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Arade Food & Cultural Tour, in Silves

Arade Food & Cultural Tour, in Silves - Silves, Portugal

Duration: 5 hours
Location: Silves, Portugal

From USD
$88.23

According to an ancient legend, the Algarve, once known the almond kingdom, became the orange kingdom, after a Nordic princess married to Moorish king.

The Arade Food & Cultural Tour will help unveil this and other legends of the former capital of the Algarve.

Discover the river that has fed both the land and its people throughout the ages.

Taste the famous Algarvian oranges and the legendary almond flavors in many different ways.

Explore the traditions, architecture, and inventions of the Arab civilization that lasted until the present day.

Enjoy the panoramic view of the city and the river from the red castle. Taste the best ingredients and dishes from our renowned ancient diet and fill yourself with good memories from the Arade Food & Cultural Tour.

Come join us in this culinary experience!

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Stop At: Museu Municipal de Arqueologia, Rua da Porta de Loule 14, Silves 8300-139 Portugal

Visit and understanding of the Islamic legacy in the city and in the region.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Castelo de Silves, Rua do Castelo, Silves 8300-144 Portugal

Visit and understand the importance and history of one of the most beautiful castles in Portugal.

Duration: 25 minutes

According to an ancient legend, the Algarve, once known the almond kingdom, became the orange kingdom, after a Nordic princess married to Moorish king.

The Arade Food & Cultural Tour will help unveil this and other legends of the former capital of the Algarve.

Discover the river that has fed both the land and its people throughout the ages.

Taste the famous Algarvian oranges and the legendary almond flavors in many different ways.

Explore the traditions, architecture, and inventions of the Arab civilization that lasted until the present day.

Enjoy the panoramic view of the city and the river from the red castle. Taste the best ingredients and dishes from our renowned ancient diet and fill yourself with good memories from the Arade Food & Cultural Tour.

Come join us in this culinary experience!

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Museu Municipal de Arqueologia, Rua da Porta de Loule 14, Silves 8300-139 Portugal

Visit and understanding of the Islamic legacy in the city and in the region.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Castelo de Silves, Rua do Castelo, Silves 8300-144 Portugal

Visit and understand the importance and history of one of the most beautiful castles in Portugal.

Duration: 25 minutes

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River Cruise Silves to sea

River Cruise Silves to sea - Silves, Portugal

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Location: Silves, Portugal

From USD
$139.60

We cruise down the river Arade, on a motorboat, and turn back just before reaching the sea. Sometimes we glide gently along quiet river banks .. ... More info ›

We cruise down the river Arade, on a motorboat, and turn back just before reaching the sea. Sometimes we glide gently along quiet river banks ... and at other times we will go a little faster and feel the wind in our hair.

You will experience a variety of landscapes. Sometimes pure nature, later the river front of Silves, the portof Portimão, the fishing village of Ferragudo and the beach and cliffs of Praia Grande. The rives is also of historic interest and I will point out some reminders of the past along the way. There are drinks aboard if you would enjoy a refreshment.

My boat is moored at a beautiful spot on the river 3 kilometres from the centre of SIlves. I will bring you there in my jeep from the meeting point.

There is a shallow stretch of river between where my boat is moored and the historic centre of Silves. We will also navigate this section of the Arade, either at the beginning or end of our trip, depending on the timing of the tides.

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Pass By: Mercado Municipal de Silves, Silves 8300-110 Portugal

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Pass By: Marina de Portimao, Rua Simao Correia, Portimao 8500-844 Portugal

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Pass By: Praia Grande, Off N 125, Ferragudo Portugal

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Jeep Safari into the hills

Jeep Safari into the hills - Silves, Portugal

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Location: Silves, Portugal

From USD
$139.60

We will use a classic Portuguese jeep (the "UMM") to explore little paths in the hills north of Silves. We will take our time to fully enjoy the views ... More info ›

We will use a classic Portuguese jeep (the "UMM") to explore little paths in the hills north of Silves. We will take our time to fully enjoy the views. Often the way will be steep so the ride will be exciting as well as beautiful. You will experience a variety of scenery. There will be hills and valleys, arid and green landscapes, open views as well as dense vegetation. Along the way we will stop at a few secret spots to stretch our legs and enjoy the surroundings.

Leaving the city we rise quickly into the hills and there will be a lot of ups and downs. Along the way we visit a beautiful valley, pass some water and cross a stream. The return journey will be along a gentler path, with panoramic views of the Monchique hills and coastline.

In the hotter months we often ride in the morning or evening. At these times the light is beautiful and the air is cool enough to travel in an open jeep. If it is too hot I can mount a sun shade. There are drinks aboard if you want a refreshment.

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Pass By: Mercado Municipal de Silves, Silves 8300-110 Portugal

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Eagles Experience

Eagles Experience - Silves, Portugal

Duration: 2 hours
Location: Silves, Portugal

From USD
$44.67

This type of experience is not common outside an event where they are exposed. Contact with these animals is very punctual and almost rare!
What is seen is the demonstration of flights with the handlers who do not pass them to those who are curious to do so ... More info ›

This type of experience is not common outside an event where they are exposed. Contact with these animals is very punctual and almost rare!
What is seen is the demonstration of flights with the handlers who do not pass them to those who are curious to do so. We have our "educated" animals to do so safely.

