1. Portugal
  2. Algarve
  3. Lagos, Portugal
  4. Castle of Silves

Silves, Caldas and Monchique Wine Tasting: Full Day Tour

Product ID: 170718
Embark on a full-day tour exploring Silves before scaling the highest mountain in the south of Portugal.
About this activity
Duration: 7 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Portuguese

Pickup included

Hotel pick-up is available in Lagos, Portimão or Lagoa. In some cases where it is not possible to access with the minivan, you will be informed of the nearest place to be picked up.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Visit Fóia, the highest point in the Algarve region
  • See all the most important sights of Silves
  • Visit a winery and try some local wines
  • Experience 360º panoramic views
Full description
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.
  • Silves Castle ticket
  • Museum ticket
  • Wine tasting
  • Air-conditioned minivan transport
  • Bottle of water
  • Professional guide
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a hat
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 36 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.9 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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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!

November 27, 2019

A perfect day from start to finish. Everything worked great ... punctuality, pick-up from the hotel, the sights, understandable explanations, perfect English, every request was implemented, such as photo stop, short enjoyable breaks with fresh orange juice and pastel de nata, chorizo bread etc. unforgettable day - 5 stars for Antonio and the trip

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November 13, 2019

Fantastic day trip

Antonio collected us and 1 other couple - had a brilliant day,he was very understanding of my personal walking/mobility issues and made sure I didn’t miss anything. Very knowledgable about the area, plenty of stops/breaks.Minibus was very clean and well presented.Would certainly go with him again and recommend him to anyone looking for a great day out. Very good value for money.Many thanks

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October 16, 2019

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South Explorers

Product ID: 170718