Quinta do Francês Winery

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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.

From Lagos: Small-Group 4-Hour Wine Tasting Tour

2. From Lagos: Small-Group 4-Hour Wine Tasting Tour

Enjoy a relaxing wine tasting experience and discover a rich diversity of high-quality wines from a local winery on a 4-hour small-group tour aboard a minivan. Discover three amazing local wines accompanied by a plate of tapas with cheese and sausages. Visit the winery's production room and wooden barrel room to see where the magic takes place. You will then return to Lagos via the region's stunning countryside, to stop and see the famous Algarve oranges, ancient Cork trees, and some of the oldest villages of the region. Enjoy some free time to visit the ancient Moorish village of Silves, and walk along its cobbled streets making your way up to its castle before you head back to your accommodation in Lagos.

From Albufeira: Full-Day Wine Tasting Tour with a Guide

3. From Albufeira: Full-Day Wine Tasting Tour with a Guide

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.

Portimão/Carvoeiro: Volkswagen T2 Algarve Flavors Tour

4. Portimão/Carvoeiro: Volkswagen T2 Algarve Flavors Tour

After pickup from your accommodation, board a classic Volkswagen T2 for a 4-hour flavor tour and get ready to see and taste the Algarve in a unique way. Punctuated with fascinating history and local knowledge, discover the rich palates of Portugal’s southern coast, complete with a road trip playlist. Start with a stop at the Convent'Bio. This space belonged to the Carmelitas Calçados d 'Alagoa Convent and was founded in 1551 under the influence of Queen D. Catarina. The space was abandoned before being recently recovered and transformed into a local store, café, and biological market. Whilst there, drink orange juice or tea. Following that, visit the picturesque Market of Silves to discover and taste some new Algarve products. Then, have a nice picnic with local products. After, proceed to Quinta do Francês to admire its unique views, before encountering one of the most famous wine producers of the Algarve. Conclude the experience with a tasting of 3 different flavored wines.

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What people are saying about Quinta do Francês Winery

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 70 reviews

This was our favourite day of the holiday!!. Truly a wonderful well thought out day, both winery’s were so lovely but also a bit different from each other which really enhanced the day, Paulo (if I remember rightly?) at Paxa wine was such a lovely guide and the wine was amazing. We then stopped in Silves for 2 hours to have some lunch and look round at the castle (entrance ~€3 each) which was lovely we could have spent at least 3 hours honestly. Then to the last winery which was amazing also. The star of the day though was João who was the most amazing guide and really made this trip so fantastic. It was just me and my partner and another couple on the trip so it felt so relaxed and personal. We had an amazing time couldnt recommend more!

The tour was amazing from start to finish. I would really recommend it! João was such a good tour guide, really friendly and made the experience so special. He told us so much about not only the tour but the Algarve in general. The vineyard is so amazing and the wine is impossible to leave behind you but thankfully you can purchase bottles to bring home! There are so many little touches to this tour that made it truly wonderful. I would do it again!!

We had so much fun on this excursion! The guides were great and we visited a lovely little winery and tasted some delicious wines! Would definitely recommend!

The guide was excellent, very knowledgable. We had a great day would highly recommend trip.

Antonio is great and told us a lot about Lagos and the wines :)