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Historical Algarve Full-Day Tour

3.9 / 5

19 reviews

Historical Algarve Full-Day Tour

From £36.48 per person

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

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 9 - 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese
Pickup included
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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
  • Meals and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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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)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 /5

based on 19 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.1/5
  • Transportation
    4/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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Great tour to see as much as possible in a short time! Also had enough time at the different places to see everything. It was annoying, however, that I could call afterwards, why nobody had picked me up even though it was in my booking, I was then allowed to go to another hotel. The return trip was also annoying because everyone was brought individually to the hotel.

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10 August 2019

Good tour but

The tour of the Algarve coast was great. Well organized however I was expecting a little more explanation on the castle of Silves and in Lagos for the Churches and the slave market. I wish we could have got a guided tour in those places too!!! Apart from that the guidewas great giving general information in 4 languages on the places we were about to stop. Apart from that I would recommend it if you have short time and in 1 tour you get the gist of the amazing Algarve coast.

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3 October 2018

Good option for those who want to discover the Algarve, without having a lot of time.

14 March 2020

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