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Algarve Food Tour in Portimão

Experience the Delights of the Algarve Food Tour in Portimão!

On the Algarve Food Tour in Portimão, you will embark on a 3-hour journey to savor the delicious Algarvian cuisine at some of Portimão’s most renowned restaurants.
You will also explore the riverside and historic center to get to know the city, our culture and traditions.

“Those who travel without savoring the local gastronomy depart without truly knowing the people they visited.”

  • Get to know Portimão, its history, culture, and people.
  • Discover our gastronomic havens.
  • Enjoy enough tapas for a full meal.
  • Taste wines and a local sweet.
  • Receive an exclusive locally designed bag with a refreshing bottle of regional water.
  • Choose between a morning or afternoon gastronomic tour.
  • For added convenience, include hotel pickup in Portimão, Alvor, Ferragudo, Carvoeiro, and Lagoa.
  • Be part of a small group for a more personalized experience.

In the Happy Van’s Algarve Food Tour of Portimão, you have the opportunity to taste a significant part of the rich cuisine of this city, the Algarve, and Portugal.

Visit 3 to 4 local restaurants/taverns, authentic Houses of Regional Flavors, where every detail, from the decoration to the menu, tells a story of tradition. Sample 7 different tapas accompanied by fine Portuguese wines. The journey concludes with a tasting of a famous regional sweet, paired with a regional digestive, or an artisanal ice cream.

The tour lasts approximately 3 hours, and you can choose between the morning/afternoon or afternoon/evening option. Explore the riverside and historic center of the city, walking through its ancient streets, admiring the architecture of its palatial buildings as well as the more common ones, street commerce, squares, monuments, and gardens. In addition to gastronomy, our guides will ensure you learn more about the people of Portimão, their culture, traditions, and way of life.

Enjoy this unique stroll through Portimão, capture the good moments in photographs, understand why Algarve cuisine is original and unique, and take home memories of the Algarve in our personalized bag.

  • Guided tour of the historic center of Portimão.
  • Visit 3 or 4 typical restaurants/taverns popular among the local population.
  • Tasting of 7 different tapas accompanied by fine Portuguese wine or other local drinks.
  • Tasting of a famous sweet with a digestive/liqueur or a regional ice cream.
  • Local gift: Shopping bag accompanied by a refreshing bottle of water.
  • Optional pickup from your hotel in Portimão, Alvor, Ferragudo, Carvoeiro, and Lagoa.
  • Local guide.
  • Tour in Portuguese, English, or Spanish.

Gratuities not included

It is possible that schedules and programs may have to be adjusted from time to time, aiming to maintain and improve the experience.

Approximately 3 hours

Meeting Points:

Morning: Main entrance of Portimão Municipal Market.

Afternoon: Jardim 1º De Dezembro in Portimão, near the fountain.

The Guide will be identified with Happy Van signage or clothing.

Ending Points:

Morning: Praça Manuel Teixeira Gomes, Portimão

Afternoon: Next to Clube Naval de Portimão

  • Vehicle Type: Van
  • Vehicle Capacity: Up to 8 passengers
  • Departure Pickup:
    • Portimão, Alvor, Ferragudo, Carvoeiro and Lagoa: Morning: 10.40am | Afternoon: 4pm
  • Return Pickup:
    • Morning: 2.10pm – Riverside Area – Largo de São José
    • Afternoon: 7.35pm – Riverside Area – Rua 28 de Maio

The vehicle and guide will be identified with Happy Van signage or clothing.

Schedule:

  • Fridays: Morning: 11am | Afternoon: 4.20pm

Number of Participants: 

  • Minimum: 2 | Maximum: 14

Prices:

  • Adults: €99 | Children < 10 years: €74

Extras: 

  • Private Transportation up to 8 people from::
    • Portimão, Alvor, Ferragudo, Carvoeiro and Lagoa: €30 per person

Schedule:

  • Mondays: Afternoon: 4.20pm
  • Tuesdays: Afternoon: 4.20pm
  • Wednesdays: Morning: 11am
  • Thursdays: Morning: 11am | Afternoon: 4.20pm
  • Fridays: Morning: 11am | Afternoon: 4.20pm 

Number of Participants:

  • Maximum: 14

Prices:

  • 1-5 pax: €619 | 6 pax: €713 | 7 pax: €797 | 8 pax: €871 | 9 Pax: €936 | 10 pax: €990 | 11 pax: €1089 | 12 pax: €1188 | 13 pax: €1287 | 14 pax: €1386

Extras: 

  • Private Transportation up to 8 people from:
    • Portimão, Alvor, Ferragudo, Carvoeiro and Lagoa: €100 per transport
  • Electronic or printed ticket.
  • Comfortable clothing and shoes.
  • A hearty appetite! 🙂
  • Dietary Needs: If you do not consume wine or have any dietary restrictions or intolerances, please inform us when booking.
  • Accessibility: If you have reduced mobility, please inform us when booking.

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Algarve Food Tour in Portimão

From 99€ per person

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Reviews

September 2023

It was very informative and great fun. Our tour guide Paulo and his wife made this experience very personalised and warm. We visited truly unique places and tried a variety of Portuguese dishes whilst Paulo helped us to understand the tradition and history which evolves around the Portuguese cuisine. Wine was one of the best we had! Highly recommended to anyone with a good taste for food and especially those visiting Algarve for the first time.

August 2023

Es war eine tolle Tour und Paulo ein prima Gastgeber. Wir haben den Abend in entspannter Atmosphäre mit interessanten Gesprächen verbracht.

July 2023

This food tour has it all from a wonderful & courteous guide, scenic walk along the city streets of Portimao, and of course delicious food selections. Thanks so much Happy Van!

September 2023

The food selection was excellent and our guide was good fun and very friendly. It’s a great way to see and taste things you wouldn’t normally look for as a tourist. We also opted for the transport pick up in the vintage VW van which was good fun! Would recommend

August 2022

This tour was amazing, Paulo was so laid back and down to earth, great with our kids, full of lots of local knowledge about food wine, history of algarve with invaluable titbits of advice. Highly recommend. Plenty of food so make sure you go hungry! Thank you Paulo !!

Departures and Arrivals

- Albufeira and Olhos de Água
- Quinta do Lago, Vale do Lobo, Quarteira and Vilamoura
- Portimão and Alvor
- Ferragudo, Lagoa and Carvoeiro
- Lagos and Praia da Luz
From Mondays to Saturdays:
Morning: 8am to 1pm
Afternoon: 2pm to 6pm

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