The Beauty of NATURE with a Taste of ADVENTURE

The Beauty of NATURE with a Taste of ADVENTURE


Welcome to Silvestours. Come with us and explore the beautiful Algarvian countryside! All our tours start from Silves. I collect you in the town centre with my jeep and take you straight to the hills or we go to my boat (located on the river a few minutes from our meeting point). This year we will also offer walking tours of Silves to introduce the history and culture. Have a look at our photo gallery or video page to see all that we do.
We offer private tours for groups of 1 to 6 people. You can rent the jeep or boat only for yourself or your group.  You can contact me directly  (even at the last minute) and I will try to organize a tour. For individuals or couples it is also possible to join a scheduled tour by reserving online. Please look at the Tour Pages for specific booking and pricing information.
Apart from the proposed itineraries we also offer custom made tours. We could go on a Jeep Safari up the Monchique, show secrets of the coastline, guide a nature walk or listen to any other idea. You can also create your own package from the services we already offer, for example combine a walking tour of Silves with a River Cruise and lunch. 


Hello, I am Thyl (pronounced “Teel”) your guide and driver. I am an explorer, a nature and history enthusiast and – in the winter months – also a landscape painter. I have enjoyed many hours exploring Silves and the countryside. I enjoy meeting people, showing my favourite landscapes and sharing my local knowledge. I speak English, French, Dutch and Portuguese. I am fully licensed and insured (RNAAT 376/2019). You can also find me on Facebook and Instagram (@silvestours).


Covid Safety. The risk of infection is reduced because we are always outside in the fresh air and I am fully vaccinated. The jeep and boat are cleaned before every trip.  


Meeting Point


Outside the entrance of Restaurant “Ponte Romana”.

GPS coordinates: (37.186108, -8.437531)

If you come by foot from Silves it is on the other side of the pedestrian bridge “Ponte Romana”.

If you come by car this is an easy place to park. From the highway or from Lagoa, you will descend a hill down to Silves. At the top of the hill, there is a small tunnel. You can turn left 750 meters after the tunnel, opposite a pet and garden shop, and  park your car.