West @ its Best - Full Day (Monday or Tuesday) Lagos, Sagres, Cape St. Vincent
A trip to the most south-western part of Europe. We start with a coffee break by the harbour in Sagres. We then will explore the Cape St. Vicent fortress & the lighthouse. We will start our way back to East stopping in Lagos for lunch (not included). after lunch free time for sightseeing and shopping.
Eastern Delight - Half day (Monday or Tuesday) Faro, Olhão, Tavira & Cacela Velha
We start by visiting the capital of the Algarve, Faro. Free time to explore the Old Town. After a coffe break we will then moove onto Olhao to visit its traditional fish market one of the largest in the region. we will head back passing in Tavira, “little venice” of the Algarve. After this wonderful place we will stop at the breathtaking village of Cacela Velha where you will have free time to take some great pictures.
Shopping Faro- Half Day (Wednesday or Friday)
We will drop you in the heart of Faro town, just outside the historical centre. Leaving you with free time to explore the Old Town, or stroll round the wide selection of coffee bars, restaurants & shops.
Quarteira -Flea Market Half day (Wednesday)
This half day trip is for those who love to a good bargain and have a great hagalling morning in a real open air Gypsy Market.
Loulé Market - Half Day (Saturday)
Travel back in time and enter this neo-arabic style market, great to get the local feel of the community. Here you will be able to haggle for your purchases. You will find that many products are home-made and sold at very reasonably prices. Seat at a “esplanada” and enjoy the buzz around you.
Monchique Mountains - FULL Day (Wednesday or Friday) Silves, Caldas Monchique & Foia
We start our day in Silves by exploring the Castle and the Cathedral. After Silves we will head to Monchique, take a deep breath and enjoy the green scenery that the Monchique mountain offers, we will stop at Caldas the Spa village, then onto Foia the highest point in the Algarve, on a clear day you the view is breathtaking. On our way back free time to explore a local handicraft of your choice.
Discover Alentejo - interior with wine taste - FULL Day (Wednesday or Friday) Mertola, Beja, Albernoa Silves
We start our day heading to Mertola, visit the castle inside the city walls and the main church once a mosque (only medieval mosque that survived in Portugal). After Mertola we will drive to Beja, visit the Castle and free time to enjoy the city. we will leave to Albernoa where we will have time free time for lunch ( not included). after Lunch we will visit a Wine farm to have a taste of the Alentejo wines. in The afternoon we will head back home.
Gibraltar – Full Day
Crossing the border from Portugal to Spain and then into British territory, where you can see British policemen, spend British money and enjoy the duty free shopping. Free time to enjoy a tour of the city and Punta Europa, a tour to the top of the famous Rock of Gibraltar itself ( by Car or cable car), where you can take in the views of the Spanish and Moroccan coastlines, meet the Barbary monkeys that live on the rock .
Day Trip to Évora, UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Évora
Shaped by the styles of many periods, the well-preserved city of Evora has a rich culture, history and artistic heritage. You’ll visit many of its important historic sites, first of which is St Francis, a Gothic-Manueline church that is home to the 16th-century Chapel of Bones (Capela dos Ossos), whose walls are covered with human bones, mainly skulls. Next, see the ruins of the 1st-century Roman Temple and admire the Gothic- and Renaissance-style palace of King Manuel, where Vasco da Gama was told to explore the sea route to India. Then see the famous Cathedral of Évora (Sé de Évora), built between 1280 and 1340, and explore the picturesque streets and Gothic arches surrounding Giraldo Square (Praça do Giraldo), the city’s main square. Free Time for Lunch (not included). After Lunch we will lead you to a wine and olive oil tasting with one of the most prestigious wine and olive oil producers in Portugal, the Adega da Cartuxa. Savor samples of three wines and olive oils, and learn about the history and architecture of the winery and its cellars.
Seville day Trip – FULL DAY
Take a day trip to the Spanish city of Seville and enjoy walking around this vibrant city plus some free time to relax or go shopping. After traveling from the Algarve, explore the city and discover a range of top Seville attractions including Real Alcazar Palace ( home of King Juan Carlos), Seville Cathedral, walk around in Maria Luisa Park and Plaza de España where you will admire a large courtyard fountain. Explore this atmospheric city at your own pace. Possibility of being dropped at an outlet for good opportunity shopping offering brands like Benetton/Tommy Hilfiger/Bimba Y Lola/Levis etc…
Enchanted Lisbon - A day to remember +/- 13h00
Lisbon, the historic and beautiful Lisbon... At the same time is the Capital and the biggest city of Portugal, definitely you can’t miss it! Facing the River Tagus,this city is full of light and life. very hilly so please bring comfortable shoes and lets explore the city. walk around downtown, discovering the “Bairros” Bica, Chiado, clim up to the Castle and enjoy the magnific views of the River and the city. Free time for lunch. After Lunch we will be going to Belem area to explore the “Belém” Tower a master piece of Lisbon,the Jerónimos Monastery, the Monument of the Portuguese Discoveries. Once in “Belém” it is a “MUST” to try the famous “Pastel de Belem” cake, one of a kind and only sold and done in this old factory. We will head south again passing by the Freeport ( Alcochete outlet where if you still have energy you can hit the shops that offer approximately 50-70% discount offering brands as Carolina Herrera, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Benetton and many more). At the end of the day return back to the Algarve. No guide/no entrance fees included
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