Food Tours

Explore the Gastronomy of the Algarve​, visiting the best places where you can eat portuguese food.

Those who travel without discovering the local cuisine, leave without knowing the people they visited.
 
And it is at the table that so many times we meet, discover, share our memories and create lasting bonds.
 
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!

PORTIMÃO

Try the Delicious and Unique Algarve Food!

Afternoon

Portimão: 05.30pm

(duration: 3h30m)

Option with Transportation in our VW vintage vans from Portimão and Alvor: 5.00pm

Option with Transportation in our VW vintage vans from Carvoeiro, Lagoa and Ferragudo: 4.30pm

On the Happy Van’s Food Tour of Portimão, you have the opportunity to taste a good part of the rich cuisine of this city with Algarve and Portuguese traditional dishes. Visit 4 restaurants / taverns very frequented by the local population. Taste among them 9 different delicacies (tapas) accompanied by good Portuguese wine. The trip does not end without visiting a famous artisan confectionery for the tasting of a famous regional sweet accompanied by coffee or tea and a local brandy (medronho or melosa).

The trip lasts about 3h30m and starts at the riverside area of Portimão (Visconde Bívar Garden) to discover the Historic Center of the City, walking through its old streets, under its arches, admiring both the architecture of its palatial buildings and the most common, the street commerce, its squares, its monuments and gardens. In addition to gastronomy, our guides will make sure to tell you much more about the people of Portimão, their culture, traditions and way of life.

Set out to discover Portimão, enjoy this unique tour, record the good moments in photography and understand why the Algarve is original and unique.

Price: 

Adults: 75€  Childrens < 10 years: 50€

Prices with Transportation Option: 

Adults: 85€  Children < 10 years: 60€

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.

LOULÉ

Try the Delicious and Unique Algarve Food!

Afternoon

Loulé: 06.00pm

(duration: 3h)

Option with Transportation in our VW vintage vans from Vilamoura, Quarteira, Quinta do Lago and Vale de Lobo: 5.30pm

Transportation from Albufeira and Olhos de Água may be possible for groups, on enquiry

On the Happy Van’s Food Tour of Loulé, you have the opportunity to taste a good part of the rich cuisine of this city with Algarve and Portuguese traditional dishes. Visit 3 restaurants / taverns very frequented by the local population. Taste among them 9 different delicacies (tapas) accompanied by good Portuguese wine. The trip does not end without visiting a famous café for the tasting of a famous regional sweet accompanied by coffee or tea and a local brandy (medronho or melosa).

The trip lasts about 3h and starts on the main entrance of the Municipal Market of Loulé to discover the Historic Center of the City, walking through its old streets, admiring both the architecture of its palatial buildings and the most common, the street commerce, its squares, its monuments and gardens. In addition to gastronomy, our guides will make sure to tell you much more about the people of Loulé, their culture, traditions and way of life.

Set out to discover Loulé, enjoy this unique tour, record the good moments in photography and understand why the Algarve is original and unique.

Price: 

Adults: 75€  Childrens < 10 years: 50€

Prices with Transportation Option: 

Adults: 85€  Children < 10 years: 60€

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.

Testimonials

"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!"
"Sabores do Algarve ! Adorei e recomendo! Paulo foi ótimo no rápido retorno e proposta do roteiro de uma manhã, e João muitoooo gente boa... ele soube ler nossas vontades mudando um tiquinho o roteiro que ficou 110%! Me apresentou uma delicia de aguardente de medronho artesanal que eu tanto queria provar! Maria Rita fofaaaa demais, apesar do calor a solução criativa funciona!!! E me diverti muito durante o percurso! 😉 ah outro detalhe legal são as fotos que João tirou durante o passeio... finalmente temos algumas fotos do casal que não são 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) "

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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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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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