Christmas On The Algarve
7 nights. December 2018. From £849.00.
LOW DEPOSITS UNTIL 30th APRIL - JUST GBP79** PER PERSON
One of Britain's favourite festive holiday havens
Join us at the heart of Portugal's celebrated sunshine coast, a perfect place in which to rest, relax and celebrate the season in charming surroundings. With four-star accommodation in a welcoming aparthotel just above ever-popular Albufeira, and some fascinating included tours, this is a wonderful choice for a special Christmas.
Tour Highlights And Inclusions
Enjoy a Christmas Eve visit to historic Seville
An included tour to Faro and Olhao
A traditional Christmas dinner in your hotel
The colourful bustle of the region's Boxing Day markets
Seven nights' dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation at the four-star Cerro Mar Garden Aparthotel, Albufeira
Return flights to Faro
One piece of hold luggage per person
Coach travel and transfers throughout
The services of a friendly, experienced Tour Manager
Single rooms are available for a supplement
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Fly to Faro, meet your Tour Manager and transfer by coach to Albufeira and the hotel. Settle in, and enjoy your first evening - perhaps strolling down into town before dinner.
Today you're free to enjoy the facilities of your hotel and its surroundings. Why not venture into nearby Albufeira, where the streets and hotels will be decked in their glittering festive finery?
Day Three (Christmas Eve)
Join us on an included excursion to historic Seville, Spain's great 'city of Flamenco'. See the Giralda Tower at the city's magnificent cathedral, gaze across the pavilion-framed expanse of Plaza de Espana, and perhaps visit the Plaza de Toros - Spain's oldest bullring - before returning to the hotel to begin your Christmas celebrations.
Day Four (Christmas Day)
Enjoy a restful and relaxing Christmas Day at your hotel, which will a special Christmas meal.
Day Five (Boxing Day)
Head east, along the coast, to the colourful fishing port of Olhao and the Algarve capital, Faro. Here you'll discover a fascinating old town of cobbled streets and hidden squares, and a colourful marina. Spend a couple of hours exploring, perhaps browsing the lively fish and fresh produce markets, and watching the locals restock their larders after the Christmas festivities, before we return to Albufeira in the evening.
Join today's optional excursion to the beautiful Western Algarve, where highlights will include maritime Lagos, with its walled fortifications, historic Sagres and the wild promontory of Cape St Vincent - Europe's most southwesterly point.
Today's final optional excursion takes us high into the hills above the Algarve to the charming town of Monchique, and to the former regional capital of Silves. Stroll down Monchique's steeply cobbled streets and narrow alleyways, and perhaps catch a breathtaking glimpse of the coast on a fine day, before we continue to Silves to marvel at its Roman and Moorish remains and great cathedral.
Return to the airport, today, and check in for your flight back to the UK.Back to top
AccommodationCerro Mar Garden Hotel
Set high above the old town - some 400 metres from Albufeira's main square, and 500 metres from the seafront - this warm and welcoming hotel has wonderful views from its rooftop garden. (Due to its location on the hill overlooking Albufeira, this hotel may not be suitable for anyone with walking difficulties.)
The hotel boasts a state-of-the-art spa (treatments payable locally), two restaurants, a panoramic bar and diversions that include a bowling alley, billiards table, games room and tennis court. A shuttle bus into the town centre runs five times a day.
The apartment-style rooms are all air-conditioned, and have a TV lounge and kitchenette.Back to top
Hotel transfer times
The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 45 minutes.
Combining hotel transfers
We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.
If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.
Foreign Office travel advice
Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.
**Low deposit of GBP79pp applies to new bookings made between 30th March and 30th April (inclusive) 2018 only.. This offer applies to flight-inclusive holidays only and excludes Lapland, Andre Rieu in Maastricht, Andre Rieu in Vienna, Deep South Rhythms, New Orleans & Caribbean Cruise, Five-Star Alaska Cruise & the Canadian Rockies, Canada's Rocky Mountaineer(TM), the Seychelles Island Cruise, Darjeeling & Bhutan - The Last Himalayan Kingdom, Classic South Africa, Under African Skies, Cape Town, the Garden Route & Big Five Safaris, Peru - Lake Titicaca to Machu Picchu, and fly-cruises on board Magellan and Columbus. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.Back to top