Discover the hidden Algarve

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Discover the hidden Algarve

The Algarve has so much more to discover than just beaches and golf.

The Algarve is one of a unique place in the world, a coastal strip just over 150 Km. It combines its natural environment and cultural heritage with the traditions of coastal towns picturesque fisherman villages. Many of these natural areas are protected and considered a world heritage by UNESCO.

The region's built heritage is something you cannot afford to miss. The architecture of the whitewashed houses, with their brightly-coloured mouldings and remarkably beautiful chimneys, the church belfries and the museums, all reveal particular memories of the ancestors of the Algarve people and help to make this such a special destination.

Enjoy the best experiences that the Algarve has to offer, and live unforgettable moments during your stay. Discover and enjoy!

Holiday Highlights -

·         Visit to Cacela Velha

·        Half day guided tour of Tavira with Lunch 

·         Half day tour to Lagos (entrance fees included)

·         Half day tour to Silves with Lunch

·         Guide for day excursions and activities

·         All transfers between activities

·         Entrances fees to the following monuments: Castro Marim Castle, Lagos church, Silves Castle

 

Twin Centre (Tavira & Lagos) Hotels

The Prime Energize, Tavira  ****

The four star Hotel Prime is perfectly located only 450 yards from the beach in Monte Gordo and a two-minute walk into the town centre, offering guests comfortable accommodation with modern and minimalistic design features.

Boasting a rooftop swimming pool with stunning views out to sea and the stunning Algarve coast, sit back and enjoy a cocktail (or two) from the bar whilst taking in the wonderful vista.

Each room or suite of the hotel is equipped with air conditioning, free WiFi, flat-screen cable TV, minibar, safety deposit box and telephone. Bathrooms include free Rituals™ toiletries.

The hotels restaurant serves a variety of healthy dishes featuring local dishes including the catch of the day - fresh fish from the Portuguese coast.

Hotel Tivoli, Lagos ****

Located just a few metres from the beach and a 10-minute stroll to Lagos’ centre, Hotel Tivoli, Lagos offers ultra stylish accommodation, furnished with modern accents and ultra sleek architectural designs.

The four star hotel offers individual rooms equipped with free Wi-Fi, air conditioning with individual climate control, a safe, a dressing room and a seating area, featuring great views over the garden.

A breakfast buffet is served daily, and guests can enjoy seasonal and local produce at The Lacóbriga restaurant, alternatively guests can unwind in the Lobby bar after a long day sightseeing or sunbathing.

If you’re after some well deserved rest and relaxation, the hotel also offers a luxurious spa, with a swimming pool, steam bath and Turkish bath.

Discovering the Hidden Algarve

Day 1 – Arrival at Faro

You will be transferred to 4 Star Hotel The Prime Energize, Tavira where you will stay for the next 4 nights. Evening Dinner at the hotel.

Day 2 – Visit Cacela – Velha (Half day)

Start your journey in Portugal by a memorable visit at the historical Cacela-Velha, a whitewashed village that shows how Algarve was more than half a century ago. Cacela-Velha it’s a great village to have your first contact with the Portuguese culture and traditional food. Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel The Prime Energize.

Day 3 - Discover Tavira (Half Day)

Let start your day by discovering Tavira, one of the most emblematic cities in Algarve full of Roman, Arab and Christian heritage. Discover the city centre, the narrow streets, the fantastic bridges and the several churches. Lunch in a local restaurant.

Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel The Prime Energize.

Day 4 – At Leisure

Free day to enjoy the hotel facilities, spa treatments or go shopping. Overnight stay at Hotel The Prime Energize.

Day 5 – Lagos (Half Day)

After breakfast, today you will move to Lagos and Check in at 4 Star Hotel Tivoli, Lagos where you will stay for the next 3 nights.

In the Afternoon, guided walking tour in Lagos, a coastal town full of history, but also a vibrant place with lots going on. There you can visit the golden church of Saint Anthony and the first slave market of Europe. This was also the place where slaves were educated to become translators for further explorations of the African continent by the Portuguese explorations. Nowadays is a meeting point for traditional markets and popular concerts. Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel Tivoli, Lagos.

Day 6 - Day at Leisure

Free day at leisure to discover the town at your own pace. Indulge in retail therapy or enjoy the spa facilities at the hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel Tivoli, Lagos.

Day 7 – Discover Silves (Half Day)

You can’t leave Algarve without visiting the old Moorish capital of the Algarve: Silves!

Visit the cathedral and the castle of Silves, one of the best preserved of the Moorish fortifications in Portugal, built between the 8th and 13th century. By 201 B.C. the Romans conquered Silves, transforming it into a citadel of their occupation, and commercial centre that prospered for the next five centuries. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant.

Tonight, you will have a farewell dinner in the hotel and time to reflect on some of the best moments of your stay in Algrave. Overnight stay at the Hotel Tivoli.

Day 8 – Departure

After breakfast transfer to Faro Airport for your flight back home.

