Eastern Algarve Tour
Private Tours and Attractions to Olhão, Tavira, Cacela Velha and Vila Real St. Antonio
A full-day private tour to visit the Best of the East starts, in the Moorish town of OLHÃO, a very important fishing and canning industry center.
The highlight of the town is the local market's popular commerce of fresh food products. This building was recently renovated and is held as a landmark due to its unique architecture, designed by the famous engineer Alexandre Eiffel and built in 1915. Olhão old quarters are worth a walk with free time to explore the cubist houses and maze of narrow cobbled stone streets.
The next visit will be TAVIRA, an old charming town with as many as 23 catholic churches and a 4th-century roman bridge. This town has a past in the tuna fishing and canning industry and is very picturesque and unspoiled by tourism.
The next stop is the Panoramic view of Cacela Velha, the magnificent scenery of the Ria Formosa Natural Park, an essential picture-stop before moving on to the next town.
Vila Real Stº Antonio is the Algarve border town with Spain, remarkably planned in 1774 by Marques de Pombal, with all roads crossing perpendicular, forming squares in an organized pattern. This well-perserved town had an active cross-border trade when transportation on the Guadiana River to Ayamonte was made by ferry. Better means are now available with the aid of the emblematic bridge build to link Portugal with the Andalucia region of Spain.
ezClick private tours are provided in air-conditioned vehicles with English-speaking drivers. This tour should take roughly 8 hours and the driver will charge guests overtime directly. These tours are not accompanied by an official tour guide.
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