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From Albufeira: 4x4 Off-Road Safari & Vineyard Wine Tasting

1. From Albufeira: 4x4 Off-Road Safari & Vineyard Wine Tasting

Cross picturesque villages, orange groves, and dense forests of cork oak on this off-roading adventure in a comfortable 4×4 vehicle on this day trip from Albufeira. Delight your senses with a tasting experience at a local winery.  Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your doorstep in Albufeira. Expereince the thrill of getting off the-beaten-track as you drive off-road. Explore forests and admire sublime views as you traverse hills and valleys. See native cork trees and learn a bit about the cork process along the way. Learn the region's culture from a local. Pass through rolling vineyards where grapes ripen to perfection in the Portuguese sun.  Stop in a local winery to savor several wines that are prepared with fresh bread, cheese, jams, and smoked ham. Return to your accommodation in Albufeira a the end of your day trip. 

From Albufeira: Half-Day Winery Tour and Silves

2. From Albufeira: Half-Day Winery Tour and Silves

Start with pickup from your hotel or resort and travel by a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle through the Algarve countryside. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of cork trees, groves of orange trees, and picturesque villages throughout the journey.  Visit a family-owned winery and take a guided tour of the vineyard and wine cellar. Learn about the history of wine production in the region and the winemaking process. After the tour, enjoy tastings of red, white, and rosé wines produced onsite.  Then, travel to the charming town of Silves. Enjoy some free time in the town and take a leisurely stroll along the cobblestone streets to the impressive Moorish castle which is located at the top of the town. After some time in Silves, return to your hotel in Albufeira.

Albufeira: Leãozinho Barbecue Cruise

3. Albufeira: Leãozinho Barbecue Cruise

Your trip will begin at the Albufeira Marina early in the morning, as you board one of the most classical sailing boats in the Algarve. From here you’ll head towards the western part of the region, passing by S. Rafael, Galé, Salgados, and Armação de Pêra. Throughout the tour your crew will help you by providing you with some vital information which regards to this magnificent landscape. On the beach while food is being prepared by one of your guides, you’ll have the opportunity to visit some caves and rock formations in a small dinghy. The highlight of this adventure will be to try it out typical and authentic barbecued food. Every day, fresh ingredients are bought from the local area to indulge your taste buds

Algarve: Sunset Jeep Safari Tour

4. Algarve: Sunset Jeep Safari Tour

Discover an off the beaten path version of the Algarve countryside aboard a 4WD Jeep. Visit the ancient villages, passing streams and spectacular scenery of Algarve.  You will get to stop at a local river for a swim, visit a small Moorish farm to taste the famous medronho, liqueurs and honey. Learn about the customs such as cork making, and traditions of the rustic villages from a highly knowledgeable guide, who knows all about the local history, nature, lifestyle and landscape you see.  Watch the sunset at one of the highest points in the area and enjoy dinner in a typical restaurant.

From Albufeira: Full-Day Wine Tasting Tour with a Guide

5. From Albufeira: Full-Day Wine Tasting Tour with a Guide

The day begins with pickup from your hotel in Albufeira and heads out into the rolling countryside of the Algarve. Soak up stunning views of the green landscapes that surround you as you make your way to two family-owned wineries. At each winery, learn about the wine making process from grape to glass and taste a selection of fine Portuguese wines. Afterwards, visit the charming town of Silves, boasting picturesque cobblestone streets and an impressive red brick castle. Spend some free time exploring on your own, learn about the rich-history of this Medieval town, and get a sense of Silves' culture as you mingle with the locals. At the end of an unforgettable day, sit back and relax on the return journey to your hotel.

Albufeira: Volkswagen T2 Algarve Wine Tour

6. Albufeira: Volkswagen T2 Algarve Wine Tour

Get picked up from your hotel and board a charismatic Volkswagen T2 for a 3-hour wine experience. Upon arrival, you will be welcomed with an explanation of the winery and its special wines. See the Algarve in a unique way and learn about the history of the region, gaining insight into its culture with knowledge from local experts, as you admire the beauty of the region. Choose from a private tour with just your group or a public tour open to others while you visit a local winery. Following that, you will have the opportunity to take part in a wine tasting consisting of red, white, and rosé. Enjoy sipping your wine as you admire tranquil countryside.

Albufeira: Algarve Coast Guided Tour with Wine Tasting

7. Albufeira: Algarve Coast Guided Tour with Wine Tasting

Enjoy half a day of discoveries in the Algarve region on this guided tour and wine tasting trip. Experience the best of the region, from pristine beaches, secret spots, and dramatic cliff coasts, to sampling some of the region's finest wines. Start in Albufeira with a passage through the marina of Albufeira and a small stop at the lighthouse. Take in a fantastic view over the city before heading to Praia do Arrifes, a beach with three cliffs. Make another beach stop at the popular beach of São Rafael while heading to a small fishing community called Senhora da Rocha, where the pier and beach serve as a refuge for fishermen's boats. The beach is flanked by cliffs, where an old fort and the Chapel of Nossa Senhora da Rocha are located, as well as a tunnel excavated in the rock. Later, visit Praia da Marinha, one of the 100 most beautiful beaches in the world. Afterward, head to one of the best wineries in the Algarve with international recognition and several decades of history and winemaking experience. Explore the natural beauty of the grounds, then round off your trip with a wine tasting, with experienced winemakers passionate about wine production. Conclude the tour with a drop-off back at your hotel.

Albufeira: Sunset Jeep Safari

8. Albufeira: Sunset Jeep Safari

After a nice warm day, the best way to cool down is with an anti–stress tour along the Algarvean fields and their large fruit plantations. You will encounter lush green valleys with small streams and irrigation systems as you make your ascent to the top of the mountain. On your journey, you can stop at a crystal clear spring for relaxation and swimming (weather permitting) and visit a local farm sampling fresh honey and the infamous "firewater" before heading to the highest peak in the area to enjoy a unique and amazing sunset. You can comfortably rely on your driver's knowledge of the area and the history, traditions and way of life of the locals to ensure you get the most out of your trip. The tour will end with a generous dinner served in a mountain restaurant consisting of plenty of food and local wines. This tour is suitable for all ages, and the drivers are able to adapt the route according to your needs and preferences.

From Albufeira: Private Lagos Tour Whith Wine Tasting

9. 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.

Albufeira/Vilamoura: Volkswagen T2 Algarve Flavors Tour

10. 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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What people are saying about Albufeira

It was a lovely tour! The visit to Silves was very informative and interesting. We loved the winery tour and, of course, tasting the delicious wine. By far, the best part was our guide Catia. She was warm and very friendly and had a great sense of humour. She gave us great recommendations on places to eat and drink wine during our stay. Highly recommend!

Bruno, our guide was very accommodating and friendly. We had some complications with our pickup location, but it was handled very professionally and we had a great day.

enjoyed immensely .... provided with more wine information than I have ever seen previously . guide was excellent

Amazing experience with a friendly and knowledgable guide and a beautiful winery tour, tasting and setting

Very passionate guide with a lot of knowledge Wonderful wine, excellent explanation of the wine process