Albufeira Tours
Full Day Guided Tour Historical Algarve Finest
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Full Day Guided Tour Historical Algarve Finest

By Alsafari Tours
Recommended by 92% of travellers
92% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
Start the tour after getting picked up from your hotel or any meeting point in the Albufeira area, travel to the destination of Silves, the castle is a must-see, and the Silves Cathedral, a unique place full of historical pieces that tell the history of the region. We will then proceed onward to Fóia, the highest point in the Algarve region with 902 meters of height. Next stop it's to visit Cabo São Vicente in Sagres, this is the most southwesterly point in Continental Europe. Admire the Fortaleza de Sagres, a very important military monument in the time of the discoveries. You will have free time to lunch here. Next we are heading to the Praia da Cordoama with an amazing rock formation on top of the sea. We move to Lagos where you will visit the city centre and the historical places. After this you will be returning to your hotel.
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Ages 0-99, max of 16 per group
Duration: 8h 30m
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Mobile ticket
Live guide: German, Portuguese, English, French, Dutch
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  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Driver/Guide
What's not included
  • Lunch
  • Alcoholic Beverages


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • McDonald's, Lugar da Corrieira,Quinta da Bela Vista Lt, E1, 8200-020 Albufeira, Portugal
    We will be waiting for you at the Mcdonalds parking lot in Albufeira, in a white van, with the company logo on the door.
Pickup details
  • Pickup in the Albufeira area it's included on the price. Pickup outside the ALbufeira area has an extra cost.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Infant seats available
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 31134P17

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Most travellers can participate
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 31134P17

