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From Albufeira: Wine Tasting Tour and Silves Visit

1. 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.

Algarve Wine Experience at a Private Estate

2. Algarve Wine Experience at a Private Estate

Vines love Portugal's southernmost region for the same reason the tourists do - it's never too hot, never too cold, and they can be sure to enjoy more than 3,000 hours of sunshine every year. Your wine experience first takes you to Lagos and on a small cultural tour of the city. Learn about this ancient place of famous seafarers and visit places like the Fish Market, the old fort, St. Anthony’s church, and more. Go off the beaten track as you walk through small hidden streets with their traditional cobblestone art. See where locals live and have your first taste of local wine as you feel the city’s vibe. After a short drive, you will arrive at a gorgeous family estate, home to one of the only fully organic wineries in the region. Here, your guide will take you on a journey of the wine, the winemaking history in the Algarve, the local grape varieties, and the estate's vision for natural wine. Then, sit at the table with a gorgeous view over the vineyards and enjoy a homemade meal and your delicious wine, plenty of it. After lunch, you will have the chance to buy some of the wine you just tasted, and then your guide will get back to the city and to where your tour started.

Algarve: The Best of the West Full Day Tour

3. Algarve: The Best of the West Full Day Tour

Visit the old Moorish capital of the Algarve, the city of Silves, with its picturesque Castle. Stop to visit the small village of Caldas de Monchique with its famous spa, recognized since Roman times for its healing properties. Arrive at Foia, the highest point of the Algarve, with its 902m altitude and with a breathtaking view, and taste the typical liqueurs of the region while admiring the landscape. Make a stop for lunch at a typical restaurant in the Serra de Monchique, where a traditional Algarve meal will be served. Visit Lagos, a city that has always been linked to the sea, where the epic of the Portuguese Discoveries began in the 15th century. Travel to the most "Southwest point in Europe", after leaving Lagos, and make a stop at Ponta da Piedade, known for its rock formations and panoramic views. Finish the tour in Sagres, also known as the "End of the World", where the sun goes down behind the endless ocean, and observe the most amazing and breathing sunset from the top of cliffs. Be returned to the pickup location at the end of the tour.


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What people are saying about Silves

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 99 reviews

We have now been home from our wonderful holiday for a few days and we still think back with pleasure to the wine tasting. Maria is very friendly, enthusiastic and not only told us about wine but also gave us a nice tour in Silves. And if that wasn't enough, we now also know more about the history of Portugal. The wines were all delicious and the lunch was more than enjoyable. So don't hesitate any longer and book this unforgettable excursion!

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

Maria was lovely, with a wealth of historical and viticultural knowledge! Lunch was simple Portuguese food but ver delicious! Wine pairing was fabulous.

Very nice trip with João, we had a private trip. The wines were lord and it was nice to be able to experience the process up close. Well worth booking.