Approx. 12 hoursStart time
Start time: 0800h (08:00am)
Duration: Approx. 12 hours
Your hotel in The Algarve.
(Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
Your hotel in The Algarve
Visit the old town of Faro which contrasts the lively new town, visit "the Venice of Algarve": the town of Tavira.
You will be picked up from your hotel and taken on a guided tour in a bus. This tour is full of interest in what the East side of the Algarve has to offer you and we combine Culture with Leisure in one Tour.
Tour starting in Almancil, you can visit one of the most beautiful and unique churches in Portugal the São Lorenço church. This church is so amazing that you will see that doesn’t exist inside once single space that is in white; São Lourenço was a saint of the Catholic church that was a deacon, he use to split the handouts that he use to receive with the poor until he was caught by the Romans, that forced him to confess being arrested and later burned. This church is one real ex-libris due to the portray of this entire story in the blue and amazing tiles.
Once in Faro, you will have a guided visit to the interesting Old part of the town, the Arch of the Villa - One of Faro´s ex-libris, the construction of Arco da Vila was ordered to the Italian architect Francisco Xavier Fabri by bishop Francisco Gomes de Avelar, in the place where there had been before a medieval gate; the arch marks the entrance to Vila Adentro (Inner Town), the city’s historic centre, and displays in a niche an image of Saint Thomas. Out of curiosity, note the top of the building, where Starks love to make their nests...
You will also have free time for shopping.
One of the most ancient towns in the Algarve, Olhão is known for its peculiar cubist houses and as an important fishing harbour. After the visit you will have free time for lunch.
Then we leave to the “Venice” of the Algarve, Tavira that is one of the most beautiful towns in the Algarve, here you will have time to visit the castle - locally known as Castelo de Tavira, which lies in the town historic centre (It’s unknown when the first castle at this site was built. Sources say in the VIII century B.C., a fortress was already being rebuilt by the Phoenicians in that place. The actual castle however probably dates back to the XII century) and St. Maria church, built in the XIII century.
The tour ends at your hotel.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.
Pick up time will depend on where your hotel is located and will be advised at the time of booking.
This tour requires munimum number of passengers to operate
The guide was excellent and his comand of both English and German was superb. He was very knowledgable about the places visited which made the trip very interesting. You felt...Lesley Scott
Really satisfied with this tour experience. Friendly multi lingual tour guide made it an informative and enjoyable experience for all. Comfortable air conditioned coach, great...Miss Lorna Buchanan
We were staying in Olhao and as the tour started in Faro we were collected via taxi. A very knowledgable, friendly guide with grrr English showed us round the historic area and...Mrs H F Garland