Personal Touch Holidays

Specialist Travel for Groups and Individuals

Specialist Travel for Groups and Individuals

01403 786200

Opening times: Mon-Fri, 9am - 5:30pm

Responsive menu icon

Tavira bowls tours

Tavira

“A unique opportunity to holiday in an authentic historic Algarvian town”

Jonathan Plumridge

Jonathan Plumridge,

Managing Director


Hotel description

Vila Gale Tavira ****

4-star | Tavira

The 4-star Hotel Vila Galé Tavira has been skillfully designed to blend unobtrusively into its historic surroundings, successfully combining elements of local traditional architecture with modern facilities. Unusually for a town centre hotel it offers a full array of resort facilities, including a large outdoor pool and sun lounging area, and a spa facility incorporating a heated indoor pool. The charming historic centre of the town, featuring a delightful riverside park and a fascinating medley of Portuguese architectural styles, lies only a gentle 5-minute stroll from the hotel. Just beyond, a short climb to the remains of Tavira castle is rewarded with lovely views over the town and the River Gilão that runs through it. A scenic sandy beach, backed by restaurants and bars, can be reached by a regular shuttleboat service that operates from a nearby quayside that lies within easy walking distance of the hotel.

Rooms: 262 bedrooms with bath/shower and balcony. All rooms have telephone, hair dryer, heating/air-conditioning, satellite TV, radio, mini-bar, safe (small charge), 24-hour room service.

Other Features: Buffet restaurant, a la carte restaurant, pool bar, indoor bar, outdoor pool, health spa and indoor pool (extra charges), games area, occasional daytime and evening entertainment with quizzes, and occasional live music.

Wi-Fi: Free of charge in both the hotel's public areas and bedrooms

Send an enquiry

Tavira

Tavira is a charming well-preserved historic Algarvian town rather than a purpose built resort. There are intriguing old streets and alleyways, beautifully decorated Baroque churches and an elegantly laid out riverfront to explore. There are also authentic traditional Portuguese shops to enjoy and a fine selection of bars and restaurants. Tavira’s documented history as a town of significance dates back to Roman times when it began to develop around an important crossing point on the River Gilão. By the 16th century, as a major trading port, it could justifiably claim to be the most important town in the Algarve. A subsequent fall in importance however, due to the silting up of the river, forestalled any further development to its historic centre, bequeathed it to the future as an unspoilt historic monument.

The Eastern Algarve

Unlike the Western Algarve, which is largely characterised by sandstone cliffs, the far less visited Eastern Algarve is defined by lagoons, sandbanks and marshes, attracting large numbers of migratory birds in the spring and autumn. In terms of touristic interest it features the memorable frozen-in-time historic towns of Tavira and Vila Real de Santo Antonio, the highly picturesque fishing village of Cacela Velha, and the imposing Knights Templar fortress of Castro Marim. An unexpected and highly valued bonus for many visitors is the possibility of spending a day in the magical timeless Spanish city of Seville, a treasure chest of beautiful Andalucian traditional architecture and the scenic spiritual home of one of opera’s best-loved personalities, Bizet’s Carmen.

Optional Excursion Possibilities

Magical Seville (must be pre-booked): Enjoy a guided tour of the beautiful parks, squares, alleyways and historic monuments of Spain’s most romantic city before enjoying time at leisure to explore.

Faro & The Ria Formosa: Faro is an atmospheric historic city that retains much of its medieval charm. Two historic gateways and its ancient cathedral are perhaps its stand-out monuments, but its sleepy streets and squares are equally alluring. The Ria Formosa (beautiful estuary) meanwhile is a natural haven for both aquatic and bird life which we explore by boat.

Into The Hills: A delightful jeep safari explores swathes of unspoilt Algarvian hill country, visiting orange, lemon, cork and olive groves, picturesque villages, and artisan outlets producing local handicrafts.


Vila Gale Tavira ****

4-star | Tavira

The 4-star Hotel Vila Galé Tavira has been skillfully designed to blend unobtrusively into its historic surroundings, successfully combining elements of local traditional architecture with modern facilities. Unusually for a town centre hotel it offers a full array of resort facilities, including a large outdoor pool and sun lounging area, and a spa facility incorporating a heated indoor pool. The charming historic centre of the town, featuring a delightful riverside park and a fascinating medley of Portuguese architectural styles, lies only a gentle 5-minute stroll from the hotel. Just beyond, a short climb to the remains of Tavira castle is rewarded with lovely views over the town and the River Gilão that runs through it. A scenic sandy beach, backed by restaurants and bars, can be reached by a regular shuttleboat service that operates from a nearby quayside that lies within easy walking distance of the hotel.

Rooms: 262 bedrooms with bath/shower and balcony. All rooms have telephone, hair dryer, heating/air-conditioning, satellite TV, radio, mini-bar, safe (small charge), 24-hour room service.

Other Features: Buffet restaurant, a la carte restaurant, pool bar, indoor bar, outdoor pool, health spa and indoor pool (extra charges), games area, occasional daytime and evening entertainment with quizzes, and occasional live music.

Wi-Fi: Free of charge in both the hotel's public areas and bedrooms

Send an enquiry
Vila Gale Tavira ****
Departure date7 nightsExtra Week
Vila Gale Tavira ****
Departure date7 nightsExtra Week
22 Sep 2022£825£375
29 Sep 2022£815£375
06 Oct 2022£795£375
13 Oct 2022£775-
27 Oct 2022£729£345
03 Nov 2022£705*-

N.B Extra weeks do not include organised bowling, non-bowlers discount £30.

Supplements (per person per week): Single room £95 (Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov), £125 (Sep/Oct), Pool view room £35

Included in the price: Return flights from Gatwick, air taxes, transfers in resort, welcome & farewell drinks, 7 nights half board accommodation, 4 bowls matches at local clubs, all green fees, the services of a Personal Touch representative.

*Special Offer: complimentary pool view upgrades on these dates

Other airports may be available, but may generate flight supplements.

Reset

Map key

  • Bowling greens
    Bowling greens
  • Local airport
    Local airport
  • Excursion destinations
    Excursion destinations
  • Hotels
    Hotels

Transfer times from the hotel:

♦ Faro Airport approximately 40 minutes   ♦Pedras Lawn Bowls Club approximately 10 minutes   ♦ Valverde Bowls Club approximately 35 minutes   ♦ Alvor Bowls Club approximately 75 minutes   ♦ Floresta Bowls Club approximately 70 minutes