Things to do in Loulé

Our most recommended things to do in Loulé

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.

Albufeira: MiniGolf Adventure Park Entry Ticket

2. Albufeira: MiniGolf Adventure Park Entry Ticket

Located in the heart of Albufeira, MiniGolf Adventure Park promises fun and entertainment to all who visit. With unique facilities, the conditions are perfect for you to perfect your game. Work your way around the 20-hole course, with magnificent waterfalls in the background. If you have never played mini-golf before, now is your chance to learn. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings while relaxing and having fun with family and friends.

Vilamoura: Family Golf Park Game

3. Vilamoura: Family Golf Park Game

Enjoy a fun mini-golf game with your friends and family at Family Golf Park. Play the entertaining, Roman themed courses set in a beatiful garden. Family Golf Park is a leisure and entertainment space designed for the whole family, where adults and children can experience the thrills of a Super Mini-golf course. The park is located in an area surrounded by green spaces where you will find two hundred species of trees and plants in a setting containing replicas of Roman monuments. Suitable for all ages, the Family Golf Park combines healthy competition, learning and outdoor activity, where you are invited to overcome the challenges along the two 18-hole courses: the Via Appia, devoted to the history of the Roman Empire, and the Via Lusitânia, devoted to the Roman Empire’s occupation of the Iberian Peninsula. And to make the experience even more exciting, at every hole, you will find important facts about the Roman period in the Iberian Peninsula.

Krazy World Interactive Zoo & Park Entrance

4. Krazy World Interactive Zoo & Park Entrance

Visit an interactive zoo with activities for the entire family. Interact with and feed dwarf goats, llamas, and deer at the petting farm. Explore the new dinosaur exhibit at the Terra Exotika See the biggest snake in Europe in the Reptile Pavillion. View and interact with several species of exotic animals such as the birds in the aviary, wallabies, and lemurs. After the visit to the animals enjoy lunch at our restaurant, viewing one of our many presentations with animals. Take a refreshing swim in the swimming pool or jump down the water slide. Enjoy various activities such as tree climbing, pedal karts, inflatables, pony rides, or the 18-hole mini-golf circuit. For colder or rainy days there is a large indoor area with a restaurant, inflatable bouncy castle, and stage for animal presentations.

Loulé: Quinta da Tôr Winery, Wine Tasting Experience

5. Loulé: Quinta da Tôr Winery, Wine Tasting Experience

Quinta da Tôr is a local family-owned winery in Algarve, learn about and taste more of the Algarve region. Try 4 different wines from the winery with traditional bread and olive oil from the property. There is a lounge area with a breathtaking view of the vineyard and you can refresh yourself at the infinity pool. The 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 and wildlife of the area. Indulge in a wine tasting with 4 different wines selected around your preferences (whites, rosés and/or reds). Select from the groupings: Classic Wines, Oaky Wines, Brave Wines, and Golden Algibre Wines.

Loulé: 3-Hour Food and Historical Center Tour

6. 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.

From Algarve Coast: Day Trip by Bus to Loule Market

7. From Algarve Coast: Day Trip by Bus to Loule Market

Experience the traditional Portuguese market town of Loule on this day trip from various locations on the Algarve coast. Explore the largest covered market in southern Portugal to find everything from local handcrafted items to seasonal produce.  Board a spacious, comfortable, and airconditioned bus at your accommodations in select areas along the Algarve coast and relax on the scenic ride to the town of Loule. Feel like a local as you shop for Portuguese crafts and delicacies at the Loule Market.  Have plenty of time to visit the traditional fresh produce market, a hive of activity since 1908, and the well-known Roma market on the outskirts of the town. Enjoy free time to see the Castle and its archaeological museum. Spend some free time going for a pleasant stroll through the streets of the city full of shops and attractive esplanade. Return to your hotel by bus at the end of your day trip. 

Loulé: Saint Barbara Miners Patron Art Collection Ticket

8. Loulé: Saint Barbara Miners Patron Art Collection Ticket

Saint Barbara, Patroness of Miners and Other Trades, is a unique art collection housed underground in Loule. Descend to a depth of 230 meters under the city of Loule to a majestic natural underground rock salt chamber. Discover the history of Saint Barbara who is traditionally the patron saint of miners, military people, gunsmiths, and anyone else working with explosives. She is the protector against thunder, lightning and explosive gunpowder accidents.  An impressive number of pieces of art, some hundreds of years old, are displayed in the exhibition, along with explanations that tell a unique life story. Parallel to the collection, in a different mine chamber, is a contemporary view from Klaus Zylla. This painting exhibition shows you Saint Barbara's life in 12 paintings of warm colors and provocative motifs. Take time to visit both exhibitions and listen to Saint Barbara's miner's songs.

Algarve: Landscapes, Villages, and Traditional Products Tour

9. Algarve: Landscapes, Villages, and Traditional Products Tour

Go on an excursion by bus and get the chance to see the real Algarve. Take in the beautiful landscapes, visit remote villages, and observe the local people and their customs on a guided tour. Begin with hotel pickup from your address in the Algarve. Stop first in Loulé and walk through the historic old town where you'll have the opportunity to witness the traditional Algarvian art of basket weaving using palm leaves. Visit the market for fresh and traditional products, and take in views of the peaceful Algarvian countryside. Continue along the mountain range and visit the typical village of Querença, the Salir archaeological museum, and the Barranco do Velho distillery. This will be followed by a visit to the beautiful village of Alte, considered the most picturesque village in the Algarve. Take some time to enjoy a lovely meal (at your own expense) and wander a place full of charm and tradition.

From Vilamoura: Traditional Algarve Full-Day Trip

10. From Vilamoura: Traditional Algarve Full-Day Trip

Immerse yourself in traditional Algarvian villages on this day trip from Vilamoura. Try local flavors as you taste regional brandy at a distillery in the village of Barranco do Velho. Be picked up from the meeting point in Vilamoura. Sit back and enjoy the scenic drive to the ancient city of Loulé. Stop and walk through a colorful local market where you can find a diverse selection of regional products. Drive to the hilltop village of Querença. Take some photos of the picturesque white buildings in this town. Visit the Nossa Sra. Da Assunção church which and admire its Portuguese gilded work and 17th-century paintings and tiling.  Continue to the village of Salir to stop at the archaeological museum which has a glass floor above the 12th-century foundations of an old castle. Drive to the village of Barranco do Velho to taste Arbutus Brandy at a local distillery.  Have a delicious lunch in the well-preserved traditional village of Alte which is composed of whitewashed houses and a charming canal. Return to your starting point at the end of your tour. 

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What people are saying about Loulé

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 472 reviews

Hi, It was a great experience and hospitality. I made a mistake in my booking but still they accommodated us on the day. Perfect place for a night relaxing afternoon. Will try to visit in August when I could see the vineyards with full of grapes. Thanks

We really enjoyed our experience down in the Salt Mines. We have visited Loule many times before but we only discovered that they existed under the City this week!!! Alex was a great guide & very informative. Anne & Ian

Excellent trip in the rain which added to the experience. Delicious wines and the food was superb. Paulo was a fabulous informative host. Highly recommend

An amazing tour, Alex was very knowledgeable and helpful. I would highly recommend this place to everyone.

Absolutely brilliant time - staff very polite and helpful