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Sights and sounds of Portugal

1 Lagos, Sagres & Cape St Vicente Tour
Lagos, Sagres & Cape St Vicente Tour

Join the explorers fr £18pp

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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1 Lagos, Sagres & Cape St Vicente Tour

Lagos, Sagres & Cape St Vicente Tour

2 Monchique, Silves & Foia - Half Day Tour
Monchique, Silves & Foia - Half Day Tour

Step back into the past fr £18pp

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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2 Monchique, Silves & Foia - Half Day Tour

Monchique, Silves & Foia - Half Day Tour

3 Alte Typical Village - Half Day Tour
Alte Typical Village - Half Day Tour

HEAD FOR THE HILLS fr £27pp

On this fascinating half day tour you are taken for a stroll around Alte, considered the most picturesque village in the whole of the Algarve. Walk along its narrow and flowery streets and admire the amazing doorway of the church of Nossa Senhora da Assuncao, a fine example of the XVI century Manueline architecture, and stop at the several natural springs.

After spending time in colourful Alte you are driven to Querenca, which is a small and quiet village perched high up in the hills. Here you can relax in one of the bars or restaurants and take in the splendid views. When holidaying in the Algarve it is tempting just to stay on the beach or beside your hotel pool, but this tour to two traditional villages is very rewarding.

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3 Alte Typical Village - Half Day Tour

Alte Typical Village - Half Day Tour

4 Lisbon Monumental Tour
Lisbon Monumental Tour

See the great monuments fr £32pp

This half day tour takes you to all Lisbon’s main national monuments and you will see why the city is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Europe. See Belem and its famous tower, a symbol of Lisbon which was built in 1515 as a fortress to guard the harbour. The tower is listed by UNESCO as a world heritage monument. It was here that the Portugese caravels set sail on their voyages of discovery.

Then stop at the famous Padro dos Descobrimentos, a monument dedicated to the Portuguese maritime discoveries and the Mosteiro dos Jernimos monastery - probably the greatest example of Manueline Art. Then visit the National Coach Museum which has one of the finest collections of historical carriages in the world. After a wine tasting stroll through the Alfama district and into Praa do Comercio, the biggest square in Lisbon.

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4 Lisbon Monumental Tour

Lisbon Monumental Tour

5 Sintra, Cabo da Roca, Cascais and Estoril Tour
Sintra, Cabo da Roca, Cascais and Estoril Tour

Three into one does go! fr £49pp

This culture and history tour will take you to the best places where you can discover real Portuguese life while also esperiencing some of the old monarchical and aristocratic bygone times. Your first stop is in Sintra’s historical centre to visit the National Palace and the 15th century former hunting residence of the Portuguese royal family.

Next stop is Cabo da Roca, the most western point in continental Europe which is 30 miles from Lisbon and a mixture of sand beaches and rocky cliff. The cape cliffs are cut into crystalline rocks which offer stunning views. Then visit Cascais fishing harbour which was the former summer residence of the Portuguese royal family and finally Estoril to view its casino and lush gardens. Valid for pick-ups from Lisbon city centre only, for departures from the Cascais coast there will be a supplement of £7 per person to be paid prior to departure.

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5 Sintra, Cabo da Roca, Cascais and Estoril Tour

Sintra, Cabo da Roca, Cascais and Estoril Tour

6 Historical Algarve Full Day Tour
Historical Algarve Full Day Tour

Day Full of History fr £52pp

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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6 Historical Algarve Full Day Tour

Historical Algarve Full Day Tour

7 Pena, Sintra, Cascais and Estoril Tour
Pena, Sintra, Cascais and Estoril Tour

One of the seven wonders fr £55pp

On this tour you are taken on a trip to visit the famous districts of Sintra and Pena, both Unesco World Heritage sites and the main towns of Cascais and Estoril. You visit the Palacio da Pena a huge and colourful palace which stands on the top of a hill above the town of Sintra. This national monument constitutes one of the major expressions of 19th century Romanticism.

The palace is one of the seven wonders of Portugal and after you visit you are taken to the coastal town of Cascais, a picturesque fishing harbour which was the former summer residence of the Portuguese royal family and finally Estoril to view its casino and lush gardens. This tour is ideal for anyone interested in history and culture. Pick-ups from Lisbon city centre only, for departures from the Cascais coast there will be a supplement of £7 per person to be paid prior to departure.

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7 Pena, Sintra, Cascais and Estoril Tour

Pena, Sintra, Cascais and Estoril Tour

8 Lisbon Full Day Tour
Lisbon Full Day Tour

Capital gains fr £64pp

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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8 Lisbon Full Day Tour

Lisbon Full Day Tour

9 Lisbon by Night with Dinner & Fado Show
Lisbon by Night with Dinner & Fado Show

Night to remember fr £70pp

Spend an unforgettable evening in Lisbon enjoying a traditional Portugese dinner with Fado show in one of the city's most traditional restaurants and enjoy a panoramic tour of the city as well. Fado is the national song style of Portugal and sung in great events worldwide. It means fate and is always sung with emotion and performed by a unique singer with a rare style.

After the dinner show you are taken on a panoramic tour of Lisbon by night seeng Alcantara Belem with its beautiful monuments including the BelEem Tower and the Jernimos Monastery and you drive past Cais do Sodre Square, Comercio Baixa Rossio and the main Avenue Liberdade leading up to the glorious Marqus de Pombal square with its glorious roundabout.

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9 Lisbon by Night with Dinner & Fado Show

Lisbon by Night with Dinner & Fado Show

10 The Royal Palaces of Sintra
The Royal Palaces of Sintra

Plenty of palaces fr £76pp

On this full day trip including lunch you visit the famous districts of Sintra and Pena with their two unique Royal Palaces. The Palacio da Pena, a huge and colourful palace which stands on the top of a hill above the town of Sintra, is a national monument and constitutes one of the major expressions of 19th century Romanticism. The palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the seven wonders of Portugal.

The next stop is Sintra itself with its historical centre where you have free time to wander the streets and enjoy lunch before visiting the national palace. Then travel to Cabo da Roca (Cape Roca) which is the most western point in continental Europe located within the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park and finally stop at Estoril to view its casino and lush gardens.

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10 The Royal Palaces of Sintra

The Royal Palaces of Sintra