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Splendours Of The Algarve & Spanish Delights

Europe
  • Duration: 13 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TLEGPAL

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach
With a year-round Mediterranean climate, enjoy the spectacular Algarve with its beautiful coastlines and pretty fishing villages.
PRICE FROM ? £1199 per person
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Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Regional departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to Portsmouth/Plymouth for the overnight crossing to Santander.

    Please note: When you board the ferry at Portsmouth or Plymouth, you will require a small overnight bag containing any essential items such as medication. Please note that this small bag (no larger than a small rucksack) is counted as part of your overall luggage allowance.

  • Day 2

    Evening arrival in Santander, then to our overnight hotel in northern Spain.

    Meals - Dinner

  • Day 3 - Salamanca

    We depart our hotel this morning and head to Salamanca arriving early afternoon. There will be free time for you to explore this beautiful city at your leisure. Salamanca is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in Spain and has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. In 2002 it was chosen as the European City of Culture. After free time we continue our journey to our hotel in the Salamanca area for an overnight stay.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 4

    Today we commence our journey south, crossing the border into Portugal. We continue to the Algarve for a six-night stay.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 5 - Free Time or Coastal Boat Cruise

    Join our optional boat excursion along the beautiful Algarve coast to admire the spectacular cliffs, rock formations and caves.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 6 - Silves & Monchique

    Today our included excursion takes us into the volcanic mountain range of Serra de Monchique. We visit the town of Silves, once an important Moorish city in the Algarve, a powerful trade centre, and important cultural centre. Today Silves is a quiet market town, where you can see the remains of the Moorish castle, and the ‘Ponte Romana’ which was rebuilt in the 15th century. From Silves we continue to the village of Monchique pausing en route at Foia, the highest point in the Algarve. There will be free time in Monchique for you to explore at your leisure. The centre is characterised by lots of narrow cobbled streets criss-crossing up the hillside with a spattering of cafés and restaurants. The central square boasts an attractive paved area with benches, trees and a lovely water feature, including an example of a Moorish water wheel. Monchique is a very quiet and relaxed place, which is ideal for pottering around and appreciating the fantastic views.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 7 - Luz, Lagos & Sagres

    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.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 8 - Coastal Villages of the Algarve

    Join our included excursion exploring pretty coastal villages. We begin in Carvoeiro with its picturesque square set in front of a sandy beach surrounded by brightly painted cafés and houses along a stunning cliff top. We continue to the small village of Ferragudo, with its old-world feel, and small square, and then call at Praia de Rocha with its impressive beach, cliffs and stylish marina. Finally, we visit Alvor, set at the head of a lagoon with views out towards the west.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 9 - Day at Leisure

    Today is at leisure for you to relax and explore your surroundings.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 10 - Toledo

    We leave our hotel early this morning and travel north to the magnificent historic town of Toledo, south of Madrid for an overnight stay. Toledo is considered by many to be a ‘Second Rome’. Behind its walls, it preserves its artistic and cultural legacy in the form of churches, palaces, fortresses, mosques and synagogues. The city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986 and is unique in its details, history, culture and charm.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 11

    We travel north into France to the Ciboure area, on the French Basque coast for an overnight stay.

    Meals - Breakfast

  • Day 12

    Continue to the Paris area for an overnight stay.

    Meals - Breakfast

  • Day 13

    Return home.

    Meals - Breakfast

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Accommodation

You will stay for six nights at the the 4-star Hotel Vila Galé Cerro Alagoa, situated in Albufeira, near the Fisherman Beach, Praia dos Pescadores.

Overnight stays in Spain and France will be in city-style hotels.

On the overnight ferry sailing, accommodation will be in en suite inside cabins (meals at extra cost).

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