|Region:||Lisbon, Alentejo and the South of Portugal|
|Type of Tour:||Exclusive|
|Guide Price:||From £1398 to £2182 per person|
|Number of Meals:||4 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner (4 days)|
|Number of Winery Visits:||4 wineries and 4 tasting sessions (4 days)|
|Number of Wines Tasted:||Approximately 16|
|Tour Transport:||Private airport transfers|
Private driver for 2 full day wine tours
|Dates / Availability:||Available year round|
For those looking for a introduction to wines from the South of Portugal our Exclusive Lisbon and the Península de Setúbal wine tour could be the answer! Stay in a 4-star hotel in the heart of cosmopolitan Lisbon with plenty of time to enjoy exploring the city and spend two full days with a private driver exploring the Lisbon wine region and a day dedicated to discovering the wines of the Península de Setúbal including spending time with one of the oldest wine producing families in the area. This tour is available year round.
Portugal is one of our most requested regions for wine tours, thanks of course in part to the excellent wines being produced there but also because of the country’s reputation for being a safe and welcoming destination, rich in its diversity, offering cosmopolitan cities and a fantastic climate with over 300 days of sunshine a year! Portugal is home to a varied mix of cultures, heritage and landscapes which all come together in a small, yet unforgettably dynamic and welcoming country.
On day one of your Exclusive Lisbon and Península de Setúbal wine tour you will be met at Lisbon airport and driven to your hotel right in the heart of the city. After checking in at the hotel the remainder of the day will be free for you to enjoy at leisure. In the evening we have arranged a meal for you in a carefully selected restaurant, within easy walking distance of your hotel where you will enjoy traditional Portuguese cuisine.
Day two of your tour has been set aside to discover the wine region named after Portugal’s capital city. Your guide for the day will meet you at the hotel after breakfast and you will head out to the Lisbon Wine Region, just over an hour’s drive from the city. Your first visit will be to a boutique wine estate where the owners are focusing on creating wines produced with indigenous grape varieties, a wine project designed to contribute to local rural development as well as promoting the cultural heritage of the region.
For lunch we have organised a delicious meal at one of our favourite fish and seafood restaurants in the region where you will enjoy not only the food and wine but also the beautiful ocean view.
After lunch we will visit one of the oldest wine areas in the region; Colares. Here you will discover the most westerly wines produced in Europe. Colares wines are famous for their heritage, strength and proximity to the Ocean. On the slopes of Sintra mountain, you will visit one of the most exquisite wine producers in the entire Lisbon wine region.
Following your visit and tasting session at this winery your driver will return you to the hotel. Relax and enjoy your evening in Lisbon.
Day three of your Exclusive wine tour is a full day wine tour in the Península de Setúbal wine region, less than an hour’s drive from the city the Península de Setúbal is an exciting region for wine and though, whilst best known for sweet wines there are plenty of excellent table wines to discover here.
Your driver will meet you after breakfast and you will head south, crossing the Tagus river. Your first stop will be at one of the most famous wine houses in the country where after the visit you will be invited to taste the deliciously sweet Moscatel de Setúbal. Be prepared to be amazed by the sweet flavours laced with notes of spices and wood.
You will enjoy a guided tour through this region, equally famous for its wine and gastronomy – the excellent breads and cheeses alone are outstanding. In the afternoon you will be invited to spend some time with one of the oldest families in the wine sector based in Palmela. Enjoy listening to their stories of the winery and the region while enjoying tasting some white, reds and rosés from Setúbal paired with regional delicacies.
Following this experience your driver will return you to the hotel. Enjoy your evening in Lisbon at your own leisure
Day four of your tour is departure day. Check out after breakfast and meet your driver who will take you to the airport in plenty of time to board your return flight. If you are departing on an evening flight please let us know as we can happily give you our best suggestions for spending an extra day in Lisbon!
Please contact us to request further details and a full list of tour upgrades.
If you would like to make your Lisbon wine tour even more special, there are a number of additional activities that we can arrange for you. To complement the experience, these could be arranged to fit in/around your current itinerary or we can arrange additional nights and room upgrades at your hotel, as well as your travel arrangements, a stop-over en route and even a visit to another part of Portugal! See below for some of the most popular upgrades.
The wines in Portugal never fail to impress us - This was our first time in the South of Portugal but it will definitely not be our last. Thank you Grape Escapes for suggesting this tour to us and for making everything so easy and stress free.
Lisa and Andrew - Sussex, UK