Canned Fish Tour

The Art and Flavour of the Algarve Canned Fish!​

On our Canned Fish Exclusive Tour, we will show you the great Canned Fish tradition of Portimão.
We’ll begin our tour in a fishing port, visiting a factory with snack tasting. Then we’ll visit a beautiful museum to learn about our history, followed by lunch at a fine restaurant. We’ll finish the tour with a visit to a well known canned fish shop where you’ll be able to purchase splendid canned fish souvenirs.


Discover Some of the Original Flavours of the Algarve!


Portimão: 9.00am

Carvoeiro: 9.30am

(Duration: 6 to 7h)

-> Visit to the Fishing Port of Ferragudo

-> Guided visit to Conserveira do Arade (Saboreal) – Canned Fish Factory, with fish snacks tasting

-> Visit to the Museum of Portimão (history of canned fish industry)

-> Lunch at Restaurante Faina – Full Meal (Soup, Grilled Tuna with fried egg, french fries and vegetables, Wine or other drink, Dessert and Coffee)

-> Visit to Maria do Mar – a well known canned fish shop

Price 75€

Free Pick-up and Drop-off in:

 Portimão and Alvor

– Ferragudo, Lagoa and Carvoeiro

It is possible that programs may have to be adjusted on a case-by-case basis, for various reasons such as force of nature, which will not alter the experiences we have proposed.

Portimão and Carvoeiro Bookings


"Visiting the Algarve during the offseason does somewhat limit 'things to do' options, we were, therefore, delighted to discover Happy Van. As well as a quirky and enjoyable way to sample the flavours of the Algarve Paulo was a knowledgeable and humorous chap. We had a great time, our only regret being that we forgot to take a picture in front of the van at the end of the tour!"
""Not your usual experience and that is what made it excellent. Very nice friendly people showing your parts of Portugal you usually would never see. Woud""
"We had a great walk in the morning with Paulo and João. Not only was the history and discovery interesting and informative, but it was also a lot of fun. These two are funny and bright and make learning about the Algarve a delightful experience. Walking around in the 1974 VW van was a capricious experience that brought back fond memories of my youth."

Book your tour and travel with ‘Happy Van’

Experience the rich heritage of the Algarve, travelling in our Vintage VW vans. Your guides are Portuguese (English speaking too!), super fun and friendly. There’s no better way to learn about the region other than from the natives. Book your adventure today!


Our programs are planned with careful detail, so that you feel safe and secure wherever we go.


Our vehicles are named Mary. They are Vintage VW vans with a maximum capacity of 7 passengers. Comfortable seats, curtains and customised ambient lighting all add a happy ‘feel good’ atmosphere to make sure you enjoy your adventure.


We strive to excel in our service, quality and innovation. In order to achieve this, we are 100% committed to customer satisfaction at all times.


Our esteemed employees are trained in several areas. This includes the maintenance of the vehicles and the animation of the tours. In order for us to give the best of ourselves to our customers, we are considered as ‘friends’ and not just drivers and guides. It’s rather like going on a family trip.

A Unique Experience

We hope that you will reflect on our tours as, simple, unique, and enriching. After all, it is only worth travelling, if we return enlightened! Our greatest achievement will be to recognise, even for a single moment, that you were happy in our company.

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Departure and Arrival Locations

- Albufeira and Olhos de Água

- Quinta do Lago, Vale de Lobo, Quarteira and Vilamoura

- Portimão and Alvor

- Ferragudo, Lagoa and Carvoeiro

- Lagos

Every Day:

Morning: 8.00am - 12.30pm

Afternoon: 1.30pm - 6.00pm

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