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      • Alsafari Tours
        1,070
        Albufeira, Portugal
        Joined in June 2015
      • dan8175JF
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great tour but be careful when buying souvenirs
        Amazing tour, great value for money and the guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. My only issue is I bought a bottle from the Alsafari shop, I was told this would be safe for the plane but Faro airport took it from me 🙁 Only buy this if your flight home has hold luggage.
        Written June 16, 2024
      • Daffers91
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Big family fun
        We had great fun as a family of 9 adult women, we were shown around a bit outside Albufeira and was thankful also had amazing weather and people (especially our tour guide/driver)
        Written June 14, 2024
      • shanobib
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        AMAZING!
        Our trip with alsafari was amazing! we saw so many beautiful places! and you got the time to explore several spots! and the final sunset view was breathtaking! Our guide was George and he was amazing and knew so many great facts about the area! I would 100% recommend this tour! totally worth the money❤️
        Written June 13, 2024
      • John S
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Travel with Benny
        We enjoyed tours of the western portion and eastern portion of the Algarve with our guide, Benny. Since we were not staying in Albufeira, it was convenient for pickup from the McDonalds. We enjoyed visiting sites throughout the Algarve that we never would have done on our own. Benny’s commentary was informative and enjoyable- excellent tour guide!
        Written June 12, 2024
      • David W
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        You don’t want to miss this Tour!!
        Georgie was absolutely amazing and we couldn’t ask for a better tour guide! So much knowledge on the history of Portugal and the contributions Portugal makes to the world regarding food and wine. Don’t get him started on the oranges 🤣. We couldn’t recommend this tour enough… Georgie really makes it. Our family consists of two adults and an 8 year old daughter.
        Written June 12, 2024
      • Wanderer789206
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Excellent tour, highly recommend.
        A wonderful tour in a small group of 7, our tour guide Benny was so knowledgeable and we learned lots we didn't know about Portugal. Some really lovely stops along the way with time to explore and stunning scenery we otherwise would not have seen. We would definitely recommend this tour, and it's really good value for money. Thank you Benny for a lovely day, from the four Scottish ladies!
        Written June 12, 2024
      • E3616PRanjab
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Algarve safari trip
        Serious good trip.Was good to get away from the tourist area and see something of the real Algarve. Driver was top-notch. Interesting commentary . Good lunch . Well worth doing and excellent value for money
        Written June 12, 2024
      • ltdmcc
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great tour
        We had a great experience with Benny as our guide. He was fun and very informative! Showed off the great places! Would recommend
        Written June 10, 2024
      • Stay17777042855
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Superb.
        Absolutely brilliant. A complete bargain - involved much more than we were expecting and lasted much longer. Guides were excellent.
        Written June 8, 2024
      • Nicola140969
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Safari and wine tasting
        Fabulous trip on the off road safari to visit a farm and an interesting winery talk and tasters, would highly recommend this trip
        Written June 5, 2024
      • 141sandhyas
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing Experience
        The tour was very informative and gave us insight on the algarve region along with great scenery. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable.
        Written June 4, 2024
      • lvmom2
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great experience with Alsafari Tours
        Alsafari Tours was great, arranged for pickup/drop off at train station (took train from Tavira) enjoyed the tour very much!
        Written June 1, 2024
      • TravellingCoral
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Excellent way to discover The Algarve beyond the beach
        This is the best way to experience the Algarve away from the resorts. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide who loves the area. The history lesson on cork was fascinating and the visit to the organic farm a highlight.
        Written June 1, 2024
      • Scenic38636080759
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Beautiful trip.
        The most fabulous tour! From the orange groves, avacado, almond and apricot fields....to the farm visit and the stop in the village...it was all wonderful. Watching the sunset from the top of the mountain was entrancing....but take a jacket! The meal at the end was very pleasant and to seal the deal our driver, Tiago, had the best sense of humour and kept us entertained effortlessly.
        Written May 27, 2024
      • U943
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great half day tour
        Booked Alsafari via our hotel and had Miguel as our tour guide. Miguel was punctual and knowledgeable on the tour, but also made it interesting and fun. He also was able to interact with a mixed range group of people. The half day tour was pitched at the perfect length. Can definitely recommend Alsafari
        Written May 27, 2024
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      4.5 of 5 bubbles111 reviews
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      Claire201823
      Ashford, UK10 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Apr 2023 • Couples
      We got to see lots of very pretty countryside and sea views. The guide drove over 300km during the 9am to 5pm day, and he chatted and entertained us all or played Portuguese music for the whole time, so the day just flew by. His local knowledge was very good and he spoke perfect English. We visited a cathedral and castle for 30 mins. And we had 90 mins free time in Lagos to go around the tourist shops and buy lunch. And we went to St. Vincent which reminded us a lot of Lands End in Cornwall with the very pretty turquoise sea. It was a nice experience.
      Written April 29, 2023
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      ianwebb75
      London, UK1,507 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      This tour lived up to its name. Mario from start to finish was awesome!! Passionate and informative, Mario took us on a journey through time and told the stories of the Algarve, its beginnings and trade history through to the great surf spots and best places to eat. The views are amazing. Highly recommend.
      Written May 15, 2024
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      primaadanna
      Atlanta, GA25 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      I met our guide, Fernando, at the McDonald's in Albuferia. The tour was comprehensive, and a lot of ground was covered in a full day, roughly 300km. Fernando was an excellent guide and quite knowledgeable. The stops had stunning views, history, and/or artifacts. Fernado provided a lot of history and context to the architecture, tourism, landscape, and lives of the Portuguese people. Lunch is pretty late in the day at Lagos, so pack snacks or be prepared to buy snacks at some of the stops. I was staying in Faro a 20 to 30 minute train ride away; note that all of the tour pick-up locations are in Albufeira, I would suggest the tour company add a pick up at the train station for clients not stay in Albufeira. Fernando was kind enough to drop me off at the train station at the end of the tour. Overall, it was a great tour!
      Written May 11, 2024
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      Rich_n_Chris2
      Leicester, UK68 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Picked up promptly from McDonalds public car park in Albufira, where we could leave car all day. Mario, our mini bus driver, and guide, made us welcome straight away. His historical knowledge was incredible, as was his horticultural interest. He’d stop at the roadside and pick us samples of local plants, buy us oranges from a roadside stall, and never stopped talking! The lunch stop he recommended was amazing local fare and incredible value. With all our agreement, the tour didn’t end till 8pm. What an amazing long day’s entertainment.
      Written March 25, 2024
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      Elena C
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jun 2023 • Couples
      It has been a great excursion, the best thing we could do on our vacation. They picked us up at the hotel and took us to different places, improvising a bit due to time. Benny was a very good guide, he even bought us oranges! We learned a lot and saw very interesting places. We wish Benny a good life, very glad to have met him. 100% recommended
      Written June 24, 2023
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      Martin I
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent tour! Tour guide & driver Rui was really knowledgeable in a light & entertaining way and took our safety very seriously when visiting the farthest southerly point in Portugal. The weather in the morning wasn't good but improved by mid day, there were only 4 of us on the tour, Rui allowed us to decide what to do / where to stop based on his recommendations. Would recommend.
      Written April 21, 2024
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      Monikq R
      2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jul 2023 • Family
      Arthur who was our guide and driver was absolutely amazing. He was great company, really informative and very enthusiastic and very accommodating when we made a couple of stops and some of us were a bit late back, returning to the vehicle. Although he was running late he made sure that we covered everything in the trip.

      He could also speak other languages and on our trip there was us from the UK and a couple from Canada and a French family where he took time to translate for them

      He made the trip worthwhile and memorable.

      Hope we see him again if we return to Portugal😀 or if he comes to the 🇬🇧

      Written July 22, 2023
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      michael m
      Achill Island, Ireland25 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jun 2023
      A brilliant tour our guide Benni was excellent , would recommend this tour 100% . Hassle free picked up and dropped off at Hotel. Benni was knowledgeable, courteous, funny and a.credit to the Portuguese tourist industry the company have a gem in this guide
      Written June 29, 2023
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      Rein
      5 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dec 2023 • Couples
      Our tour guide was kind, loves tourism and appears to know the history of the region. However, I would not recommend the trip unless you are interested in discussing the EU, Oranges, Cork, trees, water, migration, property, agriculture in detail. There is almost 4.5 hours of driving and constant talking and only 3 - 3.5 hours of free time.
      Written December 14, 2023
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      Dee H
      Glasgow, UK24 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Aug 2023 • Solo
      From start to finish this tour was awesome. Picked up on time by Benny, who was the best tour guide I have ever had the pleasure of listening to. His knowledge about the Algarve and its amazing history was incredible. He went above and beyond to ensure everyone was having the best time. There were 6 of us in total. Speedy pick ups and we were on out way. Visited historic landmarks and was able to explore with the knowledge passed on by Benny. I would highly recommend this tour for those who want to learn the history of this amazing peninsula.
      Written August 13, 2023
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