1. Portugal
  2. Algarve
  3. Faro
  4. Day Trips

Historical Algarve Full-Day Tour

Product ID: 70979
See gallery
See the best of the Algarve on a full-day tour from Faro. Journey through history to see Moorish and Roman remains. Marvel at historical castles and lighthouses, discover where Henry the Navigator devised his 15th-century expeditions and more.
About this activity
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Mobile ticketing
Duration: 9 - 12 hours
Starting time 7:00 AM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Portuguese

Pickup included

Pick-up details to be arranged after booking.

Select participants, date, and language:

Loading...

Experience

Highlights
  • Climb to the highest point of the Algarve at Fóia in the Serra de Monchique
  • Explore the historic town of Lagos and see the first indoor slave market of Europe
  • Go to Cape St. Vincent and stand at the “End of the World”
Full description
Depart Faro and journey towards the rolling mountains of the Serra de Monchique, and ascend to Fóia at the highest point of the Algarve.

Get panoramic views of the surrounding landscape and take some spectacular photos. Then, enjoy the possibility of tasting a local liquor before going down the mountain to stop for lunch (own expense). Next, journey to the beautiful town of Lagos to see where the first indoor slave market of Europe was located. Marvel at the extravagant Baroque decorations of the Church of St. Anthony (Igreja de Santo António), see the imposing 17th-century Lagos Fortress (Forte da Ponta da Bandeira) and admire the colorful buildings of the old town.

Next, go to Cape St. Vincent (Cabo de São Vicente) to experience the southwestern-most point of Europe, known as the “End of the World.” Visit one of the most powerful lighthouses in Europe at the Lighthouse of Cabo de São Vicente in the beautiful fishing harbor of Ponta de Baleeira at Sagres. Pass the site of Henry the Navigator's School of Navigations at Fortaleza Sagres before returning to Faro.
Includes
  • Guided tour
  • Transportation by minibus
What’s Not Included
  • Meals and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• Transportation is free for children under 4 years old (all extras to be paid by the adult in charge)

From US$ 49.10 per person

Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.0 / 5
based on 17 reviews
Review summary
Service
3.5/5
Organization
3.8/5
Value for money
4.1/5
Safety
4.5/5

Organized by

Gray Line Portugal

Product ID: 70979