Family getaway: Portugal's Algarve / Getty Images


Each week, we invite three companies to offer us their best deal for a specific holiday. Today: a family holiday in Portugal during half term. Prices are based on two adults and two children travelling. Each package includes flights from the UK on Saturday 2 June, transfers and a week's accommodation.

Thomas Cook

£2,446: Vila Gale Nautico Hotel, Algarve

Includes Thomas Cook Airlines flights from Manchester to Faro and an all-inclusive stay at the Vila Gale Nautico Hotel in Armacao de Pera. "This modern, quality hotel is great for families. Parents can relax while the children enjoy the KidsWORLD club, which is run by fully qualified UK staff," says Trish Hughes of Thomas Cook (0844 412 5970;

Sunvil Discovery

£3,436: Aqualuz Suite Hotel, Alentejo

Includes TAP Portugal flights from Heathrow to Lisbon and B&B accommodation at the Aqualuz Suite Hotel on the Troia peninsula. "With 15km of immaculate, white, sandy beach, Roman ruins to visit, and mountain bikes to explore on, the Troia peninsula offers an excellent place to take the family for some early summer sun away from the crowds," says Rosanna Melaragni of Sunvil Discovery (020-8758 4722;

Prestige Holidays

£4,379: Monte da Quinta Suites, Algarve

Includes easyJet flights from Gatwick to Faro and B&B at Monte da Quinta Suites. "This hotel is located in the exclusive Quinta do Lago golf resort. It has fantastic facilities such as a kids' club and a crèche, a lovely spa and access to the beautiful beaches of the Algarve nearby," says Nicky Shafe of Prestige Holidays (01425 480400;