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Portimão & Carvoeiro: Fishing Industry Tour

Product ID: 241142
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Discover the history of Portimão in a charismatic vintage Volkswagen van. Learn about the history of the fishing industry of the region, and enjoy a traditional lunch in a local restaurant.
About this activity
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Duration: 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese

Pickup included

Pickup from your accommodation in Carvoeiro, Ferragudo or Lagoa.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the old fishing port of Ferragudo
  • Tour the only canned fish factory in the town
  • Take a tour of the local museum, a restored factory building
  • Enjoy a full traditional lunch
Full description
After being picked up from your accommodation by your guide, board a vintage Volkswagen T2 van for a 6 to 7 hours tour around Portimão. The first stop is at the fishing port of Ferragudo. Meet the local fisherman, see the local boats, the nets, and the catch of the day. Take a guided visit to the only canned fish factory in the region: Conserveira do Arade (Saboreal). Here, young entrepreneurs strive to keep the local traditions alive. 

Following the tour of the factory, visit The Museum of Portimão. Here you will learn about the history of sardine fishing and canning within the region. The museum features exhibits on the area's archaeology and has an interactive recreation of the production lines and daily working life during its heyday.

After the tour of the museum, enjoy a full lunch in a local restaurant comprising of soup, grilled tuna with fried egg, french fries, and vegetables. Enjoy a glass of wine with your meal along with dessert and coffee, with an excellent view of the port from the restaurant.

Finally, visit Maria do Mar, a well known canned fish shop where you can find and buy lots of varieties of canned fish as souvenirs of your tour.
Includes
  • Trip in a classic Volkswagen van
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees
  • Full lunch
  • Experienced guide
  • Road trip playlist
Not suitable for
  • Children under 2 years

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes
Know before you go
• The minimum number of people required for this tour is 2 people
• This tour is not suitable for babies
• Please check the weather forecast and dress accordlingly