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LOULÉ & VILAMOURA history and flavors

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Important information:

With the booking, please inform where you are staying so that we can set the place and time of the meeting point.
 Lunch is included in the price.  * Drinks not included.

There is no child price for the tour.

You should bring comfortable clothes and footwear as we will walk between visits.

** LUNCH MENU included in the price:  Couvert, starter, dish of the day and fruit of the season; 

Vegetarian option if required with the booking.

  • Location: Albufeira
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Description:

With the valuable contribution of archeology, it is known today that the presence of man in the Municipality of Loulé dates back to the Ancient Paleolithic. In the following millenniums, in the period of the Metal Age, the incursion of the peoples of the Eastern Mediterranean, which progressively penetrate the South-West Peninsular, culminating with the arrival of the Phoenicians and the Carthaginians. They founded the first factories on the seafront of the territory of the current municipality, promoting fishing, exploration of metallurgy and commercial activity.
From the middle of the second century BCE, after the Second Punic War, the Romans give new impetus to economic activities by developing the canning industry, agriculture and the mining of copper and iron.
With the conquest of the Muslims in the 8th century, the medieval city was born, which will generate the current historic city. Al-'Ulya '(Loulé) is described for the first time, on the eve of the Christian reconquest, in the Arab chronicles of Ibne Saide and Abd Aluhaid, as a small fortified and prosperous Almedina (City), belonging to the Kingdom of Niebla , under the command of Taifa Ibne Mafom.

We will take you to another dimension. Surrounded by history, we will savor moments and experiences, experience flavors and admire the rich heritage of the region. It will be a dip in the history of the Algarve. Come with us and let yourself be surprised.

Spoken languages:
  • en English

  • pt Portuguese

  • de German

  • fr French

Includes:

PRIVATE TOUR

Free pick up from hotel in a 9-seat minibus driven by an experienced driver ; Visit during the morning the beautiful and typical village of Loulé with its narrow streets full of history.

We visited the municipal market with all its tipicism and bustle; The interesting Municipal Museum and the important Historical Center of the village with its ancient walls.

We then head for the cosmopolitan Marina of Vilamoura where we will visit the Marina on a walking tour on the way to "Tasquinha do Manel" a very simple restaurant, traditional, where the lunch will be served.

After lunch around 4:00 pm you will be returning to the hotels.

Lots of information and discoveries.

Conditions:

Prices include tickets entrance in monuments and lunch. Drinks not included.

It is possible to have the vegetarian option if requested at the time of booking.

We do free pick ups in hotels and other lodging only in the areas between Armação de Pera, Albufeira and Vilamoura. Pick ups in other areas on request;

All reservations require confirmation.

Cancelation policy

All reservations canceled less than 24 hours are non-refundable.

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