Portugal Long Stay Winter 2021

Winter Long Stays (2021) / Land Only
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    This is an AMAZING DEAL! Hurry up before they are all gone!

    3 Departures are available: 31JAN2021 // 21FEB2020 // 14MAR2020

    Portugal Long Stay Winter 2021 (24 nights) for ONLY CA$1450
    Inclusions: 2 Nights in Lisbon upon arrival in a 4* hotel, a half-day city tour followed by a transfer to the Algarve region for a 21-night accommodation in a Studio or One-bedroom apartment with kitchen. Return to Lisbon for 1 last night Lisbon 4*. Daily breakfast included and all group transfers.

    ITINERARY

    DAY 1 DEPARTURE FROM CANADA
    Day of departure – Flights are not included but can be added from any Canadian City departure

    DAY 2 ALGARVE
    Upon arrival in Lisbon Jan 31st or Feb 21st or March 14th, 2021, transfer to your hotel in Lisbon. Stay at leisure for the next 2 nights with daily breakfast.
    Accommodation: Hotel 4* in Lisbon (hotel Turim Iberia, Skyna or similar to be advised in travel documents 3 weeks prior to departure) daily breakfast included

    DAY 3 LISBON - ALGARVE
    Breakfast. Today a city tour is planned in coach and by foot. We will discover Lisbon and its historic neighborhoods; Park Edward VII Avenue de la Liberté, Rossio Square and Central Station. Then we will see the Belem neighborhood by the sea. The Jeronimo Monastery and Belem Tower whose origins date back to the 16th century and protected by the UNESCO heritage. Enjoy some free time for lunch and at approx. 2 PM, we will meet for the group transfer to Algarve. Upon arrival, delivery of the keys and evening at leisure. Soon, a meeting will be scheduled with the representatives in order to give you as much information about the services in the hotel and its surroundings and talk about the optional excursions ($) available during the stay. Accommodation: Vila Petra 4* for the next 3 weeks - with kitchenette and breakfast (Studio or One-bedroom apartment)

    DAY 4-25th (21 nights in a studio or one-bedroom apartment) ALGARVE
    Stay in the Algarve region. Optional excursions ($) will be suggested on the spot.

    Day 25th
    - 1 day prior to departure: ALGARVE – LISBON
    Transfer back to Lisbon at 4* hotel in Lisbon
    Accommodation: hotel 4* in Lisbon (hotel Turim Iberia, Skyna or similar to be advised in travel documents 3 weeks prior to departure) daily breakfast included Day 26th

    • Last day LISBON - CANADA
      After breakfast, group transfer to Lisbon airport for your flight home. (flights not included ) (B)
      NOTE. The exact times of appointments and meetings will be provided on location

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    ABOUT THE RESORT
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    Aparthotel 4* Vila Petra – Albufeira, in Algarve, Portugal
    Just 330 ft from Albufeira’s main street, a few kilometers from the center of Albufeira and Oura Beach, this apartment-style hotel features indoor and outdoor swimming pools and a relaxing health club.
    Every apartment at Vila Petra has a private balcony with views out over the large grounds. All apartments have granite floors, a separate sitting area with satellite TV, and full kitchen facilities.
    Vila Petra’s restaurant has a menu throughout the day. There is also a poolside bar where you can relax with a drink. In Vila Petra, internet access is free at the lobby and the units (studios/apartments)
    Note: The outdoor pool is not heated but there is an indoor heated pool free of charge for the guests. For children, there is a separate pool, a playground, and childcare services. Car and bike rentals are available for those who would like to explore the Algarve and its attractions. Vila Petra is 40 km from Faro International Airport and free on-site parking is available. For quality and style, Vila Petra is the ideal place to relax. Situated close to Praia da Oura, yet providing guests with seclusion and privacy. Much thought has gone into the design of this quality, modern aparthotel, with polished granite floors, local stone, and wood finishes.

    All apartments are equipped to the high standards you would expect, including kitchen, air conditioning, and terrace, but it´s the attention to detail that makes Vila Petra extra special. Vila Petra offers their guests various recreational areas, which they can use.

    Vila Petra – How to get to downtown and beaches.
    There are several utilities available and easy to use.
    A bus stop is only 150 from the residence.
    Approx. prices are :
    • The ticket price € 1.50 per direction.
    • A prepaid ticket € 0.70
    • A monthly pass € 18.00
    • passing frequency every 30 minutes during the day.
    At 300 meters there is also the stop for the tourist train in the region
    • The day 3.00 € per person
    • 65+ senior fare € 1.00.
    • passing frequency every 20 minutes during the day.

