Immerse yourself in the history and traditions of Portugal on this day trip around the eastern Algarve from Faro. Explore ancient towns, discover a magnificent castle and marvel at captivating landscapes.
Algarve Historic Towns Tour Itinerary
On the morning of your tour, you'll be picked up from your hotel in Faro and head east to explore the history and traditions of the Portuguese coastal region of the Algarve. The first stop on your tour will be Castro Marim, a charming village whose magnificent Medieval castle was used by the Knights Templar.
You'll then reach Vila Real de Santo António, a town on the banks of the Guadiana River which marks the border between Portugal and Spain. Here you'll discover the town's captivating combination of beautiful natural landscapes, impressive architectural heritage and a vibrant shopping scene.
Immerse yourself in the history of southern Portugal next as you stop in Tavira. Like much of this region, settlements here date back to the Bronze Age, and the legacy of its rich past can be witnessed to this day. You'll fall in love with its enchanting whitewashed houses and architecture from the Roman and Moorish Medieval eras. You'll have free time in Tavira to enjoy lunch.
With renewed energy, you'll head to Olhão, a traditional fishing village that is known for its municipal market as well as its stunning golden sand beaches. A magical seaside town!
Having arrived back in Faro, you'll be taken on a fascinating guided tour of the Algarve's capital. Explore its historic centre, admire its Medieval Cathedral and discover the mysterious Chapel of Bones... what will you find inside?! You'll also have the opportunity to enjoy a boat trip along the coast (not included).
At the end of your full day exploring the historic towns of the Algarve, you'll be dropped back off at your hotel in Faro.
|Per person||Children from 4 to 12||Children under 3|
|English guided tour||
US$ 66.70 US$ 53.30
US$ 53.30 US$ 42.70
English guided tour
Per personUS$ 66.7 US$ 53.3
Children from 4 to 12US$ 53.3 US$ 42.7
Children under 3Free
* The price increases on the 31 December
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 the Chapel of Bones.
Entrance to Faro Cathedral.
20% discount on the official ticket price.
Food and drinks.
Boat trip (approx. 10 EUR).
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 Faro).
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).