This holiday to Spain's Costa del Sol and Portugal's Algarve will suit those who want to explore both countries while enjoying a relaxing vacation.
In Costa Del Sol, we stay 6 nights at the lovely seaside resort town of Torremolinos on the Mediterranean Sea. Stretching for miles here is the famous Paseo Maritimo promenade - a waterfront boardwalk, lively both day and evening, with a wide variety of kiosks and shops. You can walk to the centre of Torremolinos - a charming town with a bustling pedestrian-only main street with a myriad of colourful boutiques, cafes and bars. Our hotel will be the “all-suites” Sol House Costa del Sol located directly on the seafront promenade and famous Carihuela Beach, steps away from the luxurious Puerto Marina with its sleek white yachts and sailboats, along with many art galleries, shops and restaurants. The hotel lobby is beautifully designed with polished marble floors and natural wood décor. There are 5 outdoor seafront pools, a buffet restaurant and a nightly entertainment program with a variety of live music and shows. We have all Sea View Guest suites, which feature a large picture window and sliding doors out to a private terrace or balcony. There is a separate living area with sofa and bedroom (queen or twin beds), and complementary Wi-Fi. Wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks and water are included all afternoon and evening.
After our stay in Costa del Sol we transfer by coach to the Algarve region in Portugal, enjoying en route a sightseeing tour of the historic Spanish city of Seville. In the Algarve we stay 6 nights in the popular resort town of Albufeira, one of the Algarve’s most picturesque areas, with a sandy beach that stretches for miles, azure waters and impressive cliffs and rock formations. Our hotel here is the First Class Vila Gale Cerro Alagoa, located within a 5-minute walk from the town centre and beach. Facilities of the hotel include a restaurant, bar, outdoor pool, fitness centre with an indoor heated pool, jacuzzi and a games room with billiards and card tables. Guest rooms are simply furnished and all have a balcony. Wine, beer, soft drinks and water are included with lunches and dinners.
After our stay in Albufeira we enjoy a scenic drive to Lisbon where we enjoy a city sightseeing tour, our Farewell Dinner and overnight in a centrally located hotel.
* Those joining any of our tours to Europe must be able to walk fairly long distances and climb stairs easily.