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The Algarve Coast & Country

Portugal

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  • Discover the best of the Algarve coast on this 7-night guided package holiday.
  • Stay in the lovely seaside town of Albufeira or Praia da Rocha, just a short distance from the beach.
  • Taste the traditional flavours of the region on an optional half day wine tasting tour.
  • Enjoy spectacular views, rugged cliffs & charming villages on a guided excursion to Lagos & Sagres.
  • Explore the countryside of the Algarve on a half day excursion to the historic villages of Alte & Silves.
  • Experience traditional Portuguese culture on a half day tour to the historic towns of Faro & Loulé.

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Your Algarve Coast and Country Holiday Overview

Travel with us to find out why the Algarve is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe. Stretching across the southernmost tip of mainland Portugal, the Algarve is famous for its year round superb climate, fantastic beaches, dramatic landscape and quaint villages. And when you join us on this 7-night holiday, you’ll have the opportunity to experience them all for yourself. We’ll enjoy excursions to the picturesque, whitewashed town of Alte, the Moorish-influenced town of Silves and the famous fishing villages of Lagos & Sagres. A visit to the most western point of Europe, known as ‘the Edge of the World’ is a highlight for many guests. This trip also includes plenty of leisure time to visit the abundance of great beaches, bars, shops, restaurants and local markets near your resort, with personalised recommendations from your expert guide.

Please Note: Some excursions on this holiday will involve walking on hilly terrain and uneven surfaces.

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Trip Itinerary

Leisurely

Activity Level: Leisurely

Day

Travel to Portugal

Arrive in The Algarve

Upon arrival in Faro, you will be met by our local representative in the airport before being transferred to your hotel.

At Leisure

Free Time in The Algarve

Today there will be a welcome meeting at your hotel. During the meeting your guide will provide lots of tips and information about the local area to help get your holiday off to a great start! You will also receive suggestions of ways to spend your free days to suit your specific interests. You will have the day at leisure to relax at your hotel, stroll and get to know your surroundings.

Optional Excursion - Wine Tour

This pre-bookable excursion is a great way to get to know Portuguese regional wines and wine-making processes. See optional excursions list below for further information. 

Lagos & Sagres

Visit to Lagos

Morning

This morning, set off on a full day excursion which includes a visit to the charming town of Lagos. After a stop to see the spectacular rock formations at Ponta da Piedade, you'll travel along Lagos Bay where countless ships set sail in times gone by. Your guide will then accompany you on a walking tour of the town centre, passing places of historic interest including the church of Saint Anthony. After this, there will be free time to stroll through the cobbled streets, browse the souvenir shops and enjoy some lunch at one of the many cafes.

Discover Sagres

Afternoon

In the afternoon, depart for the fishing town of Sagres where Portugal's famous explorer Henry the Navigator embarked on his voyages of discovery. The tour then continues to Cape St. Vincent, the most south-westerly point of Europe's mainland and home to a powerful lighthouse. Enjoy breath-taking views of the unspoilt western Algarve from this rugged cliff top setting, known as 'The End of the World', before returning to your hotel.

At Leisure

Explore The Algarve at Your Own Pace

Today, you will have a day free to enjoy the sea views and take in the local atmosphere.

Silves

Trip to Silves

Morning

Set off for a morning visit to Alte, a typical Algarve village that has existed since the time of Roman occupation. In this picturesque, peaceful place with its springs, waterfalls and ancient bridge, take a walking tour through cobbled streets lined with whitewashed houses that are decorated with lattice work and colourful borders. From Alte, continue to the well-preserved historic town of Silves, former capital of the Algarve and the most important city in the south of Portugal during Moorish times. You'll cross the Arade River, with a stop to see the impressive Roman bridge, then take a guided walk through the historic centre to see the Town Hall Square, the massive defensive walls and the Gothic Cathedral. There will also be time to shop for local handicrafts and a visit to the town's market before returning to the coast for an afternoon at leisure.

Free Time at Leisure

Afternoon

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon at your hotel or take a trip to the nearby beach.

At Leisure

Free Time in The Algarve

Today, you will have a day free to relax and take in some further sightseeing at your own pace. You might like to spend some time in the town centre and pick up some souvenirs. Afterwards, enjoy a cool drink outside one of the small bars that line the streets, and watch the world go by.

Faro Town & Loulè

Excursion to Faro Town & Loulè

Morning

On today's half day excursion, you'll depart for Loulè, a traditional Portuguese town, including a walking tour, visiting the farmers market selling local produce, the town centre and the church of Our Lady of Conception where you can admire the beautiful blue and white glaze tiles. Continue on to Faro, capital of the Algarve region. Explore its cobbled lanes, quiet squares and pedestrianised streets, dotted with historic churches and small shops.

Free Time at Leisure

Afternoon

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon at your hotel or take a trip to the nearby beach.

Return Home

Depart Portugal

Today, you will transfer from your hotel to the airport for your flight home, with guide assistance.

* Please note that the order of your excusions on the itinerary above is provisional and subject to change

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Know before you go

Will I be met at the airport?

You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your Travel Department guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.

Do I need a Visa?

Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements

What if there is an emergency?

We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.

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