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Loulé: Quinta da Tôr Winery Guided Tour & Wine Tasting

1. Loulé: Quinta da Tôr Winery Guided Tour & Wine Tasting

Visit Quinta da Tôr, a local family-owned winery in Algarve, and learn more about wine making as well as what makes it so special in the Algarve region. Taste 4 different wines from the winery with traditional bread and olive oil from the region. Algarve is known for its amazing beaches, golf courses and famous caves, but for some years now the wineries have become one of the highlights of the region, gaining recognition both nationally and internationally. During your tour of the winery you will not only see the facilities of the winery, but also learn more about the unique climate here: the low temperatures in the winter and high temperatures in the Summer, which allows Algarve to have a good and balanced maturation of the 7 grapes that its land has to offer (Touriga Nacional, Sirah, Carbernet Sauvignon, Aragonez, Siria, Arinto, Chardonnay). After your tour, indulge in a wine tasting with 4 different wines selected around your choice of wine class and type. Select from the groupings: Classic Wines, Oaky Wines, Brave Wines, Premium Wines and Golden Algibre Wines. Taste the regional bread and olive-oil with your wine.

Algarve: Jeep Safari with Distillery Visit & Lunch

2. Algarve: Jeep Safari with Distillery Visit & Lunch

Get off the beaten track and into the heart of the Algarve on an exciting Jeep Safari. Travel through outstanding landscapes, visit a small distillery, and enjoy a delicious local lunch. Hop in your jeep for a safari through southern Portugal. You'll go down dales, across streams, and traverse meadows as part of this exciting adventure. Marvel at the scenery of an area almost untouched by time. Enjoy driving down winding earthen tracks to some of the most fascinating places in the Algarve. Visit tiny white-washed villages where time seems to stand still. Stop by a local distillery where the brave can taste “Medronho”, the very potent local drink. Enjoy watching honey produced the old way in this traditional environment, then finish off your adventure with a delicious lunch in a local restaurant.

Loulé: 3-Hour Food and Historical Center Tour

3. Loulé: 3-Hour Food and Historical Center Tour

This food through through Loulé allows visitors an excellent opportunity to taste the varied cuisine of the city, as well as traditional Algarve and Portuguese dishes. Choose between a private or group tour. The tour will begin with a walk through the historical center of Loulé, where you can admire the architecture of its palatial buildings, as well as that of the more commonplace street commerce area and its squares, monuments, and gardens. Along the way you will stop at three restaurants and taverns which are famous among locals. Taste seven different tapas accompanied by tasty Portuguese wine. To conclude the experience, visit an old cafe to taste a famous regional sweet. You can also choose to drink a coffee or tea and try a local brandy. It is around food and drink that so many people meet, get to know one another, share memories, and create lasting bonds. Thus there is no better way to discover Loulé and its traditions than on a food tour.

Albufeira: Volkswagen T2 Algarve Wine Tour

4. Albufeira: Volkswagen T2 Algarve Wine Tour

Get picked up from your hotel and board a charismatic Volkswagen T2 for a 3-hour wine experience. Upon arrival, you will be welcomed with an explanation of the winery and its special wines. See the Algarve in a unique way and learn about the history of the region, gaining insight into its culture with knowledge from local experts, as you admire the beauty of the region. Choose from a private tour with just your group or a public tour open to others while you visit a local winery. Following that, you will have the opportunity to take part in a wine tasting consisting of red, white, and rosé. Enjoy sipping your wine as you admire tranquil countryside.

From Albufeira: Algarve Coast Tour in a VW T2

5. From Albufeira: Algarve Coast Tour in a VW T2

After pickup from your accommodation in a classic Volkswagen T2 van, set out on a 4-hour nature tour to explore Algarve. Your trip will be punctuated with history and local knowledge, and since there's no rush, there will be plenty of time to explore the places you'll visit. Your first stop will be at the Chapel of Senhora da Rocha with its fascinating history and breathtaking views. Then, continue on toward Lagoa dos Salgados, a unique bird sanctuary in the Algarve, where you can find flamingos in some times of the year. Next, proceed to Evaristo Beach where you can walk along its curious rock formations. Finally, before heading back to your hotel or accommodation, you'll visit the picturesque and cozy beach of Ninho de Andorinha where the sea hides without letting you see the horizon.

From the Algarve: Quarteira Market and Vilamoura Day Trip

6. From the Algarve: Quarteira Market and Vilamoura Day Trip

Set off on a two-part tour to experience some highlights of Quarteira. Check out the local market, where a guide will make sure you get the best deal on a wide range of products. Head then to explore the iconic Vilamoura marina at your own pace. This is your chance to pick up some real bargains in the busy local market in Quarteira. Soak up the local flavor alongside a guide. Head next to nearby Vilamoura to enjoy some free time at the largest private marina in Europe. This marina is one of the most visited in the world, neatly surrounded by shops, cafés, and bars. Wander its boulevard and take in the pretty sea views. Pick up some more wares or stop for a drink or coffee.

Albufeira/Vilamoura: Volkswagen T2 Algarve Flavors Tour

7. Albufeira/Vilamoura: Volkswagen T2 Algarve Flavors Tour

After pickup from your accommodation, board a classic Volkswagen T2 for a 4-hour flavors tour and get ready to see and taste the Algarve in a unique way. Punctuated with fascinating history and local knowledge, you’ll begin to discover the rich palates of Portugal’s southern coast.  Begin with a stop at the Loulé Market, a picturesque market and probably the most beautiful in the Algarve, in which you will discover and taste new products. Later visit a cozier market in Almancil and meet local producers and have a picnic with local products. From there, proceed to Quinta da Tôr or Quinta do Canhoto. They are famous wine producers in the Algarve. Following a guided tour to this beautiful place, enjoy a tasting of 3 different flavored wines.

From Lisbon: Algarve 2-Day Private Tour

8. 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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Absolutely recommendable tour. The guide was super friendly, helpful and fun for everyone. He was also able to shine with his extensive knowledge. The tour itself was awesome. Starting with the punctuality of the driver to the goose bumps at the top of the mountain. Fun for young and old. We will not forget the day!

Very nice tour. Best driver/guide. Was very fun. The wine tasting is very extensive. You take your time with the guests. For the price an absolutely recommendable event.

Absolutely lovely tour and tasting! We ordered tapas extra that were just amazing. 100% recommend. The tour was beautiful.

Absolutely lovely experience. Tour was delivered brilliantly. Food and wine all amazing. Definitely recommend this trip x

Enjoyable trip, Ricardo was a great guide. Took us to various locations and was very fun with a nice lunch.