Faro-Olhão-Santa Luzia-Tavira

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Tour Number

Activity Level

192390


Categories

Nature and Wildlife, First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Suitable for mature teenagers

Friendly: Yes.
You must be able to get in and out of a car

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), German (fluent), Portuguese (fluent)

●Private tour through history, old villages and the natural park Ria Formosa.


The best of the east. . .
Faro, is the Algarve's capital, is a thrilling city waiting to be discovered.
Visit to the old quarter.

Olhao is a coastal town in the Algarve which grew out of the fishing industry in the seventeenth century.
The fishmarket on the waterfront is still Olhão's main draw. A quaint and energetic place, the market sells local products such as fruit, honey and a huge variety of fresh local fish.
The old quarter of Olhão has a distinctly Moorish feel.

Santa Luzia village is famed for its octopus, which is caught using traditional methods.
With the small train we will go across the lagoon protected area and access Barril beach.

Tavira is one of the gems of the eastern Algarve. Straddling the River Gilao and the River Segua, its gentle charm and predominantly low-rise architecture. Sometimes referred to as the Venice of the Algarve, it boasts a seven-arched Roman bridge, some fine Renaissance architecture, numerous churches, tree-lined squares and a romantic air.

Stop at the Salt Flats

Itinerary

Departure to Faro, the capital of the Algarve.
Visit to the old quarter.

Drive to Olhão and stop at the traditional fish, fruit and vegetable market.
I am sure you will be amazed with the huge variety and freshness of fruits and fish our land and sea provide.

Departure to Santa Luzia at the Ria Formosa lagoon.
With the small train we will go across the protected area of the lagoon to the beach Barril.
About 30min time to enjoy the pure Atlantic ocean, the dunes and the long beach.
You can also enjoy a cup of coffee or a drink at the bar.

Short drive to Tavira.
Sometimes referred to as the Venice of the Algarve, it boasts a seven-arched Roman bridge, some fine Renaissance architecture, numerous churches, tree-lined squares and a certain romantic air.
Worth to visit are the ruins of the Moorish castle, the battlements of which can still be visited and from where one gets the best view of the town, its many church spires, ornate rooftops and indeed the river.
Stop at the Salt Flats.

Back to the hotel.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: All hotels between Armação de Pera, Albufeira and Faro.

Under request this tour can be started in any other area of the Algarve. Additional fee may apply.

End location: All hotels between Armação de Pera, Albufeira and Faro.

Under request this tour can be started in any other area of the Algarve. Additional fee may apply.

Duration: 8 hours

●Traffic might affect the duration of the tour.

Transportation

8 seater minivan with air conditioning.

What’s Included

Other: ●Official Driver/guide and visits to the monuments by the guide even if entrance fees apply.
●Meals of the driver/guide
●8 seater minivan with air conditioning.
●Pick-up and drop-off of the clients.
●Free Wi-Fi on board
●Amenities:
1 bottle of water per person, refreshing wipes, pocket tissues.
●All by law required insurances, toll fees, fuel and parking fees.
●Tickets to the small train at santa Luzia.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

35 Euro - Average amount per person for a meal and entrance fees to monuments.

●I recommend to have Euros for personal expenses such as a drink or a meal since Dollars are not accepted.
The average price of a meal is 20€ per person.
The amount of local payments depends on your personal expenses.
Major credit cards can be used but American Express is not accepted everywhere.

What’s Extra

Other: ●Meals of the clients.
●Entrance-fees to the monuments.

Restrictions

No restrictions. I am allowed to do guide you inside all monuments all over Portugal.
(In Portugal not all driver/guides guide you inside monuments)

Licensed company with all insurances required, registered at the national tourism board as RNAAT 457/2015.

A Recent Review of this tour

Excellent Guide. We enjoyed the day so well together that we added on an extra 2 hours to the trip before i returned to hotel in evening. Showed me places that were unique and i will not forget. Excellent guide. Besides all the special places I saw he was also a pleasure to be traveling with.
Dave Hartman

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