Quarteira Culture & history

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Loulé: 3-Hour Food and Historical Center Tour

1. Loulé: 3-Hour Food and Historical Center Tour

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.

From Algarve: Full-Day Trip to Seville

2. From Algarve: Full-Day Trip to Seville

Explore the charming city of Seville with a guide on this sightseeing day tour. See some of its majestic monuments, such as La Giralda and the Real Alcazar. Start your tour with a convenient pickup from several centrally located meeting points in the Algarve, including Olhos de Água, Vilamoura, Quarteira, Portimão, Albufeira, and Armação de Pêra. Enjoy a ride to your first destination in an air-conditioned vehicle. Visit the Giralda Tower, once the minaret of a local mosque. Take in spectacular views of the city from its viewpoint. See the grand Seville Cathedral, the largest Gothic church in Europe up close. Check out the stately Real Alcazar, a great palace built in the 14th century. Spend a day gazing at magnificent architecture and charming courtyards filled with orange trees. Get dropped off back in the Algarve at the end of your tour.

From Quarteira, Albufeira, or Portimão: Silves & Monchique

3. From Quarteira, Albufeira, or Portimão: Silves & Monchique

The magical city of Silves is an enchanting example of the Arab influence that was present in its history and in its architecture, clearly evident due to the most important castle in the Algarve. You will have time to experience the thermal spa of Caldas De Monchique located in the heart of the Serra de Monchique Natural Park. Foia is situated within a stunning landscape and is famous for being the highest point of the Algarve. Here in Foia, you have the opportunity to taste the famous Medronho brandy, the most traditional drink in the Algarve made from the fruit harvested on the slopes of the Serra. You will then have some time to relax over a meal and experience local food and hospitality. Lastly you will stop in the traditional village of Monchique located at an altitude of 450 m where we can leisurely walk through its narrow streets and soak in the atmosphere of the unspoilt Algarve.

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We were the only people on this fantastic tour, so it was more or less private. Paulo of happyvan.pt 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.

Today 12/07/22 As a family of three we where taken on a day trip to Seville from are Portugal hotel the Oceanus apartments. We where picked up by a absolutely wonderful lady driver call Moncia very professional, very informative, always kept in-touch by mobile with links of places to find in Seville including maps which allowed us to find are way back from the city centre to are pick up point were Monica dropped us off, she even walked us into the city to show us and direct us to the best places to shop and eat.. We couldn't of asked for a better driver/Guild to take us to such as beautiful city like Seville.. Thanks a lot Mark,Sharon,Christian

I couldn’t recommend this private tour to Seville enough! Vanda picked us up from our hotel early in the morning and took us straight to Seville and gave us some background on the history of Seville along with some information on the best places to go visit in terms of food/shopping and culture. Vanda was so nice and flexible with us and accompanied us at the first stop and showed us where to go, she then let us proceed to tour around ourselves before pickup time which was nice to have our own freedom to explore the city. Vanda was extremely helpful and kind and I could not recommend this tour enough!

Excellent trip to Seville. Our guide was Exceptionally helpful and pleasant and pointed us in the direction of all the key places of interest. Well worth a visit.

Excellent trip in the rain which added to the experience. Delicious wines and the food was superb. Paulo was a fabulous informative host. Highly recommend