Holiday Itinerary - The Algarve Coast & Country

Day 1: Travel to Faro Portugal. Arrive in The Algarve

We have arrived! We meet our local representative and transfer to our hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Settle in, relax, and get to know our surroundings.

Day 2: At Leisure. Free Time in The Algarve

Let’s meet our guide!  Today we will have a brief welcome meeting at our hotel, to receive local information and holiday tips from our expert guide.

At the meeting, there also will be an opportunity to book an optional wine tour excursion: a great way to savour the taste of regional Portuguese wines, learn more about the wine-making process and see more of the Algarve.

After our meeting, we are free to enjoy a day of leisure; take a stroll along the beach or relax and unwind by the pool.

Optional Excursion - Wine Tour

Why not indulge in a wine tour during your holiday? Savour more on this pre-bookable half day excursion; a great way to get to know Portuguese regional wines and wine-making processes, while discovering the Algarve countryside and its traditions. Discover the historic hill town of Silves, taking a leisurely walk along cobbled streets to the impressive Moorish castle, located at its highest point. We enjoy a Port tasting and some free time to explore. See more as we experience a family-run vineyard and winery, with a wine tasting of red, white and rose wines, along with a typical Portuguese petisco (snack) of chourico (cured sausage), smoked ham and cheeses.

Pick up and drop off included from our hotel, duration 4 hours.

Day 3: Discover Lagos & Sagres. Experience Lagos on a guided tour

Morning: Join us this morning, as we set off on a full day excursion to the charming town of Lagos. Along the way we stop and admire views of one of Algarve’s most spectacular rock formations at Ponta da Piedade! Discover more of this rugged and beautiful seascape as we travel along Lagos Bay, where countless ships set sail in times gone by.

We join our guide on a short walking tour of the town centre, uncovering historical places of interest including the church of Saint Anthony. Discover more of Lagos during free time; walk the cobbled streets and check out the shops, savour a tasty Portuguese lunch (not included) at one of the many cafes.

Discover Sagres

Afternoon: Next, we uncover the fishing town of Sagres, where Portugal's famous explorer Henry the Navigator embarked on his voyages of discovery. See more at Cape St. Vincent, the most south-westerly point of Europe's mainland and home to a powerful lighthouse. Enjoy breath-taking views of the unspoilt western Algarve from this rugged clifftop setting, known as 'The End of the World', before returning to our hotel to relax and unwind.

Day 4: At Leisure. Let’s get to know our surroundings

On our free days, let’s take it easy and get to know our surroundings at a leisurely pace. We’ll savour the moments in this very special part of the world, relaxing by the beach, browsing the shops and perhaps enjoying an alfresco lunch or aperitif while watching the world go by.

Day 5: Experience Faro Town & Loulè. Discover Faro Town & Loulè on an excursion

Morning: Let’s experience the traditional Portuguese town of Loulè and capture its unique atmosphere on a guided walking tour.  Sample some local delicacies at the farmers’ market, as we stroll through the town centre and gaze upon the church of Our Lady of Conception. Let’s have our cameras ready for the beautiful blue and white glazed tiles - a perfect photo opportunity!

See more, as we discover Faro, capital of the Algarve region. Explore its cobbled lanes, quiet squares and pedestrianised streets, dotted with historic churches and small shops, before returning to our hotel.

Free Time at Leisure

Afternoon: Enjoy a well-deserved afternoon of relaxation, soaking up the atmosphere.

Day 6: At Leisure. Free Time in The Algarve

Today, is free to relax and take in some further sightseeing. Discover more of the local area spend time in the town centre and pick up some souvenirs or tasty Portuguese treats. Afterwards, enjoy a cool drink outside one of the small bars that line the streets, and watch the world go by.

Day 7: Uncover Silves. Discover Alte and Silves on a guided excursion

Morning: Let’s uncover more of the Algarve, on an excursion to Alte and Silves.

Fall in love with Alte, a picturesque village dating back to the Roman occupation. We join our guide on a walking tour through cobbled streets and admire the whitewashed houses, decorated with lattice work and colourful borders, as we take in the timeless beauty.

Next, we discover the historic town of Silves, one of the most important cities in southern Portugal during Moorish times. We cross the flowing Arade River and admire the impressive Roman bridge. See more of this historic town as we walk with our guide beside the massive defensive walls and Gothic Cathedral.  Experience more, with free time for shopping at the local market before we return to our hotel. This is a perfect time to choose some souvenirs to take home!

Relax more

Afternoon: Enjoy a relaxing afternoon at our hotel or take a trip to the nearby beach.

