Faro: capital of Algarve
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Faro, Portugal

Faro: capital of Algarve

Pousada Palácio Estói
Created: Friday, February 11, 2022 - Departure: Sunday, October 16, 2022
price per person From
313 €
Based on 2 adults

About the city

The Algarve’s capital and largest city, Faro is the starting point for many northern Europeans’ holidays in the sun. Yet tourists have not overrun Faro, it’s a large city, and its marvellous beach, floating on an islet outside the town, help the jaded forget their lot. Despite being just the arrival point for many holidaymakers, with more than 300 days of sunshine a year, it's an enticing city-break destination in its own right. Faro's Old Town is a little gem. It's small, quiet and wonderfully atmospheric. The Cidade Vella is crammed with tourists and locals visiting the handicraft markets or just wandering around looking at the old buildings, many of which show signs of the city’s Moorish ancestry. Leading into Faro’s Old Town stands the Arco da Vila, a gate originally constructed as an arched gateway with a bell tower atop and a statue of the city’s patron saint, St Thomas Aquina. In the centre there is a beautiful square, Largo da Sé that used to be the Roman Forum. It's lined with orange trees and it is flanked by Faro’s Cathedral, the Bishops Palace and a 16th Century convent that is now the Faro Museum of Archaeology. Se Catedral, Faro’s Cathedral, dominates the Old Town. The original Gothic church was built in the 13th century, but was severely damaged during an earthquake. Only the tower and a doorway remains from that era and the temple presents today elements of different styles like Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque. From the tower you can enjoy panoramic views of Faro and the coastline. Faro has a beautiful marina which lies just to the north of the Old Town and is probably the busiest part of the city. The city of Faro is a busy cosmopolitan centre, offering plenty of things to do, whether it's a wander around the shops, relaxing at one of the many pavement cafés, or visiting some of the historic places of interest, this city has much to tempt you off the beach.
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Created: Friday, February 11, 2022 - Departure: Sunday, October 16, 2022
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Departure from France
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16 Oct

Transport from Toulouse to Faro

Departure
TAP Portugal
TAP Portugal TAP Portugal
12:30 - Toulouse, Blagnac (TLS)
15:30 - Faro, Faro (FAO)
0 PC 1 Stop
TP
TP TAP Portugal - TP 491
12:30 - Toulouse, Blagnac (TLS)
13:25 - Lisbon, Lisboa Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS)
Flight: TP491 Operated by: Portugalia
Cabin Class: Economy
Connection in Lisbon, Lisboa Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS)
1h 20m
TP
TP TAP Portugal - TP 1903
14:45 - Lisbon, Lisboa Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS)
15:30 - Faro, Faro (FAO)
Flight: TP1903 Operated by: Portugalia
Cabin Class: Economy
16 Oct

Accomodation

3 Nights
Pousada Palácio Estói
83%
At 7.3 km from the center BED AND BREAKFAST Rua de S. JoséEstoi, Faro 8005-465 POUSADA
A stay at Pousada Palácio Estói places you in the heart of Faro, steps from Estoi Palace and 15 minutes by foot from Ruins of Milreu. This 5-star pousada is 9.9 mi (15.9 km) from Faro Island Beach and 4.5 mi (7.3 km) from Santa Barbara de Nexe Church. Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages. You can take advantage of recreational amenities such as an outdoor pool, an indoor pool, and a sauna. Additional amenities at this pousada include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and a picnic area. Make yourself at home in one of the 63 guestrooms featuring minibars and LCD televisions. Rooms have private balconies or patios. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and bidets.
19 Oct

Transport from Faro to Toulouse

Return
TAP Portugal
TAP Portugal TAP Portugal
06:00 - Faro, Faro (FAO)
11:50 - Toulouse, Blagnac (TLS)
0 PC 1 Stop
TP
TP TAP Portugal - TP 1900
06:00 - Faro, Faro (FAO)
06:50 - Lisbon, Lisboa Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS)
Flight: TP1900
Cabin Class: Economy
Connection in Lisbon, Lisboa Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS)
2h 10m
TP
TP TAP Portugal - TP 492
09:00 - Lisbon, Lisboa Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS)
11:50 - Toulouse, Blagnac (TLS)
Flight: TP492 Operated by: Portugalia
Cabin Class: Economy
price per person From
313 €
Based on 2 adults
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