Cabo Sao Vicente

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Algarve: Silves, Mt Foia, Lagos, & Cape St. Vicente Day Trip

1. Algarve: Silves, Mt Foia, Lagos, & Cape St. Vicente Day Trip

Join a full-day tour to some of the most interesting and scenic locations in the Algarve. Explore the old town in Silves, climb Mount Foia, step back in time at Lagos, and visit Cape St. Vicente, the most southwestern point in Europe. Your first stop is Silves, the former Moorish capital. Visit the oldest part of the city where both the largest castle in the Algarve and the oldest cathedral are located.  Next, head to Mount Foia and take in the views. Climb the Serra de Monchique and make your way to the highest point of the Algarve. Take some spectacular photos and, on your way down, make an optional stop for lunch (cost not included).  In the afternoon, visit Lagos and discover the former slave market dating back to the 16th century. See the golden church of Santo António, the fortress, and the old town. Continue toward Cape St. Vicente, the most southwestern point of Europe. See landmarks including the lighthouse, the fishing port of Baleeira, and the fortress of Sagres.

Algarve: Serra de Monchique & Bravura Off-Road Day Trip

2. Algarve: Serra de Monchique & Bravura Off-Road Day Trip

This tour is perfect for anyone who wants to escape the tourist masses and explore areas surrounded by nature, largely untouched by man. 80% of the route takes place off-road, deep in the St. Vincent Natural Park, the finest preserved stretch of coastline in Europe. Due to our adventurous nature and love of extreme sports, in this tour lets explore the 4x4 to its limit and see how it performs on the wildest off-road tracks. What can be better than to explore all this with the locals, who know the region like the back of their hand? To start lets make a visit to the picturesque lake of Bravura, bring shorts or bikini. If the weather is inviting...let's go swimming If the weather not good...lets make a short walk close to this beautiful lake, and touch the surround nature After the lake it's time to wake up......lets go play a very adventure off-rod drive claiming to the highest point. To realize the real beauty of this area, lets visit to the best look-out point in Algarve Portugal, featuring 960m high cliffs and breathtaking views over the Atlantic Ocean. To fully relax and open the appetite lets visit a a ghost village, no one lives in this place, it's abandoned as if time freezes 100 years ago. The only one of this genre still existing in Algarve ( Very easy and pleasant, it is possible to be made by children and people in avance age )

Sagres: Sunset Tour

3. Sagres: Sunset Tour

After being picked up from your hotel in Lagos, venture towards Sagres. Here, visit the picturesque Algarve village, as well as the St. Vicente Cape, the most southwestern point of Europe. See the Cape Lighthouse and gain a truly unique view of the sunset which is considered by many to be the most beautiful in the world. Whilst enjoying the sunset indulge in a glass of port wine and a Pastel de Nata, before the tour wraps up with drop off back to your Lagos accommodation.

Sagres & Cape St. Vincent Half-Day Tour from Lagos

4. Sagres & Cape St. Vincent Half-Day Tour from Lagos

Travel from Lagos, and explore the village of Sagres and Cape St. Vincent. You will be blown away by the picturesque views from Sagres, two fortresses and from the cape.  You are picked up from your hotel in Lagos and travel towards Sagres. You will visit the picturesque Algarve village and its fortress. Located atop the cliffs the fortress is a place full of history and will provide you with amazing views.  From Sagres, you will head to Cape St. Vincent, the most southwestern point of Europe. At the cape, you can see the cape lighthouse and the junction of the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. On your journey back to your hotel in Lagos, you will stop to visit the Beliche Fortress, a place with a breathtaking beauty. 

Algarve: Guided Half-day Trip to Lagos and Cabo Sao Vicente

5. Algarve: Guided Half-day Trip to Lagos and Cabo Sao Vicente

Immerse yourself in the times of the Portuguese Discoveries. In Lagos, you will find the golden church of St. Anthony and one of the main slave markets in Europe in the 16th century. Sagres - beautiful and well-preserved fishing port, passing by the fortress of the 15th century. Also visit Cape St. Vincent, the most south-western point of the European continent, once known as "the End of the World", where the most powerful lighthouse in Europe is located.

Algarve: Full-Day Guided Sightseeing Tour with Lunch

6. Algarve: Full-Day Guided Sightseeing Tour with Lunch

Visit some of the most fascinating and picturesque locations in the Algarve on this full-day guided tour. Explore off-the-beaten-track gems giving you an in-depth view of Portugal’s past and present. Travel to the town of Silves, in Moorish times the capital of the Algarve. Here, visit the Moorish castle and admire magnificent views of the surrounding countryside. Continue to the impressive cathedral and explore the narrow streets and alleys. Next, head up to the Monchique mountain and admire the scenic hillsides and eucalyptus groves. Arrive at the charming village of Caldas de Monchique, with springs famous for their healing properties. From here, follow the winding road to the highest point in the Algarve – Fóia – standing at 902m above sea level. Take in the dramatic views and capture spectacular photos. Next, make a stop in the small village of Marmelete and enjoy a traditional lunch in one of the local restaurants. After lunch, travel to Costa Vicentina and visit some beautiful beaches. Enjoy free time to relax on the shore or explore the area. Next stop: Cape St. Vincent. Immerse yourself in the wilderness and breathe the fresh Atlantic air of the most southwestern point of Europe. Marvel at the cliffside lighthouse that defies the elements and hear the fascinating history from your guide. Finally, visit Sagres, a quaint fishing village nearby, and explore its sheltered fishing port.

