Medieval castles, ancient towns and a Roman bridge: delve into Portuguese history discovering the enchanting old towns of the Algarve on this day trip from Albufeira.
Algarve Old Towns Tour Itinerary
Having been picked up from your hotel in Albufeira, you'll board a comfortable minibus ready for your Algarve adventure. The first stop on your tour will be Castro Marim, a picturesque town located in eastern Portugal. Explore its Medieval castle, which played an important role in Portuguese history and was once controlled by the Knights' Templar.
Back on the road, you'll make your way to Vila Real de Santo António, located on the border with Spain. This typical whitewashed town is popular among tourists for its markets selling handicrafts and artisanal products.
After exploring Vila Real, you'll arrive in Tavira, one of the Algarve's most beautiful and photographed cities. Its historic centre and its bridge over the Gilão River, which dates back to Roman times, make the town a fascinating place to visit.
Around halfway through the day, you'll have the opportunity to renew energy with a delicious lunch (not included) in Santa Luzia, not far from Tavira, before you head to Olhão. This quaint seaside village, a historic fishing port, has an important market that is well worth a visit.
Faro, the capital of the Algarve region, will be the next stop on your tour. Explore the Medieval centre of the city, and admire the Faro Cathedral and the macabre Chapel of Bones... if you dare!
For the finishing touch on your day trip, you can choose to enjoy a boat trip in Faro (not included), spending an hour cruising around the city's spectacular sights. You'll then return to your hotel in Albufeira for around 6 pm.
|Per person||Children from 4 to 12||Children under 3|
|English guided tour||
US$ 66 US$ 52.80
US$ 52.80 US$ 42.20
English guided tour
Per personUS$ 66 US$ 52.8
Children from 4 to 12US$ 52.8 US$ 42.2
Children under 3Free
* The price varies based on the chosen date
The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
English speaking guide.
Entrance to Faro Cathedral.
Entrance to Faro Chapel of Bones.
1 hour boat trip (10 EUR per person).
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Albufeira).
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).