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Tavira: Tuk-Tuk City Tour

1. 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.

Tavira: Private Tuk-Tuk City Tour and Camera Obscura

2. Tavira: Private Tuk-Tuk City Tour and Camera Obscura

Start your day with a private tour of the city on an electric tuk-tuk. Visit the main historical sights of the city, such as the Tavira castle. Hear interesting stories and facts about the city from your local guide. At the end of the tour, your private tuk-tuk tour guide will take you to Camera Obscura, one of Tavira's main attractions, for a unique way to see the town.

Algarve: Faro, Olhão, Tavira, & Cacela Velha Tour w/ Pickup

3. Algarve: Faro, Olhão, Tavira, & Cacela Velha Tour w/ Pickup

Take a fascinating excursion around the Algarve region and visit four unique towns along the coast. Explore the local capital of Faro, the Moorish city of Olhão, the Roman town of Tavira, and the hilltop village of Cacela Velha. Allow your guide to bring you to each location's hidden gems. Get picked up from your hotel and head over to Faro, the capital of the province of Algarve. Tour the 13th-century architecture of the city center before moving on to the Moorish city of Olhão. Discover this important fishing town and its well-known local market. Visit the historic town of Tavira, with its Roman bridge, cobbled streets, and churches. See an old castle with a lookout point to take in views of the city. Buy lunch if you're feeling hungry and end your tour in the quaint village of Cacela Velha, where the Ria Formosa meets the Atlantic Ocean.

From Algarve: Day Trip to Tavira with Fado Performance

4. 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. 

From Albufeira: Eastern Algarve Full-Day Private Tour

5. 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.

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What people are saying about Tavira

This was the perfect activity to do with my 80 year old mom who gets around pretty slowly and can't walk too far without getting tired. She was visiting from the US and we wanted to show her around Tavira. Our guide was wonderful and did a great job showing us the sights and describing the rich history of the town. The tour also included a visit to the salt pans where we got to see workers skimming of the fleur de sel and learn about the ancient practice.

THE TOUR WAS DONE BY A VERY ENJOYED YOUNG MAN. HE IS VERY WELL INFORMED AND KNOWN TO TRANSFER THIS IN A CLEAR WAY. EVEN IF IT WAS IN ENGLISH! TOURING WITH THE 'TUK TUK' WAS ADDED VALUE. TOP EXPERIENCE = DO IT

Very enjoyable experience learning about Tavira on a tuk tuk ☺️ The stop at the salt flats was awesome! If you want to learn more about Tavira while there- Maria’s Tuk Tuk is where it’s at. Thank you João!

Nice experience. French-speaking guide. Nice overview of the city of Tavira. Fun visit to the observatory. top

Lovely way to get around. Guide was friendly and informative