East Algarve / Tavira

Tavira is a charming town with some lovely, quite grand, buildings reflecting it's wealthy past. It is arguably the Algarve’s most picturesque town and exudes an authentic Portuguese charm. Today it has still managed to stave off the influence of tourism and hold on to its unique charm and traditional ways.

It is a picturesque, relaxed, peaceful town with everything to hand and is a perfect holiday spot for couples and families and there are also many great places to visit if you want to venture a little further afield. It makes it an excellent base for exploring the Algarve’s eastern section.

Set on either side of the meandering Rio Gilão, Tavira is a charming town. The ruins of a hilltop castle, an old Roman bridge and a smattering of Gothic and Renaissance churches are among Tavira’s historic attractions.

Tavira is ideal for wandering; the warren of cobblestone streets hides pretty, historic gardens and shady plazas. There’s a small, active fishing port and a modern market.

The tour pays a visit to the mountains above Tavira, with the walks offering stunning views, to São Brás with its charming old town, fascinating folk & cork museum giving an insight into the history of the cork trade.

You’ll also go to picturesque fishing villages and we present alternative sightseeing sites and walks

Tavira, Fuzeta, Tavira Island, São Brás, Santa Luzia, Caldeirão mountains
A fantastic itinerary of walks, developed and perfected by local resident Portuguese tour leaders, very knowledgeable of the region.
The hospitality and warmth from the local population, whilst enjoying dining out at local restaurants every evening.

The tour includes

Accommodation vouchers in the chosen regime

Rent-a-car vouchers for duration of stay

Emergency contact numbers (24h hot line)

General information on your holiday, gastronomy and history of the region

Suggestions of local restaurants and places of interest to visit

Detailed walking maps and descriptions of the walks

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A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine.

I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now.

When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image.

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