I booked this tour through Tripadvisor and was kept informed of arrangements for hotel pick-up. Our guide, Catia, was absolutely lovely. She was very knowledgeable about the Algarve and spoke very good English. As we were in our own group of 4, we were all able to ask questions and Catia was very willing and able to answer everything. The short stop at the trees where cork was harvested was very interesting. Then we were straight off to Silves. We only had 30 minutes there so just enough time for a quick look around the castle before we were off again, this time to the highlight of the tour - the vineyard. This was in a beautiful, peaceful setting. Catia took us through the process of winemaking and showed us around all the working areas. We then sat in a pretty courtyard and were served 3 tastings of wine and some tasty tapas. A chatty journey back to our hotel brought our fun afternoon out to an end. I would definitely recommend this trip if you're in the area!