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From Albufeira: Full-Day Wine Tasting Tour with a Guide

1. From Albufeira: Full-Day Wine Tasting Tour with a Guide

The day begins with pickup from your hotel in Albufeira and heads out into the rolling countryside of the Algarve. Soak up stunning views of the green landscapes that surround you as you make your way to two family-owned wineries. At each winery, learn about the wine making process from grape to glass and taste a selection of fine Portuguese wines. Afterwards, visit the charming town of Silves, boasting picturesque cobblestone streets and an impressive red brick castle. Spend some free time exploring on your own, learn about the rich-history of this Medieval town, and get a sense of Silves' culture as you mingle with the locals. At the end of an unforgettable day, sit back and relax on the return journey to your hotel.

Silves, Caldas and Monchique Wine Tasting: Full Day Tour

2. Silves, Caldas and Monchique Wine Tasting: Full Day Tour

After being collected from your hotel, you will head towards the historic village of Silves, where you will discover in detail the Algarve village. The castle is a must-see, and you will be able to explore this fantastic monument in detail. The tour then continues with the Silves Cathedral, as well as the Archeology Museum of Silves, a unique place full of historical pieces that tell the history of the region. Following this you will stop for a wine tasting, where you will taste some of the wines local to the region. You will then go down and walk along the river Arade, before taking a break for lunch. In the afternoon you will head up to the mountains, where Monchique is waiting for you. Before reaching Monchique you will stop at the Thermal Spa of Caldas de Monchique, a very picturesque place full of history and an unparalleled natural beauty. Here you will see some of the well-known thermal spring water sources. You will then proceed onward to Fóia, the highest point in the Algarve region and one of the largest in Portugal. With 902 meters of height, you will be able to gain a breathtaking 360º view of the entire area.

From Albufeira: Excursion to Silves Castle and Monchique

3. From Albufeira: Excursion to Silves Castle and Monchique

Learn the history of Silves and its Moorish castle on a half-day tour. Climb 902m to the Foia of Monchique, and take in views from the highest point in the Algarve. The day begins with pickup from a central meeting point. Drive in an air-conditioned van to Silves, which was the most important city in the Algarve during the period of Moorish rule. Travel back through history on a visit to the 11th-century castle and learn about its importance as a military fortification. Next, visit Caldas of Monchique, famous for its waters and wonderful landscapes. Climb to the highest point in the Algarve and snap pictures of the land and sea below. At the end of the tour, return to the meeting point with your guide.

Algarve: Silves Farmers Market and Orchard Private Day Tour

4. Algarve: Silves Farmers Market and Orchard Private Day Tour

Taste the freshest oranges possible on this private day trip to Algarve orange country. Visit the Silves farmers market and have a walk by the Arade river, learn about orange farming at an orange orchard, taste an orange plucked straight from a tree, and enjoy a glass of just-squeezed orange juice. The tour starts in the town of Silves, the heart of Algarve’s orange country. Visit the farmers market and wander by the Arade river – its pretty views of the Roman bridge and the red-hued town are not to be missed.  Next, you’ll enjoy a guided tour of one of the largest orange orchards in the region, where you can learn about the farming process. The Algarve region produces what are considered to be the best oranges in the world, and the Silves area, in particular, is known for its sweet, fine-skinned, aromatic, and incredibly juicy oranges.  Your guide will instruct you on a variety of species, grown so that oranges can be enjoyed all year round. You’ll even get to pluck an orange straight from a tree and enjoy its delicious taste, farm-fresh. The tour ends with a serving of a delicious, naturally sweet, vitamin-packed glass of just-squeezed orange juice. 

Algarve: The Best of the West Full Day Tour

5. Algarve: The Best of the West Full Day Tour

Visit the old Moorish capital of the Algarve, the city of Silves, with its picturesque Castle. Stop to visit the small village of Caldas de Monchique with its famous spa, recognized since Roman times for its healing properties. Arrive at Foia, the highest point of the Algarve, with its 902m altitude and with a breathtaking view, and taste the typical liqueurs of the region while admiring the landscape. Make a stop for lunch at a typical restaurant in the Serra de Monchique, where a traditional Algarve meal will be served. Visit Lagos, a city that has always been linked to the sea, where the epic of the Portuguese Discoveries began in the 15th century. Travel to the most "Southwest point in Europe", after leaving Lagos, and make a stop at Ponta da Piedade, known for its rock formations and panoramic views. Finish the tour in Sagres, also known as the "End of the World", where the sun goes down behind the endless ocean, and observe the most amazing and breathing sunset from the top of cliffs. Be returned to the pickup location at the end of the tour.

Silves: Volkswagen T2 Algarve Flavors Tour

6. Silves: Volkswagen T2 Algarve Flavors Tour

After pickup from your accommodation, board a classic Volkswagen T2 for a 4 to 5-hour flavor tour and get ready to see and taste the Algarve in a unique way. Punctuated with fascinating history and local knowledge, discover the rich palates of Portugal’s southern coast, complete with a road trip playlist. Start with a stop at Dona Laranja. Have a guided visit to this 3 generation farm of citrus production, and taste seasonal oranges from the tree. Following that, visit the picturesque Market of Silves to discover and taste some new Algarve products. After, discover Silves in a free visit. You might want to go to the Castle, the most well preserved in the Algarve, and the second monument most visited in the Algarve. Meanwhile, we will prepare you a nice picnic with local products and wine.

Silves: Algarvian Winery Tour and Tasting Experience

7. Silves: Algarvian Winery Tour and Tasting Experience

Explore a small family owned winery in Silves on this guided tour. Stroll through lush country vineyards and discover how Algarvian wine is crafted. Treat yourself to an array of flavors as you try local food, wine, and oils. Head to a wine estate in Silves to meet a local winemaker. Walk through a mix of unspoiled nature and cultivated land. Admire the vineyards where Algarvian wine begins its journey to the bottle. Follow your host to olive groves, fruit trees, flower gardens, and a lake. Hear about the production of wine, olive oil, and verjus (acidic grape juice). Stimulate your senses as you taste these local specialties paired with a variety of snacks. Sample the winery's premium Sentidos Tato red wine.

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What people are saying about Silves

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 99 reviews

This was a fabulous tour to learn about some of the history of the Algarve region, explore some unique areas, like the thermal spa in Caldas, appreciate the amazing views on top of the mountain, and end the day enjoying some wonderful wine at a local winery. Antonio is an exceptional guide for this tour. He is extremely knowledgeable about the area, willing to answer all questions, and is super friendly. We even stopped at a site along the way to observe the hundred nesting white storks. It was a truly enjoyable day and I would highly recommend this tour to appreciate more about the Algarve region.

The guide Antonio has put together a wonderful, interesting tour and has also addressed individual needs in the small group. It was a very informative and scenic tour. Antonio is an extremely attentive, professional and well-informed tour guide. I can recommend this excursion to anyone staying in the Algarve region.

Super great tour, interesting and fun with great impressions. Gladly again at any time

Great guide. Went to some really lovely places. Thoroughly recommend.

Antonio is a great guide . Super friendly and knowledgeable