MONTE SANTO RESORT
This combination package will have you spending 28 nights in luxury at the Monte Santo Resort, in Carvoeiro. Discover the best of the Algarve and enjoy living locally and indulging in the surrounding natural attractions and fresh and vibrant cuisine. Are you a keen golfer? Consider adding golf to your Portugal Longstays vacation! Play at Vale da Pinta or Gramacho Golf Course, just ten-minutes from your resort. Enjoy three final nights in Lisbon, exploring the Old Quarter and savouring traditional Portuguese tapas, wine and port. Finally visit Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage site and resort town. Discover a world of wellbeing where luxury, comfort, adventure and tranquility is the norm.
INCLUDING THREE NIGHTS IN LISBON + BREAKFAST DAILY
• Plaza Premium airport lounge pass†
• Airport transfers in country
• Carvoeiro: 28 nights at Monte Santo Resort with breakfast daily
• One-bedroom garden view suite with a double bed, sofa bed, modern kitchen and balcony
• Welcome grocery starter package upon arrival
• Wellness centre, indoor heated pool, sauna, Turkish bath and gym
• Six outdoor swimming pools, running track, spa and restaurant on-site
• Complimentary WiFi access
• Housekeeping three times weekly (bathroom cleaning, change of bed linens once per week, towels twice weekly)
• Complimentary shuttle to Carvoeiro city centre, the beach and golf courses (Gramacho and Vale da Pinta Golf Courses – only by request)
• Half-day Loule Market excursion
• Services of a local representative
• Lisbon: three nights at Hotel Mundial (4- star) with breakfast and a Lisbon walking tour with tapas
• Full-day Sintra tour with lunch and farewell dinner
Upon arrival you will receive a welcome grocery starter package which includes: two bread rolls, two tea bags, two coffee sachets, four sugar sachets, one litre of milk, one litre of water, two jam, two butter. Otherwise, this is a self-catering accommodation. Please bring your own supply of toiletries. We suggest that you consider packing your favourite necessities for a month such as tea towels, face towels, your favourite soap, shampoo etc. A swimming cap is mandatory if you want to use the indoor swimming pool.
Accommodations: One-bedroom garden view apartments feature a fully equipped kitchen with washer and dryer, living room with sofa bed, dining room and balcony or terrace. The bedroom has a double bed and private bathroom with spa bath. Two-bedroom garden view apartments also feature a fully equipped kitchen with washer and dryer, living room with sofa bed, dining room and balcony or terrace.
Golf Courses: Closest golf courses within a ten-minute drive include: Vale da Pinta Golf Course and Gramacho Golf Course. Three rounds of 18-holes is $500, caddy rates not included, and payable locally (subject to availability). Caddy rate for two for each 18-hole at Vale da Pinta Golf Course and Gramacho Golf Course is €45.
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Day 1 Feb. 24, 2020 | DEPART TORONTO – LISBON
Board overnight Air Transat flight 475 departs Toronto at 6:00 p.m. arrives Montreal at 7:15 p.m. Connects with Air Transat flight 580 departs Montreal 10:25 p.m. arrives Lisbon at 9:50 a.m the (following day).
Day 2 Feb. 25, 2020 | ARRIVAL IN LISBON – CARVOEIRO
Your local representative will meet you at the arrival area in the airport and transfer you to your accommodation, with breakfast provided daily during your stay.
Remainder of the day at leisure.
Accommodation: Monte Santo Resort (28 nights)
Day 3 Feb. 26, 2020 | CARVOEIRO (B)
At a pre-arranged time, your local representative will conduct a briefing to explain the on-site facilities and amenities and in the surrounding area as well as offer optional tours.
Remainder of the day at leisure.
Days 4 - 29 Feb. 27- Mar. 23, 2020 | CARVOEIRO (B)
Spend your time exploring the wonders of the Algarve and become acquainted with the Portuguese culture. There are many different beaches along the coast, fantastic restaurants and a number of optional excursions available to you, which you can organize and pay for locally with the assistance of your local representative if necessary.
Included half-day Loule Market Excursion (Feb. 29, 2020)
Enjoy a visit to this beautiful inland town to get involved with the locals at the weekly markets. You will have plenty of free time to visit the Moorish castle, browse around the quaint narrow shopping streets or hustle and bustle a brilliant bargain with the locals in the market square.
Day 30 Mar. 24, 2020 | DEPART CARVOEIRO – LISBON (B)
Check out of Monte Santo Resort in the morning. You will transfer from your resort in the Algarve to Lisbon and check into your hotel. The remainder of your afternoon is at leisure to explore Lisbon on your own.
Accommodation: Hotel Mundial (three nights)
Day 31 Mar. 25, 2020 | LISBON (B)
After breakfast at the hotel your morning is at leisure. In the afternoon, you will be guided through Lisbon learning about the history of this quaint city from the 12th century through to current times. Learn about Mouraria, the birthplace of Fado music and the most multicultural neighborhood in Lisbon. You will be introduced to the local flavours, taste the staples and indulge in iconic dishes of Portuguese culture. You likely might try olive oils, cornbread, cured hams, cheeses, bifana or pork sandwich, tinned fish, codfish cakes, Portuguese custard tarts, red wine, green wine, beer, coffee, tea and of course, port.
Day 32 Mar. 26, 2020 | LISBON (B,D)
After breakfast, depart from your hotel at 9 a.m. by coach to see the city’s highlights. Enjoy an informative commentary during a relaxing drive through the town, stopping to take photographs at famous landmarks and places of interest such as the Monument to the Discoveries, Belém Tower and the Jerónimos Monastery.
The tour continues to the charming UNESCO World Heritage town of Sintra, where you can admire many stunning buildings and works of art. You will also visit Sintra National Palace, also known as Palácio da Vila, famous for its magnificent painted ceilings. After your visit to the Palace, enjoy some free time to explore the town. From Sintra continue to Cabo da Roca, the most western point of Europe, where you will have time to enjoy and photograph the stunning views. Your tour will end with a visit to Cascais, a popular resort with a wonderful bay lined by elegant houses, before returning to Lisbon. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner with your group at the Varanda de Lisboa restaurant, including wine.
Day 33 Mar. 27, 2020 | DEPART LISBON – TORONTO (B)
Transfers will be organized for you to the airport for your flight home Board Air Transat flight 337 departs Lisbon at 11:10 a.m. arrives Toronto at 3:30 p.m.
CDN$ p.p. dbl. occ. Taxes included. Single supplement: $1,950.. Two-bedroom garden view suite upgrade: $460 p.p. dbl. occ. One-bedroom luxury suite upgrade: $800 p.p. dbl. occ. ††Add a car: CDN$ per car per week. Based on Europcar EDMR Seat Ibiza or similar (manual) including unlimited mileage, insurance LDW (CDW & THW) LAF, 0€ EXCESS, taxes and delivery (pick up and drop off from your Algarve Resort). CDMR Renault Megane or similar (manual): $370 per car per week. CDAD Renault Megane or similar (automatic) $600 per car per week. Add Golf to your Portugal Longstays Vacation: Closest golf courses (within a 5-10 minute drive) are: Vale da Pinta GC and Gramacho GC. Three rounds of 18 holes is $500. Note: Caddy rates not included and payable locally (subject to availability). Caddy rate for 2 for each 18 hole; Vale da Pinta GC and Gramacho GC: €45. †Plaza Premium airport lounge pass applicable at Toronto & Vancouver airports only.
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