    Excellent Amenities at Vila Petra
    Free! Wi-Fi internet is available in public areas.

    Outside amenities: outdoor pool, garden, terrace.

    Activities: tennis court, golf course (within 3 km), billiards, table tennis, squash, sauna, fitness center, spa and wellness center, massage, hot tub, Turkish / Steam, indoor pool, bike rental, game room, library, children's playground, karaoke.

    Restaurants/bar: breakfast in the room, Restaurant (à la carte), snack bar, special diet menus (on request). Free public parking is possible on location (reservation is not needed).

    Services: vending machine (drinks), car hire, airport shuttle (surcharge), reception 24h / 24, currency exchange bureau, luggage storage, babysitting, laundry, ironing service, rooms meeting/banquet facilities, fax/photocopying, barber/beauty.

    General: safety deposit box, non-smoking rooms, family rooms, elevator, all public and private spaces nonsmoking, and designated smoking area. Facilities for the disabled. Languages spoke: Portuguese, English.

    Pets: Pets are not allowed.

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    Studio 50 square meters include: 

    2 twin beds, Convertible Sofa bed, Dining Area, Separated kitchen (exhaust fan; cooker hob; oven; microwave; dishwasher; toaster; coffee machine; water boiler and blender), Full bathroom, Hairdryer, Air conditioning, Balcony

    One-Bedroom apartment - 65 square meters

    1 separate bedroom with 2 twin beds, 2 Convertible Sofa beds in the living room, Living room, Dining room with table and chairs, Separated kitchen (exhaust fan; cooker hob; oven; microwave; dishwasher; toaster; coffee machine; water boiler and blender), Full bathroom, Hairdryer, Air conditioning, Balcony

    AS A BONUS, we have included the daily breakfast during your stay at Vila Petra!!

    Price & Inclusions

    Arrival in Lisbon on January 31 st, from $1450** (Per person in double occupancy - Studio)
    Arrival in Lisbon on February 21st, from $1450** (Per person in double occupancy - Studio)
    Arrival in Lisbon on March 14th, from $1500 ** (Per person in double occupancy - Studio)

    PRICES ARE IN CANADIAN DOLLAR!

    PAYMENT
    ONLY a $100 non-refundable deposit at the time of booking to secure your spot. The balance is due 50 days prior to departure

    Supplements

    • Supplement for pool view studio from +$100 per person in double
    • Supplement for one-bedroom apartment +$200 per person in double
    • Supplement for a one-bedroom apartment with pool view+$300 per person in double
    • Supplement for studio single from +$1150

    THIS PACKAGE INCLUDES
    21 nights in a studio or an apartment with a kitchenette, 3 nights in Lisbon at a 4 * hotel with daily breakfast (New bonus), one half-day city tour of Lisbon, meet and greet services by a local representative to assist with local excursions and providing destination information.  

    This package does not include: Flights, lunch, and dinner, city stay taxes of 2 € per person in Lisbon, gratuities to guides, drivers, representatives, optional excursions, travel insurance, seat selection, or any other item not mentioned in this itinerary

    Terms & Conditions
    The deposit is for the land-only package - The flight must be purchased separately, and the airport transfers will be arranged accordingly. 
    Land penalties: If you cancel 50-31 days prior to departure=30% penalty and 30 days or less prior to departure=100% penalty

    Singles Travel
    If you would like to take advantage of double occupancy prices, you can find your roommate through Meetup. By paying a $100 deposit, you can secure your spot, then you will have time to find your roommate before you pay the balance, 50 days prior to departure. When you pay the balance, we need you to give us the name of your travel mate, and we will complete your registration based on 2 people sharing a Studio or a one-bedroom apartment. Your travel mate should do the same to finalize his/her booking. If you cannot find any roommate, you will have to pay the single occupancy surcharge, which is +$1150. Based on the Tour operator/Wholesaler’s policy, you will need to find your travel mate yourself.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE 

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    Insurance Cost examples:
    The cost of the COVID-19 Pandemic Travel Plan for a 50-year-old traveller is $199.20 on a 24 day trip to Portugal (it includes only the Emergency medical costs and Trip Interruption).
    The cost of an ALL-INCLUSIVE Travel Plan for a 50-year-old traveller is $250.13 on a 24 day trip to Portugal (it includes Emergency medical costs, Trip cancellation & interruption, Baggage loss, damage & delay Flight and travel accidents)

    Pickup

    NOTE: This tour is not escorted from Canada. You will see the group at the destination.

