The Phoenicians, the Romans, the Muslims, and finally, the Christians have all left their mark here through the centuries.
And we will find those traces...
A marvelous view of the whole town opens from the tower of the city castle. From here, you can see the wavy roofs of houses, the domes of churches, the river, and the salt mines, right up to the blue line of the sea on the horizon.
The aroma of morning coffee in this place is enticingly unique - it mixes with the scents of exotic plants from the botanical garden hidden in one of the castle's courtyards.
You can get great pictures with a view of the castle standing on the bridge that has survived since Roman times.
The romantic narrow streets decorated with patterned tiles give the city a special charm. On one of these streets, we will visit a cozy restaurant, where we will surely try the local delicacies. Tavira is famous for its dishes of octopus, a delicacy beloved by the Portuguese. It is extremely difficult to prepare, but the locals have mastered the art. About 3 km from Tavira, we will find the picturesque village of Santa Luzia, named after Santa Lucia, when the local fishers miraculously found a sacred town's relic lost at sea during a severe storm. Tavira has many fascinating stories.
For example, one of them tells us why the river, only 56 kilometers long, which rises in the mountains and flows into the Ria Formosa, has two names.
And the other is about where and why there is a "graveyard" of anchors.
Want to hear, see and taste it all for yourself?
Then contact me. I adore these places and would happily share that love with you.
The guide will pick you up from the hotel. The price includes transfers from the hotel in the eastern part of the Algarve (if the hotel is in the western region of the Algarve + €20), drinks.
Museum entrance fees, lunch, and dinner are not included in the tour price.
A private tour by a comfortable car
For 1-4 people - €160 - 8 hours; €100 - 4 hours
For 5-6 people - €180 - 8 hours; €120 - 4 hours
The tours are individual, so there is no strict schedule. Please note that Portuguese restaurants are open from 12 PM to 3 PM for lunch and from 7 PM to 12 AM for dinner. If you wish to visit some particular places, please let me know at least one day in advance, and I will adjust the itinerary. At any time of the year, remember: the Algarve has a lot of sun, so sunscreen is a must.