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Inclusions
  • Roundtrip airfare to Lisbon
  • 21 nights in a studio suite with kitchenette at Vila Petra 4* located in Albufeira
  • 3 nights in Lisbon at 4-star Marques de SA, Turim or SMY hotel or similar (1 night pre, 2 nights post)
  • Half day sightseeing tour of Lisbon (3 hours)
  • All transfers

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February 23, 2023
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Single Supplement (studio) add $1410
Upgrade to Pool view add $85

Tourist tax (Paid Locally): $1 EUR per person, per day paid locally additional

Day 1: Departure from Canada
Day 2: Arrival transfer to Algarve
Day 2-23: 21 nights Vila Petra studio with fully equipped kitchenette . Optional excursions ($)
Day 23: Group transfer to Lisbon
Day 23: Lisbon for 3 nights in 4* hotel with breakfast. Activity at leisure (B)
Day 24 Half day city tour Lisbon, free time for lunch and group transfer to Lisbon (B)
Dey 25: Lisbon at Leisure
Day 26: Transfer back to Lisbon for your flight back to Canada (B)

Vila Petra Apart

Just 330 ft from Albufeira’s main street, a few kilometers from the center of Albufeira and Oura Beach, this apartment style hotel features indoor and outdoor pools and a relaxing health club.

Every apartment at the Vila Petra has a private balcony with views out over the large grounds. All apartments have granite floors, a separate sitting area with satellite tv and full kitchen facilities.

Vila Petra’s restaurant is open daily. There is also a pool-side bar where you can relax and drink.

Guest’s can play tennis

For children, there is a separate pool, a playground, games room and children’s services.

For quality and style, Vila Petra is the ideal place to relax. Situated close to Praia da Oura, yet providing guests with seclusion and privacy.

Much thought has gone into the design of this quality, modern aparthotel, with polished granite floors, local stone and wood finishes.

All apartments are equipped to the high standards you would expect, including kitchen, air conditioning and terrace, but it’s the attention to detail that makes Vila Petra extra special.

Facilities of Vila Petra

General
Bar, 24-Hour Front Desk, Grounds, Terrace, Non-smoking , Facilities for Disabled Guests, Family Rooms, Elevator, Safe, Baggage Storage, All Spaces Non-Smoking (Public and Private), Air Conditioning, Designated Smoking Area, Restaurant With Dining Menu, Snack Bar
Activities
Tennis Court, Sauna, Fitness Center, Golf Course (within 2 miles), Game Room, Spa , Massage, Playground, Pool Table, Ping-Pong, Karaoke, Hot Tub, Library, Turkish Bath/Steam Bath, Racquetball, Indoor Pool, Outdoor Pool
Services
Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Babysitting/Child Services, Laundry, Hair/Beauty Salon, Breakfast in the Room, Ironing Service, Currency Exchange, Bicycle Rental, Car Rental, Fax/Photocopying, Special Diet Meals (upon request), Vending Machine (Drinks), Airport Shuttle (surcharge)
Internet
Free! Wi-Fi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free! Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
Getting Around (Bus & Train)
Bus stop is only 150 from the residence.
Approx. prices are :
• The ticket price € 1.50 per direction.
• A prepaid ticket € 0.70
• A monthly pass € 18.00
• passing frequency every 30 minutes during the day.
Tourist Train stop is only about 300 meters from the residence.
• The day 3.00 € per person
• 65+ senior fare € 1.00.
• passing frequency every 20 minutes during the day.

On arrival in Portugal,  stay 2 nights in Lisbon on arrival which includes a city tour. Head to the Algarve for 21 nights. Return to Lisbon for 1 night before heading back to Canada.

The tour will start with a visit to the most historical parts of Lisbon: Edward 7th Park, Liberty Avenue, Rossio Square and a walk to discover the real Lisbon lifestyle, history and culture. Proceed to the Blackhorse Square Quarter of Belem, from which the Portuguese Caravels sailed off to the epic maritime discoveries. Once at Belem, we will pass by The Jerónimos Monastery and the Tower of Belem (entrance fees not included) whose origins date back to the 16th Century, both considered as World Heritage, and represent the most luxurious and prestigious times of the Portuguese Monarchy.

Transfer to Algarve for your 20 night stay & then on the return spend 1 more night in Lisbon before your flight home.

