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Algarve: Guided Half-day Trip to Lagos and Cabo Sao Vicente

1. Algarve: Guided Half-day Trip to Lagos and Cabo Sao Vicente

Travel back in time to the era of the Portuguese Discoveries on this day trip from the Algarve. Visit the golden Church of St. Anthony in Lagos, the fishing port of Sagres, and the most southwestern point in Europe, Cabo Sao Vicente. After getting picked up from your hotel in any of the main Algarve cities, travel to your first destination, Lagos. Here, marvel at the golden architecture of the church of St. Anthony and visit one of the 16th century's main slave markets. Continue towards the well-preserved fishing port of Sagres, where you can admire a 15th-century fortress. Finally, visit Cabo Sao Vicente. This is the most southwesterly point in Continental Europe and was once considered the end of the world. Admire Europe's most powerful lighthouse before returning to your hotel at the end of the day.

Faro: Hop On Hop Off City Tour by Tourist Train

2. Faro: Hop On Hop Off City Tour by Tourist Train

Relax and enjoy a Faro tour on a special tourist train. During this tour, you will visit beautiful and important monuments of the city, including Old City, the Jardim Manuel Bivar, Igreja da Misericórdia, Sé de Faro, Teatro Lethes, Igreja do Carmo, Igreja São Pedro, Zona Comercial da Baixa de Faro, pass by the lagoon Ria Formosa and the new town. Via a multilingual audio system, learn curious facts and secrets as you pass by each location. Your ticket is valid for a full day, so you can stop at any of our stops, explore the surroundings and hop back in to the next stop. The stops are: Praça D. Francisco Gomes (where our tour starts), Jardim da Alameda, Ermida de Santo António, Mercado da Cidade e Igreja do Carmo.

From Algarve Coast: Day Trip by Bus to Loule Market

3. From Algarve Coast: Day Trip by Bus to Loule Market

Experience the traditional Portuguese market town of Loule on this day trip from various locations on the Algarve coast. Explore the largest covered market in southern Portugal to find everything from local handcrafted items to seasonal produce.  Board a spacious, comfortable, and airconditioned bus at your accommodations in select areas along the Algarve coast and relax on the scenic ride to the town of Loule. Feel like a local as you shop for Portuguese crafts and delicacies at the Loule Market.  Have plenty of time to visit the traditional fresh produce market, a hive of activity since 1908, and the well-known Roma market on the outskirts of the town. Enjoy free time to see the Castle and its archaeological museum. Spend some free time going for a pleasant stroll through the streets of the city full of shops and attractive esplanade. Return to your hotel by bus at the end of your day trip. 

Tavira: Hop-On Hop-Off Tourist Train

4. Tavira: Hop-On Hop-Off Tourist Train

Hop on the tourist train of Tavira and enjoy a tour around the city to see its main sights. Explore the old city with its many monuments and beautiful churches. Hop off at the various stops if you wish to explore the sites further. See the ruins of Tavira Castle, a ruined fortress that once guarded this fishing town from raiding pirates. Learn about the history of the landmarks you see with onboard commentary provided. Ride past the Tavira Salines, shallow salt evaporation ponds where you can observe seagulls, waders, and several other water birds. Benefit from a convenient and efficient way of exploring the charming city of Tavira.

Portimão Walking Tour

5. Portimão Walking Tour

Discovery the history of modern Portimão, born during the reign of D. Afonso V (1463) with the granting of privileges to a town that would eventually receive the name of Vila Nova de Portimão and be surrounded by walls. Apart of the period of expansion during the Discoveries, Portimão grew with international trade, energized by navigation on the African coast. However, the earthquake of 1755 brought great destruction to the city, followed by a reduction of economic activity that would only regain new vigor at the end of the century with the development of trade and export of nuts, milling, fishing and fish preserving. Portimão was promoted to city status in 1924 by the then President of the Republic, the Portimonian writer Manuel Teixeira Gomes.

Algarve: The Best of the West Full Day Tour

6. Algarve: The Best of the West Full Day Tour

Visit the old Moorish capital of the Algarve, the city of Silves, with its picturesque Castle. Stop to visit the small village of Caldas de Monchique with its famous spa, recognized since Roman times for its healing properties. Arrive at Foia, the highest point of the Algarve, with its 902m altitude and with a breathtaking view, and taste the typical liqueurs of the region while admiring the landscape. Make a stop for lunch at a typical restaurant in the Serra de Monchique, where a traditional Algarve meal will be served. Visit Lagos, a city that has always been linked to the sea, where the epic of the Portuguese Discoveries began in the 15th century. Travel to the most "Southwest point in Europe", after leaving Lagos, and make a stop at Ponta da Piedade, known for its rock formations and panoramic views. Finish the tour in Sagres, also known as the "End of the World", where the sun goes down behind the endless ocean, and observe the most amazing and breathing sunset from the top of cliffs. Be returned to the pickup location at the end of the tour.

