Enjoy 3 nights on a Private Wine Tasting Tour of Lisbon
Lisbon is the stunning capital city of Portugal, and is one of the most charismatic and vibrant cities of Europe. It is a city that effortlessly blends traditional heritage, with striking modernism and progressive thinking.
The Portuguese capital is constantly recognised as one of the greatest cities in the world, a claim confirmed by the “Lonely Planet Guides”, who named Lisbon one of the world’s top 10 cities. Surprisingly, Lisbon is still one of Europe’s least visited capitals, but this is rapidly changing as new visitors discover the allure of Portugal.
As a holiday destination, Lisbon offers a rich and varied history, a buzzing nightlife and is blessed with a glorious year-round climate.
Lisbon is close to a stunning coastline of beautiful sandy beaches and dramatic natural scenery, and many of the region’s finest beaches are only a short bus or train ride away.
There are two sandy coastlines easily accessible from Lisbon; the Cascais-Estoril coastline (to the west of Lisbon) and Costa da Caparica (to the south of Lisbon). Slightly further (and needing a rental car to visit) are the wild beaches of the Serra de Sintra coastline and the paradise beaches of the Serra da Arrabida.
Stay 3 nights in Hotel Lisbon Plaza in a Lisboa room on bed and breakfast
Lisbon Plaza Hotel is situated alongside the exclusive Avenida da Liberdade
Designed to be a place of tradition in the hustle and bustle of Lisbon of the 1950’s, the Plaza reflects the city’s character.
Lisbon Plaza Hotel provides 94 rooms
Included is a private wine tasting tour of Lisbon:
Tantalize your taste buds on this private guided day trip to the Setúbal. Enjoy a great introduction to the wines and cheeses of this beautiful region. Stop at multiple wineries for tastings to sample various varieties of wines. Then, devour local cheeses and snacks as you admire the surrounding scenery and explore the landscape at your leisure with your dedicated Guide and vehicle.
What’s Included in our Wine Tasting Tour of Lisbon
Pick-up and drop off at a hotel in Lisbon or the cruise port Private tour with a professional guide by air-conditioned minivan or car. 10 Wines in total in the three cellars you will visit. Tasting of traditional cheese bread and other goods Entrance fees
On your way out of Lisbon you will pass by the Marques de Pombal Statue. From here you will have a 35 minute drive to the Setúbal Wine Region.
On this full-day tour, you will travel first to Azeitão, an area that is well known for its wines and cheese. On the way there, we will pass Lisbon´s famous bridge, Ponte 25 de Abril spanning the river Tagus. Reaching the Setúbal Wine Region, you will visit some of the region’s top wine cellars and taste fine wines and other produces. Duration: 35 minutes. One of the wineries you will visit is Quinta de Alcube. A wine cellar owned by a family for over a century . It is a traditional cellar, Here you will be able to taste 4 of their wines and understand how their wine is created and their philosophy. Their wines are sold only directly to customers, making it difficult to find in shops. Duration: 2 hours
Another stop will be at the renowned wine cellars of José Maria da Fonseca, where you will learn about the winery’s history, since 1834, and sample 2 of its wines. This is one of the oldest wineries in Portugal, and the oldest of the region. Inside you will see the oldest wine collection of Portugal (Fortified Wine). Also here, they have the oldest cellar/brand that is 160 yrs old, and where they used unique handmade mahogany barrels . Duration: 2 hours
Casa Mae da Rota de Vinhos will be your third and final experience in the old village of Palmela. Here you will taste up to 5 more wines, in the “Mother House” of this wine region. You will also sample some traditional local produced cheese, bread and other goods. Duration: 1 hour
In addition to all the tastings, you will marvel at the views of the Arrábida Natural Park, mountain range and its history. Duration: 10 minutes
Price from £430 per person