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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 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.

Portimão & Lagoa: Romantic Picnic at Sunset

2. Portimão & Lagoa: Romantic Picnic at Sunset

Board a vintage Volkswagen T2 van for a 2-hour romantic and exclusive experience in the Portimão or Albufeira area. After being picked up from your accommodation by your guide, be escorted to a cozy beach and enjoy a picnic made from regional products while you soak in a stunning Portuguese sunset. Relish the views of the beautiful cliffs over the sea and take time to snap some unforgettable pictures. After this experience, you will be guided to your romantic spot where a tipi and a lovely picnic will be waiting for you. Vegan and Vegetarian options are available.

Algarve: Sand City Entry Ticket

3. Algarve: Sand City Entry Ticket

Visit the largest sand sculpture festival in the world at Lagoa. Explore an area of 6 hectares with sculptures built from 50,000 tons of sand. Be delighted by the designs of more than 60 artists from various continents. Go on a global journey and learn about traditions, nature, history, art, culture, gastronomy, cinema, sports, music, and all things travel-related. During the day, appreciate all the details of the artworks and take the best photos. At night, see the light projections that lend the sculptures a unique aura. Make your visit more comfortable and memorable by renting a 4-person buggy. Add on the buggy rental during checkout to explore the park in style.

Portimão & Carvoeiro: Algarve Heritage Tour in VW T2 Van

4. Portimão & Carvoeiro: Algarve Heritage Tour in VW T2 Van

After being picked up from your accommodation you will board the charismatic Volkswagen T2 for a 4-hour heritage tour. See the Algarve in a unique way on a trip unlike most other tours. Your trip will be punctuated with a lot of history and local knowledge with will be plenty of time to explore the beauty of the places you will visit.   On a private tour with just your group or as part of a public tour open to others, begin by walking through the old streets of the old fishing village of Ferragudo. Absorb the architecture of this 500-year-old town before heading towards one of two lighthouses: Alfanzina, or Ponta do Altar. Walk around and view the lighthouse's surroundings. Next, proceed to the Silves Municipal Archaeological Museum, built over an 18-meter deep, 4-meter wide well that dates from the Almohad establishment of the city in the 11th century. Lastly, take a small hike to the Castle of Silves, one of the most visited monuments of the Algarve.

From Lisbon: 3-Day Private Tour to the Algarve

5. From Lisbon: 3-Day Private Tour to the Algarve

Day 1 Depart from Lisbon, heading to Evora in the Alentejo region by crossing the beautiful suspension bridge. Admire the city and the monument to Christ-King. Evora is a place where different civilizations have thrived and the evidence still remains. See the ancient "Temple of Diana" built in the Roman period, along with the magnificent aqueduct of "Agua da Prata."  Built further in the 11th and 12th centuries by the Arabs, Evora was the residence of Portuguese kings and a point of convergence for renowned artists that were supported by the patronage and dynasty reigning in Portugal. This period of discovery created a wealth in Evora that saw the construction of numerous aristocratic mansions of the city, such as the Jesuit university. The highlight, however, is the Church of San Francisco and the Bones Chapel, clothed with skulls and bones of 500 monks. See next the medieval village of Monsaraz, its narrow stone streets and houses painted white adding special charm to this place and its inhabitants. Later, arrive in Albufeira where you will spend the night. This historic center has a traditional atmosphere, whitewashed houses and narrow cobbled streets filled with cafes, shops, bars, restaurants and nightclubs. Day 2 Depart to Lagos. In the middle of the 16th century, Lagos was the great base of support for the Discoveries, and the evidence of this is highly visible. See the Sagres Fortress where cannons, a 16th century tower and the Church of Our Lady of Grace and a beautiful sundial await your discovery. After, visit the nearby Fortress of “Cabo de Sao Vicente” which was built in the 16th century to protect the coast from the Moorish attacks. Return to Albufeira to spend the night. Day 3 On the return trip to Lisbon you will stop of a the town of Sesimbra to visit its Moorish Castle on the hillside north of the village. Classified as a national monument in 1910, it is now one of the most visited sites in the county. Down in the bay, you will visit the Maritime Museum of Sesimbra where you will learn the connection of this village to the sea and the history of its local fishermen. Enjoy here a 3D movie that will transport you back in time to medieval times and beyond. Continue on to Setubal downtown where you can find stores for all tastes, whether global department stores or niche local antiquities. Most of the streets here converge to “Praça do Bocage,” Setubal´s local meeting point. Lined with esplanades and dedicated to one of the greatest figures of Portuguese poetry, this statue with its eyes fixed on the sea is the landmark of this busy square. Return to Lisbon.

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What people are saying about Algarve

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!

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.

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!

A beautiful moment among these marvelous sculptures. there is something for everyone, the themes are varied.

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