Welcome to the Algarve

Nestled in the southernmost region part of Portugal lies the vibrant coastal city of Albufeira. The Algarve area is renowned for its natural beauty, with rolling hills, awe-inspiring rock formations, stunning coastlines and glistening waters, and Albufeira is no exception to this. Home to stretching golden beaches juxtaposed by startling blue ocean, this is undoubtedly one of the most picturesque places in Portugal. Spend one week exploring the outstanding natural beauty to be found here, tasting sumptuous Portuguese delicacies, and getting some much needed R&R in the Mediterranean sun.

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the countryside on Jeeps
  • Sample local honey, liquors and firewater
  • Sail through the tranquil waters along the coast
  • Meander through Faro’s Old Town
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  • Dates & Prices

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    May 13 - May 20, 2020 (8 days)


    Standard Blind Price: £1199 Contact us for availability

    Discounted Sighted Price: £899 Book Now

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    Rocky beach at sunset
  • Golden beaches and sandstone cliffs, seashore near Albufeira, Portugal at sunset

    What's Included

    • Flights and transfers from the UK (UK prices only)
    • 7 nights’ hotel accommodation at Topazio Mae Beach Hotel in Albufeira
    • All breakfasts and dinners
    • Specified excursions
    • Services of local guides
    • Services of a Traveleyes tour manager
  • Excursions

    • Jeep Safari
    • Coast and Caves Boat Tour
    • Faro Day Trip with Walking Tour
    Typical street in Faro, Portugal. Whitewashed houses, palm streets and open squares

Below is the itinerary for the holiday. Please click each day for more information.

Wednesday 13th May

Today we travel to Faro, where we will then transfer to our hotel in Albufeira. The evening is then at leisure. Tonight we’ll enjoy our first included dinner together, a great chance to get to know your fellow travellers for the next week!

Dinner included. Overnight in Albufeira.

Thursday 14th May

Explore the surrounding area today as we head out on a jeep safari across Albufeira! On our morning tour we will descend into the surrounding countryside and see rural Albufeira as we pass through old villages typical of the area, where we can witness some of the local culture and tradition. We’ll also visit a local farm where we’ll have the chance to try some homemade honey, carob liquor and the Portuguese firewater known as Medronho! As we continue our journey, we will visit the highest point in Albufeira where we can marvel at the magnificent views across the coastline. Before we return to the hotel, we shall also learn about the process of cork making and visit a local village where there will be the option to stop for a quick dip in the spring coming from the mountain.

After our bumper packed morning, we’ll head back to the hotel and the rest of the day is at leisure before we reconvene for dinner in the hotel.

Breakfast and dinner included. Overnight in Albufeira.

Friday 15th May

Today is at your own leisure, so take the day to explore with your day partner! Whether you want to relax by the hotel pool, hit the beach, or meander through the shops for a spot of holiday retail therapy, there is no shortage of things to do.

Breakfast and dinner included. Overnight in Albufeira.

Saturday 16th May

This morning we head out onto the open ocean, as we cruise west along the coastline between the Albufeira Marina and the famous Benagil Cave! We’ll sail through the crystal waters, alongside the coast and witness the beauty of this area from the sea itself before visiting the Benagil Cave, a cave sculpted by the sea to form a perfect round hole in the roof of the cave. On our journey we will visit several caves, each its own unique shape, and have the opportunity to take a dip in the tantalising ocean if you so wish to!

This afternoon we will return to the shore and you’ll have plenty of time to relax for the rest of the day.

Breakfast and dinner included. Overnight in Albufeira.

Sunday 17th May

Today is the perfect day to head into the centre of Albufeira to explore the Old Town, situated at the seafront. Here you can often find street artists, local shops full of crafts and trinkets, and an abundance of bars and restaurants. You may wish to head to one of the nearby beaches or head further afield to discover a more remote, quiet patch of sand!

Breakfast and dinner included. Overnight in Albufeira.

Monday 18th May

After breakfast this morning we will head out for the day, as we venture to the bustling southern capital of Portugal, Faro. Upon arrival, we will meet with our local guide who will take us on a walking tour around the city. We’ll wander through Faro’s Old Town and hear the tales of the city’s rich history before exploring the more modern centre!

Following our tour, we will have a few hours free time to explore the city ourselves. You and your day partner may wish to head to the shops, meander along the waterfront, or sit back and watch the world go by in a quaint café. The choice is yours! In the afternoon, we will make our way back to Albufeira for dinner at our hotel.

Breakfast and dinner included. Overnight in Albufeira.

Tuesday 19th May

Enjoy your last full day today with free time. Today is your last chance to do anything you haven’t done yet, be that heading out on the water for some water sports, sampling some of the local cuisine, or simply savouring the last of the beating Portuguese sun!

Breakfast and dinner included. Overnight in Albufeira.

Wednesday 20th May

Sadly, today we must bid farewell to this slice of paradise along the Algarve and travel to the airport to begin our journey home.

Breakfast included.

Single supplement – £190