Lagos and Sagres Premium - Shared small group > VTours Algarve

Lagos and Sagres Premium - Shared small group > VTours Algarve

Join us on a real guided tour, with a friendly, passionate, professional, knowledgeable guide, that will guide you thru the natural beauties and interesting history of the Algarve.

Cruise the Algarve on board of a luxury, confortable and cozy vehicle.

More than a Tour, an Experience!

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Statue of Sao Goncalo, Avenida dos Descobrimentos, Lagos Portugal

Drive by the statue with an explanation about the protector of Lagos city.


Stop At: Ponta da Piedade Lighthouse, Lagos Portugal

The cliffs of the Ponta da Piedade headland is one of the finest natural beauties of the Algarve. This dramatic sandstone coastline is formed of sea pillars, fragile rock arches and hidden grottos, all of which have been chiselled-out by savage winter storms.
The headland can only be described as stunning.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Cape Saint Vincent, Estrada Cabo de Sao Vicente En 268, Sagres 8650-390 Portugal

The fortress was built in the 16th century in order to protect the coast from the frequent attacks by Moorish pirates. It stands on the site of an earlier medieval convent, which have housed the mortal remains of São Vicente (St Vincent).

It is a military construction with a polygonal floor plan, with a gateway crowned by the royal shield and which once had a drawbridge.

Inside the fortress can be seen the lighthouse of São Vicente which was built in 1904 and is still in operation today, also the stunning view of the cliffs and the Atlantic ocean.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Sagres, Sagres, Faro District, Algarve

Usually we have lunch in Sagres. It is home to the most impressive landscape in the Algarve. The force of nature is so strong in this south-westerly tip of continental Europe that visitors will soon understand why ancient settlers deemed it sacred, how it lured 15th century Portuguese explorers to set sail into the unknown and how it has managed to retain its original striking beauty.

Sagres history has been defined by its geographic location and the stunning landscape of the Sagres and Cape St. Vincent promontories. The lands end fell of these 50 meter high headlands dropping dramatically into the sea were a constant source of mystery and attraction to the region’s successive settlers as the various traces of their presence show. The most influential figure in Sagres history was Henry the Navigator, who found inspiration here to embark on his exploratory journeys, bringing fame to the region and leading to the creation of the town of Vila do Infante. Under his guidance, the area became a hub of maritime activity as cartographers, astronomers and mariners congregated, caravels were built and the exploration of the coast of Africa began.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Marina De Lagos, Edificio Da Administracao, Lagos 8600-315 Portugal

Usually we have a nice walk by the Marina, over the river draw bridge, along the river side, feeling the cool breeze from the Atlantic. We have the change to purchase some souvenirs by the river or old town.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Lagos, Lagos, Faro District, Algarve

Lagos is a dynamic and active city, which is justifiably proud of its past and possesses a very rich and well preserved patrimony.

The region of Lagos has a long history linking it to the sea. Its original name, Lacobriga, reflects the fact that the first inhabitants of this port, in roughly 2000 years BC, were of Celtic origin. After them came the Phoenicians, Greeks and Carthaginians, but it was the Romans that brought growth and prosperity to the town. The Moors built walls around Lagos in the 10th century.

The 15th century was the golden age for the town of Lagos, with its immediate involvement in the period of the Discoveries. Due to the port’s location, directly across from Africa, it became the major point of departure and arrival for the ships that, year after year, set sail in discovery of that continent.

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Statue of Infante Dom Henrique, Praca Infante Dom Henrique, Lagos 8600-525 Portugal

Henry the Navigator founded the school in Sagres, where the navigators could learn more about sailing. He had update elaborated maps, went to get famous cartographers, navigators, geographers and naval builders to bundle all this information with the news brought by the arriving sailors. He made sure each expedition learned with the previous and motivated them to use navigation instruments, such as the sea compass, the astrolabe and the quadrant that helped determine latitude.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Church of Santa Maria de Lagos, Praca Infante Dom Henrique, Lagos 8600-525 Portugal

Enter and appreciate this simple church built in the 15th century, with a rectangular layout, single nave, and elevated main chapel, baptistery and high choir. The high altar is painted in a surprising manner - with luminous colors and biblical scenes.

Duration: 5 minutes



Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Near public transportation"
"Infant seats available"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"



Horário de Início: 09:30 AM
Duração: 8 Hours
Ponto de partida: Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick you up at 09h30 where you are staying within the pick up geographic area assigned for this tour (between Faro and Lagos), send the address and the name of Hotel/Hostel/BNB. Bring hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, comfortable shoes and clothes.


Airports

  • Faro Airport, Faro Portugal


Ports

  • Porto Comercial de Portimão, R. do Convento, 8500-802 Portimão, Portugal


Cancelamentos e reembolsos: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Incluído

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water - Cold water
  • Parking Fees
  • Entry fees for Museum, Church or Monument

Não Incluído

  • Lunch - Usually the break for lunch is 1 hour, on a typical Portuguese Restaurant in Sagres. The price of lunch is not included.

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