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Faro City Add-On

The Algarve's alluring capital
Add Faro to your Inntravel holiday in the Algarve and discover a traditional city full of Portuguese character. Staying in a central hotel, exploring is easy (we provide notes for a self-guided walking tour), and there’s even the opportunity to take a boat to the Ria Formosa Natural Park or to relax on miles of golden sands.
Faro City Add-On. 2 nights
Faro City Add-On. 2 nights

Holiday information



The city of Faro grew from humble beginnings but its strategic importance was noted by Romans, Byzantines, Visigoths and Moors, all of whom had powerful influences on the city you see today. Far from simply being the gateway to the Algarve, the diminutive waterfront city of Faro is brimming with charm and personality.

Take time to explore the narrow cobbled alleyways of the Moorish Old Town; wander along the waterfront, with its marina, bars and restaurants; and take a boat ride out to the Ria Formosa Natural Park, to visit the lagoons of this protected area just off the coast.


The key to Inntravel holidays is flexibility. You can start on the day of your choice, and are free to add extra nights.
  • Notes for a self-guided walking tour included
    We provide notes for a walking tour around the principal sights of the city and, as it is not particularly large, you will have plenty of time to stop at one of the many cafés and bars for refreshments as you wander.

    Places you'll get the chance to visit include the Manuel Bivar gardens; the Praça da Rainha (Queen’s square); the church of São Pedro which contains one of the first Baroque altar pieces in the Algarve; and the church of Carmo, with its iconic twin bell towers and rather eerie Chapel of Bones – the walls are lined with the bones of over 1,200 Carmelite monks. At the end of Rua Vasco de Gama, named after the great Portuguese navigator, you can call in to the Regional Museum of the Algarve, which provides an insight into the traditional ways of life from the first half of the 20th century.

    The most fascinating part of Faro is the Old Town – the Vila-Adentro – which stands behind the defensive walls. Entering via the ornate Arco de la Vila, you discover narrow winding streets, the Faro Archaeological Museum, the Jewish Museum, the ruins of the castle  and the imposing cathedral of Faro – built on the site of a mosque, which itself was built upon the site of the original Roman forum.
  • Ria Formosa Natural Park & more
    There’s plenty to keep you occupied in Faro, but if you wish to delve more into the culture of the outlying region, you could take a boat trip from the marina to visit the Ria Formosa Natural Park, one of the seven natural wonders of Portugal. Extending over 60km of coastline, it consists of a series of barrier-islands, marshes, dunes, salt pans and fresh-water lagoons which are home to an impressive diversity of flora and fauna, including the unique sultan hen.

    Alternatively, ten kilometres north of Faro is the town of Estoi. Served by bus from Faro, it is home to one of the finest Rococo palaces in Portugal, the Palacio de Estoi. There are also the very interesting Roman ruins of Milreu, the best preserved in the Algarve; while the town itself is a reminder of how the Algarve used to be.

    If you haven't yet had your fill of beaches, yet another option is to hop on the bus to nearby Praia de Faro, a five-kilometre-long stretch of golden sand which runs along the entire length of the sea-facing side of Ilha de Faro (Faro Island).


The hotel is ideally located for exploring the city. 

We provide suggestions for where to eat out in the documentation that we send you prior to your holiday.
Aqua Ria
  • boutique hotel
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  • Aqua Ria Boutique Hotel, 2 nights: 01 January 2021 - 31 December 2021

    Start any day | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Add on 2 nights Single supplement
    1 Jan - 28 Feb 2021 £88 £56
    1 - 31 Mar 2021 £94 £60
    1 - 30 Apr 2021 £114 £70
    1 May - 28 Jun 2021 £126 £80
    29 Jun - 31 Jul 2021 # £144 £88
    1 - 31 Aug 2021 £150 £70
    1 - 30 Sep 2021 £132 £50
    1 - 31 Oct 2021 £114 £70
    1 - 30 Nov 2021 £88 £56
    1 - 21 Dec 2021 £82 £48
    22 - 29 Dec 2021 £88 £56

    Includes accommodation and meals as described. No travel is included as it is assumed that you are travelling via the city as part of your main Inntravel holiday.

    # ADD £35pp/n (£53pn in a single room) if staying 14-17 July 2021

    If you are flying via a different airport and would like us to arrange connecting travel, please contact us for a quotation.

  • Room upgrades (£ per person per night)

    Aqua Ria, Faro
    'Charm': 01 Jan - 28 Feb 2021 £15
    'Charm': 01 Mar - 31 Mar 2021 £10
    'Charm': 01 Apr - 30 Apr 2021 £15
    'Charm': 01 May - 31 Aug 2021 £8
    'Charm': 01 Sep - 30 Sep 2021 £15
    'Charm': 01 Oct - 30 Nov 2021 £8
    'Charm': 01 Dec - 31 Dec 2021 £10

    Extra nights (£ per person per night) in a double or single room

    Aqua Ria, Faro (B&B) Double room Single room
    01 Jan - 28 Feb 2021 £38 £62
    01 Mar - 31 Mar 2021 £40 £66
    01 Apr - 30 Apr 2021 £50 £80
    01 May - 28 Jun 2021 £55 £90
    29 Jun - 31 Jul 2021 # £62 £100
    01 Aug - 31 Aug 2021 £65 £95
    01 Sep - 30 Sep 2021 £58 £80
    01 Oct - 31 Oct 2021 £50 £80
    01 Nov - 30 Nov 2021 £38 £62
    01 Dec - 21 Dec 2021 £35 £55
    22 Dec - 31 Dec 2021 £38 £62
    # ADD £36pp/n (£56pn in a single room) if staying 14-17 Jul 2019
    # ADD £35pp/n (£53pn in a single room) if staying 14-17 Jul 2020
  • This information is for guidance only; no travel is included in our prices and you should pay locally for your chosen option.

    For more information about the airport, visit the Faro airport website.

    Getting between Faro airport and the city (4km):

    Public transport Approx. duration Frequency
    Shuttle bus 20 minutes regular departures
    Other options Approx. duration Approx. cost
    Taxi 15 minutes 10€
What is included
  • 2 nights
  • 2 breakfasts
  • street plan
  • notes for a self-guided city walking tour

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