Day Tour

Private Tour To Algarve West (7 Hours)


Portimao, Portugal

Valid for Travel Now Through: 08 Dec 2018

Private Tour To Algarve West (7 Hours )

Portimao, Portugal

Tour Features


Experiences have not been selected at this time



Recommended Ages


Activity Level

The activity level is not available.


Begin your day by heading towards the town of Silves, known for its medieval reddish-colored castle that overlooks the old town. It is an enchanting town littered with orange and lemon trees sitting on the banks of the Arade River ("Rio Arade"). There is history everywhere you look to remind you of its affluent and bold past as a Moorish capital called Xelb.The importance of Silves lay in the fact that it was the main access to the inland areas of the Algarve because of its river location, although the river is now too silted up for large vessels to use.

The most prominent monument is Castelo de Silves, which is now the best preserved castle in the Algarve. The castle and the Cathedral beside it are the first buildings you see as you approach Silves, as they sit on the hilltop above the town. It is always fascinating to actually be able to feel the past in these villages that once were major forces, particularly during the Muslim occupation of the area. You will have some time to roam the old streets and see the statues honoring those explorers of Portuguese discoveries.

Moving from this village you will drive to Sagres, where another imposing fortification remains. Many believe this was the centre of philosophical and scientific thoughts that led to the discovery of the "new worlds to the known world by the Portuguese." Just a few minutes from the fortress is the "End of the World" of the Cape of Saint Vincent. Associated with the legend of the Patron Saint of Lisbon, this spectacular cape was seen by the Romans as the end of the known world that led to many legends that would spread fear in the minds of many of the Portuguese sailors that left this cape behind on their way Southbon. This is where the world dropped off to...nothing.

After a nice lunch break in one of the local restaurants famous for the local shellfish, we will now continue just a little further north towards the town of Aljezur. This little town and surrounding beaches are located on the area of protected landscape of the Natural Park of the Vicentina Coast. Here, you will find the truly genuine and authentic beaches of the Algarve--and spectacular photo opportunities!

09:00 AM,

Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special instructions:
- Food, beverages, gratuities, and admissions are not included in the price of this tour..
- As the Algarve region is more picturesque than other regions in Portugal, we recommend a driver only that will give some explanation regarding the Portuguese history and culture from inside the vehicle.

About Us

ShoreTrips provides shore excursions, day activities and city sightseeing tours in more than 500 locations around the world. We're the experts – having researched every location thoroughly...choosing the best sites to visit and the best things to do. We interview the guides and providers...and only when they meet our strict criteria do we offer their services to you.

Insider Tip

Our dolphin swim excursions sell out fast! Smart shoppers buy them months in advance.

Terms & Conditions

Please view our Terms of Service by clicking here.

Cancellation Policy:

You may cancel your ShoreTrips booking and receive a full refund up to 11 days before the actual date of your ShoreTrip (15 days for Europe, South America, Australia, New Zealand and Asia ShoreTrips). At 10 days (14 days for Europe, South America, Australia, New Zealand and Asia ShoreTrips) outbound, all trips become non-refundable. Some trips have a special cancellation policy and this information will always be noted on the trip. Additionally, group bookings may be non-refundable if the trip price is based on a specific number of participants.

The trademarks VIRTUOSO, the Globe Swirl Logo and SPECIALISTS IN THE ART OF TRAVEL are registered trademarks of Virtuoso, Ltd. Virtuoso, Ltd. has a U.S. copyright registration for the Globe Swirl Logo, ©2000. All rights reserved. Virtuoso CST#2069091-50. California CST# 2069091; TA# 808 - Registered Iowa Travel Agency; Washington UBI # 601 554 183. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.

Reviews and Recommendations for ShoreTrips


of 4

Virtuoso Verified Traveler

All reviews are from confirmed guests sharing exclusive insights

Sort reviews by

Shore Excursions

By: Laurie

Reviewed on: 30 Mar 2017

In Cozumel we enjoyed the snorkeling that we did off a catamaran. The staff was friendly, very professional, and helpful with my first time snorkeling daughter. Grand Cayman we went to sting ray city with a trip and snorkeling. Staff and trip was amazing, crew very helpful and fun. in Jamaica we did a Dunn's River Falls excursion and private beach. We had fun but were not impressed with the staff, and their timeliness (waited around alot),

Trip to Versailles


Reviewed on: 08 Apr 2017

Lucille was funny, engaging and knowledgeable on all aspects of Paris and Versailles. She kept us entertained and tuned in the whole trip!
Travel Advisor:  Jennifer Royster

Great service, knowledgeable guides

By: FamilyTraveler

Reviewed on: 08 Aug 2017

Traveling into Russia can be nerve-wracking (and getting more so every day) -- but ShoreTrips made it easy by providing all of the paperwork and instructions, as well as organizing good guides.
Travel Advisor:  Suzette Mack

European cruise

By: Sharon

Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2017

Both tour guides and drivers were great!
Travel Advisor:  Joanne Smith