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Eastern Portugal: Day Trip to Faro, Olhão, Tavira, & more

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21 reviews

Activity provider: ON Travel Solutions

Eastern Portugal: Day Trip to Faro, Olhão, Tavira, & more

Activity provider: ON Travel Solutions

From US$ 49.97 per person

Discover Portugal’s charming east side on this day trip. Explore bustling Faro, browse the traditional markets of Olhão, see Roman Tavira, and the authentic village of Villa Real de Sto- Antonio.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German
Pickup included
Pickup is available from your accommodation.


  • Immerse yourself in the unique culture of Eastern Portugal on this day trip
  • Explore the historic center of Faro and get to know the Algarve's capital
  • Shop for local products in the traditional markets in the fishing town of Olhão
  • Pause for lunch among the cobbled streets and charming churches of Tavira
  • Visit the picturesque ocean settings of Cacela Velha and Vila Real St. António
Full description

Take a full-day trip around the best of the east of Portugal. Benefit from pickup from your hotel, transportation around the historic sights, and take time to immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere.


Begin your day with convenient pickup before heading to Faro. Admire the capital of the Algarve as you tour the historic 13<sup style="color: black;">th</sup>-century city center.

Next, move on to the Moorish fishing town of Olhão. Stroll around its bustling streets or shop for local products in its traditional markets.


Continue your tour to Tavirna. Explore a town of cobbled streets, picturesque churches, and visit its Roman Bridge. Climb up to its castle and photograph the views from its observation point. Take advantage of some free time for lunch in one of its many restaurants (own expense).


Conclude your tour with stops at Villa Real de Sto- Antonio and Cacel Velha. Discover a village where the Ria Formosa meets the Atlantic Ocean. Finally, head back on the bus for the return journey and drop-off at your accommodation.

  • Bus tour
  • Visit to Faro
  • Visit to Olhão
  • Visit to Tavira
  • Visit to Cacela Velha
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • This tour includes free time for lunch in Tavirna (own expense)
Customer reviews

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4.3 /5

based on 21 reviews

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This is an interesting and enjoyable trip because you get to visit a lot of nice little places and see a lot of the Algarve countryside all in the same day. It was fascinating to be in one of the towns and to be able to see Spain just across the river! The downside of the trip is that you don't get a huge amount of time in each place. Our driver was very professional and safe, and our guide (who I think was called Dominique), was lovely - very knowledgeable and experienced but also fun and friendly. She spoke numerous languages fluently and, on arrival at each new place, she gave a guided tour on foot of the most important sights. So overall a great trip for seeing a lot in one go, perhaps with a view to returning for a more in-depth look another time.

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December 26, 2022

We had booked a great day with a German-speaking tour guide and it was totally worth it! Ana, told very interesting about the visited cities and their history! So you were already well prepared before you could explore the cities on your own! At the visited places there was enough time to visit them, according to individual interests! Great organization! Thanks very much!

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September 23, 2022

Honestly, a trip where the guide has to repeat everything in 3 languages is a bad idea. We didn't notice that when we booked. She hardly had time to tell us anything, in Faro it was like this: here is the church, here is the town hall and here is the papal palace and now we have to go on because I have to explain the same thing to the next language group. Eating break experience wasn't that good either.

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December 29, 2022

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