Your Destination Representative JAO ( John) during the informative meeting upon arrival at the Vila Petra , will meet you and tell you all about excursions, facilities, public transportations, restaurants around, grocery stores etc..

Optional tours (payable locally in cash – EURO only) – ATM machines available near the hotel
Minimum of participants required to guarantee each tour
Tours can be multilingual, English speaking language guaranteed

Experiences in Vila Petra ONLY :

Cooking class and lunch with drinks (12h00 in Vila Petra) – Euros 30
Learn the Portuguese cuisine with a Chef and learn how to make the traditional Cataplana pot(similar to
a Paella). Why not make a friendly competition out of it and taste all the other team chef d’oeuvres! At the
end, you will all seat together to enjoy this nice lunch you’ve made with love and a lot of fun. (Wine will be
served with lunch).

Wine & Cheese tasting (15h00 in Vila Petra) – Euros 18

Fado dinner with drinks at 19h00 (checking the date possible of the Fado singer) – date and price
To be advise on site by the representative

Excursions

HALF DAY TOUR: LOULÉ MARKET(ALGARVE REGION)
Regular tour 01Nov21-31Oct 2023 – Euros 20
Departure: Saturday (morning)

Visit this beautiful town in the Algarve interior and join the local population in the hustle and bustle of weekend shopping. There is plenty of time to visit the traditional fresh produce market, a hive of activity since 1908, and the
well-known gypsy market on the outskirts of the town. The Castle and its archaeological museum are well worth a visit, or you can enjoy a pleasant stroll through the streets of the city full of shops and attractive esplanade.

HALF DAY TOUR: QUARTEIRA MARKET & VILAMOURA (ALGARVE REGION)
Regular tour 01Nov21-31Oct 2023 – Euros 20
Departure: Wednesday (morning)

This is your chance to pick up some last-minute bargains in the busy gypsy market in Quarteira before we head to nearby Vilamoura to enjoy some free time at the largest private marina in Europe. It is one of the most visited in
the world, neatly surrounded by shops, cafés and bars.

HALF DAY TOUR: LAGOS & CAPE ST. VICENT(ALGARVE REGION)
Regular tour 01Nov21-31Oct 2023 – Euros 25
Departure: Tuesday + Friday (afternoon)
**This tour does not include transportation from/to Hotels in Lagos

Immerse yourself in the times of the Portuguese Discoveries. In Lagos, you will find the golden church of St. Anthony and one of the main slave markets in Europe in the 16th century. Sagres – beautiful and well-preserved fishing port, passing by the fortress of the 15th century. Also visit Cape St. Vincent, the most south-western point of the European continent, once known as “the End of the World”, where the most powerful lighthouse in Europe is located.
NOT included: Lunch and entrances fees on monuments.

HALF DAY TOUR: SILVES & MONCHIQUE (ALGARVE REGION)
Regular tour 01Nov21-31Oct 2023 – Euros 24
Departure 01Nov21-31March 2023: Monday + Wednesday (morning)
Departure 01April-31Oct 2023: Monday + Wednesday (afternoon)
**This tour does not include transportation from/to Hotels in Lagos

Visit to Silves and Monchique encompasses history, culture and breathtaking landscapes. Silves, the first Arab capital of the Kingdom of the Algarve, you will have free time to visit Silves Castle and Silves Cathedral, both built with the red stone indigenous to this area. After that, we will wend our way through the Monchique mountains to Fóia, the highest point in the Algarve, with free time to take pictures and an opportunity to taste one of the liqueurs typical of the region.
NOT included: Lunch and entrances fees on monuments.

FULL DAY TOUR: HISTORICAL WEST ALGARVE (Silves/Monchique/Lagos/Sagres)
Regular tour 01Nov21-31Oct 2023 – Euros 42
Departure 01Nov21-31March 2023: Tuesday + Friday + Sunday
Departure 01April-31Oct 2023: Tuesday + Thursday + Friday + Sunday

If you only have time for one tour,then this one has it all. In Silves, the former Moorish capital, you can visit the oldest part of the city where the largest castle in the Algarve and the oldest Cathedral are located. Climb the Serra de Monchique to Fóia, visiting the highest point of the Algarve, with time for spectacular photos. On your way down, we will make a stop for lunch (not included in the tour). In the afternoon we will visit Lagos, where sightseeing includes the former slave market dating back to the 16th century, the golden church of Santo António, the fortress and the old town. The tour continues to Cape St. Vicente, the most south-western point of Europe, once known as “the End of the World”. Landmarks include the great lighthouse, the great fishing port of Baleeira, and
the fortress of Sagres, formerly home to School of Navigation founded by Infante D. Henrique, better
known in English as Prince Henry the Navigator.
NOT included: Lunch and entrances fees on monuments.

