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GBP = 1065.00 EUR

The southernmost portion of mainland Portugal has long been one of Europe’s most popular sun-and-sea destinations – easy to understand when you encounter its mix of golden sands, family resorts and whitewashed towns.  The coastline itself is a vision at times, with flower-covered slopes leading down to quiet shorelines, but things get much livelier at the main tourist centres, equipped with myriad restaurants, bars and attractions.

Keeping kids happy

A holiday to the Faro from Glasgow Airport suits all sorts of travellers, but the destination is famed for its appeal to families. There’s a mild climate year round, which holds numerous advantages, but just as notable is the range of activities on offer, from beach sports and water parks to go-karting and dolphin-spotting trips. In addition there are more than 70 Blue Flag beaches to choose from – all accredited for their environment and safety levels.

Myriad charms

Away from the thrum and activity of the key resort towns, the Faro is somewhere with a whole host of less populated spots. The cliff-surrounded town of Sagres and nearby VicentinaCoast are great bets for both surfers and hikers, while cyclists can wend their way between old fishing villages (the region’s seafood, unsurprisingly, is superb). If you head inland, meanwhile, you’ll find rich reward in the gorgeous Serra de Monchique mountain range and under-visited treats like the Roman ruins at Estoi.

Great for golfers

The 300 annual days of sunshine enjoyed by the Faro have helped it become one of the continent’s most enticing golf spots. There are more than 30 well-tended courses to choose from, including the rightly lauded San Lorenzo (Quinta do Lago), recently named among the world’s 25 best courses by Golf World Magazine. Four others in the Faro made the top 100 – the region’s spectacular scenery adds to the experience.

Flight Schedule

Flights departing from Glasgow to Faro (Algarve)

Dep Arr To Airline No. M T W T F S S Dates
06:25 09:50 FAO Jet2.com LS173 18/03/18-18/03/18
06:40 10:05 FAO Jet2.com LS173 31/03/18-22/10/18
06:50 10:15 FAO Jet2.com LS173 03/05/18-25/10/18
08:15 11:40 FAO Jet2.com LS173 22/11/18-14/03/19
08:40 12:05 FAO Jet2.com LS173 29/03/18-26/04/18
08:45 12:10 FAO Jet2.com LS173 15/03/18-18/11/18
12:00 15:25 FAO Jet2.com LS173 28/10/18-17/03/19
14:30 17:48 FAO British Airways BA4537 03/06/17-11/11/17
15:10 18:25 FAO easyJet EZY6843 13/03/18-22/03/18
15:20 18:45 FAO Jet2.com LS173 25/03/18-29/04/18
15:25 18:50 FAO Jet2.com LS173 19/10/18-19/10/18
15:30 18:45 FAO easyJet EZY6843 17/03/18-24/03/18
16:00 19:15 FAO easyJet EZY6843 31/03/18-16/03/19
16:50 20:05 FAO easyJet EZY6843 28/03/18-20/03/19

Flights departing from Faro (Algarve) to Glasgow

Dep Arr From Airline No. M T W T F S S Dates
10:35 14:00 FAO Jet2.com LS174 18/03/18-18/03/18
11:05 14:30 FAO Jet2.com LS174 31/03/18-22/10/18
11:15 14:40 FAO Jet2.com LS174 03/05/18-25/10/18
12:40 16:05 FAO Jet2.com LS174 22/11/18-14/03/19
13:05 16:30 FAO Jet2.com LS174 29/03/18-26/04/18
13:10 16:35 FAO Jet2.com LS174 15/03/18-18/11/18
16:10 19:35 FAO Jet2.com LS174 28/10/18-17/03/19
18:30 21:50 FAO easyJet EZY6844 17/03/18-24/03/18
18:46 22:05 FAO British Airways BA4538 10/06/17-18/11/17
18:55 22:15 FAO easyJet EZY6844 13/03/18-22/03/18
19:30 22:55 FAO Jet2.com LS174 25/03/18-29/04/18
19:35 23:00 FAO Jet2.com LS174 19/10/18-19/10/18
19:45 22:55 FAO easyJet EZY6844 31/03/18-16/03/19
20:40 23:50 FAO easyJet EZY6844 28/03/18-20/03/19

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