Following the latest news on COVID-19 being declared as a pandemic by the WHO, and the increase of confirmed cases in Portugal, we have decided to suspend our tours until further notice. Thank you for your comprehension.
Regular tours everyday at:
11h00 and 15h00 from the 1st of October until the 31st of May;
10h00 and 16h00 from the 1st of June until the 30th of September.
Faro free tour takes place every day of the week, come rain or shine! Please contact us when in doubt and in case of severe weather or special festivity and holiday periods.
Join a local guide for a 2 hour tour around the city centre. Our guided tours are held in English. At the end you are able to decide what is your free contribution. Being an independent group of local guides, your contribution is the only source of funding for this initiative.
We are very pleased to tell you the rich history of Faro, the capital city of the Algarve, focusing on it’s most interesting episodes. All of this while sharing a bit of our local culture.
We take you on a journey through centuries, explaining how the beautiful Ria Formosa lagoon and it’s barrier islands always had a determinant role to play. We are also covering the most relevant heritage left by Romans, Arabs, and other civilizations that influenced the way the city has developed.
By joining a Faro walking tour with us you will feel this history coming to life! The enthusiastic way that we tell you about the main sites, such as Faro’s old city walls, Arco da Vila, Vila Adentro (or ‘Cidade Velha’, meaning old town as we like to call it), Faro Sé Cathedral (Igreja de Santa Maria), Faro Municipal Museum, Arco do Repouso city gate, Lethes Theatre or Carmo Church and its bone chapel, will bring you to discover Faro through our eyes!
The Meeting Point for Faro Free Walking Tours is in front of Arco da Vila, the monumental arch right next to the tourist information office.
No reservations needed. Groups however should contact us in advance. Further questions will probably be answered in our FAQ
Just show up and look for the friendly local guide with the red umbrella!