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Algarve: Off-the-Beaten-Path Day Trip

Activity provider: Portitours- Day Tours

Algarve: Off-the-Beaten-Path Day Trip

Activity provider: Portitours- Day Tours

From US$ 89.57 per person

Get to know the Algarve better on this off-the-beaten-path day trip. Visit natural landscapes, quaint fishing villages, ancient towns, and charming countryside. Explore a fish market, walk across a 3rd-century bridge, try local olive oil, and more.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Pickup included
Hotel pickup is available from the following areas: Alvor, Praia da Rocha, Carvoeiro, Albufeira, Armação de Pêra, Quarteira, and Vilamoura. Please wait at the front door of your hotel at least 15 minutes prior to departure. The local partner kindly asks that you allow a 15-minute margin due to traffic or local weather.


  • Visit an interesting salt pan and learn how salt is produced
  • Take in a panoramic views of the Ria Formosa estuary
  • Explore the famous Olhão market
  • Stop in the traditional fishing village of Santa Luzia
  • Walk through an ancient town with 22 churches
Full description

Explore the hidden gems and secret sites of the Algarve on this day trip. Have an unforgettable experience as you tour incredible landscapes, traditional fishing villages, ancient towns, and the charming countryside of Algarve.

Your day trip begins with an interesting visit to a salt pan. See how the finest salt in Portugal is produced, be dazzled by the brightness of the neat rows of salt pans, and learn about the age-old tradition in the area.

Afterward, appreciate the natural beauty of the Ria Formosa estuary, a wide expanse of canals, marshlands, and sandbanks. The natural park serves as an important passage area to numerous species of migrating birds between North Europe and Africa and is a paradise for birdwatchers. Your next stop is Olhão, a traditional fishing village, known for its cube-shaped white-washed houses that contrast with the golden sands and the blue sky and sea. Here, have an opportunity to explore the famous market with its big selection of fish. After visiting the market, break for a local lunch at a restaurant and be delighted by the freshness of the fish served. After lunch, pass by the tiny, traditional fishing village of Santa Luzia to see the interesting pots used to catch octopus. Your next stop is Tavira, where you can climb the castle walls to see the best views of the area. Have the chance to cross the pedestrian Roman Bridge, originating in the 3rd-century, and visit at least one of the town’s 22 churches. Your final stop will be at a small village in the countryside to visit an olive oil mill. While here you will be able to learn the secrets of its production, followed by a tasting of the exquisite produce.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English, Portuguese, German, Dutch, French, and Spanish-speaking guide
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Camera
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Product ID: 402184