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From Albufeira: Half-Day Winery Tour and Silves

1. From Albufeira: Half-Day Winery Tour and Silves

Start with pickup from your hotel or resort and travel by a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle through the Algarve countryside. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of cork trees, groves of orange trees, and picturesque villages throughout the journey.  Visit a family-owned winery and take a guided tour of the vineyard and wine cellar. Learn about the history of wine production in the region and the winemaking process. After the tour, enjoy tastings of red, white, and rosé wines produced onsite.  Then, travel to the charming town of Silves. Enjoy some free time in the town and take a leisurely stroll along the cobblestone streets to the impressive Moorish castle which is located at the top of the town. After some time in Silves, return to your hotel in Albufeira.

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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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Algarve: Historic and Cultural Group Tour of West Algarve

3. Algarve: Historic and Cultural Group Tour of West Algarve

Departing from Albufeira, get picked up from your hotel (or another convenient, close place) and enjoy the views as you drive towards Silves, one of the oldest cities in the Algarve. In Silves, visit the oldest cathedral in Algarve as well as its largest castle. Stop at Monchique, the tallest mountain in Algarve. Immerse yourself in the lush natural surroundings. Go to the top to see amazing views from the highest point in Algarve. Stop at a local restaurant for a nice lunch on the way down. In the afternoon, you will be taken to Lagos, another important city in Algarve. Admire the inside of the golden church of Santo António, and go to a 15th-century slave market, the old town, and the fortress. Finally, stop in Sagres, popularly known as "the end of the world", as it is the most southwestern point in continental Europe. Let the splendid views of the coast, beautiful rock formations, and the great lighthouse take your breath away. After your last stop in Sagres, return to Albufeira.

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Ria Formosa: Tour to Paradise Boat Tour

4. Ria Formosa: Tour to Paradise Boat Tour

Get back to nature in the barrier islands of Ria Formosa Natural Park and discover a unique lagoon system that constantly changes according to the movement of the winds. Experience the natural beauty of the Algarve away from the tourist resorts and marvel at the area's amazing biodiversity. See birds nests and learn about the mollusks and crustaceans that provide revenue for the local seafood producers. Climb aboard a boat in Olhão for a 4-hour trip to observe the flora and fauna of the barrier islands from the water.  Stop at one of the islands to take a relaxing stroll on the golden sands and see the typical fishing villages of the area. Get the chance to visit the market in Olhão before or after your boat trip, and marvel at the wide variety of fresh seafood on sale, including clams, oysters and more. Lunch on the islands can be arranged (not included in the tour price). Enjoy free time to swim and relax before your return.

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From Albufeira: Wine Tasting Tour and Silves Visit

5. From Albufeira: Wine Tasting Tour and Silves Visit

The day begins with pickup from your hotel in Albufeira and heads out into the rolling countryside of the Algarve. Soak up stunning views of the green landscapes that surround you as you make your way to two family-owned wineries. At each winery, learn about the wine making process from grape to glass and taste a selection of fine Portuguese wines. Afterwards, visit the charming town of Silves, boasting picturesque cobblestone streets and an impressive red brick castle. Spend some free time exploring on your own, learn about the rich-history of this Medieval town, and get a sense of Silves' culture as you mingle with the locals. At the end of an unforgettable day, sit back and relax on the return journey to your hotel.

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Albufeira: Tour to 4 Eastern Algarve Towns

6. 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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Algarve: Sunset Jeep Safari Tour

7. Algarve: Sunset Jeep Safari Tour

Discover an off the beaten path version of the Algarve countryside aboard a 4WD Jeep. Visit the ancient villages, passing streams and spectacular scenery of Algarve.  You will get to stop at a local river for a swim, visit a small Moorish farm to taste the famous medronho, liqueurs and honey. Learn about the customs such as cork making, and traditions of the rustic villages from a highly knowledgeable guide, who knows all about the local history, nature, lifestyle and landscape you see.  Watch the sunset at one of the highest points in the area and enjoy dinner in a typical restaurant.

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From Albufeira: Full-Day Off-Road Quad Tour

8. From Albufeira: Full-Day Off-Road Quad Tour

Experience the adrenaline rush of driving a quad off-road in the countryside of the Algarve. After an all-important safety briefing at the base, you and your guide will head out into the countryside. Cover a variety of terrains with panoramic views, steep inclines where your skills will be proven, and cross streams and riverbeds (depending on the time of year).   As a special addition, you’ll also take a short drive through two typical towns of the interior of Algarve: Paderne and Alte. Enjoy lunch in a typical Portuguese restaurant and see the historic Paderne Castle, an ancient fortification constructed in the 12th century by Berbers, or visit the famous Alte Natural Springs. Get a marvelous view of your surroundings from the Old Windmills at Rocha da Pena. Return to your starting point for around 5:00 PM.

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Algarve: Off-Road Jeep Safari with Lunch

9. Algarve: Off-Road Jeep Safari with Lunch

Explore the beauty of the Algarve on this guided off-road Jeep safari from Albufeira, lunch included. 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 breakfast 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. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Continue to explore and learn about the villages, people, and local life. Discover the secrets of the harvesting of the cork trees and much more.

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Algarve: Jeep Safari, Caves, and Coastline Boat Tour

10. Algarve: Jeep Safari, Caves, and Coastline Boat Tour

Get picked up from your accommodation and drive in a 4x4 vehicle to the breathtaking mountains. Start of your day with a swim in a crystal-clear spring. Taste fresh honey, traditional liquors and "firewater" from local farmers. Take in beautiful views from high peaks. Learn about cork oaks and the industry. Visit old villages with Moorish heritage and discover local pottery.   Embark on a 3-hours cruise and enjoy the scenic beauty of the Algarve Coast. Head west to visit some of the most spectacular caves and rock formations between Albufeira and Alfanzina. See the famous Benagil Caves, the Senhora da Rocha Chapel and many others. During the tour, a professional crew will keep you safe and provide interesting facts and information about landmarks, scenery and wildlife. At the end of your tour, your driver will be at the harbor to take you back to your accommodation.

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What people are saying about Albufeira

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 56 reviews

Brilliant experience with an incredibly knowledgeable and friendly, local guide, who delivered in making the trip perfect. The Silves region is beautiful and each aspect of the trip was great.

Very nice trip with João, we had a private trip. The wines were lord and it was nice to be able to experience the process up close. Well worth booking.

Brilliant afternoon. So nice being a small tour and going to a family run vineyard. Delicious wine and entertaining guide.

Fully Recommended to anyone that loves wine and wants to have a good time! Very very fun afternoon!

Wonderful guide Thomas and super nice tour! Can recommend!