algarve coast
Departing by Air
Duration 8 Days
Available Spring & Autumn 2019

Stretching across the southernmost tip of mainland Portugal, the Algarve is famous for its year round superb climate, fantastic beaches, dramatic landscape and quaint villages.

The Algarve is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe, with modern resorts offering every amenity a holidaymaker could wish for, as well as historic whitewashed towns and fishing ports, full of tradition and atmosphere. The resorts offer an abundance of great bars, shops, cafés and restaurants, while trips to colourful local markets provide an entertaining and rewarding pastime. With warm sunshine and a lively ambience in summer, the quieter, cooler months are also an ideal time to enjoy this most appealing destination.

Price Includes

  • Flights from Glasgow to Faro; and Aberdeen to Faro (1 October ’19)
  • 7 nights in Albufeira or Portimão, in the southern Algarve region
  • A half day excursion to the beautiful town of Silves and the Algarve countryside
  • A full day excursion to the unspoilt towns of Lagos and Sagres
  • A half day trip to the historic town of Faro and the market in Olhao
    Prices based on 3 star hotel

To view available dates and prices for this holiday CLICK HERE

Or call 0131 516 7439 quoting “DC Thomson – Scotland”

Choice of Hotels

Hotel Boa Vista 3*

This hotel rests high on a hilltop in Albufeira, with stunning panoramic views of the Old Town and the ocean from its pool and terrace. Century old artefacts and vintage furniture decorate many parts of the hotel, adding to its quaint appeal.  Holidaymakers looking to sit back and unwind may take advantage of the hotel’s spa facility, where there is a variety of treatments available (charges apply).  Breakfast and simple, rustic evening meals are served in the sea-facing restaurant. The location is ideal for discovering the charms of Albufeira’s town centre, with its great choice of restaurants, as well as the wonderful beaches of the area.

Hotel Vila Gale Cerro Alagoa 4*

Located in the lively resort of Albufeira and close to its superb beaches, this hotel is in a great position for those who are looking to relax and enjoy the sun, as well as explore the many shops and entertainment venues. In warm weather, guests may choose to take advantage of a cool swim in the hotel’s impressive outdoor swimming pool. If the sun is too much or the weather is a little cooler, the heated indoor pool provides an ideal alternative.

Hotel Santa Catarina 3*

With an enviable location opposite the wide, sandy Praia da Rocha beach, Hotel Santa Catarina offers its guests a warm welcome and attentive service.  All of the resort’s amenities on its doorstep, including the Algarve Casino and an array of bars, cafes and restaurants. Portimão’s colourful marina is just 600 metres away and there is a regular bus service to the town centre, known for its great shopping. With its functional, well equipped rooms, continental buffet breakfasts and simple, local-style evening meals, Hotel Santa Catarina provides an ideal base for sightseeing and relaxing in the Algarve.

*Booking discounts are valid for all new bookings made between 20th of May and the 30th of June 2019. Discounts apply to 2019 and 2020 departures and can be redeemed by booking online or by phone using the specific codes outlined in this communication. Offers are non-transferable, subject to availability, cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer and have no cash value.

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