 

 

Dates & Prices

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  • Stay 4 nights at Hotel Prime Energize, Tavira **** & 3 nights at Tivoli, Lagos ****
  • Your own single occupancy en suite room
  • Daily Breakfast, 5 dinner & 2 lunch 
  • Flights from Gatwick & Manchester
  • All Taxes & Surcharges
  • 20kg Baggage & 5kg hand Baggage
  • Airport transfers
  • Services of a Solitair host
  • Icebreaker get together
  • Excursions & Sightseeing to Tavira, Lagos & Silves Optional Excursions & activities
  • Club Solitair membership
  • Great times with other singles in your age group!

Flight timings (Nov - Apr)

  • Departs London Gatwick at 06:30 Arrives Faro at 09:20
  • Departs Faro at 09:50 Arrives London Gatwick at 12:40
  • Departs Manchester at 14:35 Arrives Faro at 17:35
  • Departs Faro at 18:25 Arrives Manchester at 21:35

Flight timings (May - Oct)

  • Departs London Gatwick at 06:00 Arrives Faro at 08:55
  • Departs Faro at 09:20 Arrives London Gatwick at 12:05
  • Departs Manchester at 12:25 Arrives Faro at 15:25
  • Departs Faro at 17:05 Arrives Manchester at 20:05

Flight timings are approximate and for guidance only

Fly from your local airport at a Supplement

Price & Itinerary may be subject to change

Price excludes Tourist Tax approximately Euro 2/ person/ day to be paid locally

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  • Currency - Euro (EUR)
  • Visa - No visa required
  • Electricity - Electrical current is 220 and 240 volts, 50Hz. European-style two-pin plugs are standard
  • Time Difference - There is no time difference
  • Best time to Travel - Year Around
  • Languages spoken - Portuguese
FAQ

Frequently asked Questions

Who are Solitair?
The specialists in Singles Holidays
Sophisticated, fun & adventurous holidays chosen especially for the single traveller

Who books with Solitair?
Our customers join us from all walks of life. We have found that people choose to travel solo for many reasons, but appreciate the communal ambience created by the Solitair concept. Our guests can be single, separated, divorced, widowed or simply unable to co-ordinate holidays with family and friends. We always endeavour to balance numbers, genders and ages within each group, but naturally, we can never guarantee a particular mix of people.

Read more about just who our customers are, with our survey on Singles Holidays Uncovered!

Why book with Solitair?
We operate our holidays with a real knowledge of the single traveller's wishes and aspirations, with recommendations personally tried and tested by ourselves. Our guests benefit from the knowledge and experience we have accumulated over the past 15 years, enabling us to offer the very best singles holidays. With Solitair you will find great company, total freedom, good food and friendly hosts at all our holiday destinations.

Age - does it matter?
Definitely not... We know from our experience that a cross section of ages offers the best mix for our groups, so you will have the opportunity to meet new friends across a wide range of ages. Our experienced travel advisors will guide you towards your perfect holiday dependent on age and interests.

What is the age range of people travelling on a Solitair holiday?
Solitair arrange specific holidays for singles who want to match their age range and interests. We cater for single travellers from the ages of 29 to 79 with some holiday highlighted for particular age groups as below.


·      29 – 49 years of age
·      30 – 59 years of age
·      50 + up to 89 years of age

What is the average group size on Solitair singles holidays?
The average group size is 12 but the numbers vary depending on time of the year and destination.

What is the ratio of men to women?
We do not manage the proportion of women to men on our solo holidays. The ratio varies, but is usually around three women to each man.

How do I connect with other singles going on holiday?
Once you have booked your holiday, you can register to our site by using your booking reference number to join our on line community of single travellers. Never be bored or stressed in the airport again! Find your new friends before you travel with our email exchange service and online community. Perhaps to meet before you travel at an airport lounge, generally get to know your fellow travellers before to go on holiday or just to chat and share experiences.

Are you a dating agency?
No, we do not design our holiday packages to have any aspect of introduction or dating services. We offer holidays purely for single travellers who want to go it alone but do not want to spend their holiday on their own. Good friends do certainly result from our holidays. Although individuals have met and become a couple as a result of our holidays this is not an intention of Solitair.

First time Traveller?
We understand that going away on your own for the first time can be daunting, which is why becoming part of a Solitair group can help you feel more at ease. In the company of new friends, you can enjoy a different way of holidaying, safe in the knowledge that you are free to enjoy your own company or join others if you wish for exploration, dining, travel and fun.

I have never travelled on my own before ?
Don't worry, more than half of our single customers have never booked on their own before, so you'll be amongst likeminded people with something already in common. 

Will I be left on my own?
Only if you choose to be. Our hosts are at hand to greet you at the airport at your holiday destination and organise your ice breaker get together. On all our singles holidays we arrange meals together, offer advice on excursions and answer any questions. Of course there will be plenty of time and space for you to be alone whenever you choose.

