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Romantic Short Break in Rural Algarve

Self Drive to Portugal’s East Coast

Best time to travel
Apr - Oct
Ideal length
4 nights
Perfect for
From (incl flights)
€1,299 pp

At a glance

  • International return flights from Dublin to Faro.
  • 4 days’ pre-arranged car rental in a VW Golf, or similar.
  • 4 nights’ luxury accommodation in the Algarve.
  • Enjoy a tuk-tuk visit to Tavira and to a firewater distillery.
  • Take in the beautiful sunset on a sailing cruise.
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Slip away to Portugal’s serene countryside on this luxury short break to the rural Algarve. Enjoy days of simple relaxation by the hotel pool, tasting fantastic cuisine at the restaurant and delicious cocktails around the firepit, with exciting excursions such as a tuk-tuk visit to the charming fishing village of Tavira and a dreamy sunset cruise. A self-drive getaway, we’ll leave plenty of time to discover this lesser-explored section of the well-loved Algarve at your leisure.

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Trip Overview

Depart from Dublin to Faro.

Upon arrival in Faro, pick up your rental car and drive to your luxury accommodation in the Algarve’s peaceful countryside, your home for the next four nights. Take time to immerse yourself in your beautiful surroundings.

Rejuvenate in the rural Algarve.

Dip your toes in one of the garden pools or find a quiet corner in the sprawling herb and vegetable gardens. Sample excellent and innovative Portuguese cuisine at the hotel restaurant and delicious drinks and cocktails while relaxing by the firepit or on the terrace.

Vila Monte, Moncarapacho
We have arranged a selection of luxury excursions.

Set off in a tuk-tuk to visit the fishing town of Tavira and a Medronho (firewater) distillery. Take to the waters on a luxury sailing cruise to admire the beautiful sunset. You’ll also enjoy a decadent dinner as you admire the magnificent views.

Drive to the airport for your flight home.

Drop off your rental car and board your flight. Arrive in Dublin.

Tailoring your holiday

OROKO Itineraries are created with you in mind and no two are the same. These can be used to help plan your trip - or we can design a completely different itinerary to suit you.

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Where to rest your head

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Vila Monte Aerial

Vila Monte Farm House

Vila Monte’s stylish boutique property lies within a renovated farmhouse in Moncarapacho’s peaceful countryside. A member of Design Hotels, interiors are bohemian in style, with light and bright furnishings.

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Grand House Algarve

Grand House Algarve

Grand House Algarve is ideally set in the scenic town of Vila Real de Santo António. Occupying a prime position in the Algarve, the property overlooks River Guadiana and neighbouring Spain.

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What people are saying

“We recently travelled to Barcelona and Mallorca with the expert help of Oroko and will never book a holiday any other way again! The staff were so friendly and knowledgable and made the process of booking extremely easy. The travel pack was very impressive with our luggage tags, complimentary treats for the airport, and comprehensive guide to both areas with recommended restaurants which didn’t disappoint. I couldn’t speak highly enough of our experience with this company and would highly recommend to friends.”

Orla & partner – Mallorca 2019


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