Water activity

From Portimão: Boat River Cruise to Silves Medieval City

4.6 / 5

9 reviews

From Portimão: Boat River Cruise to Silves Medieval City

From US$ 34.79 per person

Enjoy a spectacular and relaxing boat trip up the Arade River, with no waves and nausea. Arriving in Silves, you can take a walk and visit the medieval town of Silves - the City of Portugal's Kings.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Portuguese, Spanish, English, French

Experience

The experience
  • Enjoy a spectacular and relaxing boat trip up the Arade River
  • Observe various types of birds and animals
  • Arrive in Silves, where you can take a walk and visit the medieval town
Full description
Enjoy a spectacular and relaxing boat trip up the Arade River, with no waves, during which you can observe various types of birds and animals - such as storks, herons, flamingoes, and turtles. Arriving in Silves, you can take a walk and visit the medieval town of Silves. This city is where the kings of Portugal would spend their holidays in the summer, in its imposing castle. Explore its wonderful churches and medieval streets. You can also enjoy a visit to the market and shops, or simply sit in one of the many esplanades or seafood restaurants, and have a drink or savor some food.
Includes
  • Free pickup from hotels in Praia da Rocha and Portimão
  • Pickup/drop-off service is available in Avenida Tomaz Cabreira, Praia da Rocha, and Portimão (Important: you must schedule the pickup first with the local service provider)
  • Free drink (ice tea)
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Meet where the boat departs at Cais Vasco Da Gama. Rio Arade, 8500-702 Portimão, Portugal

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Pets

    Know before you go

    •  The boat departs from Cais Vasco Da Gama, Rua Gonçalo Nascimento
    •  Please note that boarding starts 10 minutes before the tour start time
    •  Free parking is available at the meeting point
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 9 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      3.3/5
    • Transportation
      3.8/5
    • Value for money
      4/5
    • Safety
      5/5

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    Had a fabulous day weather-wise for this trip, which undoubtedly helps, but can't recommend it enough. The boat Captain and guide are fabulous personalities that couldn't do enough to make the trip more enjoyable for everyone. Really appreciated having 2hrs in Silves when other trips offer much less time than that and could have spent another hour there at least!

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    October 11, 2021

    Great day out

    June 28, 2021

    It is helpful to find out more about Silves in advance. It is not an explanatory tour, the guide tries to tell you a few things, but the English is not enough for that. Still, it was a nice trip and the crew was super nice.

    June 19, 2021

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