The Algarve - Light and Relaxed
- Uncover the best of the Algarve coast on this 7-night guided Portugal holiday.
- Enjoy a full-day tour of Faro, Tavira and Olhão.
- Discover Portugal's historic village of Silves and enjoy wine tasting served with some traditional tapas.
- Relax and explore the Algarve at your own pace.
- Smaller group sizes and the highest possible safety standards.
- Excursions carefully crafted to uncover wonderful places - less crowded and expertly guided.
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Your guided group holiday to the Algarve
Join us to find out why the Algarve is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe. The Algarve is famous for its year-round superb climate, dramatic landscape, quaint villages, and fantastic beaches. On this 7-night guided holiday, you will have time to relax and uncover the Algarve at your own pace. From the cobbled lanes in Faro to the charming seaside town of Olhão, there is so much to discover. We’ll enjoy excursions to a vineyard, with guided tour of the wine cellar as well as walk through the historic centre to see the Town Hall Square. Unwind with plenty of leisure time to relax on one of the many great beaches, or simply stroll around the town and visit the abundance of bars, shops, restaurants, and local markets located near your resort.
Activity Level: Leisurely
Travel to Portugal
Arrive in Faro
Upon arrival in Faro, you will be met by our local representative in the airport before being transferred to your hotel.
Free Time in The Algarve
Today there will be a welcome meeting at your hotel. During the meeting, your guide will provide lots of tips and information about the local area to help get your holiday off to a great start! You will also receive suggestions for ways to spend your free days to suit your specific interests. Relax at your hotel for the day or go for a stroll and get to know your surroundings.
The Eastern Algarve
Explore Faro, Tavira and Olhão
Let’s discover the lovely towns and cities of the eastern Algarve on a full-day tour of Faro, Tavira and Olhão. First we will visit Faro, the elegant capital of the Algarve, and explore its cobbled lanes, quiet squares and pedestrianised streets, dotted with historic churches and small shops. Our next stop is Olhão, a charming seaside town filled with white-washed buildings with an architectural heritage that has been influenced by North Africa. Outdoor staircases lead to rooftop viewpoints where we will gaze across the town and its neighbourhoods, which date back to the 1800s. You may even forget that you’re in Portugal and believe instead that you’re in Morocco! Free time for lunch at your leisure.
Guided Tour of Tavira Town
This afternoon we will travel towards Tavira, a charming town with its 29 churches and old castle walls. Indulge in Mediterranean charm at your leisure time before returning to your hotel.
Explore The Algarve at Your Own Pace
Today, you will have a day free to enjoy the sea views and take in the local atmosphere.
Silves & Wine Tasting
Half Day Guided Excursion to Silves
On today’s half-day excursion, we will travel to the well-preserved historic town of Silves, former capital of the Algarve and the most important city in the south of Portugal during Moorish times. Our first stop is to a vineyard, where we will enjoy a guided tour of the wine cellar & casket cellar, followed by wine tasting served with some tapas. Finally, we will cross the Arade River, with a stop to see the impressive Roman bridge and take a guided walk through the historic centre to see the Town Hall Square, the massive defensive walls and the Gothic Cathedral.
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon at your hotel or take a trip to the nearby beach.
Free Time in The Algarve
Enjoy your final days in the Algarve at your own pace. You might like to spend some time in the town centre and pick up some souvenirs. Afterwards, enjoy a cool drink outside one of the small bars that line the streets, and watch the world go by.
Today, you will transfer from your hotel to the airport for your flight home, with guide assistance.
Know before you go
Will I be met at the airport?
You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your Travel Department guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.
Do I need a Visa?
Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements
What if there is an emergency?
We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.