Guided tour

Loulé: 3-Hour Food and Historical Center Tour

Activity provider: Happy Van

Loulé: 3-Hour Food and Historical Center Tour

Activity provider: Happy Van

From US$ 96.87 per person

Embark on a unique three-hour tour to get a taste of delicious Algarve cuisine in some of the most famous eateries in Loulé. Complete the experience with an exploration of the historical center to learn about the city's culture and traditions.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Private or small groups available


  • Visit 3 restaurants and taverns frequented by the local population
  • Taste 7 different tapas accompanied by good Portuguese wine
  • Sample a famous regional sweet accompanied by coffee or tea and a local brandy
  • Get to know the historical center of Loulé
Full description
This food through through Loulé allows visitors an excellent opportunity to taste the varied cuisine of the city, as well as traditional Algarve and Portuguese dishes. Choose between a private or group tour. The tour will begin with a walk through the historical center of Loulé, where you can admire the architecture of its palatial buildings, as well as that of the more commonplace street commerce area and its squares, monuments, and gardens. Along the way you will stop at three restaurants and taverns which are famous among locals. Taste seven different tapas accompanied by tasty Portuguese wine. To conclude the experience, visit an old cafe to taste a famous regional sweet. You can also choose to drink a coffee or tea and try a local brandy. It is around food and drink that so many people meet, get to know one another, share memories, and create lasting bonds. Thus there is no better way to discover Loulé and its traditions than on a food tour.
  • Guided visit of the historical center
  • Tapas paired with local wine or other drinks
  • Experienced guide
  • Pickup and drop-off in vintage VW van (if option selected)
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet at the main entrance of the Municipal Market of Loulé

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  •  This tour requires a minimum of two people to take place
  •  Please check the weather forecast and dress accordingly
Customer reviews

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5 /5

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We were the only people on this fantastic tour, so it was more or less private. Paulo of showed us the historic center of Loulé, while telling all kinds of stories about its history from centuries ago till very recent. He knows this place very well. He is very attentive in picking up what you find interesting and what can be mentioned but does not need elaboration. And it’s not only history he knows about, he also told us about culture and typical Portuguese beliefs and habits, which make the stories come alive more. His English is very good, so no trouble understanding each other. Paulo is a very pleasant person to talk to, it felt like a walk and meal with an friend. The food we tasted in 3 different places (5 courses in total) was typical Portuguese, but not all tradition. Some parts were with a modern twist. We ended the evening with a tasting of amêndoa amarga, which is great also. Even though we did some walking, we felt quite full after all this.

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August 30, 2022

Very nice and educational. Good choice of restaurants. Highly recommended! Thanks Paulo!

April 19, 2022

Product ID: 368221