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Faro: Hop On Hop Off City Tour by Tourist Train

1. Faro: Hop On Hop Off City Tour by Tourist Train

Relax and enjoy a Faro tour on a special tourist train. During this tour, you will visit beautiful and important monuments of the city, including Old City, the Jardim Manuel Bivar, Igreja da Misericórdia, Sé de Faro, Teatro Lethes, Igreja do Carmo, Igreja São Pedro, Zona Comercial da Baixa de Faro, pass by the lagoon Ria Formosa and the new town. Via a multilingual audio system, learn curious facts and secrets as you pass by each location. Your ticket is valid for a full day, so you can stop at any of our stops, explore the surroundings and hop back in to the next stop. The stops are: Praça D. Francisco Gomes (where our tour starts), Jardim da Alameda, Ermida de Santo António, Mercado da Cidade e Igreja do Carmo.

Historical Algarve Full-Day Tour

2. Historical Algarve Full-Day Tour

Depart Faro and journey towards the rolling mountains of the Serra de Monchique, and ascend to Fóia at the highest point of the Algarve. Get panoramic views of the surrounding landscape and take some spectacular photos. Then, enjoy the possibility of tasting a local liquor before going down the mountain to stop for lunch (own expense). Next, journey to the beautiful town of Lagos to see where the first indoor slave market of Europe was located. Marvel at the extravagant Baroque decorations of the Church of St. Anthony (Igreja de Santo António), see the imposing 17th-century Lagos Fortress (Forte da Ponta da Bandeira) and admire the colorful buildings of the old town. Next, go to Cape St. Vincent (Cabo de São Vicente) to experience the southwestern-most point of Europe, known as the “End of the World.” Visit one of the most powerful lighthouses in Europe at the Lighthouse of Cabo de São Vicente in the beautiful fishing harbor of Ponta de Baleeira at Sagres. Pass the site of Henry the Navigator's School of Navigations at Fortaleza Sagres before returning to Faro.

Albufeira: Tour to 4 Eastern Algarve Towns

3. Albufeira: Tour to 4 Eastern Algarve Towns

Get lost in the beauty of eastern Algarve on this our from Albufeira to the charming towns of Faro, Olhão, Tavira, and Vila Real de Santo António. See old architecture at churches and a castle. Explore with some free time in Olhão and Vila Real de Santo Antonio. Get picked-up from your accommodation and sit back and enjoy the scenery on the drive to the town of Faro. Take in the colorful boats at the marina and the Spanish Gothic architecture at the cathedral. Have some time to do some souvenir shopping before heading to Olhão. Admire the white houses and churches in the Moorish fishing village of Olhão. Stop at the port and enjoy the vibrancy of the largest fish market on the island. Head to the oldest pâté factory in Portugal. Afterwards, travel to the town of Vila Real de Santo Antonio which lies on the mouth of the Guadiana river. Visit the oldest Portuguese canned fish factory. Spend some free time where you can go get some lunch or do some shopping at local boutiques. Continue on to the town of Tavira which has been settled since the late Bronze Age. Discover a variety of architectural styles at its churches and a medieval castle positioned over the Gilão river. Experience traditional Portuguese Fado music before returning to your accommodation.

From Albufeira: Half-Day Shopping Trip to Faro

4. From Albufeira: Half-Day Shopping Trip to Faro

Travel from your hotel in Faro to Albufeira with this convenient transport service. Experience the shops and restaurants in the charming old town. Get picked up from your hotel, or a nearby location. Relax, as you are driven to Faro, the largest city in Algarve. Get the chance to visit the many local shops in the busy center. Take in the vibe as you stroll along the vibrant marina. Marvel at the architecture of historic buildings such as the Sé Cathedral. Explore the restaurants and the historic part of the town in the old city walls. Admire views of the Ria Formosa lagoon.

From Algarve: Best of the East

5. 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.

Faro: The Best of Faro Walking Tour

6. Faro: The Best of Faro Walking Tour

Enjoyed by all ages, this walking tour combines historical and contemporary points of interest whilst giving you a feel for Faro, its history, and its people. Discover Faro’s main attractions, and why the Moorish times were so important for the city. Explore the medieval walls of the Old City, a chapel of human bones, the marketplace, the municipal museum, and Alameda Garden. At the garden you will be free to feed the pigeons and peacocks, which roam the grounds freely. Following that, visit intricately tiled and gilded churches, as well as a museum where you can enter into a world of Portuguese legends. As a coastal town, it’s easy to indulge in the eternal joys of sunshine whilst there. Get ready to experience Portugal from a different perspective, with your local charismatic guide who will reveal interesting facts about this picturesque city.

From the Algarve: Private Day Trip to Seville

7. From the Algarve: Private Day Trip to Seville

Sit back and enjoy your journey to Seville the capital of Andaluzia region, in the south of Spain. Get ready to see the best of the city and enjoy the views on your way. Discover the old town and walk around it's beutiful streets where you can see the Islamic influence everywhere you look, like the Giralda tower, a former minaret of the pre-existing mosque and go to San Telmo Bridge to enjoy the views over Tower Del Oro and the Guadalquivir river. Have a brake for lunch and try some tipical spanish tapas in a restaurant of your choice. Head to parque de María Luisa where you will visit the magestic Plaza de España before returning to Portugal.

From Lisbon: Algarve 2-Day Private Tour

8. 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 people are saying about Faro

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 25 reviews

Everything was really great, everything was well organized! (The only downside was that the exact pick-up time was not known until 11 p.m. the day before)! To recommend!!!

If you don’t mind the push and shove to get on the train go for it!! The tour itself is lovely and informative.

Very good experience, the guide was knowledgeable and good fun. Overall, excellent tour. Highly recommend

The guide was friendly, entertaining and knowledgeable. Very pleasant tour, I would happily recommend.

Perfect and punctual transfer for the visit of Faro