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Albufeira Coast: Beach and Sightseeing Tuk-Tuk Tour

1. Albufeira Coast: Beach and Sightseeing Tuk-Tuk Tour

Over 2 hours, discover the beaches and the sights of the Albufeira coast. Once you have arrived in the city, join this tour to discover the best places to see on the rest of your holiday.  Learn plenty of information about the history of the city and make brief visits to the monuments of the city, the harbor, and the fishing port. Discover the best beaches, visit the emblematic places, and enjoy the beautiful coast. 

Lagos: 3-Hour Algarve Classic Food Tour

2. Lagos: 3-Hour Algarve Classic Food Tour

On your classic food tour, visit 4 different restaurants and taverns in the Algarve, and taste around 10 of the most traditional dishes in Portugal, with a drink in each stop. Discover a little bit more about the charming Algarve, its small streets and its secrets. Enjoy different stories from a long ago, typical places, the real locals, several samples and time to take pictures. Your local guides will take you into a journey of 3 hours on the fascinating historical and ancient part of the city, with real neighborhoods, local history, architecture and city culture. Stop at places where the Portuguese go to taste, eat or drink in a relaxed environment. Perfect for your first contact with the Algarve, this tour provides you with all the information, knowledge and tips to discover this beautiful part of Portugal.

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.

Albufeira: City Sightseeing & Beaches Tuk Tuk Tour

4. Albufeira: City Sightseeing & Beaches Tuk Tuk Tour

Your tour will begin with a visit to Albufeira's Old Town. Here you can appreciate the history, monuments and museums. Whilst there you will also be taken to a viewpoint where you can see the magnificent views over the main beach of Albufeira. You can view the fisherman beach, which up until 2003 was still the fishing port of the famous fishing village of Albufeira. Your tour then continues towards the marina, which is the current fishing port where you can see various types of boats (fishing and entertainment), as well as some restaurants and shops. Close by you also visit a great viewpoint which overlooks Albufeira Old Town through to Vilamoura. The most beautiful and famous beaches of Albufeira are for the last part of the tour, where you will have time to enjoy the beauty of these stunning locations.

Lagoa: Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting

5. Lagoa: Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting

Your experience begins as you are welcomed to Morgado do Quintão for a walk around the estate to observe the vineyards. This will also include a brief introduction to the local grape varieties. Following that, enjoy a tour of the grounds throughout a wine-tasting experience that explores the history of the estate, as well as the terroir-driven wines. You will also learn of the estate's plans for the future as they continue to create Algarve’s landmark wines. Your guides will also tell you all about Algarve’s local grape varieties as you enjoy a tasting 3-4 of their wines. As you sample the wines you can learn about how they're made, as well as how to best pair them with food.

From Albufeira: Explore the Market in Loulé

6. From Albufeira: Explore the Market in Loulé

Discover the Roma market in Loulé with this private tour from Albufeira. Experience the busy market atmosphere and look at the colorful goods at the many stalls. Walk around the city center of the traditional Portuguese market town of Loulé. Be picked up from your hotel in Albufeira and drive to the Roma market in Loulé. See a great variety of clothes, shoes, handbags, toys, and handcrafted items. Get the chance to haggle for a better deal. Take a stroll through the city center of Loulé. View the old buildings and find more shops and stalls in the city market. Soak up the vibe in this authentic Portuguese town.

Silves, Caldas and Monchique Wine Tasting: Full Day Tour

7. Silves, Caldas and Monchique Wine Tasting: Full Day Tour

After being collected from your hotel, you will head towards the historic village of Silves, where you will discover in detail the Algarve village. The castle is a must-see, and you will be able to explore this fantastic monument in detail. The tour then continues with the Silves Cathedral, as well as the Archeology Museum of Silves, a unique place full of historical pieces that tell the history of the region. Following this you will stop for a wine tasting, where you will taste some of the wines local to the region. You will then go down and walk along the river Arade, before taking a break for lunch. In the afternoon you will head up to the mountains, where Monchique is waiting for you. Before reaching Monchique you will stop at the Thermal Spa of Caldas de Monchique, a very picturesque place full of history and an unparalleled natural beauty. Here you will see some of the well-known thermal spring water sources. You will then proceed onward to Fóia, the highest point in the Algarve region and one of the largest in Portugal. With 902 meters of height, you will be able to gain a breathtaking 360º view of the entire area.

Lagoa: Morgado do Quintão Estate Lunch and Wine Tasting

8. Lagoa: Morgado do Quintão Estate Lunch and Wine Tasting

Located between Silves, Monchique, and Lagoa, take your seat at on the estate of a family-owned property with some of the oldest vineyards in the Algarve. Join in a tasting experience that explores the history of the estate, its unique terroir, and its exciting wines while you savor a simple, hearty Algarvian farmers' table lunch.  Gather under a 2,000 year-old tree overlooking old negra mole vines, inside a vintage olive press, or inside the main house and share a simple but tasty multi-course menu paired with 3-4 wines.  After the casual lunch, delight in fascinating stories of Algarve’s landmark vineyard estate over coffee or as you stroll the property in the presence of the resident vineyard manager.

From Albufeira: Quarteira Market & Vilamoura Marina Tour

9. From Albufeira: Quarteira Market & Vilamoura Marina Tour

Discover the Roma market of Quarteira and the marina of Vilamoura on a half-day guided tour from Albufeira with your own driver who will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel. Leaving Albufeira, pass through Quarteira, a quaint fishing town. Visit the largest and oldest Roma market of the region, where you can find a great variety of products (clothes, accessories, toys, etc.) and speak to some of the Roma merchants. Then visit Vilamoura, the biggest destination for golf in the Algarve. Stop at the marina, the largest in Portugal, and admire panoramic views of the sea. When you are finished in Vilamoura, your driver will take you back to your accommodation in Albufeira.

From Lagos: Wild and Wonderful West Coast Full-Day Tour

10. From Lagos: Wild and Wonderful West Coast Full-Day Tour

In the comfort in your minivan with air conditioning, visit the village of Aljezur, and take the chance to visit its castle with a fantastic view. Head past the beach of Montes Clérigos and also Carrapateira Beach. In this area, see some of the most beautiful sights over the ocean and the cliffs. Stop in a small village where you can have some lunch. During the afternoon, go to Sagres to see the acclaimed Fortaleza and visit the church inside, the sundial and the fantastic cliffs over 100 meters high.  Finish the day in the Cape of St. Vincent. On your way back, you will be dropped off at your hotel.

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What people are saying about Algarve

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 207 reviews

One of the cheapest longest experiences to do from Albufeira. Pick up in minibus around 8:30am, returned to hotel at 1pm. Nice, informative driver. Masks required in minivan. Farmers Market is huge! Gypsy market not so great with stuff usually found elsewhere but Loule itself is real nice and worth the few hours to look around. Highly recommended for half a day excursion.

Fred was an outstanding tour guide and the two hour trip just flew by, full of interesting anecdotes about Albufeira's history and we had a fabulous time with marvellous views of the beaches! Fred was passionate about Albufeira and sustainable eco-tourism and his lively banter was an important feature of the tour. Highly recommended!!

Antonio was an exceptionally gracious tour host offering thoughtful commentary on the villages and coastlines. Went out of his way to make our trip very enjoyable and memorable! I would highly refer Antonio to other travelers!

Everything was really great, everything was well organized! (The only downside was that the exact pick-up time was not known until 11 p.m. the day before)! To recommend!!!

An excellent way to see the sights and beaches and to learn some of the history .