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West Algarve: Full-Day Portuguese Discoveries Tour

Product ID: 172611
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Wonder back in time to the era of the Portuguese discoveries. Start your tour in Silves, Algarve's first capital, and finish in Sagres, Europe's most southwestern place.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
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Instructor
English, Portuguese

Pick-up service

Pick-up available from your hotel in Olhao, Tavira or Cabanas.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Archaeological Museum in Silves
  • Feel the warmth of the locals in the Bay of Lagos
  • Discover 22 centuries of magic in Sagres
Full description
Start your tour in Silves, the Algarve city where the Islamic heritage is most striking, former home to scholars and poets of the Al Garb. Marvel at the looming walls before you visit the Archaeological Museum, where centuries of history are on display. See its 12th-century cistern well, more than 20 meters deep with a staircase. At night, the illuminated castle takes on mysterious shapes, provoking legends of enchanted Moorish maidens. Make sure you don't leave Silves without trying a Morgado, a cake typical of the Algarve Mountains.

Head to the Bay of Lagos, one of the most beautiful cities in the Algarve. Feel the historical warmth of its residents, which led King D. Sebastião to elevate it to the status of a city. Visit its churches, museums, the castle and the walls.

Finally, arrive at Sagres, the legendary promontory, where 22 centuries of magic and imposingness live on. Head into the fortress to feel the presence of Prince Henry the Navigator and his discoveries of the New World. Just a stone's throw away, see the Cabo de St Vicente, with its chapel, convent, fortress and lighthouse, the most south-westerly point in Portugal and in Europe. Marvel at the 60-meter cliffs, and find several dozen plant species unique to this area.
Includes
  • All taxes
  • Personal driver with car minivan
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities

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Important information
Know before you go
• The tour is non-private
• If you are staying in Olhão, Tavira and Cabanas de Tavira, pick-up is available
• Groups are limited to 7 people per guide
• The tour is done by car (up to 4 people) or minivan (5 to 7 people)
• Tour duration can be shortened upon your request