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$34.80 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Benagil Caves Tour from Portimao

Visit the interior of the most famous caves in Europe and come aboard our boat. Travel by boat and see the sights of the water. This tour uses a small boat that allows you to enter the caves. Make sure you bring your camera with you to document this tour and marvel at the natural beauty of the Algarve. The tour lasts two hours.

$174 Tours & Sightseeing

Private Tour: Algarve Wine and Tapas Tour by Sidecar Motorcycle from Portimao

Choose from a morning or afternoon tour when you book, and then make your own way to central Portimão to join up with your private driver-guide and classic touring motorcycle. As this is a private tour, chat with your guide and perhaps tailor your itinerary to suit any particular culinary interests you have. After a safety briefing, put on your helmet and board the sidecar or motorcycle — if there are two of you, one will ride pillion behind your guide. Then, feel the thrill as the engine revs and you set out on your tour.Relish the breeze as you cruise around Portimão and the surrounding coast, towns and villages. Admire the views of the Atlantic and sands of Praia da Rocha beach, and delve into the pretty village of Alvor, whose cobbled streets are littered with neighbourhood tapas bars and restaurants.While you ride, hear about the Algarve’s food history and culinary specialities, and enjoy several tasting stops to sample some of the staples for yourself.Venues vary on each tour, but you can typically expect to enjoy some fish or seafood tapas, and sink your teeth into a delicious sweet treat such as an almond pastry, cake or other mouthwatering morsel.Additionally, head out toward the whitewashed town of Lagoa and visit one of the Algarve’s leading wine estates. Gaze at the leafy vineyards as you glide up to the winery and then take a seat to taste up to four of its red, white or rosé varieties.As you sip, hear about the unique microclimate that helps nurture the estate’s award-winning wines, and learn how to distinguish each wine’s flavors and aromas with helpful tips from your wine host.Finally, return to your motorbike for a scenic ride back into Portimão, where your tour ends where it started.

$58 Tours & Sightseeing

Algarve Coastline Tour from Portimao

Discover the wonderful Praia da Marinha (Navy Beach), considered one of the 10 most beautiful beaches in Europe, recognized by the Michelin guide. Also know the Fort of Santa Catarina.Come aboard our boat. In the morning the sea is very calm, ideal conditions for an unforgettable caves trip. We start our trip in the historic harbor of Portimão. We follow the Rio Arade, passing the fishing village of Ferragudo and two medieval forts entering the Atlantic Ocean. With motor power we turn South-East, past the lighthouse of Ferragudo, the beach of Carneiros, the Roman tower and smugglers cave. Along the coastline of Carvoeiro with the rock formations of Algar Seco. We go to explore at least 4 of these fascinating caves. Through narrow or wide openings we explore dark or colorful shimmering, Cathedral-like vaults.

$348 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Private Tour Benagil Caves from Portimao

The boat leaves in the morning from Portimão when the sea is very calm, in ideal conditions for an unforgettable caves trip. Start the trip in the historic harbor of Portimão. Follow the Rio Arade, passing the fishing village of Ferragudo and two Medieval forts entering the Atlantic Ocean. With motor power the boat turns South-East, past the lighthouse of Ferragudo, the beach of Caneiros, the Roman tower and smugglers cave. Along the coastline of Carvoeiro with the rock formations of Algar Seco, Praia Vale de Centianes, up to the lighthouse of Alfanzina. Along the beaches of Benagil.

$121.80 Tours & Sightseeing

Full-Day Algarve Tour by Convertible Cabrio from Portimão

Make the most of your Algarve stay by renting a convertible Cabrio and enjoying a scenic drive. Your full-day tour starts in Praia da Rocha (Portimão), lasts approximately 6-7 hours tour and includes lunch in a typical restaurant in the hills. You will drive your provided car and your guide will be happy to stop for pictures at any place.Begin the tour by visiting Algarve natural parks, river springs and mountains where you can enjoy a wonderful view of the coast. Your tour can include other activities like bathing in the sea, snorkeling or a picnic in a quiet bay. See Monchique garden, largely covered in eucalyptus trees, cork oaks and pine trees. Its highest peak Foia at 3,000 feet (920 m) offers a stunning panoramic view of the coastline and the ocean.Next, head to Lagos, which always has a seafaring connection, originally visited by Phoenicians and Carthaginians, and then, during the 15th century, was the base for the 'Voyages of the Discoveries' when trade between Africa and Portugal brought a great deal of wealth into the town.Finally, see Dona Ana, Ponta da Piedade, and Meia Praia before heading back to Praia da Rocha, your starting point.

$124.12 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Algarve Private Wine Tasting, Mountaintop Lunch from Portimao

Be picked up in the morning from your hotel for your private guided tour. Among your first stops will be visits to Quinta do Francês and Quinta do Morgado da Torre wineries. Here you will enjoy wine tasting of three wines from each winery. Next, you will visit the top of the Monchique Mountains. This is the highest point of southern Portugal, where on clear days it is possible to see the amazing view over the entire Algarve and Portuguese coastlines, up until the Arrábida Mountains, located near Lisbon. After ascending the mountain side, you will Indulge in a lovely lunch in a top quality restaurant in Monchique, with an awe-inspiring view of the esplanade. Observe the Algarve coastline while enjoying the daily selection of the best Portuguese cuisine specialties. Lunch includes starters, main course, wine/water, dessert and coffee. When you are complete with your tour, you will be dropped back off at your hotel