The Charms of the Algarve by Air

8 days from £849 pp.


Algarve coastline

Visit: Algarve coastline, Portugal

About the Tour

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
Dates & Prices

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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Your Itinerary

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

    • Included meals: Dinner
    Carvoeiro

    Carvoeiro

    The day is at leisure for you to explore at your own pace. Carvoeiro is a former fishing village nestled into the surrounding cliffs and set around a picturesque cove. Enjoy time relaxing on its beautiful beach or meander around the main square which, with its selection of cafés and bars, is a great place to sit and admire the views.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Cabo San Vicente

    Cabo San Vicente

    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
    silves

    silves

    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

    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
    Faro

    Faro

    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
    Algarve

    Algarve

    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

    Your Excursions

    Included Excursions & Visits

    • Luz, Lagos & Sagres - Picturesque resorts and historic town
    • Silves, Monchique & Carvoeiro - Medieval city, hill spa town and coastal village

    Optional Excursions & Visits

    • Faro & Tavira - Eastern Algarve treasures
    • Alentejo Region, Beja & Regional Lunch - Regional treasures

    Notes


     

    Travel Insurance from £35.00 (8 days). Single Room Supplement from £179.00 (8 days).

    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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    Accommodation

    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).



     

    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 reservations@leger.co.uk.

    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 haul 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 reservations@leger.co.uk.

    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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