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Christmas on the Algarve

8 days from £769*
Departing: December 2017
* Price shown: 21 December 2017 from London Luton - LTN



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
Belfast International
Belfast International 21 December 2017 £795
Birmingham 21 December 2017 £929
Glasgow 21 December 2017 £795
Leeds Bradford
Leeds Bradford 21 December 2017 £795
Liverpool 21 December 2017 £795
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 21 December 2017 £839
London Luton
London Luton 21 December 2017 £769
Manchester 21 December 2017 £825
Southend 21 December 2017 £829

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.

21st December arrivals

The itinerary described is based on flights arriving on 20th December 2017. It will be adjusted for flights arriving on the 21st, so that the excursions still take place on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

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*Low deposit of £49 per person applies to new bookings made between 1st November and 30th November 2017 (inclusive) only. This offer applies to selected flight-inclusive holidays only and excludes Andre Rieu in Maastricht, Andre Rieu in Vienna, Deep South Rhythms, New Orleans & Caribbean Cruise, Five-Star Alaska Cruise & the Canadian Rockies, and Canada's Rocky Mountaineer(TM). This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

Christmas on Algarve reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Christmas on AlgarveScores 7.7 out of 10 based on 3 reviews
(8 out of 10)


It was a most welcome and enjoyable break over the Christmas period in a nice part of the world. The superb weather was key. We found the hotel very pleasant and comfortable with good customer service. The only negative for us, if it was so, was the unduly informal nature of the restaurant. We are not snobs, but it was disappointing to see that at least a smart casual dress code did not apply. Also, for a 4star the range of buffet food was rather limited. For the first time on a Newmarket trip the group were not sat anywhere near together and one evening we were put round into the breakfast area by a large family group and our meal was punctuated by people constantly walking to and fro by our table - we didn't enjoy our meal that evening.
Confirmed traveller: 28 December 2016
Published on: 26 January 2017
(8 out of 10)


Hotel was very nice but it wasn't suitable for anyone with infirmities. To get to the wonderful accommodation rooms was all on slopes, going in different ways. One lady in electric wheelchair tumbled out once. Steep slopes of cobbles to get over the road to restaurant. All in all, a nice holiday if you didn't have any mobility problems.
Confirmed traveller: 28 December 2016
Published on: 21 January 2017