Welcome to The Algarve

In the south, tourist hotspots harbouring massive conglomerations of holiday villas and brash resorts have action-packed activities – from splashy water parks to water sports – and vibrant nightlife spanning beach bars to sizzling nightclubs. Natural treasures here include the bird-filled lagoons and islands of the protected Parque Natural da Ria Formosa, stretching for 60km from west of the capital, Faro, to the enchanting fishing village of Cacela Velha.

Up in the hilly hinterland are historic castle towns and whitewashed villages, rolling countryside covered in cork, carob and almond trees and citrus orchards, rural farmhouse restaurants, and the wonderful Via Algarviana hiking trail crossing the region's breadth.

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$39.96 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Caves and Dolphin Watching Cruise from Albufeira

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productGAte 4 Café is our meeting pointPass By: Dream Wave, Albufeira, Faro District, AlgarveA beautiful beachPass By: Praia Sao Rafael, Albufeira, Faro District, AlgarveTranslateted to English: Bunny BeachPass By: Praia da Coelha, Albufeira, Faro District, AlgarveConsidered one of the most beautiful beaches in the worldPass By: Praia da Marinha, Caramujeira, Faro District, AlgarveConsidered the worlds most beautiful sea cave.Pass By: Algar de Benagil, Benagil, Lagoa, Faro District, Algarve

$35.43 Water Sports

Kayak and Snorkel Trip in Lagos

Your sea kayak tour begins at Cais de Solaria in Lagos, where you'll meet your guide and be outfitted with your kayak and paddle, water proof bag and life jacket. All levels are welcome, from beginners to advanced kayakers; your experienced guide, who is up to date on local wind, current, and tide conditions, leads the tour and is glad to keep an eye on you and answer any questions you may have. Once you're on the water, paddle through fascinating rock formations, observing their details in a way that would be impossible if you were traveling on a boat.Stop to snorkel and swim at a deserted beach next to Praia Dona Ana (equipment provided), and enjoy an off-the-beaten-path location that you don't have to share with crowds of people—you’ll practically have it all to yourself. Spend at least half an hour at the beach swimming, snorkeling, and relaxing. A motorized support boat follows your group to make sure that everyone is safe and sound. Note: Children who are at least 5 years old are welcome to take part, provided that they know how to swim.

$34.25 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.

$39.96 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Ria Formosa Natural Park Four Islands Half-Day Boat Cruise

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Ilha Deserta, Faro, Faro District, AlgarveFree timeDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Ilha da Culatra, Olhao, Faro District, AlgarveFree timeDuration: 1 hour 30 minutes

$171.26 Day Trips & Excursions

Portimao Private Algarve Wine and Tapas Tour by Motorcycle

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Museu de Portimao, Portimao, Faro District, AlgarveMeeting PointPass By: FerragudoOverlooking the fishing village.Stop At: Quinta dos Vales Wine Estate, Estombar, Lagoa, Faro District, Algarve Visit the vineyard and Wine tasting.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Praia Da Rocha, Praia da Rocha, Portimao, Faro District, AlgarveVisit the fortress.Duration: 10 minutes

$47.95 Day Trips & Excursions

The Algarve to Seville Sightseeing Day Tour with Guide

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Parque de Maria Luisa, Seville, Province of Seville, AndaluciaExplore Maria Luisa Park, and hear how its centerpiece square and palace complex Plaza de España was created for the 1929 Ibero-American Exposition World’s Fair.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Plaza de Espana, Seville, Province of Seville, AndaluciaSet in the middle of the park’s elaborate Moorish-style gardens, Plaza de España was built in a classic Renaissance Revival style, and is now home to several important Government buildings.. Its semi-elliptic floor is surrounded by an estuary that separates the inner plaza by a marble banister. Four tiled brick bridges, representing different regions of Spain, allow access across the estuaryDuration: 1 hourStop At: Barrio Santa Cruz, Seville, Province of Seville, Andalucia“Bairro de Santa Cruz” the famous Jewish quarter located in the city center, surrounded by beautiful and big houses, palaces and white backyards smelling like flowers. Wander around Santa Cruz, admiring its cluster of whitewashed houses and lively tapas bars that spill onto the streetsDuration: 1 hourPass By: Catedral de Sevilla, Seville, Province of Seville, AndaluciaStop at least for photos outside Seville Cathedral, one of the world’s largest Gothic cathedrals.Pass By: Real Alcazar, Seville, Province of Seville, AndaluciaThe Cathedral and the “Alcazar” Palace – originally a Moorish fort and once the Royal family residence. This palace is one of the best remaining examples of “Mudéjar” architecture, a style under Christian rule in Spain using Islamic architectural influence. Walk around the outside of Real Alcazar Palace, home of King Juan Carlos, and admire its array of architectural styles that range from Moorish to Neoclassical.The entrance is not included and please be careful with the time if you decided to use all you free time in Seville (3 hours) to visit the palace Pass By: Torre del Oro, Seville, Province of Seville, AndaluciaSightsee independently, shop for souvenirs or relax over lunch in one of the city’s atmospheric tapas bars (own expense); how you enjoy your free time is up to you! Then, meet your guide at the prearranged time and travel back to your hotel in the Algarve where your day trip finishes.The guide will provide you 3 hours in total in Seville to use on your own after giving all information and explanation of seville importance.