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On Faro's doorstep are the lagoons of the Parque Natural da Ria Formosa and nearby beaches, including the islands of Ilha de Faro to the southwest and Ilha da Barreta (aka Ilha Deserta) to the south.

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$39.96 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Ria Formosa Natural Park Four Islands Half-Day Boat Cruise

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Ilha Deserta, Faro, Faro District, AlgarveFree timeDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Ilha da Culatra, Olhao, Faro District, AlgarveFree timeDuration: 1 hour 30 minutes

$47.95 Day Trips & Excursions

The Algarve to Seville Sightseeing Day Tour with Guide

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Parque de Maria Luisa, Seville, Province of Seville, AndaluciaExplore Maria Luisa Park, and hear how its centerpiece square and palace complex Plaza de España was created for the 1929 Ibero-American Exposition World’s Fair.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Plaza de Espana, Seville, Province of Seville, AndaluciaSet in the middle of the park’s elaborate Moorish-style gardens, Plaza de España was built in a classic Renaissance Revival style, and is now home to several important Government buildings.. Its semi-elliptic floor is surrounded by an estuary that separates the inner plaza by a marble banister. Four tiled brick bridges, representing different regions of Spain, allow access across the estuaryDuration: 1 hourStop At: Barrio Santa Cruz, Seville, Province of Seville, Andalucia“Bairro de Santa Cruz” the famous Jewish quarter located in the city center, surrounded by beautiful and big houses, palaces and white backyards smelling like flowers. Wander around Santa Cruz, admiring its cluster of whitewashed houses and lively tapas bars that spill onto the streetsDuration: 1 hourPass By: Catedral de Sevilla, Seville, Province of Seville, AndaluciaStop at least for photos outside Seville Cathedral, one of the world’s largest Gothic cathedrals.Pass By: Real Alcazar, Seville, Province of Seville, AndaluciaThe Cathedral and the “Alcazar” Palace – originally a Moorish fort and once the Royal family residence. This palace is one of the best remaining examples of “Mudéjar” architecture, a style under Christian rule in Spain using Islamic architectural influence. Walk around the outside of Real Alcazar Palace, home of King Juan Carlos, and admire its array of architectural styles that range from Moorish to Neoclassical.The entrance is not included and please be careful with the time if you decided to use all you free time in Seville (3 hours) to visit the palace Pass By: Torre del Oro, Seville, Province of Seville, AndaluciaSightsee independently, shop for souvenirs or relax over lunch in one of the city’s atmospheric tapas bars (own expense); how you enjoy your free time is up to you! Then, meet your guide at the prearranged time and travel back to your hotel in the Algarve where your day trip finishes.The guide will provide you 3 hours in total in Seville to use on your own after giving all information and explanation of seville importance.

$50.24 Day Trips & Excursions

Algarve to Lisbon Day Trip with Belem and Castle of Sao Jorge

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: 25 de Abril Bridge, Lisbon, Lisbon District, Central PortugalNo visit to Portugal is completed without seeing Lisbon. Admire the unique view of Lisbon while crossing the 25th April suspension bridge spanning Tagus River.Stop At: Jeronimos Monastery, Lisbon, Lisbon District, Central PortugalStart the visit in Lisbon to the most emblematic monuments related to the great Portuguese discoveries, such as the Belém Tower, Jerónimos Monastery, known as the “jewel” of the Manueline style and the Monument of the Portuguese Discoveries. The guide will provide explanation and free time to explore themDuration: 1 hourStop At: Torre de Belem, Lisbon, Lisbon District, Central PortugalA must stop site for a short visit and picture Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Rossio Square, Lisbon, Lisbon District, Central PortugalWe will then take you to Rossio square where after an explanation of the guide you have time to explore, visit and/or shop the main spots of the capital of Portugal on your own. Visit the famous Alfama quarter, St. Georges Castle, the Liberty Avenue, Marquês de Pombal statue and Parque das Nações.Please be aware that lunch and entrance fees to the monuments are not included. Duration: 3 hours

$30.83 Transfers & Ground Transport

Transfer Faro Airport to Albufeira

Albufeira in the Algarve, Portugal, attracts thousands of visitors every year and it's easy to understand why. There is Albufeira old town with its pretty cobbled streets lined with restaurants, bars, cafes and shops; the lively nightlife in São João; Albufeira marina with its sugar candy coloured apartments and last but not least the lovely, sandy beaches. Albufeira is perfect for families, couples and singles of all ages and is central for all the tourist attractions, with the added bonus of a short transfer from Faro airport. Find out all you need to know about this lovely area of the Algarve.

$28.54 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Ria Formosa Catamaran Trip from Faro

After choosing from a morning or afternoon excursion, start the tour by departing from the Faro Marina. Sail slowly through the channels of the Ria Formosa to fully enjoy the beautiful landscape. Along the way, look out for birds such as the Grey Heron, White Stork, and other native birdlife that frequent the area to feed.Approaching the islands and beaches, catch a glimpse of the lighthouse of Culatra Island as the boat pulls in for a stop in Farol. Observe the hard work of the people in the oyster and clam farms. Take in the stunning surrounding scenery and see one of the most important sea entrances of the Ria Formosa. Upon leaving Farol, make a stop at Deserta Island, also known as Barreta Island. Explore the fauna and flora of the island along an easy walk or simply enjoy the sunshine and bathe in the clear waters of the beach. On the trip back to Faro, enjoy the tranquility of one of the seven wonders of Portugal, the Ria Formosa.

$62.80 Tours & Sightseeing

Algarve Quarteira, Vilamoura Seaside Small-Group Segway Tour

If you’ve opted to include hotel pickup, you’ll be collected from your Faro hotel. Otherwise, make your own way to the departure point in Vilamoura to meet your expert guide. Pick up your Segway, strap on your helmet and begin the tour with a comprehensive orientation session that will help you get comfortable with the electric, self-balancing vehicle.Once you feel confident steering your Segway, set off behind your guide. Cruise along the coastline at a leisurely pace, soaking up the ocean breeze. Admire views of the Falésia and Quarteira beaches, idyllic and seemingly never-ending stretches of golden sand. During the tour, stop for several breaks, during which the guide will explain more about the local area.Zip up toward the Vilamoura Marina, where hundreds of vessels, including opulent yachts, are berthed. Then, cruise by local markets and witness the flurry of activity as vendors hawk all sorts of freshly picked fruits and vegetables.Toward the end of the tour, stop at a fish market, where you’ll have the chance to hop off your Segway and browse the stalls of freshly caught fish and perhaps even pick up some tasty local specialties to cook for dinner later that day.After 1.5 hours, your tour finishes back and the departure point in Vilamoura.