Ria Food Tour in Historic Fishing Village of Olhão - Algarve, Portugal

Tasting
Wine, Local Food
Activity
Meet The Maker, Food Tour
Included
Meal, Tour guide
Languages
English, Spanish, Portuguese
Theme
Cultural
Minimum Drinking Age
18
$
101
09
/ Person
António G
Response rate: 
100%
Response time:
3 hours
Activity Overview
Authenticity from land & sea!

Take part in a fabulous food and wine tour, and steep yourself in local culture at the same time. Our Ria Food Tour comprises a visit to the historic fishing village of Olhão in Algarve, Portugal. Here, you can learn about the amazing history of Olhão, how its people fought to turn it from a village into a town, and how the seamen´s hard work transformed Olhão into a major economic, social and urban center.

We will stroll through authentic Portuguese fish and fruit markets, meet and talk with local charismatic vendors, and sample the seasonal products. Indulge in the delectable local cuisine and wine along with authentic and innovative products from our Mediterranean diet in typical "tascas" and restaurants. As you might expect, there is so much delicious seafood awaiting you when you opt for this food tour, and it is also impossible not to be swept away by the sheer romance of the quaint winding streets and the pretty white buildings.

If you like, you can also take to the water for a boat tour. A boat tour option can be included in the Ria Food Tour in Olhão. Here, you will be able to experience some beautiful channel scenery and also make your way to the breathtakingly beautiful island of Culatra as well as exploring the lovely Formosa natural park. Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for whales, dolphins, sea birds and other local wildlife in this wonderfully picturesque spot.
 
Practical information
- Wear comfortable shoes and clothing
- Bring your appetite, curiosity and good mood
- Your camera to record and share the good moments
 
Included
  • Use all of your senses to discover the picturesque fish and fruit markets
  • Fall in love with the legends of the Olhão
  • Unveil a cannery with more than a century of existence
  • Discover Bioco, a traditional female garment
  • Understand the unique architecture of this cubist fishing village
Rates
Per
Price
Person
$
101
09
Children
Per
Price
Pricing Info
Child
$
52
29
Children under 14 years
Timing
Dates
Start Time
Weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday10:00 AM
Duration
4,5 H
More Info
Cancellation Policy
Standard
  • Cancellations made 2 days before will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
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Overall Experience
(5.0 of 5)
We all had an amazing experience...the history of the region, the cultural influences & the all-important food! I feel like I was able to really get a feel for the beautiful coastal city and be a true part of it; all while eating so many authentic delicacies."
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To make your experience even more rich and memorable, we will show you several monuments as we stroll along the streets of Faro. Places that we visit on the tour include the Chapel of Bones (or Capela do Ossos in Portuguese) with more than 1,000 skeletons and the local cathedral Sé to enjoy the magnificent views of the city. You will also get to stroll around the Jardim Manuel Bívar, which is one of the most elegant and inspiring gardens in the Algarve.

Whether alone or with friends, this is a must-see and must-taste food tour!