Travel to Portugal
Upon arrival in Faro you will be met by our local representative and transferred to your hotel. You will have the remainder of the day to relax, unpack and explore.
Today, you will have a day free for shopping and sightseeing at your own pace. Don't forget to ask your local guide for advice on what to see and do.
This morning you will be met by your local guide and travel to the beautiful city of Seville, the Moresque Capital of Andalucia. You will take a guided tour of highlights such as the Barrio de Santa Cruz, the Jewish Quarter, Maria Luisa Park, and Spanish Square.
In the afternoon enjoy free time at leisure to visit the Old centre and explore the typical shops, cafes and tapas bars.
This morning, visit the well preserved historic town of Silves, an inland gem filled with beauty and history, with its Moorish castle and cathedral. Along the way, you’ll travel through the Algarvian countryside and will discover some of its most beautiful and traditional villages. The afternoon is free to spend at your leisure.
Christmas Eve dinner
This evening there will be a Christmas Eve dinner at your hotel, to start the festivities.
Spend your Christmas day at your own pace. After a leisurely breakfast you might like to take a walk along the coast before enjoying dinner at your hotel.
This morning, set off on a full day excursion which includes a visit to the charming town of Lagos. After a stop to see the spectacular rock formations at Ponta da Piedade, you’ll travel along Lagos Bay where countless ships set sail in times gone by.
Your guide will then accompany you on a walking tour of the town centre, passing places of historic interest including the church of Saint Anthony. After this, there will be free time to stroll through the cobbled streets, browse the souvenir shops and enjoy some lunch at one of the many cafes.
In the afternoon, depart for the fishing town of Sagres where Portugal’s famous explorer Henry the Navigator embarked on his voyages of discovery. The tour then continues to Cape St. Vincent, the most south-westerly point of Europe’s mainland and home to a powerful lighthouse. Enjoy breath-taking views of the unspoilt western Algarve from this rugged cliff top setting, known as ‘The End of the World’, before returning to your hotel.
Celebration Dinner at Xerém
You will have the morning to spend at your leisure. That evening you will take a guided transfer to Xerém Restaurant (6km), for a three course dinner.
19 December Xerem
Please note 19th December departure Xerem will not be included due to Christmas day. You will have dinner in your hotel for this arrival date.
Today, you will transfer from your hotel to the airport for your flight home, with guide assistance.