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Go west Algarve tour with Sagres, Lagos and Silves

Availability: Every day
Duration: 1 day
Language: English
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Do this because
  • Explore the western part of Algarve, where nature and heritage go hand-in-hand
  • Admire the breathtaking views over the Atlantic Ocean in Sagres and the Moorish castle in Silves
  • Enjoy a beautiful voyage through time
What to expect

Early in the morning we set off to the Cape of St. Vincent, or Promontorium Sacrum as the Romans nicknamed it, in honor of Saturn, an ancient god. The legend says that St. Vincent was buried in a hermitage and the chapel would be destroyed later. 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 and some old Fortress ruins remain.

We then proceed to Sagres, a key location in the history of Portuguese maritime expansion. Prince Henry the Navigator, ordered to construct a fortress in this place to protect the vessels that made the connection between the Mediterranean and the North Atlantic. Here we will also be able to observe the amazing coves on the Ocean. Delight yourself with the landscape and the infinite blue covering the skyline.

Lagos is our next stop. This nice Algarvian village is very popular among the youngsters, and it is not too difficult to understand why. The paradisiacal beaches and their cliffs, a vibrant nightlife and an active surfing community make Lagos an obligatory point of travel. 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. 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 Fóia, it is the highest point of the Algarve region. There are gorgeous views at the summit allowing us to see clearly the extent of the coast. We continue to Caldas de Monchique, a thermal complex dating from the Romans. With verdant vegetation, this place is set in a beautiful valley. Explore the place at your leisure and feel the well-being invade your body and spirit.

The quiet town of Silves is our last stop. The town is 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 livid 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.

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What's included
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Silves Castle
  • Local pastry
What's not included
  • Lunch
  • Additional boat tour (15 Euro)
Reduced price
  • Infants (0-4): free
  • Children (4-12): reduced
Meeting point:
  • You will get a pick-up from your hotel or place of stay between Quarteira and Praia da Rocha. Please provide hotel address information when you make the booking

The tour starts at 9am and ends at 6pm

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