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Our most recommended Tavira Neighborhood Tours

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

    1. 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...

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

    2. 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...

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

    3. 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

    4. 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...

  • Tavira: Sun and Mountains Full-Day Landscapes Tour

    5. Tavira: Sun and Mountains Full-Day Landscapes Tour

    The lovely Caldeirão Mountain is situated in the border with the Algarve and the Alentejo regions. The mountains present astonishing landscapes, as well as a wonderful natural, human, and architectonic heritage, housing a large number of diversified species of fauna and flora. On your tour, head to Cachopo, a picturesque mountain village, to see as some craftsmen work and to visit the ethnographic museum in S. Brás de Alportel, with its exquisite traditional handicraft exhibit. From the characteristic vegetation of the Caldeirão, see the sobreiro (Quercus suber) and medronheiro (Arbutus unedo). The typical houses of the Caldeirão Mountain are built in stone blocks, painted in white with cane. Throughout the territory, find several rural relics from bygone times, like water mills, dams, windmills, and barns, among other symbols of a rural lifestyle with ancestral origins. In the neighbo...

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