Despite its well-established popularity, hidden treasures remain scattered throughout the Algarve - a golden coastline wrapped around the most south-westerly corner of Europe.

Lightfoot’s expert travel designers have explored the length of the coast in search of the best resorts, the best boutique hotels and the best places to visit. From glitzy Vilamoura Marina to the medieval town of Silves, and Championship golf courses to whitewashed hilltop villages – we’ll show you the Algarve we love, not the glossy version you see in most travel brochures.

Discover national parks, quite golden beaches back by cork forests, and live and citrus groves, and enjoy some of the freshest seafood in Europe. Our luxury tours will take you to untouched bays, old maritime villages and rugged, hilly terrain made for exploring on foot

Some of our favourite spots lie west of Lagos, where the larger beach resorts give way to craggy cliffs, rugged landscapes and hidden beaches and inlets.

We love yachting around the rock formations of Ponta de Piedade or exploring the stunning cove of Praia Dona Ana by kayak. On the southwest tip, traditional Sagres boasts lovely beaches, while huge Atlantic waves attract surfers from all over the world.

With safe, shallow beaches and lots of activities, the Algarve is great for families, and it’s ideal for couples looking for culture and sunshine. Winters are mild and sunny, and summers sizzling hot.

Speak to one of our Portugal expert travel designers to find out more our tailor-made luxury holidays to the Algarve.

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