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Algarve: Silves, Monchique, and Fóia Tour

Product ID: 231932
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The opportunity to experience Silves, one of the oldest cities in Portugal located in the Monchique Mountain. You can tour this remarkable region in the comfort of your own private group.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese

Pickup included

Your Hotel in Algarve West (Quarteira, Albufeira, Carvoeiro, Portimão, Lagos, Sagres)
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the lovely town of Silves, a Medieval town among citrus groves and vineyards
  • Find peace at the thermal town of Caldas de Monchique
  • Be amazed by the landscapes provided by Fóia, the highest point in Algarve
Full description
Explore the city of Silves, once considered the Arab capital of the Algarve. Silves is a delightful fortified town, which was once the ancient capital of the Algarve. Today Silves has a calm and peaceful ambience, but during the Moors era, it was a major defensive stronghold and important trading town. Remnants of this illustrious past can be seen while exploring Silves, from the huge red brick castle and the impregnable town walls, through to the Gothic cathedral which was built on the site of a grand mosque.

Along with its extensive history and numerous sights, Silves is found in a scenic location, set amidst the rolling hills of the Algarve countryside and lining the banks of the slow-flowing Rio Arade River. Silves is a joy to explore, and has a distinctly Portuguese ambience which includes open-air cafes, cobbled streets, and an infectious relaxed pace of life.

You can visit Monchique, a small picturesque village located near the town of Silves which is known for its handicrafts. Following this, you'll visit Foia, the highest point of the Algarve in the Monchique Mountain where the panoramic views are sure to take your breath away. Monchique is the ideal nature holiday destination. This magnificent town and its surrounding areas are one of the most peaceful places in the Algarve. The mountains offer remarkable views over the landscape, and the area is great for people who love to walk in nature.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop off in Algarve
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
• This tour is stroller accessible
• Infant seats are available upon request
• Most travelers of varying levels of physical fitness can participate in this tour
• This is a private tour/activity (only your group will participate)
Organized by

GOin Sh

Product ID: 231932