Words: Olivia Ebeling
Photography: Courtesy of Portugal Sail Week
Here at Icon Ibiza, the White Isle will always be our first love. But sometimes it’s good to escape for a few days and check out some of Europe’s other incredible areas – and Portugal Sail Week is definitely a proposition exciting enough to lure us away from the Balearics! A luxury seven-day boat trip along the coast of the Algarve, this unique holiday offering combines sun, sea, sightseeing and sizzling fiestas for the trip of a lifetime.
Get your best friends together, choose your boat from a variety of vessels and pick one of the three remaining starting dates, with the next excursion setting off on July 29th. Portugal Sail Week will make sure that the ratio of male and female passengers remains 50-50, the perfect ratio for aquatic adventures or even a little summer romance. Discovering six different destinations on your trip, the route carefully combines stunning beaches, picturesque villages and cosmopolitan nightlife.
Enjoy a game of golf in Vilamoura or go on a wander through this bustling resort, before reuniting with your PSW crew for sundowners on a terrace bar overlooking the marina. Soak up the rays on the white, expansive sands of Tavira before exploring the historic core of this little gem and enjoying the authentic cuisine it has to offer. Hit the nightlife of Portimao, and immerse yourself in nature the next day while sailing up the river Guadina towards the historic town of Castro Marim. The programme is truly varied to find exactly the right balance of activity and relaxation, culture and party, natural beauty and the thrill of exploring new towns.
So what are you waiting for? With three weeks remaining, pick your starting date and choose from a spacious Deluxe Catamaran that sleeps up to ten people, a slick elite yacht for eight, or one of the smaller boats that accommodate six passengers. Included in the price are a professional skipper and hostess, seven days of accommodation, unlimited Wifi, snorkelling equipment and everything else you need for a safe adventure at sea. A welcome kit awaits you when hop aboard, while breakfast and food and drink packages can be added as extras. And with the inimitable Portugal Sail Week spirit setting the mood for your journey, you will not only leave with memories that will last forever, but also some new friends for life.
July 29 – August 5
August 5 – August 12
August 12 – August 19
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