Coach Breaks
Splendours Of The Algarve

Splendours Of The Algarve 2017

What's Included
11 nights’ hotel accommodation with continental breakfast
9 evening meals
Overnight ferry crossing from Portsmouth to Santander with Brittany Ferries in a two-berth en suite inside cabin
Convenient regional joining points
Travel by Silver Service coach

Included Excursions
Salamanca - Splendid Renaissance architecture
Luz, Lagos and Sagres - Picturesque resorts and historic town
Silves and Monchique - Medieval city and hill spa town
Ferragudo, Alvor and Prai de Rocha - Pretty fishing villages and coastal resort
Toledo - City of three cultures

Travel by Silver Service and enjoy these extras
Extra legroom for your added comfort
Comfortable rear lounge to relax and chat
FREE personal headphones with a choice of music & DVDs
Porterage in all hotels
Smaller, more personal group

13 Day Itinerary

Day 1

Regional departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to Portsmouth for the overnight crossing to Santander. Accommodation is in two-berth, inside cabins with en suite facilities. The crossing takes 24 hours during which you can enjoy the facilities on board.

  • Door-to-door available

On coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or more and Single Traveller coach holidays, you don’t even have to think about getting to your local joining point.

If you live within 20 miles of one of our free joining point, we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your feeder coach, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. On European coach holidays of 7 days' or more, the cost of this is just £30 per booking each way (Up to 4 people per booking). For Single Traveller holidays, it’s free of charge.

If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge

Please note: If you would like to take up the Door-to-Door service, you will need to call our reservations team as it is not possible to book this service online.

Day 2

Evening arrival in Santander, then onwards to our overnight hotel in northern Spain.

  • Included meals: Dinner

Day 3 - Salamanca

We head to Salamanca for the afternoon, with its splendid Renaissance architecture. Stay overnight in this beautiful city.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4

We head south into Portugal to Carvoeiro in the Algarve for a six-night stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 - Algarve

During your stay we have arranged a programme of included and optional excursions to help you see the best of the Algarve. Carvoeiro is a delightful resort, nestling around a picturesque cove with a beautiful beach framed by sandstone cliffs. The pretty main square with a selection of restaurants, cafés and bars is a great place to spend some time admiring the views and soaking up the atmosphere.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 - Luz, Lagos and Sagres

This full-day, included excursion explores the west of the Algarve. First we head to Lagos, associated with the Portuguese explorers, then the small resort of Luz with its stunning beach set against the spectacular cliffs. Enjoy a walk along the coastal promenade. We continue west to the fishing village of Sagres, then Cabo San Vicente, the most south-westerly point in Europe, where spectacular cliffs rise near vertically from the Atlantic Ocean

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 - Coastal Boat Cruise and visit to the caves

Join our optional boat excursion along the beautiful Algarve coast to admire the spectacular cliffs, rock formations and caves.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8 - Silves and Monchique

Join our included excursion to the ancient city of Silves with its Moorish Castle and the 13th century cathedral. Continue to Foia, which boasts magnificient views from the highest point of the Algarve, then Monchique, a typical village in the hills.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 - Ferragudo, Alvor and Praia de Rocha

Join our included excursion to explore some of the resorts and coastal villages close to Carvoeiro, a day of low mileage but high interest. We begin in the small village of Ferragudo, with its old-world feel, and small square in the centre where the locals sit for a morning coffee. Next, we continue to Praia de Rocha with its impressive beach, cliffs and stylish marina. Finally, we visit Alvor, set at the head of a lagoon with views out towards the west. Take a seat in one of the many seafood restaurants and maybe enjoy a light fish meal cooked on the outside grill whilst

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10 - Toledo

Early departure from our hotel and travel north to the magnificent historic town of Toledo, south of Madrid for an overnight stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11

We travel north into France to Ciboure, on the French Basque coast for an overnight stay. Please note on some dates we may stay in the Biarritz area.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Day 12

Continue to the Paris area for an overnight stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Day 13

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast


You will stay for six nights at the 4-star Baia Cristal Hotel in Carvoeiro. The hotel boasts a spectacular setting on the cliffs overlooking the sea. Relax by the outdoor swimming pool, or enjoy the indoor pool and spa area (at additional cost). The restaurant offers views across the sea and features a mix of Portuguese and International cuisine. The bar provides the perfect setting to sit and relax with a cocktail, after a day of sightseeing. 

Overnight stays in Spain and France will be in city style hotels. On the overnight ferry sailing, accommodation will be in two-berth en suite inside cabins.


Optional Excursions

  • Coastal boat cruise and visit to the caves - Spectacular scenery

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing.

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