Algarve Discoveries
 

Sagres 

  

 

Algarve is well-known for its white sandy beaches and nightlife but it is also the land of great navigators and men of courage, who gave new worlds to the world!

 

Highlights

 FORTRESS OF SAGRES * SAINT VINCENT CAPE * LAGOS * FARO * WALKING TOUR IN FARO
 
 
Included                                                                                                   Price p/person (minimum 15 pax)
 
Transportation in an air-conditioned bus.                                 From 41 to 48 people:  33€ 
Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel in Faro area.                       From 35 to 40 people:  37€
Official tourist guide.                                                               From 21 to 34 people:  52€
Entrances Fees.                                                                      From 15 to 20 people:  66€ 
 
 
Algarve of the Discoveries
 
 
Forte de Sagres  Silves CastleCabo de S.Vicente  Lagos  Faro
 

This tour starts with a drive from Faro to Sagres, the town where the land ends and the sea begins. You will visit the Fortress of Sagres (Fortaleza de Sagres), where, according to legend, Prince Henry, the Navigator founded his mythical school of navigation.

Our next stop will be in Saint VincentCape (Cabo de São Vicente), the south-westernmost point of continental Europe and a sacred place since Roman times, when it was called Promontorium Sacrum.

We will then continue our way to Lagos. The glorious history of Lagos has always been connected with the sea. It is said that it was here that Prince Henry the Navigator equipped the caravels. Lagos was also the birthplace of Gil Eanes, a famous navigator of the 15th century. He was the first European to pass CapeBojador, a place people thought to be inhabited by terrible monsters... Free time for lunch in Lagos.

It is now time to go back to Faro, the capital city of Algarve. The historical centre of Faro is still surrounded by walls. The Arab Gateway (Porta Árabe) is a horseshoe-shaped arch, which was once the entrance into the city for those who arrived by boat. To pass through this gateway is to make a trip back to medieval and Moorish times.