Eastern Algarve Small Group Day Trip To Olhão, Tavira And Faro - Albufeira

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    1: 8500 Alvor, Portugal
    2: 8500 Portimão, Portugal
    3: 8400 Carvoeiro, Portugal
    4: 8365 Armação de Pêra, Portugal
    5: 8200 Albufeira, Portugal
    6: Vilamoura, 8125 Quarteira, Portugalread more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


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 mark in the region. Do not forget to try the local gastronomy and to bring the camera for stunning photos...

Know More about this tour

On this tour, you will travel to the eastern part of the Algarve region: from Castro Marim to Faro it's a wonderful journey where you decide how to end it, either with a boat trip along the coast and the Ria Formosa or instead a walking tour around the rich heritage inside medieval walls of the Algarve's capital.

Climb aboard a brand new and comfortable minivan and let yourself be carried away by the relaxed pace as you listen to the explanations of your Cool Guide! 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.

Then we leave for Vila Real de Santo Antnio, a city that stares Spain in the eyes. It has always been an important point of passage and commercial center. Stroll through the city center and observe the important architectural heritage, whose construction oversight was led by the Marquis of Pombal.

Our next stop is the small town of 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 Gilo. Indulge in Mediterranean charm before the lunch in Santa Luzia, just a few minutes away from Tavira.

After lunch, we continue our journey to Olho, 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


Small-group tour (up to 8 people max)

Pickup and drop-off from designated areas

Local and informal guide/driver

Live commentary on board

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Boat tour in Ria Formosa lagoon (if selected - paid directly to the guide)



Food (including meals) and drinks, unless specified

1-Hour Boat Tour in Faro (if option selected) - 10 to be paid directly to the guide in the day of the tour

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Please contact the company at least 24 hours before the activity for exact pick-up location and time (normally between 08:00 AM to 08:45 AM).

Pick-up and drop-off at hotels / housing units located only at Albufeira, Faro, Almancil, Quarteira and Vilamoura coastal areas. Other locations will require further confirmation (on request only).

Please note that you may have to walk a short distance from your accommodation to be picked up.

Please be reminded that there may be more than one language spoken during the tour (max. two languages).

Please note that infants and children occupy a seat.

Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking.

Child rate applies only when accompanied by, at least, 1 paying adult.

Maximum of 8 persons per vehicle.

It's a good idea to wear tennis shoes or other appropriate footwear for the tour and bring along a bottle of water. In summer bring your sunscreen and in winter it gets very cold so make sure you bring a jacket.

Please note, this tour may be conducted in two languages.

English, Spanish and Portuguese are available all year round. French, Italian, Russian and Romanian ONLY ON REQUEST (according to availability).

A minimum of 2 people and maximum of 8 people per booking is required: there is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.

A considerable amount of walking is involved.

Not wheelchair accessible.

Boat ride is subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given an alternative.

In case of adverse weather conditions (e. g. heavy rain), the tour will not be canceled, unless there are warnings and alerts by official organisms.

We are not responsible for any traffic congestion in the city, resulting from cultural, sport and religious events, or even demonstrations / strikes, etc. However we will always offer alternatives to avoid these situations; one of them is to change the pick-up and drop-off locations. Unfortunately, this may be transmitted without prior notice.

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers