Discover the city of Silves, an ancient city that was once the Arab capital of Algarve.

Experience the beauty and charm of the Algarve with our exclusive half-day private tour.

Our bespoke tour takes you to the picturesque towns of Silves and Monchique, where you can explore their historic streets and discover the unique culture and traditions of the Algarve.

In Silves, you’ll marvel at the stunning Silves Cathedral and the beautiful Castle of Silves, which offers panoramic views of the town and the surrounding countryside. You’ll also have the opportunity to taste the local cuisine and try some of the region’s
famous delicacies.

Monchique is a charming town nestled in the hills of the Serra de Monchique. Here, you can visit the Monchique Thermal Spa, where you can relax and rejuvenate in the natural hot springs. You’ll also have the chance to explore the beautiful forests and
hiking trails that surround the town.

Our private tour offers a personalized experience, with a dedicated driver who will take you to all the best spots in Silves and Monchique. With our comfortable transportation, you can sit back, relax and enjoy the beauty of the Algarve in style.

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Silves + Monchique - Half Day Private Tour 01

Get picked up from your accommodation and start your half-day private tour discovering the historic city of Silves, the ancient Arab capital of Algarve. You will be able to see the Silves Castle, one of the best well preserved Moorish castles in the country, and the Silves Cathedral, the main Gothic monument in Algarve.

Silves is a delightful and traditional Portuguese town that makes for an enjoyable day trip from the coastal resorts of the Western Algarve. The peaceful ambiance of the town today does not reflect the historical importance of Silves, which during the North African Moor’s rule of the Algarve (700-1200AD) was the capital and defensive stronghold of the entire region.

Remnants of this illustrious era can be discovered throughout Silves, and include the huge red brick castle, the impregnable city walls and defensive gates.

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Then it’s off to Monchique, considered the Garden of Algarve It is a typical village located in a scenic range of rounded hills and is the perfect place to shop for handicrafts and souvenirs.

Monchique is a market town up in Serra de Monchique, which is a thickly wooded mountain range separating the Algarve from Alentejo. The journey up (and down) to Monchique offers spectacular views and is totally different from coastal Algarve.

Going to (or coming from) Monchique, we can take a small detour into the spa of Caldas de Monchique. This is where the Romans built baths to utilize the natural spring waters, which are still in use in the current ‘thermal treatment center’ for treating rheumatism and respiratory illnesses. In 1495 King Joao II visited the spa seeking curative treatments.

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The village is set deep in the valley with towering trees, some of them hundreds of years old and buildings so very different from traditional Algarvean houses. They are late 19th, early 20th century and one of them, with its steep roof and spire wouldn’t look out of place in a fairy tale book!

Finally, we will head for Fóia, the highest point in Algarve for a memorable viewpoint experience, before returning to your accommodation and thus completing your Silves and Monchique half-day private tour.

Book your private half-day tour of the Algarve today and discover the beauty of Silves and Monchique in luxury and comfort. It’s an experience you’ll never forget!

  • Details
  • Languages Available: English and Spanish | French on request
  • Duration: 4 Hours
  • Departure Time: 9AM or 10AM
  • Pick-up and Drop-off: Your Accommodation or other at your choice
  • Included
  • A reliable and competent driver
  • Bottle of Mineral Water
  • Luxury Fleet
  • Wi-Fi inside the vehicle
  • Not included
  • Entrances in Monuments
  • Meals
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    P7143IZcarlaw - September 17, 2022
    We loved everything about this experience. The door to door convenience was so great. The beautiful and comfortable car. Our guide Luis, was very knowledgeable, a very safe driver and excellent company. The management is very accommodating for your needs. I enthusiastically recommend this service.
  • Wonderful company, staff, tours!

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    dcrec - November 3, 2022
    We had a wonderful experience with 4U2Enjoy, and have nothing but compliments for this company, but really for the people we interacted with. We decided to use them based on the reviews we read on this site (which we don't always fully trust), but in this case, the reviews were 100% accurate. Ricardo was extremely helpful and communicative from the moment we reached out to him a few weeks before arriving in Portugal. We spoke to him in person and he helped us design 2 different customized tours. I felt from the first time I interacted with him that this was a very personal company with very personal service, and that was exactly our experience during the planning process as well as during the tours. We were met at the airport and transported to Porto in a luxury vehicle. We were fortunate to have Miguel as our driver and tour guide, and he was incredible. For such a young man, he is extremely knowledgeable and professional. It is clear that he is passionate about his job and his enthusiasm in sharing his country with us was amazing, not to mention the amount of knowledge he has...there was not one question we asked him that he didn't know the answer to, and we asked a lot of them! We spent the entire day with him after landing in Lisbon, jet lagged and having only spent a few hours sleeping on the plane, yet we were able to really enjoy the long day which included three different short city tours and an incredible authentic Portuguese lunch in Nazare. It ended up being one of the best days we had while in Portugal, and we were fortunate to have another opportunity to drive back to Lisbon with Miguel stopping in other places along the way. We will definitely use this company again for any transportation or touring we do next time we are in Portugal and highly recommend them to anyone who is seeking the same.
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    515margyc - October 1, 2022
    Ricardo was more than accommodating! His help and service was 5 star. He coordinated so many things for us, was there to make sure we made our activities. We had 3 drivers that were personable, safe and kind. Jakim (totally did not spell this correctly) was my favorite although the other two drivers were safe and informative on our drives from city to city. I can’t say enough about Ricardo’s service. He was always available to text or call for any questions or suggestions. I would totally reserve his services again when in Portugal!
  • Trust Ricardo with all the details

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    sinarmatahari - November 26, 2022
    Ricardo and his team were amazing. They provided excellent service and were pleasant qnd personable. I really enjoyed our time with them.
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    Great customized service.

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    Holisticluxury - September 15, 2022
    A fantastic experience with great, customized service. I wanted to squeeze in a trip to Monchique from the Algrave. Ricardo was responsive and accommodated my schedule. Miguel was a fabulous guide and was professional and kind. I love being able to support a small business while receiving excellent service. Customized luxury at its best. I will rebook with them when I return.


Silves + Monchique – Half Day Private Tour


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