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Algarve is a rich and
diverse region, both in culture and in its landscape. From the rugged landscape
and the Atlantic winds of the Southwest coast near Sagres, with its white sandy
beaches and pleasant coves around Lagos and Albufeira, to the stretches of
sandbanks and tranquil water of Faro and Olhao, the Algarve offers something for
everyone. Enjoy the comforts of the
luxurious resorts and then head out to explore everything that the region has
to offer. Regardless of whether you’re
looking for adventures on land or on sea, you’ll find yourself spoilt
The gleaming, turquoise sea offers great opportunities to go snorkelling, SCUBA-diving or going on boat tours to see dolphins, whales and unique caves. For those seeking more adrenaline-fueled things to do, try windsurfing, jet skiing or cut loose in one of the many waterparks that are found along the coast.
Day trips in-land will reveal a different and more ancient side of Algarve. See the rocky Serra Mountains or visit some of the old-fashioned towns and marvel at the churches, fortresses and ruins such as Milreu and the Castelo dos Mouros that date back to eras long gone, when Romans and Moors ruled the land. In the villages, towns and coastal resorts you’ll find plenty of quaint cafés and restaurants for a welcome retreat after a long day of exploring, sun-bathing and splashing about in the sea. Charcoal-grilled fish, shellfish and tuna steaks should be eaten in copious amounts, accompanied by fresh local vegetables and delicious, cold white wine; enjoy the delicious flavours while you toast the setting sun for a day well spent in Algarve’s stunning surroundings.
One of the sunniest places in the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands offer a unique holiday experience. Sandy beaches, clear water and old fortresses give it an exotic air, which, when mixed the strong British identity, typical English houses, as well as the random pub, makes this a truly unique destination. The fantastic blend means that the group of islands, just off the coast of France have their very own and utterly charming identity. If you’re planning to visit either Guernsey or Jersey, here are a few facts that you might not know about them.
Being a company of keen travellers, we enjoy catching up with our costumers after they have been one of our holidays, to get the inside information on what they recommend to see and do when choosing to go to a certain destination. We recently caught up with Harry who discovered Iceland for less through our package deal that enabled him to go on three different tours and twice try to spot the Northern Lights.
Are you looking for a break in Scotland's capital? Here are four interesting facts that will give you a bit of an insight into the romantic city of Edinburgh. Why is it called the Auld Reekie? Did King George IV were pink leggings? And why is there a half finished Greek temple on the top of Calton Hill? Click here to find out.