Things to do in
Tavira

Our most recommended things to do in Tavira

Algarve: Aqualand Entrance Ticket

1. Algarve: Aqualand Entrance Ticket

Cool off at Portugal's most exciting waterpark: Aqualand Algarve. Located between Albufeira and Portimão, Aqualand Algarve is a space of pure water fun, lasting the entire day. The park has something for everyone, from the "Children's Paradis" area with mini slides and activities for the most adventurous kids, while grown-ups can try out high adrenaline levels on “Banzai” with a vertical fall of 23m. Be it the sea waves in the Surf Beach wave pool or the speedy “Hydra”, with its three slides for simple and double floats, a great day is guaranteed. The park also features a semi-Olympic swimming pool, unique among the water parks in Portugal. With something for the whole family, your trip to Aqualand is sure to be a great day out.

Tavira: Hop-On Hop-Off Tourist Train

2. 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.

From Albufeira: Full-Day Tour of Algarve Eastern's Finest

3. From Albufeira: Full-Day Tour of Algarve Eastern's Finest

This full-day trip around the finest of the east in the Algarve. Get started with the pickup in the hotels or meeting point in the Albufeira area and heading to the city of Faro. This is our first stop in the beautiful capital of the Algarve. Visit the Old town with spare time for shopping at the shops in the downtown. Next we will be heading to the city of Olhão, where you can visit the market of Olhão, which is the most famous market in the Algarve. Explore the Moorish fishing town of Olhão, with its bustling streets and shops. Tavira city it's the next stop, and you will discover the city of Tavira, with his cobbled streets, picturesque churches, and visit its Roman Bridge. In Tavira you will have spare time to have lunch. Last stop, it's the Vila Nova Cacela Velha city, where you visit the city and watch the panoramic views over the sea. This is where we conclude the tour, and we will make our way back to the hotels.

Tavira: Olive Experience with Factory Tour and Tasting

4. Tavira: Olive Experience with Factory Tour and Tasting

Welcome to our captivating olive factory tour! Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of olives. Our unique selling point includes a hands-on experience, expert guidance, a diverse range of offerings, and a delightful tasting experience. During the tour, you'll embark on a guided journey through our factory, where you'll learn about the art of olive transformation. Please note we are not currently in production as the olive transformation is only in certain months (September to November) and doesn’t happen every day. After the visit to the olive factory will have the highlight: the tasting session. Engage your senses as you explore the preservative free olives, olive oil, honey, cheese and delightful orange marmalade. You'll be treated to a special wine tasting session where you can savor the flavors of our products alongside locally produced wines. You'll also have the opportunity to purchase your favourite items to take home and enjoy later, ensuring that the memories of your olive factory tour. Join us for this unforgettable olive factory tour, with great tasting and complemented by a delightful wine experience.

Faro: Church of Mercy Fado Film and Live Performance

5. Faro: Church of Mercy Fado Film and Live Performance

During the film, find out how fado was first created in 19th-century Lisbon. Evoking urban emergency themes, and singing about everyday life, fado in its first phase was associated with social contexts based on marginality and transgression. From the first decades of the 20th century, fado experienced gradual dissemination and popular consecration, and in the 1950s the internationalization of fado was consolidated above all through the singer of Amália Rodrigues. In 2011, fado was placed on the list of UNESCO Intangible Heritage of Humanity. After the film, watch a live fado show in the Church of Mercy, a remarkable monument in the city of Faro.

From Faro/Tavira: Benagil Hiking Tour with Snorkeling

6. From Faro/Tavira: Benagil Hiking Tour with Snorkeling

Meet your guide in front of the train station in Faro or Tavira and begin your day of hiking and swimming. Start in Benagil and embark on a hike along the beautiful trail Seven Hanging Valleys Trail. Let your guide show you some great photo stops along the way. Continue to the cliffs of Marinha beach, where you can snap a photo of its charming heart-shaped rock arch. Enjoy a 1.5-hour stop for free time at the beach. Go snorkeling and relax a little in the shade of the provided umbrellas. Finally, visit the Senhora da Rocha chapel, which is built on top of a cliff.

