back to: Porto (and vicinity) Portugal
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Location: Nave do Barao, Portugal | Nave do Barao, Portugal
Rural countryside & landscapes of the Algarve
Visits to charming traditional villages
Whitewashed houses & cobbled streets in Alte
The evolution of cork & the Quercus suber tree
Fruity flavors of Portuguese medronho brandy
Guided tour of the Algarve's countryside
Sample of medronho brandy
Roundtrip transportation to and from your Algarve hotel
Venture into the heart of the Algarve and explore the hidden beauty of the Iberian coastline on this full-day guided tour. Drive through rural Portuguese landscapes, uncover charming villages, and witness the traditional ways of country life.
Your morning starts with a scenic drive along the Iberian coast and through the outstanding landscapes of the Boliqueime parish. Your first stop is in the delightful village of Lombada, where you can see authentic Portuguese basket handicraft.
Continue on to Alte, considered to be one of the most traditional villages in the area. Sample the local coffee and enjoy views of whitewashed houses with latticework, handcrafted chimneys and narrow, cobbled streets in the foothills of the Serra do Caldeirao.
Next, your tour takes you to Zebro, home to some of the country's finest cork harvesting. Visit a cork oak tree and learn about its evolution and the significance of cork to the southern Portuguese. Then it's time for lunch before a visit to the Quinta do Freixo distillery farm.
At the farm, you have the opportunity to try the famous medronho brandy. Savor the traditional fruity flavors of the Portuguese brandy obtained from the fruit of the Medronho tree. Your tour is complete as you travel through the farmlands of Picota.
Cancellation Policy: 72 hours
Know before you book:
Children 4 and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult.
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