Charms of the Algarve by Air for Single Travellers

8 days from £819pp.

Praia da Rocha

Visit: Praia da Rocha, Portugal


Visit: Lagos, Portugal


Visit: Sagres, Portugal


Visit: Silves, Portugal


Visit: Ferragudo, Portugal


Visit: Alvor, Portugal

Fly to your base in Carvoeiro and discover the charms of the Algarve, in Portugal with its spectacular coast, sleepy fishing villages and historic towns. On this singles holiday, we spend a full day exploring the west of the Algarve, from the fishing village of Sagres, to the beach resort of Luz, and the walled town of Lagos. Witness breath taking sights at every stop. We then spend a day visiting the beautiful towns and villages of Monchique and Silves, an ancient city known for its Moorish Castle. See the stunning coast as we journey to the beautiful Praia da Rocha beach and the seaside resort of Alvor. On this holiday we also offer guests the opportunity to join us on a journey of discovery to the East of the Algarve. Travelling solo has never been more fun!

    Fly to Faro where you’ll be met and transferred to the delightful resort of Carvoeiro 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 spend some time admiring the views. We begin the week with a welcome drink and introduction from your tour manager. During your stay we have arranged a programme of included and optional excursions to help you see the best of the Algarve.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, 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.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Day at leisure in resort, time for shopping, relaxing and visiting some of the local bars and restaurants.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner


    Our half-day, included excursion takes us briefly 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.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner


    Join our included coastal excursion – 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 da 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.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner


    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).

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    At a Glance

    Tour Includes

    • 7 nights hotel with continental breakfast
    • 7 evening meals
    • Sole use of your own room
    • No single room supplement
    • Welcome drink
    • Return flights to Faro
    • Airport transfers in Portugal
    • Services of a Tour Manager in Portugal

    Included Excursions & Visits

    • Luz, Lagos & Sagres - Picturesque resorts and historic town
    • Silves & Monchique - Medieval city and hill spa town
    • Ferragudo, Alvor & Praia de Rocha - Pretty fishing villages and coastal resort

    Optional Excursions & Visits

    • Faro & Tavira - Eastern Algarve treasures


    Upgrade to sea view rooms - £119pp.

    Single Room Supplement from £119.00 (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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    You will stay for seven-nights at the 4-star Baia Cristal Hotel in Carvoeiro. 



    Baia Cristal Beach & Spa Resort

    Baia Cristal Beach & Spa Resort

    The 4-star Baia Cristal Hotel in Carvoeiro enjoys a spectacular setting on the cliffs overlooking the sea and within walking distance of Vale de Centenaes Beach. Relax by the outdoor swimming pool, or enjoy the indoor pool and spa area (at additional cost). 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.

    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 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

    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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