Walking in the Age Of Discoveries


Walking in the Age Of Discoveries: Lagos and the Algarve’s West Coast is a guided Walking & Sightseeing tour based in Lagos. Land of pirates and conquests, exquisite architecture, small cobbled traditional streets, white sandy beaches and the eternal blue colours of the sea, Lagos will be our company for the week!

This is a tour designed to give you a glimpse of Lago’s rich past, to imagine and witness the bravery of those willing to face the unknown for glory, and its infamous role as the first point of entry for slaves in Europe. A historical perspective by visiting sites that turned the region into a landmark of the Portuguese Discoveries, while walking among impressive natural landscapes.


MORE INFO Ref. 12600G _ Grade: Easy 2/8

At the west southern end of Algarve, there’s an old fisherman’s village where an inspired and adventurous man decided he could explore the world by sea. Due to its unique bay and port, directly across from Africa, Lagos became a major point of departure and arrival for the ships that set sail in discovery of new worlds. From here, Henry the Navigator dreamed of unknown lands and unspoilt richness.

This is a tour designed to give you a glimpse of Lago’s rich past, to imagine and witness the bravery of those willing to face the unknown for glory, and its infamous role as the first point of entry for slaves in Europe. A historical perspective by visiting sites that turned the region into a landmark of the Portuguese Discoveries, while walking among impressive natural landscapes.

Today, Lagos is a cosmopolitan city with a relaxed atmosphere, making it one of the most appealing locations in the Algarve. The wall bordering the waterfront is beautiful and in the old town you can find shops, restaurants, tons of history and culture. Last but not least, Lagos comes alive at night with street artists and bars for every taste with live music.

The light and weather on the West Algarve are fantastic, even during the winter months, making of it a lovely region for walking and nature activities. The shoreline flows in impressive wild cliffs, shaped by sea and wind, caves, grottoes and dramatic limestone escarpments.

Along the coast fishermen go out to the sea for sardines and octopus, and at low tide, you can see people walking to find seafood or wading out to the rocks, under the Atlantic pounding waves to harvest goose barnacles in a very dangerous catch. This backdrop of real life is one of the best layers of your guided Walking in the Age of Discoveries.

There will be time for an array of different activities, including the visit to a wine estate for a guided and commented wine tasting. Accompanied by the estate’s professional staff, we’ll tour through the winery and wine cellar, with some disclosure of the secrets behind the art of making wine.

The Walking & Sightseeing tour in the Age Of Discoveries is leaded by a professional local guide with deep insider's knowledge of the region. The personal insight that the guide shares with you can make each turn more exciting, and each new vista richly rewarding. It adds immeasurably to your appreciation of the countryside, its flora and fauna, its history and legends, and the ways of the local people.

The dinners and accommodations are at locally owned businesses, as it’s an important part of your holidays, especially with the excellent Portuguese cuisine and wines.

The Algarve of the Discoveries awaits you!

The historical sites in Lagos.

Sagres - the Fortress and the Sacrum promontory, where the sailors made promises before setting off on their long voyages.

Spectacular hikes in the cliffs, hidden caves and grottoes following scenic Ocean trails.

Visit to a wine estate for a guided and commented wine tasting.

A fantastic itinerary of walks, developed and perfected by local tour leaders, very knowledgeable of the region.

The hospitality and warmth from the local population.

Portugal is known for its gastronomy and wines, and in the West Algarve you’ll be delighted with the freshest catch of the day and a great variety of quality wines.

Professional guide to lead the tour and make sure everything runs smoothly.

Comfortable en-suite accommodation.
Sociable evenings spent in local restaurants.

The tour includes

Airport transfers.

En-suite accommodation in comfortable hotels, beautifully located.

Breakfasts taken at the hotel and dinners in local restaurants.

All transport costs in conjunction with the programme.

Services of a dedicated leader.

Please note:

The walking and sightseeing programs are integral with each other. However because we have dedicated transport with the group there will be considerable flexibility within the program for individual clients.

A wait at the airport may be necessary to enable all passengers to travel together to and from the hotel.

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