- 5-hour excursion to Lagos and Sagres from the Algarve, led by a local guide
- Pay a visit to Antonine Museum inside the Church of St Anthony to see Lagos artifacts that date from Roman days
- See the Statue of Prince Henry the Navigator and learn of Lagos’ links to the Age of Discoveries
- Visit viewpoints of Ponta de Piedade and Cape St Vincent with their dramatic Atlantic Ocean views
- Explore the charming fishing village of Sagres on Europe’s southwesternmost tip
- Make use of a hotel pickup and drop-off service that covers the Algarve region
What You Can Expect
Stop and enter the 18th century Church of Santo António (own expense) and notice its interior covered in ornate wood carvings and blue-and-white tiling. Inside, observe Roman artifacts at the Antonine Museum and learn about how Lagos was a commonplace for the 15th century European black slave trade.
Next, stroll to the Prince Henry the Navigator statue and hear the story of this great explorer sailing from Lagos in 1415 to capture the Moroccan city of Ceuta. Learn how this event helped propel Portugal into the Age of Discoveries.
Voyage westward to Sagres and visit this remote village where Prince Henry the Navigator developed the first nautical school in the 15th century. Walk with your guide through the charming village center and treasure the ambiance of the local fishing harbor. Then, stop at Cape St Vincent and capture stunning coastal views of the southwestern tip of Europe. Hop back in the coach and buckle-up as you return to your hotel where your tour ends.
A WONDERFUL DAY UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF A VERYLEARNED AND POLITE COURIER' A GREAT EXPERIENCE
pberan Czech Republic
Nice trip to the edge of Europe, nice cliffs, it was bit rainy at Sagres.
Wonderful day. And lovely scenery. Would definitely recommend. Thank you so much!!
We very much enjoyed our visit to Lagos, the photo stop and Cape St Vincent, especially the wonderful sunset. Our guide was very informative throughout the tour. We would have liked more time to wander around Lagos had just over an hour, more time at the photo stop, beautiful scenery, at Sagres we just drove through it, Cape St. Vincent was definitely worth the visit. This was a half day tour but we were picked up by mini van at 12.15 p.m. in Quarteira, met up with the coach in Albufeira at 1 p.m., then made several more pick ups before heading to Lagos. On the return we were transferred in Albufeira to a van and dropped off in Quarteira at 8.30 p.m., making it a day trip. Co-ordination of various pick ups to one coach pick-up in Albufeira and same on the return would have meant less time sitting on the bus and perhaps allowed more time at the stops.
Tour guide was very rude and unwelcoming ! Most of the trip was spent picking us all up and dropping everyone off again . Very little time in any of the places. Would not recommend this trip to anyone. Waste of everyones time and money !