Algarve Long Stay - March 20 - April 13, 2022

Relaxed, slow travel. Unlimited adventures.

Portugal is on the tip of everyone's tongues this year! Why not go see it for yourself! If you're looking for a relaxing, sunny, winter getaway, then check out the Algarve Long Stay from Mar 20 - Apr 13, 2022. 24 days of glorious sunshine and nearly empty beaches. History & culture to explore. Delicious seafood to eat! Your days are yours to enjoy independently, but you'll have a new group of friends staying at the same location. Get together to share a car rental, go exploring or head out to dinner together!

Why join a long-stay group?

  • Visit one region in depth at a slow pace rather than unpacking every day.
  • Logistics are pre-arranged for a stress-free trip
  • Independent travel - your time is your own to use as you wish
  • Meet new friends from Atlantic Canada to take a tour with, go for a walk or share a car rental
  • Support of an experienced travel advisor to assist with additional plans, flights, insurance and emergencies

Sounds like a good way to travel, doesn't it?

Scroll down to hear with past group members had to say and for the FAQs section.

Details and Pricing

Dates: March 20 - April 13, 2022. (24 days)
Location: 21 days Albufeira, 3 days in Lisbon
Accommodations: 4 star resort, self-catering units with full kitchen, indoor & outdoor pools, fitness centre
Price: $2050 CAD per person + flights, PCR testing as required, insurance & support fees
Deposit: $100 + tax per single or $150 + tax per couple

Single rooms - additional $1334 CAD - based on availability
One and two-bedroom units - ask for current pricing - based on availability

Spaces are limited. Only 10 rooms available.

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A happy group travel experience

“Shari was excellent in keeping us updated on all points of our long-stay trip in Portugal. From the initial enquiry about the trip, to our arrival back in Canada, she was on top of all points, keeping us and the group fully informed. It was like a big sister looking after her siblings. We will definitely be booking with Shari again.”

Timothy Nicholson – Portugal

Savvy & social

“Shari is highly responsive and works hard to keep her clients informed, on track and well cared for in location. I love how tech and social media savvy she is and I loved the trip app she created for us.”

Jean Lula – Portugal

First trip with a group

This being my first trip with a group, I was pleasantly surprised at how much info Shari passed on and how quick she was to respond to my questions. She was extremely pleasant, knowledgable, easy to get along with, and quick to fit my travelling partner and I into the group at the eleventh hour! I would totally pass on her name to anyone looking for a travel advisor (in fact I already have).

Linda MacRae - Portugal

Frequently Asked Questions

Travelling solo is always welcome. You'll meet new friends to spend time with. You won't be lonely!

Pricing is based on double occupancy.
Solo rooms are an additional $1334 CAD, based on availability.

If you are interested in finding someone to room with send us a message and we may be able to connect you with other solo travellers.

International Flights - Approximately $1200 - $1800 CAD - Economy Class

Insurance - All Inclusive Package including Medical, Covid-19 Medical & Cancel for Any Reason - $700 CAD per person.
* Based on 3 weeks travel, $3700 and age 68

Planning & Support Fee - $100 + tax for a single traveller or $150 + tax per household for double occupancy. This fee covers support for booking flights, additional travel arrangements, insurance advice, individual consultations and in-destination 24/7 Emergency Support.

PCR Testing - This is highly variable by destination. In August 2021, you can get free PCR testing done through Nova Scotia Public Health, however it is anticipated that this service will not continue to be available for free. Two companies in Halifax are currently offering PCR testing for travel-purposes. Cost ranges from approximate $150 - $200 CAD. This could change and it also depends whether a PCR or antigen test is required.

Testing may also be required in Portugal, prior to your return to Canada. At this time, it is unknown exactly what that cost will be.

At this time, you should assume that you will need to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of a negative PCR test prior to travel to Portugal, as well as in order to return to Canada. These rules change on a regular basis, so it is important that you check the most up-to-date rules prior to travel.  Costs to meet these requirements will be your sole responsibility.

IMPORTANT: If you do not wish to have a Covid-19 vaccine, or are unable to for health reasons, you should not book a vacation at this time as it is unknown if vaccinations will be a requirement of travel.

We strongly recommend the purchase of Cancel for Any Reason Insurance. Please ask us for your quote today.

Yes. Insurance protects you against the unexpected and unknown. It gives you peace of mind and financial security for things that arise after you book your trip. For example: It may cover cancellation due to your own illness, death in the family, burglary or fire of your home. In the case of medical, it may cover your hospital stay, tests and surgeries if you become ill or have an accident while you are away.

We strongly recommend having travel insurance. Cancellations, interruptions and medical bills can be extremely costly and need to be paid up front, out of pocket if you do not have proper insurance.

Click here for more info or a quote on insurance!

Great! We take insurance seriously and want to ensure you know what is included and what is excluded. We’ll provide you with questions to ask your current insurance company to make sure you are properly covered for cancellation, interruption and medical. If you find you have medical insurance but still need cancellation and interruption insurance, we can do a quote on that portion, as needed.

Absolutely! If you would like to stay longer in Portugal, or travel to neighbouring countries you may do so. We can help you with your arrangements, depending on your specific interests. 

For group trips, airfare is best arranged together, however it does require a minimum of 10 people flying the exact same route on the same dates. If you book the group flights offered, you will receive complimentary airport to hotel transfers. 

If you book flights arriving or departing at different times from the group, you may still partake in the transfers provided you are willing to arrive at the airport early, if necessary. Group transfers will not wait for you if your scheduled flight arrives later than the group flights. Group transfers will also not alter their schedule to get you to the airport earlier than the group flights.

Once we know we have 10 people looking for flights on the same dates, we will work on a group price. If there are fewer than 10 people, we'll do our best to get the best rates at the time each person books their flights.

Yes, you can. Please note, changes, cancellations and interruptions must be handled by your loyalty program call centre. We will not be able to assist with any inquiries or interruptions for flights booked elsewhere.

Please check with us prior to booking any loyalty flights. You'll want to try to match the time of arrival and departure with any group flights in order to take advantage of the group transfers.

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