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  2. Algarve
  3. Tavira
  4. Day Trips

Interior Algarve & Guadiana River Tour

Product ID: 172572
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Discover the rural East Algarve in this tour. This is the forgotten and unseen Algarve in the border with Spain.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Driver
English, Portuguese

Pick-up service

Pick up available from your Hotel (in Olhao, Tavira or Cabanas)
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the rural East Algarve
  • See the Fort Castro Marim and the Castle Castro Marim
  • Visit the perfectly cared for castle gardens
Full description
Take a closer look at Vila Real de Santo António, a city founded in 1774, right in the middle of the Enlightenment, with a replica of the street layout of central Lisbon after the 1755 earthquake. Visit the central area, a shopper's paradise, with hundreds of shops and outdoor sitting areas. This city is also proud of its rich gastronomy with famous dishes made from tuna, a long-established tradition.

Next, stop in Castro Marim, one of the oldest places in the Algarve, and an important centre of Arab power until 1242. See its battlements which command an excellent view over the whole of the surrounding area, including the magnificent salt-pans which reflect the sunlight in their white expanse. It is not difficult to find genuine handicrafts which will delight people who appreciate popular art.

Then, see the Castle of Alcoutim which was built in the 16th century, as well as the Misericórdia Church, the Chapel of St António, and the country house of the counts of Alcoutim. The Main Church was one of the first Renaissance buildings in the Algarve, built between 1538 and 1554, in place of a mediaeval church.

Afterwards, see the gardens of the castle, which are perfectly cared for and provide an excellent viewing point. There are myriad legends involving the castle. They tell of brave knights and beautiful Moorish princesses, frustrated in their love, becoming enchanted. 
Includes
  • All taxes
  • Personal/driver
  • Car/minivan
  • Pick-up and drop off
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• The tour is non-private and is led by your personal driver/guide
• If you are staying in Olhão, Tavira and Cabanas de Tavira you will be picked up, if other locations, please contact your local tour supplier to know the extra cost
• To keep the tours focus on you, we limit the groups with 7 people per guide
• The tour is done by car/minivan
• During the tour, stops will be made according to the itinerary
• Tour duration can be shortened upon your request
• Your guide will be happy to help you to buy souvenirs during the tour