Day 8: Return Home. Depart Portugal

On our last day, it’s time to say farewell to the lovely Algarve region and set off for home; we transfer with guide assistance to the airport for our flight home.

The Algarve Coast & Country - Departure dates and prices 2022

Travel Department offers exclusive to all Travel55 users. Call Travel Department on 0117 911 7061 book your holiday and claim one of our great exclusive offers.

  • £25 off up to 4 nights with code: VP- TRVL5525
  • £50 off 5-8 nights with code: VP-TRVL5550
  • £75 off 9 or more nights with code: VP-TRVL5575

Staying at Hotel Vila Gale Cerro Alagoa 4 star, 7 Nights, Half Board. Departing Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen

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Dates 2022 - Depart from
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February 22 - Glasgow £699 June 2 - Bristol £999
March 1 - Glasgow
£669 September 13 - Bristol £999
May 22 - Bristol £679 October 4 - Bristol £799
April 26 - Bristol £739 October 18 - Aberdeen £829
May 24 - Bristol £799 November 1 - Edinburgh £729

Staying at Hotel Boa Vista 3 star, 7 Nights, Half Board. Departing Bristol, Glasgow and Edinburgh

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February 22 - Glasgow £649 June 2 - Bristol £899
March 1 - Glasgow £619 September 13 - Bristol £849
May 22 - Bristol £629 October 4 - Bristol £739
April 26 - Bristol £729 November 1 - Edinburgh £679
May 24 - Bristol £729

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Travel Department
The Algarve Coast & Country

7 nights with exclusive offers for Travel 55 users

2022 Departures. Prices from £619pp plus discount. 3 or 4* hotels

Travel with us to find out why the Algarve is one of the most popular sun holiday destinations in Europe. 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. And when you join us on this 7-night Portugal holiday, you’ll have the opportunity to experience them all for yourself. We’ll enjoy excursions to the picturesque, whitewashed town of Alte, the Moorish-influenced town of Silves and the famous fishing villages of Lagos & Sagres. A visit to the most western point of Europe, known as ‘the Edge of the World’ is a highlight for many guests. This trip also includes plenty of leisure time to visit the abundance of great beaches, bars, shops, restaurants and local markets near your resort, with personalised recommendations from your expert guide.

To book this wonderful scenic 7-night The Algarve Coast & Country tour with the Travel Department and claim your discount, call them direct on 0117 911 7061 and quote the relevant code

Travel 55 in association with Travel Department. To book call direct on 0117 911 7061 and quote the discount code. You will then receive our exclusive offer on your next Travel Department holiday.

What's Included & Highlights

  • Fully Guided
  • 7 Nights
  • 3 & 4 Star Hotels
  • Half Board
  • Flights & Transfers
  • Discover the best of the Algarve coast on this 7-night Portugal guided holiday.
  • Stay in the lovely seaside town of Albufeira or Vilamoura, just a short distance from the beach.
  • Taste the traditional flavours of the region on an optional half day wine tasting tour.
  • Enjoy spectacular views, rugged cliffs & charming villages on a guided excursion to Lagos & Sagres.
  • Explore the countryside of the Algarve on a half day excursion to Portugal's historic villages of Alte & Silves.
  • Experience traditional Portuguese culture on a half day tour to the historic towns of Faro & Loulé.

Your Accommodation

Hotel Vila Gale Cerro Alagoa 4star

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. The Wellness Centre* is an excellent way to seek further relaxation, through a Jacuzzi, sauna, Turkish bath, or a satisfying massage. Guests can also unwind at one of the two hotel bars, which offer a variety of drinks and cocktails. 

*Charges would apply for some services at the Wellness Centre 

Standard rooms are included, upgrades are available at a supplement.

* Some hotel facilities may be seasonally operated or under maintenance and therefore unavailable at the time of your stay. Charges may apply for certain facilities.

  • Outdoor and indoor pools, Laundry Service, Health Club, Gaming room, Gardens and outdoor spaces, Wheelchair access, Wi-Fi, Restaurant, Bar, Lifts, TV,  Air Conditioning, Hair dryer, Electronic safety door lock, Telephone, Wi-Fi (payable), Safe (charge applies), Minibar

Vila Gale Cerro Alagoa

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.

Room upgrades are available at a supplement

** One complimentary 1/2 Bottle of wine per person on the first night of stay**

*Please note that this is an adults-only hotel and does not admit children under 16 years of age.

  • Bar, Restaurant (simple evening meals included), Outdoor swimming pool, Spa, Free Wi-Fi, Lift, TV, Air-conditioning, Safety deposit box (on request), Hairdryer, Mini-bar, Telephone

Boa Vista


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