Monchique
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Our most recommended Monchique Half-Day Tours

  • From Albufeira: Half-Day Winery Tour and Silves

    1. From Albufeira: Half-Day Winery Tour and Silves

    Start with pickup from your hotel or resort and travel by a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle through the Algarve countryside. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of cork trees, groves of orange trees, and picturesque villages throughout the journey.  Visit a family-owned winery and take a guided tour of the vineyard and wine cellar. Learn about the history of wine production in the region and the winemaking process. After the tour, enjoy tastings of red, white, and rosé wines produced onsite.  Then, travel to the charming town of Silves. Enjoy some free time in the town and take a leisurely stroll along the cobblestone streets to the impressive Moorish castle which is located at the top of the town. After some time in Silves, return to your hotel in Albufeira.

    As others have said, there is a fair bit of 'other activities' before the wine part, but host is excellent, and very flexible in time. Very passionate about their business, so I would recommend generally, and especially, if you want to learn a little bit more about the area. The information on cork trees was amazing....who knew?

  • Monchique and Fóia: Half Day Tour

    2. 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!).

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What people are saying about Monchique

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 3 reviews

Wonderful morning trip to a small family owned vineyard. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. There was a stop over to see cork trees and learn about them and a short but interesting visit to Silves to view the castle and cathedral. The wine tasting was great with a plate of cheeses and antipasti provided.

As others have said, there is a fair bit of 'other activities' before the wine part, but host is excellent, and very flexible in time. Very passionate about their business, so I would recommend generally, and especially, if you want to learn a little bit more about the area. The information on cork trees was amazing....who knew?

Best tour Guide ever ever! It was a really cool day! We enjoyed the good wines on the nice terrace. Silves is a nice city too to wander around! Pick up at the hotel is just perfect to enjoy the tasting !

João was a fabulous guide, knowledgeable and friendly. A perfect trip to learn about the region, taste great wine and escape the beach crowd. 5 stars.

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