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From Albufeira and Faro: Western Algarve Small Group Tour

Product ID: 150809
Explore the western part of Algarve, where nature and heritage go hand-in-hand. From the breathtaking views over the Atlantic Ocean in Sagres to the beautiful coastline and cliffs in Lagos, every step is a monumental voyage through time.
About this activity
Duration: 9 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese

Pickup included

Pickup possible from hotels and apartments in the coastal area of Faro. Please note that you may have to walk to the nearest pick-up point from your hotel.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy the views over the Atlantic Ocean at São Vicente Cape, the southwestern end of Europe
  • See the marks of ancient civilizations at Sagres fortress
  • Explore Lagos old town and its medieval ramparts
  • See the amazing cliffs at Ponta da Piedade
  • Discover Baleeira, an old stronghold next to Sagres
Full description
Start your tour early and head for the Cape of St. Vincent, known by the Romans as Promontorium Sacrum in honor of Saturn. Arrive at the southwestern end of Europe, a picturesque scene. See the red lighthouse that shelters a small museum of the maritime discoveries.

Proceed to Sagres, known for Portuguese maritime expansion. Observe the amazing coves on the ocean, vestiges of ancient civilizations and old ruins. Delight yourself with the landscape and the infinite blue covering the skyline. Discover the Fortress of Sagres where Prince Henry the Navigator spent the late years of his life contemplating the unknown ocean.

Afterwards go for a walking tour with your guide and explore the old city with its medieval walls that transport us to other times, where some of the first navigators departed from.
Includes
  • Informal tour guide/driver with live commentary on board
  • Small-group tour (up to 8 people max)
  • Pick-up and drop off at designated areas
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entrance and guided visit inside Sagres Fortress
  • Traditional local pastry
  • WiFi inside van
  • Guided walking tour of Lagos (if selected over the boat trip)
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch (or any other meal unless specified)
  • 1-Hour boat tour from Lagos (if selected). It has a cost of €20, to be paid directly to the guide, in the day of the tour.
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking in the vehicle
  • Food in the vehicle
Know before you go
• Please wear tennis shoes or other appropriate footwear for the tour and bring along a bottle of water
• In summer bring your sunscreen, and in winter it gets quite cold so make sure you bring a jacket
• A moderate amount of walking is involved. Beware that some areas can be physically challenging (steep ascent)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 93 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.8 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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This trip was amazing and the sightseeing Was breathtaking. Really recommend this tour you will see beautiful places nature mostly and you will have time to take pictures to. The tour guide Tiago is very passionate about he’s country and the history, he explains very well and he is very open and listen to he’s tourists group if they need anything. Totally worth it Tiago went beyond the tour expectations. You wont regret it. It is very well organised ; the tour guide goes to the places first where there is no rush so you can enjoy the places without too many people

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October 26, 2019

A truly enjoyable tour and well worth the money

One of the best tours we've been on. Our tour guide Daniel was brilliant and his knowledge of Portugese history was outstanding. The views were awesome and all the places we stopped at were explaining with good knowledge and such passion. We would definitely use them again if we return to Portugal.

October 21, 2019

Absolutely incredible! Our guide, Tiago, was excellent. Not only knowledgeable about the history of Portugal but extremely accommodating to what we wanted to see after the boat was unable to go out due to the currents that day. Took us to some amazing caves. A day we will not forget. Wish we could have booked him for our entire trip. Made everyone feel welcome and comfortable. Can’t thank Tiago enough!

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August 24, 2019

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Product ID: 150809