About the tour: Christmas in the Algarve by Air

Your ideal Christmas isn’t too Faro-way, not on this yule-tide holiday by air. Head for warmer climes and fly into Portugal to discover the charms of the Algarve. From our base in the popular resort of Albufeira we tour the spectacular coastline, pretty fishing villages and picturesque resorts of this sought after holiday destination. See Sagres, a sleepy little fishing village and admire the views at Cape St. Vincent before visiting the historic town of Lagos. Spend Christmas Eve exploring Silves and Monchique, and enjoy a relaxing Christmas Day before heading into the Alentejo region on Boxing Day. And this fully escorted festive holiday doesn’t end there, as we also visit Tavira and Faro, the capital of the Algarve.

Tour Includes


  • 7 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 1 lunch
  • 7 evening meals
  • Escorted in Portugal by a Tour Manager

8 days from $1698 pp

Departure Dates

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 1300 811 500 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
  • Send payments via online banking.
  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Tour Itinerary

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Tonight you will meet your group at the hotel for a dinner and a chance to get to know one another.

    • Included meals: Dinner

    The day is at leisure for you to explore at your own pace. Albufeira is one of the Algarve's most popular resorts. Meander around the bustling streets, with its selection of cafés and bars. Enjoy a drink and admire the views.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Albufeira

    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 Lagos, a fantastic town full of historical interest.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Lagos
    • Sagres

    Today our included excursion takes us into the volcanic mountain range of Serra de Monchique. We visit the village of Monchique, and also pause en-route at Foia, the highest point in the Algarve. We then 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.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Silves
    • Monchique

    Day at leisure.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Join our included excursion into the the Alentejo region which lies to the north of the Algarve. In Castro Verde admire the Basilica and its 'azulejos' (traditional ceramic tiles). Next, we visit a local winery and olive oil farm where you can enjoy a typical regional lunch and wine tasting. In the afternoon, we visit the historic old town of Beja and the ancient Pax Julia with its Roman ruins.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Alentejo
    • Beja

    Our included excursion takes us to the Eastern Algarve and to Faro, the Algarve’s capital. The city offers so much more than just a landing point in Portugal. It is full of history and there are great shops, restaurants and cafés aplenty. We continue to Tavira, an elegant town known for its historic churches, chapels and grand houses with filigree balconies.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Tavira

    If you are leaving the tour in Europe, you will say farewell to the group after breakfast this morning. If you joined the tour in the UK, today you will return and continue to your original joining point.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Christmas in the Algarve by Air 8 days from $1,698pp

    Book online OR call our friendly travel advisers on:
    1300 811 500

    Accommodation

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 1300 811 500.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 1300 811 500 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 1300 811 500.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

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

    All of our coaches are modern and comfortable, and you can be assured of a high level of service. On selected air holidays, the executive coach may not have an onboard toilet or drinks facilities.

    Executive Features

    • Air conditioning
    • Drinks machines
    • Onboard toilet
    • Reclining seats