Western Algarve Small-Group Day Trip To Sagres, Lagos And Silves - Albufeira

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Tour Information

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  • Hotel pickup Available
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  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8.30 AM at your hotel / accommodation unit (only the coastal part of Albufeira, Loulé, Lagoa and Portimão areas). Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provid.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Hotels / housing units located in coastal areas
  • Return Details :
    Hotels / housing units located in coastal areas
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

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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On this tour, you will travel to the western part of the Algarve region: from Sagres to Silves get ready for an outstanding day out! Before lunch, in Lagos, you can choose to have a boat trip at Lagos to see old caves formed over thousands of years or instead a walking tour inside the old medieval ramparts.
Early in the morning we set off on a comfortable 9-seater minivan, heading for the Cape of St. Vincent. Upon arriving at this location, we are in the southwestern end of Europe, so it is best to prepare your camera for absolutely stunning photos! Nowadays, there is a red lighthouse that shelters a small museum depicting the period of the maritime Discoveries, also where some old Fortress ruins remains.

We then proceed to Sagres, a key location in the history of Portuguese maritime expansion. Here we will also be able to 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.

Lagos is our next stop. Here you can choose a walking tour or a boat trip. In the walking tour, we will explore the old medieval city with its ramparts that transport us to another era. Lagos maintains an excellent complicity with the sea, and everything from architecture to gastronomy demonstrates this connection. The boat trip lasts (+/-) 1 hour and you can see caves formed over thousands of years, an authentic natural wonder that does not leave anyone disappointed.

After an invigorating lunch at a regional cuisine restaurant ('tasca'), we set off for Fia. With a little more than 900m (2,959 ft) of altitude, it is the highest point of the Algarve region. But it is the gorgeous view at the summit that allows us to see clearly the extent of the coast. Take a deep breath and soak up the natural scents in front of you. Feel free also to visit an agglomeration of local artisans.

Now that you feel rejuvenated, we go to Caldas de Monchique, a thermal complex dating from the Romans. With verdant vegetation, this place is set in a beautiful valley, excellent for those looking to rest, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Explore the place at your leisure and feel the well-being invade your body and spirit.

We go now to our last stopping point. The quiet town of Silves is also nestled in a valley with a proud castle on the top, the largest in the whole Algarve and a great example of Islamic architecture. The vivid colors of the buildings' facades, the narrow streets, the Arade River and the green hillside make Silves a great way to end the day before returning to your accommodation.

Inclusions

  • Small-group tour (up to 8 people max)
  • Pickup and drop-off from designatedareas 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)
  • Entrance fee included in Silves Castle
  • Local pastry

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • 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

Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults

Children must be accompanied by an adult

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

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide (2 languages max)

Minimum of 2 people and maximum of 8 people per booking: 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

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

Not wheelchair accessible