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Christmas on the Algarve

8 days from £849*
Departing: December 2018
* Price shown: 20 December 2018 from LGW - EZY8913


Christmas on Portugal's celebrated sunshine coast

Join us in one of Britain's favourite holiday havens - a perfect place in which to rest, relax and celebrate the season. With four-star accommodation in a welcoming aparthotel just above ever-popular Albufeira, and some fascinating included tours, it's a wonderful location for a perfect Christmas with a difference.

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


Day One

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.

Day Two

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 decorated for Christmas?

Day Three

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.

Day Four

Join today"'s optional excursion to the beautiful Western Algarve. Here, highlights will include maritime Lagos and its walled fortifications, historic Sagres and the wild promontory of Cape St Vincent - Europe"'s most southwesterly point.

Day Five (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 Six (Christmas Day)

Enjoy a restful and relaxing Christmas Day at your hotel, the highlight of which will be a traditional Christmas dinner.

Day Seven (Boxing Day)

Today"'s final optional excursion takes us high into the hills above the Algarve. 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.

Day Eight

Return to the airport, today, and check in for your flight back to the UK.
Departure Airport Date Price From
BFS 20 December 2018 £899
BHX 20 December 2018 £1049
BRS 20 December 2018 £899
BRS 21 December 2018 £909
LBA 20 December 2018 £1059
LGW 20 December 2018 £849
LGW 21 December 2018 £879
LPL 20 December 2018 £909
LTN 20 December 2018 £849
LTN 21 December 2018 £879
MAN 20 December 2018 £969
SEN 20 December 2018 £849
STN 20 December 2018 £869
STN 21 December 2018 £879

Cerro 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.)

Further Information

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.

Special requirements

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.

Disabled access

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.

Itinerary changes

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.

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*This offer applies to new bookings on selected air-inclusive holidays to destinations within Europe, made between 17th July and 10th August 2018 (inclusive), only. Prices shown when booking do not include the discount. The discount will be applied to your booking once the promo code (EARLYSH) has been entered and will be confirmed before purchase. This offer may not be used in conjunction with any other offer, is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Exclusions apply.