Free Tour Faro

Regular tours everyday at:

10h00 and 16h00 from the 1st of June until the 30th of September;

11h00 and 15h00 from the 1st of October until the 31st of May.

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!

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Meeting Point

We meet in front of Arco da Vila, the monumental arch in the picture.

It’s next to the tourist information office. Look for the friendly guide with the red umbrella.

Faro tour takes place on a regular basis at:

10h00 and 16h00 from the 1st of June until the 30th of September;

11h00 and 15h00 from the 1st of October until the 31st of May.

 

 

About us

Born and raised in Faro, the capital of the Algarve, we are an independent group of local people, keen history enthusiasts and the biggest fans of our city! On top of that, we enjoy sharing an educational and entertaining walking tour with our foreign visitors.

People from this region are said to be friendly and helpful. We see ourselves as welcoming people and we are used to show our visitors this beautiful region in the South of Portugal.

Being the main city in the Algarve, such a popular destination for decades now, one could think that its capital city has been greatly affected by tourism. But the reality is that the city has been mainly an arrival point for people on their way to other parts of the region, due to Faro International Airport.

Only in the last few years has Faro caught people’s attention and also became a destination in itself. We think its really worth it as it preserves its original character, and we also consider that it should be seen as a truly monumental city. It would be a pity if most of our visitors left without having seen it in a proper way, so we decided to create this initiative and started offering the possibility of doing a Faro city tour with us.

Our motto is to teach by entertaining and at the end of the tour you will understand why. The idea is to get to know the city centre, some of its history and little stories, plus a bit of the ‘farense’ (someone who comes from Faro) way of living… in short Local knowledge & fun!

Local knowledge & fun!

 

*****Walking the streets in good company is the best way to get to know the city*****

*****Feel welcome to join us for a tour with a local guide*****

*****Inside knowledge and useful info*****

*****Healthy and eco-friendly activity*****

*****Contribute to sustainable tourism by supporting an independent local guides group*****

*****At the end you’re free to decide how much is our work worth*****

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