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Tavira Island

Tavira Island: 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 Total Tuk Tuk Tour: Tavira Tour & Tuna Museum Visit

2. Tavira Total Tuk Tuk Tour: Tavira Tour & Tuna Museum Visit

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. Old Tuna Village

Albufeira: Olhão Market, Tavira, Faro & Ria Formosa Day Trip

3. Albufeira: Olhão Market, Tavira, Faro & Ria Formosa Day Trip

Take a private day trip from Albufeira to the eastern Algarve. Go shopping at Olhão Market for local products, then follow your guide to Tavira City to admire the long beach. Visit the Islamic Museum to see the archaeological collection before exploring Faro Old Town's cobbled streets. After pickup at Albufeira, visit the Municipal Market of Olhão, which was built in 1912 and inaugurated four years later. Admire the iron and glass architecture of the building and its brick structure. See the fish, fruit, and vegetables on sale at this market, and buy things if you want. Continue to Tavira, a city on the River Gilão on the Algarve coast, near the Ria Formosa Natural Park. Admire the beach and marvel at the salt flats that attract flamingos, spoonbills, and other birds. Gaze at the castle and the Church of Santa Maria do Castelo, which houses the tombs of 7 knights. Afterward, go to the Islamic Center of Tavira Museum, which was inaugurated in 2012, and explore an archaeological collection from the Islamic period. Next, head to Faro to admire the neoclassical Arco da Vila. Learn how the monumental arch leads to the old town's cobbled streets near the 13th-century Cathedral of Faro. Take in the wonderful view over The Ria Formosa, a salt marsh that extends across many municipalities in the Algarve. Discover how the natural park stretches across Loulé, Faro, Olhão, Tavira, and Vila Real de Santo António, covering an area of approximately 18,400 hectares from your guide's commentary. Afterward, return to Albufeira for drop-off at your hotel.

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What people are saying about Tavira Island

Overall rating

3.2 / 5

based on 27 reviews

Very interesting walk through Tavira. Magnificent if you have little time to visit it. The guide Claudia is very knowledgeable and friendly.

Enjoyed this activity with my family. Bumpy ride but made it more fun. Driver was a character and he added to the experience. Thank you!!

Very pleasant and interesting In 2 hours, the important places are approached. Thanks to our guide Lorie for her sympathy

Nice way to spend a little time getting acquainted with Tavira. Thank you Laurie!

Really enjoy this one much better than the faro one