Algarve Sea Flavours Tour

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A Private Trip to Unveil the Rich Flavours of the Algarve Sea

Embark on a private journey to uncover the abundant flavors the sea gives to the Algarve. Explore the salty Ria de Alvor estuary, where you’ll witness oyster cultivation and the graceful presence of flamingos during a leisurely walking trail. Visit an artisanal canning factory for tastings and explore an old fishing port. Immerse yourself in the essence of Algarvian seafood gastronomy and enjoy a scenic picnic lunch featuring regional products paired with local Algarvian wines at a nearby vineyard.

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

  • Discover the nature of the Algarve sea and rivers.
  • Explore the Ria de Alvor estuary and observe oyster cultivation and elegant flamingos on a walking trail.
  • Tour an artisanal canning factory, learn about the canning process, and sample their delicacies.
  • Visit Ferragudo, one of the most beautiful old fishing villages in the Algarve.
  • Indulge in a picnic lunch in the vineyard featuring traditional seafood flavors paired with local wines.
  • Travel comfortably in our van from your hotel in various locations in the municipalities of Lagos, Portimão, Lagoa, Silves, Albufeira, and Loulé.
  • The tour is private, meaning you’ll have the full attention of your guide.

On the Happy Van Algarve Sea Flavours Journey, immerse yourself in the essence of Algarvian seaside nature, heritage and local gastronomy, and indulge in a picturesque picnic that welcomes you to the heart of the Algarve!

After being picked up at your accommodation, embark on a tasty private tour lasting about 6 hours, exploring places that shape the history and customs of our enogastronomic tradition. Enriched with fascinating facts and local knowledge, get ready to see and taste the Algarve in a unique way.

Start by discovering the exuberant nature of Rocha Delicada, in the Ria de Alvor estuary. On a circular walking trail, meet one of the places where our rich oysters are cultivated and where flamingos and other birds present us with their elegance.

Next, enjoy a guided tour of the Arade Canning Factory. You’ll have the chance to tour the production area, where each process will be explained, with interaction with the employees of this company. You can also taste some of the artisanal preserves from this unit, allowing you to experience firsthand the exceptional quality that sets them apart.

After, enjoy a walking tour around Ferragudo, a picturesque fishing town in the Arade River, home of an old fishing port and breathtaking views over the river, mountain and sea.

Then, you’ll have the opportunity to visit one of the most famous wineries in the region.

Meanwhile, we will prepare a delightful outdoor picnic for you with local seafood products harmonized with the wine from this agricultural estate.

At the end of the visit, you can purchase your wine and other typical products of the region in our store.

  • Guided tour of Rocha Delicada in the Alvor river;
  • Guided tour of the Arade Canning Factory;
  • Tasting of local preserves;
  • Walking tour around the streets and fishing port of Ferragudo;
  • Guided tour of a winery in Lagoa;
  • Gourmet picnic in the vineyard with regional seafood products and wine harmonization
  • Pickup and drop-off from your hotel or accommodation
  • Pickup available in various locations in the municipalities of Lagos, Portimão, Lagoa, Silves, Albufeira, and Loulé
  • Private trip in a modern and comfortable van
  • 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 6 hours


From Mondays to Fridays

Morning: 9.00am

Meeting Points:

For people coming out of the pickup areas, the meeting point is at the main entrance of the AQUA Shopping Centre in Portimão.

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

  • Vehicle Type: Van
  • Vehicle Capacity: Up to 8 passengers
  • Departure Pickup:
    • Portimão and Alvor: 08.30am
    • Ferragudo, Carvoeiro and Lagoa: 8.30am
    • Porches, Armação de Pêra, Galé and Salgados: 8.20am
    • Albufeira and Olhos D’Água: 08.10am
    • Vilamoura, Quarteira, Vale de Lobo and Quinta do Lago: 08.00am
    • Lagos and Praia da Luz: 8.30am

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

Private Tour:

Pickup in the municipalities of Portimão and Lagoa (Alvor, Portimão, Ferragudo, Carvoeiro, and Lagoa): 1-4 pax: 750€ |  5 pax: 913€ | 6 pax: 1065€ | 7 pax: 1207€ | 8 pax: 1340€

Pickup in the municipalities of Lagos, Silves, and Albufeira (Praia da Luz, Lagos, Porches, Armação de Pêra, Galé, Salgados, Albufeira, and Olhos D’Água): 1-4 pax: 770€ |  5 pax: 937€ | 6 pax: 1095€ | 7 pax: 1243€ | 8 pax: 1380€

Pickup in the municipality of Loulé (Vilamoura, Quarteira, Vale de Lobo, and Quinta do Lago): 1-4 pax: 810€ |  5 pax: 987€ | 6 pax: 1155€ | 7 pax: 1313€ | 8 pax: 1460€

  • Electronic or printed ticket;
  • Comfortable clothes and shoes, and
  • 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 Sea Flavours Tour

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February 2023

Paola is “the man” with “the van”. From first introduction, we knew we were going to enjoy our wine excursion with Paolo. He is an excellent tour guide with a lot of knowledge and a passion for his country, which offers a very personal insight into the history and culture of the Algarve. I would highly recommend any tour with Paolo as your guide. We learned so much about the Odelouca River Valley and the making of wine varietals and blends at the Quinta do Francês vineyards. Thank you Fatima for an informative wine tasting, and thank you Paolo for a most enjoyable excursion.
Sincerely, Laura & Mark

October 2022

Super great tour, interesting and fun with great impressions. With pleasure again any time

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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