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Lagoa: Morgado do Quintão Estate Lunch and Wine Tasting

1. Lagoa: Morgado do Quintão Estate Lunch and Wine Tasting

Located between Silves, Monchique, and Lagoa, take your seat at on the estate of a family-owned property with some of the oldest vineyards in the Algarve. Join in a tasting experience that explores the history of the estate, its unique terroir, and its exciting wines while you savor a simple, hearty Algarvian farmers' table lunch.  Gather under a 2,000 year-old tree overlooking old negra mole vines, inside a vintage olive press, or inside the main house and share a simple but tasty multi-course menu paired with 3-4 wines.  After the casual lunch, delight in fascinating stories of Algarve’s landmark vineyard estate over coffee or as you stroll the property in the presence of the resident vineyard manager.

Lagoa: Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting

2. Lagoa: Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting

Your experience begins as you are welcomed to Morgado do Quintão for a walk around the estate to observe the vineyards. This will also include a brief introduction to the local grape varieties. Following that, enjoy a tour of the grounds throughout a wine-tasting experience that explores the history of the estate, as well as the terroir-driven wines. You will also learn of the estate's plans for the future as they continue to create Algarve’s landmark wines. Your guides will also tell you all about Algarve’s local grape varieties as you enjoy a tasting 3-4 of their wines. As you sample the wines you can learn about how they're made, as well as how to best pair them with food.

Portimão: Algarve Wine Tour in a VW T2 Van

3. Portimão: Algarve Wine Tour in a VW T2 Van

See the Algarve from a unique perspective as you travel around the wine-growing region in a Volkswagen T2 van. Your trip will be punctuated with a lot of history and local knowledge while you explore the beauty of the region.   After getting picked up from your accommodation, board the charismatic Volkswagen T2 for a 2-hour wine tour. On a private tour with just your group or as part of a public tour open to others, visit a local winery (Quinta do Francês Winery, Monte do Além or Dos Santos). Upon arrival, be welcomed with a guided visit of the winery and the cellar, while you learn about its unique wines and how they are produced in the Demarcated Region of the Algarve. Later, enjoy a tasting of 4 delicious red, white, and rosé wines and feel free to purchase some extra bottles as souvenirs. Get dropped off back at your hotel at the end of your tasting.

Portimão & Lagoa: Romantic Picnic at Sunset

4. Portimão & Lagoa: Romantic Picnic at Sunset

Board a vintage Volkswagen T2 van for a 2-hour romantic and exclusive experience in the Portimão or Albufeira area. After being picked up from your accommodation by your guide, be escorted to a cozy beach and enjoy a picnic made from regional products while you soak in a stunning Portuguese sunset. Relish the views of the beautiful cliffs over the sea and take time to snap some unforgettable pictures. After this experience, you will be guided to your romantic spot where a tipi and a lovely picnic will be waiting for you. Vegan and Vegetarian options are available.

Portimão/Carvoeiro: Volkswagen T2 Algarve Flavors Tour

5. Portimão/Carvoeiro: Volkswagen T2 Algarve Flavors Tour

After pickup from your accommodation, board a classic Volkswagen T2 for a 4-hour flavor tour and get ready to see and taste the Algarve in a unique way. Punctuated with fascinating history and local knowledge, discover the rich palates of Portugal’s southern coast, complete with a road trip playlist. Start with a stop at the Convent'Bio. This space belonged to the Carmelitas Calçados d 'Alagoa Convent and was founded in 1551 under the influence of Queen D. Catarina. The space was abandoned before being recently recovered and transformed into a local store, café, and biological market. Whilst there, drink orange juice or tea. Following that, visit the picturesque Market of Silves to discover and taste some new Algarve products. Then, have a nice picnic with local products. After, proceed to Quinta do Francês to admire its unique views, before encountering one of the most famous wine producers of the Algarve. Conclude the experience with a tasting of 3 different flavored wines.

Portimão & Lagoa: Algarve Sunset Trip in a VW T2 Van

6. Portimão & Lagoa: Algarve Sunset Trip in a VW T2 Van

After being collected from your accommodation, begin your sunset tour of about 2.5 hours. It will begin with you boarding your classic Volkswagen "camper van" with your soulmate, your friends or your family. Expect good music playlists, good company and all-around good vibes on your journey to the sunset. The first stop will be in Ferragudo, for a tour in this beatuful town. After arriving at the ocean near Farol da Ponta do Altar, you will be able to relax, sit back, drink a glass of good Portuguese wine, eat local snacks, and capture the beauty of the scenery. Listen to the waves and birds, whilst feeling the sun and the wind on your skin. Rejoice with your companions and enjoy this breathtaking yet simple pleasure in life. Additional music and photography for groups can even be hired before the trip.

Portimão: 3.5-Hour Food and Historical Center Tour

7. Portimão: 3.5-Hour Food and Historical Center Tour

This foodie tour through Portimão 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, and one including a meeting point or hotel pickup and drop-off in a classic Volkswagen T2. The tour will begin at the door of the Museum of Portimão, with a walk through the riverside area and historical center of this city, 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 3 restaurants and taverns which are famous among locals. Taste 7 different tapas accompanied by tasty Portuguese wine. To conclude the experience, visit an artisan confectionery to taste a famous regional sweet. Choose to end the tour with a coffee or tea and try a local brandy. It is around food and drinks that people meet, get to know one another, share memories, and create lasting bonds. Thus there is no better way to discover Portimão and its traditions than on a food tour.

From Albufeira: Private Lagos Tour Whith Wine Tasting

8. From Albufeira: Private Lagos Tour Whith Wine Tasting

Drive deep into the vibrant culture, rich history, and striking scenery of Lagos with a private day trip from Albufeira. In this tour, you can choose to take an optional boat ride to see the incredible rock formations at Ponta da Piedade Stroll through the relaxed city center, with a variety of charming shops and typical restaurants. Purchase lunch if you're feeling hungry, then move on to the stunning Praia da Rocha. Gaze at the imposing cliffs and see the Portimao Marina. Admire wonderful views over the Santa Catarina Fort as you drive through the old part of the city on the way to the winery. Reach the 44-hectare estate, considered one of the best vineyards in the Algarve region. Take in the natural beauty of the property and enjoy a wine tasting.

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Absolutely amazing, one of the most surreal experiences of my life. Paulo and his wife are some of the nicest people I've ever met and could not do enough for the both of us. I contacted them to arrange a proposal which was ruined as the weather was against us but at a moments notice Paulo came up with a plan B and made mine and tayla's experience one to remember!! Tayla said yes by the way

Excellent experience from start to finish! Our host Lucia was knowledgeable and friendly! Great information about Portuguese wines and the wine Food pairing was delicious! This is a must for your visit!

Paolo picked us up from hotel in a wonderful purple T2 and took us around Portmao to show us the harbour before arriving at the vineyard. It was a fantastic trip and lovely wine and tapas.

Great trip in a classic VW, very welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable guide. Visited a lovely vin yard. Would highly recommend.

Great trip! Very knowledgable about the winery and great range of wine available to taste!