Today we will travel in the footsteps of Portugal's history and in those of famous navigators.
We will travel along the Algarve coast towards Sagres, our first stop, to visit the site of Sagres School of Navigation. Started in the 15th Century, it was the first learning centre ever of its kind. Finally, we continue towards Cabo de São Vicente, the most south-western point of continental Europe - the end of the world before the navigators found the New World across fiery Atlantic seas.
Afterwards, we travel to the end of the known world at the time as we first journey towards Lagos, the large port town which has played a part in several stories from the time of the Portuguese Discoveries. Here we will see the Statue of Henry the Navigator, who used Lagos in 1415 as his maritime base to begin the era of Portuguese maritime discoveries and enjoy lunch.
Lastly, on our way back to resort, we stop town of Silves, the former Moorish capital of the Algarve, where we will visit its castle. The ancient Arab fortress with crenellated perimeter red limestone walls sits atop the city. We return to the resort late afteroon for an evening at leisure.
Included meals: Lunch
Accommodation: Vilar Do Golf by Diamond Resorts, Almancil, Portugal