Visit the old capital of the Algarve and explore the highest peak of this region. On this tour to Silves and Caldas de Monchique, you'll enjoy Portuguese culture and nature - you can't miss it!
Silves and Caldas de Monchique Tour
At 9 am we'll pick you up from your hotel in Albufeira and head northwest to Silves. The journey will take approximately 30 minutes.
Once we arrive, we'll soon discover the Moorish influences of the ancient capital of the Algarve when exploring its historic center. We'll first see the exterior of Silves Castle, one of the best-preserved Moorish fortresses in Portugal. As we admire its characteristic red-brick facade we'll tell you about the history of this monument, whose origins date back to the 8th century. Nearby, we'll also see the Cathedral, a Gothic-style building erected over the remains of an ancient mosque.
We'll hop back on the minibus and drive to Caldas de Monchique, a small town famous for its hot springs and its spectacular scenery. Exploring this village, we'll feel the calm and peace that made the Romans consider this place a haven of peace.
Afterwards, we'll head to the Fóia de Monchique, the highest peak in the Algarve. We'll have the chance to take amazing pictures of the valleys surrounding the Monchique mountain range. And, if the skies are clear, we'll be able to admire the Atlantic Ocean in the distance.
Lastly, we'll end the excursion at approximately 1 pm by dropping you off at your hotel.
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Tour in English
Children under 2not permitted
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more
A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.
The capacity of all means of transport will be reduced to 50% of their maximum capacity.
Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
Transport by minibus.
English speaking guide.
When to book?
You can book up until 12 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more
Printed material is avoided.
Include water in recyclable cartons.
No single-use plastics are used.
The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.
The activity promotes local production.
No printing of documentation required.
Promotes local employment.
Has a gender equality policy.
Has a carbon footprint offset policy.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
If you have any other questions please contact us.