9:00 a.m. - Pickup
Visit to Silves, a charming fortified city that once was the ancient capital of the Arab Kingdom. Today Silves has a calm and peaceful ambiance, but during the Moorish occupation, it was a great defensive fortress and important trading town. The remains of this illustrious past can be seen while exploring Silves, from the immense red brick castle, the impregnable walls of the city, to the gothic cathedral that was built on the site of a great mosque and also the archaeological museum.
Quinta do Mata Mouros
Visit to the project “Convento do Paraíso”
The Quinta do Mata Mouros is situated on the left bank of the Arade River. The History and legend are in the name, which may have several origins, among them the fact that the advanced troops were established there during the Christian reconquest or that there was a forest that belonged to the Moors – “mate-mor”. As you can fine in old documents, the name of this place was written Matta de Moors.
In the 12th century, after the conquest of Silves, the Convent Nossa Senhora do Paraíso was built here, which lasted until the 19th century, and still preserves the main structure.
Quinta de Mata Mouros brings to our imagination more than a thousand years of enchanting legends and well-documented stories. An oasis of freshwater springs, fertile lands and luxuriant vegetation, in a naturally dry area, near the mythical Xelb – one of the most opulent cities of Al-Andalus – today Silves. Wine tasting session.
Experience the traditional Portuguese gastronomy in one of the local Restaurants, accompanied by the region’s wines.
Visita e Prova de Vinhos
Discover and taste the Organic Wines produced at Quinta Rosa, are currently the first producers of the region with the European certification of organic wines. You also have the opportunity to be welcomed by the owners who will take you on a guided tour around the farm.
5:00 p.m. - Drop off
- Book up to 48h .
- Non-private tour.
- Mín. 10 pax, max. 30 pax.
- Pick up from Vilamoura, Albufeira, Salgados , Carvoeiro, Praia da Rocha, Alvor and Lagos. For other pick-up’s please contact us!
- Price: 110€ pax, children 16≤ 40€. Extras paid separately.