The Algarve Coast & Country
Experience The Algarve, one of the most popular holiday destinations in Portugal and for good reason; stunning beaches, year-round sunshine, historic whitewashed towns and fishing ports, full of tradition and atmosphere. Our holidays to The Algarve include return flights, accommodation, transfers and excursions with an expert, local guide to show us the highlights of this beautiful part of Portugal.
Easily one of Portugal's most popular holiday destinations, the Algarve has a multitude of beautiful beaches. On our Algarve holidays, we’ll either be based in Albufeira or Praia da Rocha, two charming seaside towns, known for its sunny weather and relaxed way of life.
Cape St. Vincent, or as it's also known 'The ‘End of the World’, in Portugal is the most south-westerly point of Europe’s mainland and where you can experience stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean from this rugged cliff top setting.
A historic town on the banks of the Arade River, laidback Silves is full of beautiful lemon and orange trees. Dating as far back as the 8th century, a visit to the Castelo de Silves is a must, offering some fantastic panoramic views over the town.
A popular surfing destination, the tiny fishing village of Sagres is located in the far southwest corner of Portugal. It's best known for the Fortaleza de Sagres, a fort on the tip of Sagres Point, which may have been the home of the legendary ‘School of Sagres’, founded by Henry the Navigator, Portugal’s most famous explorer.
While Lagos is home to some of the best beaches in the Algarve, it is also a beautiful town in its own right. Steeped in history and culture, there are many exquisite churches and monuments to explore, as well as a great selection of restaurants and bars.
Stretching across the southernmost tip of mainland Portugal, The Algarve is famous for its year round superb climate, dramatic landscape and quaint villages. On this relaxing holiday to Portugal, we’ll discover the charming towns, see in the influence of the Moors in Silves, journey to Cape St. Vincent, experience Portuguese culture, unwind on its fantastic beaches and see the best sights of the Algarve.
Travel Department holidays include flights, transfers and hotel accommodation on bed and breakfast, half board or full board basis, and excursions as specified.
All items that are included are clearly stated in our documentation. Add-ons such as insurance, bags and single room supplements are mentioned separately. In some cases you may have to pay a local departure tax or local transport cost. This will be detailed in your documentation and our local guides will assist you with these. Tipping is not included in your holiday price and information regarding tipping will also be included with your travel documents.
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.
Deposit is required on booking and is dependent on your holiday type and starts at €100pp for city breaks. Full payment is due 10 weeks before departure hence if you book less than 10 weeks from departure full payment will be due when you book.
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