What to do and see in Lagos, Algarve: The Best Private Tours

May 22, 2022 Matilde Konrad

There is rich and beautiful history within Lagos’ 14th century walls, from its fortress to picturesque churches like Medieval São João Hermitage and the 17th-century São Sebastião. But that’s all appetizer. People come here for a main-course coastal buffet featuring more than a half-dozen beautiful beaches. Quiet sandy coves are sandwiched between dramatic cliffs. The sandy 2.5-mile stretch of Meia Praia caters to every water sport imaginable. And when you’ve had your fill, you can digest your day with some of the best nightlife in the Algarve region.
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1. Algarve Private Full Day Sightseeing Tour from Lisbon

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Get out of the city and explore Portugal’s stunning coastline on this private full-day trip to Algarve from Lisbon. Hop in a comfortable private vehicle and head down the coast, stopping at historic and scenic landmarks along the way. See the Cape St Vincent and Fortaleza de Sagres and visit Lagos, where Portugal’s ‘Age of Discovery’ first began. This private tour can accommodate up to six people and includes roundtrip transportation to and from your Lisbon hotel.

Inclusions: Hotel pickup and drop-off, Private tour, Transport by private vehicle, Bottled water

Exclusions: Food and drinks, Cave boat trip - 20€ per person

Reviewed By paullings

Pedro was such a gentleman and knowledgeable, there's nothing more you can ask for. Great transportation and feeling like a VIP throughout!

2. Private Tour West Coast Full Day

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Explore the West Coast in the comfort in our minivan with air conditioning, visit Aljezur and take the chance to visit its castle with a fantastic view. After we go to Monte Clérigo Beach, where you will have a fantastic view also to Amoreira Beach, where the River joins the Sea. In Monte Clérigo you will have time for a stop in the small village, right next to the beach, where you can contemplate the fantastic views. Nearby we will stop in Arrifana where you can see stunning black cliffs with more than 100 meters. From here you will go to Carrapateira, an area with a beautiful beach and breathtaking cliffs. You will be able to enjoy nature still intact, smell new smells and be dazzled by breathtaking views! During the afternoon, go to Sagres to see the acclaimed Fortress and visit the church inside, the sundial and the fantastic cliffs over 100 meters high. Finish the day in the Cape of St. Vincent. On your way back, you will be dropped off at your hotel.

Inclusions: Private tour, Bottled water, Local guide, Hotel/port pickup and drop-off, Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Exclusions: Food and drinks, Lunch

Reviewed By 88nelsonk

Really nice, I really enjoyed this time and all the informations I learned during this guided tour Antonio was very nice, informed and clear in his explanations. I spent a really good moment I highly recommand if you want to discover more about this area.

3. ALGARVE from Lisbon PRIVATE Tour - Lagos, Benagil and Marinha beach

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Treat yourself to a PRIVATE Full Day Tour to the Southernmost Region of Portugal - the Algarve. There you will have the opportunity to visit beautiful places such as the Ponta da Piedade cliffs, an amazing complex of caves located in the city of Lagos, the Benagil beach and the Marinha beach and cliffs. If the weather allows, you can go for a swim or take a boat ride to the caves (own expense). Sometimes the sea conditions don't allow the boats to do the tours so please keep that in mind. While in the Algarve, we can take you for a traditional meal that can go from locally sourced fish and seafood or the traditional Piri-Piri Chicken. Your day will be filled with amazing photo opportunities and beautiful scenery. Take this opportunity to get away from the big cities and enjoy a day to remember. Remember that our itinerary is flexible and we can include other sites such as the King Christ Statue in Almada on the way back if we make it there before closing time.

