Things to do in Algarve

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Algarve 4x4 Tour & Aquashow Park Admission
Discover the interior of Algarve aboard a comfortable and safe 4-wheel-drive vehicle, crossing rivers and going to the top of hills to take in the magnificent views. Make a stop at Aquashow Park for an opportunity to ride thrilling roller... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Attractions, Day Cruises & Water Activities

8 hours

Free cancellation

$71
per adult

Algarve Buggy Safari & Sampling of Regional Products
Explore a different side of Algarve as you embark on an off-road adventure through the picturesque countryside. Feel safe with a guide who knows the way and provides important safety tips. You have the option to ride solo or with... Read More

$120
per adult

Algarve Coast & Caves Small-Group Kayak Excursion
Join this incredible journey and discover hidden gems along Albufeira's coastline—like magnificent marine caves, limestone cliffs, and breathtaking secluded beaches. Venture in your kayak atop the glittering ocean at your own pace as you explore these natural wonders. Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$38
per adult

Algarve Coast by 4x4 & Ria Formosa Boat Tour
Explore the coast and countryside of Algarve in a 4x4 and by boat on this full-day tour. After the driving portion of the tour, you can enjoy samples of local favorites. Then, head out on a boat cruise between fisherman... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$84
per adult

Algarve Dirt & Dust Buggy Tour
Experience an exhilarating off-road adventure as you drive an all-terrain buggy through the picturesque countryside. With an expert tour leader guiding your way and providing safety tips, this safe, yet thrilling tour is not one to be missed. Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

1 hour

Free cancellation

$65
per adult

Ancient Silves, Monchique & Mount Foia Half-Day Tour
Discover the picturesque southern region of Portugal and its ancient cities full of cultural heritage. Explore mountainous villages dotted with white houses and cobbled streets, and admire the view of flower-covered hillsides from the highest point in the Algarve. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

5 hours

Free cancellation

$33
per adult

Best of the East: Faro, Olhao & Tavira Full-Day Tour
Uncover the 'real' towns of the Algarve and explore the eastern side of this region. Venture into charming rustic villages, see ancient buildings that hold many historic stories, admire various architectural landmarks, and take a cruise along the Ria Formosa... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$41
per adult

Best of West: Castle of Silves, Foia & Lagos Full-Day Tour
Discover the magic of the wild Algarve countryside. See the Castle of Silves, built between the 8th and 13th centuries, catch magnificent views from the highest point in the region at the top of Fóia, and marvel at the cliffs... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

11 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$38
per adult

Bird Watching at Lagoa dos Salgados
Engage with the region’s natural environment with this informative bird-watching tour at Lagoa dos Salgados. In the company of an expert guide and avian author, try and spot the colorful plumage of kingfishers or the motionless stance of a pink... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$53
per adult

Bird Watching at Ria Formosa Natural Park & Castro Marim Nature Reserve
Discover some of Portugal's most beautiful birds as you walk through the greenery of Ria Formosa and a bird-watcher's paradise at Castro Marim Nature Reserve. Use your guide's expertise to find the day's best spots and see how many species... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$79
per adult

Buggy Adventure: Natural Parks, Springs, Rivers & Hills with Lunch
Discover all the natural wonders in the rolling hills of Algarve as you explore off-road in an all-terrain vehicle. This 6-hour tour leaves no stone unturned, taking you to small villages, river springs, and through the mountains. Cover approximately 62... Read More

$196
per adult

Captain Hook Cruise on the Leaozinho Pirate Ship
Calling all landlubbers! Embark on a stunning cruise around the beautiful Algarve coastline in a striking old sail boat. Enjoy relaxing on the deck of this historic ship, admire the ever-changing scenery of secluded white sandy beaches, and cool off... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

Free cancellation

$21
per adult

Coastal Cruise to the Insonia Caves
Take a scenic cruise along the Algarve coast and enjoy the views as you head toward Carvoeiro Beach. Admire the beauty of some of Portugal’s finest beaches, and then see the Insonia caves and intriguing rock formations as you glide... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

Free cancellation

$41
per adult

Countryside Jeep Safari Full-Day Tour with Lunch
Venture into the heart of the Algarve and explore the hidden beauty of the Iberian coastline on this full-day guided tour. Drive through rural Portuguese landscapes, uncover charming villages, and witness the traditional ways of country life. Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

