Exclusive Wines of the South of Portugal

A six day journey through the wines of the South of Portugal

Hilltop village in the Alentejo

At a glance

Region:Lisbon, Alentejo and the South of Portugal
Type of Tour:
Duration:6 Days
Guide Price:From £3400 to £3865 per person
Number of Meals:6 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 1 dinner
Number of Winery Visits:7 visits with tasting sessions
Number of Wines Tasted:Approximately 30
Tour Transport:Private Airport Transfers
3 full day guided private wine tours
1 transfer from Lisbon to Alentejo including visit to Península de Setúbal wine region
Dates / Availability:Available year round

Trip Summary

Six day flexible wine tour based in Lisbon and the Alentejo Wine Region

For those looking for an introduction to the wines of Southern Portugal, this six day tour based in Lisbon and the Alentejo offers the perfect combination of staying in the vibrant city of Lisbon and visiting the surrounding vineyards plus a further 4-night stay in the Alentejo, a highly respected wine region at the forefront of Portugal’s Wine Renaissance where the focus is firmly on small independent producers.

Steep street in Lisbon
Lisbon Wine Region

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 Wines of the South of Portugal 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.

Lisbon Wine Region
Lisbon Wine Region

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.

Seafood lunch Lisbon Wine Region
Lisbon trolley Exclusive Lisbon

On day three of your wine tour you will continue your journey into the Alentejo region.  After breakfast and checking out from your hotel your driver will meet you and you will head south, crossing the Tagus river where the floral wines of the South of Portugal await you. On the way to Alentejo you will enjoy a stop at an estate belonging to one of the oldest wine making families in the Península de Setúbal.  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.

After this visit you will continue your journey into the Alentejo arriving at your hotel,  ideally located in the centre of Évora,  a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  You will have plenty of time to relax before heading out on foot and at your leisure to explore this beautiful historic city.  Evening at leisure

Evora temple ruins
Evora Street Alentejo

Day four of your tour is dedicated to discovering the wines of the Alentejo. After breakfast your driver will pick you up at the hotel and  you will head to Estremoz, one of the ‘white cities’ of the Alentejo due in part to the colour of the houses but also to the white marble which is found everywhere here.  The people of Estremoz are well known for their hospitality and friendliness, attributes which can be applied throughout the Alentejo. Estremoz is home to many marble extraction sites and is surrounded by vineyards and olive groves.   Here we find some of the most authentic wine producers, small wineries, continuing long years of wine tradition and wine culture.

We will visit two different Wine Estates, both of which are shining examples of the passion for wine in Alentejo.  The first winery is well known for its flavoursome red wines and the second winery is run by the youngest generation of the family of wine makers who are working to preserve the most traditional procedures both in the vineyards and in the production process of their wines.

At the end of the visits your driver will return you to your hotel in Évora.  Enjoy your evening at leisure

Grapes in Alentejo

Day five is your final full day in the Alentejo and, in addition to tasting some spectacular wines you will also learn about the history and process of making the so called “Alentejo Gold”, the excellent olive oil produced here.

After breakfast your host will collect you at the hotel and you will start the day with a visit to an olive oil and wine farm.  You will learn more about the olive oil making process which will be followed by a tasting of the “gold” and also a selection of the wines produced at this estate.

Your final stop on this journey of discovery is at one of our favourite wine estates where you will be invited for a visit and wine tasting followed by lunch.  This is the perfect opportunity to pair authentic Alentejo wines with typical local dishes, embracing the knowledge and expertise you will have gained over the last few days to fully appreciate the flavours of the wines which characterize this immense wine region.

Return to the hotel and rest of the day at leisure

Day six of your tour is departure day. Check out after breakfast and meet your driver who will take you to Lisbon 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!

Amphora in Alentejo
Wine in Alentejo

Accommodation

We loved both hotels recommended by Grape Escapes and had a brilliant time on our trip. The wines in the Alentejo were outstanding

Bob and Marilyn - Texas, USA

Package Prices

  • These prices are per person and based on two people travelling together and sharing a twin or double room.
  • These are realistic guide prices, based on travel in standard season (usually April to the end of October). Discounts often apply for travel out of season (usually November to the end of March) or if there are more than two of you travelling together. Please let us know your preferred travel dates for a definitive price.
  • Although we propose specific hotels as part of our standard packages, we enjoy excellent relationships and preferential rates at the majority of the hotels in each of our featured destinations. Therefore if you would prefer to stay in a different hotel, this can be arranged. Please contact us for the relevant supplements/discounts.
  • Other room grades are available at most of the hotels that we work with. Just let us know which hotel you prefer and we will send you the relevant supplements for the various room grades.
  • Single supplements and extra night prices are available upon request.
Hotel NameRoom GradeStar RatingDurationPrice Per Person
Lisbon and Alentejo HotelsSuperior4*6 days£3865Book Now

Enhance your Experience/Tour Upgrades

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.

  • Stay longer! Just let us know which of the hotels you prefer and we would be delighted to arrange an additional night’s stay.
  • Experience the region’s gastronomy. Lisbon and Alentejo are brimming with unique gastronomic dining opportunities and what better way to enjoy the city than with a mouth-watering meal showcasing typical Southern Portuguese cuisine.  We offer a variety of menus to suit every budget.
  • Stay in the vineyards. Why not stay a little longer in Portugal and indulge yourself in a stay in one of our unique rural hotels?
  • Spend a night in Northern Portugal. Porto is just a 2.5 hour train ride away from Lisbon.
  • Discover more Portuguese wine regions. As well as trips to Lisbon and Alentejo we also arrange holidays to Madeira, Porto and the Douro Valley.
Typical tiles from Alentejo

Utterly amazing. Well put together, timed very well. The guides were excellent and the experience was amazing.

Marc - Florida, USA

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