Inclusions: Bottled water, Driver/guide, Live commentary on board, Hotel pickup and drop-off, Private tour, Transport by air-conditioned vehicle, Transport by private vehicle

Exclusions: Food and drinks, Gratuities

Reviewed By techydude71

You know when you visit a good friend in a far-away place and they say "Yeah, I'll take the day off and we'll go somewhere cool and eat great food and see some interesting sights! I'll pick you up tomorrow at 9! p.s. wear shorts, it's gonna be a warm day" ? Well that's a tour with David Monteiro! First and foremost, David is one of the friendliest and easiest to talk with tour guides I've ever known, it's like we've known him for years. His knowledge of his own country is great, and his willingness to create a tour itinerary specific to your whims is wonderful. He knows 'that little hidden restaurant that makes fantastic (x) for lunch' which we'd *never* find on our own. His black van is awesome - spacious, clean, and big windows to see out of. Did I mention he speaks 5 languages!? His english is absolutely flawless, and his willingness to help us with our own learning of Portuguese language and its unique pronunciations is so very much appreciated. We've done a couple of other day-trip tours with David in previous weeks, too. Would give David 6 stars if I could.

4. Lagos and Carvoeiro - Private from Vilamoura

Posto 2, Av. Eng. João Meireles 23, 8125-507 Quarteira, Portugal GL Tours Vilamoura
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A knowledgeable local guide will take you on memorable tour. Lagos Old Town Ponta da Piedade Carvoeiro Beach Algar Seco Rock Formations

Inclusions: Mandatory Licenses: RNAAT 743/2016 and RNAVT 6326, Liability and Personal Accident Insurances, Hotel Pick-Up & Drop-Off From Vilamoura + Toll / Parking fees

Exclusions: Lunch, Monuments, Museums,etc. Fees.

5. Lagos and Carvoeiro - Private from Faro

AP Eva Senses Hotel | Faro, Av. da República 1, 8000-078 Faro, Portugal GL Tours Faro
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A knowledgeable local guide will take you on memorable tour. Lagos Old Town Ponta da Piedade Carvoeiro Beach Algar Seco Rock Formations

Inclusions: Liability and Personal Accident Insurances, Hotel Pick-Up & Drop-Off From Faro + Toll / Parking fees, Mandatory Licenses: RNAAT 743/2016 and RNAVT 6326

Exclusions: Approx. 1h free time for lunch on own. Due the diversity of people, we try to provide the best different Lunch restaurant tips. You can also bring your own Snack/Lunch., Monuments, Museums,etc. Entrance Fees.

Reviewed By michellecedr

We got to see such beautiful views today and learnt so much about the places and history around them thanks to our knowledgeable guide Gabriel! Highly recommend this trip. It is quite a long way from Faro but Gabriel ensures that the drive is entertaining as well.

6. Lagos and Sagres - Private from Faro

AP Eva Senses Hotel | Faro, Av. da República 1, 8000-078 Faro, Portugal GL Tours Faro
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A knowledgeable local guide will take you on memorable tour. Lagos (Old Town) Ponta da Piedade . Sagres Cape Saint Vincent Lagos (Old Town) Ponta da Piedade Sagres Cape St. Vincent

Inclusions: Liability and Personal Accident Insurances, Hotel Pick-Up & Drop-Off From Faro + Toll / Parking fees, Mandatory Licenses: RNAAT 743/2016 and RNAVT 6326

Exclusions: Approx. 1h free time for lunch on own. Due the diversity of people, we try to provide the best different Lunch restaurant tips. You can also bring your own Snack/Lunch., Monuments, Museums,etc. Entrance Fees

Reviewed By kembleton

Gabriel is lovely, he kept in touch in the run up to pick up which was at our hotel in Albufeira, He is an excellent guide and knows a lot about the area and history, He understood what we liked and showed us areas where we could photograph and enjoy, We enjoyed lunch in a little cafe in Tavira with a local sandwich and beer, He even stopped off at home and grabbed us a few oranges from his families orange trees, If you want a tour with someone who is friendly, reliable and knows Portugal then Gabriel is your man

7. Algarve with Benagil Caves included - Private tour

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- Visit the most exclusive places in Algarve: Silves, Lagos and Carvoeiro. - Take a boat ride in Carvoeiro beach and explore the beautiful sea caves of Benagil - Relax and enjoy a flexible private tour in a luxury car exclusively for you - Away from buses and crowds - Full assistance from a professional guide that will be always available to attend your needs

Inclusions: Bottled water, Air-conditioned vehicle, Private transportation, WiFi on board

Exclusions: Lunch

Reviewed By Ralkandiri

It was an amazing trip with the most amazing tourguide Susana. We visited Lisbonne, Cascais, Freeport outlet and everything in between. I would highly recommend touring around Portugal with Van Go Tourism.

