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Albufeira: MiniGolf Adventure Park Entry Ticket

1. Albufeira: MiniGolf Adventure Park Entry Ticket

Located in the heart of Albufeira, MiniGolf Adventure Park promises fun and entertainment to all who visit. With unique facilities, the conditions are perfect for you to perfect your game. Work your way around the 20-hole course, with magnificent waterfalls in the background. If you have never played mini-golf before, now is your chance to learn. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings while relaxing and having fun with family and friends.

Loulé: TechSalt’s Rock-Salt Mine Tour

2. Loulé: TechSalt’s Rock-Salt Mine Tour

Enjoy a guided visit to the TechSalt salt mine and learn about geology, the history of the mine, and the rock salt mining economy of the area. Descend to a depth of 230 meters under the city of Loulé as you are escorted along an underground route. Discover more about the evolution of rock salt mining processes as well as the economic importance of the mine in the region. Admire the vast chambers of ancient rock formations, some of which date back over 230 million years.

Loulé: Quinta da Tôr Winery Guided Tour & Wine Tasting

3. Loulé: Quinta da Tôr Winery Guided Tour & Wine Tasting

Explore the Quinta da Tôr in Loulé on a guided tour. Discover the rich tradition of winemaking in the Algarve region as you taste 4 different wines produced at this family-owned winery, along with traditional bread and olive oil produced in the area. Take a break from the beaches, golf courses, and party scene of the Algarve with a guided tour of the Quinta da Tôr winery. During your tour, discover the onsite facilities with your guide and learn more about the cultivation process of excellent wines that are internationally recognized. Learn more about the unique climate that allows Algarve to have a balanced maturation of the 7 grapes found in the region, namely Touriga Nacional, Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Aragonez, Siria, Arinto, and 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. Pair with some delicious regional bread and homemade olive oil.

Algarve: Krazy World Interactive Park Entry Ticket

4. Algarve: Krazy World Interactive Park Entry Ticket

Step into Krazy World for a full day of family fun. Experience the interactive petting farm and reptile pavilion. Cool off in the pool with water slide or at the Spray Park, play a game of mini golf, ride the pedal karts or even swing through the trees on the ropes course. A full day out, great for all ages. Open all year round. Enjoy lunch at our restaurant, viewing one of our many presentations with animals. For colder or rainy days there is a large indoor area with a restaurant, inflatable bouncy castle, and stage for animal presentations.

Vilamoura: Family Golf Park Game

5. Vilamoura: Family Golf Park Game

Enjoy a fun mini-golf game with your friends and family at Family Golf Park. Play the entertaining, Roman themed courses set in a beatiful garden. Family Golf Park is a leisure and entertainment space designed for the whole family, where adults and children can experience the thrills of a Super Mini-golf course. The park is located in an area surrounded by green spaces where you will find two hundred species of trees and plants in a setting containing replicas of Roman monuments. Suitable for all ages, the Family Golf Park combines healthy competition, learning and outdoor activity, where you are invited to overcome the challenges along the two 18-hole courses: the Via Appia, devoted to the history of the Roman Empire, and the Via Lusitânia, devoted to the Roman Empire’s occupation of the Iberian Peninsula. And to make the experience even more exciting, at every hole, you will find important facts about the Roman period in the Iberian Peninsula.

Loulé: St. Barbara Art Collection w/Guided Salt Mine Tour

6. Loulé: St. Barbara Art Collection w/Guided Salt Mine Tour

Discover the underground art exhibition dedicated to Saint Barbara, the patron saint of miners. Head 230 meters below the city of Loulé and admire various pieces of art before continuing on a guided tour of the vast salt mines. Arrive at the meeting point and descend 230 meters. Then, step into the underground art exhibit dedicated to Saint Barbara, the patron saint of miners. Uncover the life and legacy of Saint Barbara through the extensive art exhibition, with some pieces dating back hundreds of years. Enjoy a contemporary view of her life in the form of 12 paintings by artist Klaus Zylla. In this second exhibition, view warm colors and provocative motifs. Explore both exhibitions at your own pace and listen to Saint Barbara's miner songs. After visiting Santa Barbara's exhibit, put on your safety equipment and embark on a 1.3-km guided walking tour of the salt mines. Marvel at the vast chambers of ancient rock formations, some of which date back over 230 million years. Learn about regional geology, the evolution of rock-salt mining, the economic importance of the mine in the region, and the role of salt around the world.

From Algarve Coast: Day Trip by Bus to Loule Market

7. 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. 

