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Eastern Portugal: Day Trip to Faro, Olhão, Tavira, & more

1. Eastern Portugal: Day Trip to Faro, Olhão, Tavira, & more

Take a full-day trip around the best of the east of Portugal. Benefit from pickup from your hotel, transportation around the historic sights, and take time to immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere. Begin your day with convenient pickup before heading to Faro. Admire the capital of the Algarve as you tour the historic 13th-century city center. Next, move on to the Moorish fishing town of Olhão. Stroll around its bustling streets or shop for local products in its traditional markets. Continue your tour to Tavirna. Explore a town of cobbled streets, picturesque churches, and visit its Roman Bridge. Climb up to its castle and photograph the views from its observation point. Take advantage of some free time for lunch in one of its many restaurants (own expense). Conclude your tour with stops at Villa Real de Sto- Antonio and Cacel Velha. Discover a village where the Ria Formosa meets the Atlantic Ocean. Finally, head back on the bus for the return journey and drop-off at your accommodation.

Tavira: Private Tuk-Tuk City Tour and Camera Obscura

2. Tavira: Private Tuk-Tuk City Tour and Camera Obscura

Start your day with a private tour of the city on an electric tuk-tuk. Visit the main historical sights of the city, such as the Tavira castle. Hear interesting stories and facts about the city from your local guide. At the end of the tour, your private tuk-tuk tour guide will take you to Camera Obscura, one of Tavira's main attractions, for a unique way to see the town.

From Lisbon: Algarve 2-Day Private Tour

3. From Lisbon: Algarve 2-Day Private Tour

Day 1: Start with pickup from your hotel in Lisbon and travel south towards the Algarve, making your first stop at Tavira. Stop at Praça da Republica where you will find the City Hall and the Tavira Municipal Museum. Visit the Museum where you will find a diverse archaeological collection from the Islamic period, the Vaso de Tavira, and the ex-library of the museum. See the Misericórdia Church, built between 1541 and 1551, which is considered the most remarkable Renaissance building of the Algarve. Next, stop in Faro, one of the larger cities of the region with a long history. Learn about the devastating impact the earthquake of 1755 had on the city. Enjoy a break for a coffee in a typical terrace or café.  Visit the Vilamoura marina which receives numerous private yachts from all over the world. As such, the marina has helped develop the region as an important center of tourism. Finally, stop at Albufeira for the night. Discover its three magnificent beaches; Praia dos Pescadores, Peneco, and Inatel, See the fishing boats on Pescadores beach, keeping alive the maritime tradition of the region. Discover the historic center of the city with its whitewashed houses and narrow cobbled streets. Or, enjoy a lively night out on the central avenue, with a variety of tempting bars, restaurants, and nightclubs. Day 2: On the second day, continue your tour of the Algarve with a visit to the city of Lagos. Learn how the city was an important location in the Age of Discovery, where many expeditions and missions set sail for the Americas. Discover the defensive structures of the city, constructed to protect from attacks from the sea.  Next, visit the Sagres Fortress, also known as Promotorium Sacrum, built by order of Prince Henry the Navigator. Within the fortress, see cannons, a 16th-century tower and the Church of Our Lady of Grace. After this, return to Lisbon to finish the tour.

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What a great tour. Joao was fun and informative and rolled with our most rambunctious travel partner. The surprises at the end of the tour were amazing. We had a great time and would highly recommend any activity Joao offers. He was so kind, my husband left his cane in the tuk tuk and Joao came all the way back to where he dropped us off to return it. We just moved to Tavira and took the tour to learn about our new city. That turned out to be a great idea, because not only did we learn a lot, but we covered a lot of ground, seeing things I'm not sure we would have found on our own. In all, fun and memorable.

THE TOUR WAS DONE BY A VERY ENJOYED YOUNG MAN. HE IS VERY WELL INFORMED AND KNOWN TO TRANSFER THIS IN A CLEAR WAY. EVEN IF IT WAS IN ENGLISH! TOURING WITH THE 'TUK TUK' WAS ADDED VALUE. TOP EXPERIENCE = DO IT

A very pleasant experience We were able to discover the city in the best possible way. Conditions Our guide took the time to explain the characteristics of the city to us and we left with our souvenir photo

Pickup exactly as planned, the quiet TukTuk could travel through lane ways and areas in the Historic Centre. I learned a lot and enjoyed the safe way to visit Tavira.

Nice experience. French-speaking guide. Nice overview of the city of Tavira. Fun visit to the observatory. top