Meet your professional guide at your Algarve hotel for your half-day tour of Lagos and Sagres. Hop into your air-conditioned coach vehicle and cruise to Lagos. Along the way, learn about the Portuguese Age of Discoveries and its pioneers who set sail from Lagos. Arrive in this 2,000-year-old beach town naturally decorated with rock formations and filled with lively restaurants and bars. Then, begin a walking tour of the city center and explore its contemporary and ancient architecture.
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.