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

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

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 13th-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.

Tavira: Tuk-Tuk City Tour

8. 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.

Cabanas de Tavira: Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

9. Cabanas de Tavira: Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

Experience the excitement of seeing dolphins swimming in the open ocean on this boat tour. You tour offers a 95% chance that you will see dolphins. You will also learn about the dolphin species that live near the Ria Formosa. Your skipper is very experienced and knows just where to find these friendly and gentle creatures. Keep your eyes open during your 2.5-hour tour and you might be the first to spot the dolphins.

From Cabanas de Tavira: Octopus Route

10. From Cabanas de Tavira: Octopus Route

This is the ideal tour for those wanting to get to know the Algarve Islands. You'll also stop at Santa Luzia, where you'll enjoy a typical Octopus dish.  You'll depart from Cabanas de Tavira, travelling by boat to Barra Artificial de Tavira and Quatro-águas before arriving at Santa Luzia, the land of the Octopus. After lunch, passengers will travel on to Terra Estreita, where you'll make another 30-minute stop to get to know some of the main features of the island. After 4 fantastic hours in islands, the tour will end at the boarding point, Cabanas de Tavira.

All activities

60 activities found
Sort by:

Our most recommended things to do in Tavira

Algarve: Aqualand Entrance Ticket

Algarve: Aqualand Entrance Ticket

Cool off at Portugal's most exciting waterpark: Aqualand Algarve. Located between Albufeira and Portimão, Aqualand Algarve is a space of pure water fun, lasting the entire day. The park has something for everyone, from the "Children's Paradis" area with mini slides and activities for the most adventurous kids, while grown-ups can try out high adrenaline levels on “Banzai” with a vertical fall of 23m. Be it the sea waves in the Surf Beach wave pool or the speedy “Hydra”, with its three slides for simple and double floats, a great day is guaranteed. The park also features a semi-Olympic swimming pool, unique among the water parks in Portugal. With something for the whole family, your trip to Aqualand is sure to be a great day out.

Tavira: Hop-On Hop-Off Tourist Train

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.

From Albufeira: Full-Day Tour of Algarve Eastern's Finest

From Albufeira: Full-Day Tour of Algarve Eastern's Finest

This full-day trip around the finest of the east in the Algarve. Get started with the pickup in the hotels or meeting point in the Albufeira area and heading to the city of Faro. This is our first stop in the beautiful capital of the Algarve. Visit the Old town with spare time for shopping at the shops in the downtown. Next we will be heading to the city of Olhão, where you can visit the market of Olhão, which is the most famous market in the Algarve. Explore the Moorish fishing town of Olhão, with its bustling streets and shops. Tavira city it's the next stop, and you will discover the city of Tavira, with his cobbled streets, picturesque churches, and visit its Roman Bridge. In Tavira you will have spare time to have lunch. Last stop, it's the Vila Nova Cacela Velha city, where you visit the city and watch the panoramic views over the sea. This is where we conclude the tour, and we will make our way back to the hotels.

Tavira: Olive Experience with Factory Tour and Tasting

Tavira: Olive Experience with Factory Tour and Tasting

Welcome to our captivating olive factory tour! Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of olives. Our unique selling point includes a hands-on experience, expert guidance, a diverse range of offerings, and a delightful tasting experience. During the tour, you'll embark on a guided journey through our factory, where you'll learn about the art of olive transformation. Please note we are not currently in production as the olive transformation is only in certain months (September to November) and doesn’t happen every day. After the visit to the olive factory will have the highlight: the tasting session. Engage your senses as you explore the preservative free olives, olive oil, honey, cheese and delightful orange marmalade. You'll be treated to a special wine tasting session where you can savor the flavors of our products alongside locally produced wines. You'll also have the opportunity to purchase your favourite items to take home and enjoy later, ensuring that the memories of your olive factory tour. Join us for this unforgettable olive factory tour, with great tasting and complemented by a delightful wine experience.

