Sunny Week in the Algarve

We take care of the hotels and transfers on this 8 day trip so you can enjoy the Algarve at your own pace.

Your stay will be in excellent hand-picked 4 star hotels – The Vila Galé in Tavira and Lagos (or similar).

From: £ 479

DatesPrices £*Single room surcharge £Marina or Sea view £ p.p.
17. Mar – 24. Mar 2018£479 *£108£53
14 Apr – 21 Apr 2017£549£139£62

We are happy to offer our assistance in booking your flights.

For tailor made tours we are happy to send you a competitive quote as well!

* Minimum number of participants required for the trip to depart: 12

☼ Stay in excellend hand-picked 4 and 5 star hotels.

☼ Half-board.

☼ Farewell dinner with entertainment (½ bottle of wine, water and coffee p.p. included).

☼ Coordinated sightseeing and activities (Optional Extra).

☼ Arrival and departure transfers from Faro Airport.

Along with its beautiful weather, the Algarve is very popular for its natural beauty and vast range of outdoor activities and experiences. You don’t need to wait for summer to come to the Algarve and enjoy your favourite sports and nature activities!

To visit Aljezur, Lagos, Silves, Faro, Tavira, Castro Marim and Alcoutim is to discover in each museum, church, fort and castle the grandeur of Portugal’s history, its people and traditions.

You can also take a boat tour, another environmentally friendly way to admire the fauna and flora.

Our programmes focus on a balance between history, nature, ethnography, all within a relaxed and agreeable atmosphere.

You will have plenty of time to explore the Algarve at your own pace. Let us handle the hotels and transfers and choose from our optional tours to fill your days with more guided discoveries. You will receive a road-map with daily suggestions.

Your stay will be in excellent hand-picked 4 star hotels – The Vila Galé in Tavira and Lagos (or similar). The hotels have indoor and outdoor pools and offer Spa treatments as well as restaurants with local cuisine.

Day 1:

Arrival at Faro Airport.

Transfer to the hotel Real Marina Hotel & SPA, a 5* in Olhão where we stay for the next 4 nights.

Welcome tea.

Start you holiday with a welcome dinner.

Olhão is a city full of character with Moorish-style houses, an influence from the commercial links with Africa.

As you’re in for some discovery, you can also find the fortresses that were used to defend the region from pirates.

Stay at Real Marina 5* Hotel & SPA or in 4* hotel in Vila Galé Tavira.

Days 2, 3 and 4:

Have the day free to enjoy the hotel facilities, a SPA treatment (treatment cost not included), the surroundings or to go shopping.

You can also participate in one of the half day or day exclusive programs. See details under “Optionals”.

Overnight stay in Real Marina 5* Hotel & SPA, in Olhão or in 4* hotel in Vila Galé Tavira.

Day 5:

Today we will move to another area of  the Algarve.

Check out from Real Marina.

Free time to explore the area or to go shopping.

You can also participate in one of the half day or day exclusive programs. See details under “Optionals”.

Stay in Vila Galé Lagos 4*star Hotel or in 4* hotel Jupiter Praia da Rocha.

Days 6 and 7:

Have the day free to enjoy the hotel facilities the surrounding, a SPA treatment (treatment cost not included) or to go shopping.

You can also participate in one of the half day or day exclusive programs. See details under “Optionals”.

On the 7th day you will have a farewell dinner with live music in a local restaurant or in the Hotel and time to remember the best moments of your stay.

Overnight in Vila Galé Lagos 4*star Hotel or in 4* hotel Jupiter Praia da Rocha.

Day 8:

According to your flight departure time you may have some time for last shopping.

In due time transfer to Faro Airport with airport assistance.

