Lagos, by a Portuguese historian.
The Lagos Walking Tour brings you fun facts about the Celtic iron age, Roman settlements and the Middle Ages in Lagos.
“Great team – fabulous walks “Whether you are a large or small group, we would highly recommend them to show you the wonderful sights of Portugal.”
You will love this when you:
✅ enjoy a walk through Lagos history
✅ love to meet a fun Portuguese historian
✅ have booked a kayak tour in the afternoon
Lagos Walking Tour
Your English speaking walking guide studied history at Braga University in the north of Portugal, however he is born and bred in Lagos. On the Lagos Walking Tour he picks up the origin of Lagos in the Iron Age (700 b.c !), when it was named Lacobriga. Fast forward and with copies of modern maps at hand, he will share stories about archaeological finds in the Roman Period and fun facts from the Middle Ages, all happening in Lagos.
More recent stories reveal the role of discoverer Henry the Navigator in slavery, the darker side of his discoveries. And what happened in the Battle of the Three Kings to King Dom Sebastian in Morocco ?
Being Portuguese, and a food lover, the guide also shares yummy facts about the most tasty and traditional dishes and pastries, and where to get them from in Lagos.
Are you interested in history, and also eager to know where the local surf scene hangs out in the evening ? Check out our Lagos Urban Walk.
Lagos Walking Tour – Itinerary
You meet in the centre of Lagos in front of the Tourist Office, at 10:00. This is easy to find at the Praça de Gil Eanes and at 2 minutes walking from the underground parking. Learn about the meaning of various statues, the old slave market, Governor´s Castle and the museum in the Church of St. Anthony. Remember to bring a photo camera. The walk ends 2 hours later at the same place where it starts.
Combine with seakayaking in Lagos
When you have planned one day in Lagos and want to make the most out of your visit, then you found the 2 best things to do in Lagos. Combine the Lagos Walking Tour with a kayak cave trip on the sea. The Lagos Walking Tour ends at 12:00 in the centre of Lagos. From there it will be 15 minutes walk to either the Marina or to beach where the kayaks will be waiting for you. Check out the 2 different sea kayak tours that we offer and the various start times on our kayak website kayak-lagos.com.
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Best suited for
Everyone between 10-80 years with some recent walking experience and is capable to walk 1 ½ hours in the morning. The total distance is 2 km/ 1 mile.
Required fitness level nº 1, difficulty A
- Walk with a Portuguese historian
- Facts about local history and culture
- Informal tips about best restaurants
- Fun facts about living in Portugal
- Liability insurance
Covid-19 “Clean & Safe”
Portugal takes Covid19 seriously and has low numbers of cases and fatalities. Algarve Outdoor Tours is committed to follow its coronavirus policy.