FULL DAY TOUR: ALGARVE LANDSCAPES & WINERY
Regular tour 01Nov21-31March 2023 (minimum 6 persons) – Euros 55
Departure: Tuesday + Thursday
Regular tour 01April-31Oct 2023 (minimum 6 persons) – TBA
*In this tour the child 0-10 years old: 50% reduction

Porches is renowned for its beautiful and original pottery. The Porches Pottery is one of the best representatives of this art and many of the traditional methods of production are still used here today. You can see the pottery being made and painted by hand by the artisans. The fishing village of Benagil is perched above the Atlantic and a tiny but picturesque beach, the sound of the Atlantic the uninterrupted sound track to the village’s activities. Heading towards the resort of Carvoeiro we visit Algar Seco where you can see the amazing caves and grottoes carved from the coastline over the centuries. Enjoy a stroll through the village of Ferragudo, along the cobbled streets and down to the small harbour where you can look across the mouth of the River Arade towards Praia da Rocha. Our last stop is in a winery where you can enjoy a guided tour and also sample some of the wines produced in this region.
NOT included: Lunch
Includes: Visit to a winery with wines tasting.

FULL DAY ALGARVE JEEP TOUR WITH LUNCH (ALGARVE)
Regular tour (minimum 4 persons) – Euros 53
Departure: Daily

Discover the deepest Algarve through off-road tracks, refreshing streams and old villages where time has stopped. The most beautiful landscapes, regional architecture and gastronomical tastes of Algarve. One of the musts of this tour is the gastronomical tasting of honey, natural jam and Portuguese liquor known as Medronho “firewater”. The day goes between hills and valleys, lowlands and villages, an unforgettable journey through the magical Algarve.
Included: Jeep tour with professional driver/guide, lunch with drinks in a typical restaurant, gastronomical tasting of honey, natural jam and Portuguese liquor known as Medronho “firewater”.

FULL DAY TOUR: ÉVORA (ALENTEJO REGION)
Note: Algarve region to Évora is approx. 226 km
Regular tour 01Nov21-31March 2023 – Euros 47
Departure: Wednesday

Évora, the capital of Alto Alentejo, is a walled city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The tour starts with a visit to the Chapel of Bones (entrance not included) and then a guide will accompany you through the streets of the city, passing through the famous Giraldo Square. During the tour you will be able to visit the Cathedral and the Roman Temple of Évora, better known as the Temple of Diana. There will be free time for lunch (not included) and to enjoy the city.
NOT included: Lunch and entrances fees on monuments

BOAT TOUR TO THE CAVES
3h, afternoon with transfers – Euros 35

A 3 hour Benagil cave tour from Albufeira, sailing westward, always close to the coast, between Albufeira Marina and the famous Benagil Caves or “Algar de Benagil”. Visit the highly acclaimed rock formations and caves recognized worldwide for their uniqueness. The experienced and passionate crew will be at your disposal throughout the experience to share the historical, cultural and ethnographic secrets of this coast.

FULL DAY TOUR: BEST OF THE EAST ALGARVE
Regular tour 01Nov21-31Oct 2023 – Euros 42
Departure: Thursday

We start with a visit to Faro, the capital of the province of Algarve and a tour of 13th century city centre. We proceed to the originally Moorish city of Olhão, an important fishing town, and its well-known local market. We continue to the historic town of Tavira, with its Roman bridge, typical cobbled streets, its many churches. You will have the chance to visit the old castle, which has a high observation point ideally suited to taking in the best views of the city and taking fantastic pictures. Free time for lunch (not included). The tour’s last stop is a visit to the fabulous village of Cacela Velha where the Ria Formosa meets the Atlantic Ocean.
NOT included: Lunch and entrances fees on monuments.

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