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Western Algarve History and Wine Discovery Tour


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ProductID: 1379

Type: Full Day Tour Private

Country: Portugal

Theme: Wine Tours and Cultural Adventures

Region: Algarve

Group Size: 2 to 8 People

Start City: Faro

Duration: Full-Day (Duration: 07h00 approx.)

 Western Algarve History and Wine Discovery Tour
The first trips of discoveries Portuguese starting from about 1419. Lagos played a fundamental part in the geneses of the Portuguese Discoveries. With effect, this port, since the first years of the XV century, was involved in the organized discovery trips by the Infante Dom Henrique and for other magnates’ Portuguese. The Discoveries marked the opening of the Modern World, a world to the progressive unification. Sagres it was where Infante D. Henrique founded his celebrated school of marine navigation returned for the trips of the discoveries and where we can find the rose of the winds that he was guided.

Day by Day Itinerary:
Full-Day (Duration: 07h00 approx.)

DAY 1:
- 09:00AM: Your chauffeur-guide will pick you up from your hotel in the Algarve
- Beginning in the early 15th-century, the Portuguese began to lay the foundations of a powerful, maritime empire. Begin this tour by exploring the old Moorish capital, Silves. Here you will visit the cathedral, castle, and archaeological museum. Then, continue on to Lagos, known as the 'Gold Coast' because of its distinctive yellow rocks. This port was the base for many voyages by Portuguese entrepreneurs, including Henry the Navigator. Hear how he financed many expeditions and supposedly founded a school of marine navigation. Enjoy a relaxing lunch break before continuing to the most south-westerly village on mainland Europe, Sagres. Finish at the rugged, windswept Cape of St. Vincent and retreat to a charming tea house for delicious teas and coffee.
- 04:00PM: Drop off at your hotel


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