✓ 4 nights accommodation in Hotel Real Marina ***** sharing twin/double room

✓ 3 nights accommodation in Hotel Vila Galé Lagos **** sharing twin/double room

✓ 1 welcome tea at the hotel Vila Real Marina

✓ 4 lunches or buffet dinner in hotel Real Marina without drinks

✓ 2 lunches or buffet dinner in hotel Vila Galé Lagos without drinks

✓ 1 farewell dinner with entertainment (½ bottle of wine, water and coffee pp included)

✓ Road-map with daily suggestions

✓ Arrival and departure transfers from Faro Airport

We are happy to offer our assistance in booking your flights.

Cataplana cooking experience

Have an amazing food experience by visiting the traditional market with our chef and buy the fish and the ingredients for your lunch. In the Hotel or in a local restaurant have a cooking lesson. The chef will teach you how to prepare a cataplana – a must-eat traditional and healthy meal cooked with seafood and vegetables.

✓ Price starting at 49€ p.p., min. 5 persons.

Day tour in Ria Formosa

A fully dedicated day to Ria Formosa. Elected as one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal, this salty lagoon is protected from the sea by 5 barrier-islands and 2 peninsulas, and a paradise for birdwatchers. It’s also one of the most important areas for aquatic birds in Portugal, hosting on a regular basis more than 20,000 birds during the wintering period. We will have a walking tour in the park and later a boat trip to discover the islands of Armona, Culatra and Farol. Due to its shallow waters, the lagoon is also a nursery where several oceanic species spend their early stages of life. Lunch in the fishing community of Culatra Island. Later walk along the white sandy beaches.

✓ Price starting at 84€ p.p. min 6 persons (entrance fee and transfers between activities included).

Bike ride experience in Ludo Natural reserve

Get ready to have a full day biking experience along the coastline. Ria Formosa is a salty lagoon protected from the sea by 5 barrier-islands and 2 peninsulas, and a paradise for birdwatchers.  It has also some bike tracks. The lunch will be at Faro beach and later we will visit the old town of Faro surrounded by the castle walls and the old Cathedral rebuilt on the 18th century. Continue your active day by riding until Olhão (10 more km).

✓ Price starting at 57,50€ p.p., min 5 persons (entrance fee and transfers between activities included).

Full day tour to Sagres and Lagos

Today we will visit Sagres and Lagos. To visit Sagres is to wonder back in time to the era of the Portuguese Discoveries. Visit the 15th century fortress and the Cape St. Vincent (the most southwestern point of Europe) known as “The End of the World”.

Before going for lunch there’s still time to spend in the most powerful European Lighthouse.

After lunch in Lagos, visit the city center: the golden church of Saint Anthony and the first slave market of Europe which nowadays is a meeting point for traditional markets and popular concerts.

✓ Price starting at 89€ p.p., min. 15 persons (entrance fee and transfers between activities included).

Full day tour to Silves and surroundings

You can’t leave Algarve without visiting the old Moorish capital of the Algarve: Silves. Enjoy a hiking morning in São Bartolomeu de Messines with a pit stop to observe the Iberian Lynx. In the afternoon visit a traditional distillery that produces arbutus berry liqueur and finish the day by visiting the cathedral and the castle of Silves, one of the best preserved of the Moorish fortifications in Portugal, built between the 8th and 13th century. By 201 B.C. the Romans conquered Silves, transforming it into a citadel of their occupation, and commercial center that prospered for the next five centuries.

Lunch included in local restaurant.

✓ Price starting at €89 p.p., min. 15 persons (entrance fee and transfers between activities included).

Trekking day in Costa Vicentina

Prepare your camera! It’s time to discover Costa Vicentina!

Before your trekking day, we will visit Sagres and the Cape St. Vincent – the most southwestern point of Europe that also belongs to a protected area -Parque Natural da Costa vicentina.

The trekking day will be in this area, a true pearl, kept and tended for by its local inhabitants and by surprising natural values, comprising diverse habitats, some of them still quite unchanged and untouched, where you will find several species of endemic plants as well as a large number of animal species, particularly amphibians, birds and sea fauna.

On the way we will stop for lunch to eat a traditional fish dish in a small local restaurant.

✓ Price starting at 74€ p.p., min. 7 persons (entrance fee and transfers between activities included).

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