flavours tours

Explore the Algarve in a Vintage VW Van!

 On the Flavors Tours we will take you to the palates of the Algarve. We visit the markets, the wineries, the breweries, the taverns, the distilleries, the canneries, the biological farms or other local producers.
Our itineraries always include a trip in a Vintage VW Van, with an experienced driver / guide, good music and a lot of joy and excitement.
We prepare everything with the greatest care so that you can have a good time in our company, because we know that Happiness is a Journey!

ALBUFEIRA

Taste the Original Flavours of the Algarve!

Morning 9.00am

(Duration: 4h)

-> Visit to a Fishing Port or a Local Market ->  Algarve Orange Juice tasting

-> Visit to a farm to taste local plant infusions and local
sweets -> Visit to a winery with wine tasting

Afternoon 2.00pm

(Duration: 4h)

-> Visit to a farm to taste local plant infusions and local
sweets -> Visit to a winery with wine tasting

-> Traditional Patés and Wine by the sea

Price Adults: 65€

Free Pick-up and Drop-off in Albufeira and Olhos de Água area

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

What the Algarve gives us to Eat and Drink!

Morning 9.00am 

(Duration: 4h)

-> Visit to the Municipal Market of Silves -> Visit to a farm with plant infusion tastings

-> Visit to a winery with wine tasting

Afternoon 2.00pm

(Duration: 4h)

-> Guided visit to a Distillery with Medronho and Liqueurs tasting

-> Tasting of traditional ice cream or regional pâtés and canned fish accompanied by wine in the middle of nature

-> Visit to an artisan brewery with 3 beers tasting

Price Adults: 65€ 

Free Pick-up and Drop-off in Portimão and Alvor area

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.

LAGOS

The unique palates of a unique region!

Morning 9.00am

(Duration: 4h)

-> Visit to Lagos Market

-> Visit to a local producer of biological jams and plant infusions with product tasting

-> Visit to a winery with wine tasting

Afternoon 2.00pm

(Duration: 4h)

-> Visit to a Tavern with liqueur wine tasting

-> Visit to an Artisan Bakery and Craft Shop

-> Visit to a winery with wine tasting and tapas

Price Adults: 65€

Free Pick-up and Drop-off in Lagos

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.

"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!"
"Flavors of the Algarve! Loved it and highly recommend it! Paulo was great at the quick return and proposal of the tour one morning, and João a very good person ... he knew how to read our wishes by changing a little bit the tour that was 110%! He introduced me to the artisanal medronho that I so much wanted to taste! Maria Rita sooo cute, despite the heat the creative solution works !!! And I had so much fun on the way! 😉 Ah another cool detail are the photos that John took during the tour ... we finally have some photos of the couple that are not selfies! "
"Happyness is guaranteed! Geweldige ervaring! Tijdens onze vakantie in Portagal hebben we met Happy Van de 'Trip to flavors' gedaan. Een geweldige, persoonlijke en gezellige tour waarin we het lokale leven in de Algarve mochten zien en proeven. Bedankt! Robert & Inge (Holland) "

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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Departure and Arrival Locations

Albufeira

Portimão

Lagos

Every Day:

Morning: 8.30am - 12.30pm

Afternoon: 1.45pm - 5.45pm

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