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Moorish Silves & Wine Tasting | K804

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Moorish Silves & Wine Tasting

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Starting from $129 USD / Adult
Embark on an adventure that travels back to the Middle Ages and brings you to the heart of Portugal’s blossoming wine region. It all starts in the realm of Silves, or as it was once called it, Xelbe. This was the Moorish capital in medieval times and one of the most fortified and fought over towns during the period. Stroll along its twisting and turning backstreets. Visit the mighty sandstone castle, looming in rustic red grandeur over the town. Enter the town’s red and white cathedral, simply known as the “Sé”. Discover an elegant Gothic interior featuring vaulted chambers and breathtaking windows. From Silves, travel towards the town of Lagoa for a visit to the Quinta dos Vales winery. Learn about this flourishing wine region. Tour the estate and, of course, sample a selection of favorite varieties chosen by your host. Raise your glass to a perfect Portuguese adventure.
  • Stroll through the streets of medieval Silves, the former Moorish capital of Algarve.
  • Visit the city’s two most significant landmarks, its sandstone castle and great cathedral.
  • Enjoy a tour and tasting at Quinta dos Vales, one of the region’s foremost wineries.
What to BringShow
  • KeyCard and photo identification
  • Camera
  • Sun protection
  • Cash/credit cards
  • Local currency
What to WearShow
  • Walking shoes
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Light clothing
Important NotesShow
  • If Azamara is required by the local or federal authorities to ensure all guests going ashore must participate on an Azamara tour, free time and shopping stops on tours will not be possible. The situation is very fluid and can change on short notice.
  • Guests in wheelchairs and those with limited mobility should not select this tour.
  • Tour sequence may vary.
  • Cathedral of Silves is closed on weekends and only an exterior visit will be made.
Location Portimao, Portugal Portimao, Portugal
Tour Code K804 K804
Duration4.50 Hours 4.50 Hours
Activity Level#Medium #Medium
RestrictionsMinimum Age: 18 years of age.
Minimum Age: 18 years of age.
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