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The World of Cork Algarve Tour

Product ID: 130233
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Take a tour to find out more about industries in the Algarve, including a guided visit to the Algarve Costum Museum, a guided visit to an eco-cork factory and cork oaks plantation. Visit the village of Loulé, a local market, and try some homemade cake.
About this activity
Duration 5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French, Portuguese

Pickup included

Free pick-up from accommodation in areas between Armação de Pera, Albufeira and Vilamoura.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Learn all about the production of cork
  • Take a tour of the Algarve Costume Museum
  • Pick up insights into the area and its traditions from your local driver
Full description
Get picked up from your accommodation in the morning by Land Rover by a multilingual experienced driver and head to the beautiful area of S.Brás de Alportel. This is a heritage tour where you will see real-life actual industries at work, mainly those centred around the cork industry. 

Start with a visit to S.Brás de Alportel old center and then take a guided tour of the Algarve Costume Museum and visit the Cork Room to watch a film and learn about working with cork from tree to finished product.

Then visit a traditional cork factory to learn more about the processes involved in preparing and packing the cork. See the cork shop where accessories are made from this natural product and take a guided walk in a cork oak plantation. There is free time for lunch, before returning to your hotel.
  • Transfers
  • 30-minute visit to the Algarve Costume Museum
  • 90-minute visit to Eco-Cork Factory facilities with full explanations
  • Tour of the cork oaks
  • Liquor tasting
  • Visit to one of the oldest traditional Olive Oil "Lagar" in full operation, and olive oil tasting
  • Free time for lunch (optional)
What’s Not Included
  • Meals
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Do note that the factories you will visit are not touristic sites, they are in daily operation and can be noisy and dusty with some factory smells
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Product ID: 130233