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Tavira Castle: Our most recommended tours and activities

Tavira: Hop-On Hop-Off Tourist Train

1. Tavira: Hop-On Hop-Off Tourist Train

Hop on the tourist train of Tavira and enjoy a tour around the city to see its main sights. Explore the old city with its many monuments and beautiful churches. Hop off at the various stops if you wish to explore the sites further. See the ruins of Tavira Castle, a ruined fortress that once guarded this fishing town from raiding pirates. Learn about the history of the landmarks you see with onboard commentary provided. Ride past the Tavira Salines, shallow salt evaporation ponds where you can observe seagulls, waders, and several other water birds. Benefit from a convenient and efficient way of exploring the charming city of Tavira.

Tavira: Tuk-Tuk City Tour

2. Tavira: Tuk-Tuk City Tour

Enjoy this Tavira City tour and go to all the corners of the city that tell you about its history and its main nooks and secrets.  Pass through the area of Alto de São Brás and see the chapel of São Brás and the Church of Nossa Senhor do Carmo which is the largest church in the city.  Stop in the salt pans for 5 minutes, it is located in the area of Atalaia. There you find the Convent of Bernardas and the former prison. Stop at the church São Sebastião for 5 minutes and take some great photos.  Continue through the military barracks, Church of São Francisco, Church of São José, the street of Liberdade and República square which is in the city center.  Experience the historic area which is the most important area of this tour. Use the opportunity to visit the Convent of Graça, Santiago church, Santa Maria church, Misericórdia church, and stop at the Castle for another 5 minutes.  The tour is carried on a 100% electric tuk-tuk.

Tavira: Private Tuk-Tuk City Tour and Camera Obscura

3. Tavira: Private Tuk-Tuk City Tour and Camera Obscura

Start your day with a private tour of the city on an electric tuk-tuk. Visit the main historical sights of the city, such as the Tavira castle. Hear interesting stories and facts about the city from your local guide. At the end of the tour, your private tuk-tuk tour guide will take you to Camera Obscura, one of Tavira's main attractions, for a unique way to see the town.

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What people are saying about Tavira Castle

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 24 reviews

What a great tour. Joao was fun and informative and rolled with our most rambunctious travel partner. The surprises at the end of the tour were amazing. We had a great time and would highly recommend any activity Joao offers. He was so kind, my husband left his cane in the tuk tuk and Joao came all the way back to where he dropped us off to return it. We just moved to Tavira and took the tour to learn about our new city. That turned out to be a great idea, because not only did we learn a lot, but we covered a lot of ground, seeing things I'm not sure we would have found on our own. In all, fun and memorable.

This was the perfect activity to do with my 80 year old mom who gets around pretty slowly and can't walk too far without getting tired. She was visiting from the US and we wanted to show her around Tavira. Our guide was wonderful and did a great job showing us the sights and describing the rich history of the town. The tour also included a visit to the salt pans where we got to see workers skimming of the fleur de sel and learn about the ancient practice.

Tavira is a city worth visiting for its monuments, history and landscapes. João took the experience of getting to know Tavira to another level, for the knowledge and taste for the city he shows, for the care he gave us during the trip and for the small details that made this experience something that will last in our memory. I strongly recommend it!

João was an excellent guide taking us to the historic locations of Tavira a well as the salinas. I strongly recommend.

Lovely way to get around. Guide was friendly and informative