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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.

From Algarve Coast: Day Trip by Bus to Loule Market

2. 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: 3-Hour Food and Historical Center Tour

3. 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.

Algarve: Landscapes, Villages, and Traditional Products Tour

4. 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.

Albufeira/Vilamoura: Volkswagen T2 Algarve Flavors Tour

5. Albufeira/Vilamoura: Volkswagen T2 Algarve Flavors Tour

After pickup from your accommodation, board a classic Volkswagen T2 for a 4-hour flavors tour and get ready to see and taste the Algarve in a unique way. Punctuated with fascinating history and local knowledge, you’ll begin to discover the rich palates of Portugal’s southern coast.  Begin with a stop at the Loulé Market, a picturesque market and probably the most beautiful in the Algarve, in which you will discover and taste new products. Later visit a cozier market in Almancil and meet local producers and have a picnic with local products. From there, proceed to Quinta da Tôr or Quinta do Canhoto. They are famous wine producers in the Algarve. Following a guided tour to this beautiful place, enjoy a tasting of 3 different flavored wines.

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We were the only people on this fantastic tour, so it was more or less private. Paulo of happyvan.pt showed us the historic center of Loulé, while telling all kinds of stories about its history from centuries ago till very recent. He knows this place very well. He is very attentive in picking up what you find interesting and what can be mentioned but does not need elaboration. And it’s not only history he knows about, he also told us about culture and typical Portuguese beliefs and habits, which make the stories come alive more. His English is very good, so no trouble understanding each other. Paulo is a very pleasant person to talk to, it felt like a walk and meal with an friend. The food we tasted in 3 different places (5 courses in total) was typical Portuguese, but not all tradition. Some parts were with a modern twist. We ended the evening with a tasting of amêndoa amarga, which is great also. Even though we did some walking, we felt quite full after all this.

Great time, we enjoyed the visit with Elodie as well as the wine tasting, we ordered some to continue the pleasure once at home! Pleasant terrace with swimming pool, very good tapas! We highly recommend, thank you for the welcome ☺️

Absolutely lovely tour and tasting! We ordered tapas extra that were just amazing. 100% recommend. The tour was beautiful.

Absolutely lovely experience. Tour was delivered brilliantly. Food and wine all amazing. Definitely recommend this trip x

Such good value, really enjoyed our tour and tasting. 10/10!