Guided tour

From Alvor: Silves Castle & Monchique Mountains Bus Tour

4.8 / 5

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Activity provider: ON Travel Solutions

From Alvor: Silves Castle & Monchique Mountains Bus Tour

Activity provider: ON Travel Solutions

From US$ 28.26 per person

Escape Alvor to discover Silves and Monchique on a guided bus tour including a liquor tasting. Marvel at the historic Silves Castle and Silves Cathedral before driving into the Monchique mountains.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German
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You will be picked up at any location in the area of Quarteira by Follow me bus.


  • Breathe in crisp, refreshing air at Fóia, the highest Monchique mountain peak
  • Enjoy round-trip transportation on an air-conditioned bus with a local guide
  • Learn about the geological history of the red rock used to build Silves Castle
  • Understand the complex history behind Silves Cathedral's formation
  • Try a traditional Algarve liqueur while exploring the Monchique mountains
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Discover southern Portugal with a bus trip from Alvor to Silves and Monchique. Listen as your guide details the history of Silves Castle and Silves Cathedral, both of which were built from a red stone indigenous to the area. Ascend the Monchique mountains to Fóia and taste a traditional liqueur.

Begin your tour by meeting your guide in Alvor and enjoying an air-conditioned bus ride to Silves. Explore the first Arab capital of the Kingdom of Algarve, including Silves Castle, estimated to have been built around 200 BC, and Silves Cathedral, a national monument built in the 13th century.

Then it's time to head into the Monchique mountain range, known for its diverse array of plants and vegetation. Visit Fóia, the highest peak, to take photos of the magnificent panoramic views and taste-test a liqueur native to the region. Then it's time to board the bus and drive back home to Alvor.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bus transportation
  • Local guide
  • Liqueur taste-test
  • Entry to Silves Castle and Silves Cathedral
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips

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The tour was very well organized and interesting. I got to explore a bit in Silves and the castle, the tour guide shared information about each place. Then, we went to Monchique mountains to enjoy the beautiful views and hace a nice coffee and cake. Very good!

October 12, 2022

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Product ID: 427187