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Algarve: Landscapes, Pottery, and Winery Tour

1. Algarve: Landscapes, Pottery, and Winery Tour

Much of the charm of Algarve, Portugal, resides in its ability to provide top-class tourist facilities while retaining its own identity that’s easily visible in the traditional villages and activities of the area. Explore the region’s villages with a guide and stop at a pottery shop and winery. Visit Porches Pottery, home of original ceramic art. Learn how many of the traditional methods of pottery production are still used here today. See artisans making and painting pottery by hand. Then, visit the fishing village of Benagil that’s perched above the Atlantic. See the village’s tiny but picturesque beach and hear uninterrupted sounds of the Atlantic. Heading towards the resort of Carvoeiro, stop at Algar Seco where you can see mesmerizing caves and grottoes carved from the coastline over the centuries. Later, take a stroll through the village of Ferragudo along the cobbled streets and down to the small harbor. Before finishing the tour, stop at a winery and enjoy a tour and tasting of the wines produced in this region.

From Portimão & Lagoa: Algarve Coast Tour in a VW T2 Van

2. From Portimão & Lagoa: Algarve Coast Tour in a VW T2 Van

Enjoy a pickup from your accommodation and board a charismatic Volkswagen T2, complete with a road trip playlist, for a guided nature tour. Explore the Algarve in a unique way with 4 sightseeing stops. Choose the private option to book a tour guide for just you and your family. Begin by stopping at Marinha Beach. Here, you can walk through the cliffs and vegetation, see an “algar” and the famous natural arches in the sea. Then, proceed to Praia do Carvalho, which was once only accessible by sea, with its only entrance by land through a staircase carved among the rocks. After, visit Algar Seco, complete with its curious rock formations which are easy to navigate. Finally, enjoy the scenery that is presented to you at the Ponta do Altar cliffs. Your trip will be punctuated with history and local knowledge, and no rush, there will be plenty of time to explore the beauty of the trip and the places you will visit.

From Albufeira: Seven Hanging Valleys Private Tour

3. From Albufeira: Seven Hanging Valleys Private Tour

Discover a unique natural marvel in Portugal on a guided tour. For thousands of years, the wind and the waves nibbled away at the sheer rock faces. Besides, the shoreline was also sliced by seven seasonal streams which, over time, originated the appropriately named Hanging Valleys. Depart from Albufeira towards Porches to visit Senhora da Rocha, a little church on the top of the cliffs with beautiful panoramic views over the coastline. From there, discover Albandeira beach where you can enjoy a stunning arch from the top of the bay. Next, explore Marinha Beach, widely considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. Take a walk to explore a rich array of outstanding landforms such as grottoes, stone arches, and natural bridges. Then, continue towards the famous Algar de Benagil where you will see the cave from the top. From there, visit the village of Carvoeiro to enjoy its views before returning to Albufeira

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It was really super fun and cozy. And what a nice sweet friendly people. Really great! We have also really seen places that we would certainly not have found otherwise. So next time we will definitely book another tour with Happy Van☀️