Western Algarve Small-Group Day Trip To S. Vicente Cape, Sagres, Luz & Lagos - Albufeira

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Key Details

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  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
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  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    1: 8500 Alvor, Portugal
    2: 8500 Portimão, Portugal
    3: 8400 Carvoeiro, Portugal
    4: 8365 Armação de Pêra, Portugal
    5: 8200 Albufeira, Portugal
    6: Vilamoura, 8125 Quarteira, Portugalread more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

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 Moorish castle in Silves, every step is a monumental voyage through time...

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Castelo de Silves, Silves, Faro District, Algarve

It's believed that the first fortifications were built upon a possible Lusitanian castro, by the Romans or Visigoths. Between the 8th and 13th centuries, the castle was occupied by the moors who expanded it, making it one of the best preserved Moorish fortifications in Portugal resulting in its classification as a National Monument in 1910.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Ponta Da Piedale, Lagos, Faro District, Algarve

Consisting of yellow-golden cliff like rocks up to 20 meters high, they are one of the most famous touristic attractions of Portugal. Several grottos in Ponta da Piedade can be visited by boat. The location also contains a lighthouse, dating back to 1913.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Cape Saint Vincent, Sagres, Faro District, Algarve

A headland in south westernmost point of Portugal and of mainland Europe.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Fortaleza de Sagres, Sagres, Faro District, Algarve

The 16th century bulwark-like fortress was severely damaged during the Great Earthquake of 1755. It was restored in the mid 20th century, but there is still a 16th-century turret present. After passing through the thick tunnel entrance, one sees a giant pebble compass rose (rosa dos ventos) of 43 m diameter.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Porto da Baleeira, Sagres, Faro District, Algarve

Old docks

Inclusions

Small-group tour (up to 8 people max)

Pickup and drop-off from designated areas in Algarve

Local and informal guide/driver

Live commentary on board

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

WiFi inside van

Guided walking tour of Lagos (if selected over the boat trip)

Local pastry

Entry/Admission - Castelo de Silves

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food (including meals) and drinks, 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

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Boat tour option is subject to favorable weather conditions. A walking tour in the city center of Lagos will be given as an alternative if the boat ride cannot be performed.

Boat tour option only available from May to October.

A considerable amount of walking is involved. Beware that some areas can be physically challenging (steep ascent).

Please contact the company at least 24 hours before the activity for exact pick-up location and time (normally between 08:00 AM to 08:45 AM).

Pick-up and drop-off at hotels / housing units located only at Albufeira, Faro, Almancil, Quarteira and Vilamoura coastal areas. Other locations will require further confirmation (on request only).

Please note that you may have to walk a short distance from your accommodation to be picked up.

Please be reminded that there may be more than one language spoken during the tour (max. two languages).

Please note that infants and children occupy a seat.

Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking.

Child rate applies only when accompanied by, at least, 1 paying adult.

Maximum of 8 persons per vehicle.

It's a good idea to 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 very cold so make sure you bring a jacket.

Please note, this tour may be conducted in two languages.

English, Spanish and Portuguese are available all year round. French, Italian, Russian and Romanian ONLY ON REQUEST (according to availability).

A minimum of 2 people and maximum of 8 people per booking is required: there is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.

Not wheelchair accessible.

In case of adverse weather conditions (e. g. heavy rain), the tour will not be canceled, unless there are warnings and alerts by official organisms.

We are not responsible for any traffic congestion in the city, resulting from cultural, sport and religious events, or even demonstrations / strikes, etc. However we will always offer alternatives to avoid these situations; one of them is to change the pick-up and drop-off locations. Unfortunately, this may be transmitted without prior notice.

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Traveler Reviews

  • 21-Feb-2020

    Great tour... loved the scenic views which Daniel showed us. Daniel is a great tour guide, he knows his subject very well.

  • 20-Feb-2020

    Excellent tour and fantastic tour guide Dani! Dani was very kind and knowledgeable we visited interesting places and amazing landscapes.

  • 22-Jan-2020

    Very good tour and tour guide! Daniel was very knowledgeable about the area and always a professional.

  • 08-Nov-2019

    This trip was very interesting, we learnt a lot of things about Algarve and Portugal. The places we visited were so nice and beautifull.
    Our guide, Tiago is very professionnal, friendly and kind.
    We can recommended this excursion.

  • 17-Oct-2019

    We spent a wonderful day, we got to know the coast of western Algarve.We were enchanted by nature and towns, amazing cliffs,clear water.
    The trip was amazing thanks to our guide, which was perfect.

  • 23-Aug-2019

    We thoroughly enjoyed our trip of Western Algarve. We were collected from our hotel and dropped off at the end of the trip direct to our hotel. The two of us joined another group of two and it was nice having a small group tour. Our guide, Daniel was very knowledgeable and informative and very nice. We saw some great and memorable sights and highly recommend this trip. If you want to see Western Algarve this is the trip to go on. Thank you 😊

  • 12-Aug-2019

    Our tour to the Western Algarve was just about a perfect a tour as there can be. Our tour guide (Tiago) was the best tour guide ever. My husband, Clay, and I were 100% happy because he was so knowledgeable about Portugal history and the area. We enjoyed the tour in a comfortable van, and we saw sights we would never have seen on our own. We traveled to remote areas of the Algarve as well as cities, and the highlight for us was the astonishing boat trip to the craggy cliffs in Lagos. I am a retired tour guide from the U.S., and pretty demanding about knowledgeable guides, and Tiago exceed my expectations!

  • 15-Jul-2019

    We have recently returned from a small group tour to Sagres, Lagos and Silves and can’t praise it too highly. We were fortunate to have Thiago as a guide, whose knowledge and enthusiasm were second to none. Nothing was too much trouble and he showed us all the sites only a local would know. As we were the only two on the tour, it was more like being shown around by a good friend than being herded about on a well worn guided tour, and we gained a lot of knowledge of Portuguese life and society we would not otherwise have gleaned. All the sites were fascinating and the optional boat trip along the coast from Lagos was well worth the additional 20 euros each. If you are going to do a tour of the western algarve, don’t hesitate and book this one. It is more expensive than some of the larger group tours, but an utterly wonderful and much more personal experience. Whatever the company pay Thiago, it isn’t enough. He is a credit to them and a superb ambassador for Portugal. A brilliant day out; the highlight of our holiday.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    First the pros.....I definitely recommend doing this trip (and the Eastern side trip on another day) during your stay in the Algarve. You get to see so many things that you might not be able to see on your own. Daniel the driver/guide is the man! Very friendly and knowledgeable. Born and raised in the Algarve, he is very proud of his heritage and culture, he will answer any and every question you may have during the trip and will keep your interest throughout. Many beautiful sights are shown and great history is told throughout the day. You will not be disappointed!
    Now for the cons....The only thing I didn't like about the trip is that there is no wi-fi in the van as advertised in the website and each stop during the Western trip should be a little longer. A few stops seemed a little too rushed. So maybe an earlier departure or a later return allowing for an extra 15-20 min. at each stop would make a huge a improvement. Other than that though, it was a great day and highly recommended if you want to see the best of the Algarve!