Thematic Tours

 

Tours based on gastronomy, culture, history and customs of the region. The Algarve is rich in traditions and has an excellent cuisine. Having been occupied by people from different places and cultures, is now a keeper of miscellaneous knowledge that we invite you to come and discover.

Orange Route

This tour is dedicated to the queen fruit of the Algarve – the Orange. Come and discover the different varieties of citrus fruits that exist in each season and learn the diverse usages of the orange.

 

Program:

Beginning: 10 a.m.

– Guided tour to citrus fruits orchard with an explanation on the process of prodution. In the end you can taste a glass of fresh juice and collect fruits to take home.

– Typical lunch

– Visit to a miniature citrus plants nursery. These are good both for decorating and using in recipes.

– Tasting of regional products made with Orange in a tea house (bread, cake, liqueur and tea).

 

Price: 50€ - adult 30€ - children up to 12

Included: Pick up and drop off (west Algarve), guide, water, visit to orchard + orange juice, regional products tasting, visit to nursery.

Not included: lunch

Min: 4 pax

Max: 8 pax

Activity calendar: Wednesdays.

Recommended time of the year: This tour can be made all year, although the best season is the Winter and Spring.

Sardine Route

Algarve has a very important cultural and ethnographic heritage that must be preserved. Come and discover the history of canning industry in Portimão!
 
Program:
- Beggining: 10h - Portimão marina

- Pedestrian walk along Arade river in Portimão (8 km)  

- Visit to Portimão Museum, with an exhibition about the history of tanning industry in Portimão 

- Tasting menu in Maria do Mar

XL plates with three varieties of canned fish: mackerel fillets, sardine or "picas" , all temperate acording to Mediterranean diet principles. 

- Taxi-ferry ride between Ferragudo and Portimão.

 

Distance: 8km

Difficulty: easy

Price: 50€ ; children up to 12 - 20€

Included: Pick up e drop off (west Algarve), guide, water, tasting menu, visit to Museum, taxi-ferry trip.

Min: 2 pax

Max: 8 pax

Activity calendar: from Wednesday to Saturday.

Months: From March to November. In August this route starts at 5 p.m.

Seafood Route

This is a guided walk in land and sea in Alvor River estuary. This area is a shelter for various species of birds. During the walk we are going to see the seafood nurseries and the shellfish men collecting bivalve mollusks. In the end there is visit to an oyster nursery and a seafood tasting in Alvor.
 
Program:
Beginning - 10h in Alvor
– Boat ride in Alvor river
– Walk in Alvor river wetland
– Visit to oyster nursery
- Seafood tasting in Alvor.
 
Price: 50€ - adult 25€ - children up to 12
Included: Pick up and drop off (west Algarve), guide, water, boat ride, visit to oyster nursery with tasting.
Min: 4 pax
Max: 8 pax
Activity calendar: All week
Months: from October to June

Bacchus Route

Come with us in a trip of discovery of Algarve wines. You will know three wine producers from Lagoa and Silves. The grape varieties and the methods used vary, however, all of them create wines with great quality.
In each of the farms takes place a guided tour with an explanation of the wine making process and a wine tasting. Lunch is in a typical restaurant in the old capital of the Algarve, Silves, where you can enjoy its historical heritage and its people.

Price: Adult - 50€ ;  Children until 12 - 10€                

Included: Pick up and drop off in a 9 seats van*, wine tastings in three wineries, guide, water, insurance

Not included: lunch   

Minimum age: 7 

Level of difficulty: very easy  

Minimum no. of participants: 2 pax

Maximum no. of participants: 8 pax

Beginning: 10h 

Duration: 1 day                                

Activity calendar: From Monday to Friday

Recommended time of year: All year.

*Free service in the West Algarve Area.

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