Local Bites & Market Visit in Silves from Lagos

20231019052459_silves-half-day-food-tour-1.jpg Municipal Market in Silves
silves-half-day-food-tour-5.jpg Sardinha Assada (Barbecued Sardines)
silves-half-day-food-tour-6.jpg Entrance of Castelo de Silves (Silves Castle)
silves-half-day-food-tour-4.jpg Streets of the former Muslim Medina
silves-half-day-food-tour-2.jpg Cataplana de Amêijoas e Camarões (Clams and Shrimp Cataplana)
silves-half-day-food-tour-3.jpg Sé Catedral de Silves (Cathedral of Silves)
silves-half-day-food-tour-7.jpg Views of the Arade River and Ponte Romana (Roman Bridge of Silves)

Half Day (Duration: 3hrs - 3hrs 30mins approx.)


On Request Best Rate

Explore the city of Silves from Lagos with a local guide and discover the city´s history and flavours! Visit the local market, offering fresh produce and traditional delicacies. Wander through the ancient Medina, with its Moorish legacy. Explore well-preserved landmarks and taste Mediterranean-inspired cuisine!
  • Explore Silves ancient Medina with 500 years of Arab influence
  • Fresh produce, daily fish catches, and traditional delights
  • Discover well-preserved landmarks
  • Taste Mediterranean-inspired cuisine at a local venue.



General Overview

Country: Portugal
Region: Algarve
City: Lagos
Duration: Half Day (Duration: 3hrs - 3hrs 30mins approx.)
Type: Private Half Day Tours
Theme: Food & Wine Tours
Group Size: 2 - 12 People
Price from: On Request Best Rate€
Transport: (More details)


Wander Through the Streets of Silves and Taste the Local Gastronomy

In Silves, the moment you step into this enchanting town, it is as if you have been transported through time. Our Food Tour starts at the local market, a place that seamlessly combines its recent renovation with the old enduring charm. Here you will get to see stalls and friendly vendors, you will be introduced to the riches of local produce, the daily catch of fresh fish, and the wide variety of traditional delights. As we leave the market behind, we wander through the windy twisty streets of what was once an ancient Medina, an Arab city with a history ranging over a millennium. The Arab influence, an enduring legacy of 500 years, is still visible as we explore the remains of this ancient era. The old city walls stand tall, bearing witness to the passage of time, nearby you will see the cathedral, originally a mosque, and the imposing silhouette of Silves Castle. After our leisurely walk, we stop at a local establishment to taste the distinctive flavours of the region. These flavours, a culinary mosaic born from the diverse cultures that have left their mark on Silves, are proof of the Mediterranean heritage. The experience is sure to leave you captivated and eager for more. Continuing along the path that leads to the Arade River, we delve into the stories and local pastries that reveal the city of Silves.

The Historic City of Silves and Its Important Arab Influence

Silves, located 35 kilometres away from Lagos, is an easily accessible destination. The town´s compact medieval core, featuring charming restaurants and shops, is a perfect place for exploration on foot. With roots dating back to Roman times, Silves flourished under Moorish rule in the 13th century before becoming part of the Christian kingdom of Portugal. Silves was the capital of the ancient Arab kingdom of Algarve. This rich history is evident in the city´s architecture, reflecting the passage of diverse cultures throughout the ages. As you stroll through the streets, you will discover small details that make Silves even more enchanting, from picturesque doorways and windows to ornate door knockers.  Silves provides a peaceful alternative for those seeking a slower, non-coastal Algarvian experience.

Day by day itinerary

DAY 1:

  • Meet your English Speaking Guide and driver in Lagos.
  • Transfer from Lagos to Silves.
  • Start your tour by visiting the Local Market of Silves recently renovated but keeping all its old charm.
  • After the market visit wander around the old Medina (Arab city) with over 1000 years of existence.
  • Make your 1st stop at a local venue to try the local flavours influenced by Mediterranean cuisine.
  • Continue your way down the direction to the river Arade.
  • Make the 2nd and final stop to try some local pastry.
  • End of the tour and transfer back to Lagos.



Prices and Dates

Select date to show availability
Prices are not available online at this time. You can request a quote by clicking the Special Request button


  • English-speaking Food Expert Guide.
  • Transfer to/from your hotel in Lagos.
  • Visit of Silves city centre  & Interpretation of the Local Market.
  • (L): Lunch consisting of regional Food at a local venue with drink and regional dessert at a local pastry shop.
  • Local taxes.


  • Transportation not specified in the itinerary.
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary.
  • Guided Tours not specified in the itinerary.
  • Any other expenses not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Gratuities to Drivers & Guides (Not mandatory but given if you have enjoyed the service).

Pick up

  • Hotels or apartments within the city limits of Lagos
  • Lagos Train Station
  • Bus Stations
  • Other locations on request at the time of booking

Drop off

  • Hotels or apartments within the city limits of Lagos
  • Lagos Train Station
  • Bus Stations
  • Other locations on request at the time of booking

Cancellation policy

  • Up to 48 hrs before: Fully Refundable
  • Under 48 hrs : 100% Non-Refundable



  • Mercedes Benz E Class Sedan Car (1 to 3 People)
  • Mercedes Benz V Minivan (4 to 7 People)
  • Minibus or Bus (8 to 12 People)

NOTE: Or similar type vehicles in the same class as mentioned above.


Be the first one to write a review!