05 December 2016

 

Amazing things to do in
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Monchique, Silves & Foia - Half Day Tour
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Monchique, Silves & Foia - Half Day Tour

Step back into the past

Long before Faro became capital of the Algarve, the honour belonged to the ancient city of Silves and you can discover the region's rich and fascinating past on this exciting day tour. First enjoy spending time in Silves, which includes a visit to a splendid Moorish Castle and the 12th century cathedral. Then you are driven up to Foia, which at nearly 3,000ft, is the highest point in the Algarve.

From here, on a clear day, you can see across to the Atlantic Ocean. You continue the tour to Monchique, a typical village nestled in the scenic hillside. Finally you make a stop at Caldas da Rainha (Queen’s Spa), famous for its hot springs and pottery, where you will have free time for shopping for handicrafts before starting your return journey.

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Algarve Cruising Experience
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Algarve Cruising Experience

Choose a cruise

Experience a boat trip from Albufeira and make your dream holiday come true. Whether you want to sail on a pirate boat, feel the adrenalin on a speed boat, watch dolphins at sea or enjoy a day out exploring caves and secret beaches - these boat trips have it all and they provide a great day out for all the family. Please note that the Leaozinho Pirateship Cruise Half Day tour is strictly on request due to availability.


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Dolphin Watching 1/2 Day Tour -  from Albufeira
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Dolphin Watching 1/2 Day Tour - from Albufeira

Date with the dolphins

This dolphin watching trip is a unique and unforgettable holiday experience for the whole family as you search for the enigmatic dolphins off the Algarve Coast. Dolphin watching is one of the most exhilarating experiences that any of us have in our life time. Sadly, most people only ever get to see these playful creatures in captivity, but this is a great opportunity to see them in their natural environment.

The Rigid Inflatable Boat you travel in is the same as the Coastguard and Greenpeace use and conforms to the highest safety standards. On this tour you will also have spectacular sea views of the Algarve Coastline as well as the deeper offshore waters where the dolphins can be found. Great memories and great pictures to treasure for a lifetime.

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Gibraltar Full Day Tour from The Algarve
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Gibraltar Full Day Tour from The Algarve

Rock up at Gibraltar

On this memorable day tour you leave the Algarve and head towards Gibraltar where you cross the border from Spain into British territory and can see British policemen, British phone boxes, spend British money and enjoy the great duty free shopping. And you will also get to go to the top of the famous Rock where the views are spectacular.

First enjoy a tour of the city and Punta Europa followed by a minibus trip to the top of the Rock of Gibraltar itself where you can take in the views of the Spanish and Moroccan coastlines. While on the Rock you also visit the Saint Michael caves, a dramatic natural grotto sometimes used as a venue for concerts and classical music performances, and meet those cheeky monkeys.

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Historical Algarve Full Day Tour
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Historical Algarve Full Day Tour

Day full of history

On this great tour you see all the best places of the Algarve which are rich in culture and steeped in history. After your pick up you are taken to the Moorish Castle and XIII century cathedral in Silves then continue your journey to Monchique, which is a typical village located in scenic rounded hills. Here you will have free time for some handicrafts shopping.

Next stop is Lagos, a town linked to the Portuguese Discoveries. Here you have a guided visit of the Antonine Museum within the Golden Chapel of St.Anthony, the slave market and see the statue of Prince Henry the Navigator. Later in Sagres you walk around the village and fishing harbour and, of course, visit famous Cape St.Vincent, the south-western most point in Portugal.

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Lagos, Sagres & Cape St Vicente - Half Day Tour
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Lagos, Sagres & Cape St Vicente - Half Day Tour

Join the explorers

While staying in the Algarve you can follow in the footsteps of some of Europe’s greatest explorers on this half day tour to the towns of Lagos and Sagres. Lagos is home to the ‘Portuguese Discoveries’ and it is from here that expeditions first set sail to chart Africa and India in the 14th and 15th centuries. Learn more at the Antonine Museum within the Golden Chapel of St Antony and see the slave market.

After arriving at Ponta Da Piedade you will have spectacular views of the bay. Then continue your tour by visiting Sagres with its beautiful fishing harbour. From here you can also go to the the lighthouse at Cape St.Vicente, the south-western most point in Portugal. It's often difficult to tear yourself away from the beach or golf course when visiting the Algarve but this short tour is well worth doing.

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Lisbon Full Day Tour from The Algarve
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Lisbon Full Day Tour from The Algarve

Capital gains

No trip to Portugal is complete without a visit to Lisbon, one of the oldest and most magnificent capital cities in the world. The best view of Lisbon is from the ‘25th April’ bridge, suspended over the river Tejo, so you begin your tour from here. Spend time exploring Lisbon’s historic centre and visit the Jeronimos Monastery, Torre de Belem, the Monument of Discoveries and Alfama - the beautiful old Moorish quarter.

There will be plenty of free time for shopping and a leisurely lunch before you return to the Algarve in the afternoon. At the end of your day, you’ll realise just why Lisbon is one of southern Europe’s most popular cities. It's often tempting not to stray far from the beach or golf course when visiting the Algarve, but this full day tour is well worth taking to see this great capital city.

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Seville Full Day Tour from The Algarve
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Seville Full Day Tour from The Algarve

Thrills in Seville

You are picked up from your hotel for this great full day trip to Seville to discover this historic Spanish city founded by the Romans on the banks of the Guadalquivir river. You will see its rich history in terms of arts, science and commerce. Start by visiting the Bullring, The Tower of Gold and make a stop at Plaza d’Espana. You will then have some free time for shopping and lunch in the city centre.

Your sightseeing tour continues after lunch with a visit to the magnificent cathedral which dates from the XV century and Bairro de Santa Cruz, originally the Jewish quarter, before returning to the Algarve. It's often difficult to tear yourself away from the beach or golf courses when visiting the Algarve, but this full day is well worth taking to see one of Spain's great cities.

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Unspoilt Algarve - Full Day Tour
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Unspoilt Algarve - Full Day Tour

The best of the best

This full day tour shows you all the best bits of the unspoilt Algarve such as Faro, Santa Luzia and Tavira. On arrival in Faro, capital of the Algarve, you visit the Bone Chapel within the Carmo Church, the Old Town and the XIII century cathedral. Then drive over to Ollho, a city built under Arabic influences, and visit the waterfront markets and old quarter.

Then you have some free time to see more of the sights and have lunch. In the afternoon you are driven to Santa Luzia, a picturesque and unspoiled village renowned for fishing activities, and Tavira, to visit the old castle ruins, Santa Maria do Castelo church and famous Roman bridge before heading back. It's often difficult to tear yourself away from the beach when visiting the Algarve but this full day tour is well worth doing.

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Zoomarine entry - Marine Park and Dolphinarium
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Zoomarine entry - Marine Park and Dolphinarium

Magical family day

Enjoy a fascinating, entertaining and educational day out at Zoomarine Park in the Algarve. You are guaranteed to have a wonderful day watching dolphins, seals, sharks, turtles, exotic birds, alligators and tropical fish. Zoomarine is famous for its exhibitions and shows of an exceptionally high standard making it a great day out for all the family.

In a tranquil setting offset by lakes and gardens, Zoomarine has created the right environment to reveal the "secrets of the sea". The park has all the required amenities you need for a great family outing - restaurants, shops, amusements and swimming pools. The Zoomarine philosophy is based on conservation and environmental education and aims to increase public appreciation of wildlife.

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