views and soaking up the atmosphere. During your stay we have arranged a programme of included and optional excursions to help you see the best of the Algarve.

  • Included meals: 8 x Breakfast, 8 x Dinner

- Luz, Lagos and Sagres

This full-day, included excursion explores the west of the Algarve. First we head to Lagos, associated with the Portuguese explorers, then the small resort of Luz with its stunning beach set against the spectacular cliffs. Enjoy a walk along the coastal promenade. We continue west to the fishing village of Sagres, then Cabo San Vicente, the most south-westerly point in Europe.

- Coastal Boat Cruise and visit to the caves

Join our optional boat excursion along the beautiful Algarve coast to admire the spectacular cliffs, rock formations and caves.

- Silves and Monchique

Join our included excursion to the ancient city of Silves, with its Moorish Castle and 13th century cathedral. Continue to Foia, which boasts magnificent views from the highest point of the Algarve, then Monchique, a typical village in the hills.

- Ferragudo, Alvor and Praia de Rocha

Join our included excursion to explore some of the resorts and coastal villages close to Carvoeiro – a day of low mileage but high interest. We begin in the small village of Ferragudo, with its old-world feel, and small square in the centre where the locals sit for a morning coffee. Next, we continue to Praia de Rocha with its impressive beach, cliffs and stylish marina. Finally, we visit Alvor, set at the head of a lagoon with views out towards the west. Take a seat in one of the many seafood restaurants and maybe enjoy a light fish meal cooked on the outside grill whilst taking in the splendid views.

Day 13 - Seville

We leave our hotel and head into Spain to Seville, where we stay overnight. We arrive around lunchtime and this afternoon we offer an optional city tour. See the third largest cathedral in the world and the equally imposing 12th century Alcazar Royal Palace.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 14 - Cordoba

We head to Cordoba, where we make a brief stop. Wander around the celebrated courtyards and patios, the Jewish and Christian Quarters. We continue to the magnificent historic town of Toledo, south of Madrid for a two-night stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 15 - Toledo

Spend the day in Toledo, regarded as the Spanish city with the greatest wealth of monuments. Behind its walls, Toledo preserves its artistic and cultural legacy in the form of churches, palaces, fortresses, mosques and synagogues – testimony to the three cultures, Arabs, Christians and Jews, who lived there for centuries.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 16 - San Sebastian

We travel north to San Sebastian, beautifully situated on a shell-shaped bay and with a delightful Old Town. We continue into France to Ciboure, on the French Basque coast for an overnight stay. On some dates we may stay in the Biarritz area.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Day 17

Continue to the Paris area for an overnight stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Day 18

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Prices are per person, based on two sharing.

Extras: optional excursions; single room supplement £299 (13 days), £379 (18 days); upgrade to seaview rooms in Portugal £50; travel insurance from £49.95 (13 days), £54.95 (18 days).



FAQ's about our tours

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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We do have holidays that are suitable for wheelchair users, however the person using the wheelchair will need to be able to get on and off the coach if a coach tour is booked. Our coaches are not suitable for someone who is wheelchair reliant as we can only take folding wheelchairs that are stored in the luggage compartment.

We cannot guarantee that assistance will be available for the disabled person / wheelchair user and such bookings will only be accepted if that person is travelling with an able-bodied person who is fully able to attend to the needs of his/her co-traveller.

Passengers travelling by Eurostar in standard class seats must be able to walk 200 yards (183 metres) unaided. Please note; only collapsible wheelchairs are permitted on board standard class Eurostar coaches, as these must be stored in the luggage storage areas. Any passengers who are wheelchair reliant are required to be allocated in the 'Standard Premier' coaches where wheelchair user spaces are located. As these spaces are limited to 1 per train you must advise us immediately if you require them in order that we can reserve with Eurostar.

Excursions on our tours visit places of interest and public buildings. These may not be able to accommodate people with walking difficulties and wheelchair access may not be available. Excursions which include sightseeing tours may involve walking long distances and sometimes over cobbled or uneven surfaces.

The accommodation we use on our tours may not have ground floor rooms and in some instances lifts will not always be available. Occasionally access to your hotel may involve walking distances from the coach park and some hotels have a flight of steps to the Reception.

It is very important that checks are made with regard to the suitability of a tour for you prior to you make any booking with us.

We accept collapsible wheelchairs and we can also accommodate Electric Scooters however they must be easily dismantled by the customer and each component must weigh less than 20kg and the scooter no more than 60kg in total. The scooter must also have a dry cell battery. Please call before booking so we can make sure the tour suits any extra requirements.