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Algarve: Historic and Cultural Group Tour of West Algarve

1. Algarve: Historic and Cultural Group Tour of West Algarve

Departing from Albufeira, get picked up from your hotel (or another convenient, close place) and enjoy the views as you drive towards Silves, one of the oldest cities in the Algarve. In Silves, visit the oldest cathedral in Algarve as well as its largest castle. Stop at Monchique, the tallest mountain in Algarve. Immerse yourself in the lush natural surroundings. Go to the top to see amazing views from the highest point in Algarve. Stop at a local restaurant for a nice lunch on the way down. In the afternoon, you will be taken to Lagos, another important city in Algarve. Admire the inside of the golden church of Santo António, and go to a 15th-century slave market, the old town, and the fortress. Finally, stop in Sagres, popularly known as "the end of the world", as it is the most southwestern point in continental Europe. Let the splendid views of the coast, beautiful rock formations, and the great lighthouse take your breath away. After your last stop in Sagres, return to Albufeira.

Sagres Natural Park: Sunset Tour by Jeep

2. Sagres Natural Park: Sunset Tour by Jeep

Do you like to explore, be surrounded by nature which has not yet been corrupted by man—then this tour is for you. Discover cliffs double the height of Cape St.Vincent on an exclusive and unique visit to see Portugal’s best sunset. This tour will take you to the Vila de Sagres, Cape of S.Vicente, an off-road secret beach spot, and another secret spot with 140 meter high cliffs to see the sunset. See the beautiful scenery while enjoying Portuguese wine and a typical chorizo with bread or cream cake.

From Lagos: Wild and Wonderful West Coast Full-Day Tour

3. From Lagos: Wild and Wonderful West Coast Full-Day Tour

In the comfort in your minivan with air conditioning, visit the village of Aljezur, and take the chance to visit its castle with a fantastic view. Head past the beach of Montes Clérigos and also Carrapateira Beach. In this area, see some of the most beautiful sights over the ocean and the cliffs. Stop in a small village where you can have some lunch. During the afternoon, go to Sagres to see the acclaimed Fortaleza and visit the church inside, the sundial and the fantastic cliffs over 100 meters high.  Finish the day in the Cape of St. Vincent. On your way back, you will be dropped off at your hotel.

Sagres & Cape St. Vincent Half-Day Tour from Lagos

4. Sagres & Cape St. Vincent Half-Day Tour from Lagos

Travel from Lagos, and explore the village of Sagres and Cape St. Vincent. You will be blown away by the picturesque views from Sagres, two fortresses and from the cape.  You are picked up from your hotel in Lagos and travel towards Sagres. You will visit the picturesque Algarve village and its fortress. Located atop the cliffs the fortress is a place full of history and will provide you with amazing views.  From Sagres, you will head to Cape St. Vincent, the most southwestern point of Europe. At the cape, you can see the cape lighthouse and the junction of the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. On your journey back to your hotel in Lagos, you will stop to visit the Beliche Fortress, a place with a breathtaking beauty. 

Algarve: Full-Day Guided Sightseeing Tour with Lunch

5. Algarve: Full-Day Guided Sightseeing Tour with Lunch

Visit some of the most fascinating and picturesque locations in the Algarve on this full-day guided tour. Explore off-the-beaten-track gems giving you an in-depth view of Portugal’s past and present. Travel to the town of Silves, in Moorish times the capital of the Algarve. Here, visit the Moorish castle and admire magnificent views of the surrounding countryside. Continue to the impressive cathedral and explore the narrow streets and alleys. Next, head up to the Monchique mountain and admire the scenic hillsides and eucalyptus groves. Arrive at the charming village of Caldas de Monchique, with springs famous for their healing properties. From here, follow the winding road to the highest point in the Algarve – Fóia – standing at 902m above sea level. Take in the dramatic views and capture spectacular photos. Next, make a stop in the small village of Marmelete and enjoy a traditional lunch in one of the local restaurants. After lunch, travel to Costa Vicentina and visit some beautiful beaches. Enjoy free time to relax on the shore or explore the area. Next stop: Cape St. Vincent. Immerse yourself in the wilderness and breathe the fresh Atlantic air of the most southwestern point of Europe. Marvel at the cliffside lighthouse that defies the elements and hear the fascinating history from your guide. Finally, visit Sagres, a quaint fishing village nearby, and explore its sheltered fishing port.

Algarve: The Best of the West Full Day Tour

6. Algarve: The Best of the West Full Day Tour

Visit the old Moorish capital of the Algarve, the city of Silves, with its picturesque Castle. Stop to visit the small village of Caldas de Monchique with its famous spa, recognized since Roman times for its healing properties. Arrive at Foia, the highest point of the Algarve, with its 902m altitude and with a breathtaking view, and taste the typical liqueurs of the region while admiring the landscape. Make a stop for lunch at a typical restaurant in the Serra de Monchique, where a traditional Algarve meal will be served. Visit Lagos, a city that has always been linked to the sea, where the epic of the Portuguese Discoveries began in the 15th century. Travel to the most "Southwest point in Europe", after leaving Lagos, and make a stop at Ponta da Piedade, known for its rock formations and panoramic views. Finish the tour in Sagres, also known as the "End of the World", where the sun goes down behind the endless ocean, and observe the most amazing and breathing sunset from the top of cliffs. Be returned to the pickup location at the end of the tour.

