Free tour Lagos History, stories, tales, with a local - small groups

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: Artur
Registered on April 13, 2023

Born and raised in Lagos, I have a great deal of memories of stories told by several generations of local people, not to mention their habits, behaviors and cultural issues. Being an old-school traveler and an experienced hotelier myself, who already served thousands of travelers from all over the world, I have the urge to show my town in an alternative manner, a bit apart from the same old tours for tourists.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Free tour Lagos History, stories, tales, with a local – History, culture, and the essential tips, both local and region-wide.

Come with me!!

Being an “old school” traveler and experienced hotelier myself, who already served thousands of travelers from all over the world, I love to show my town in an alternative and independent manner, a bit apart from the same old tours for tourists. So, you will see and hear what most people don`t. You get unbiased tips for food, activities, day trips, and even for other places if you wish – not to mention avoiding the “traps”.


The tour is also designed for short-term residents / new residents (such as ex-pats, digital nomads, etc…) in order to get to know more about the area.


After doing this tour you will have a good vision of what has happened in this town from its origins to the present day.

Hear some legends, myths, and stories of one of the oldest human settlements in Europe and how events such as battles or natural disasters dramatically changed both the human and natural shape of this area.

We guide in small groups only and it will take around two hours (maybe some minutes more). Better for the guests, better for us and better for the town. Thank you for supporting real local people.
Please note: unfortunately, my tour is a bit hard for kids younger than 10 years old.

Our tours are in english with some schedules also in spanish. Please contact me if you wish to have a small group tour on another language, or a private tour.

 Registered at Turismo de Portugal RNAAT 653/2023

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    8600-563 Lagos, Portugal
    8600-563 Lagos, Portugal
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    I will be in front of the old Castle arch (see the tour photo) with a cream bag with the logo of the portuguese caravel (and a phone on one hand)

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Castelo dos Governadores

    Meeting point right in front of this old castle (by the arch)... the rest of the tour will include (but not limited to) the areas described below.

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Igreja de Santo António
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Rua Porta da Vila
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Praça das Armas
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Carmo / Igreja das Freiras Carmelitas / Mosteiro de Nossa Senhora da Imaculada Conceição
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Rua Infante de Sagres
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Igreja de São Sebastião de Lagos
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Rua da Marombeira
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Avenida dos Descobrimentos

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Sue 21 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Artur brings in additional local knowledge due to his family ties and experience in the area. He sent a followup email with many points of interest on a Google map of the region. These points included recommendations for sights and restaurants to visit.
Rob Fonger 21 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
The pace of the walk was excellent and the explanation of the development of Lagos and its architecture extensive. The sites visited and related information were an excellent introduction to old Lagos. Highly recommended as the first activity for those wishing to spend quality time in Lagos.
Maja 19 May 2024

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Travelled in group - May 2024
Artur was a great guide! The tour was a great way to start our time in Lagos. Artur also gave us so many great recommendations for the rest of our trip.
Susanne 12 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Artur hat uns eine sehr ausgiebige Stadtführung gegeben, mit kleinen versteckten Plätzen (z.B. geheimer Aussichtspunkt), vielen Insidertipps und vielen historischen Infos. Seine lebendige und lustige Art und die von ihm mitgebrachten Leckereien haben diese Tour wirklich besonders gemacht. Am Ende haben wir alle eine Karte von ihm bekommen mit den besten Spots in und um Lagos. Sehr empfehlenswert!
Wendy 10 May 2024
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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Artur was an Excellent guide. He chronicled the rich history of Lagos and Portugal. We saw things we would not have appreciated without his guidance.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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