Guided tour

Portimão: 3.5-Hour Food and Historical Center Tour

Activity provider: Happy Van

Portimão: 3.5-Hour Food and Historical Center Tour

Activity provider: Happy Van

From US$ 92.33 per person

Embark on a 3.5-hour tour to get a taste of delicious Algarve cuisine in some of the most famous eateries in Portimão. Explore the riverside and historical center to learn about the city.

About this activity

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Pickup optional
For pick up from Portimão and Alvor, please confirm your hotel name and address prior to the tour to confirm pick up in a VW vintage van. Pick-up time is at 5:00 PM.
Private or small groups available


  • Visit 3 restaurants and taverns frequented by locals
  • Try a famous regional sweet at a well-known artisan confectionery
  • Taste 7 different tapas accompanied by different Portuguese wines
  • Get to know the historical centre of Portimão
  • Choose between private or small-group tours
Full description
This foodie tour through Portimão 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, and one including a meeting point or hotel pickup and drop-off in a classic Volkswagen T2. The tour will begin at the door of the Museum of Portimão, with a walk through the riverside area and historical center of this city, 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 3 restaurants and taverns which are famous among locals. Taste 7 different tapas accompanied by tasty Portuguese wine. To conclude the experience, visit an artisan confectionery to taste a famous regional sweet. Choose to end the tour with a coffee or tea and try a local brandy. It is around food and drinks that people meet, get to know one another, share memories, and create lasting bonds. Thus there is no better way to discover Portimão and its traditions than on a food tour.
  • 3.5-hour tour
  • Guide
  • Tapas paired with local wine or other drinks
  • A regional sweet paired with coffee, tea or a local brandy
  • Pick up and drop-off in a vintage VW van (if option selected)
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years
  • Wheelchair users
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

If you have selected the option "meeting point without transportation", please meet the local guide at 5:30 PM at Jardim Visconde Bívar at the riverside of Portimão.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • 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
  • Tips not included in the ticket price
Customer reviews

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For everyone looking for an authentic tour in a cozy Algarve coast town. The guides are very friendly and are eager to make the tour an unforgetable memory. You will learn a lot of local foods, history and social life.

December 9, 2021

Product ID: 368166