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From Albufeira: Half-Day Shopping Trip to Faro

1. From Albufeira: Half-Day Shopping Trip to Faro

Travel from your hotel in Faro to Albufeira with this convenient transport service. Experience the shops and restaurants in the charming old town. Get picked up from your hotel, or a nearby location. Relax, as you are driven to Faro, the largest city in Algarve. Get the chance to visit the many local shops in the busy center. Take in the vibe as you stroll along the vibrant marina. Marvel at the architecture of historic buildings such as the Sé Cathedral. Explore the restaurants and the historic part of the town in the old city walls. Admire views of the Ria Formosa lagoon.

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From Albufeira: Half-Day Algarve Off-Road Jeep Safari

2. From Albufeira: Half-Day Algarve Off-Road Jeep Safari

Explore the beauty of the Algarve on this guided off-road Jeep safari from Albufeira. Enjoy panoramic views from the hilltops and plenty of photo opportunities. Find places lost in time and discover ancient local handicrafts. Leaving Albufeira, start your exciting off-road ride. Pass by the village of Paderne and its castle. After Paderne, travel down the backroads heading to Messines. Grab a snack or use the restrooms during a quick stop at a local café. After some more off-roading, get the chance to try the local firewater and honey. Then, stop in Alte, another typical village for you to explore. Continue to explore and learn about the villages, people, and local life. Discover the secrets of cork tree harvests and much more.

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Albufeira: Tour to 4 Eastern Algarve Towns

3. Albufeira: Tour to 4 Eastern Algarve Towns

Get lost in the beauty of eastern Algarve on this our from Albufeira to the charming towns of Faro, Olhão, Tavira, and Vila Real de Santo António. See old architecture at churches and a castle. Explore with some free time in Olhão and Vila Real de Santo Antonio. Get picked-up from your accommodation and sit back and enjoy the scenery on the drive to the town of Faro. Take in the colorful boats at the marina and the Spanish Gothic architecture at the cathedral. Have some time to do some souvenir shopping before heading to Olhão. Admire the white houses and churches in the Moorish fishing village of Olhão. Stop at the port and enjoy the vibrancy of the largest fish market on the island. Head to the oldest pâté factory in Portugal. Afterwards, travel to the town of Vila Real de Santo Antonio which lies on the mouth of the Guadiana river. Visit the oldest Portuguese canned fish factory. Spend some free time where you can go get some lunch or do some shopping at local boutiques. Continue on to the town of Tavira which has been settled since the late Bronze Age. Discover a variety of architectural styles at its churches and a medieval castle positioned over the Gilão river. Experience traditional Portuguese Fado music before returning to your accommodation.

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Albufeira: Silves Castle and Old Town with Chapel of Bones

4. Albufeira: Silves Castle and Old Town with Chapel of Bones

Following pickup from your Albufeira accommodation, begin a day out enjoying the medieval Silves Castle. As well as the castle itself, take in the statue of King D. Sancho I at the castle's entrance. This statue dates back to the time of the Christian Reconquest of the Iberian Peninsula, the Portuguese monarch D. Sancho. Following the castle, visit the cathedral of Silves before taking the opportunity to explore the old city, making the descent through the old and tight streets. There you can admire the many local stores, small shops, and cafes, which have decades of history behind them. As you make you way back near the river in Silves, make a short stop to the Chapel of Bones in Alcantarilha. Once having arrived back in Albufeira, your friendly guide returns you to your accommodation where your tour concludes.

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From Lisbon: Algarve 2-Day Private Tour

5. From Lisbon: Algarve 2-Day Private Tour

Day 1: Start with pickup from your hotel in Lisbon and travel south towards the Algarve, making your first stop at Tavira. Stop at Praça da Republica where you will find the City Hall and the Tavira Municipal Museum. Visit the Museum where you will find a diverse archaeological collection from the Islamic period, the Vaso de Tavira, and the ex-library of the museum. See the Misericórdia Church, built between 1541 and 1551, which is considered the most remarkable Renaissance building of the Algarve. Next, stop in Faro, one of the larger cities of the region with a long history. Learn about the devastating impact the earthquake of 1755 had on the city. Enjoy a break for a coffee in a typical terrace or café.  Visit the Vilamoura marina which receives numerous private yachts from all over the world. As such, the marina has helped develop the region as an important center of tourism. Finally, stop at Albufeira for the night. Discover its three magnificent beaches; Praia dos Pescadores, Peneco, and Inatel, See the fishing boats on Pescadores beach, keeping alive the maritime tradition of the region. Discover the historic center of the city with its whitewashed houses and narrow cobbled streets. Or, enjoy a lively night out on the central avenue, with a variety of tempting bars, restaurants, and nightclubs. Day 2: On the second day, continue your tour of the Algarve with a visit to the city of Lagos. Learn how the city was an important location in the Age of Discovery, where many expeditions and missions set sail for the Americas. Discover the defensive structures of the city, constructed to protect from attacks from the sea.  Next, visit the Sagres Fortress, also known as Promotorium Sacrum, built by order of Prince Henry the Navigator. Within the fortress, see cannons, a 16th-century tower and the Church of Our Lady of Grace. After this, return to Lisbon to finish the tour.

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Algarve Historical Tour with Wine Tastings

6. Algarve Historical Tour with Wine Tastings

Benefit from pickup at your accommodation, and then drive inland to Alte and Freixo to taste 10 different organic fruit jams and honey direct from the farmer. Sample the local firewater produced at a Moorish alambique (distillery) along the way. Continue to the busy town of Loulé and stroll around its charming market in the heart of the historical center. Marvel at the produce on display from local producers. Next, make your way to a wine region and visit the wine estate of a premium producer. Take a guided tour of the vineyards and facilities before ending with a tasting of 3 wines, served with bread, olive oil, and traditional snacks.

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What people are saying about Albufeira

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 33 reviews

Superb day , well planned with an excellent tour guide

What a great tour ! Prompt pick up from accommodation and warm greeting from driver/tour guide . Visit to Loule with its beautiful market . Visits to two farms for tastings and then to a lovely cafe in Alte with fresh juice and Pastel da Nata Finally the vineyard for wine tasting and tour . Met the owner who was very keen to let us sample as much as we liked with tapas type nibbles . I would highly recommend for the over 40's or for anyone that likes a more relaxed tour

great value trip. basically 3 trips in one day. excellent tour guide. great wine. would recommend.