Things to do in Vila Real de Santo António

Our most recommended things to do in Vila Real de Santo António

Eastern Portugal: Day Trip to Faro, Olhão, Tavira, & more

1. Eastern Portugal: Day Trip to Faro, Olhão, Tavira, & more

Take a full-day trip around the best of the east of Portugal. Benefit from pickup from your hotel, transportation around the historic sights, and take time to immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere. Begin your day with convenient pickup before heading to Faro. Admire the capital of the Algarve as you tour the historic 13th-century city center. Next, move on to the Moorish fishing town of Olhão. Stroll around its bustling streets or shop for local products in its traditional markets. Continue your tour to Tavirna. Explore a town of cobbled streets, picturesque churches, and visit its Roman Bridge. Climb up to its castle and photograph the views from its observation point. Take advantage of some free time for lunch in one of its many restaurants (own expense). Conclude your tour with stops at Villa Real de Sto- Antonio and Cacel Velha. Discover a village where the Ria Formosa meets the Atlantic Ocean. Finally, head back on the bus for the return journey and drop-off at your accommodation.

Vila Real de Santo Antonio: Guadiana River Cruise with Lunch

2. Vila Real de Santo Antonio: Guadiana River Cruise with Lunch

Join the Guaditur for a scenic river boat cruise, between Portugal and Spain, sailing from Vila Real de Santo Antonio (in Portugal) and anchoring at the timeless village of Foz de Odeleite for an optional cultural walk in the village. Upon arrival at Quinta do Rio, our private farm, you can have a swim and relax before a delicious traditional and Algarvian 3-course lunch is served, including local wine, surrounded with natural beauty and views over the Guadiana River. We offer live portuguese music that creates a lively and "feel-good" environment. On our cruise back enjoy the nature, relax on the top deck or have a refreshing break at the bar. Discover the real food, the real aromas of nature and learn about our culture.

From Albufeira: Eastern Algarve Full-Day Private Tour

3. 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.

Huelva: Guadiana River Scenic Cruise

4. Huelva: Guadiana River Scenic Cruise

From Marina Isla Canela towards the open sea to sail along the coast of Isla Canela, spotting the fine sand islands of Isla Canela if the low tide allows it. We enter the Spanish-Portuguese fluvial border along the Guadiana River. We pass between Villareal de San Antonio, with its peculiar Pombaline architecture, and Ayamonte. After the towns of Gerreiros do Río and Foz de Odeleite will appear Alcoutim and Sanlúcar del Guadiana. On the way back we sail at maximum power through the calm waters of the Guadiana, and we enter the La Canela channel if the tide allows it. After an exclusive navigation through the marshes, Isla Cristina, its fish market and our base port Marina Isla Canela will appear.

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What people are saying about Vila Real de Santo António

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 32 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.

It was a super way to see all of the Algarve The buses were Superb very comfortable and air-conditioned The guide spoke four different languages so she was amazing! It was a long day we started in Lagos at 7:15 am and did not get home until 815 pm

Had a lovely day out visiting some amazing places with shopping cafes etc would highly recommend

Was an amazing day , we met a lady very kind called Ana who explained very well and clear . Top

Superb outing I recommend to discover the 4 cities