Faro: Church of Mercy Fado Film and Live Performance

Faro: Church of Mercy Fado Film and Live Performance

During the film, find out how fado was first created in 19th-century Lisbon. Evoking urban emergency themes, and singing about everyday life, fado in its first phase was associated with social contexts based on marginality and transgression. From the first decades of the 20th century, fado experienced gradual dissemination and popular consecration, and in the 1950s the internationalization of fado was consolidated above all through the singer of Amália Rodrigues. In 2011, fado was placed on the list of UNESCO Intangible Heritage of Humanity. After the film, watch a live fado show in the Church of Mercy, a remarkable monument in the city of Faro.

From Faro/Tavira: Benagil Hiking Tour with Snorkeling

From Faro/Tavira: Benagil Hiking Tour with Snorkeling

Meet your guide in front of the train station in Faro or Tavira and begin your day of hiking and swimming. Start in Benagil and embark on a hike along the beautiful trail Seven Hanging Valleys Trail. Let your guide show you some great photo stops along the way. Continue to the cliffs of Marinha beach, where you can snap a photo of its charming heart-shaped rock arch. Enjoy a 1.5-hour stop for free time at the beach. Go snorkeling and relax a little in the shade of the provided umbrellas. Finally, visit the Senhora da Rocha chapel, which is built on top of a cliff.

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

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

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 13th-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.

Tavira: Tuk-Tuk City Tour

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.

Cabanas de Tavira: Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

Cabanas de Tavira: Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

Experience the excitement of seeing dolphins swimming in the open ocean on this boat tour. You tour offers a 95% chance that you will see dolphins. You will also learn about the dolphin species that live near the Ria Formosa. Your skipper is very experienced and knows just where to find these friendly and gentle creatures. Keep your eyes open during your 2.5-hour tour and you might be the first to spot the dolphins.

From Cabanas de Tavira: Octopus Route

From Cabanas de Tavira: Octopus Route

This is the ideal tour for those wanting to get to know the Algarve Islands. You'll also stop at Santa Luzia, where you'll enjoy a typical Octopus dish.  You'll depart from Cabanas de Tavira, travelling by boat to Barra Artificial de Tavira and Quatro-águas before arriving at Santa Luzia, the land of the Octopus. After lunch, passengers will travel on to Terra Estreita, where you'll make another 30-minute stop to get to know some of the main features of the island. After 4 fantastic hours in islands, the tour will end at the boarding point, Cabanas de Tavira.

Frequently asked questions about Tavira

What are the most popular museums and exhibitions in Tavira?

These are the most popular museums and exhibitions in Tavira:

See all museums and exhibitions in Tavira on GetYourGuide

Top Attractions in Tavira

Things to Do in Tavira

Cities in Portugal

Other Sightseeing Options in Tavira

Want to discover all there is to do in Tavira? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Tavira

Overall rating

4.3
(222 reviews)

My wife and I really enjoyed the trip to the east of the Algarve. Our driver and guide Mario told us a lot of interesting and useful information about the places or parts of the Algarve that we were visiting. The much-praised Tavira wasn't really our thing, but Olhão and the border town of Vila Real de Santa António were. The tour is highly recommended.

Joao was a great guide, great personality and very knowledgeable. Thought the 2 hours was the right amount of time. We all had a great tie and learned alot. I would definitely recommend.

A great way to see this stunning coastal stretch including hike and beach time. Sebastian is a friendly and knowledgeable guide. A great day out!

Our wonderful tour girls!! They were the best! Of the olives were just as good! Fun and informative! Loved it!

Great day! Very informative and pleasant way to explore the area.