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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.

Faro: Hop On Hop Off City Tour by Tourist Train

2. 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.

Grand Lagos and Cabo Sao Vicente

3. Grand Lagos and Cabo Sao Vicente

In Lagos you will visit the golden church of St. Anthony, the old slave market , you will have the chance to explore Lagos Downtown and have free time and visit the spectacular rock formations at Ponta da Piedade. Dont forget your camera. Further West, Sagres has a beautiful and well-preserved fishing port, close to its 15th century fortress, follows by a visit to the Cape St. Vicent and its lighthouse, known in the past as "the end of the world". If you like History this is your tour!

From Algarve Coast: Day Trip by Bus to Loule Market

4. From Algarve Coast: Day Trip by Bus to Loule Market

Experience the traditional Portuguese market town of Loule on this day trip from various locations on the Algarve coast. Explore the largest covered market in southern Portugal to find everything from local handcrafted items to seasonal produce.  Board a spacious, comfortable, and airconditioned bus at your accommodations in select areas along the Algarve coast and relax on the scenic ride to the town of Loule. Feel like a local as you shop for Portuguese crafts and delicacies at the Loule Market.  Have plenty of time to visit the traditional fresh produce market, a hive of activity since 1908, and the well-known Roma market on the outskirts of the town. Enjoy free time to see the Castle and its archaeological museum. Spend some free time going for a pleasant stroll through the streets of the city full of shops and attractive esplanade. Return to your hotel by bus at the end of your day trip. 

Algarve: The Best of the West Full Day Tour

5. Algarve: The Best of the West Full Day Tour

Visit the old Moorish capital of the Algarve, the city of Silves, with its picturesque Castle. Stop to visit the small village of Caldas de Monchique with its famous spa, recognized since Roman times for its healing properties. Arrive at Foia, the highest point of the Algarve, with its 902m altitude and with a breathtaking view, and taste the typical liqueurs of the region while admiring the landscape. Make a stop for lunch at a typical restaurant in the Serra de Monchique, where a traditional Algarve meal will be served. Visit Lagos, a city that has always been linked to the sea, where the epic of the Portuguese Discoveries began in the 15th century. Travel to the most "Southwest point in Europe", after leaving Lagos, and make a stop at Ponta da Piedade, known for its rock formations and panoramic views. Finish the tour in Sagres, also known as the "End of the World", where the sun goes down behind the endless ocean, and observe the most amazing and breathing sunset from the top of cliffs. Be returned to the pickup location at the end of the tour.

From Portimao: Half Day Tour of Lagos and Sagres

6. From Portimao: Half Day Tour of Lagos and Sagres

Take half the day to discover some of the amazing sights of the Western Algarve. Explore the city of Lagos on foot and learn the history of the Portuguese Discoveries. Admire the rock formations at Ponta da Piedade and a panoramic tour over Sagres. Arrive first in the city of Lagos, known historically for the birthplace of the Portuguese Discoveries. Stroll through the city's streets and see emblamtic monuments like the Church of Santo Antonio, with its interior covered with gilded carvings and tiles. Make your way towards Ponta da Piedade, a natural monument in the Algarve known for its magnificent rock formations that potrude out of the clear waters. Admire the fragile rock arches and pillars, carved from the harsh winter storms. Embark on a panoramic tour over the village of Sagres, Praia da Marreta, and Fortaleza de Sagres. Stop and snap some great photos at Porto da Baleeira and head for the fortress at Cape St. Vincent. Witness the 28-meter lighthouse positioned on the most southwestern point of Portugal and all of Europe. Learn the history and explore along the steep cliffs before capturing a breathtaking sunset and heading back to your hotel.

From Albufeira: Eastern Algarve Full-Day Private Tour

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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.

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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.

Tour gave exactly what it promised. Timely pick up and delivery at our hotel, good directions for the short walk from the gypsy market to the town market, and enough time for a bite to eat and a walk around to admire the castle of Loule.

It was a great trip with a nice guide who tell us a lot about the places where we go and what is the most important to see. Even the time of the travel by coach we can't stand :)

Maravilhoso. Quero ressaltar o papel da motorista e guia Vanda. Atenciosa, bom papo, bom humor e muito educada. Entregou mais que o esperado. Recomendação fortíssima.

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