Wine Tours

Explore the Algarve in a Vintage VW Van!

The Algarve is a well defined area in the southernmost part of mainland Portugal with unique characteristics of proximity to the sea, climate, natural vegetation and culture that are reflected in its unique wines.
Here we produce red, white, rosé and liqueur wines characterised by aromas of very ripe fruits and velvety and warm flavor.
We invite you to participate in the two amazing trips to the Wine of the Demarcated Region of the Algarve with Happy Van and his vans: The Wine Tour, or the Dinner & Wine Tour.

 

To make the moment even more special, you can listen and enjoy a session of fado with the best professionals of the Algarve.

WINE TOUR

A cozy cellar, a unique wine and ... fado (extra)!

Visit to a wine cellar with 3 wines (usually accompanied by bread with olives or olive oil and punctually with tapas depending on the available wine cellar).

Morning 9.30am – Afternoon 1.30pm

(Duration: 2h)

Price: 45€ per person

Free Pick-up and Drop-off in Albufeira and Olhos de Água (Albufeira Tour), in Portimão and Alvor (Portimão Tour) and in Lagos (Lagos Tour)

Extras:

Visit to a medronho and liqueur producer for an additional price of 15€ per person, which includes a guided visit to the distillery with an extra duration of about 1 hour and tasting of 3 drinks (available for group bookings from 6 persons).

It is possible to hire Fado on these trips (the availability of the musicians must be confirmed)

2 instrumentalists and 1 singer will cost an additional 300€

2 instrumentalists will cost an additional 200€.

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.

Albufeira Bookings

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Lagos Bookings

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DINNER & WINE TOUR

An exclusive dinner for groups, in the countryside, with award-winning wines and ... fado (extra)!

A differentiating experience in the Algarve!
So that you can taste the best gastronomy accompanied by the best regional wines, we take you to a wine producing farm for a unique wine dinner.
The Experience includes typical starters, traditional “tacho” dish in autumn and winter, or a light regional dish in the spring and summer, and traditional dessert, all served with 3 to 4 local wines.
If you would like an even more enriching experience, we invite you to listen to fado during this event.

Night 7.00pm

(Duration: 3h – 4h)

Price: 60€ per person

Free Pick-up and Drop-off in Portimão, Alvor and Lagos.

Extras:

It is possible to hire Fado on these trips (the availability of the musicians must be confirmed). 

2 instrumentalists and 1 singer will cost an additional 300€

2 instrumentalists will cost an additional 200€.

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.

For Bookings, please contact us through the following Form:

Wine Dinner Booking / Marcação de Jantar Vínico
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(Number of Persons (minimum 6) / Número de Pessoas (mínimo 6))
(I want to hire Fado / Quero contratar Fado)
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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!

Safety

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

Comfort

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.

Quality

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.

Staff

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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Do you have anything else in mind? Describe your dream trip to us. We can tailor-make it for you.

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Departure and Arrival Locations

Albufeira

Portimão

Lagos

Every Day:

Morning: 8.30am - 12.30pm

Afternoon: 1.45pm - 5.45pm

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