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Go east Algarve tour with Castro Marim, Tavira and Faro

Availability: Monday and Wednesday
Duration: 1 day
Language: English, Spanish, Portuguese
Mobile voucher accepted
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  • Explore the eastern part of Algarve for a taste of local traditions and historical landmarks
  • See different types of architecture based on the several people who left their marks in the region
  • Try the delicious local kitchen
What to expect

On this tour, you will travel to the eastern part of the Algarve region. The first stop is Castro Marim, a quaint little village with a majestic castle strategically located. Like all the region of the Algarve, Castro Marim has records of occupation since the Bronze Age, with the presence of Phoenicians, Romans and Moors, until the Christian Reconquista. The castle has undergone several restorations throughout the centuries, and today houses an Archaeological Museum that definitely deserves a visit.

The next stop is Vila Real de Santo António, a city that stares Spain in the eyes. For this reason, it has always been an important point of passage and commercial center. It combines an intense local commerce, beautiful beaches and the proximity to the Ria Formosa lagoon allows access to a rich fauna and flora unique in the world. Stroll through the city center and observe the important architectural heritage, whose construction oversight was led by the Marquis of Pombal.

After you will continue to Tavira, one of the most beautiful and picturesque in the whole Algarve. Its entire historical center and typical houses form an absolutely charming picture, not to mention the castle or the iconic Roman bridge that connects the two banks of the river Gilão. Indulge in Mediterranean charm before the lunch in Santa Luzia.

After lunch, the journey continues to Olhão, one of the most emblematic cities in the Algarve. All the town literally ‘breathes’ sea: the golden sandy beaches, high quality fish and shellfish coming from the largest fishing port in the region or the Municipal Markets that we will also visit.

The last stop is Faro, the capital of the Algarve. Here you can choose between a walking tour or a boat trip. The walking tour explores the historic city center, particularly inside the medieval walls where lies numerous museums, churches and a Bones Chapel. For those who take the boat trip, you will not be disappointed as well: 1-hour ride to the Ria Formosa, a system of barrier islands that communicates with the sea through six inlets. It is an authentic ecological treasure, protected as a Natural Park, a safe haven for hundreds of birds and other species. Whatever your choice may be, this unforgettable tour will always end with a flourish…

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What's included
  • Bones Chapel
  • Faro Cathedral
What's not included
  • Lunch
  • Additional boat tour (15 Euro)
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  • Infants (0-4): free
  • Children (4-12): reduced
Where
Meeting point:

You will get a pick-up from your hotel or place of stay between Quarteira and Praia da Rocha. Please provide hotel address information when you make the booking.

When
  • Monday and Wednesday at 8.00am
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Provider
CoolTour Lisbon
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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