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Secrets of Cork provided by Zebra Safari Tours

Secrets of Cork
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About
Join us on a journey of discovery of some of the traditional industries of the inland.Free pick up from the accomodation heading to the area of Loulé where guests can visit the local market (situated near the historical center) and also a taste of the best traditional cakes made out of carob. From here the tour goes to S.Brás de Alportel where we visit: Traditional cork factory: Learn more about the process involved in preparing and packing the cork. Discover this innovating factory and all the processes to make this item so special. Visit to a cork shop: Here you can see some of the latest uses of cork  in fashion accessories made of cork fabric. Visit the beautiful landscape of the surroundings of S. Brás; Free time for lunch (optional) ;Loulé Museum is also a visit : Visit the historical sites in the fortress; Go into our history and traditions.. Learn about the skills of working with cork from the tree to the finished product. Tour goes from 09h00 til 15h30 +-
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, French
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
Portuguese, English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 52067P15
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • A piece of Carob tart or any other cake plus coffee and/or Tea
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance at the museum and at the cork factory
  • Entry/Admission - Museu Municipal Loule
  • Entry/Admission - Castelo De Loule
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Drinks
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Free pick ups within designated areas of Armação de Pera, Albufeira and Vilamoura.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant meals not included
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Seats are assigned by the theater box office and will not be known in advance of the performance date
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Visits to cork factory as subject to availability.
  • Stroller accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • The use of masks is mandatory. We have implemented all the safety and hygiene rules in our facilities, vehicles and personnel in accordance with the rules recommended by DGS and DGT
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Inclusions
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • A piece of Carob tart or any other cake plus coffee and/or Tea
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance at the museum and at the cork factory
  • Entry/Admission - Museu Municipal Loule
  • Entry/Admission - Castelo De Loule
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Drinks
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Free pick ups within designated areas of Armação de Pera, Albufeira and Vilamoura.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant meals not included
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Seats are assigned by the theater box office and will not be known in advance of the performance date
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Visits to cork factory as subject to availability.
  • Stroller accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • The use of masks is mandatory. We have implemented all the safety and hygiene rules in our facilities, vehicles and personnel in accordance with the rules recommended by DGS and DGT
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Loule
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Sao Bras de Alportel
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Museu Municipal Loule
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Castelo De Loule
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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normacsaszar
Sharon, Canada3 contributions
Luís and the tour of the Cork factory
Had a great day . Informative personable Luís took us to Loule market, Portuguese sweets and coffee then off to the Cork factory tour. Very well presented , we will never see a cork in the same light. Great lunch at a local restaurant and a tour of the costume museum. Wonderful day! Good value!

The newly retired!
Written 8 October 2019
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Dear Norma, We are very glad with our decision. It was a great pleasure to have you with us in one of our tours. We also are very proud with your very positive words about the tour and Luis. Be always welcome. Our warmest regards
Written 9 October 2019
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About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Zebra Safari Tours
Ronald_J_71
Ronald_J_71
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Spectacular ride which you can’t do with ‘normal’ car.
Very nice tour with driver Lous. He knows a lot of the area and the nature and can tell this in severall languages.
717PaulH717
717PaulH717
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The other Algarve
Great day out with our kids (7 and 13) guided by the enthusiastic José. Interesting drive up into the hills and aro
jonathond142
jonathond142
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We'd do it again!
We loved Mario's knowledge of history, agriculture, politics, restaurants and Portugal in general. We were impresse
AnLamont
AnLamont
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Top-experience!
We really had a great day! Our driver and guide Mario was extremely well-experienced and full of cultural info! All
Navigator657772
Navigator657772
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Great tour with Luis!
We had an amazing afternoon on the tour. We visited lovely places and our guide, Luis, told many interesting storie
lorrainem887
lorrainem887
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Fab ! Loved it
My sister and I have just had a fabulous trip .. our guide Mario was very pleasant, nothing was too much trouble f
Traveler733421
Traveler733421
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Amazing day, money well spent
We spent a wonderful day with our guides Luís and Diogo exploring somewhat remote parts of the Algarve. The guides
ipennington
ipennington
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Brilliant
Went on half-day safari. Luiz our guide was passionate about his work. Good value for money.......................
elliepearson2109
elliepearson2109
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Brilliant experience!
Me and my partner had a brilliant time on the half day jeep safari. Was given the tour by our driver Luiz who was b
IvanSmit
IvanSmit
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Safari with zebra safari (full day)
We did a full dat tour with zebra safari. We went inland to explore some of the agriculture and the get to know som
MartinH2897
MartinH2897
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Great half day tour
We did a half day tour with zebra Safari Tours, our guide / driver was Philip. He told a lot about the algarve. And
lindasmithtalbot
lindasmithtalbot
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Safari Tour
Brilliant and informative tour up to the highest point of the Algarve beautiful scenery and villages Filipe our dri
Alexandrena M
Alexandrena M
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Unique and wonderful
This is a very unique way to experience Portugal luis our driver and guide was excellent his customer service and k
846tejass
846tejass
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Loved it
We loved it. Our guide was passionate about Albufeira. He was awesome. Had a great knowledge about the area. He was
cpaws13
cpaws13
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Great Tour
Our tour guide Felipe was right on-time, friendly, professional and very knowledgeable. The tour was a lot of fun.
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