From Albufeira: Benagil Caves Boat Cruise
- Skip the ticket line
- Duration: 2 hours
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We went on this tour with a group of 4 & one additional girl joined our van. We were picked up at 230, however the wine drinking/ Winery tour didn’t start until 430. We did get to have some wonderful information passed to us about the history of Portugal and we were able to see the last standing castle. Our guide Juao was great, very engaging and funny! We stopped off at the castle & were able to explore for an hour. From there we made our way to the winery. We stopped off at PAXA wines, the tasting room in the Winery was beautiful, and the host, Nidia was wonderful. The wine was very delicious of course! Overall it was a great day out. Again, the Portuguese hospitality was amazing! Juao dropped us off at our dinner reservation instead of our original pick up spot & gave us good recommendations for restaurants. Personally I wish we had booked the longer tour to go to several wineries. But overall was a great day out!
If you want out of the tourist trap: Do this! Hugo was my guide and I totally recommend him. Next time I'm here I will do this again, with Hugo. Learned a lot and had a great time. This is not about money to him but showing the country he obviously loves. He also gave me two recipes and showed me a good place to eat. He almost cancelled but when I told him I could not reschedule I got a private tour. Again: Just do this! Totally recommended.
It was a fantastic trip! We got to see the dolphins and all the beautiful caves. Benagil was beyond beautiful. The only thing I was slightly disappointed about is that we didn’t get to stop anywhere because we were told that we would take a small break at one of the beaches along the algarve near the caves. Also, we only stayed at the benagil cave for a short time, would’ve been amazing if it was for longer. Despite that, wonderful trip!
This activity is a must do in Algarve. The Caves are an absolute beauty, We could not see the dolphins and we chase them for about 45min, it was just bad luck. My tour was in English and Portuguese which I appreciated as my Portuguese is really bad . If I go back to Algarve would do the tour again and again. The tour last 2,5 hours and it is more than enough.
Well organised. Pleasant, cheerful people, very helpful with my wheelchair & kept an eye on my safety. Absolutely brilliant trip & great value for money. My second trip with X-Ride, with hopefully many more to come.