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Our most recommended Algarve Bus & Minivan Tours

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.

Faro: Guided Benagil Cave and Marinha Beach Tour

2. Faro: Guided Benagil Cave and Marinha Beach Tour

After gathering at the tour meeting point, your van will depart from Faro for the approximately hour-long journey after which you will arrive to Benagil Beach. It will be from this location, together with your instructor, that you will enter the cave. It will take between 5 and 10 minutes to enter the cave, after which you will have 40 minutes inside to enjoy its unique environment. You can choose to spend your time taking photos, swimming, and just generally relaxing. It will soon be time to head to Marinha Beach, which is considered the most beautiful beach in Portugal. At this location you will have an hour to discover the amazing cliffs and views, following which you will head back to Faro.

Faro: Hop On Hop Off City Tour by Tourist Train

3. Faro: Hop On Hop Off City Tour by Tourist Train

Relax and enjoy a Faro tour on a special tourist train. During this tour, you will visit beautiful and important monuments of the city, including Old City, the Jardim Manuel Bivar, Igreja da Misericórdia, Sé de Faro, Teatro Lethes, Igreja do Carmo, Igreja São Pedro, Zona Comercial da Baixa de Faro, pass by the lagoon Ria Formosa and the new town. Via a multilingual audio system, learn curious facts and secrets as you pass by each location. Your ticket is valid for a full day, so you can stop at any of our stops, explore the surroundings and hop back in to the next stop. The stops are: Praça D. Francisco Gomes (where our tour starts), Jardim da Alameda, Ermida de Santo António, Mercado da Cidade e Igreja do Carmo.

Azores: São Miguel and Lagoa do Fogo Hiking Trip

4. Azores: São Miguel and Lagoa do Fogo Hiking Trip

Explore the impressive landscapes and amazing panoramas on a hiking trip to São Miguel. In the area of “Lagos”, start the trail on a dirt road that will get considerably steeper for the first 3 km, at which point you will meet an irrigation channel that will lead you to Lagoa do Fogo. Wander along an easy path through the forest, where soon you will find yourself hiking inside the crater, with its massive walls of greenery all around you. Reaching the shores of this famous lake, take a break and enjoy a picnic lunch of regional products with a view. Setting off once more, continue upwards slightly for better views of the lake and then head back down to the starting point through another steep and winding trail, with views of the south coast and the Islet of Vila Franca do Campo along the way. Return to the starting point while enjoying another perspective of the south coast and the Atlantic Ocean. Visit the bathing zone of Caloura, or Agua D’Alto Beach, where you can practice snorkeling.

Tavira: Hop-On Hop-Off Tourist Train

5. Tavira: Hop-On Hop-Off Tourist Train

Hop on the tourist train of Tavira and enjoy a tour around the city to see its main sights. Explore the old city with its many monuments and beautiful churches. Hop off at the various stops if you wish to explore the sites further. See the ruins of Tavira Castle, a ruined fortress that once guarded this fishing town from raiding pirates. Learn about the history of the landmarks you see with onboard commentary provided. Ride past the Tavira Salines, shallow salt evaporation ponds where you can observe seagulls, waders, and several other water birds. Benefit from a convenient and efficient way of exploring the charming city of Tavira.

From Algarve: Traditional Algarve Villages Day Trip by Bus

6. From Algarve: Traditional Algarve Villages Day Trip by Bus

Experience Algarve's stunning landscapes and villages on this tour from select locations on the coast. Have the chance to observe local people and their customs as you visit markets and see craftspeople at work creating traditional products.  Hop aboard an airconditioned bus and relax on the scenic drive to the market town of Loulé. Follow your guide on a walk through the historic old town and witness locals participating in the old traditional Algarvian art of weaving palm leaf baskets.  Stroll through the market which contains a wealth of fresh and traditional products. Get back on the bus and soak up the peaceful Algarvian countryside on a drive along the mountain range. Stop in to see the charming white houses in the town of Querença. Admire the remains of Castelo de Salir in the quaint parish of Salir and make a sop at the distillery in Barranco do Velho. Next, ride to the picturesque village and have free time to get some lunch or to explore the village at your own pace. Return to your hotel at the end of your tour.

Vila Real de Santo Antonio: Guadiana River Cruise with Lunch

7. Vila Real de Santo Antonio: Guadiana River Cruise with Lunch

Join the Guaditur for a scenic river boat cruise, between Portugal and Spain, sailing from Vila Real de Santo Antonio (in Portugal) and anchoring at the timeless village of Foz de Odeleite for an optional cultural walk in the village. Upon arrival at Quinta do Rio, our private farm, you can have a swim and relax before a delicious traditional and Algarvian 3-course lunch is served, including local wine, surrounded with natural beauty and views over the Guadiana River. We offer live portuguese music that creates a lively and "feel-good" environment. On our cruise back enjoy the nature, relax on the top deck or have a refreshing break at the bar. Discover the real food, the real aromas of nature and learn about our culture.

From Lagos: Small-Group 4-Hour Wine Tasting Tour

8. From Lagos: Small-Group 4-Hour Wine Tasting Tour

Enjoy a relaxing wine tasting experience and discover a rich diversity of high-quality wines from a local winery on a 4-hour small-group tour aboard a minivan. Discover three amazing local wines accompanied by a plate of tapas with cheese and sausages. Visit the winery's production room and wooden barrel room to see where the magic takes place. You will then return to Lagos via the region's stunning countryside, to stop and see the famous Algarve oranges, ancient Cork trees, and some of the oldest villages of the region. Enjoy some free time to visit the ancient Moorish village of Silves, and walk along its cobbled streets making your way up to its castle before you head back to your accommodation in Lagos.

Sagres: Coasteering - Swimming, Cliff Jump & Rock Climbing

9. Sagres: Coasteering - Swimming, Cliff Jump & Rock Climbing

Coasteering is a thrilling combination of swimming, cliff jumping, and rock climbing. Enjoy a unique adventure that allows you to explore the Algarve coastline from a new perspective. Whether you're an experienced thrill-seeker or new to coasteering, professional and friendly guides will take you on an exciting journey through beautiful natural surroundings. Coasteering sessions are perfect for groups, families with children, and individuals. Get fitted with top-of-the-range coasteering safety equipment for your 3-hour adventure during which you will swim in the crystal clear water of the Algarve coast, jump from extraordinary heights and explore hidden caves. All coasteering activities will be suited to the ability of the group. If there are jumps or climbs that you don't feel up to, easier alternatives can be provided.

Algarve: Historic and Cultural Group Tour of West Algarve

10. 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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What people are saying about Algarve

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 413 reviews

Lois was a perfect guide. Punctual, funny and adapted on the fly to what we wanted out of our experience. His humor and knowledge was infectious. I highly recommend his service.

Catia was a great guide. learned a lot about the area on the way. The winery is beautiful and had a lovely time tasting the wine. would definitely recommend

The hiking was great: Into the wild, with wonderful views, comments on flora, and a great guide (Rodrigo, you’re top!). I’d repeat the hike tomorrow :)

Great trip! Very knowledgable about the winery and great range of wine available to taste!

Very friendly guides, a very good experience, great wine. Highly recommended!