Discover the beautiful region of the Algarve on this perfect Christmas break. Enhanced with sparkling Christmas lights and festive decorations, the many towns and cities here make for a wondrous discovery this time of year. Begin by exploring the traditional city of Faro, visiting its Old Town, beautiful parks and plazas and admiring dramatic coastal scenery, and then later during your stay, visit the exquisite destinations of Sagres, Lagos, Monchique and Silves. Our luxurious 18th century palace hotel is a perfectly-located base from which to enjoy and explore this stunning part of Portugal.
5 nights in pousada (accommodation as specified or similar)
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to London Gatwick Airport for a direct, scheduled Monarch Airlines flight to Faro. On arrival we transfer to the Pousada de Estói (4T) and there will be time to relax prior to dinner tonight. Enjoy a welcome drink before dinner this evening.
Day 2 Christmas Eve - Faro
Today we enjoy a delightful excursion to Faro, a charming destination with a traditional and peaceful Old Town to explore. It boasts a relaxing atmosphere in comparison to the Algarve’s busier towns and you can expect to see stunning coastline scenery, pretty parks and plazas and an abundance of enchanting streets and relaxing outdoor cafés. Christmas decorations enhance the city’s beauty, with houses and trees along the beachfront sparkling with festive lights. While walking the pretty streets you might also want to visit the shopping centre, Forum Algarve - it might seem a little strange pottering around the decorated shops playing Christmas songs in the warm sunshine, but you will soon find yourself in the festive spirit! While shopping, don’t forget to pick up some of the delicious local chocolates, they really are the perfect, mouthwatering Christmas treat! For those who wish to attend an evening mass service at a local church, the hotel will be happy to assist you
Day 3 Christmas Day - Estói
Merry Christmas, or in Portuguese, Feliz Natal! Enjoy a day celebrating in the comfort of our delightful hotel, before we are served a delicious Christmas dinner this evening. With time to explore the charming area, perhaps take a gentle stroll along the cobbled streets, or simply sit back and enjoy the hotel’s facilities.
Day 4 Boxing Day - Sagres - Lagos
Walk off your Christmas indulgences in the best fashion; with a full-day exploration of the picturesque village of Sagres and historical seaside town of Lagos. Sagres is a small, remote town on the very western edge of Europe, boasting dramatic natural scenery - a rugged southern coastline, charming beaches and towering cliffs. We also visit Lagos, strongly linked with the seas and the town from which Henry the Navigator left in 1415 and began the Portuguese Age of Discovery. Roam the cobbled lanes and admire the stunning piazzas and churches located in the old town. While here, you can also stop at one of the town’s many pretty restaurants or delightful beaches.
Day 5 Day 5 Monchique - Silves
Enjoy another day exploring more of the beautiful Algarve. First we visit Monchique, a beautiful market town hosting a stunning array of coastal views and characterised by narrow cobbled streets and a large central square, decorated with a pretty water feature and lush green trees. We continue to Silves, to admire the well-kept castles, charming orange roof-topped buildings, houses and forested hillsides. As one of the quieter places in this region, it makes a wonderful place to wander and finish your holiday in a relaxing manner.
Day 6 Estói - Faro - London
We transfer to Faro Airport for a direct scheduled Monarch Airlines flight to London Gatwick. On arrival you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.