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Faro – City Tour & Shopping

Faro is a picturesque city, frequently ignored by the tourists that visit the Algarve every year, and it is the capital of the region.  Faro with its historical centre, stunning islands, and the natural reserve of Ria Formosa is home to a unique nature, besides offering the most extensive cultural attractions of the region.

On this tour you can visit the Old Town, the historical centre of the city is located. Protected by its imperial walls dating from the 9th century and the Moorish occupation, the access to Vila Adentro, another name used to refer to Cidade Velha, is through the medieval gates after the garden Jardim de Manuel Bivar. Above the famous Arco da Vila, an arch which welcomes visitors in the old part of Faro, is visible the statue of the city’s saint, Saint Thomas Aquinas.

Then you will visit the 13th century Faro Cathedral, one of the most visited religious monuments in the Algarve. Following visit to the Ethnographic (Cultural) Museum and then you can walk through Faro’s downtown, probably the most popular destination for tourists in the city. Similar to the historical centre its streets are also paved in the traditional Portuguese ‘calçada’ style and it attracts lots of attention due to being one of the most famous Portuguese attractions.

Pickups are available directly from (or near) your hotel or villa between Armação de Pêra and Quinta do Lago (including Albufeira, Armação de Pêra, Quarteira, Vilamoura).

Pickup times are shown when booking and are between 7.45 am and 9.20 am, you will have about 3 hours to explore Faro, and the return drop offs are between 2 pm and 3 pm. All times are estimates and subject to change.

Lunch and entrances to monuments or museums are optional and are therefore not included in the price.

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