Wonderful vacation

Wonderful vacation

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11/06/2019 13/06/2019

Faro

About the city

The Algarve’s capital and largest city, Faro is the starting point for many northern Europeans’ holidays in the sun. Yet tourists have not overrun Faro, it’s a large city, and its marvellous beach, floating on an islet outside the town, help the jaded forget their lot. Despite being just the arrival point for many holidaymakers, with more than 300 days of sunshine a year, it's an enticing city-break destination in its own right. Faro's Old Town is a little gem. It's small, quiet and wonderfully atmospheric. The Cidade Vella is crammed with tourists and locals visiting the handicraft markets or just wandering around looking at the old buildings, many of which show signs of the city’s Moorish ancestry. Leading into Faro’s Old Town stands the Arco da Vila, a gate originally constructed as an arched gateway with a bell tower atop and a statue of the city’s patron saint, St Thomas Aquina. In the centre there is a beautiful square, Largo da Sé that used to be the Roman Forum. It's lined with orange trees and it is flanked by Faro’s Cathedral, the Bishops Palace and a 16th Century convent that is now the Faro Museum of Archaeology. Se Catedral, Faro’s Cathedral, dominates the Old Town. The original Gothic church was built in the 13th century, but was severely damaged during an earthquake. Only the tower and a doorway remains from that era and the temple presents today elements of different styles like Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque. From the tower you can enjoy panoramic views of Faro and the coastline. Faro has a beautiful marina which lies just to the north of the Old Town and is probably the busiest part of the city. The city of Faro is a busy cosmopolitan centre, offering plenty of things to do, whether it's a wander around the shops, relaxing at one of the many pavement cafés, or visiting some of the historic places of interest, this city has much to tempt you off the beach.

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Quinta dos Poetas

90%
  • At 6.2 km from the center
  • Sítio da arretorta, pechão 0 ., Olhao 8700-245
Acepta visa, Acepta american express, Acepta mastercard, Acepta dinners.
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  • Double/Twin Standard (1)

  • BED AND BREAKFAST

  • 2 Accommodation nights

13/06/2019ECONOMY
Faro
Palermo, Sicilia
Portugal
Faro / 9:10 AM
easyJet U2 4818 easyJet
6h 25m 1 Stop - Capodichino (2h 10m)
Italy
4:35 PM Palermo
13/06/2019 16/06/2019

Palermo, Sicilia

About the city

Life in Palermo is intense. People and buildings are tightly crammed into every available space and chaotic markets render the narrow sidewalks impassable. Lush gardens exist along poor narrow streets, and drying laundry resembles the festive banners of a public festivity. Stroll along via Roma up to Corso Vittorio Emanuele, admiring the squares and the exuberant cathedral. The Palazzo dei Normani is an extraordinary fusion of styles, its Byzantine mosaics are a reminder of the city's Golden Age. The ruins of the Church of San Giovanni degli Eremiti stand around the corner, with its pink domes shielding an exotic cloister garden. The National Gallery of Sicily, housed in the Palazzo Abatellis, has a superb collection of paintings and sculpture. In the mornings, don’t miss the massive open-air Capo market. Most of Palermo’s nightlife occurs in the beach district of Mondello. There you can join the strolling crowds of young Italians sampling fish from seaside kitchen stalls and eating gelato.

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San Paolo Palace

60%
  • At 2.0 km from the center
  • Via messina marine, 91, Palermo 90123
This fabulous hotel is located in waterfront of Palermo, just 3 kilometres from the Cathedral of Palermo and the charming Palazzo dei Normanni. Palermo Airport within 34 kilometres and Porto di Palermo is just 5.5 kilometres away. Guests may choose f...
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  • DOUBLE STANDARD (1)

  • BED AND BREAKFAST

  • 3 Accommodation nights

16/06/2019ECONOMY
Palermo, Sicilia
Istanbul
Italy
Palermo / 9:25 AM
Aegean Airlines A3 677 Aegean Airlines
10h 05m 1 Stop - Eleftherios Venizelos Intl (6h 45m)
Turkey
8:30 PM Istanbul Airport
16/06/2019 18/06/2019

Istanbul

About the city

Istanbul owes its historic importance and its amazing cultural and architectural heritage to its perfect strategic location, straddling the Bosphorus straits which separate Europe and Asia Minor. Through most of its 2,500-year-long history, the city (first known as Byzantium, then as Constantinople and since 1930 as Istanbul) was a cultural melting pot. Today, its population of more than 13 million is almost exclusively Turkish, and many of its people are recent migrants from provincial Turkey, lured by the promise of jobs and careers in this vibrant, fast-growing city. Istanbul is no longer the nation's capital, but is Turkey's economic and cultural powerhouse - a status underlined by its role as a European City of Culture in 2010 and the award of UNESCO World Heritage listing to many of its most important landmarks, which range from stunning Ottoman mosques and Byzantine churches and catacombs to the columns of Hellenistic temples and the remains of massive medieval city walls. But there's more to Istanbul than Byzantine and Ottoman heritage. A fast-growing economy contributed to a flourishing arts and music scene, with a plethora of new bars, clubs, private art galleries, restaurants and designer fashion outlets.

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Hotel Tulip House

90%
  • At 1.7 km from the center
  • Katip sinan cami sok no:28, Istanbul 34400
With a stay at Tulip House in Istanbul (Old City), you'll be minutes from Hippodrome and Blue Mosque With a stay at Tulip House in Istanbul (Old City), you'll be minutes from Hippodrome and Blue Mosque. This hotel is close to Grand Bazaar and Basili...
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  • Budget Double Room (1)

  • ROOM ONLY

  • 2 Accommodation nights

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