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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 ...

    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!

  • From Lagos: Small-Group 4-Hour Wine Tasting Tour

    2. From Lagos: Small-Group 4-Hour Wine Tasting Tour

    Enjoy a relaxing wine tasting experience and discover a rich diversity of high-quality wines from a local winery on a 4-hour small-group tour aboard a minivan. Discover three amazing local wines accompanied by a plate of tapas with cheese and sausages. Visit the winery's production room and wooden barrel room to see where the magic takes place. You will then return to Lagos via the region's stunning countryside, to stop and see the famous Algarve oranges, ancient Cork trees, and some of the oldest villages of the region. Enjoy some free time to visit the ancient Moorish village of Silves, and walk along its cobbled streets making your way up to its castle before you head back to your accommodation in Lagos.

  • Monchique and Fóia: Half Day Tour

    3. Monchique and Fóia: Half Day Tour

    A tour up the mountain to Monchique, rich with evergreen vegetation and allowing you to have fantastic views. Following hotel collection, you will be whisked up the mountain in an air-conditioned mini van. After navigating and exploring Monchique's small streets, you will continue on to Fóia, the highest point in the Algarve and one of the largest in Portugal. With 902 meters of height, you will be able to have a 360º view of the entire region, including he ocean, the lakes and other cities around.

    I highly recommend António, the guide, and this tour of Caldas de Monchique, of the little Monchique village and also the trip to Foia although it was a thoroughly foggy afternoon (which made for great cloud pictures!).

  • From Albufeira: Wine Tasting Tour and Silves Visit

    4. From Albufeira: Wine Tasting Tour and Silves Visit

    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.

  • Portimão/Carvoeiro: Volkswagen T2 Algarve Flavors Tour

    5. Portimão/Carvoeiro: Volkswagen T2 Algarve Flavors Tour

    After pickup from your accommodation, board a classic Volkswagen T2 for a 4-hour flavor tour and get ready to see and taste the Algarve in a unique way. Punctuated with fascinating history and local knowledge, you’ll begin to discover the rich palates of Portugal’s southern coast.  You'll begin with a stop at the Convent'Bio. This space belonged to the Carmelitas Calçados d 'Alagoa Convent and was founded in 1551 under the influence of Queen D. Catarina. The space was abandoned before being recently recovered and transformed into a local store, café, and biological market. Whilst there you can drink orange juice or tea and try a slice of cake or pie. Following that, visit the picturesque Market of Silves to discover and taste some new Algarve products. You'll then proceed to Quinta do Francês to admire its unique views, before encountering one of the most famous wine producers of the A...

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What people are saying about Monchique

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!

Fantastic and empathetic guide, you felt no stress but a bit like being on a trip with a good friend. There was also time for a little extra beyond the description when João noticed something different on the trip

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!

Antônio was competent, friendly and flexible;I very much enjoyed the tour.

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