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Lagoa: Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting

1. 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

2. 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). 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 you are welcome to purchase some extra bottles as souvenirs. Get dropped off back at your hotel at the end of your tasting.

Silves: Volkswagen T2 Algarve Flavors Tour

3. Silves: Volkswagen T2 Algarve Flavors Tour

After pickup from your accommodation, board a classic Volkswagen T2 for a 4 to 5-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 Dona Laranja. Have a guided visit to this 3 generation farm of citrus production, and taste seasonal oranges from the tree. Following that, visit the picturesque Market of Silves to discover and taste some new Algarve products. After, discover Silves in a guided visit. You might want to go to the Castle (tickets not included), the most well preserved in the Algarve, and the second monument most visited in the Algarve. Meanwhile, we will prepare you a nice picnic with local products and wine.

Portimão Nature Tour in a vintage VW T2 Van

4. Portimão Nature Tour in a vintage VW T2 Van

Enjoy a pickup from your accommodation and board a charismatic Volkswagen T2, complete with a road trip playlist, for a guided nature tour. Explore the Algarve uniquely with 3 sightseeing stops. Choose the private option to book a tour guide for just you and your family. Begin by stopping at Rocha Baixinha, where you will be taken in a circular route for birdwatching. Here, in the wetlands and marshes of the Ria de Alvor, we can observe Flamingos, Gray Egrets, Little Egrets, Stilts, Osprey and many other shorebirds. Then, proceed to João de Arens, located on the most spectacular section of rocky coastline in the municipality of Portimão. rriving at the coast, the pedestrian route will be made along the top of cliffs made up of limestone rocks from the Miocene (23 to 5 million years old), Finally, enjoy the scenery and the immense beauty of Prainha, one of the most intimate and peaceful beaches in the region, ideal for those who like to be away from the hustle and bustle. Your trip will be punctuated with history and local knowledge, and no rush, there will be plenty of time to explore the beauty of the trip and the places you will visit.

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What people are saying about Carvoeiro

Paulo was a most knowledgeable guide, offering pertinent history, geography, and current affairs relating to Portugal and particularly, the Algarve. Our tour of the winery was very informative, and our tastings with Fatima helped us learn more about our preferences in varietals and blends of wine. Overall, we were impressed with our guide, our tour, and the experience offered great value for the price.

We had a lovely time sampling 5 wonderful wines. There was also a tasty charcuterie board of different sausages, olives, meats, pickled vegetables and bread. The hostess was delightful and knowledgeable, and she took us on a short walking tour of the vineyards and grounds. It was quite a bargain for all the wines, food and camaraderie. I definitely recommend!

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.

Super great tour, interesting and fun with great impressions. Gladly again at any time