Silves and Monchique (WineTasting) - Semi-Private from Albufeira

7 hours 30 minutes
Free cancellation
1 - 8
Mobile ticket


Delve into the best of the Algarve, while not having to worry about driving and parking between popular spots.

We will provide you with as much local knowledge, history, culture and tips as possible. Then, in each place, you will also have time on your own to explore.

For semi-private tours WE DO NOT PICK UP from different points..

Therefore, this tour starts at a single meeting point, at the public parking lot in front of the Vila Galé Cerro Alagoa hotel (across the street) at 9:00am and ends at the same point at about 4:00pm.

The times for each stop must be met.

When in Silves, we will park by the river then we`ll lead you walking to the castle.

When in Monchique, we will park outside the town, then we`ll lead you walking to the center of the town, giving you tips.The guide will then set up a meeting point for pick up, and from there the customers will have more than 2 hours to enjoy Monchique on their own.

Thank you for your understanding.


  • Bottled water
  • Liability and Personal Accident Insurances
  • Toll / Parking fees
  • Alcoholic Beverages - Wine tasting
  • Silves Castle entrance fee
  • Entry/Admission - Caldas de Monchique
  • Entry/Admission - Quinta Do Frances Winery

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Silves, Silves, Faro District, Algarve

Situated overlooking the town below Silves Castle is considered the best preserved of the Moorish castle in Portugal

Silves' red sandstone castle, which dominates the town, was built by the Moors who held the Al-Gharb (Algarve) region from the 8th to 13th centuries. During this time, Silves (known at the time as Xelb) became an important centre of trading and culture and was the capital of the Al-Gharb.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Quinta Do Frances Winery, Odelouca River Valley Sitio da Dobra, Cx Postal 862H, Silves 8300-037 Portugal

Experience Quinta do Francês hospitality.
Upon your arrival at Quinta do Francês you can enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding hills and all the vineyard. It is even said by some visitors that it looks like a small Douro Valley.

You then enter our wine shop & tasting room, where you can purchase our products and also regional products.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Monchique, Monchique, Faro District, Algarve

Monchique is best visited on foot. A walk trough the steep streets of the town centre is rewarded with the views of magnificent hills, glimpsed between houses, and moments of calm in unsuspected corners.

We will park outside the town, then we`ll lead you walking to the center of the town. The guide will then set up a meeting point for pick up, and from there the customers will have more than 2 hours to enjoy Monchique on their own.

Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes

Stop At: Caldas de Monchique, Monchique 8550-998 Portugal

Caldas de Monchique (often called Termas de Monchique), it is a village but also a spa resort.

The quality of the water in the hills, called “sacred water” by many, has been famous since the time of the Roman occupation of the peninsula. There are eight springs from which the water comes with a PH of 9.5 – the most alkaline in the country.

Duration: 30 minutes

Additional information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for people who can barely walk. This tour has quite a few walking tours.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
November 2022

We actually did two private tours with Gabriel over the last 6 weeks. First we explored the eastern part of the Algarve at the beginning of a month long stay in Olhao. Gabriel was amazing, and showed us places we never would have discovered on our own. He took us to a great place for lunch, an...

Myra S
May 2022

Gabriel was an amazing, knowledgeable, passionate guide throughout Silves & Monchique. What an amazing day stopping at cork trees, a castle, winery, shops, a church and then topped off by oranges delivered to our hotel the next day.

March 2022

Beautiful green hills with some cows , stroks , horses here you can see a a lot of nature and breath some fresh air from the countryside , amazing tour for the countryside of Algarve and for our guide Gabriel our local guide he really knows the best places! I recommend this tour we will surely co...

Reading R
March 2022

It was our first trip to Portugal and this tour was the icing on the cake. Gabriel is an excellent tour guide who shares his love and passion for his beautiful country in such an enthusiastic way, you will certainly fall in love with everything! He went above and beyond by even adding a beautiful...

March 2022

We travelled to Monchique and Silves with Gabriel on his offering with GL Tours on 28 February. We had an absolutely fantastic time! Gabriel was extremely accomodating and flexible, as we had a cancelled train coming into Albufeira and met us at the station despite our delays. He crafted the tour...

Josephine O
March 2022

You must book with Gabriel! He is funny, chatty and had fab personality. We decided to do tour last minute as we were not sure what was available and stumbled across GL Tours and what a find. He give great information on the places you visit and happy to change the itinerary so you get the best ...

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