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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.

Portimão Walking Tour

2. 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.

From Quarteira, Albufeira, or Portimão: Silves & Monchique

3. From Quarteira, Albufeira, or Portimão: Silves & Monchique

The magical city of Silves is an enchanting example of the Arab influence that was present in its history and in its architecture, clearly evident due to the most important castle in the Algarve. You will have time to experience the thermal spa of Caldas De Monchique located in the heart of the Serra de Monchique Natural Park. Foia is situated within a stunning landscape and is famous for being the highest point of the Algarve. Here in Foia, you have the opportunity to taste the famous Medronho brandy, the most traditional drink in the Algarve made from the fruit harvested on the slopes of the Serra. You will then have some time to relax over a meal and experience local food and hospitality. Lastly you will stop in the traditional village of Monchique located at an altitude of 450 m where we can leisurely walk through its narrow streets and soak in the atmosphere of the unspoilt Algarve.

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4.6 / 5

based on 103 reviews

The excursion was longer than expected. We got in our first vehicle at 12:30 where we were transferred from Vilamoura to Albufueria where we went onto a coach that done 5 more pick ups before heading to lagos including merging with another coach. We arrived at Lagos at 2:30pm and stayed there until 4pm. We then had another hour of driving to visit Sagres (no stop) and cabo de Sao Vicente which had stunning views and we were able to catch the sun going down but had to leave before the sunset (5:30pm). The drive back to Albufueria with all the stops was then about 7:30pm. We arrived back in Vilamoura at 8pmish. The trip was longer than expected given the description on the website. We did have a lovely time but ourselves and other guests were in agreement that it was quite a long day. We would recommend booking but be aware of travel time on the bus. Can't really fault 25 euros per person for the time and distance covered though.

It was a great trip with a nice guide who tell us a lot about the places where we go and what is the most important to see. Even the time of the travel by coach we can't stand :)

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.