1. Portugal
  2. Algarve
  3. Portimão
  4. Castle of Silves

Portimão & Carvoeiro: Algarve Heritage Tour in VW T2 Van

Product ID: 248357
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Take a 4-hour tour of the beautiful Algarve region in a charismatic VW T2 van. Learn about local history and culture, visiting some of the area’s vast historical, architectural, and archeological sites.
About this activity
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Duration: 4 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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  • Enjoy the rich and historical heritage of the Algarve
  • Visit unique places and learn about the people, traditions, and lifestyle
  • Experience a joyful and informative trip like no other in a VW classic van
Full description
After being picked up from your accommodation you will board the charismatic Volkswagen T2 for a 4-hour heritage tour. See the Algarve in a unique way on a trip unlike most other tours. Your trip will be punctuated with a lot of history and local knowledge with will be plenty of time to explore the beauty of the places you will visit.  

On a private tour with just your group or as part of a public tour open to others, begin by walking through the old streets of the old fishing village of Ferragudo. Absorb the architecture of this 500-year-old town before heading towards one of two lighthouses: Alfanzina, or Ponta do Altar where you will have a guided visit to the top of the lighthouse.

Next, proceed to the Silves Municipal Archaeological Museum, built over an 18-meter deep, 4-meter wide well that dates from the Almohad establishment of the city in the 11th century.

Lastly, take a small hike to the Castle of Silves, one of the most visited monuments of the Algarve.
  • Trip in a classic Volkswagen van
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Visit 4 historical/archaeological sites
  • Experienced guide
  • Road trip playlist

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Know before you go
• The minimum number of people required for this tour is 2
• Please check the weather forecast and dress accordingly

From US$ 75.56 per person

Organized by

Happy Van

Product ID: 248357