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Silves, Caldas and Monchique Wine Tasting: Full Day Tour

1. 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.

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From Portimão: Rio Arade Boat Tour

2. From Portimão: Rio Arade Boat Tour

Start your boat tour at the pier near the ruins of the Old Convent of São Francisco. Feel the history of this beautiful river, the second largest in the Algarve, as it takes you back in time past stunning medieval towns. Sail through the calm waters of the river to the beautiful medieval city of Silves. Make your way down the river to the fishing village of Ferragudo and to the Castle of São João do Arade, passing by the famous Marina of Portimão. Then, ascend the river, passing by the Museum of Portimão, the former Canning Fish Factory. Sail along the Riverside Zone of Portimão, passing by the best and most famous sardine restaurants.

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Algarve: Full-Day Boat and Jeep Tour

3. Algarve: Full-Day Boat and Jeep Tour

Explore the Algarve region and the Arade River on an exciting full-day tour with expert guides. Ride along in a convoy of jeeps as you climb hills and rush down dales, crossing streams and meadows along the way. Learn from your guide about the flora and fauna of the region, as well as the traditions of the locals. See how honey and the local spirit medronho are made. Then tuck into a traditional lunch at a typical restaurant. Enjoy a relaxing cruise along the River Arade in the afternoon, and enjoy the lush scenery as you sail along. Disembark on a golden beach and take a refreshing dip if you please.

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What people are saying about Arade River

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 63 reviews

The tour was awesome! The castle in Silves was beautiful and our guide António really gave us interesting information. The visit to the thermal springs in Monchique was a nice stop on the way to the top of the mountain. The guide is very well informed about the local flora and fauna. The winery was beautiful and the wine tasted very good after such a day. The transport in Antónios van is very comfortabele. He also tells about the surroundings and has a lot of knowledge about the places you're visiting. We enjoyed it so much that we booked another tour with him two days later. I can only recommend this tour and our guide!

Our guide, António, was very knowledgeable and took his time with the trip, never rushing us. We were lucky because we were the only people, so we were able to alter the schedule because of the weather. Don’t forget to bring an empty water bottle to fill up at Monchique!

Really interesting and informative trip. We were there out of season so there were only the 2 of us on the trip. Lovely places to visit and well worth every penny. Antonio was very professional and helpful pre and during the trip. Thoroughly recommended.

We had a fantastic day, Antonio was very helpful and informative. This trip allowed us to see areas we wouldn't normally be able to get to, it was thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish!

A very nice trip with a nice and cool guide. Can just be recommended