Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Updated 27 July 2020

While the government travel advice remains as avoid non-essential travel and even though some destinations are included in the Green List of destinations, we are working with all our customers to help them with their holiday plans, so please be patient we will be in contact with you.

The safety and wellbeing of our customers will always remain our top priority.

The Green list – things to know

  • Destinations will be updated by the Government every 2 weeks.
  • Countries can come off the green list if they do not meet the criteria set out by government
  • People returning from a Green List country, do not have to self-quarantine, however they are asked to restrict their movements
  • If you book a holiday to a green list destination and should it come off the green list while you are there or before you are due to travel – we will contact you and offer assistance

I am booked to travel to a destination included in the Green List, can I still go?

Government advice is currently to avoid non essential travel, however you may still travel if wish to do so. We will be contacting all customers regardless of the destination they are travelling to and will discuss what options you have.

I am booked to travel to a destination that is not included in the Green List?

We will contact you and discuss your options as you would be travelling against government advice. Travel Insurance may not cover you, so it is essential that you check your travel insurance policy.

I am due to travel from August onwards

A lot of flights are operating albeit on a reduced frequency for August and beyond. If you are due to travel in August we will contact you and discuss all options with you. We will be contacting people in order of travel date, so bear with us we will get to you.
We are prioritising all rebooking’s based on travel date.

I am due to pay the balance of my holiday, but I’m concerned
We will do our very best to work with you in this regard. On some selected destinations we may be able to delay the balance due date. Please contact our sales team regarding your booking.

I want to change my holiday, what do I do?
Depending on when and where you are travelling to, we will assist you where we can but please bear in mind our focus is on July holidays at the moment.

You are welcome to contact our office during our normal office hours of 9.00am – 5.00pm Mon-Fri. You may also email and one of our team will get back to you.

I’m still worried, can I cancel my booking?
If your flight is still operating and you choose to cancel your holiday, then this would be subject to our cancellation policy as per our booking conditions.

I want to book a new holiday but I am concerned I will lose my money?

  • You can book your holiday in complete confidence with Sunway
  • We are an Irish Family owned and operated holiday company, taking Irish holidaymakers on holiday for more than 53 years
  • Sunway Travel is licensed and bonded with the commission for aviation (TA 0731 and TO 101) Do not take chances with unlicensed travel companies

I hope the above information has helped answer some of the queries you may have. Finally, I would just like to take this opportunity to thank you for all the kind words of support you’ve shared with me over the past few weeks. These are really tough times for Sunway and the Travel Industry of Ireland, but we look forward to planes flying soon so we can take you on holidays.

I remain convinced that, when we do return to the skies, we will be both stronger and better than before.

Let’s all look forward to travelling again soon!

Warm regards
Mary Denton

Vila Gale Palacio dos Arcos


Vila Gale Palacio dos Arcos

The Vila Gale Collection Palacio Dos Arcos Hotel is a beautiful 5 star boutique hotel set in an 18th century building and situated in Paco De Arcos. The hotel features 76 rooms in the new wing of the hotel that are fully integrated in the surrounding environment. The palace's wine cellar is converted into a meeting room. This property is a landmark in the historical centre of the town. This holiday will appeal to clients looking for a different and relaxing experience.


● The Tejo river flows in front of the hotel across a road.
● 600m from Paco de Arcos beach
● Situated in the historial town of Paco de Arcos
● Train station is a two minute walk and offers services into Lisbon city and Cascais
● 20km from Lisbon City Centre
● 22km from Lisbon Airport


● Twin Rooms: with twin beds and a double sofa bed.
● All Room Facilities Include: Air conditioning, TV, Telephone, Minbar, Safe*, WiFi* and balcony. Bathroom with bath, shower head & hair dryer.


● 1 Swimming pool
● Indoor pool in Spa centre
● Spa & Wellness Centre , sauna, Massage & treatments*
● Fitness centre*
● Restaurant
● Pool & lounge Bars
● 24 hour reception
● Golfing* & Watersports* available and paid locally
● Free WiFi in property


● Board basis: Bed & Breakfast
● Cleaning, towel change: daily, Linen, weekly
● No of Rooms: 76, No of floors: 3, No of lifts: 3
● Official rating: 5*
● Child age: under 13 years


Municipal tax property tourist tax of €2 per person per day (max €14.00 per stay) for 13 year and older is paid directly to the accommodation. *
● *=Local cost


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