Three Days Private Tour in Algarve, a special itinerary for you and your family who wants to enjoy a few days in Portugal, visiting the south coast the Algarve, famous for its beaches, its golf courses, gastronomy but also for its gorgeous weather.
Come and visit this beautiful region, Algarve with its beaches a place with a lot of history, that invites to come to know it better.
VALUE OF THIS PRIVATE ITINERARY
|PLACE OF DEPARTURE||Hotel / Apartment, Lisbon|
|TIME OF DEPARTURE||Days start at approximately 9:00 AM|
|RETURN TIME||Days end at approximately 6:00 PM|
Three Days Private Tour in Algarve
From the Roman to the Muslim period, passing through the Christian reconquest, without forgetting the epic period of the Portuguese Discoveries, all these are reasons for a visit to the Algarve, with millennial traces from the Neolithic to our days.
On the route of different civilizations, as a connection always facilitated by the immense sea, evidenced by five centuries of Arab influence marked this region forever, starting with its own name: Al-Gharb, the Occident.
Presence, which lasted from the 16th century VIII to the century XIII, visible even today, in the names of villages, in agriculture, in the architecture of monuments, in the lace of terraces and chimneys, or in the white of lime so characteristic of buildings.
At the beginning of the Portuguese maritime expansion in the 15th century, Lagos and Sagres became famous through Infante D. Henrique, the world-famous Sagres school makes the Algarve a place to explore, its fantastic white sand beaches and its history, came with us in our three days private tour in Algarve.
Three Days Private Tour in Algarve, three days of fun in the south of Portugal.
Transfer from the airport
Lisbon - Evora - Monsaraz - Algarve
The path that leads to the Algarve, offers a landscape of white houses with large chimneys and a plain covered with olive trees, vineyards and cork oaks that so much lends us with its cork.
We Arrive to the historic city of Evora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1986, where we will visit a cork factory no doubt one of the most “Portuguese” products and coveted throughout the world.
Evora authentically a live-museum town, has maintained its traditional charm in historic center, inside the Vauban style walls built in the 17th century following the design of the French engineer Nicolas de Langres, here we will visit its historical center, as well as the Roman ruins (Temple of Diana), Giraldo Square and of course the Bones Chapel, with the walls and pillars lined with human bones and skulls, is estimated to be over 5,000 monks, at the entrance of it we will find “We will wait for your bones” .
We then go to Monsaraz this authentic Medieval village, where its Castle played for several centuries the role of sentinel of the River Guadiana, guarding the border with Spain, with its walls in excellent condition, in a revival of medieval times, one of the best preserved Portuguese historic villages, white walls of lime and shale, with the wind whispering between its streets and sidewalks.
So many stories of daring kings, Templar´s, so many different civilizations had pass through Monsaraz, the visit to it´s Castle is imperative, as well as admire the giant lake dividing Portugal and Spain.
Then we pass and whenever possible visit the beautiful church in Almancil filled with tiles from the Baroque period, hence the expression “gold on blue”.
And from here to Sagres where we will take our boat trip (weather permitting) and Sao Vicente Cape, where the School of Navigation of the Infante D. Henrique awaits us, in the Fortress of Sagres built to support the sailors who doubled the cable and remained sheltered in the bays and coves of Sagres, until the conditions of navigation were favorable, a strategic point of passage for commercial vessels that made the connection between the Mediterranean and the North Atlantic, in addition to its proximity to the North of Africa.
Now yes, we will enjoy the Algarve’s beaches, golf courses, travel back in time and feel the five centuries of Muslim heritage through its white houses and the trap of roofs and chimneys, which we can so well see in the city of Lagos, local of bad memory of the slave market and that there are still its walls.
Then we return to Albufeira with stop in the fortress of Santa Catarina in the Beach of the Rock. Rest, eat and have fun, because here the nights are never old.
Return to Lisbon
On the way back to Lisbon we stop for a good sardine in Setubal, Setubal, a city where fishing industry and boat industry were the most important economic factor for centuries, fishing and canning activity was one of the main export products, driven by its port.
And from there we cross Arrabida Park, with a majestic view of the Atlantic and the Peninsula of Troia, that James Bond was in the 007 “at the service of his majesty”, through scheduling it is possible to take a boat trip to see this fantastic family of mammals. With whitish tones of its calcareous cliffs, the blue of the waters and the green of the vegetal mantle that covers the Arrabida mountain, a conjugation of colors that results in a unique image.
Then we go to Piriquita winery and there we get lost in a guided tour between tunnels and barrels, until the throat refreshes with a couple of glasses of wine.
In Azeitao we will find one of the best artisan tile factory , all handmade faithful copies of tiles from the XVI, XVII, XVIII and XVIII centuries, where we will understand all this process from clay molding to the final process that beyond just decorative tiles, are pure art, where no two are alike, being the whole process manual.