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Walking in Tavira: The Venice Of Algarve

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Day 1: Day 1

Stop At: Faro Airport, 8006-901 Faro, Portugal
Individual arrival to Faro Airport or Faro Train station.

Once you get to Faro airport you will be met inside the airport terminal, at the exit hall by our driver who will hold a sign with your name written upon it.

The airport terminal can be very crowded, therefore if you cannot locate your driver, please contact us immediately on 00351 960170789, so we can call the driver and arrange an easy meeting point for you in the terminal.
Duration: 45 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Hotel 4**** in Tavira

Day 2: Day 2

Stop At: Fortaleza de Cacela, Rua de Cacela Velha 2, Vila Nova de Cacela 8900-019 Portugal
An easy walk, close to the coast, starting in the beautiful old village of Cacela Velha, following tracks and quiet lanes to the picturesque old fishing village of Cabanas.

Here fishermen still continue their craft, mixing harmoniously with the visitors crossing to the island and the golden beaches. Here too we can rest, enjoy good food and drink whilst enjoying the sunshine by the colourful waterfront. We continue back to Tavira, through the saltpans where we may see an abundance of wild life along with the traditional craft of salt extraction.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Hotel 4**** in Tavira

Day 3: Day 3

Stop At: Pego do Inferno, Estr. EN514-2, 8800 Tavira, Portugal
A beautiful walk going down a fertile valley, dotted with the occasional small family operated traditional tile factories. We pass through small holdings where vegetable plots share space with olive, carob, almond and fig trees. This rich valley also has an abundance of orange and lemon orchards whose flowers perfume the air while the profusion of wild flowers delights the eyes. The walk takes us past the local beauty spot of Pêgo do Inferno and then brings us right back into Tavira and the hotel.

Please be aware that you may encounter dogs on the loose, which are used to guard the properties in rural areas.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Hotel 4**** in Tavira

Day 4: Free day

Stop At: 8800-345 Tavira, Portugal
This is an ideal opportunity to relax and enjoy the attractions of Tavira and surroundings. You can walk/tour independently, or visit local places of interest. From Tavira there is a wide variety of sightseeing available (we can advise and/or recommend options according to your interests). On free time keen bird-watchers may wish to visit Castro Marim in the fens and marshes of the "Reserva Natural do Sapal", famous for their flamingos, or enjoy other local sightseeing tours.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Hotel 4**** in Tavira

Day 5: Day 5

Stop At: Farol de Vila Real de Santo Antonio, Avenida Min Duarte Pacheco, Vila Real de Santo Antonio Portugal
A very enjoyable walk along the coast to the frontier with Spain. We start in the resort village of Altura and meander along small paths through the pine woodlands and along pristine beaches until we reach the estuary of the Rio Guadiana that separates Portugal from Spain.

The walk finishes in the charming town of Vila Real de Santo António with a fascinating history and architecture.

The adventurous may wish to take the ferry across the river to the town of Ayamonte in Spain to enjoy some tapas in the many cafés of this attractive town.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Hotel 4**** in Tavira

Day 6: Day 6

Stop At: Fuseta Beach, Fuseta, Olhao Portugal
A fascinating walk to the west of Tavira. We start in Tavira and end in the fishing village of Fuzeta with its bustling waterfront, crossing saltpans full of bird life, small hamlets with colourful houses and gardens, grand villas and tiny small holdings. We can stop en route at little cafés fronting the tranquil waters of the Ria or even lunch on wonderful fish and shell fish fresh in that day.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Hotel 4**** in Tavira

Day 7: Day 7

Stop At: Praia do Barril, Aldeamento Pedras Del Rei Santa Luzia, Tavira 8800-531 Portugal
A real treat as we walk along one of finest beaches in the world and visit the small fishing village of Santa Luzia with its abundance of fishing boats bobbing in the gentle waters of the channel. Not just a day’s walking but a real day’s holiday as well!

The cafés and restaurants here vary from simple to gourmet level and can offer all the local specialities.

This circular walk from and returning to Tavira crosses to Tavira Island via local ferry/water taxi and returns to the mainland on a floating pontoon bridge.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Hotel 4**** in Tavira

Day 8: Day 8

Stop At: Faro Airport, 8006-901 Faro, Portugal
At convenient time transfer to Faro Airport / Faro Train station / Faro Bus station.
Duration: 45 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Faro, Faro, Faro District, Algarve

Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Point:
• Faro Airport
• Faro Train Station
• Faro Bus Station

Return point:
• Faro Airport
• Faro Train Station
• Faro Bus Station

Airports

  • Faro Airport, Faro Portugal
Duration
8 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 7x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • The Hotel: Maria Nova Lounge
  • 7 nights in a twin room (4 stars hotel)
  • Single supplement applied in single rooms
  • Extra nights can be added
  • Transfers from Faro airport / Faro train station / Faro bus station to the Hotel on the first day
  • Transfers from the Hotel to Faro airport / Faro train station / Faro bus station on last day
  • Accommodation vouchers
  • Taxi vouchers
  • Emergency contact numbers
  • General information on your holiday
  • Directions for arriving at your first hotel
  • Walking / cycling maps
  • Foreign Office Travel Advice
  • Assistance 24/7
  • Trip documents can be provided in English or German.
  • Entry/Admission - Faro Airport
Exclusions
  • Any services not listed as included
  • Flights to and from Portugal
  • Meals, tips/gratuities, baggage or personal insurance (except as outlined)
  • Admission fees to castles & attractions or events (except as outlined)
  • Personal expenses
  • Supplements.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • The land only option allows you to book your own transport to and from the holiday. This package already includes a transfer departing from Faro airport, Faro train station and Faro bus station. If none of this option suits you, please add to your booking a transfer that does. You can also rent a car. If you wish to stay more nights, send us an email with your request.
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Very well organized. Easy walking in low lying coastal Algarve, staying in the same hotel throughout. We enjoyed having the same driver, Antonio, for airport transfers and journeys to the start of daily walks. A suggestion for us Americans - if you included miles along with km.
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By: BeCool Travel
k.kirk.silva
10
We enjoyed every minute of it
Very well organized. Easy walking in low lying coastal Algarve, staying in the same hotel throughout. We enjoyed
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jonasdexter
20
very relaxing
We took the tour on a cloudy day since it was a bit cold for the beach, and it was a great choice. The driver
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andy gellers
10
Family trip
We chose this tour because it had an historical accent, although a bit afraid that the kids would get bored. But
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Sonia Martin
20
Lovely tour
A great introduction to the Algarve countryside, totally different from our previous experiences. My folks loved
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