    What You'll Like:

    • - The resort is booked for Canadian Groups. You will find a lot of like-minded travelers, same age demographic, and best of all, they are all Canadian! So the majority of the resort is going to be Canadian passengers from different gateways across Canada. 
    • - Your package includes a daily breakfast
    • - A kitchenette is available to you if you wish to make your own food when you need 
    • - This property has an indoor and outdoor pool, Spa, Health Club, a couple of restaurant options right on the site. It's a 4* category full-service resort.
    • - Airport Transfers are included
    • - You'll receive a meet and greet service by a local representative to assist with local excursions/day trips and providing destination information. 
    • - English is very widely spoken in this part of Portugal (Algarve)
    • - Not crowded in the Winter season
    • - Mild weather in the destination

    Tour Attractions

    PORTUGAL

    Portugal has a rich seafaring past, superb beach resorts, wistful towns and a landscape wreathed in olive groves, vineyards and wheat fields. Littered with UNESCO World Heritage sites and graced by one of Europe’s most relaxed and attractive capitals, it also remains refreshingly affordable. Savouring life slowly is a Portuguese passion, and much of the best is humble – traditional folk festivals; simple, honest food drowning in olive oil; music that pulls at the heart strings, recalling past love and glories; and markets overflowing with fish, fruit and flowers.

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    Optional guided tours from Algarve

     

    Attention: Optional tours (payable locally in cash - EURO only) – ATM machines available near the hotel
    Minimum of participants required to guarantee each tour
    Tours can be multilingual, English speaking language guaranteed
    3 weeks prior to departure you will be receiving the Activity calendar in your travel documents.
    Days planned for the excursions will be indicated. Upon arrival at the Vila Petra, you will meet the representative and register on the excursion you with to add to your stay.

    Payment at destination in cash Euro € - ATM machines are available near hotels

    HALF DAY TOUR: LOULÉ MARKET (ALGARVE REGION)
    Regular/shared tour – Euros 17
    A visit to this beautiful inland town to get involved with the locals at the weekly Markets. Plenty of free time to visit the Moorish castle, browse around the quaint narrow shopping streets or hustle and bustle with the locals in the gypsy market. This is for those who love a bargain!!

    HALF DAY TOUR: QUARTEIRA MARKET (ALGARVE REGION)
    Regular/shared tour – Euros 17
    This is a chance to spend some time in the bustling gypsy market and get those last minute bargains, as well on return a brief visiting to the touristic resort of Vilamoura.

    FULL DAY TOUR: HISTORICAL WEST ALGARVE
    Regular/shared tour - Euros 38
    A chance to visit the mountains and see some remains of its Moorish and Roman existence.
    Silves (the old Moorish Capital) castle and cathedral. Climb the Monchique Mountains to Fóia - the highest point of the Algarve. Free time for wine tasting and taking of spectacular photos. We will then make our way down of the mountains to the beautiful town of Lagos - indoor slave market (the first in Europe), Saint Anthony's golden church, fort and old town. Afterwards we continue to Sagres on to Cape Saint Vincent, the most south-westerly point of Europe, known as "the End of the World".
    NOT included: Lunch and entrances fees on monuments.

    FULL DAY TOUR: EAST ALGARVE
    Regular/shared tour - Euros 38
    A visit to Faro, the capital of the Algarve province with its 13th century city centre. Then we follow on to the Moorish town of Olhão, a key town for fishing and its important fish market. Visit the attractive and charming old town of Tavira with a 4th Century Roman Bridge and its many churches.
    NOT included: Lunch and entrances fees on monuments.

    HALF DAY TOUR: CORK TRADITIONS
    Private tour – Euros 32
    “A tour to discover the interior of the Algarve. Arrival at São Brás de Alportel and visit the Ethnografic Museum that hosts a very interesting dress collection. This private residence, from the 19th century, was owned by a rich cork merchant. The village of São Brás is one of the main centres of the cork industry in the country. Discover the mysteries of the ancient relationship between man and the cork oak tree. Visit a factory and learn about the techniques of processing the cork. The tour ends with a visit to the factory shop, where you may find unique design manufactured items made out of cork skin. Return to hotel.”

