With a spectacular coastline bordered by limestone cliffs, pretty fishing villages serving up mouth-watering seafood, and an average 300 days of glorious sunshine per year, the south of Portugal is a coastal hotspot for global travellers – think the golden beaches of the south coast and the endless vineyards of the Alentejo region. Yet the jewel in southern Portugal’s crown is undeniably its vibrant capital city, Lisbon.
There are few cities in the world less colourful: retro trams navigate cobbled alleyways and impressive cathedrals give way to trendy restaurants and galleries, allowing centuries of history to collide in a dynamic, cosmopolitan centre. Not for the faint-hearted, come prepared – Lisbon is a city of hills, but one which boasts spectacular views from the very top. Lisbon’s melting pot of cultures and ethnicities have created an unrivalled food scene complemented by a fun, laid back vibe, but its wine scene is one of its best kept secrets. And that’s where Grape Escapes comes in.
We offer a range of wine tours which will allow you to discover the best that Lisbon, Alentejo and the South of Portugal have to offer. Whether you’re looking for a cultural city break or a longer trip taking in tranquil countryside and golden beaches as you make stops at wineries and vineyards along the way.
Matching the relaxed attitude of the locals, breezy atmosphere and comfortable climate, this region is far from pretentious. Locals and internationals flock to the wine regions in Lisbon’s north for wine that’s simple yet delicious and all made by independent growers. The size of the country means that each region is easily accessible by car.
For those looking to venture further afield, we highly recommend visiting Alentejo, Portugal’s largest wine producing region, a vast area bordered by the beaches of the Atlantic coast to the west and Spain to the east. This is an area steeped in medieval history and world renowned for the excellence of the full-bodied wines which are produced here. For those seeking a wine trip with a difference, why not plan a visit to the beautiful, volcanic island of Madeira. Located just off the northwest coast of Africa, its subtropical climate, jaw-dropping rugged scenery, and centuries-old traditions are the perfect setting for wine lovers.
As the leading specialist organiser of wine tours in Lisbon, Alentejo and the South of Portugal, we offer a selection of wine tours and tastings to suit all tastes and budgets!
Our friendly team would love to hear from you on +44 (0) 1920 46 86 66 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your requirements and craft your itinerary.
We would be thrilled to put together a tailor-made wine tour in Lisbon, Alentejo and the South of Portugal for you. Just get in touch!
The trip was AWESOME. The best organised trip I have ever been on - EVER. Booking with Grape Escapes is the only way to go to get exactly what you want.
Jessica - California, USA