Western Algarve History Tour

 
 
western-algarve-history-tour2.jpg Cape St.Vincent (Photo by meolog)
western-algarve-history-tour1.jpg Sagres (Photo from foter.com)
western-algarve-history-tour.jpg Lagos (Photo by Dave Hilditch Photography))

Full-Day (Duration: 9-10h approx.)

Faro

Price from: 81.25 euros

 
On this private chauffeur-guided day tour visitors will be able to sample what the Western part of the region has to offer: São Vicente Cape, Sagres, Lagos...
 
Highlights
 
  • Learn more about Age of Discoveries and maritime expansion and curiosities of the region
  • Explore Sagres, an essential location in the history of Portuguese maritime expansion
  • Choose between a panoramic van tour or a  1 hour boat tour to see the famous cliffs of Ponta da Piedade from the water.
 
 

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General Overview


Country: Portugal
Region: Algarve
City: Faro
Duration: Full-Day (Duration: 9-10h approx.)
Type: Full Day Tour Private
Theme: Food, Wine Tours and Cultural Adventures
Group Size: 1 to 4 People
Price from: 81.25€
 

Introduction

The first Portuguese  trips of discoveries starting from about 1419. Lagos played a fundamental part in the geneses of the Portuguese Discoveries. With effect, this port, since the first years of the XV century, was involved in the organized discovery trips by the Infante Dom Henrique and for other magnates’ Portuguese.

The Discoveries marked the opening of the Modern World, a world to the progressive unification. Sagres it was where Infante D. Henrique founded his celebrated school of marine navigation returned for the trips of the discoveries and where we can find the rose of the winds that he was guided.

The Algarve was a crucial and strategic point during the Age of Discoveries and maritime expansion. Learn more about this period and curiosities of the region on this delicious tour!

Day by day itinerary

DAY 1:
HOTEL - CAPE ST. VINCENT - SAGRES - LAGOS - HOTEL

  • 08:00AM: Your chauffeur-guide will pick you up from your hotel in the Algarve
  • We start the day towards São Vicente Cape. As we reach this location, we are at the far southwest of Europe. Nowadays there is a lighthouse that harbours a small museum depicting the Discoveries period, where some fortress ruins lie.
  • We proceed to Sagres, an essential location in the history of Portuguese maritime expansion. Here we will also be able to observe some of the best kept corners with unforgettable views of the meeting point between the south coast and the west coast of Portugal.
  • Get to know the Fortress of Sagres where Prince Henry the Navigator spent the late years of his life contemplating the unknown ocean. Delight in the landscapes and the immensity of blue that seems to go to beyond infinity.
  • Lagos is our next stop.
  • Enjoy the panoramic views over Praia da Luz and the beautiful coast on the way to this ancient capital of the Algarve.
  • In Lagos you must choose between a panoramic van tour passing by Ponta da Piedade, one of the most beautiful locations of the region with their dazzling golden rocks in a clear contrast to the turquoise blue of the sea or a 1 hour boat tour in which you will be able to see the famous cliffs of Ponta da Piedade from the water, a true natural wonder that leaves no one indifferent.
  • have a relaxing lunch in the heart of Lagos. Afterwards go for a walking tour with your Cool guide and explore the old city with its medieval walls that transport us to other times, where some of the first navigators departed from.
  • 06:00PM APPROX: Drop off at your hotel

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Included

  • Pick-up & drop-off at your hotel (only at certain areas)
  • Tour guide / driver
  • Guided visit inside sagres fortress (skip the line)
  • Local Taxes

Excluded

  • Lunch
  • Entrance to Sagres Fortress
  • Transportation not specified.
  • Meals not specified
  • Gratuities to Guides and Drivers (not mandatory but given if you have a good time)
  • Any other items not specified in the itinerary or What’s Included

Pick up

  • Hotels or apartments within city limits
  • Airport
  • Train Station
  • Bus Station
  • Cruise Ship Port
  • Other locations on request at time of booking

Drop off

  • Hotels or apartments within city limits
  • Airport
  • Train Station
  • Bus Station
  • Cruise Ship Port
  • Other locations on request at time of booking

Cancellation policy

  • Up to 72 hrs before: Fully Refundable
  • Under 72 hrs : 100% Non-Refundable

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