1. Portugal
  2. Algarve
  3. Olhão

Cork Factory Tour

Product ID: 178149
Enjoy this amazing experience to learn more about the national tree of Portugal and this ecological product. On this tour, visitors will discover traditional processes, how cork is selected, and all its possible applications.
About this activity
Duration: 75 minutes
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Select participants, date and language:

Loading...

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit a traditional cork factory
  • Go to a cork shop to see some of the latest uses of cork in fashion accessories
  • Learn more a bout the processes involved in preparing cork
Full description
Visit a traditional cork factory and learn more about the processes involved in preparing and packing cork with your audio guide tour.

Next, visit a cork shop, where you can see some of the latest uses of cork in fashion accessories made of cork fabric.

Cork is the bark of the cork oak, a noble tree with very special characteristics that grows in the Mediterranean and, most particularly, in Portugal, where there are more than 720 thousand hectares of cork forests, as well as a cork industry of considerable economic importance.
Includes
  • Transportation
  • Cork factory tour

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Eco-Cork Factory, Mesquita Baixa, 8150-048 São Brás de Alportel 37.140003, - 7.855236

Open in Google Maps ⟶
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 30 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
Sort by

Very interesting visit to understand the process.

We had a guide for 2 people which allowed us to ask all the questions we wanted. This visit allows you to understand the entire chain from harvest to finished product. Only downside: find the meeting point because there is no street or number. You have to go to Mosquera and to the industrial area. It would be interesting to indicate the GPS coordinates to find more quickly. Longitude: 08. 08. 42 west. latitude: 37. 08. 24 north.

Read more

October 18, 2019

We had a great time with the guides. People who share French in our language. We learned a lot about cork, from its harvest to its manufacture. Very complete visit, very well explained and complete. Thank you

December 5, 2019

Very pleasant guide, spoke French fairly well.

November 22, 2019

Organized by