Guided tour

From Albufeira: Excursion to Silves Castle and Monchique

4.7 / 5

3 reviews

Activity provider: Coast and Country Tours
Guided tour

From Albufeira: Excursion to Silves Castle and Monchique

Activity provider: Coast and Country Tours

From US$ 48.87 per person

Discover the Moorish influences that have shaped Portuguese history on a visit to the city of Silves. Explore the 11th-century castle and enjoy panoramic views from the Foia of Monchique.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Portuguese, English
Small group
Limited to 7 participants


  • Travel back in time exploring the Algarve's Moorish history
  • Visit Caldas of Monchique and learn about its famous waters
  • Climb to the top of Foia of Monchique and admire the vistas
  • Visit and walk around the traditional Villa of Monchique
  • Enjoy pickup and drop-off in an air-conditioned minivan
Full description

Learn the history of Silves and its Moorish castle on a half-day tour. Climb 902m to the Foia of Monchique, and take in views from the highest point in the Algarve.

The day begins with pickup from a central meeting point. Drive in an air-conditioned van to Silves, which was the most important city in the Algarve during the period of Moorish rule. Travel back through history on a visit to the 11th-century castle and learn about its importance as a military fortification.

Next, visit Caldas of Monchique, famous for its waters and wonderful landscapes. Climb to the highest point in the Algarve and snap pictures of the land and sea below. At the end of the tour, return to the meeting point with your guide.

  • Pickup and drop-off at the meeting point
  • Driver and professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry ticket
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Please come to the McDonald's car park and look for the minivan with the Coast and Country Tours logo.

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October 7, 2022

Great guide. Went to some really lovely places. Thoroughly recommend.

September 27, 2022

September 20, 2022

Product ID: 411910