Portugal

Citrus Picking with lunch in a Secret Garden

This full day itinerary will introduce you to the fascinating history of Silves and its citrus cultivation, immerse in rural Algarve.

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Overview

You will have the pleasure of meeting a true farmer who for generations has been passionately dedicated to the production of excellent quality citrus fruits in a small-scale family business. We will lead you to discover the most picturesque and characteristic corners of the medieval town of Silves while shopping for our lunch in the fields, visting markets and local shops. Sorrounded by fields and flowers, you will taste regional treats of local gastronomy cooked outdoor, in a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere.

Highlights

Visit an organic citrus farm

Visit an organic citrus farm

Learn about clementines, lemons, tangerines and many other varieties of oranges grown at the farm

Walk through the cobble streets of Silves downtown

Walk through the cobble streets of Silves downtown

Let's buy the food together at the market and in several local shops

Lunch in a secret garden

Lunch in a secret garden

Enjoy grilled meat or fish surrounded by fields and flowers

What's Included

What's Included

Breakfast at the organic citrus farm

Gloves and Scissosr for Picking oranges

A basket of 10kg of oranges to take away

A lunch with beverages in the fields

Vegan Alternative for Lunch

Transfer to/from your accommodation

Boots in case of a rainy day

Tickets

Orange Picking and Lunch in Silves Countryside

FROM$70.93/pp

Reviews

Thank you Matteo and Gloria for an absolutely wonderful day! I learned so much, laughed a lot, and I loved our beautiful lunch at the colourful garden with amazing food. Thanks for showing me around, explaining so much, and making me feel so welcome! Hope to see you again soon! Laura

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Delight experience. We met people with big hearts and full of passion for gardening and producing food. Matteo was a kindly caring and sharing guide. Much recommended!!!

Tripadvisor

Although the citrus season had finished the trip was much better than expected. We visited an organic citrus grove, the owner Joao was really interesting, explaining the ways of organic citrus growing. We had homemade bread, jams and marmalade from fruits grown on the farm. Instead of oranges we came away with marmalade and jam! We then went to the town of Sives with Matteo our guide. He bought food and wine from a specialist shop, for our picnic lunch in a "secret garden" . This was out in the hills beyond Silves and was idyllic. The food was excellently prepared by our host Jose. We had a wonderful day out. Our guide Matteo spoke perfect English and was extremely knowledgeable about the area.

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FAQs

We meet in Silves main parking area, next to the river and close to the Burger Ranch sign.

Please follow this link to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/ZBEoDrWbUjsHgJbUA

Yes, on request and subject to availability it is possible to book a private transfer from/to your hotel. Please get in touch within 48 hours from the tour.

Yes, breakfast is based on local produce like fruit, home-made jams and freshly squeezed orange juice. Lunch in the secret garden is also possible for vegetarians considering that most of the dishes and tapas are based on vegetables.  Vegan options are available on request and with an extra cost of 10 euros per person.

Absolutely. The citrus farm visit and the food shopping in Silves are quite enjoyable for families with children, as well the lunch in a secret garden sorrounded by fields and flowers.

No, in case of severe bad weather the tour may be rescheduled. In case you cannot attend the new date, a full refund will be offered.

Citrus Picking with lunch in a Secret Garden

Portugal· 6 hours

FROM$70/pp