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Faro: Interactive city discovery adventure

3.7 / 5

7 reviews

Activity provider: Secret City Trails

Faro: Interactive city discovery adventure

Activity provider: Secret City Trails

From US$ 17.39 per group up to 5

Explore the history and hidden gems of Faro on a self-guided walking tour. Solve cryptic riddles to unlock directions & local recommendations.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Take a stroll through Faro's magnificent cobbled streets and discover fun facts
  • Be amazed by the famous Igreja do Carmo church known for its macabre chapel
  • Enjoy the city like a local
  • Find a lovely rooftop bar that serves the best cocktails in Faro
  • Explore the city at your own pace with a web app that can be paused and resumed
Full description
Enjoy an interactive city discovery experience across Faro with a short, self-guided walk. Discover which geological feature protected the city from the 1755 earthquake. Learn about a surprising annual parade. Spot partially-submerged sculptures—all while playing a web game in your phone’s browser. Start your challenge at the lovely parish church on Largo de Sao Sebastiao. Find local wonders such as the Igreja do Carmo. Admire its Baroque facade and twin bell towers. Keep your eyes open to spot a chapel made of the bones and skulls of monks, located around the church. Solve fun location-based riddles to unlock new directions along the way. Gain access to recommendations and local stories as you go further into this gamified walk. This discovery tour is perfect for lovers of curious city trivia. Join this fun and educational tour with your family, friends, or partner. You can fully enjoy this experience of connecting with the city while staying in your own group.
  • A city discovery self-guided tour with stories, directions and riddles
  • The tour is played through a web browser on your own smartphone
  • A weblink to the tour is sent directly after booking (email from Secret City Trails)
  • Multiple languages available: Portuguese and English
  • Receive recommendations on favorite places (food-drink-culture) by the local trail creator
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments

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    Meeting point

    Start your experience in front of the church on Largo de São Sebastião. When you arrive, click on the link you’ve received from Secret City Trails and start the self-guided discovery game. You can start and pause the trail anytime you want, and pick-up later to finish.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Charged Smartphone
    • Internet access

    Know before you go

    • This is a self-guided city discovery experience
    • You can play in a team of 1-5 people
    • Right after booking, you receive the play link to the City Trail (sent by email by local supplier)
    • No app download is needed
    • This trail is available in English and Portuguese
    • The link is valid for 90 days
    • Discover the city at your own pace, take as many breaks as you like
    • You need internet connection and a little data. You'll play on your browser
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    3.7 /5

    based on 7 reviews

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    It was fun and a nice insight into Faro's history. You get a good overview of the city center. However, the time given was too short. It took us significantly longer. (3 hours)

    August 27, 2022

    The explanations are not very clear but the principle is good for visiting

    July 10, 2022

    June 5, 2022

    Product ID: 391212