- Mobile Voucher Accepted
- Hotel pickup Available
- Free Cancellation
- Instant Confirmation
- Lowest Price Guaranteed
- Duration: 6 Hrs
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 :
Traveler pickup is offered, Centrally located hotels in Quarteira, Vilamoura, Albufeira, Armação de Pera, Carvoeiro, Lagoa, Portimão, Vau and Alvor., When pick up is not available from your hotel .. read more
Return Details :
Returns to original departure point
Cancellation Policy : For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
OverviewVisit 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 where you can take the little signed trails though the town nature and fountains and/or just taste the local bread with chorizo that can be purchased at a local typical caffe. Finally, ogle the views from Fia, the tallest mountain in the Algarve.
- Led by a local guide
- Hotel pickup included
- Comprehensive tour of the city
- Family friendly
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This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Castelo de Silves, Silves, Faro District, Algarve
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.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Silves Cathedral, Silves, Faro District, Algarve
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.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Caldas de Monchique, Monchique, Faro District, Algarve
Travel north to Caldas de Monchique, a natural spa town with candy-colored houses surrounded by densely forested hills. Enjoy some free time to explore independently the towns pretty church and natural fountains, sample some of the local po com chourio (bread with chorizo - not included) while admiring the views and perhaps shop for local handicrafts to take home.
Duration: 40 minutes
Stop At: Mount Foia, Monchique, Faro District, Algarve
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 views from the highest point in Algarve, and then return to your coach for the journey back to your hotel.
Duration: 40 minutes
Hotel pick up & drop-off: If pick up at your hotel is not available a near location will be provided
Professional Multilingual Guided tour to Silves, Monchique & Foia.
WiFi on board
Food and drinks
Entry/Admission - Castelo de Silves
Entry/Admission - Silves Cathedral
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Most travelers can participate
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 travelers