Olhao, Portugal

Olhao, Portugal


We are delighted to show you ‘the other side of the Algarve’ in 2018, with this new sun-and-sightseeing package based in Olhão.

Olhão is literally the ‘other side’ because most visitors to the area arrive in Faro and head east – as Friendship Travel has done (see previous page)! This 7-night package, including sightseeing and unique experiences, will be a revelation even if you have been to the Algarve before.

Your Host flies out from the UK for the week, and calling on the expertise of local guides, we start our sightseeing programme with a 10-minute train hop to Faro for the day. A guided walking tour takes in the cobbled alleyways of the old town, as well as extravagant Baroque churches. Fascinating visits might include the main museum set in a beautiful former convent and the Capela dos Ossos, which is literally a chapel of bones!

Another full day trip (transport included) takes us to Vila Real de Santo Antonio on the mighty river Guadiana. A local guide brings this elegant city to life: it was mainly rebuilt following an earthquake in the 18th century, and the large square lined with orange trees is a lovely spot for coffee, before heading across the border for lunch in Spain (included).

We also organise a fun morning at a local cookery school, where the chef demonstrates classic Portuguese dishes which we’ll all enjoy at lunchtime.

There’s also a excursion by boat during which you can learn more about Ria Formosa’s wildlife and land on a couple of the islands for a stroll.

There is also plenty of time for you to soak up the sun by the hotel’s pool, wander along Olhão’s cobbled streets to discover a friendly bar, take an eco-themed boat safari or hop on a ferry to spend a day on one of the islands’ beautiful beaches.
This is a super new holiday in a beautiful and unspoiled corner of the Algarve that is also great value with our included excursion package!

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