When will I meet my Solitair Representative?
Your Solitair representative will meet you either at your resort or at your destination airport.Your representative will be available during your holiday to ensure everything runs smoothly and add that reassuring personal touch. Our friendly hosts are specially selected from the respective countries, as our experience has shown that their local knowledge and skills will add value to your holiday and also we are committed in supporting local tourism.

Can I extend my holiday?
If you would like to extend your holiday at the time of booking just ask and we can sometimes arrange this for you.

How can I book a holiday?

You can book over phone by ringing reservations on 0844 4144010 or online by simply clicking the 'Book On-line’ link and you will be guided through the booking process in easy-to-follow steps.
·      acknowledge receipt by e-mail
·      send a confirmation invoice by e-mail within 24 hours
·      Simply book on-line.

If you have any further queries, please call 0844 414 4010

By phone contact our Travel consultants on 0844 414 4010 and one of our helpful and friendly team will book your holiday and answer any questions you may have. Our team are here to take your call Monday - Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-5pm (excludes customer services). A telephone answering service is available outside office hours. Calls may be recorded to ensure a high level of customer service.

What is smart price?
Smart price is an early booking discount and to take advantage of smart price you should book early and pay in full at the time of booking.

How much deposit is required to book the holiday?
You can secure your booking by paying £100 deposit for UK holidays, £200 for European holidays & £500 for Worldwide holidays  anytime up to 10 weeks prior to departure.

How do I know if my booking has been confirmed?
When booking a holiday on-line or over phone, you will receive a confirmation in 24 hours with a booking reference by e mail. Please print the page or write down the booking reference number when you receive it. You will also receive an e-mail confirming the receipt of your payment.


When do I have to pay for my holiday in full?
The balance is required no later than 10 weeks before departure. If you are due to travel within 10 weeks of making the booking, payment is required in full when you book your holiday.

What payment methods do you accept?

Payment of your holiday can be made by Debit or Credit card over the phone or online. No surcharge is levied on Credit cards, Debit cards, Delta, Visa Debit, Master Debit, Solo and Electron cards 
 

If I have a special request?

If you have a special request this must be made at the time of booking over the telephone or online booking. Please be advised certain request are subject to supplement for e.g: Pre bookable seats, Extra legroom seats, Pool / Sea view rooms.  Special dietary request must be notified at the time of booking and vegetarian diet, gluten free diet can be catered on all our holidays.  All special request must be notified at the time of booking and appropriate supplement if applicable must be paid to guarantee the service.


Will you send me a reminder when I have to pay the balance?
We do not issue reminders for the balance. Your holiday confirmation advice you the date for balance payment and serves as your final invoice.

Can I fly from my local airport?
To make your travel easier, we endeavour if available to offer direct flights to a selection of our destinations at a supplement. Or we can arrange regional connection to major airports.

When will I receive my tickets?
Your Electronic tickets and final travel details will be issued approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

What are your opening hours?
You can Contact our Holiday Consultants on 0844 414 4010 and one of our helpful and friendly team will book your holiday and answer any questions you may have. Our team are here to take your call Monday - Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-5pm (excludes customer services). A telephone answering service is available outside office hours. Calls may be recorded to ensure a high level of customer service.
 
Booking Information
If there is a mistake in my confirmation, what should I do?
Telephone 0844 414 4010 quoting your booking reference number immediately on receipt of email invoice. Once confirmed and invoiced, any changes by you to your details or holiday arrangements will incur an administration fee of £50.

Can I cancel my holiday?
Yes you can. Please advise us by telephone immediately and also in writing. If you cancel you will be liable to pay cancellation fees detailed in our Booking Conditions.


Do I have to share a bedroom?
No, we recognise that people have the right to travel without the burden of additional supplement costs, which is why Solitair make no single supplement charges and we do not ask or expect you to share a room with one of your companions unless you decide to.

Do you charge a single room supplement?
No. Our prices are based on single occupnacy.

What is Share & Save option 
Certain holidays we offer Share & Save option with same gender and similar age group to reduce the cost of the holiday.

Can two single friends travel together?
Although the vast majority of our customers travel alone, some people who have recently become alone or solo and are not ready to go alone do travel with a friend.

Can Solitair organise my car parking and overnight stay at the airport?
Yes just give us a call and we will be pleased to assist you with your arrangements.

Can I pre-book my seats on the aircraft?
Yes, you can pre book your seats on the aircraft for a supplement, please advise at the time of booking.

When are flight times confirmed?
If you contact our Customer Services approximately 7 – 10 days before the departure date, we should be able to confirm final flight times.

Why do you need my insurance and next of kin/friends details?
If you have taken your own insurance we ask for details so that in the event of an emergency, we can deal with any problems. Also to assist you if required to contact your next of kin or friend.

If I have a concern or a complaint what do I do?
Please refer to the Solitair complaints procedure the terms and conditions of booking, and you can use the Contact Us function.

Book with confidence
Solitair is fully bonded and holds an Air Travel Organisers Licence number (ATOL) 6184. This means your money and holiday are fully protected when you book with us.

 

Need Help

If you cannot find answers or got any queries regarding this holiday please contact us or request a call back.

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