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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.

Tavira: Tuk-Tuk City Tour

2. 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.

Albufeira: Tour to 4 Eastern Algarve Towns

3. Albufeira: Tour to 4 Eastern Algarve Towns

Get lost in the beauty of eastern Algarve on this our from Albufeira to the charming towns of Faro, Olhão, Tavira, and Vila Real de Santo António. See old architecture at churches and a castle. Explore with some free time in Olhão and Vila Real de Santo Antonio. Get picked-up from your accommodation and sit back and enjoy the scenery on the drive to the town of Faro. Take in the colorful boats at the marina and the Spanish Gothic architecture at the cathedral. Have some time to do some souvenir shopping before heading to Olhão. Admire the white houses and churches in the Moorish fishing village of Olhão. Stop at the port and enjoy the vibrancy of the largest fish market on the island. Head to the oldest pâté factory in Portugal. Afterwards, travel to the town of Vila Real de Santo Antonio which lies on the mouth of the Guadiana river. Visit the oldest Portuguese canned fish factory. Spend some free time where you can go get some lunch or do some shopping at local boutiques. Continue on to the town of Tavira which has been settled since the late Bronze Age. Discover a variety of architectural styles at its churches and a medieval castle positioned over the Gilão river. Experience traditional Portuguese Fado music before returning to your accommodation.

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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 2 reviews

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.

I found the tour interesting. We got to know 4 cities. Every city has its charm. We were picked up from the hotel on time. A Mercedes Mini Van with 8 people. Our guide explained the most important points and sights to us while we were on the way. You have a certain amount of time to explore the area. I can recommend this tour.

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!

João was an excellent guide taking us to the historic locations of Tavira a well as the salinas. I strongly recommend.

Lovely way to get around. Guide was friendly and informative