Christmas in Malta
- 21 Dec
- 21 Dec
Escape to the Algarve and let us take care of the Christmas preparations. Known for its year round mild climate and beautiful scenery, the Algarve is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Stretching across the southernmost tip of mainland Portugal, the Algarve is famous for its fantastic beaches, dramatic landscape and quaint villages. We'll visit historic whitewashed towns and fishing ports on three great excursions, discover the local traditions and enjoy the laid-back lifestyle. A visit to the most western point of Europe, known as ‘the Edge of the World’ is a highlight for many of our customers. We'll also enjoy an excursion to Seville, the stunning capital of Andalucía. This trip also includes plenty of leisure time to visit the abundance of great beaches, bars, shops, restaurants and local markets near your resort, with personalised recommendations from our local guide.
Please Note: Some excursions on this holiday will involve walking on hilly terrain and uneven surfaces.
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.
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.
You will have the morning to spend at your leisure to further relax and soak up the surroundings. Enjoy a stroll on the beach or further explore on long leisurely walk.
Today, you will transfer from your hotel to the airport for your flight home, with guide assistance.
You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your Travel Department guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.
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