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Silves, Caldas and Monchique Wine Tasting: Full Day Tour

4.9 / 5

48 reviews

Activity provider: South Explorers

Silves, Caldas and Monchique Wine Tasting: Full Day Tour

Activity provider: South Explorers

From US$ 74.51 per person

Embark on a full-day tour exploring Silves before scaling the highest mountain in the south of Portugal.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pick-up at your hotel 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 make your pick-up.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • 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.
Includes
  • Silves Castle ticket
  • Silves Cathedral
  • Wine tasting
  • Air-conditioned minivan transportation
  • Water
  • Guide
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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  • Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a hat
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 48 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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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.

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January 15, 2023

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.

October 27, 2022

Excellent tour which is extremely well crafted. In seven hours you get interesting historic capital of local Moorish empire, a park made and fit for kings, the highest point in Algarve with breathtaking views, and three wines. What’s not to like. Plus very intelligent, organized, thoughtful and kind owner of company as tour guide! Can’t miss deal.

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April 28, 2022

Product ID: 170718