Cork Factory Guided Tour in the Algarve

Find out more about cork and it’s applications


Tour Description

Cork Factory Guided Tour 

Visiting a cork factory in the Algarve region offers a fascinating glimpse into the traditional craftsmanship and production of cork, an integral part of Portugal’s cultural heritage.

For around 45 minutes guests are able to understand the full process of the Cork Industry, from the harvesting to end products. We start with a briefing followed by a walk through in the factory to see first-hand how everything works.

1. Introduction to Cork Production:

  • Education about Cork: Learn about the cork oak trees, their significance, and the sustainable harvesting process that doesn’t harm the trees.
  • Processing: Witness the various stages of cork processing, from bark extraction to the creation of cork products.

2. Craftsmanship and Artistry:

  • Demonstrations: Experience demonstrations showcasing the skilled artisans shaping and crafting cork into various products, from bottle stoppers to fashion accessories.
  • History and Tradition: Gain insights into the history of cork production in Portugal, a craft deeply rooted in the country’s culture.

3. Sustainability and Conservation:

  • Environmental Importance: Understand the environmental significance of cork oak forests and how cork production contributes to sustainability and conservation efforts.
  • Eco-Friendly Aspects: Learn about the eco-friendly nature of cork as a material and its versatile uses beyond wine stoppers, including in fashion, construction, and design.

4. Shopping and Souvenirs:

  • Gift Shop:  you can purchase cork-based products, providing an opportunity to take home authentic Portuguese souvenirs.


Have you considered exploring some of our other tours while you’re in the Algarve? We offer a variety of options to suit all interests, usually with the cork tour in the morning you can also do the Salt Mine Tour in the afternoon. They are close to each other.
Have a look to the salt Mine, if you pretend to book, please send us an email and we arrange the package for you or you can also book online.

The Unforgettable Salt Mine Tour in the Algarve


Learn and see all the process from cork tree to cork products

Get a real experience of the workers and machines at labor and see the end result

Visit to a cork shop: Here you can see some of the latest uses of cork in fashion accessories made of cork fabric.

Detailed itinerary

“I just wanted to let you know, that we had the most wonderful visit to the cork factory today.”

Jason M.

Tour Info

What's included:


Visit to a traditional cork factory: Learn more about the processes involved in preparing and packing the cork.

Visit to a cork shop: Here you can see some of the latest uses of cork in fashion accessories made of cork fabric.

Not included


Monday to Friday



Group Size

2 pax min

Price Info

Factory Tour (45minutes) - Price per person as from 16,50€