7 hours

Free cancellation

$57
per adult

Dolphins & Caves Discovery Cruise
Take to the blue waters of the Atlantic, just off the coast of Algarve, on a search for dolphins. As you cruise, look out for these jovial mammals surfacing alongside your boat and flashing you a warm smile. Along the... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$38
per adult

Dried Fruit Sweet Workshop
Get a captivating insight into the age-old techniques of dried fruit and sweets production at a museum in Loulé. In a workshop designed to give you a complete overview, observe traditional methods of production before trying your hand at making... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife

2 hours

Free cancellation

$75
per adult

Faro Segway Tour
Enchanting Faro has a distinctively Portuguese character, even more so than most resorts along Algarve's sunny shores. Hop on a Segway to enjoy a safe and fun ride on its charming streets and see sights like the Largo da Sé... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

1 hour

Free cancellation

$43
per adult

Fátima Full-Day Tour
Head north to the pilgrimage town of Fátima, and start by visiting the natural wonder of the Moeda Caves. See 4 places where the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to 3 shepherd children, as well as their home... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

12 hours

Free cancellation

$53
per adult

Full-Day Pirate Ship Cruise with Barbecue
Enjoy a relaxing cruise along beautiful beaches, renowned caves, and rock formations of the Algarve coast. Pause for lunch and swimming time at an isolated beach and keep an eye out for curious dolphins jumping alongside the boat. Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

6 hours

Free cancellation

$52
per adult

Gibraltar Full-Day Excursion
Discover the fascinating history of Gibraltar, a British settlement full of prehistoric findings, Ice Age caves, and Muslim legacy. See the Great Siege Tunnels, experience the natural wonders of St. Michael's Cave, and visit the famous Barbary apes on this... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

13 hours

Free cancellation

$53
per adult

Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour by City Sightseeing
With its pedestrian Old Town, white sand beaches, and charming fisherman’s village vibe, Albufeira’s modern resort amenities and fascinating Moorish and Roman history offer you plenty to explore. Do so at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off bus tour... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tickets & Passes, Tours & Sightseeing

1 day

Free cancellation

$16
per adult

Jet Boat Ride
Experience the thrills of an exciting jet boat ride around the Algarve coast. Admire the scenery and stunning white sandy beaches, and visit Algarve's famous water caves to complete your experience. Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

30 minutes

Free cancellation

$33
per adult

Jet Ski Experience
Experience the thrill and adventure of jet skiing along the coast of Algarve. Speed through the Atlantic waters, breaking through the waves and pass by the stunning landscape white sandy beaches and picturesque caves. Read More

Categories: Adventures, Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

30 minutes

Free cancellation

$87
per adult

Lagos & Sagres Half-Day Tour
Explore the charming historical town of Lagos and the picturesque fishing village of Sagres in this half-day tour from the Algarve. Discover museums, chapels, and beautiful coastal scenery as your guide tells you all about the history of these fascinating... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

5 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$33
per adult

Lagos Boat Trip with Lunch
Take a relaxing cruise along Portugal's shoreline and enjoy views of white sandy beaches and small fishing villages along the coast. See the intriguing caves and rock formations at Ponta da Piedade and get the chance to explore the historic... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$40
per adult

Lisbon Sightseeing & Shopping Full-Day Tour
Venture into the capital and experience city life for a day. Lisbon, the City of 7 Hills, overflows with charm, culture, and history. Explore the cobbled streets and bustling squares, see iconic landmarks, learn about the city’s heritage, and spend... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

14 hours

Free cancellation

$54
per adult

Loulé Market Half-Day Tour
Immerse yourself in the Algarve's gypsy-like market. Embrace the colors, smells, and sounds of the street as you stroll along stalls selling food, flowers, handcrafts, and clothes. Your local guide shares the history of the place and insider tips for... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$21
per adult

Monchique Sightseeing Tour by Segway
The picturesque hamlet of Monchique lies high above the sun-soaked coast, set amid mountainous woodlands. Explore the idyllic landscapes and the charming town aboard a Segway while listening to engaging narrative from a local guide. Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

Free cancellation

$76
per adult

Ocean Rocket Ride Experience by Dream Wave
Enjoy a thrilling experience aboard a powerful speedboat, the Ocean Rocket, and speed through the coastal waters of Algarve. This adrenaline-pumping adventure is fit for the whole family, and it offers views of Portugal's coastline from a unique vantage point... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

