Welcome to Tavira


Tavira is ideal for wandering; the warren of cobblestone streets hides leafy gardens and shady squares. There’s a small, active fishing port and a modern market. Only 3km from the coast, Tavira is the launching point for the stunning, unspoilt beaches of Ilha de Tavira.


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$41.10 Cultural & Theme Tours

Almancil, Faro, Olhao, Tavira: East Algarve Full-Day Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Old Town Faro, Faro, Faro District, AlgarveVisit Faro,capital of Algarve. Have free time to visit the 13th century city center, shop or just walk arund this Duration: 1 hourStop At: Porto Recreio de Olhao, Olhao, Faro District, AlgarveFollow to the Moorish town of Olhão. A key city for fishing and get to know the important fish market. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Ponte antiga sobre o Rio Gilao, Tavira, Faro District, AlgarveVisit the attractive and charming old town of Tavira with a 4th Century Roman Bridge and its many churches.Duration: 1 hourPass By: Praia Cacela Velha, Vila Real de Santo Antonio, Faro District, AlgarvePass onward Gilão and Cacela VelhaPass By: Praia de Monte Gordo, Monte Gordo, Faro District, AlgarveBefore or after Visiting Vila Real de Santo Antonio we will pass also in Montegordo.Stop At: Praca Marques de Pombal, Vila Real de Santo Antonio, Faro District, AlgarveVisit to Monte Gordo and Vila Real de Santo Antonio - border town between Portugal and Spain separated by the river guadiana and the natural park.Duration: 1 hour

$6.02 Transfers & Ground Transport

Algarve Hotels to Faro Airport Private Departure Transfer

Whether you’re traveling individually, as a couple or in a group, your ground transport needs are covered by this private airport transport service from your hotel in the Algarve to Faro International Airport. The service covers the towns of Albufeira, Armação, Carvoeiro, Lagos, Montegordo, Portimão, Quinto de Lago, Sagres and Tavira.When your vacation in the sunny Algarve region is over, simply meet your driver at your hotel at a prearranged time. Then, settle into your comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle and head straight to Faro.To make a booking, you will need to advise your flight details as well as your Algarve accommodation details. Your transfer will be confirmed instantaneously and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. Approximately 24 - 48 hours prior to your departure from the Algarve, you will be required to reconfirm exact pickup time and place (the contact number will be provided on your travel voucher).Price is per person, based on 8 adults per car/vehicle.

$6.02 Transfers & Ground Transport

Faro Airport to Algarve Hotels Private Arrival Transfer

Arrange your private transfer for a time to suit your schedule, and then meet your friendly driver at Faro International Airport to travel directly to your hotel in the Algarve. The private transfer service covers the towns of Albufeira, Armação, Carvoeiro, Lagos, Montegordo, Portimão, Quinto de Lago, Sagres and Tavira.Whether you’re traveling individually, with a partner or in a group, your ground transport needs will be covered by this private transfer service. Avoid the confusion of taxis or public transport and enjoy a hassle-free start to your vacation in the gorgeous Algarve region.When making a booking, you will need to advise your flight details and your Algarve accommodation details. Your transfer will be confirmed instantaneously and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. Approximately 24-48 hours prior to your arrival in Faro, you will be required to reconfirm exact pickup time and place (the contact number will be provided on your travel voucher).Price is per person, based on 8 adults per car/vehicle.

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Tuk Tuk Tour in Tavira - 30 Minutes

We will explore the three hills of Tavira - Santa Maria, Santa Ana and São Bras - where we will see the churches of Santa Maria, Santiago, Nossa Senhora da Piedade, São Paulo and Matriz do Carmo, as well as the hermitages of Santa Ana and São Brás. You can take in fantastic views of Tavira from the Castle, examine traditional trellis doors and the 'hand of Fatima' door knockers, and survey typical 'scissor' roofs.

$7.91 Transfers & Ground Transport

Shared Arrival Transfer: Faro Airport to Algarve Hotels

Once you land at Faro International Airport, head outside the terminal to meet your driver and travel to your Algarve hotel. The transfer service covers the towns of Albufeira, Armação, Carvoeiro, Lagos, Montegordo, Portimão, Quinto de Lago, Sagres and Tavira.Whether you’re traveling individually, with a partner or in a group, your ground transport needs will be covered by this shared transfer service. Avoid the confusion of taxis or public transport and enjoy a hassle-free start to your vacation on the gorgeous Algarve.When making a booking, you will need to advise your flight details and your Algarve accommodation details. Your transfer will be confirmed instantaneously and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. Approximately 24-48 hours prior to your arrival in Faro, you will be required to reconfirm exact pickup time and place (the contact number will be provided on your travel voucher).

$34.52 Walking & Biking Tours

Moncarapacho - Tavira mountain and hybrid bike tour

We start in the town of Moncarapacho, with cobbled streets and traditional houses, then head out through the fields along a dirt track to join quiet, largely traffic free roads. Passing through sleepy Algarvean villages and scenic countryside, where time seems to have stood still. We climb steadily into a stunning area of pine covered hills and valleys abundant with orange trees (which form a natural barrier to the all too common summer fires in this area). We then follow the path of the river as it winds its way through the hills along tree-shaded roads and down into Tavira, one of the prettiest towns on the Algarve coast. Tavira is home to a castle, an old Roman bridge and a wealth of traditional architectural styles; it’s the perfect spot for a well earned café break, next to the band stand, where music is often played in the summer months.After a coffee and a cake (optional), we leave Tavira by another dirt track which keeps us away from the main road. This is a lovely shortcut to the beautiful village of Santa Luzia, famous for its Octopus fishing . We pass through Pedras del Rei, where we may spot the little train that takes sunbathers to the expansive beach of Barril and the old tuna fishing village. From here we join the Ecovia Litoral (a dedicated cycling path that spans across the Algarve from East to West). We are now in the Ria Formosa Natural Park, a UNESCO heritage site situated on low lying coastline amidst a maze of lagoons, channels, salt marshes and islands. It is home to an abundant array of wildlife and over 30,000 birds stop off here on their journey from Europe to East Africa. You can often spot kingfishers, hoopoes, bee-eaters, egrets, blue magpies and many other species. The views across the salt flats, (where salt is still cultivated using traditional methods), are simply breathtaking. It is a gentle, flat ride along the coast and we can enjoy the cooling sea breeze coming from the Atlantic ocean. Finally, we head inland again, along quiet country lanes and take a shortcut along a dirt track back into Moncarapacho and our starting point.This is a ride of approximately 41kms, but we take it at an easy pace and, though there is a gentle climb during the first half of the route, the remainder is mostly downhill and flat. The terrain is easy to negotiate, so it is suitable for most riders. It lasts for approximately 4 hours (including cafe break and water stops).