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Half-Day Tour Best of the East: Faro, Olhao and Tavira

Half-Day Tour Best of the East: Faro, Olhao and Tavira

Half-Day Tour Best of the East: Faro, Olhao and Tavira

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Visit the old part of Faro and see the Arch of the Villa. Admire the strange cubist buildings in Olhao, take a boat trip on the Ria Formosa, and explore ancient buildings like the Tavira Castle and St. Maria Church.
Start in Faro with a guided visit to the old part of town. See the Arch of the Villa, designed by Italian architect Francisco Xavier Fabri, by order of bishop Francisco Gomes de Avelar. The arch is in the same place where a medieval gate once existed, and now marks the entrance to Vila Adentro (Inner Town), the city's historic center. Note the image of Saint Thomas in the arch, and see where storks make their nest near the top of the structure. There will also be free time for shopping.
Enjoy some time in Olhao, one of the oldest towns in the region, and also an important fishing harbor. Check out some of the peculiar cubist houses, and take a boat trip on the Ria Formosa to see charming fishing villages. Eat lunch on your own in town.
Next, visit Tavira, known as the "Venice" of Algarve, home to the Tavira Castle. Some sources trace a fortress in the same area back to 8th century B.C., but the current castle was likely built in 12th century A.D. The last stop is St. Maria Church, dating back to the 8th century A.D.
Inclusions :
  • Guided tour
  • Boat trip
  • Commentary in English, French, German, or Portuguese

Duration:
Approximately 5 hours and 30 minutes
Departure time and location:
1 PM; from your hotel lobby
Return time and location:
6:30 PM; to your hotel lobby
Note:
Participation is complimentary for children age 4 and under. Lunch and admission fees are not included in the listed price.

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