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

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

Explore the peaceful East Algarve with its charming towns, elegant architecture and sights steeped in history.

This must-do day trip includes guided tours to the old town of Algarve capital - Faro, Olhão and the charming Tavira city - “Venice of Algarve” with 37 churches and houses with peculiar roofs named “4 águas”, you will also have time to shop or visit on your own the Castle of Tavira: a ruined monument believed to date to Neolithic times. Enjoy free time to soak up the laid-back pace of the region in the fishing town of Olhão, pass by Gilão River and take your breath away with a stunning view in Cacela Velha.

Make use of a hotel pickup and drop-off service that covers hotels all over Algarve West region, from Quarteira to Alvor.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Old Town Faro, Faro Portugal

Start the day at the capital city of Algarve - Faro.
Explore the Old town of Faro entering from Arch of the Villa, one of Faro ex libris, displaying an image of Saint Thomas. The arch marks the entrance to the historical center - Vila Adentro (Inner Town).
Enjoy your free time also for shopping at the shops in the downtown.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Mercado de Olhao, Mercado Avenida 5 de Outubro Sea Side Center, Olhao 8700-306 Portugal

Follow to the Moorish town of Olhão. A key city for fishing and peculiar cubist houses placed in labyrinth. The markets will be an highlight of the day.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ponte antiga sobre o Rio Gilao, Praca da Republica Santa Maria, Tavira 8800-316 Portugal

Crossing a 4th Century Roman bridge with Gilão River running through it you will know Tavira the “Venice of Algarve” with 37 churches and houses with peculiar roofs named “4 águas”

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Tavira, Tavira, Faro District, Algarve

Visit the old castle of Tavira for a must panoramic view of the city and enjoy your free time to explore the city and have lunch (not included).

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Praia de Cacela Velha, R. de Cacela Velha, Vila Nova de Cacela 8900-067 Portugal

Discover one of the most enchanted village of Algarve, Cacela Velha, with an amazing view over the Ria Formosa Natural Park, where the barrier island meets the ocean.

Duration: 40 minutes

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 travelers"

Start Time: 9:00 AM
Duration: 9 To 10 Hours
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up details will be sent to you by email within 24 hours after receiving the booking. Kindly make sure you have inserted the hotel name or accommodation address on your booking.

If your hotel is not available for pick up we will provide a near meeting point.The pick up time will depend on guest's hotel location in Algarve, normally between 07am to 09am.

Average pick up time:

- 08h20 to 09h00: Pick up time in Albufeira;
- 07h45 to 08h00: Pick up time in Quarteira to Vilamoura;
- 07h00 to 07h15 : Pick up time in Praia da Luz to Lagos and Meia Praia;
- 07h40 to 08h00: Pick up time n Alvor, Praia Vau, Praia da Rocha and Portimão;
- 08h10 to 08h20: Pick up time in Ferragudo and Carvoeiro;
- 08h40: Pick up time in Porches and Armação de Pera

This tour does not operate from the East side, Faro, Olhão, Tavira, Cabanas, Altura and Monte Gordo areas.

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Hotel pickup & drop-off: If pick up at your hotel is not available a near location will be provided
  • Professional Multilingual Guided tour to Faro, Olhão, Tavira and Cacela Velha
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board

Not Included

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Admission Fees


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