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Tours Food & Wine Algarve

Food Lovers in Algarve

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from 1,435€
  • Duration
  • Self-Drive

“Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.”  – Ruth Reichl

The Experience

Algarve is the region of Portugal best known for its beaches, but have you tried the food? With this tour you will enjoy the flavours of this region and you also will be part of it, with cooking lessons.

With this tour we combine the best places in the Algarve with the food that represents this region. Travel along the flavours of fresh bread, gold olive oil, wine, the best seafood, aromatic herbs and fresh products from natural gardens. Enjoy the Mediterranean diet, Intangible Heritage Patrimony by UNESCO.

Start your tour in Tavira, a Moorish influenced town and wander around the “praças”. Stop by a typical café and ask for a “Dom Rodrigo”, a delicious pastry from these lands. On this day, you will visit Monterosa Farm to know more about the production of olive oil, this golden liquid that we appreciate so much in Portugal. Sleep in Fazenda Nova Country House where you will experience the farm to table flavours as the chef goes every day to the local Olhão market.

Have the opportunity to do a boat tour to visit the island in Fuzeta and Ria Formosa. Try a local restaurant with the best fish. Participate in the preparation of a traditional bread and a complete meal cooked in a wood-burning and how to do a “Cataplana” and an almond cake.

Discover Cacela Velha and “Praia da Fábrica” to enjoy a beach day.

These are some of the highlights of this experience, together with some of the best small hotels in the Algarve.

Reasons To Love It
  • Discover Algarve through its flavours
  • Meet the culture and history of the Algarve
  • Enjoy the best beaches and discover the small islands

Experience Itinerary

Arrival to Faro’s airport. Pick up the car and drive to Fazenda Nova Country House.

Tavira, an ancient Moorish town that has retained its unique character and heritage.

Visit its streets, wander around the charming “praças” and stop by for a café and a “dom rodrigo” typical pastry.

In the afternoon return to the countryside to Fazenda Nova and discover its olive oil. You will be escorted through the Olival, with an explanation of the history behind this farm house. In the end you can taste the typical bread from Algarve with the fantastic olive oil produced in Fazenda Nova (bottle of Fazenda Nova Olive oil included).

In the end of the day, enjoy the sunset at Fazenda Nova and eat the local flavours. All ingredients are seasonal and reflect the production of the vegetable garden and the orchard, as well as the trip to the Olhão market that is made daily by the chef.

Sleep in Fazenda Nova Country House.

After breakfast, head to Olhão, catch a boat, discover Ilha da Culatra and find out more about the protected area of Ria Formosa Natural Park. In your return, you will come back to Olhão to taste some of the local delicacies and get to know the history of this fishing Village (8 food tastings, 4 beverage tastings, 3 historic sites).
After this unique experience head to the countryside again, this time to a different country house, Monte do Álamo. Enjoy the sunset surrounded by olive trees. Sleep in Monte do Álamo.

After breakfast you will head to Tavira where you will visit the market and then head again to Monte Álamo to prepare a fish “Cataplana” (a traditional recipe from the Algarve). You will also have the class of how to prepare a dessert made of almond and carob. 

You will be invited to share a relaxed meal having the opportunity to taste the prepared dishes in a beautiful setting. The recipes used in this class are part of the rich and healthy Mediterranean diet, characteristic from the south of Portugal: Alentejo and Algarve. You will learn the recipes step by step, and participate in all parts of the process, from the selection of the ingredients in the local market and the farm, to the final product and posterior tasting. Using local products, with an excellent quality and the presentation of the meal is also very important, as it will be explained during the class.

In the afternoon you can enjoy the countryside. Sleep in Monte Álamo.

Today we invite you to discover Cacela Velha and “Praia da Fabrica”. Sleep in Praia Verde Boutique Hotel.

You will visit Sal Marim, the production of “Flor de Sal”, artisan sea salt from Castro Marim, harvested by artisan methods dating back to Roman times.
After the guided visit, you will taste this unique salt, together with algarvian bread and olive oil. In the end you will get a special gift - Salmarim Natural Blossoms of Sea Salt - Cork Box.

Sleep in Praia Verde Boutique Hotel.

After breakfast, we suggest you to discover Praia Verde. Explore its quilometres and quilometres to walk and wander. Sleep in Praia Verde Boutique Hotel.

After breakfast, take the car to the airport and we wish a safe trip back home!

Itinerary Map


Important Information

This tour is self drive so it is up to you to decide your date of departure, we will be here!


The company providing the car rental service is Europcar. The car is a Seat Ibiza with A/C or similar. 


The total price of the program for 7 nights is from €1435 per person sharing a double room. Special seasons, single and solo traveller supplements applies.


- 7 nights’ accommodation with breakfast for two in a double room; 
- Car hire for 7 days, arranged through Europcar (pick up and dropoff at airport or other Europcar point); 
- A guided visit to Fazenda Nova Country House and its olive oil production, with an olive oil tasting & algarvian bread (and a small bottle of olive oil);
- A typical Portuguese Cooking Workshop for two (at Monte Álamo and afterwards you eat the epic feast that you have just made);
- A boat tour in Ria Formosa and a Food Tour in Olhão with 8 food tastings, 4 beverage tastings and 3 historic sites (mix group);
- A guided visit to an artisan sea salt production and tasting this unique salt, together with algarvian bread and olive oil (and a small gift - Salmarim Sea Salt - Cork Box).
- A booklet of your trip with inside tips for unforgettable memories and local experiences.

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