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Planning Your Holiday

We fully appreciate that organising a family holiday can take a lot of time and effort. It is our aim to make the whole process as easy as possible for our clients and provide as much advise and guidance as possible to make your holiday as enjoyable as possible. If there is anything that is not listed, then please do not hesitate to contact us.

If you have not booked a family villa in Algarve before, there are 3 main things to consider. These are your flights, villa accommodation Albufeira and car hire. Once you have found a villa that you would like to book, check the dates that it is available directly with the owner. It is usually possible to provisional reserve the dates for 24 hours whilst you get your flights booked. Once you have booked your flights and villa accommodation then you can sort you car hire out last.

Flights

The closest airport to Guia is Faro and there is a very wide choice of routes on scheduled, 'no-frills' and charter airlines. Flight times from the UK and Ireland are approximately 2 hours 30 minutes.

With the opening of the new IP1 (A22) motorway from Faro the transfer time to Guia is approximately 35 minutes.

There are also flights to Lisbon, which is approximately 2.5 hours drive from Guia using a toll motorway. Lisbon is particularly well served from within continental Europe. There are daily flights from Geneva with easyJet and TAP, making a 2 centre holiday in the Alps and the Algarve perfectly feasible.Many families often fly from Geneva to Lisbon and drive down to Guia.They then return to Faro airport by car and fly back to the UK.

There are a number of low cost airlines that fly from the UK. These include Monarch, EasyJet, Firstchoice, Thomas Cook, Jet2, MyTravel and Ryanair. Please find below a list of the UK and other worldwide airports where flights are available to Faro airport. More details regarding the airlines can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions and Answers pages.

UK Airports

Airlines

Belfast

easyJet, British Midland, First Choice

Blackpool

Jet2

Bournemouth

Thomsonfly

Birmingham

Monarch, Flybe , bmibaby, Air Malta, First Choice, Mytravel Airways, Thomas Cook, Thomsonfly

Bristol

easyJet, Air Malta, First Choice, Thomas Cook, Thomsonfly

Cardiff

bmibaby, Thomsonfly, Mytravel Airways

Cork

Aer Lingus , Futura, Iberworld Airlines SA, Monarch

Coventry

Thomsonfly

Doncaster

Thomsonfly

Dublin

Aer Lingus, Ryanair, British Midland, CSA Czech Airlines, First Coice, Flynordic, Futura, Nordic East Airlink Ltd, Sata International

East Midlands

easyJet, bmibaby, Air Malta, First Choice, Mytravel Airways, Thomas Cook, Thomsonfly

Edinburgh

British Midland, First Choice, Monarch

Exeter

Flybe, First Choice

Finingley

Thomsonfly

Galway / Carnmore

Nordic regional

Glasgow

Thomas Cook

Leeds/Bradford

Jet2, British Midland, First Choice

Liverpool

easyJet, Thomsonfly

London Gatwick

easyJet, Monarch, British Airways, First Choice, Mytravel Airways, Thomas Cook, Thomsonfly

London Heathrow

TAP Air Portugal , Monarch, British Airways, First Choice, Mytravel Airways, Thomas Cook, Thomsonfly

Luton

easyJet, Monarch

Manchester

Monarch, Jet2, Thomsonfly, British Midland, First Choice, Mytravel Airways, Thomas Cook

Newcastle

easyJet, Mytravel Airways, Thomas Cook, Thomsonfly

Shannon

Ryanair, Futura, IberWorld Airlines SA

Southampton

Flybe

Stansted

easyJet

Waterford

Nordic Regional

Car Hire

If you wish to hire a car then we recommend checking the following companies for the most competitive deals :-

- Yor Car

- Holiday Autos

- Avis

- easyCar

- Auto Jardim

- Europcar

- Budget

Airport Public Transport

There is a regular and efficient train or bus to Guia from Faro.

Airport Taxis and Private Transfers

We can recommend a reputable taxi company for private transfers from Faro airport to Guia.

Short-term car hire

If you do not wish to hire a car for the whole duration of your holiday, but maybe want a few days out during your stay, it is possible to hire a car from Albufeira for a day or two.

Things to remember before you go on holiday

- Your passports are valid (i.e. it has not expired) .

- You have got travel insurance.

- Your European Health Insurance Card.

- To book a hire car or taxi from Faro airport.

- To get some currency - the Euro is the currency used in Portugal and it is a good idea to have some Euros with you as you arrive. Euros can be ordered from your local post office or banks. After you arrive there are lots of Cash Machines throughout the Algarve which accept Maestro / Switch and Visa or Mastercard - the nearest cash machines from Casa Romantica are in Guia - only a 5 minute walk away.

- Beach towels

- If you are bringing an electrical goods bought in the UK, please remember to bring a european standard 3 pin to 2 pin plug convertor. For example the type that are available in Boots or Argos.

- Make sure that International Call Barring has been removed from your mobile phone.

If you have anything you would like to ask us then please don't hesitate to contact us either by e-mail at enquiries@algarve-villa-holidays.net , by telephone on (0044) (0)77333-25334 or using our Enquiry form, even if you just have some questions. You can also see our Frequently Asked Questions and Answers pages when booking Casa Romantica - a luxury private villa with private pool in Guia near Albufeira.

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