Silves And Caldas De Monchique Day Trip From The Algarve - Albufeira

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Morning pick up in Winter time and Afternoon pick up in Summer time. Contact the local service provider to reconfirm your exact pickup time (contact information is printed on your voucher)
  • Departure Details :
    Centrally located hotels in  Quarteira, Vilamoura, Albufeira, Armação de Pera, Carvoeiro, Lagoa, Portimão, Vau and Alvor
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Visit the towns of Silves and Caldas de Monchique on a 5-hour tour, and discover Moorish history, elegant architecture and stunning Algarve scenery! With a friendly local guide at your side, explore the town of Silves and visit its star attraction, the impressive Silves Castle. After admiring the fortress, enjoy free time in the nearby spa town of Caldas de Monchique plus a walking tour that includes a sample of the local bread and chorizo. Finally, ogle the views from Fia, the tallest mountain in the Algarve.

Highlights

  • Led by a local guide
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Family friendly

Know More about this tour

Start your excursion with a hotel pickup, and then travel north to the ancient town of Silves, your first stop of the day. Home to a magnificent Moorish castle surrounded by terracotta-roofed houses, the town has history and pretty scenery in equal measures. Set out to see its sights on a walking tour and learn all about the towns history from your guide.

With its lofty hill-top location, the town was a strategically important stronghold for the Moors after their invasion in the 8th century. Wealth flowed into Silves during its Moorish Middle Age heyday only to be wiped out after a century of power struggles and a devastating earthquake. Much of todays stately architecture originates from the 19th century when Silves came back into prominence.

Admire the architecture and sights such as Silves Cathedral as you wander through the streets that lead to Silves Castle. Pay your entrance fee direct, and then head inside the impressive fortress to explore. Restored in the 1940s, the castle is thought to date as far back as the 11th century and features such as its central vaults have been beautifully preserved. Admire views over the town and the Algarve from the castle walls, and then return to your coach with your guide.

Travel north to Caldas de Monchique, a spa town with candy-colored houses surrounded by densely forested hills. Enjoy some free time to explore independently and perhaps shop for local handicrafts to take home. Then, meet back up with your guide to see the towns pretty church and sample some of the local po com chourio (bread with chorizo) while admiring the views.

Before leaving the area, stop to admire the views from Fia, the 2,959-foot (902-meter) mountain that towers over the whole Algarve. Soak up the vistas, and then return to your coach for the journey back to your Algarve hotel.

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Local guide

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fee to Silves Castle

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

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