30 minutes

Free cancellation

$33
per adult

Portimão Segway Tour
Once an important trading hub for Phoenicians, Greeks and Carthagians, the pleasant town of Portimão is a delight to visit. Ride a Segway in the shiny new marina, roll along the beach promenade of Praia da Rocha, and soak up... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

1 hour 15 minutes

Free cancellation

$60
per adult

Quarteira Market Half-Day Tour
Experience the lively gypsy market in Quarteira where you can bargain for traditional goods such as pottery, clothing, and fresh seafood. Get insider tips from your local guide as you walk through the colorful stalls and take in the beauty... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$18
per adult

Ria Formosa Natural Park & Bird Watching by Segway
The vast Ria Formosa lagoon system is home to verdant islands along the Algarve coastline. Hop on an easy-to-use Segway to explore hidden corners of this protected natural paradise. Journey along hidden paths in fragrant forests and see a wide... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

1 hour 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$43
per adult

Seville Full-Day Tour
Cross the Spanish border and discover Andalusia’s capital—Seville. Spend a day exploring one of the most elegant cities in Spain. From historic quarters and culturally rich districts to immaculate regal gardens and iconic landmarks, be amazed by the splendor of... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

13 hours

Free cancellation

$52
per adult

Shared Shuttle: Faro Airport (FAO)
Enjoy convenient and cost-effective shared transportation between Faro Airport and your hotel aboard a shuttle. For transfers to and from Faro Airport, the zones to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

1 hour

Free cancellation

$10
per adult

Small-Group Cork Workshop
This tour explores the relationship rural Portuguese villages have with nature, especially with regard to cork and its surprising number of uses. Take part in a cork workshop and visit a local distillery to discover how the produce of the... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$98
per adult

Small-Group Mediterranean Cuisine Workshop
Discover the secrets of traditional Mediterranean cuisine with a fascinating cooking class taught by a local chef. Learn about customary methods and delicious recipes and gain insight into the city's gastronomic culture as you prepare your very own delicious lunch.... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$103
per adult

Small-Group Serra do Caldeirão Mountain Hiking Tour
Discover Algarve's natural wonders on a mountain hike. Pass aromatic plants, admire Mediterranean vegetation, see a charming village, and spot bird species like the Bonelli's eagle on your way to the highest point for spectacular unobstructed views. Read More

Categories: Adventures, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$79
per adult

Small-Group Traditional Liquors Workshop
Meet friendly locals and discover the history of Algarve's traditional liquors in Querença, the town that produces them best. Rejoice in the amiable atmosphere, learn the traditional techniques of fermentation, and get hands-on with the preparation before toasting with the... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$130
per adult

Small-Group Wonders of the Southwest Coast Hiking Tour with Picnic Lunch
Embark on a hiking adventure to explore some of the most beautiful landscapes in southern Portugal. Led by an expert guide, cover 8 miles (13 km) and gain insight into the region's geography and history as you hike along the... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

5 hours

Free cancellation

$95
per adult

Speedy Shuttle: Faro Airport (FAO)
Arrive at your hotel quickly by taking a shared Speedy Shuttle, which makes makes a maximum of 4 stops. For transfers to and from Faro Airport, the zones to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

30 minutes

Free cancellation

$11
per adult

Traditions of Palm Weaving
Engage with the rich tradition of empreita de palma, or palm weaving, practiced in Portugal for centuries. From choosing the ideal plants to work with to observing the weaving techniques in a workshop, you witness all the processes involved in... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$96
per adult

Vilamoura & Quarteira Seaside by Segway
One of the most popular summer playgrounds of Europe along the sunny coast of Algarve, Vilamoura and Quarteira are all about beach holidays. See elegant yachts in the marina, discover lively shopping districts, and take in the view of the... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

1 hour 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$54
per adult

Zoomarine Park
Explore sea life at one of Algarve's biggest attractions with a visit to Zoomarine Park. Meet fascinating sea creatures, see live dolphin shows, take a swim, or ride a mini-roller-coaster. Be sure to have an entertaining and educational day that's... Read More

Categories: Amusement Parks, Attractions

1 day

Free cancellation

$33
per adult

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