    FULL DAY TOUR: SEVILLA CITY TOUR & SHOPPING (SPAIN)
    Note: Albufeira to Sevilha is approx. 235 km Regular/shared tour - Euros 43
    A day not to be missed in the beautiful city of Seville (capital of Andalucia region). Pass by the outstanding architecture of the 1929 Expo and the latest Expo site of 1992 and also Barrio de Santa Cruz, the typical Jewish Quarter. Stops at the Maria Luisa Park, American and Spanish Squares. We also give you time to visit the shops, the largest Gothic Cathedral in the world and the Royal Alcazar Palaces.
    NOT included: Lunch and entrances fees on monuments.

    FULL DAY TOUR: GIBRALTAR
    Note: Albufeira to Gibraltar is approx. 425 km
    Regular/shared tour – Euros 49
    Driving through the Spanish Andalucía region, passing the capital Seville, towards Jerez de la Frontera (home of the famous sherry) passing by the cotton fields onwards through the Route of the Bull. On arrival, 4 hours free time for lunch at leisure, shopping and optional Rock Tour: the Little Britain of the Spanish Coastline.
    NOT included: Lunch and entrances fees on monuments.

    FULL DAY JEEP TOUR WITH LUNCH (ALGARVE)
    Regular/shared tour (min 4 persons) – Euros 53
    Discover the deepest Algarve through off-road tracks, refreshing streams and old villages where time has stopped. The most beautiful landscapes, regional architecture and gastronomical tastes of Algarve. One of the musts of this tour is the gastronomical tasting of honey or jam. As well, the visit of an old firewater distillery and tasting of so famous Medronho drink. The day goes between hills and valleys, lowlands and villages, an unforgettable journey through the magical Algarve.
    Includes: Lunch with drinks

    FULL DAY TOUR ÉVORA WITH WINE AND OLIVE OIL TASTING (Alentejo region 200km)
    Private tour (min 30 persons) – Euros 49
    A journey through the widest cork region: find the lovely charming town of Évora, World Heritage of Unesco, a beautiful town full of tradition and history, handicrafts and gastronomy. On the way we will stop in Reguengos in search of the sweet aromas of the “alentejano” wine, on the Esporão Wine Estate wine and olive oil producer, blending ancient and modern winemaking techniques, for a visit to the wine cellar with 2 wines and 3 olive oils tasting. After we follow to Évora for lunch at leisure, Évora is the perfect place to taste the delicious Alentejo cuisine. A guided visit will follow (entrances fees not included): walking tour to see the Roman Temple, the Romanesque-Gothic Cathedral, Giraldo square, and St Francis Church with its unique Bones Chapel. After you will have free time to explore and shop on your own, you can find a great variety of items, such as the hand-painted pottery, cork work, copper items, and the colorful furniture.
    NOT included: entrance fees in monuments and meals.
    Includes: visit and wine/oil tasting in Esporão Wine

    3 DAY-2 NIGHT TOUR: Seville, Tangier, Gibraltar
    Private
    Price per person in twin room: Euros 325
    Single supplement: + Euros 85
    Optional Rock tour supplement - Euros 30
    PASSPORT REQUIRED.
    Not include: entrances fees to monuments
    Day 1 - Early morning departure from your hotel to SEVILLE.
    Sightseeing tour passing by the most important monuments:
    Torre del Oro, Maria Luisa Park, and Plaza de España. Walk through the old streets of Barrio de Santa Cruz, originally the Jewish quarter, the 15th century Santa Maria Cathedral and the Reales Alcazares palaces. Time for lunch (not included) and departure to ALGECIRAS. Dinner included and overnight in a 3-star hotel.
    Day 2 – Breakfast at the Hotel (included). Departure in the morning to Tarifa, crossing to AFRICA by ferry through the Strait of Gibraltar. Sightseeing tour of TANGIER with lunch included. Walking guided visit to the Medina, Kasbah, and Souq. Dinner included an overnight stay in the same 3-star hotel.
    Day 3 - Breakfast at the Hotel (included). Early drive to GIBRALTAR, a territory of the United Kingdom, known in the past as "Mountain of Tarik". The optional Gibraltar rock tour will take you around the "Rock" visiting Ape's Den and St. Michael’s cave. Time for lunch (Not included) and tax-free shopping. In the afternoon, return to the Algarve.