8. Lagos and Sagres - Private from Albufeira

Rua do Município, R. do Município, 8200 Albufeira, Portugal GL Tours
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A knowledgeable local guide will take you on memorable tour. Lagos (Old Town) Ponta da Piedade . Sagres Cape Saint Vincent

Inclusions: Liability and Personal Accident Insurances, Hotel Pick-Up & Drop-Off From Albufeira + Toll / Parking fees, Mandatory Licenses: RNAAT 743/2016 and RNAVT 6326

Exclusions: Approx. 1h free time for lunch on own. Due the diversity of people, we try to provide the best different Lunch restaurant tips. You can also bring your own Snack/Lunch., Monuments, Museums,etc. Entrance Fees

Reviewed By Joanna K

We booked GL Tours with Gabriel for 1 day. It was our last day in Portugal and Gabtiel shown us a few great spots on the way from Lagos to Faro from which we had a flight home. Gabriel drove us right to the most attractive points of cavoreiro and Abufeira and explained where to go, what to see and where to eat. Super option for the day. No worries with the transportation, parking and looking around when you have little time. Gabriel shown us hidden gems we would probably not find ourselves. We recommend strongly.

9. 2 Day Private Tour of the Algarve from Lisbon

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Two days private tour in the Algarve from Lisbon, perfect for you who want to visit the Algarve region, but do not know exactly where or how. The Algarve is a Portuguese region with about 200 km from east to west, in these two days we suggest the visit to some of the most important places among them; Faro, Tavira, Albufeira, Lagos and Sagres, always with the historical accompaniment of each place and with the main curiosities, this private tour can still be adjusted according to your interests or curiosity.

Inclusions: Air-conditioned vehicle, WiFi on board, Private transportation

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Reviewed By caseydoyle64

This tour was great! Miguel was very friendly and knowledgeable. We asked to add in a stop and he was very accommodating, and we managed to see more than what was described!

10. Algarve Private Tour From Lisbon To Lagos And Sagres

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Explore the stunning Algarve coast on a full-day tour from Lisbon. Head south to Lagos and explore the the Ponta da Piedade viewpoint, with the option to take a cave tour by boat (not included in the tour price). Then head to Portugal’s southernmost tip, Sagres, to visit the St. Vincent lighthouse and Sagres Fortress. Take in the beautiful coastal scenery throughout the day and enjoy informative commentary from your guide. Explore the Algarve coast on a full-day private tour from Lisbon Discover the the Ponta da Piedade viewpoint in Lagos, with the option of a cave boat trip (not included in the tour price) Visit the southernmost tip of Portugal, Sagres, and its fortress Customize the itinerary to your interests and desires

Inclusions: Air-conditioned vehicle, WiFi on board, Private transportation, Bottled water, Driver/Escort

Exclusions: Lunch, Dinner, Cave boat trip, Entry/Admission - Ponta da Piedade Lighthouse

Reviewed By VivianeH878

We spend a long afternoon and evening with Filipe and it was wonderful. I highly recommend him. We visited Sintra and the amazing Perla Palace , the Quinta Regaleira and had the lovely pastry specialty of Sintra. Filipe is a very pleasant charming person to be with, he is very knowledgeable about, the area, the sites, the history and so much more. Time flies with him. We ended the evening in a great fish and seafood restaurant hanging on the side of a cliff Azenhas do Mar. If you are in Lisbon take one of his tours and enjoy.

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