Private Algarve Faro Tour from Lisbon 2 days all included

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This 2 full days Tour Package departs from Lisbon. Includes: 1 night stay in a Standard Room in a 4 or 5 star hotel with breakfast daily, plus 2 lunch and 1 dinner.

This is a full day private tour to the Algarve ward coast from Faro -Lagos and Sagres. The Algarve is Portugal's southernmost region, and one of the most popular vacation destinations in Europe. Blessed with a superb coastline and some of the...
This 2 full days Tour Package departs from Lisbon. Includes: 1 night stay in a Standard Room in a 4 or 5 star hotel with breakfast daily, plus 2 lunch and 1 dinner.

This is a full day private tour to the Algarve ward coast from Faro -Lagos and Sagres. The Algarve is Portugal's southernmost region, and one of the most popular vacation destinations in Europe. Blessed with a superb coastline and some of the country's loveliest beaches, the province enjoys hot, dry summers and short, mild winters. Warm sea temperatures and gentle winds add to its allure.

We will visit:   Sagres Fortress;   Sagres Village;   Vila do Bispo;   Cape St. Vicente (Lighthouse);   Golden Chapel at St Antonio Church;    Lagos historical center; Portimão, Albufeira and Faro
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Itinerary Details

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Day 1: Faro

Stop At: Faro District, Faro District, Algarve
Surrounded by fertile fields of trees bearing fruit, olives and the almonds for which the Algarve is famous, Faro is a large town of over 50,000 inhabitants, the administrative capital of the province, lies at the heart of the Formosa Estuary. Under Moorish rule the port of Faro was of great importance but more recently it is the airport which serves as the entry point for millions of holidaymakers who flock annually to the south of Portugal. Although many rush straight through en route to holiday resorts elsewhere in the region, Faro itself is well worth a visit or even an extended stay as it retains much of its past charm, boasts excellent beaches and provides the amenities and attractions typical of a larger town.

Sé de Faro
Sé de Faro
António Sacchetti
Both the Moors and the Romans...
Itinerary

Day 1: Faro

Stop At: Faro District, Faro District, Algarve
Surrounded by fertile fields of trees bearing fruit, olives and the almonds for which the Algarve is famous, Faro is a large town of over 50,000 inhabitants, the administrative capital of the province, lies at the heart of the Formosa Estuary. Under Moorish rule the port of Faro was of great importance but more recently it is the airport which serves as the entry point for millions of holidaymakers who flock annually to the south of Portugal. Although many rush straight through en route to holiday resorts elsewhere in the region, Faro itself is well worth a visit or even an extended stay as it retains much of its past charm, boasts excellent beaches and provides the amenities and attractions typical of a larger town.

Sé de Faro
Sé de Faro
António Sacchetti
Both the Moors and the Romans left their mark here: the 9th century city walls encircling the centre of the old town are of Roman origin and contain ornate Moorish archways, but now serve to surround a number of catholic churches and a cathedral. As the last Portuguese province under Muslim rule, the expelling of the Moors from Faro in 1249, and so the Algarve, marked the end of their rule in the whole country.

Adjacent to a calm square lined with orange trees and facing the still functioning Bishop's Palace, the cathedral, The Se, is in fact built on the site of an ancient mosque and before that a Roman forum. Its interior contains a beautiful tiled chapel, although if tiles that tell a story are particularly appealing, then the Church of Sao Francisco and its glazed friezes of the life of St Francis are very merit worthy. Similarly to Evora, Faro also boasts the rather macabre attraction of a chapel lined with the bones and skulls of over 1000 monks (Capela de Ossos). Nevertheless, this isn’t the only interesting feature of the Church of Nossa Senhora do Carmo, sometimes known as the golden church due to the extensive array of gold and gilded décor and artefacts. Also interesting is the section devoted to the Arab rule of the area in the archaeological museum housed in a 16th century convent.
Duration: 6 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Lagos

Stop At: Lagos, Lagos, Faro District, Algarve
One of the most popular tourist destinations on the Algarve and certainly one of my favourites, Lagos is a bustling town full of activity, nightlife and modern attractions. However, it is also a town full of history and the monuments and architecture which take us back to the many different peoples who have settled here and the many maritime adventure which have started in Lagos' impressive natural harbour. The nearby beaches are among the best in the region and the rocky headland of Ponta da Piedade is outstandingly beautiful.

Ponta da Piedade - Lagos
Ponta da Piedade
Over the two and a half thousand years of its existence, Lagos has been home to the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans and Moors all attracted by the harbour and what it represented in terms of communication, location and therefore power. Henry the Navigator famously ordered expeditions from here, and indeed it was from here that Vasco da Gama set sail for what was to be his discovery of Brazil. Many statues dotted around the town remember past sea adventurers, including Dom Sebastião whose attempt to capture areas in North Africa ended in total disaster in 1578. Even British sailors under Nelson made Lagos a renowned stopover point as they told their countrymen back home of the wonders of the drinking and the beautiful local women.

Igreja de Santo António - Lagos
Igreja de Santo António - Lagos
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Drinking and good times continue to be a fundamental part of a visit to Lagos and the fine array of restaurants, bars and local festas stand as testament to this. The busy flea market fills the narrow streets of the centre, which also boasts a Cultural Centre hosting various exhibitions and events throughout the year. For those more interested in the maritime aspect of the area, boat trips, deep-sea fishing and yacht hire are all available at the marina.

For sightseers the ancient city walls are well preserved despite the devastation caused by the 1755 earthquake which destroyed much of the town and caused Lagos to lose its status as capital of the Algarve in favour of the less affected Faro. One church remains; the Igreja de Santo António - where Dom Sebastião reputedly attended his last mass before his tragic expedition - is also known as the golden church due the impressive baroque gilt work on display. Cherubs and animals feature among the intricate carvings often fashioned out of Brazilian gold. The local museum is also found here with artefacts from the Iron and Bronze Ages alongside sacred treasures. The ominous honour of housing Europe's first slave market dating from 1441 and now an art gallery located in Rossio da Trindade, is another unique string to Lagos' bow.
Duration: 4 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Important Details

Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Breakfast
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Private tour
  • Lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • Dinner
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Wine tasting
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Not Included
  • Gratuities
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
This is a Private tour we pick-up all persons

Airports

  • Lisboa Airport, Alameda das Comunidades Portuguesas, Lisbon 1700-111 Portugal


Ports

  • Lisbon Cathedral, Largo da Sé, 1100-585 Lisboa, Portugal


8:00 AM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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Cancellation Policy

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