Algarve, the exuberant destination, with glorious climate, stunning coastline, and one of the best beaches in Europe hides a secret: there is much more than just sun and incredible beaches. The gastronomic and wine offer is complete, memorable, and unmissable.
In this superior beach destination, you will find a graceful, elegant, and distinguished wine experience. Discover with us, in this luxurious and unforgettable guide, how to enjoy the Algarve and its experiences to the full.
Upon arrival in Portugal, where you will be greeted with a warm climate, you will feel how much this holiday was designed for you.
Check-in at Vila Vita Parc Resort & SPA. The Moorish-inspired Luxury Resort is situated on top of a cliff on the Algarve coast. This 5-star retreat welcomes guests with personalized service and is the true synonym of Portuguese hospitality, offering a whole world of experiences. Endless views of the horizon merge with the lush green of the gardens and the sparkling blue of the Atlantic Ocean, revealing vivid colors and filling the air with the sounds and smells of sunny days spent on the beach.
Dinner awaits you. Visit the Gothic-style cellars located 8 meters below ground. The cellar houses 11,000 bottles of wine from all over the world. The deep cellar bears witness to the perfect temperature and humidity conditions to house a collection of more than 1,300 references of the best wines from Portugal and the world. The menu is personalized and prepared by the Executive Chef; the selection of wines is chosen by the experienced team of sommeliers.
On the second day of the trip, after a first day rich in experiences rich in food and wine, a day of culture and wine tourism follows. The day starts at Quinta dos Vales, which stands out for its innovation and constant search for quality. The winery was fully renovated in 2007 and is equipped with the most advanced winemaking technology. The wines that are born in the cellar then go to the aging cellar where they mature in the best French oak barrels. You can enjoy a full regional snack, a wine tasting, and a visit to the interesting sculptures in its gardens and vineyard. Combine young wines from different varieties to your liking and get a unique result that you can take home!
Continuing your itinerary, you will discover Silves and his castle. Built by the Almoravid Arabs in the 11th century, the imposing and admirable Castle of Silves is today a popular place of leisure and recreation, although it still serves as a clear reminder of the grandeur of Muslim art, reflecting the splendor achieved by Islamic civilization in the Algarve. Then, the Cathedral of Silves dates from 1189 and was built over an existing Muslim Mosque. The Cathedral of Silves was later rebuilt after the definitive Reconquista of Silves in 1249 and the Municipal Museum of Archeology, where objects with 8,000 years of history can be found.
After visiting the wonderful places, it's time to discover the picturesque and pleasant fishing village of Carvoeiro, where you can enjoy the sun and the fantastic beaches.
The second-day experience culminates with a meal at the Ocean Restaurant, signed by Chef Hans Neuner. This fantastic and charming two-Michelin star restaurant features a varied menu and a renowned selection of top international wines. Located in the Vila Vita Parc resort, and similar to the hotel, the terrace has a splendid and unforgettable view of the sea.
With an exclusive luxury cruise with lunch included, this is a day of unforgettable adventures, on this third and last day you will see the Algarve coast in the first person for half a day. Take the opportunity to dive in the warm waters of the Atlantic and the landscape of the beautiful Algarve coast and discover the unique nature of secluded beaches and spectacular cliffs.
The private yacht VILA VITA offers the ideal conditions for all these idyllic experiences. The crew is at your service and prepared to provide you with an unforgettable stay in the Algarve.