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From Lagos: Algarve Cruise by Catamaran

1. From Lagos: Algarve Cruise by Catamaran

Climb aboard a catamaran cruise from Lagos to Praia da Luz and back. Depart Lagos and see the mesmerizing beaches and rock formations of the western Algarve's golden coast. Sail towards the stunning cliffs and grottoes of Ponta da Piedade and continue to Praia da Luz, known for its volcanic landscape and palm tree-lined promenade. While the boat is anchored in a secluded bay, dive into the inviting waters and make use of available paddle boards, snorkeling goggles, and inflatable balance track, and more. After your swim stop, it's time to relax and soak up the sun on the sunbathing net as the boat calmly cruises through the peaceful waters back to Lagos.

From Lagos: Algarve Golden Coast Cruise

2. From Lagos: Algarve Golden Coast Cruise

Explore southwestern Algarve on a round-trip cruise from Lagos to Cabanas Velhas with an onboard meal. See pristine beaches, towering cliffs, the caves of Ponta da Piedade and the black rock of Praia da Luz. Observe marine life with the snorkeling gear provided, and ride the waves with a SUP board. Drop anchor in a secluded bay near the fishing village of Burgau. Enjoy a complimentary meal. Jump into the water for a swim and snorkel among the marine life, sip a cocktail on the deck or grab a paddleboard for a little adventure. Work off some energy on the inflatable balance track. Laze in the sun on the way back to Lagos but keep an eye open to spot dolphins in their natural environment.

Algarve: Seville Full-Day Shopping and Sightseeing Tour

3. Algarve: Seville Full-Day Shopping and Sightseeing Tour

Make the most of your European vacation with a day trip from the Algarve to Seville, the capital of Spain's Andalusia region, and see two countries in one day. Spend up to four hours exploring Maria Luisa Park, the alcazar, and Seville Cathedral. After getting picked up from your hotel in the Algarve, hop on the bus for the 3-hour drive to Seville. Your arrival to the city will be marked with a drive over the iconic Triana Bridge. Once in the city, enjoy up to four hours of free time to explore the city at your own pace. You could visit the historic landmarks, including Seville Cathedral — the largest Gothic cathedral in the world, the Royal Alcazar, and the magnificent Maria Luisa Park. Alternatively, enjoy some retail therapy in the legendary Jewish district before returning to Algarve in the evening.

Algarve: 1-Hour Carrapateira Horseback Riding Tour

4. Algarve: 1-Hour Carrapateira Horseback Riding Tour

Trot through Carrapateira and see the region's landscape and flora and fauna. Follow your guide as they take you through the area by horseback and enjoy incredible views. Meet your guide and have the chance to assist in combing and feeding the horses. Get to know the horses as you prepare them for your ride. Once you're ready, set off to see the nature surrounding Carrapateira. Cross the beach and go up the hilltop to stop at different viewpoints. On the first part of the ride, you'll be following a path that goes along the coast for seaside views. On the way back, pass through inland vegetation and see part of the coastal village. During your ride, your guide and coach will tell you stories about the area and details about the local nature.

From Algarve: Lisbon City Tour with Shopping

5. From Algarve: Lisbon City Tour with Shopping

While you're in Portugal, you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to visit our capital city. We will start in Belém, where you will find famous Lisbon landmarks such as the Jerónimos Monastery with its Manueline architecture and the Padrão dos Descobrimentos (monument to the Discoveries), among others. Afterwards, we will take a tour of the highlights, from the Belém Tower and the riverside area to the city centre. In the city centre you can visit the typical Alfama neighbourhood, the Castle of São Jorge, and explore the charms of Lisbon extensively by foot. We will return to the Algarve via the Vasco da Gama bridge spanning the Tagus River and considered the longest in Europe.

