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Private Excursion To The East Algarve: Castro Marim, Tavira & Faro

On this tour, you will travel to the eastern part of the Algarve region. Get aboard our comfortable minivan and let yourself be carried away by the relaxed pace as you listen to the explanations of your guide! Get to know Faro, Tavira and Castro Marim. We will pick you up and drop you off in your accommodation anywhere in the Algarve. Duration: 1 Day (approx.)
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On this tour, you will travel to the eastern part of the Algarve region. Climb aboard a brand new and comfortable minivan and let yourself be carried away by the relaxed pace as you listen to the explanations of your cool guide!

The first stop is Castro Marim, a quaint little village with a majestic castle strategically located. Like all the region of the Algarve, Castro Marim has records of occupation since the Bronze Age, with the presence of Phoenicians, Romans and Moors, until the Christian Reconquista. The castle has undergone several restorations throughout the centuries, and today houses an Archaeological Museum that definitely deserves a visit.

Then we leave for Vila Real de Santo António, a city that stares Spain in the eyes. For this reason, it has always been an important point of passage and commercial center. It is no wonder that there is a huge influx of travelers in the summer as it combines an intense local commerce, beautiful beaches and the proximity to the Ria Formosa lagoon allows access to a rich fauna and flora unique in the world. Stroll through the city center and observe the important architectural heritage, whose construction oversight was led by the Marquis of Pombal.

Our next stop is the small town of Tavira, one of the most beautiful and picturesque in the whole Algarve. Its entire historical center and typical houses form an absolutely charming picture, not to mention the castle or the iconic Roman bridge that connects the two banks of the river Gilão. Indulge in Mediterranean charm before the lunch in Santa Luzia, just a few minutes away from Tavira.

After lunch, we continue our journey to Olhão, one of the most emblematic cities in the Algarve. All the town literally ‘breathes’ sea: the golden sandy beaches, high quality fish and shellfish coming from the largest fishing port in the region or the Municipal Markets that we will also visit.

The last stop is Faro, the capital of the Algarve. Here you can choose between a walking tour or a boat trip. The walking tour explores the historic city center, particularly inside the medieval walls where lies numerous museums, churches and a Bones Chapel.

For those who take the boat trip, you will not be disappointed as well: 1-hour ride to the Ria Formosa, a system of barrier islands that communicates with the sea through six inlets. It is an authentic ecological treasure, protected as a Natural Park, a safe haven for hundreds of birds and other species. Whatever your choice may be, this unforgettable tour will always end with a flourish.

- What Will You Do

- Visit the beautiful village of Castro Marim and its castle, occupied by several civilizations along the ages
- Stroll around the city center of Vila Nova Real de Santo António, which was designed by Marquês de Pombal
- Enjoy the picturesque town of Tavira and its emblematic center
- Taste the regional flavors, especially fish dishes in your lunch break
- Explore Faro's Cathedral and its Bones Chapel or take a boat ride through the Ria Formosa lagoon

- What Is Included

- Pick-up and drop off from designated areas (Algarve ONLY)
- Informal tour guide / driver with live commentary on board
- Small-group tour (up to 8 people max)
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
- Entrance fee in Faro Cathedral and Bones Chapel (only visited if boat trip is not chosen)
- Traditional local pastry
- Wifi inside van

- What Is Not Included

- Gratuities (optional)
- Lunch (or any other meal unless specified)

- Transfers

We will pick you up and drop you off in your accommodation in any part of the Algarve. Please, remember to give us your complete address at the time of booking.

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