    HALF DAY TOUR SINTRA ( From Lisbon )
    Private tour – Euros 38

    Departure from Hotel in Lisbon direction of the romantic Sintra with its charming Palaces, classified as Unesco World Heritage since 1995, lies at the east end of a rocky range of mountains. Take some time to walk around the narrow streets of Sintra, full of small shops selling Portuguese tiles and ceramics, the walk itself is like walking back in time. Taste the so well delicious tarts known as queijadas! After proceed to Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point in continental Europe – stop for admiring the view. Follow passing by Cascais, a lively, cosmopolitan place which retains a certain aristocratic atmosphere. Stop for some free time. Cascais, traditionally a seaside fishing village, underwent significant development in the 14th century, when it was a busy port of call for ships on their way to Lisbon. But it was in the late 19th century, when sea-bathing became popular, that Cascais was transformed into a very fashionable seaside resort.

    Special Excursions only for the group of Vila Petra :
    Fado Dinner with Drinks at Vila Petra ( 35€ )
    Praial Da Luz ( Lagos) Hike full day ( 38€ )
    Cooking Class and Lunch with drinks at Vila Petra (30 € )
    Wine & Cheese tasting – Perfect moment to meet new friends at Vila Petra in the afternoon (18€ )
    The rates in this document are subject to change depending on the number of participants required.
    The excursions can be English only, or bilingual including English.
    Optional excursions are payable locally in Cash in EUROS € - minimum of participants required to guarantee each excursion

    Note

    COVID 19 Nots, Requirements, and Protocol

    • - As a Canadian, you are definitely able to fly to Portugal during COVID 19
    • - Upon return to Canada, you will have to self-isolate for 14 days
    • - The resort itself is cleaner than ever, from constantly wiping to hand sanitizer stations... they are definitely taking the protocol and the necessary requirements to make sure everyone feels safe and can still enjoy their vacation (Approved by SafeTravel, Clean & Safe Establishment complying with Health Measures)

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    Weather in mainland Portugal

    This page will give you an idea of the weather in mainland Portugal and the Lisbon area. Typically you can add 10 degrees Fahrenheit or 5 degrees Celsius to the southern region of the Algarve and subtract 10 degrees Fahrenheit or 5 degrees Celsius for the northern and central part of Portugal. For a detailed breakdown of temperatures, see our average temperatures page. Summarized here is the weather for the Lisbon/mainland area:

    January

    Suggest packing a sweater, warm jacket, and light raincoat.

    Average temperatures – Low 11⁰  C (52⁰ F)
    Low temperature: 8⁰ C (47⁰ F)
    High temperature: 15⁰ C (59⁰ F)
    Sunshine hours – 6
    Rainfall days – 15
    32% chance of sunny days and 20% chance of butty days with 43% chance of rain
    Ocean temperature 16⁰ C (59⁰ F)
    Chance of windy days – 21%

    February

    Suggest packing a sweater, warm jacket and light raincoat.

    Average temperatures – Low 12⁰  C (54⁰ F)
    Low temperature: 9⁰ C (48⁰ F)
    High temperature: 16⁰ C (62⁰ F)
    Sunshine hours – 6
    Rainfall days – 15
    35% chance of sunny days and 15% chance of butty days with 40% chance of rain
    Ocean temperature 16⁰ C (59⁰ F)
    Chance of windy days – 26%

    March

    Suggest packing a sweater, warm jacket, and light rain coat.

    Average temperatures – Low 15⁰  C (58⁰ F)
    Low temperature: 10⁰ C (52⁰ F)
    High temperature: 19⁰ C (65⁰ F)
    Sunshine hours – 6
    Rainfall days – 13
    35% chance of sunny days and 15% chance of butty days with 40% chance of rain
    Ocean temperature 16⁰ C (59⁰ F)
    Chance of windy days – 25%

    April

    Suggest packing a sweater, warm jacket, and light raincoat.

    Average temperatures – Low 15⁰  C (58⁰ F)
    Low temperature: 10⁰ C (53⁰ F)
    High temperature: 19⁰ C (67⁰ F)
    Sunshine hours – 9
    Rainfall days – 12
    39% chance of sunny days and 8% chance of butty days with 40% chance of rain
    Ocean temperature 16⁰ C (61⁰ F)
    Chance of windy days – 30%

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    If you have any questions, please email to info@funtours.ca  - or call: 416-897-3020