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  • Tavira: Tuk-Tuk City Tour

    1. Tavira: Tuk-Tuk City Tour

    Enjoy this Tavira City tour and go to all the corners of the city that tell you about its history and its main nooks and secrets.  Pass through the area of Alto de São Brás and see the chapel of São Brás and the Church of Nossa Senhor do Carmo which is the largest church in the city.  Stop in the salt pans for 5 minutes, it is located in the area of Atalaia. There you find the Convent of Bernardas and the former prison. Stop at the church São Sebastião for 5 minutes and take some great photos.  Continue through the military barracks, Church of São Francisco, Church of São José, the street of Liberdade and República square which is in the city center.  Experience the historic area which is the most important area of this tour. Use the opportunity to visit the Convent of Graça, Santiago church, Santa Maria church, Misericórdia church, and stop at the Castle for another 5 minutes.  The ...

    My family and I had a wonderful time. The tour guide was knowledgable and passionate about all things Tavira. We had the pleasure of seeing local wildlife including flamingos also. We will be booking again next year!

  • Algarve: Off-the-Beaten-Path Day Trip

    2. Algarve: Off-the-Beaten-Path Day Trip

    Explore the hidden gems and secret sites of the Algarve on this day trip. Have an unforgettable experience as you tour incredible landscapes, traditional fishing villages, ancient towns, and the charming countryside of Algarve.

    Your day trip begins with an interesting visit to a salt pan. See how the finest salt in Portugal is produced, be dazzled by the brightness of the neat rows of salt pans, and learn about the age-old tradition in the area.

    Afterward, appreciate the natural beauty of the Ria Formosa estuary, a wide expanse of canals, marshlands, and sandbanks. The natural park serves as an important passage area to numerous species of migrating birds between North Europe and Africa and is a paradise for birdwatchers. Your next stop is Olhão, a traditional fishing village, known for its cube-shaped white-washed houses that contrast with the golden san...

  • East Algarve: Private Half-Day Coastal Tour

    3. East Algarve: Private Half-Day Coastal Tour

    During your East Algarve Coastal tour, you will visit Cacela Velha, a tiny village perched on top of a cliff, looking out over the sea, a jewel that has remained untouched for centuries. In the main square, you will see the heart of the village, the medieval cistern. You will also enjoy a visit to the town’s fortress, built in 1794 and to the main church with its collection of religious art. Here, you can marvel at the most beautiful sunsets in the Algarve. Next, enjoy a visit to Castro Marim, one of the oldest towns in the Algarve. From the Fort of São Sebastião and the Castle of Castro Marim, you will view the “lands of Spain and sands of Portugal”, just like the cry of the lookout aboard the caravels, which is celebrated in a popular song. Take in the beauty of the marsh and the salt-pans of Vila Real de Santo António and Ayamonte shining in the distance, between the waters of the G...

  • From Tavira: Tuk Tuk Tour to Cabanas & Cacela Velha Village

    4. From Tavira: Tuk Tuk Tour to Cabanas & Cacela Velha Village

    Discover 2 quaint villages, Cabanas de Tavira and Cacela Velha, and take in the stunning views of the Algarve region as you zip around in your electric tuk-tuk. Make stops along the tour to see the sights and important sites as well as for the best views of Ria Formosa and the ocean. Leave Tavira and head for your first stop: the fishing village of Cabanas de Tavira. It takes about 15 minutes and you'll drive down the main street, by the Ria. On the way to Cacela Velha, see fruit farms, and make a stop at the well-known Factory next to Ria Formosa. Drive on towards Cacela Velha, a magnificent and picturesque place with the best view of the Ria Formosa and ocean. Here, you also see the most interesting and beautiful sights of the region — the Church of Nossa Senhora da Assunção and the Fortress of Cacela.

  • Algarve: Villages in the Hills & Cork Private Half-Day Tour

    5. Algarve: Villages in the Hills & Cork Private Half-Day Tour

    After being picked up from your hotel, you will begin by journeying into the rolling hills of the Caldeirão Mountains. Admire the natural beauty of this stunning landscape, listen to the gentle bubbling of mountain streams and discover the skills of local craftspeople. From the mountains, the tour will proceed to the historical center of São Brás with its eclectic mix of whitewashed houses and the grander residences of the former industrialists and businessmen of the cork trade. In the Ethnographic Museum of Costumes of the Algarve, learn more about local culture and take a trip back in time to when the locals used to dance the “corridinho” at threshing time. After São Brás, your guide will take you to Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo in search of the tile makers who have been there for centuries. Take in the wonderful scents of the surrounding orchards, full of almond and orange trees...