From Algarve: To Lisbon, Private Tour & Drop-off

8. From Algarve: To Lisbon, Private Tour & Drop-off

Enjoy a secure and reliable private transfer from any location in the Algarve to Lisbon. Sit back and relax as you arrive at your destination with comfort and style. Enjoy air conditioning and water on a direct trip to your chosen location. Avoid the stress of public transportation or having to organize trips once in the Algarve. Take advantage of pick-up from anywhere in Algarve (Faro District): Albufeira, Alcoutim, Aljezur, Castro Marim, Faro, Lagoa, Lagos, Loulé, Monchique, Olhão, Portimão, São Brás de Alportel, Silves, Tavira, Vila do Bispo, Vila Real de Santo António including - Sagres. Save your self from carrying luggage and make the journey enjoyable in your modern vehicle. Admire the views of the Portuguese countryside along the way. Optional Stop, in Évora city or any one city along the way. Évora is the capital of Portugal's south-central Alentejo region. In the city's historic center stands the ancient Roman Temple of Évora (also called the Temple of Diana). Nearby, whitewashed houses surround the Cathedral of Évora, a massive Gothic structure begun in the 12th century. The Igreja de São Francisco features Gothic and baroque architecture along with the skeleton-adorned Chapel of Bones. Arrive at your destination feeling refreshed and relaxed after a stress-free trip.

Albufeira: Olhão Market, Tavira, Faro & Ria Formosa Day Trip

9. Albufeira: Olhão Market, Tavira, Faro & Ria Formosa Day Trip

Take a private day trip from Albufeira to the eastern Algarve. Go shopping at Olhão Market for local products, then follow your guide to Tavira City to admire the long beach. Visit the Islamic Museum to see the archaeological collection before exploring Faro Old Town's cobbled streets. After pickup at Albufeira, visit the Municipal Market of Olhão, which was built in 1912 and inaugurated four years later. Admire the iron and glass architecture of the building and its brick structure. See the fish, fruit, and vegetables on sale at this market, and buy things if you want. Continue to Tavira, a city on the River Gilão on the Algarve coast, near the Ria Formosa Natural Park. Admire the beach and marvel at the salt flats that attract flamingos, spoonbills, and other birds. Gaze at the castle and the Church of Santa Maria do Castelo, which houses the tombs of 7 knights. Afterward, go to the Islamic Center of Tavira Museum, which was inaugurated in 2012, and explore an archaeological collection from the Islamic period. Next, head to Faro to admire the neoclassical Arco da Vila. Learn how the monumental arch leads to the old town's cobbled streets near the 13th-century Cathedral of Faro. Take in the wonderful view over The Ria Formosa, a salt marsh that extends across many municipalities in the Algarve. Discover how the natural park stretches across Loulé, Faro, Olhão, Tavira, and Vila Real de Santo António, covering an area of approximately 18,400 hectares from your guide's commentary. Afterward, return to Albufeira for drop-off at your hotel.

Loulé: Saint Barbara Miners Patron Art Collection Ticket

10. Loulé: Saint Barbara Miners Patron Art Collection Ticket

Saint Barbara, Patroness of Miners and Other Trades, is a unique art collection housed underground in Loule. Descend to a depth of 230 meters under the city of Loule to a majestic natural underground rock salt chamber. Discover the history of Saint Barbara who is traditionally the patron saint of miners, military people, gunsmiths, and anyone else working with explosives. She is the protector against thunder, lightning and explosive gunpowder accidents.  An impressive number of pieces of art, some hundreds of years old, are displayed in the exhibition, along with explanations that tell a unique life story. Parallel to the collection, in a different mine chamber, is a contemporary view from Klaus Zylla. This painting exhibition shows you Saint Barbara's life in 12 paintings of warm colors and provocative motifs. Take time to visit both exhibitions and listen to Saint Barbara's miner's songs.

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Really enjoyed this experience. Had a tour of the winery for approx 30 minutes and then 4 wines to taste with bread and cheese board (optional extra). Everything was great value for money and the setting is just beautiful. The outdoor patio area with large swimming pool (ideal in the hotter months) and the stunning scenery as a backdrop made for a beautiful afternoon sipping wine in the sun. The staff were also very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended!

This is my second trip to the Quinta da Tôr winery and it’s absolutely amazing each time, the value for money is amazing, tour, four wines, fresh, warm homemade bread and home made olive oil included. The prices of any extras are very good too, pool and the property is lovely. It’s a must for any wine lover visiting Faro and the nearby area. We will be back!

Awesome guide very informative and fun. Vineyard was lovely, wine was delicious as was the homemade bread! Would highly recommend

Really fascinating tour. You learn all about the history and operation of the mining operation. Well worth the time and money.

Fun course in a beautiful setting, great experience