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Western Algarve Small-Group Day Trip to Sagres, Lagos and Silves

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  • Get a guide’s insight into the highlights of Western Algarve

  • Save time—see Sagres, Lagos, and Silves on one tour

  • Stress-free tour with round-trip transportation included

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Western Algarve Small-Group Day Trip to Sagres, Lagos and Silves
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Western Algarve Small-Group Day Trip to Sagres, Lagos and Silves
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Overview

This is the ideal tour for travelers with limited time in the Algarve. You’ll discover multiple highlights on one tour including Sagres, Lagos, and Silves. No need to book transport, as round-trip transportation is included. You’ll travel with a small group in a comfortable air-conditioned minivan between dispersed sites. Highlights include Cape of St. Vincent, Fóia, Caldas de Monchique, and Silves Castle. You can either have a walking tour in Lagos or choose to upgrade and go on a boat tour.

What to Expect

On this tour, you will travel to the western part of the Algarve region: from Sagres to Silves get ready for an outstanding day out! Before lunch, in Lagos, you can choose to have a boat trip at Lagos to see old caves formed over thousands of years or instead a walking tour inside the old medieval ramparts.

Early in the morning we set off on a comfortable 9-seater minivan, heading for the Cape of St. Vincent. Upon arriving at this location, we are in the southwestern end of Europe, so it is best to prepare your camera for absolutely stunning photos! Nowadays, there is a red lighthouse that shelters a small museum depicting the period of the maritime Discoveries, also where some old Fortress ruins remains.

We then proceed to Sagres, a key location in the history of Portuguese maritime expansion. Here we will also be able to observe the amazing coves on the Ocean, vestiges of ancient civilizations and old ruins. Delight yourself with the landscape and the infinite blue covering the skyline. Separated only 1.5 km away from the Sagres Fortress there's another old stronghold ruins, known as Baleeira, that used to defend fishermen from pirates.

Before reaching Lagos, we get to Ponta da Piedade lighthouse; see the beautiful beaches of golden sand and stunning cliffs along the coastline. Lagos is our next stop. Here you can choose a walking tour or a boat trip. In the walking tour, we will explore the old medieval city with its ramparts that transport us to another era. Lagos maintains an excellent complicity with the sea, and everything from architecture to gastronomy demonstrates this connection. The boat trip lasts approximately 1-hour and you can see caves formed over thousands of years, an authentic natural wonder that does not leave anyone disappointed.

We go now to our last stopping point. The quiet town of Silves is also nestled in a valley with a proud castle on the top, the largest in the whole Algarve and a great example of Islamic architecture. The vivid colors of the buildings' facades, the narrow streets, the Arade River and the green hillside make Silves a great way to end the day before returning to your accommodation.

Reviews (7)
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Reviewed 29 December 2018
Incredible tour of the Algarve!

This tour was the absolute highlight of our week in Portugal. In addition to the stunning scenery, Tiago was fabulous. He is knowledgable, funny, and gave us a very local perspective on the beautiful places we visited. As (bad) luck would have it, I broke...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Jess L
Reviewed 6 December 2018
Fabulous tour of the Western Algarve

We were only in Vilamoura for 1 week and wanted to explore without hiring a car. Luckily we came across the Cooltour website and decided on the Western Algarve trip. We were picked up right out side out hotel by Tiago and collected our fellow...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tinsnailprinces
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile
Tour Taps Vibe of Local Culture

This was a last minute booking for me. Lucky me! This tour covers the gorgeous and historic Southern shores of Portugal. Tiago has all the facts and figures for those into the history. What he adds to this tour that was so unique is the...More

Thank TravelMaestro
Reviewed 26 October 2018
Anforgettable day with Tiago

Excellent tour full of history and culture explained very professionally by our guide Tiago. Very interesting stories, breathtaking views, lovely company, plenty smiles, friendly and carrying atmosphere and sweet, sweet orange juice! Thank you Tiago!

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank UrszulaM49
Reviewed 10 October 2018
Best trip while visiting Portugal!!

We did the small group day trip to Sagres, Lagos and Silves. As this is a new addition to Cool tours, I could not find much information beforehand, therefore would like to share our experiences....we were picked up at our Hotel in Faro, far out...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Footprints823173
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