Christmas on the Algarve & New Year in Andalucia

Festive

11 Days from £1,999

Dec 2019 - Dec 2019 Departures

Festive Breaks Europe for Singles - Algarve & Andalucia

​Top up your vitamin D levels on Portugal's gorgeous southern coast, where the mild winter weather means you can spend Christmas Day in the sunshine – and in a beautiful vineyard, no less. Then celebrate the New Year in style in Andalucia. Discover pretty whitewashed villages, Picasso's birthplace Malaga and the lovely sandy beaches of Nerja. 

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Your holiday at a glance

FESTIVE
NEW
HALF BOARD
ALL EXCURSIONS INCLUDED

What's included

  • Just You Tour Manager as your host
  • 10 nights half board in 3 & 4-star hotels
  • 20 meals: 10 breakfasts, 10 dinners including festive Christmas Day dinner & New Year's Eve gala dinner
  • Specialist Local Guides 
  • Welcome drink
  • Porterage




Included excursions

​Visit Silves, Monchique & Foia
Enjoy a vineyard tour & wine-tasting on Christmas Day
Walking tour of Alvor
Discover Sagres & Cabo de São Vicente



Your itinerary

You'll fly to Faro today and on arrival we'll transfer you to your beachfront hotel in Praia Armação de Perâ, around an hour away. Check in and settle into your room before joining your travelling companions for a welcome drink in the bar. Afterwards, a relaxed dinner together offers the perfect opportunity to get to learn more about each other.

After breakfast today we'll head off to explore Silves, the region's ancient capital. History is everywhere here, from the looming castle to the pretty white façade of the Gothic cathedral and the ancient town walls. The surrounding landscape is just as impressive, with the Rio Arade cutting through lush green hills.
Next, we'll head north to the picture-perfect mountain town of Monchique. Breathe in clean air, drink in panoramic views of the countryside and sample locally made treats like Medronho, a fruit liqueur produced in the nearby hills.
The day will draw to a close with dinner together back at the hotel.

This will be a Christmas Day you'll never forget, with the afternoon spent in a peaceful winery perched at the top of Quinta do Miradouro – a breathtaking viewpoint where vineyards and ribbons of sandy coastline stretch out below. There could be no lovelier location for a wine tasting, so let's indulge!
Later, it's back to the hotel for a wonderful festive meal.

Boxing Day is a time for relaxing, so why not spend the day enjoying the facilities at your hotel. You might want to go for a stroll along the coast by yourself or with your fellow travellers. Highlights you'll encounter include the stunning Capela Nossa Senhora da Rocha, set on a clifftop that juts out into the sea and offers incredible views.
You can share stories of your day over dinner at the hotel this evening.

The historic fishing town of Alvor, with its port straight from a postcard, will be our destination today. There are lots of different ways to spend your time here, from wandering along the pale sands of Praia de Alvor to spotting wildlife in the marshlands of the Ria de Alvor Nature Reserve.
The evening we'll get together at the hotel for another delicious dinner.

For our final full day in the Algarve we'll be making our way west, where the austerely beautiful landscape offers a complete change of atmosphere. Plenty of photos are likely to be on the agenda today as we explore Sagres, where the rugged cliffs of the Cabo de São Vicente are among the star attractions.
Our farewell dinner tonight will be in a traditional restaurant, where you can enjoy the region's specialties one last time.

After breakfast, we'll transfer you to the Costa del Sol and to your hotel, which is located close to the Andalucian town of Salobreña. Enjoy a drink with your travelling companions before dinner at the hotel this evening. 


​This morning we're off to Malaga for a tour of its Old Town and a visit to the Picasso Museum – the celebrated artist was born in the city. 
Later, we'll head to the whitewashed Andalucian village of Mijas, where the cobbled streets are lined with pretty whitewashed houses decorated with brightly coloured bougainvillea, lavender and jasmine flowers.​

​It's New Year's Eve and the beautiful hilltop village of Frigiliana, situated in the foothills of the Almijara Mountains, is our first stop on today's included excursion. Easily explored on foot, this picturesque village is a maze of cobbled streets and its historic centre has a distinctively Moorish appearance. Next we'll continue on to Nerja, with its lovely sandy beaches and hidden coves. Once a sleepy fishing village, its old quarter remains virtually unchanged, with narrow, winding streets lined with whitewashed houses . We'll head back to the hotel in plenty of time to get ready for this evening's New Year's Eve Gala dinner.​

​After last night's festivities, sit back and admire magnificent scenery as we drive to the lovely cliff-top town of Ronda. Enjoying a spectacular location on a towering plateau, the town is divided by El Tajo, a precipitous gorge more than 600ft deep. On one side of the gorge stands the old Moorish town of La Ciudad, with the more modern El Mercadillo part of town on the other. El Tajo is spanned by the 18th century Puente Nuevo Bridge, we'll take in the fabulous views from here and look down to the waters of the River Guadalevin below. ​

Today we'll fly back to the UK.

Accommodation

Your hotel is in an idyllic spot, sitting right on the beach. Facilities include a bar, restaurant, fitness centre, free Wi-fi and a swimming pool with views of the sand and sea. Guest rooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, satellite TV and tea/coffee-making facilities.
Located on a clifftop and offering spectacular views, facilities at your hotel include a restaurant, coffee bar and swimming pool. Guest rooms have private facilities and a TV.

Holiday Inn Algarve Hotel

Just You have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

Dates and Prices

You have chosen to arrange your own flights and transfers and meet us at your first hotel. Please see essential information for full terms and conditions.

TOUR DURATION

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London (Luton)

Monday 23 December 2019

GUARANTEED

£2,228

SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT

Outbound
Easyjet

Monday 23 December 2019

Departs

06:40 London (Luton)

Arrives

09:30 Faro

Operated by

Easyjet

Inbound
Easyjet - EZY

Thursday 02 January 2020

Departs

19:05 Malaga (Pablo Picasso)

Arrives

21:00 London (Luton)

Operated by

Easyjet

London (Gatwick)

Monday 23 December 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,999

SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT

Outbound
Easyjet (Groups)

Monday 23 December 2019

Departs

07:25 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

10:15 Faro

Operated by

Easyjet (Groups)

Inbound
Easyjet (Groups) - EZY

Thursday 02 January 2020

Departs

11:15 Malaga (Pablo Picasso)

Arrives

13:10 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

Easyjet (Groups)

London (Stansted)

Monday 23 December 2019

GUARANTEED

£2,228

SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT

Outbound
Jet2

Monday 23 December 2019

Departs

09:00 London (Stansted)

Arrives

11:50 Faro

Operated by

Jet2

Inbound
Jet2 - LS

Thursday 02 January 2020

Departs

15:20 Malaga (Pablo Picasso)

Arrives

17:20 London (Stansted)

Operated by

Jet2

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