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Albufeira: Tour to 4 Eastern Algarve Towns

1. Albufeira: Tour to 4 Eastern Algarve Towns

Get lost in the beauty of eastern Algarve on this our from Albufeira to the charming towns of Faro, Olhão, Tavira, and Vila Real de Santo António. See old architecture at churches and a castle. Explore with some free time in Olhão and Vila Real de Santo Antonio. Get picked-up from your accommodation and sit back and enjoy the scenery on the drive to the town of Faro. Take in the colorful boats at the marina and the Spanish Gothic architecture at the cathedral. Have some time to do some souvenir shopping before heading to Olhão. Admire the white houses and churches in the Moorish fishing village of Olhão. Stop at the port and enjoy the vibrancy of the largest fish market on the island. Head to the oldest pâté factory in Portugal. Afterwards, travel to the town of Vila Real de Santo Antonio which lies on the mouth of the Guadiana river. Visit the oldest Portuguese canned fish factory. Spend some free time where you can go get some lunch or do some shopping at local boutiques. Continue on to the town of Tavira which has been settled since the late Bronze Age. Discover a variety of architectural styles at its churches and a medieval castle positioned over the Gilão river. Experience traditional Portuguese Fado music before returning to your accommodation.

Vila Real de Santo Antonio: Guadiana River Cruise with Lunch

2. Vila Real de Santo Antonio: Guadiana River Cruise with Lunch

Join the Guaditur for a scenic river boat cruise, between Portugal and Spain, sailing from Vila Real de Santo Antonio (in Portugal) and anchoring at the timeless village of Foz de Odeleite for an optional cultural walk in the village. Upon arrival at Quinta do Rio, our private farm, you can have a swim and relax before a delicious traditional and Algarvian 3-course lunch is served, including local wine, surrounded with natural beauty and views over the Guadiana River. We offer live portuguese music that creates a lively and "feel-good" environment. On our cruise back enjoy the nature, relax on the top deck or have a refreshing break at the bar. Discover the real food, the real aromas of nature and learn about our culture.

From Albufeira: Eastern Algarve Full-Day Private Tour

3. From Albufeira: Eastern Algarve Full-Day Private Tour

Discover the regions of Moorish and Roman heritage on this full-day tour starting from Albufeira to Eastern Algarve. Visit Faro, the capital of the Algarve province. Go to Olhão, a key site for fishing, and explore the furthest Eastern town in the Algarve. After being picked up from your accommodation, travel to your first destination, Faro, with its 13th century city center. Afterward, visit Olhão, where you can find the most famous market in the Algarve. Move on to the city of Tavira to explore the castle and the various typical churches, and take a break for your lunch. Cross the Roman Bridge that leads to the Castle where you can experience one of the most breathtaking views over the city. Enjoy the village of Cacela Velha with its famous whitewashed houses which is located in the area of the Ria Formosa Natural Park. End the tour in Vila Real de Santo António, the furthest Eastern town in the Algarve before arriving in Spain. Notice the architectural similarities to that of Lisbon, as it was built in the same way, by the Marquês de Pombal, after the 1755 earthquake.

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What people are saying about Vila Real de Santo António

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 26 reviews

I found the tour interesting. We got to know 4 cities. Every city has its charm. We were picked up from the hotel on time. A Mercedes Mini Van with 8 people. Our guide explained the most important points and sights to us while we were on the way. You have a certain amount of time to explore the area. I can recommend this tour.

Booking was easy, driver Johnny was fun and knowledgeable, van was clean and comfortable, fellow travellers were great company, lunch was good value and the sights were all lovely. Definitely a great outing, despite the rain!!

This was an excellent day and we were looked after throughout. The lunch at the farm was fantastic and the atmosphere so good. I would recommend your company and activity to others.

Very good experience, the guide was knowledgeable and good fun. Overall, excellent tour. Highly recommend

The guide was friendly, entertaining and knowledgeable. Very pleasant tour, I would happily recommend.