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Algarve: Landscapes, Villages, and Traditional Products Tour

1. Algarve: Landscapes, Villages, and Traditional Products Tour

Go on an excursion by bus and get the chance to see the real Algarve. Take in the beautiful landscapes, visit remote villages, and observe the local people and their customs on a guided tour. Begin with hotel pickup from your address in the Algarve. Stop first in Loulé and walk through the historic old town where you'll have the opportunity to witness the traditional Algarvian art of basket weaving using palm leaves. Visit the market for fresh and traditional products, and take in views of the peaceful Algarvian countryside. Continue along the mountain range and visit the typical village of Querença, the Salir archaeological museum, and the Barranco do Velho distillery. This will be followed by a visit to the beautiful village of Alte, considered the most picturesque village in the Algarve. Take some time to enjoy a lovely meal (at your own expense) and wander a place full of charm and tradition.

Algarve: Flavors and Traditions Tour

2. Algarve: Flavors and Traditions Tour

Join us on a journey of discovery of the inland Algarve, specifically the area known as "Barrocal", - a journey to delight your senses, awaken your curiosity and whet your appetite for more… Our first port of call is to the small town of São Brás de Alportel - quite typical of the Algarve in its architecture and activities. Here we visit a cork factory. The cork that is harvested in the surrounding area is brought to this factory, prepared, treated and then exported. We explore a local bakery renowned for its traditional produce - carob bread, almond cakes and honey cakes. There is time also to visit the fascinating São Brás Ethnographic Museum. Onward we go to Salir - a bucolic village where you can see the remnants of the ancient castle and its walls. Ou last stop will be at one of the most beautifull villages in the Algarve: Alte! There will be time to stroll through its small alleys and enjoy the peacefull calm that is so typical from this region!

From Vilamoura: Traditional Algarve Full-Day Trip

3. From Vilamoura: Traditional Algarve Full-Day Trip

Immerse yourself in traditional Algarvian villages on this day trip from Vilamoura. Try local flavors as you taste regional brandy at a distillery in the village of Barranco do Velho. Be picked up from the meeting point in Vilamoura. Sit back and enjoy the scenic drive to the ancient city of Loulé. Stop and walk through a colorful local market where you can find a diverse selection of regional products. Drive to the hilltop village of Querença. Take some photos of the picturesque white buildings in this town. Visit the Nossa Sra. Da Assunção church which and admire its Portuguese gilded work and 17th-century paintings and tiling.  Continue to the village of Salir to stop at the archaeological museum which has a glass floor above the 12th-century foundations of an old castle. Drive to the village of Barranco do Velho to taste Arbutus Brandy at a local distillery.  Have a delicious lunch in the well-preserved traditional village of Alte which is composed of whitewashed houses and a charming canal. Return to your starting point at the end of your tour. 

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Pick-up directly from the hotel with a coach (a bit late but okay). The tour guide was lovely, was professional and had everyone and everything under control. The tour lasted approximately from 09:30 am to 05:00 pm. We visited various towns with a market, an archaeological excavation, a church, various traditional handicrafts, a schnapps distillery (incl. Degu), etc. Lunch was organized at around 2:00 p.m., and you paid for it per person Starter, main course, dessert, wine, coffee and drink 16 euros. You could choose between chicken, pork or fried fish. The tour guide took the time for all participants and explained everything in the respective language (German, French, English, Portuguese). There was a stay of about 1 hour per place. You could either walk around freely or go with the guide. She knew a lot and you could tell that she loves the Algarve.