VILA PETRA APARTMENTS | 4 ★

VILA PETRA APARTMENTS | 4 ★

ALBUFEIRA, Portugal

This combination package offers the best of the Algarve & Lisbon! Arrive in Faro and transfer to the modern and centrally located Vila Petra Resort for 28 nights, with breakfast daily. The resort is located just 45 minutes from Faro International Airport, 100 m from Albufeira’s famous strip, 300 m from the nearest bars and restaurants and two kilometres from Oura beach. Relax in your self-catered studio apartment and explore the local culture. This modern resort is designed with granite floors, as well as local stone and wood finishes. End your stay with three
nights in Lisbon; explore the Old Quarter of this fascinating city and savour some traditional Portuguese tapas along with a wine tasting. You will also visit Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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INCLUDING THREE NIGHTS IN LISBON & BREAKFAST DAILY!


Includes:

* Round-trip airfare
• Plaza Premium airport lounge pass†
• Airport transfers in country
• Algarve: 28 nights at Vila Petra Apartments with breakfast daily
• Studio pool view with two twin beds, living room, sofa bed and balcony or terrace
• Welcome grocery starter package upon arrival
• In-room safe box and air-conditioning
• Free outdoor parking on site
• Indoor heated pool with jacuzzi and gym
• Restaurant and bar, mini market on-site
• Housekeeping daily, change of bed linens twice per week, change of towels three times per week
• Free WiFi access in public areas
• Half-day Loule Market excursion
• Lisbon: three nights at the Hotel Mundial (4-star) with breakfast and a Lisbon walking tour with tapas, and farewell dinner
• Full-day Sintra tour
• Services of a local representative

Amenities:

An elevator is available at the resort. You have access to the health club with sauna and a Turkish bath at €10 per person, per use for 60 minutes. A self-service laundry is available at €4 per load for washing or drying. Tennis courts are available for use for €10 per hour; rackets and balls €6.
Accommodations: Studio pool view apartments have two twin beds, a sofa bed, living room with balcony or terrace, complete kitchenette with fridge, electric rings, oven, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, kettle, a stick-blender and dishwasher. Upon arrival you receive a welcome grocery starter package which includes: four bread rolls, four tea bags, four coffee sachets, eight sugar sachets, one litre of milk, one litre of water, jam, butter. You will also have access to satellite TV, an in-room safe box (€8 per week), air-conditioning, iron and iron board, plus a full bathroom with a hairdryer.
The one-bedroom pool view apartments have twin beds in the bedroom, a full bathroom, two convertible sofa beds in the living room, dining room with table and chairs, separate kitchen with exhaust fan, cooker hob, oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, toaster, coffee machine, kettle and blender. There is also a hairdryer, air-conditioning and balcony with pool view.

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31 nights

$3,995* p.p.


Activity Level: easy pace

Departure Dates:
Feb. 24, 2020
Toronto/Montréal $3,995* p.p.
Vancouver $4,395* p.p.

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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. Then connects with Air Transat flight 580 departs Montreal 10:25 p.m. arrives Lisbon at 9:50 a.m.

Day 2 Feb. 25, 2020 | ARRIVAL IN LISBON - ALGARVE
Your local representative will meet you in the arrival area at the airport and transfer you to your accommodation, for the entirety of your stay in the Algarve Region, Vila Petra Apartments.
Remainder of the day at leisure.
Accommodation: Vila Petra Apartments (28 nights)

Day 3 Feb. 26, 2020 | ALGARVE (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 | ALGARVE (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 ALGARVE - LISBON (B)
Check out of hotel. Transfer from your resort in the Algarve to Lisbon and check into your hotel.
The remainder of your afternoon will be at leisure to explore Lisbon on your own.
Accommodation: Hotel Mundial (three nights)

Day 31 Mar. 25, 2020 | LISBON (B)
After breakfast enjoy your morning at leisure.
Included half-day Lisbon walking tour with Tapas:
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)
Included full-day Sintra excursion:
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.

Single supplement: $1,600. One bedroom pool view apartment upgrade $300 p.p. dbl. occ. †Plaza Premium airport lounge pass applicable at Toronto & Vancouver airports only. CDN$ pp. dbl. occ. Taxes included. Professional fee of $65 plus HST per booking is not included.

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