Portugal

Citrus Picking with Lunch and jam cooking at the Farm

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

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Overview

A funny and interactive experience to spend a family day out in the countryside! You will have the pleasure of meeting a true farmer who for generations has been passionately dedicated to the production of excellent organic citrus fruits in a small-scale family business. Sorrounded by fields and flowers, you will pick oranges, taste regional treats of local gastronomy and then enjoy an hands-on orange jam cooking class in a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere.

Highlights

Walk through the cobble streets of Silves downtown

Walk through the cobble streets of Silves downtown

Let's buy the food together at the market and in several local shops

Visit an organic citrus farm and pick the oranges

Visit an organic citrus farm and pick the oranges

Learn about clementines, lemons, tangerines and many other varieties of oranges grown at the farm

Lunch in a traditional house

Lunch in a traditional house

Enjoy a tasty traditional meal prepared by Maria, the farmer's wife

A Jam Cooking Class

A Jam Cooking Class

What's Included

What's Included

A Lunch at the Farmer's house

A 1hour Homemade Jam Cooking Class

A basket of 10kg of oranges (every two persons)

Vegan Alternative for Lunch

Transfer to/from your accommodation

Boots in case of a rainy day

Reviews

Thank you Matteo and Gloria for an absolutely wonderful day! I learned so much, laughed a lot, and I loved our beautiful lunch at the colourful garden with amazing food. Thanks for showing me around, explaining so much, and making me feel so welcome! Hope to see you again soon! Laura

Tripadvisor

Delight experience. We met people with big hearts and full of passion for gardening and producing food. Matteo was a kindly caring and sharing guide. Much recommended!!!

Tripadvisor

Super fun family experience, even in the rain! We really enjoyed visiting the farm, picking oranges, and making marmalade. We had young children with us and they had an absolute blast. The hosts were so incredibly warm, welcoming, accommodating and kind. The lunch was our favourite meal in Portugal - so delicious and warm on a cooler day! It was the perfect family friendly activity that gave us a taste of farm life, family life, and culture in the Algarves. Highly recommend!

Tripadvisor

Although the citrus season had finished the trip was much better than expected. We visited an organic citrus grove, the owner Joao was really interesting, explaining the ways of organic citrus growing. We had homemade bread, jams and marmalade from fruits grown on the farm. Instead of oranges we came away with marmalade and jam! We then went to the town of Sives with Matteo our guide. He bought food and wine from a specialist shop, for our picnic lunch in a "secret garden" . This was out in the hills beyond Silves and was idyllic. The food was excellently prepared by our host Jose. We had a wonderful day out. Our guide Matteo spoke perfect English and was extremely knowledgeable about the area.

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Add Ons

Vegan option

PRICE$56.18/pp

FAQs

We meet in Silves main parking area, next to the river and close to the Burger Ranch sign.

Please follow this link to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/ZBEoDrWbUjsHgJbUA

Yes, on request and subject to availability it is possible to book a private transfer from/to your hotel. Please get in touch within 48 hours from the tour.

Yes! We will provide rain coats and boots in case of rain. The lunch will take place inside the farmer's house in case of bad weather.

Yes, at lunch there is always a soup, salad, side dishes and freshly squeezed orange juice. Most of the time the main dishes are based on vegetables but is always mandatory to inform in advance of any dietary requirements in order to inform the farmer.  Vegan options are available on request and with an extra cost of 10 euros per person.

Absolutely. The citrus farm visit and the food shopping in Silves are quite enjoyable for families with children, as well the lunch in a secret garden sorrounded by fields and flowers.

Absolutely yes. It's a great experience to run with friends and family, or for a special occasion. The only requirement is to pay at least for the 8 tickets (our maximum number of people for this exeperience in case of non-private.)

Not necessarly, but if you don't have a car you have to inform in advance because we visit different places during from Silves and we have to organize the transfers from one place to another.

Citrus Picking with Lunch and jam cooking at the Farm

Portugal· 5 hours

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