Algarve: The Best of the West Full Day Tour

7. Algarve: The Best of the West Full Day Tour

Visit the old Moorish capital of the Algarve, the city of Silves, with its picturesque Castle. Stop to visit the small village of Caldas de Monchique with its famous spa, recognized since Roman times for its healing properties. Arrive at Foia, the highest point of the Algarve, with its 902m altitude and with a breathtaking view, and taste the typical liqueurs of the region while admiring the landscape. Make a stop for lunch at a typical restaurant in the Serra de Monchique, where a traditional Algarve meal will be served. Visit Lagos, a city that has always been linked to the sea, where the epic of the Portuguese Discoveries began in the 15th century. Travel to the most "Southwest point in Europe", after leaving Lagos, and make a stop at Ponta da Piedade, known for its rock formations and panoramic views. Finish the tour in Sagres, also known as the "End of the World", where the sun goes down behind the endless ocean, and observe the most amazing and breathing sunset from the top of cliffs. Be returned to the pickup location at the end of the tour.

From Portimao: Half Day Tour of Lagos and Sagres

8. From Portimao: Half Day Tour of Lagos and Sagres

Take half the day to discover some of the amazing sights of the Western Algarve. Explore the city of Lagos on foot and learn the history of the Portuguese Discoveries. Admire the rock formations at Ponta da Piedade and a panoramic tour over Sagres. Arrive first in the city of Lagos, known historically for the birthplace of the Portuguese Discoveries. Stroll through the city's streets and see emblamtic monuments like the Church of Santo Antonio, with its interior covered with gilded carvings and tiles. Make your way towards Ponta da Piedade, a natural monument in the Algarve known for its magnificent rock formations that potrude out of the clear waters. Admire the fragile rock arches and pillars, carved from the harsh winter storms. Embark on a panoramic tour over the village of Sagres, Praia da Marreta, and Fortaleza de Sagres. Stop and snap some great photos at Porto da Baleeira and head for the fortress at Cape St. Vincent. Witness the 28-meter lighthouse positioned on the most southwestern point of Portugal and all of Europe. Learn the history and explore along the steep cliffs before capturing a breathtaking sunset and heading back to your hotel.

From Funchal: Enchanted Terraces and Porto do Moniz 4WD Tour

9. From Funchal: Enchanted Terraces and Porto do Moniz 4WD Tour

Explore the beautiful landscape of the northwest of Madeira on this scenic tour leaving from Funchal. Be transported in a 4x4 and travel along the coast, visiting Serra de Agua, the forests of Chao dos Louros, Laurissilva Forest, and Porto do Moniz. Depart from Funchal and travel by 4WD vehicle towards Madeira's northwest coast, passing a stunning green landscape to locations such as Serra de Água. Journey along forgotten and enchanted old roads and get a glimpse into the island's everyday life. Travel to Encumeada, where one of the island's famous walking trails leads to Madeira's highest peak. Pass through the laurel forests of Chão dos Louros and marvel at the mountains and valleys from Ginjas and Paul da Serra. Continue to Fanal in the middle of the Laurissilva Forest and then proceed to Porto do Moniz, famous for its natural swimming pools. Enjoy the warmth of the sea if the weather permits, or continue to Seixal known for its black sand beach. Stop for lunch in Porto Moniz if you choose, before continuing to the coastal town of São Vicente. Make your way back to Funchal at the end of the tour.

From Lagos: Private West Coast Tour

10. From Lagos: Private West Coast Tour

In the comfort of your minivan with air conditioning, visit the village of Aljezur, and take the chance to visit its castle with a fantastic view. Head past the beach of Monte Clérigo and also Carrapateira Beach. In this area, see some of the most beautiful sights over the ocean and the cliffs. Stop in a small village where you can have some lunch. During the afternoon, go to Sagres to see the acclaimed Fortaleza and visit the church inside, the sundial, and the fantastic cliffs - over 100 meters high. Finish the day in the Cape of St. Vincent. On your way back, you will be dropped off at your hotel.

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What people are saying about Cabo Sao Vicente

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4.9 / 5

based on 220 reviews

We had an amazing day trip, Carlos our guide was so knowledgable and so entertaining throughout the day! Fabulous lunch and fire water tasting! Would highly recommend this trip. Wonderful views at Cape St Vincente , lovely to see the countryside Silves and Monchique were highlights too. Thank you Carlos and Portitours! From Jane and Nick

It was a great trip with a nice guide who tell us a lot about the places where we go and what is the most important to see. Even the time of the travel by coach we can't stand :)

Gabriel was an outstanding tour guide! So many funny stories and excellent information about the area. Port and pastry was a bonus. Highly recommend!!

Really nice few hours out. Antonio was a great guide and made the trip very enjoyable and informative. Would highly recommend

Antonio was extremely knowledgable. We had a great time and got to see the area as a local would.