Vilamoura Day Trips and Tours

Take a day trip from Vilamoura to explore the surrounding towns and points of interest in the Algarve. These trips are either by bus or private transportation with pick-up in Vilamoura. 

Listed below are the most popular trips from Vilamoura and links to the various agents that sell these tours. Note that some tours differ from the main general description provided, follow the link for detailed description of each tour.

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Hop on Hop off Tour Bus

The City Sightseeing Bus is an open-top bus that runs daily in Vilamoura (Blue Line) and Albufeira (Red Line), hop-on and off at any of the 45 stops along the route.

The 24-hour ticket is valid for 2 days as this bus does not run at night. Places of interest include Albufeira Old Town, the beaches (Oura, St Eulalia, Pescadores, São Rafael and more), Albufeira Marina and the Pau da Bandeira viewpoint.

24-hour ticket
Adult €20 | Child (4-12) €10
4-day ticket (consecutive days)
Adult €35 | Child (4-12) €17,50
Infants 0 to 4 years – Free

At City Sightseeing agents. Buy tickets at Kiosk Fortuna here and hop on stop 11 just outside the shop. Get your free maps here and plan your trip.

Map Kiosk Fortuna Ticket Shop

Restricted schedule 2021:
BLUE LINE  – every 2 hours
RED LINE  – every hour

Delgaturis Train Trip

Not exactly a Vilamoura day trip but still fun. This quirky train takes you around the resort during 50min from the Marina to the golf courses, Old Village and Falésia Beach.

If you’re staying further from the centre you can use the train to get to the Falésia beach or Marina. Purchase the weekly travel ticket. Especially worthwhile during July and August as the train runs from 10am to 8pm daily.

Adult
1 trip €5.00
1 day hop-on hop-off €6.00 
7 day hop-on hop-off €20

Children (4-10 yrs)
1 trip €3.00
1 day hop-on hop-off €4.00 
7 day hop-on hop-off €15
Infants 0 to 4 years – Free

You can buy your tickets for at stop N 12 at Kiosk Fortuna and also pick-up map and timetables here.

Vilamoura to Gibraltar Tour

Visit ‘The Rock’ on a bus tour from the Algarve. Join a local tour and see the famous landmarks, the wild monkeys or breathtaking views from the top of the Rock. The Saint Michael Caves and Europa Point are also great sites to visit. 

Shopping is duty-free and Euros or Pounds are accepted. Respect the duty-free allowances as they are really strict when re-entering Spain. Gibraltar is 410km away so expect a long journey (5 hours each way). 

Vilamoura to Seville Tour

Visit the beautiful Spanish town of Seville with its impressive historical sites. 

One of the top sights is the Real Alcazar, classified as UNESCO world heritage and used as a setting for Games of Thrones. Fans of the series will recognise the Water Gardens of Dorne.

Seville Cathedral is the 4th largest in the world and a must see in Seville.

Plaza de España another famous landmark was used as a setting in Star Wars.

Seville is just over 200km away and the journey should take about 3 hours. 

Vilamoura to Fátima Tour

The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima is located in central Portugal, 340km from Vilamoura. It is one of the most important Catholic pilgrimage sites in the world. Pilgrims, devotees and tourists make up the 4+ millions annual visitors to the Shrine.

The anniversary of the first apparition 13th of May is the most important date for pilgrims. 

The bus tour to Fátima is a long ride but this is the easiest way to visit. There are no direct buses or trains from Vilamoura. 

The best guide to the Shrine of Fatima is the official website Fatima.pt.

Vilamoura to Lisbon Tour

Visiting the capital of Portugal is another popular day trip in Vilamoura. History, culture and shopping in Lisbon.

Points of interest include the Belem monument, Jerónimos Monastery and town centre. 

Most tours will give you about 4 hours in Lisbon to explore and plenty of free time to shop.

Private Loulé, Market and Wine Tasting Tour

This private day trip combines a Loulé town visit, Loulé Municipal Market and Tôr Vineyards wine tasting.

In the morning you will tour around the historic sites in Loulé. An hour is reserved for the beautiful historic Municipal Market and some shopping. Lunch is included in a typical Portuguese restaurant. After lunch, visit the Tôr Vineyards for a pool side wine tasting session.

Best day to visit is Saturday as you get a bonus visit to the Loulé Gypsy Market.

€30 per Adult (must be 18+ years for wine tasting). Minimum 4 people to book this trip. Must be reserved 24 hours prior.

Operated by a local company in Vilamoura. Offline bookings only.

Send enquiries to [email protected]

10h00: Hotel/accommodation pick-up and start of Loulé Tour (30 minute drive to destination)
12h00: Loulé Municipal Market visit (on Saturdays you will also visit the Gypsy market)
13h00: Lunch at local restaurant
15h00: Tour of the Adega Quinta da Tôr and Wine Tasting
17h00: Return to Vilamoura

  • hotel pick-up
  • lunch and drinks (€15 supplement for mixed grill meat selection)
  • wine tasting and tour of the vineyard

Costa Vicentina Tours

The west coast of the Algarve region and the Alentejo coast, between Cape St. Vincent and Sines, is known as the Costa Vicentina.

This stretch of coast with wild beaches, cliffs and dunes is underdeveloped and strictly protected by environmental laws. It is also a surfers paradise with the pristine beaches and cold Atlantic waters.

The Costa Vicentina day trip is great for anyone who appreciates unspoilt beauty of nature and dramatic scenery.

Évora Day Trips

Visit Évora, the historical capital of the Alentejo region. 

UNESCO has classified the entire town as World Heritage and refers to Évora as a museum-city.

Famous sites include the Roman Temple of Diana, the Chapel of Bones and the Gothic style cathedral dating from 1186. 

Évora is located 200km North of Vilamoura and about a 2,5 hour drive.

Safari Tours

Leave Vilamoura for a day trip that is literally off the beaten track. Explore the Algarve countryside on a full-day or half-day jeep safari tour. Travel the off-road trails, visit villages and try out the local produce and food.

Small groups are taken on this adventure by experienced guides in four-wheel drive vehicles. Great fun and educational.

Full-day tours usually include lunch at a traditional Portuguese restaurant.