Dutch Guided: Alluring Algarve
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Approximately 3½ Hours
A Dutch-speaking guide leads this tour (or a guide with a Dutch interpreter). A limited number of Dutch guides and interpreters are available in this port; book early to avoid disappointment. This is not a bilingual tour; please see Alluring Algarve for the same tour guided in English.
This leisurely overview provides a glimpse into historic Lagos, the magnificent Ponta da Piedade coastline, and the resort hideaway of Carvoeiro.
Begin your excursion with a half-hour panoramic drive by air-conditioned motorcoach to Lagos. Upon arrival, you will glimpse the city's central highlights, including the main square fronting the Town Hall and the new marina. Enjoy approximately one hour of free time to explore the city.
Continue to the craggy coastline of the Ponta da Piedade. The rugged cliffs overlooking the sea contain numerous grottoes and some of the most photogenic rock formations of the entire Algarve.
Your coach will wind its way along the coast to exclusive Carvoeiro, perched dramatically on the cliff tops. Once an intimate fishing village, it is now a fashionable resort town boasting expensive villas and holiday apartments. Luckily, there are still examples of the older small houses tucked in between more recent structures. Pause here for a 30 minutes of free time to explore on your own. Browse and shop in the small boutiques or admire the stunning ocean view and precarious cliffs.
All too soon, it will be time to return by motorcoach to the ship in Portimão .