Day 1 UK - Praia Armação de Perâ
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.Meals included: D
Day 2 Christmas Eve - Silves, Monchique & Foia
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.
Day 3 Christmas Day - Vineyards tour
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.
Day 4 Boxing Day - Praia Armação de Perâ
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.
Day 5 Alvor
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.Meals included: B,D
Day 6 Sagres & Cabo de Sao Vicente
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.Meals included: B,D
Day 7 Praia Armação de Perâ - UK
After breakfast, we'll transfer you to Faro for your flight back to the UK.Meals included: B