8. Private Lagos and Benagil Tour from Lisbon
Morning: Departure from Lisbon Early Morning Departure: The tour begins early in the morning, with a pick-up from your hotel in Lisbon. Make sure to arrive on time to ensure you have a full day of exploration. Travel to Lagos: The first leg of your journey will take you from Lisbon to Lagos, which is approximately a 3-hour drive. During the drive, you can enjoy the scenic views of the Portuguese countryside. Mid-Morning: Lagos Arrival in Lagos: Upon arrival in Lagos, you'll have some free time to explore this historic coastal town. Lagos is known for its charming old town, picturesque beaches, and vibrant atmosphere. Old Town Exploration: Stroll through the cobbled streets of the old town, visit historic sites like Forte da Ponta da Bandeira and the Slave Market Museum, and perhaps enjoy a coffee at one of the local cafes. Beach Time: Lagos is famous for its beautiful beaches, including Praia Dona Ana and Praia do Camilo. Depending on the tour schedule, you may have some free time to relax on the beach or take a swim in the crystal-clear waters. Lunch: Lagos Lunch Break: Enjoy a traditional Portuguese lunch at a local restaurant in Lagos. Sample some regional dishes, including fresh seafood, grilled fish, or Portuguese specialties. Afternoon: Benagil Cave (Not included, optional and if available) Departure to Benagil: After lunch, you'll continue your journey to the coastal village of Benagil, which is famous for its stunning sea caves and grottoes, especially the iconic Benagil Cave. Boat Tour to Benagil Cave: Upon arrival in Benagil, you'll embark on a boat tour to explore the Benagil Cave and nearby sea caves. These boat tours are a highlight of the trip, allowing you to see the dramatic coastal rock formations up close. (Not included, optional, and if available) If it is not in your plans to visit Benagil or if the weather does not allow you to have the boat trip, there is the alternative of visiting Sagres. Sagres is a picturesque coastal town located in the southwesternmost point of Portugal, known as the Algarve region. Nestled along the rugged cliffs of the Atlantic Ocean, Sagres is famous for its dramatic natural landscapes, pristine beaches, and historical significance. It's a place where visitors can immerse themselves in the beauty of the ocean and explore the rich maritime history associated with the Age of Discovery. Late Afternoon: Return to Lisbon Return to Lisbon: After the boat tour and some free time in Benagil, you'll begin your journey back to Lisbon, which is approximately a 3-hour drive. Evening: Arrival in Lisbon Arrival in Lisbon: You'll return to Lisbon in the evening, and you'll be dropped off at your hotel or a central location, concluding your full-day tour.