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Eastern Algarve Small Group Day Trip to Olhão, Tavira and Faro provided by The Cooltours - Algarve

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Eastern Algarve Small Group Day Trip to Olhão, Tavira and Faro

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RM 294.36
2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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A note from Eastern Algarve Small Group Day Trip to Olhão, Tavira and Faro
Establishment with ‘Clean & Safe’ certificate. Vehicles are cleaned (vacuum, windows, dashboard, seats disinfected) every day. Reduction of the maximum allowed capacity according to current legislation and General Health Directorate recommendations. This allows greater distance between passengers.
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Updated 08/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
  • You’ll have 8 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    Mercado de Olhao
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 2
    Castelo de Tavira
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 3
    Ponte antiga sobre o Rio Gilao
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 4
    Old Town Faro
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 5
    Faro Cathedral
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by
    Muralhas de Faro
  • 6
    Ria Formosa Natural Park
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • You'll end at
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Important Information
Departure Point
8500 Alvor, Portugal 8500 Portimão, Portugal 8400 Carvoeiro, Portugal 8365 Armação de Pêra, Portugal 8200 Albufeira, Portugal Vilamoura, 8125 Quarteira, Portugal 8125 Quarteira, Portugal Faro, Portugal
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Small-group tour (up to 8 people max)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from designated areas (between Faro and Portimão)
  • Local and informal guide/driver
  • Live commentary on board
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Guided visit inside Faro Cathedral (if selected over the boat tour)
  • Entry/Admission - Faro Cathedral
  • Food (including meals) and drinks, unless specified
  • Boat tour in Ria Formosa lagoon (15€ paid directly to the guide)
  • Faro Cathedral ticket entrance
  • Entry/Admission - Ria Formosa Natural Park
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please contact the company at least 24 hours before the activity for exact pick-up location and time (normally between 08:00 AM to 08:45 AM).
  • Hotel pick-up / drop-off at designated areas only (between Faro and Portimão)
  • Please be reminded that there may be more than one language spoken during the tour (max. two languages).
  • Please note that infants and children occupy a seat.
  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking.
  • Child rate applies only when accompanied by, at least, 1 paying adult.
  • Maximum of 8 persons per vehicle.
  • It's a good idea to wear tennis shoes or other appropriate footwear for the tour and bring along a bottle of water. In summer bring your sunscreen and in winter it gets very cold so make sure you bring a jacket.
  • English and Portuguese are available all year round. French and Spanish ONLY ON REQUEST (according to availability).
  • A minimum of 2 people and maximum of 8 people per booking is required: there is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • A considerable amount of walking is involved.
  • Boat ride is subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given an alternative.
  • In case of adverse weather conditions (e. g. heavy rain), the tour will not be canceled, unless there are warnings and alerts by official organisms.
  • We are not responsible for any traffic congestion in the city, resulting from cultural, sport and religious events, or even demonstrations / strikes, etc. However we will always offer alternatives to avoid these situations; one of them is to change the pick-up and drop-off locations. Unfortunately, this may be transmitted without prior notice.
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Popular mentions
Tessa P wrote a review Jul 2020
Delft, The Netherlands5 contributions1 helpful vote
Great tour, great views. Our guide Daniel gave the group great info and created a relaxed vibe. Do eat the local food Daniel points our to you. Just go with the flow and enjoy the local vibe.
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Nina Belazi wrote a review Jul 2020
20 contributions1 helpful vote
After having passed two trips with Cooltours visiting amazing landscapes in the South and West of the Algarve, this one was perfectly completing by visting different cities and their main touristic sites including fishmarket in the morning and Lunch break in a really authentic
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Date of experience: July 2020
Autumn leaves wrote a review Oct 2019
United States743 contributions278 helpful votes
I have taken a few Cooltours in Lisbon so it was such an easy decision to choose this Eastern Algarve tour with convenient hotel pickup and drop off, a real deal breaker as the Algarve is spread out. Our driver Daniel was early and greeting us as we walked up to hotel
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Date of experience: October 2019
2 Helpful votes
76kebbaj wrote a review Oct 2019
2 contributions
This was a most wonderful day,the sights were spectacular.But special mention goes to our tour guide Thiago, what a guy! Knowledgeable in the local history, with a most wonderful personality. So much to recommend on this tour.
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Date of experience: October 2019
Steve H wrote a review Jul 2019
4 contributions1 helpful vote
A great day seeing some of the historic sites of Castro Marim and tavira followed by a boat trip on the nature reserve at faro and a superb lunch. Our guide Santiago was immensely knowledgable as well as a very nice guy. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: July 2019
About the operator

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By: The Cooltours - Algarve
Terrific Tour
What a great day! Starting with the prompt pick up from my accommodation in a sparkling new, comfy mini van (with w
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A great tour !!
I enjoyed a lot all the landscapes we saw during this tour with many beautiful beaches and cliffs . As we were a sm
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Great tour, great views. Our guide Daniel gave the group great info and created a relaxed vibe. Just go with the
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Hidden treasures from Sagres to Lagos
Complete day of amazing landscapes and the Western part of Algarve. My personal highlight was the additional boat t
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One day in Paradise - villages and breathtaking beaches and Portuguese hospitality
Variety of activities combined with individual free time on beautiful beaches and Portuguese hospitality. Everythin
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The best of the West and the East of Algarve
We visited both the east and west coast of Algarve with Cooltours. If you enjoy small group tours, learning about
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A great tour - we don’t know what could be improved!
We went to this tour yesterday. Myself and my friend were the only two on the tour (it’s November, so out of season
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The best trip you can do
Its a breathtaking tour. The nature the view is amazing. Tiago is definitly the best tour guide I’v had. He went be
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Traci V
If you do nothing else do this excursion and ask for Tiago!
Wow! Talk about a memorable experience of a lifetime! Let me start off with I have been a travel agent of 20+ years
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Tiago’s experience and background are a rarity today. His impeccable approach is obvious. He is most welcoming, c
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Perfect day in the western Algarve
It was a fantastic tour. Our guide Tiago showed us breathtaking places like Sao Vicente, Boca do Rio and many more.
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Holly H
Algarve Tour to the rescue ☀️
Great tour through Algarve with Thiago, we had so much fun & the sites were amazing. Our Cool Tour guide, Thiago,
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Western Algarve Tour with Tiago
Excellent day tour! We were picked up outside our hotel in Faro by Tiago, in a nice new van, and had a wonderful da
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Zohra S
Cooltours: Western Algarve day tour
The tour was well organised and our guide Tiago was great! He went above and beyond to make it a memorable day out
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Gill P
Wow, a brilliant day
I have been to the Algarve several times and explored a little with friends, but wrote off tours as something for t
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Key Details
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, Portuguese, Spanish
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