  • From Tavira: Santa Luzia and Fuseta Village tour by Tuk Tuk

    6. From Tavira: Santa Luzia and Fuseta Village tour by Tuk Tuk

    Sit back and relax as your guided tuk tuk tour takes you to the beautiful fishing village of Santa Luzia. Stop at the best places to see the Ria Formosa, a lagoon and one of the most picturesque parts of the Algarve. See how traditional clay pottery is made in the Algarve. After seeing these 2 incredible Algarve villages you’ll be taken back to the center of Tavira.

    I loved the whole Tour. Joao is very knowledgable and helpful. He explains the history, shows the activities of the traditional portuguese, supporta the portuguese economy, knows the environment well Nd shares a lot of tips.A very enjoyable toir with his Tuk Tuk that I can only recommend higly.

  • From Algarve: Best of the East

    7. From Algarve: Best of the East

    On this full-day tour starting from Quarteira to Eastern Algarve, discover the regions of Moorish and Roman heritage. Visit Faro, the capital of the Algarve province with its 13th century city center. Then, continue on to the Moorish town of Olhão, a key site for fishing and explore its important fish market. Visit the attractive and charming old town of Tavira with a 4th century Roman bridge still intact and its many churches. Then head towards Gilão and Cacela Velha. Finally, you will reach Monte Gordo and Vila Real de Santo António, border towns with Spain separated by the generous mouth of the Guadiana River.

  • Tavira: Private Tuk-Tuk City Tour and Camera Obscura

    8. 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.

  • Algarve: Castro Marim Natures Reserve Private Half-Day Tour

    9. Algarve: Castro Marim Natures Reserve Private Half-Day Tour

    At Castro Marim and Vila Real de Santo António Salt-Marsh Nature Reserve, you'll discover a different Algarve, far from the hustle and bustle of the beaches, where the silence is only disturbed by bird cries. The reserve is the oldest in Portugal and a privileged site for the reproduction of fish, crustaceans and shellfish. The salt pans occupy around one-third of the protected area, which glisten in the sunlight, unexpectedly white in between the green of the fields and the blue of the river. For many centuries they were the main source of income in the region and are still gathered using traditional methods, in accordance with artisanal processes, delivering a product certified by the Nature Reserve. This is a favored spot for migratory birds, although it is possible to see birds throughout the year, like the black-winged stilt, which is the most common species in the area.

  • Interior Algarve & Guadiana River Private Day Tour

    10. Interior Algarve & Guadiana River Private Day Tour

    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 traditional small stores and terraces. The region was always associated with fishing and is very proud of its rich gastronomy, with famous dishes made from tuna, a long-established tradition. After this, board a ferry to cross the tranquil Guadiana River to Ayamonte, in Spain, on the opposite bank. Make a stop in Castro Marim, one of the oldest communities in the Algarve, and an important center of Arab power until 1242. Discover how its strategic position on the border and the need to repel the Moorish attacks from North Africa led to the construction of the impressive Castle, Fort, and City Walls. Then, follow the verdant hills bordering the...

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What people are saying about Tavira

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I loved the whole Tour. Joao is very knowledgable and helpful. He explains the history, shows the activities of the traditional portuguese, supporta the portuguese economy, knows the environment well Nd shares a lot of tips.A very enjoyable toir with his Tuk Tuk that I can only recommend higly.

Just awesome tuk tuk ride, and Joao is just awesome, he gave us a nice tour of Tavira town which is a must do. I recommend Maria's tuk tuk with great enthusiasm, go there with a light heart, it will be without regrets!

My family and I had a wonderful time. The tour guide was knowledgable and passionate about all things Tavira. We had the pleasure of seeing local wildlife including flamingos also. We will be booking again next year!

several towns and villages visited. an hour of free time each time. meal taken in group in a nice restaurant with reasonable price.

verry nice tour and good host with nice stories to tell on the way