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Visit Olhão and Tavira

Please contact the Conference secretariat to book your seat.

A unique and incomparable tour passing by charming towns in the eastern Algarve.

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Our first stop is OLHÃO, a town known for its flat-roofed cubist houses built under Arabic influences. We shall explore the waterfront fish markets and here a catamaran will take us to discover the incredible islands of Ria Formosa – a trip through the canals will allow you to discover this almost  virgin territory but at same time so peaceful atmosphere.

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All the islands such as Armona, Farol, Deserta, Culatra have particulary details that deserve a visit. Our stop will be made in Culatra island  –  small fishing comunity surrounded by the sea  which main purpose of living is in fact the sea.

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We’ll then proceed to TAVIRA, a lovely and ancient Moorish town. With a unique location on the riverbank of Gilao featuring a IV century seven-arched Roman bridge. Here we’ll be visiting the medieval castle walls and Santa Maria Church. A guided Tour to the historical city center will be done . Time at leisure for shopping.

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Afterwards, the tour will proceed to a nice and local  Restaurant – where the dinner will be served . Here you will be able to enjoy  the typical Portuguese  cuisine among  the new tendencies of flavors. A nice view over the Ria Formosa can be appreciated.

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Return to the Hotel.

Price (tour and dinner): 70€ per person.