City of Silves Heritage
The Algarve is one of the most emblematic regions in Portugal due to its famous beaches. Also known for the excellent traditional gastronomy of Mediterranean influences and great wine. This tour is an invitation for those who appreciate the good things in life although don’t have much time to discover this beautiful destination. In this short break, we will give you the possibility to visit one of the most famous Wine Estates, the heritage of one of the most important cities from the Algarve and to enjoy its marvelous landscapes.
From € 1220 (price per person based on double occupancy)
The private driver in a deluxe vehicle is waiting for you at Faro Airport.
Check-In in the luxurious Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa Hotel. The VILA VITA Parc that is a Luxury resort, inspired by the Moorish architecture, located on the top of a cliff on the Algarve coast, in Alporchinhos/Porches. Surrounded by 22 ha. (54 ac.) of a magnificent subtropical park, this is a 5 star retreat that welcomes guests with a customized service and a true Portuguese hospitality offering a whole world of experiences. The endless views over the horizon blend with the lush green colours of the gardens and the shimming blue of the Atlantic Ocean, revealing lively colors and filling the air with the sounds and scents of the sunny days spent at the beach.
Visit the Gothic style Vila Vita Wine Cellars located 8 meters (26 ft.) below ground, built with bricks made in Egypt, Austria and Greece more than 150 years ago. The cellar houses 11,000 bottles of wine from all around the world which are kept with all the Sommeliers attention and affection. The Wine Cellar is a privileged venue for hosting the winter edition of these themed dinners. The menu have been elaborated by the Executive Chef whilst the selection of wines has been chosen by the experienced team of sommeliers. Enjoy a delicious 3 course menu with wine pairing.
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Wake up with an amazing view and recharge your batteries with a fantastic breakfast with your eyes over the sea.
The Private Driver is waiting for you in the Lobby of the Hotel in a deluxe vehicle.
Discover Silves and visit the heritage of this city, in the halfway you will have the opportunity to have a wine tasting of the international well-renowned wines of the famous Quinta dos Vales. At Quinta do Vales, the vineyards are planted in 18.36 hectares, and the first plantations date back to 1998. Since its beginning, Quinta dos Vales strives for its innovation and the constant search for quality. The cellar was fully renovated in 2007, and is equipped with the most advanced wine making technology. The wines that born in cellar go then to the ageing cellar where they will mature in the best French oak barrels. You will have a wine tasting and a visit to the interesting sculptures in its gardens and vineyard.
Continuing your journey, you will discover the Castle of Silves. Built by the Almoravid Arabs in the 11th century, the imposing and admirable Silves Castle is today a popular place for leisure and recreation, although it still serves as a distinct reminder of the grandeur of the art of the Muslims, reflecting the splendour attained by the Islamic civilisation in the Algarve. Then, the Silves Cathedral dates from 1189 and was built over an existing Muslim mosque. Silves Cathedral was subsequently rebuilt after the final Reconquest of Silves in 1249 and the Archeology Municipal Museum, where you can find objects with 8.000 years of history.
In the end of the afternoon you will have an excellent meal, paired with a renowned wine list, in the charming Ocean Restaurant. In the Ocean Restaurant, Winner of its second Michelin star since 2011, you can enjoy a "product" cuisine that respects the origin and seasonality of products. It is classic and rigorous, but also modern and irreverent. Chef Hans Neuner and his team present the food as a form of art, combining the traditional luxury cuisine with modern cuisine.
End of day.
After the breakfast at the hotel, Check-out.
The private driver will drop you off at Faro Airport.
End of the Tour.
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