|Subject: Re: Villa in the Algarve|
We have definitely found booking flights, car,and accommodations separately to be better than packages. However you need to have the time and patience to surf the net. There are excellent, informative sites available.
For example, we found a car rental, pick up at Lisbon or Faro airport, for $26 CAD/day including all taxes and insurance. The site is http://www.carjet.co.uk
We use http://www.ticketpilot.ca for flights. These are not charters. You get much better service on a major airline (more leg room, better food, etc). We fly into Lisbon, pick up a car, and drive to the Algarve-its 3 hours on a new multi-lane toll road.
We have found greater choice of accommodations, at better prices, on the internet, especially for 2 or more bedrooms.
We have never had any problems with anything we booked on the internet for our travels in Portugal, France, England and the U.S.
Cheers, Annabelle and Bill in Barrie