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They may have contact with captive-bred birds of prey (Aguia de Harris).
The experience is very close contact with the animal in a natural context ... After preparation you will be able to make it fly so that it returns to your hand to be fed. This activity lasts for 2 hours between preparation and the field trip where she follows her "keeper". The visitor will always be accompanied by an experienced guide.
It is undoubtedly a unique moment that you will never forget.

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Silves & Wine Tour (Castle, Museum, Wineries, Gastronomy) Full day!

Silves & Wine Tour (Castle, Museum, Wineries, Gastronomy) Full day! - Silves, Portugal

Duration: 6 to 7 hours
Location: Silves, Portugal

From USD
$122.85

This tour will take place in Silves. On this route you will have the opportunity to visit the historical center of this ancient town, as well as visit the Castle and the archaeological museum ... More info ›

This tour will take place in Silves. On this route you will have the opportunity to visit the historical center of this ancient town, as well as visit the Castle and the archaeological museum. You will also visit two locals wineries and have a wines tasting sessions

(Tastings and Lunch included.)

Full day - 6-7 hours

 

Visit: Algarve Views, Lda, Rua Serpa Pinto N0 20-A 30, Silves 8300-183 Portugal

 

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. 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 Convento do Paraíso, where we will take a guided tour by the resident wine maker, finish with a 3 wine tasting. It is lunch time, we will go to one of the most characteristic and traditional restaurants of the county. Here you will taste the authentic local gastronomy, accompanied by the excellent wines produced in the region. 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, their organic products and even get to know the farm animals. We finish with 3 organic wines, accompanied with typical snacks.We finished our tour at the starting point. I Hope you enjoy it!

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The Historical West Algarve

The Historical West Algarve - Silves, Portugal

Duration: 8 hours
Location: Silves, Portugal

From USD
$122.85

Wonder back in time to the era of the Portuguese Discoveries. Start in Silves, Algarve's first capital, and finish in Sagres, Europe's most southwest place.

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Stop At: Silves, Silves, Faro District, Algarve

Silves, The Moorish Shielb appears clustered around the castle which dominates the surrounding countryside ... More info ›

Wonder back in time to the era of the Portuguese Discoveries. Start in Silves, Algarve's first capital, and finish in Sagres, Europe's most southwest place.

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Stop At: Silves, Silves, Faro District, Algarve

Silves, The Moorish Shielb appears clustered around the castle which dominates the surrounding countryside. It is the Algarve city where the Islamic heritage is most striking. Here lived scholars and poets of the Al Garb (the West) of Al Andaluz, the powerful caliphate which dominated the Iberian peninsula for centuries. The gates of the city open on to the walls which, even today, guard the castle, whose battlements provide us with a kind of winged walk, with a view over the River Arade flowing lazily down below. 

At night, cleverly lit, the castle takes on mysterious shapes, and the legends of enchanted Moorish maidens suddenly make sense. The legend of the Great Cistern of the Castle tells of the misfortune of a princess who, on the night of S. João (summer solstice) sails over the deep waters in a boat of silver with golden oars. Disconsolate, she sings sad songs. And she can only escape from there when a Moorish prince pronounces the magic words that will break the spell. 

We cannot leave Silves without trying a “morgado”, one of the best recipes for this cake which is so typical of the Algarve Mountains.

It was from the bay of Lagos that the caravels set off on the great saga of the 16th century, in search of new worlds. Today the old cosmopolitanism is preserved, along with the long-standing intimacy with the sea, in one of the most beautiful cities in the Algarve. The friendliness and welcoming nature of the people of Lagos are part of history: King D. Sebastião elevated it to the status of a city, after a journey to the Algarve in 1573, because he was so impressed by the warm welcome from the populace. It is well worth visiting its churches, museums, the castle and the walls.

Finally we get to Sagres, the legendary promontory. In 350 A.D. it was described by the Roman Rufus Festus Avienos in the following way: “the Cynete Cape, where the sidereal light goes down, emerges proudly as the extreme point of the rich Europe and goes into the salt water of the ocean, inhabited by monsters. There is then a promontory with frightening cliffs dedicated to Saturn. The choppy seas boil and the rocky coast stretches for a long way”. Almost 22 centuries later the magic and imposingness continue. 

Just a stone's throw away is the Cabo de S.Vicente, with its chapel, convent, fortress and lighthouse, the most south-westerly point in Portugal and in Europe. The cliffs are 60 metres high, dropping down into the furious spray of the waves and often hiding many tiny beaches, almost empty, where that paradigm of the perfect beach can be found, that we yearn for in our imaginations.

Keen botanists, for their part, will find here several dozen plant species which are unique to this area, and, as Sagres is on the migratory route of a large number of birds, given a bit of luck, you can watch their arrival or departure, a unique spectacle which can take days.

Duration: 8 hours

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