The Charms of the Algarve by Air

8 days from £599pp.


Visit: Ferragudo, Portugal


Visit: Carvoeiro, Portugal


Visit: Lagos, Portugal


Visit: Sagres, Portugal


Visit: Silves, Portugal


Visit: Faro, Portugal

From our base in the picturesque resort of Carvoeiro, discover the charms of the Algarve with its spectacular coastline, sleepy fishing villages and historic towns.

    Fly to Faro where you will be transferred to your hotel for a seven-night stay.

    • Included meals: Dinner

    Carvoeiro is set around a picturesque cove with a beautiful beach framed by sandstone cliffs. The main square, with its selection of cafés and bars, is a great place to relax and admire the views. During your stay we have arranged a programme of included and optional excursions to help you see the best of the Algarve.

    • Included meals: 6 x Breakfast, 6 x Dinner

    This full-day, included excursion explores the west of the Algarve. We begin at the fishing village of Sagres then go to Cabo San Vicente, the most south-westerly point in Europe. We call at the small beach resort of Luz, before we arrive at Lagos, associated with the Portuguese explorers.

    Half-day, included excursion to Foia with views from the highest point in the Algarve, then to Monchique a typical village in the hills. We also see the ancient city of Silves, known for its Moorish Castle.

    Our included coastal excursion is a day of low mileage but high interest. We begin in the small village of Ferragudo, with its old-world feel, then continue to Praia de Rocha, with its impressive beach and cliffs, then finally, we visit the fishing village of Alvor, with its peaceful river front and many seafood restaurants.

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

    Join our optional excursion to explore the East of the Algarve. After a stop in Faro, the Algarvian capital, with its small marina and traditional shopping streets, we head to the ‘Venice of the Algarve’: Tavira, whose enchanting streets are typical of the region. We recommend a visit to the castle overlooking historical downtown and St. Maria Church, built in the XIII Century. On our return we call at San Lorenzo church. (2 Euros local entrance fee).

    Transfer to Faro Airport for your return flight to the U.K.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Prices are per person, based on two sharing.

    Extras: optional excursions; single room supplement £169; travel insurance from £44.95; flight supplements may apply. 


    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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    You will stay for seven-nights at the 4-star Baia Cristal Hotel in Carvoeiro. The hotel boasts a spectacular setting on the cliffs overlooking the sea. Relax by the outdoor swimming pool, or enjoy the indoor pool and spa area (at additional cost). The restaurant offers views across the sea and features a mix of Portuguese and International cuisine. The bar provides the perfect setting to sit and relax with a cocktail, after a day of sightseeing. 




    Baia Cristal Beach & Spa Resort

    Baia Cristal Beach & Spa Resort

    The 4-starBaia Cristal Hotelin Carvoeiro enjoys a spectacular setting on the cliffs overlooking thesea and within walking distance of Vale de Centenaes Beach.Relax by theoutdoor swimming pool,or enjoy the indoor pool and spa area. The Restaurant ‘Gaviota’ offers views across the sea and features a mix of Portuguese and International cuisine. The‘Albatroz’ Bar provides the perfect setting to sit and relax with a cocktail, after a day of sightseeing. All bedrooms are comfortably furnished with satellite T.V., telephone, hairdryer, balcony and air-conditioning. Upgrades to sea-view rooms are available.

    • Swimming Pool
    • English Speaking Staff
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

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    Yes, unfortunately there is no feeder/transfer service to/from the U.K. airports.

    Flight times are given at the time of booking. The times given are for guidance only and may change.

    Exact flight times will be confirmed on travel document which are sent 7-10 days before departure. For more information on flight times please contact our Reservations Department on 0844 324 9265 or email us at

    We are able to pre-book flight seats with most airlines. There may be a charge for this service. Any charges will be confirmed at the time of booking. Most other airlines will allocate your seats at check-in.
    Yes, we can. Please contact our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 to arrange wheelchair assistance or any other medical requests.
    We recommend you check-in for your flight three hours before the scheduled time for long hall flights and two and a half hours before the scheduled time for any European holidays.

    Luggage allowances vary from airline to airline. The luggage allowance is normally up to 20kg (44lbs) and 5kg for hand luggage. Ryan Air's luggage allowance is normally up to 20kg (44lbs) and 10kg for hand luggage. All allowances are subject to changes made by the airline.

    For more information on luggage allowances please contact our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 or email us at

    The transfers on the majority of our flight tours are included. Our Reservations Staff will be able to advise you when you call. On tours where you book your own flight the transfers may only be available at certain times or not at all.
    This depends on which airline the flight is booked with. Please call our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 for more details.

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