Ponta da Piedade: Half-Day Cruise with Lunch from Lagos

6. Ponta da Piedade: Half-Day Cruise with Lunch from Lagos

Start your journey in Lagos marina by boarding the comfortable catamaran Roxane. Head to the Ponta da Piedade coast, where your captain will find the best spot possible to drop the anchor. Before lunch, jump into the water and taste the clear refreshing waters of the Atlantic ocean. Enjoy a complimentary lunch, including cheese and chorizo starters, followed by roasted chicken, salad and chips with drinks of your choice, including wine, beer, juice, water, and others. Savor a dessert of fresh fruit, cake or pastel de nata. Drinks are free during lunchtime.

Algarve: Benagil Cave Boat Tour and Algarseco Coastal Walk

7. Algarve: Benagil Cave Boat Tour and Algarseco Coastal Walk

The adventure begins with pickup from your accommodation in Lagos, Praia da Luz, or Meia Praia and heads to Carvoeiro Beach. Hop onboard a traditional style boat and set sail along the coastline towards Benagil Cave. Soak up the wonders of this fascinating location and snap photos for your holiday album. Next, visit the picturesque Marinha Beach as well as other scenic cliffs and caves. Back on dry land, enjoy a leisurely stroll along the Algarseco boardwalk, which boasts stunning views across the coastline. Along the way, admire the natural pools that form in the holes of the cliffs and fill with water during high tide. At the end of the boardwalk, visit a grotto famous for its two arches which act as a window to the sea.

Grottos SUP tour Lagos, Algarve

8. Grottos SUP tour Lagos, Algarve

Our SUP lessons and tours take you on a hike along the picturesque coastline of Lagos and the Algarve – only that this hike takes place on the water, opening a unique perspective. No matter what’s your age, no matter what’s your fitness level: This tour will be one of the first things you’ll remember about your vacation in beautiful Lagos! + Paddleboarding is easy and fun for all ages and fitness levels + SUP tour to the grotto caves of Lagos (much better then Benagil) + Sport, fitness and SUP holidays in the Algarve all rolled into one + Unique way to explore the picturesque coast around Lagos + VDWS certified SUP guides and SUP instructors + Small group lessons and individual customised Instructions

Ponta da Piedade and Lagos Coast Private tour

9. Ponta da Piedade and Lagos Coast Private tour

On this private tour, our skipper will take you to the best spots in Lagos Coast. Our boat has the proper size to access the most secret coves located in Ponta da Piedade. We'll share with you the local history and fun facts about the region. Highlight your holydays with a swim in the ocean and a sunbath near the golden cliffs. This is the best option for those who seek for a relaxing experience. Our boat is equipped with ladder to access water and has also a toilet on board. We'll be sailing along scenic places like Ponta da Piedade.

Algarve: Lagos Sightseeing guided Tour with e-bikes

10. Algarve: Lagos Sightseeing guided Tour with e-bikes

Meeting point at Portugal E-Bikes pick-up point in Lagos, were you find your tour Guide and Electrics Bikes. Your journey begins in Lagos city center, moving towards Gold Coast of Algarve to see stunning clifs and Ocean view, all with the attentions and descriptions of Portugal E-Bikes Guide. You'll explore Dona Ana Beach, Lighthouse of Ponta da Piedade, Porto de Mos Beach all along Fisherman's Trail with safe and confortable electric bikes. Afterwards you'll arrive at Praia da Luz point of view were you can take a short break and amazing pictures. Now your tour continues in Lagos city center, discovering historical Fortress, old city and ancient Wall with interesting stories to enrich your experience before returning to Portugal E-Bikes pick-up point where your tour ends.

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Just magical, incredible excursion, with an excellent guide, definitely an excursion to do if you are passing through the region, thanks again to our guide Nelson for his sympathy and his sense of sharing. 🙏🏿🫱🏻‍🫲🏾✨

Absolutely amazing cannot fault a thing... Only down side was not enough time as the city is so big it would definitely need at least 2 days to explore everything.

Captain was excellent. Mate was very friendly. Amazing trip on a nice boat with great amenities and comforts.

great your, knowledgeable guide and lovely driver. would absolutely do this again

Really good five hours small town to see a huge area