From Albufeira: Eastern Algarve Full-Day Private Tour

7. From Albufeira: Eastern Algarve Full-Day Private Tour

Discover the regions of Moorish and Roman heritage on this full-day tour starting from Albufeira to Eastern Algarve. Visit Faro, the capital of the Algarve province. Go to Olhão, a key site for fishing, and explore the furthest Eastern town in the Algarve. After being picked up from your accommodation, travel to your first destination, Faro, with its 13th century city center. Afterward, visit Olhão, where you can find the most famous market in the Algarve. Move on to the city of Tavira to explore the castle and the various typical churches, and take a break for your lunch. Cross the Roman Bridge that leads to the Castle where you can experience one of the most breathtaking views over the city. Enjoy the village of Cacela Velha with its famous whitewashed houses which is located in the area of the Ria Formosa Natural Park. End the tour in Vila Real de Santo António, the furthest Eastern town in the Algarve before arriving in Spain. Notice the architectural similarities to that of Lisbon, as it was built in the same way, by the Marquês de Pombal, after the 1755 earthquake.

From Portimao: Half Day Tour of Lagos and Sagres

8. From Portimao: Half Day Tour of Lagos and Sagres

Take half the day to discover some of the amazing sights of the Western Algarve. Explore the city of Lagos on foot and learn the history of the Portuguese Discoveries. Admire the rock formations at Ponta da Piedade and a panoramic tour over Sagres. Arrive first in the city of Lagos, known historically for the birthplace of the Portuguese Discoveries. Stroll through the city's streets and see emblamtic monuments like the Church of Santo Antonio, with its interior covered with gilded carvings and tiles. Make your way towards Ponta da Piedade, a natural monument in the Algarve known for its magnificent rock formations that potrude out of the clear waters. Admire the fragile rock arches and pillars, carved from the harsh winter storms. Embark on a panoramic tour over the village of Sagres, Praia da Marreta, and Fortaleza de Sagres. Stop and snap some great photos at Porto da Baleeira and head for the fortress at Cape St. Vincent. Witness the 28-meter lighthouse positioned on the most southwestern point of Portugal and all of Europe. Learn the history and explore along the steep cliffs before capturing a breathtaking sunset and heading back to your hotel.

From Alvor: Silves Castle & Monchique Mountains Bus Tour

9. From Alvor: Silves Castle & Monchique Mountains Bus Tour

Discover southern Portugal with a bus trip from Alvor to Silves and Monchique. Listen as your guide details the history of Silves Castle and Silves Cathedral, both of which were built from a red stone indigenous to the area. Ascend the Monchique mountains to Fóia and taste a traditional liqueur. Begin your tour by meeting your guide in Alvor and enjoying an air-conditioned bus ride to Silves. Explore the first Arab capital of the Kingdom of Algarve, including Silves Castle, estimated to have been built around 200 BC, and Silves Cathedral, a national monument built in the 13th century. Then it's time to head into the Monchique mountain range, known for its diverse array of plants and vegetation. Visit Fóia, the highest peak, to take photos of the magnificent panoramic views and taste-test a liqueur native to the region. Then it's time to board the bus and drive back home to Alvor.

From the Algarve: Quarteira Market and Vilamoura Day Trip

10. From the Algarve: Quarteira Market and Vilamoura Day Trip

Set off on a two-part tour to experience some highlights of Quarteira. Check out the local market, where a guide will make sure you get the best deal on a wide range of products. Head then to explore the iconic Vilamoura marina at your own pace. This is your chance to pick up some real bargains in the busy local market in Quarteira. Soak up the local flavor alongside a guide. Head next to nearby Vilamoura to enjoy some free time at the largest private marina in Europe. This marina is one of the most visited in the world, neatly surrounded by shops, cafés, and bars. Wander its boulevard and take in the pretty sea views. Pick up some more wares or stop for a drink or coffee.

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based on 413 reviews

We had a brilliant experience going to visit Silves and Monchique. Silves is a georgeous town and I would definately love to go back there again. The guide was informative and explained what we could see from the bus and about the surrounding nature and landscapes.

This is a great tour that provides you with a macro view of the Algarve region if you are pressed for time while visiting this region. The tour takes you to a couple of coastal area neighborhoods that are spectacular and worth visiting. A tour worth its value.

The tour was very well organized and interesting. I got to explore a bit in Silves and the castle, the tour guide shared information about each place. Then, we went to Monchique mountains to enjoy the beautiful views and hace a nice coffee and cake. Very good!

Maravilhoso. Quero ressaltar o papel da motorista e guia Vanda. Atenciosa, bom papo, bom humor e muito educada. Entregou mais que o esperado. Recomendação fortíssima.

Super cool, he shows you the city in 45 minutes for €4. Very cheap and recommended.