Algarve: Serra de Monchique & Bravura Off-Road Day Trip

7. Algarve: Serra de Monchique & Bravura Off-Road Day Trip

This tour is perfect for anyone who wants to escape the tourist masses and explore areas surrounded by nature, largely untouched by man. 80% of the route takes place off-road, deep in the St. Vincent Natural Park, the finest preserved stretch of coastline in Europe. Due to our adventurous nature and love of extreme sports, in this tour lets explore the 4x4 to its limit and see how it performs on the wildest off-road tracks. What can be better than to explore all this with the locals, who know the region like the back of their hand? To start lets make a visit to the picturesque lake of Bravura, bring shorts or bikini. If the weather is inviting...let's go swimming If the weather not good...lets make a short walk close to this beautiful lake, and touch the surround nature After the lake it's time to wake up......lets go play a very adventure off-rod drive claiming to the highest point. To realize the real beauty of this area, lets visit to the best look-out point in Algarve Portugal, featuring 960m high cliffs and breathtaking views over the Atlantic Ocean. To fully relax and open the appetite lets visit a a ghost village, no one lives in this place, it's abandoned as if time freezes 100 years ago. The only one of this genre still existing in Algarve ( Very easy and pleasant, it is possible to be made by children and people in avance age )

From Portimao: Half Day Tour of Lagos and Sagres

8. From Portimao: Half Day Tour of Lagos and Sagres

Take half the day to discover some of the amazing sights of the Western Algarve. Explore the city of Lagos on foot and learn the history of the Portuguese Discoveries. Admire the rock formations at Ponta da Piedade and a panoramic tour over Sagres. Arrive first in the city of Lagos, known historically for the birthplace of the Portuguese Discoveries. Stroll through the city's streets and see emblamtic monuments like the Church of Santo Antonio, with its interior covered with gilded carvings and tiles. Make your way towards Ponta da Piedade, a natural monument in the Algarve known for its magnificent rock formations that potrude out of the clear waters. Admire the fragile rock arches and pillars, carved from the harsh winter storms. Embark on a panoramic tour over the village of Sagres, Praia da Marreta, and Fortaleza de Sagres. Stop and snap some great photos at Porto da Baleeira and head for the fortress at Cape St. Vincent. Witness the 28-meter lighthouse positioned on the most southwestern point of Portugal and all of Europe. Learn the history and explore along the steep cliffs before capturing a breathtaking sunset and heading back to your hotel.

From Lisbon: Algarve 2-Day Private Tour

9. From Lisbon: Algarve 2-Day Private Tour

Day 1: Start with pickup from your hotel in Lisbon and travel south towards the Algarve, making your first stop at Tavira. Stop at Praça da Republica where you will find the City Hall and the Tavira Municipal Museum. Visit the Museum where you will find a diverse archaeological collection from the Islamic period, the Vaso de Tavira, and the ex-library of the museum. See the Misericórdia Church, built between 1541 and 1551, which is considered the most remarkable Renaissance building of the Algarve. Next, stop in Faro, one of the larger cities of the region with a long history. Learn about the devastating impact the earthquake of 1755 had on the city. Enjoy a break for a coffee in a typical terrace or café.  Visit the Vilamoura marina which receives numerous private yachts from all over the world. As such, the marina has helped develop the region as an important center of tourism. Finally, stop at Albufeira for the night. Discover its three magnificent beaches; Praia dos Pescadores, Peneco, and Inatel, See the fishing boats on Pescadores beach, keeping alive the maritime tradition of the region. Discover the historic center of the city with its whitewashed houses and narrow cobbled streets. Or, enjoy a lively night out on the central avenue, with a variety of tempting bars, restaurants, and nightclubs. Day 2: On the second day, continue your tour of the Algarve with a visit to the city of Lagos. Learn how the city was an important location in the Age of Discovery, where many expeditions and missions set sail for the Americas. Discover the defensive structures of the city, constructed to protect from attacks from the sea.  Next, visit the Sagres Fortress, also known as Promotorium Sacrum, built by order of Prince Henry the Navigator. Within the fortress, see cannons, a 16th-century tower and the Church of Our Lady of Grace. After this, return to Lisbon to finish the tour.

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 129 reviews

+Johny is very knowledgeable. He knows the region very well. With a Mercedes Vito with pickup, we went on a wonderful tour, which I can only recommend. -The food leaves a lot to be desired! The vegetarian food that we ordered and ate in the restaurant planned for the tour consisted of spaghetti with tomato soup, the mushrooms and tomato soup are from the glass and unfortunately you can taste it. Plenty of garlic was added to this, but unfortunately the food of the other participants also left a lot to be desired. Each dish cost €16.00 - in the end this price was simply too high for the reasons mentioned. One could have expected much more!

Awesome ! A great driver, a complete program that offers a great overview of the hinterland of the Algarve, the mountain and the westernmost cape of the region. Excellent value. We recommend !

A nice friendly guide knows a lot about the area. And takes the time and gives you enough time to look around and discover things for yourself.

It was an amazing tour. Antonio was an awesome guide. Very informative. Friendly. Spoke perfect English. He ensured we saw everything.

I had a great day, our driver was knowledgeable and friendly. I would definitely recommend this tour.