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Best of the East: Faro, Olhão, Tavira & Cacela Velha

By MTS Globe
Price was undefined, price is now £37
Free cancellation available
9h
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Selective hotel pickup
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Highlights

  • Charming villages of the Eastern Algarve

  • Faro and it's iconic Arco da Vila entrance to old town.

  • Olhao old fishing town and its fresh markets

  • Visit to Tavira “the Venice of Algarve”

  • Amazing views from Cacela Velha enchanted village

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided Bus tour of Faro, Olhao, Tavira, Montegordo and Cacela Velha

  • What's included

    Roundtrip transport to and from West Algarve hotels or near accommodation address.

  • What's excluded

    Admission fees

  • What's excluded

    Food and Drink

Know Before You Book

  • Pick up details will be sent to your email within 24 hours after we receive the booking. Kindly make sure you have inserted the hotel name or accommodation address on your booking.

  • If pick up/drop off at your hotel entrance is not available we will provide a near meeting point.

  • Hotel pick-up is available from most centrally located areas in Lagos, Luz, Alvor, Vau, Praia da Rocha, Carvoeiro, Armacao de Pera,Galé, Albufeira, Vilamoura and Quarteira.

  • Hotel pick-up transport is made with a driver, on a bus or minibus, previous to tour start time depending on your hotel location (normally between 07am to 09am). The driver will take you to the meeting point where your guide will receive you and start the tour.

What you can expect

The East is still the picturesque side of the Algarve! Venture into charming villages, see ancient buildings that hold many historic stories and admire various architectural landmarks. Away from the typical developed tourist towns, this full-day tour takes you to Sotavento, or eastern Algarve.

Start with a visit to the Old Town in Faro, meander through narrow streets and small squares to the Arco da Vila—built by order of Bishop Francisco Gomes, who oversaw the city's reconstruction after the 1755 earthquake.

Heading further eastwards, your next stop is Olhao, one of the most ancient towns in the Algarve. The town is known for its peculiar cubist houses. Embracing RIA Formosa Natural Park, Olhao has the second most important fishing harbour in the Algarve and offers the visitors a diversity of local fresh products found in the local markets. Ria Formosa is also an official Natural Park, a stopping place for hundreds of different birds, so make sure to capture the natural beauty around you.

Tavira known as “the Venice of the Algarve” is one of the most charming and beautiful villages in the region. The traditional architecture of the houses with its peculiar roofs named “4 águas” can be seen from the Walls of the Castle with its enchanting garden. The Roman Bridge join together the two banks separate by Gilão River and Ria Formosa natural park offering the visitor an unforgettable and memorable day.

End up the tour at the famous village of Cacela Velha, a selection of choice for many poets and beach lovers. In this enchanted village you will have one of the greatest view of Algarve, where Ria Formosa barrier islands end or begin meeting the Atlantic Ocean.

Location

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Activity Location

  • Multiple Locations Visited: Faro, Olhao, Tavira and Cacela Velha
  • Tavira Faro District 8800

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • 07h45 - Hotel Pickup in Quarteira
  • Quarteira Faro 8125
  • 08h00 - Hotel Pick up in Vilamoura
  • Quarteira Faro 8125
  • 08h20 to 09h00 - Hotel Pickup in Albufeira
  • Albufeira Faro District 8200
  • 08h40 - Hotel Pick up in Armação de Pera and Porches
  • Armação de Pêra Faro District 8365
  • 08h20 - Hotel Pickup in Carvoeiro
  • Carvoeiro Faro District 8400
  • 08h10 - Hotel Pick up in Ferragudo
  • Ferragudo Faro District 8400
  • 07h55 - Hotel Pick up in Portimão and Praia da Rocha
  • Portimão Faro District
  • 07h40 - Hotel Pickup in Alvor and Vau
  • Alvor Faro 8500
  • 07h15 - Hotel Pick up in Meia Praia and Lagos
  • Lagos Faro District 8600
  • 07h00 - Hotel Pick up in Praia da Luz
  • Praia da Luz Faro District 8600
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