Authentic Algarve Experience (West)

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  • Live Guide
  • Day Trip
  • Pickup Service
  • Private Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 7 hr

Discover the ancient capital of the Algarve, Silves, and other important sights on this full-day sightseeing tour from Albufeira. With a private guide, and head west and stop in the village of Ferragudo (viewpoint) Then, head to Carvoeiro, which lies between too step hills. Explore the outstanding rock formation of Algar Seco. Your guide also sheds light on the local history, culture, and gastronomy for a better understanding of the area. - Visit an ancient Castle and explore Silves historic center - Learn about the local gastronomy based on a Mediterranean diet - Round-trip transfers from your Albufeira hotel are included - A private tour means a personalized experience

Itinerary Details

Operated by: GL Tours

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Silves

Silves is a beautiful medieval town. It was the capital of the Algarve during the period of Arab rule and is known for its rich history and cultural heritage. The town is dominated by its impressive red sandstone castle, which was built by the Moors in the 8th century and later fortified by the Christian kings during the Reconquista. Visitors can explore the castle and its walls, which offer panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. The town's narrow, winding streets are lined with whitewashed houses and traditional shops selling local handicrafts and souvenirs. Other notable landmarks include the 13th-century Cathedral. The market is also a must-see.

Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes

Stop At: Ponta do Altar Lighthouse

You will enjoy panoramic views of the Arade River, the fishing boats, and the surrounding landscape. It's a great place to take photos or just relax and take in the scenery.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Algar Seco

Algar Seco is a series of caves, arches, and grottoes that have been sculpted by the sea over millions of years

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Carvoeiro

Once, just a typical Algarve fishing village nestled in a valley and flanked by high limestone cliffs, Carvoeiro is now a popular, ever expanding resort town. That said the beach is still the focus of the town and this area retains much of its charm. Whitewashed, terracotta-tiled villas and cottages cling to the cliff sides forming a kind of amphitheatre with all eyes on Carvoeiro's prime asset - the beach.

Duration: 1 hour
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