Orange Farm and Silves Food Tour

Duration: 9:30 to 15:30

Location: Orange Farm in the countryside and Silves old town center

Adult

69 €

Min.12 years old

Groups

50 €

Groups of at least 4

Child

30 €

Under 12 years old

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

  • The tour starts at one the oldest citrus farm in Silves where skilled staff will introduce you to the different varietes of citrus grown
  • You will have a chance to pick the fruit yourself, taste a delicious fresh juice and take away a tasty basket of citrus fruits at home.
  • Learn about the fascinating past of Silves, the ancient capital of the Moorish kingdom, walking through its narrow and cobble streets.
  • Along the way, taste a selection of locally sourced ham, cheese and fish "petiscos" in traditional tabernas
  • After lunch, enjoy a coffee and a dessert in a beautiful old café, rich of history and charme.
  • By visiting an orange farm you will not only support the local farmers but will also get a chance to understand their unique culture

Children under 18 are welcome but not allowed to have any alchoolic drinks in the restaurants

Alcoholic drinks inlcuded in the tour

Own car is needed to reach the meeting point in the countryside at 9.00 in the morning.

Bring your camera to take the most out of the rural Algarve.

Your tour guide will greet you at the farm in Poço Barreto train station, in Silves countryside.

After a 2-hours guided tour of the farm, we will move back to Silves by car.

Here we start the walking food tour in the old town center, immersed in the fascinating arabic atmosphere and tasting along the way genuine and authentic food.

After a delicious dessert enjoyed under the old library in a charming Cafè, we conclude the tour visiting an Arab Cistern, memory of the fascinating past of this moorish capital.

 

Escape the tourist areas and join us for a full day informative & tasty citrus experience in the fresh, songbird filled air of rural Algarve

Orange Farm in Silves Countryside

One of the oldest orange farm in Algarve growing citrus fruits for the last four generations

Silves old town center

A medieval town, with a fascinating past as a moorish capital, and today one of the best preserved town in Algarve.

Local tavernas

We will stop in different "tascas" to taste fresh and genuine produce from the Algarve.

A local distillery

Last stop to learn about the distillation process, and how figs, almonds and oranges are transformed in delicious spirits and gins.

We meet at restaurant O'Alambique at 9.15 in the morning in Poço Barreto on the N269 road. You will need your own car to reach the meeting point. If you need private transfer please send us an email to check pricing and availability.

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Are children allowed?

Yes. IDs will be checked. Please refer to our Compare Page in order to check if the tour is Family Friendly or not.

What do we do in case of bad weather?

Tours are held rain or shine. That’s how much we love the food! We ask you to check the weather before hand and dress appropriately. And don’t worry, tasting will occur indoors if needed as things don’t taste as good soggy.

What should I bring with me?

You should bring with you a camera and a small bottle of water. When it’s really hot out, we recommend an application of sunscreen on exposed parts of the body and a lightweight pair of sunglasses. During the cooler seasons it’s important to wear and an extra layer of clothing and consider bringing gloves. If it looks like rain we can provide you with a plastic rain poncho.

What if I have dietary restrictions or allergies?

Please be sure and let us know if you (or anyone in your group) has a dietary restriction (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic, allergy, etc.) when you purchase your tickets. As long as we know in advance, we can accommodate your needs.

On the Orange Farm and Silves Food Tour we can accommodate vegetarians, gluten or dairy intolerances, but not vegans.

On the Moncqhique secrets Food Tour we are unable to accommodate vegetarians, vegans, gluten or dairy intolerance.

Does the tour come in other languages?

Yes! Our tour is in English, but we can do Portuguese, German, Italian or French for private groups of at least 4 people.

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One of the best things we did in Algarve. Our guide Gloria, was knowledgeable, friendly, accommodating and fun. History accompanied by delicious local food that is complemented with fine wine. Final stop holds an amazing surprise followed by dessert and coffee in a beautiful pastry shop.

Jill, Ottawa, Canada

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