About the tour: The Charms of the Algarve by Air

With return flights to Faro from several local UK airports discover the charms of the Algarve on this great-value Fly & Tour holiday. This sun-drenched destination boasts on average 365 days on sunshine a year, so if it’s warmer weather you’re after then the Algarve is the place to be. This sun-drenched destination is a holiday paradise combining sandy coves, rugged coastlines, sleepy fishing villages and historic towns such as Lagos, and Silves and much more.

Tour Includes


  • 7 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 7 evening meals
  • Return flights to Faro
  • Airport transfers in Portugal
  • Escorted in Portugal by a Tour Manager

Departure Dates

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 01709 787 463 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
  • Send payments via online banking.
  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Tour Itinerary

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

    • Included meals: Dinner

    The day is at leisure for you to explore at your own pace. Albufeira is one of the Algarve’s most popular resorts. Enjoy time relaxing on its beautiful beach or meander around the bustling streets, with its selection of cafés and bars, is a great place to sit and admire the views.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    This full-day included excursion explores the west of the Algarve. Our included excursion takes us to the western Algarve, seeing Sagres, a picturesque fishing village, and to admire the views at Cape St Vincent, where Europe’s mainland ends. We also visit the small resort of Luz, with its stunning beach set against spectacular cliffs before continuing to Lagos, a fantastic town full of historical interest. Lagos has always had a seafaring connection, originally visited by Phoenicians and Carthaginians and then, during the 15th century, was the base for the ‘Voyages of Discoveries’ instigated by Henry the Navigator when trade between Africa and Portugal brought a great deal of wealth into the town.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Lagos
    • Luz
    • Sagres

    Today, our included excursion takes us into the volcanic mountain range of Serra de Monchique. We visit the village of Monchique, pausing en route at Foia, the highest point in the Algarve. We continue to Silves, with its picturesque cobbled streets and remains of the Moorish castle which dates back to Silves' former years as a regional capital. We end the day at the pretty coastal village of Carvoeiro where you can enjoy a relaxing drink in the main square overlooking the beach or maybe enjoy a scenic walk along the cliff-top boardwalk with spectacular views to sea.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Carvoeiro
    • Silves
    • Monchique

    Join our optional excursion into the Alentejo region which lies to the north of the Algarve. In Castro Verde admire the Basilica and its 'azulejos' (traditional ceramic tiles). Next we visit a local winery and olive oil farm where you can enjoy a typical regional lunch and winetasting. In the afternoon, we visit the historic old town of Beja and the ancient Pax Julia with its Roman ruins.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    • Alentejo
    • Beja with Regional Lunch
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

    Our optional excursion takes us to the Eastern Algarve and to Faro, the Algarve’s capital. The foundations of Faro started in Roman times, when the town was called Ossonoba. Nowadays, the city offers so much more than just a landing point in Portugal. It is full of history and there are great shops, restaurants and cafés aplenty. We continue to Tavira, an elegant town known for its historic churches, chapels and grand houses with filigree balconies. On our return we pause at San Lourenzo church (approximately €3 per person local fee).

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    • Faro
    • Tavira
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

    A final day at leisure in resort for you to relax or explore at your own pace.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    To Faro airport for your return flight.

    • Included meals: Breakfast


     

    The Charms of the Algarve by Air

    Book online OR call our friendly travel advisers on:
    01709 787 463

    Accommodation

    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.

    2018 - You will stay for seven-nights at the 4-star Hotel Vila Galé Cerro Alagoa, situated in Albufeira, near the the Fisherman Beach (Praia dos Pescadores).



     

    Vila Gale Cerro Alagoa

    Rua do Município, Lote. 26 Apartado 2155 , Albufeira, 9200-916

    • Swimming Pool
    • English Speaking Staff
    • Bureau de Change
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

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