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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.

From Albufeira: Eastern Algarve Full-Day Private Tour

2. From Albufeira: Eastern Algarve Full-Day Private Tour

Discover the regions of Moorish and Roman heritage on this full-day tour starting from Albufeira to Eastern Algarve. Visit Faro, the capital of the Algarve province. Go to Olhão, a key site for fishing, and explore the furthest Eastern town in the Algarve. After being picked up from your accommodation, travel to your first destination, Faro, with its 13th century city center. Afterward, visit Olhão, where you can find the most famous market in the Algarve. Move on to the city of Tavira to explore the castle and the various typical churches, and take a break for your lunch. Cross the Roman Bridge that leads to the Castle where you can experience one of the most breathtaking views over the city. Enjoy the village of Cacela Velha with its famous whitewashed houses which is located in the area of the Ria Formosa Natural Park. End the tour in Vila Real de Santo António, the furthest Eastern town in the Algarve before arriving in Spain. Notice the architectural similarities to that of Lisbon, as it was built in the same way, by the Marquês de Pombal, after the 1755 earthquake.

Algarve Coast: Roundtrip Bus to MAR Shopping Algarve

3. Algarve Coast: Roundtrip Bus to MAR Shopping Algarve

Explore the bargains at 'MAR Shopping Algarve' center in Almancil on this day trip with pickup from 15 destinations on the Algarve coast. Indulge in a day of Portuguese retail therapy.  Be picked up at your accommodation in select cities that dot the Algarve coast and board a spacious and climate controlled bus. Sit back and relax on the scenic drive to the 'MAR Shopping Algarve' center in Almancil. Have ample time to hunt for deals at designer outlets, peruse the collections at Ikea, and stroll through 8,000 square meters of open air leisure space. Experience an ideal environment for a day of shopping, with everything you need in one place. Gather all your bags and store them away on the bus at the end of tour and rest aboard the bus on your return trip back to your accommodation. 

Faro: Mystic and Romantic Sintra Tour

4. Faro: Mystic and Romantic Sintra Tour

Join this mystical and romantic tour and go back in time to visit the ancient village of Sintra. You'll walk through historical roads whilst observing the surrounding vegetation, which is bound to provide you with a relaxing sensation. Sintra is one of the most romantic villages in Portugal, and whilst there you will learn of the role that it had for the Portuguese monarchy. You'll also discover famous myths surrounding Pena Palace, exactly what sits inside the Seteais Palace, and why there is a labyrinth in Quinta da Regaleira. You will visit the famous Sintra Mountain and the Pena Park and Palace, with plenty of time for you to explore the grounds. Get ready to experience Sintra from a different perspective, as your local charismatic guide reveals interesting facts about the ancient village.

Olive Oil

5. Olive Oil

Olive Oil, or “liquid gold”, is an ancient oil and one of the main components of the much celebrated mediterranean diet, bringing many benefits to our health. The word azeite (olive oil in portuguese) originates in the arabic az zeite, that means olive juice. It was the arabs, in the Middle East, many thousands years ago, who contributed the most for the olive tree cultivation, and were also them who were responsible for the introduction of new oil extraction techniques. Only later, through greeks and romans, did olive trees and olive oil manufacturing spread around mediterranean Europe. Olive oil, just like today, wasn’t just used with culinary purposes, but also as a preservation agent, fuel for ilumination, for balms, ointments, and so on. Nowadays, olive oil is still the king of the mediterranean diet, much for its rich flavours, as for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory medical properties. Consumed with moderation, olive oil helps to fight LDL cholesterol and excess weight. It also helps preventing diseases such as some cancers and type 2 diabetes. In Portugal, olive tree cultivation and the manufacturing of olive oil have a millenary tradition. Roman amphorae with olive oil made here were found across southern Europe and we do have more than one olive tree with more than 2000 years. Today, olive oil still has a major role in the portuguese diet and in the economy too, with the big olive groves growing by the day in Alentejo and Algarve. TOUR During this tour we dare you to come with us to meet a traditional olive oil mill, to learn a bit more about olive groves cultivation, olives and olive oil manufacturing processes. Besides the tour to the mill, you’ll get the chance to enroll in an olive oil tasting, to savour the flavours and aromas of the extra virgin olive oil. We’ll depart next to Olhão, where we’ll eat typical food of the region - without forgetting the olive oil! - and visit the gorgeous city’s downtown. Olive Oil Mill In this mill, traditions rule. Olives are still selected, handpicked and taken to the mill. In the mill we’ll watch the grinding of the fruits and their transformation into oil, that, after that, is filtered, stored and bottled. Olive Oil Tasting We say our goodbyes with the discovery of the inspiring aromas and flavours of the olive oils. Each variety and manufacturing process a new adventure to our senses. Lunch in Olhão We leave to Olhão, land of fishermen, so we can delight ourselves with some typical food of the city, where the fish is king and seafood is scented with olive oil, garlic and coriander. Downtown Olhão After lunch, we’ll take a stroll around the lovely city downtown, that has an attractive redesigned riverside area with its popular market. Always walking with the Ria Formosa estuary in the back, greeting us peacefully.

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What people are saying about Faro

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 35 reviews

This is a great tour that provides you with a macro view of the Algarve region if you are pressed for time while visiting this region. The tour takes you to a couple of coastal area neighborhoods that are spectacular and worth visiting. A tour worth its value.

Despite buying tickets online, they weren't checked. Commentary didn't match with locations and difficult to o hear over noise of vehicle. Interesting to see other places.

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

Super cool, he shows you the city in 45 minutes for €4. Very cheap and recommended.

Hard to hear audio when the train is on the cobblestone streets