Deal of the week: Eastern Algarve
Save £150 per person
Tavira: Treasure of the Algarve
Explore the coast, villages and countryside with its year-round sunshine
Our latest deal of the Week is an exclusive saving: join a small group departure to explore the Eastern Algarve on 8 February 2020 and you can save up to £150 per person.
Hurry though, this Seven Day Deal ends 22 November 2019.
Offer Departure Date: 8 February 2020
Duration: 7 nights
Price with flights: was £1,049 - now just £899 pp
Flights • 2 guided walking options every walking day • Services of experienced HF Holidays' Leaders • All transport to and from walks • Free day to explore at your leisure • Half Board, en suite accommodation in an Arabian influenced 4-star hotel
Discover the traditional side of the Algarve on this enchanting week away. Tavira itself, 18 miles from the Spanish border and stradling the Gilao river, is arguably the prettiest place to base yourself in the Algarve. This colourful, old-town charmer exudes an authentic Portuguese atmosphere. You'll find the ruins of a hilltop castle, an old Roman bridge and a smattering of Gothic and Renaissance churches among the historic attractions. Buildings are traditional, churches are many, fishing boats crowd the river and everyone has time to dawdle. Then there's the colours: blinding-white walls, brilliant azulejo tiles and fiery-red pantiles.
From here, on leisurely and moderate walks, you'll uncover layers of history, from Phoenician excavations through Islamic-decorated doorways to Renaissance and Baroque flourishes. Paths trace between orange groves, olives and carob orchards, among pine forests and cork oaks. You'll range from coastal routes to rural corners, climbing hills and valleys to discover an atmospheric graveyard of anchors, pretty coastal villages, salt pans full of birdlife and secluded, beautiful beaches, with plenty of time to pause and drink in the scenery and silence.