Our tour will start in Silves, the ancient capital of the Arab Kingdom in Algarve. We will start by visiting the Silves Castle, The biggest castle in the Algarve and the finest military monument from the Islamic period in Portugal. After visiting the Castle we will continue by walking through the historic streets to the Archaeological Museum, With its back to a section of the city walls, this building contains a cistern-well of Islamic origin (11th century).After, we will stop at the Café Da Rosa, a fortieth pasty to taste a regional sweet with coffe or tea. Than we will continue our walk towards to the Arade river, passing through the Municipal Market. Already by the river we will follow our tour by private transport to the Quinta do Francês, where we will take a guided tour to de winery, finish with a 3 wine tasting. It is lunch time, we will go to one of the most characteristic and traditional restaurants of the Silves, here you will taste the authentic local gastronomy, After lunch we will visit a organic wine production farmer, we will be welcomed by the owners, who will invite us to visit their farm. The beautiful vineyards careful treated daily, are the focus from de owners, create organic wines. The farm also hosts animals, horses, goats, chikens and of course their big but lovely and dogs. In the end, a nice wine and tapas tasting will be serve on the cellar.
I´m co-founder of Algarve Views - Tourist animation Agency, specialized in culture & wine tours. I was the Director of Marketing and Tourism department at the Cooperative winery in Algarve for 9 years. During those years I have witnessed the appearance of new wine producers and the great phenomenon of wine tourism very recent in the Algarve region. Although it is believed that the first grapevines in Portugal were planted here. Three years ago I decided to move forward with my project focused in wine activities, complemented by other attractions, especially gastronomic and cultural tours.
Gastronomic lunch. wine tastings accompanied with traditional snacks.
All visit include wine tastings and water
Silves Castle, Historical centre Archaeological Museum Café D. Rosa - fortieth local pastry Municipal Market Convento do Paraíso - Wine producer Restaurante Tradicional Quinta da Rosa - Jaap organic Wines producer
Silves Tour Wine tasting & Organic Vines