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Tavira Castle

Tavira Castle: Our most recommended tours and activities

Tavira: Hop-On Hop-Off Tourist Train

1. Tavira: Hop-On Hop-Off Tourist Train

Hop on the tourist train of Tavira and enjoy a tour around the city to see its main sights. Explore the old city with its many monuments and beautiful churches. Hop off at the various stops if you wish to explore the sites further. See the ruins of Tavira Castle, a ruined fortress that once guarded this fishing town from raiding pirates. Learn about the history of the landmarks you see with onboard commentary provided. Ride past the Tavira Salines, shallow salt evaporation ponds where you can observe seagulls, waders, and several other water birds. Benefit from a convenient and efficient way of exploring the charming city of Tavira.

Tavira: Tuk-Tuk City Tour

2. 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 tour is carried on a 100% electric tuk-tuk.

From Albufeira: Full-Day Tour of Algarve Eastern's Finest

3. From Albufeira: Full-Day Tour of Algarve Eastern's Finest

Enjoy this full-day trip around the finest of the east in the Algarve. Get started with the pickup in the hotels or meeting point in the Albufeira area and heading to the city of Faro. This is our first stop in the beautiful capital of the Algarve. Visit the Old town with spare time for shopping at the shops in the downtown. Next we will be heading to the city of Olhão, where you can visit the market of Olhão, which is the most famous market in the Algarve. Explore the Moorish fishing town of Olhão, with its bustling streets and shops. Tavira city it's the next stop, and you will discover the city of Tavira, with his cobbled streets, picturesque churches, and visit its Roman Bridge. In Tavira you will have spare time to have lunch Last stop, it's the city of Villa Real de Santo Antonio to discover a village where the Ria Formosa meets the Atlantic Ocean. This city, it's right in the border with Spain. Vila Real, This is where we conclude the tour, and we will make our way back to the hotels.

Eastern Portugal: Day Trip to Faro, Olhão, Tavira, & more

4. Eastern Portugal: Day Trip to Faro, Olhão, Tavira, & more

Take a full-day trip around the best of the east of Portugal. Benefit from pickup from your hotel, transportation around the historic sights, and take time to immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere. Begin your day with convenient pickup before heading to Faro. Admire the capital of the Algarve as you tour the historic 13th-century city center. Next, move on to the Moorish fishing town of Olhão. Stroll around its bustling streets or shop for local products in its traditional markets. Continue your tour to Tavirna. Explore a town of cobbled streets, picturesque churches, and visit its Roman Bridge. Climb up to its castle and photograph the views from its observation point. Take advantage of some free time for lunch in one of its many restaurants (own expense). Conclude your tour with stops at Villa Real de Sto- Antonio and Cacel Velha. Discover a village where the Ria Formosa meets the Atlantic Ocean. Finally, head back on the bus for the return journey and drop-off at your accommodation.

From Algarve: Day Trip to Tavira with Fado Performance

5. From Algarve: Day Trip to Tavira with Fado Performance

Uncover the charm of Tavira on this day trip from Algarve aboard a comfortable bus. Travel back in time as you enter the medieval Tavira Castle. Tap your toe to a show featuring Portugal's unique Fado music stylings.   Hop aboard a climate-controlled bus that picks you up from your accommodation on the coast of Algarve. Relax on the scenic drive to the town of Tavira. Walk down cobbled streets as you take in the old town's sights like the Roman bridge and the Santa María do Castelo Church. Go to the old castle to find an excellent vantage point for a panoramic views of the city. Have time to take some pictures before heading to an unforgettable Fado performance, where talented musicians will play music from this 200-year-old genre.  Spend some free time where you can explore at your own pace or purchase a nice lunch. Return to your pickup point at the end your tour. 

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What people are saying about Tavira Castle

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 88 reviews

We had booked a great day with a German-speaking tour guide and it was totally worth it! Ana, told very interesting about the visited cities and their history! So you were already well prepared before you could explore the cities on your own! At the visited places there was enough time to visit them, according to individual interests! Great organization! Thanks very much!

It was a super way to see all of the Algarve The buses were Superb very comfortable and air-conditioned The guide spoke four different languages so she was amazing! It was a long day we started in Lagos at 7:15 am and did not get home until 815 pm

Had a lovely day out visiting some amazing places with shopping cafes etc would highly recommend

Was an amazing day , we met a lady very kind called Ana who explained very well and clear . Top

Lovely guide, good amount of time in each place, worth the money