07D/06N - 2020 Lisbon & Wine Tour

    Lisbon &  Wine Tour                  private touring

    Explore the renowned vineyards of Southern Portugal
    7days/6nights, Lisbon/Lisbon
    2020 depart: year round 
    Cost from: $2275  pp twin share for minimum 4 participants
    Supplement for 2 participants applies

day 01 Lisbon Arrival
Met on arrival at Lisbon Airport and transferred to your four star hotel in Lisbon city centre.
day 02 Lisbon-Arraiolos-Évora
Breakfast at the hotel in Lisbon. Departure to Arraiolos, a worldwide recognized town for its carpets, totally hand made. Here we will visit the “Herdade dos Coelheiros” – you’ll be our guest and you’ll have a guided tour of the cellar, taste the wines, and walk or cycle through the vineyards. There’s also an attractive shop!! After the visit, we will have a traditional lunch. We will continue our trip to Évora, declared by UNESCO, in 1986, World Heritage site because of its many beautiful and valuable monuments. Panoramic tour over the city, before arriving at the hotel.
day 03 Evora-Estremoz-Borbra-Evora
Breakfast at the hotel in Évora. Departure to Estremoz, known as “Cidade Branca” (white city). We will first walk throughout the ancient castle, followed by the visit of the “Quinta do Carmo” - a typical property of Alentejo, with a total of over 1,000 hectares, of which 100 hectares are olive trees, cereals, plantations of oak trees and forests. The tour concludes with a wine tasting where you can appreciate the pleasure in the degustation of wines. After the visit, we will lunch inside the Adega. We will proceed our trip to Borba. In Borba we will make a panoramic tour, and visit the “Adega Cooperativa de Borba”, the history of the winery as well as the different works along the year in the vineyards, the vilification centre, cellar, bottling zone, and finally you will taste some of the wines. Return to Évora and free afternoon to enjoy the city.
day 04 Évora-Reguencos de Monsaraz-Monsaraz-Évora
Departure to Reguengos de Monsaraz, specially known for the quality of the wine produced in the region, due to the granite and schist soils and the local climate that are particularly favorable to vine-growing with distinctive characteristics. Visit of Herdade of Esporão – one of the first in Portugal to get involved in ‘wine tourism’. Still today they are one of the country’s top wine venues. There’s an excellent restaurant, “Galeria” and a wine bar with a view. The shop sells the estate’s olive oils and cheeses as well as the wines. Around 13h00 it will be served an “enogastronomic” lunch, which includes the taste of olive oil and 3 different wines. After lunch we will continue to Monsaraz, a medieval village surrounded by an astonishing landscape, and from the top of the Castle you can appreciate all its splendor. Return to Évora.
day 05 Évora-Lisbon
Évora is one of the most beautiful cities in the country, an amazing town that provides culture, architecture, history, monuments, peace of mind and animation all year round. We will leave in the morning, making a tour throughout the city and visiting the most important places: Roman temple, bone chapel, and the cathedral. We will then follow to Cartuxa Adega (wine cellar), a former Jesuit House located next to the Convento da Cartuxa, an ancient Carthusian Monastery recorded in 1776 as operating a significant wine press. The old cellars are now used to age the wines and to receive visitors. We will visit the “Adega” and taste 3 different wines, accompanied by beverage: local bread, sausages, cheeses and jams. After this light lunch we will proceed to Lisbon. Rest of the day free.
day 06 Lisbon-Sintra-Lisbon
Breakfast at the hotel in Lisbon. In the morning half-day guided tour of Lisbon: starting with a panoramic of the main streets and squares of the city: Marquis de Pombal Square, Avenida da Liberdade and the Rossio square. We will continue to one of the oldest quarters of the city: Alfama (walking tour, passing to Lisbon Cathedral). Our last stop here we’ll taste a typical Portuguese drink (Ginginha – cherry liquor). We will proceed to Belém, stopping by the Belem Tower and the Discovery Monument for photos. Still within Belém quarter we will visit the Jeronimos Monastery. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon, we will visit Sintra (visit of National Sintra Palace), Estoril and Cascais, returning to Lisbon by the coastal route.
day 07 Lisbon Departure
At the designated time you will be transferred to Lisbon Airport
Inclusions: twin share at quality 4* hotels, buffet Breakfast daily, Private deluxe mini-van for the entire program + Official Tourism driver and all necessary expenses, taxes and tolls; mineral water, wi-fi inside the mini-van, Visit + wine tasting at Quinta do Carmo, Visit + wine tasting at Adega Cooperativa de Borba, Visit + wine tasting + Eno-gastromomic lunch at Esporão, Visit + wine tasting + light lunch at Adega da Cartuxa., all applicable taxes, additional entries to be paid locally.
Hotels: Lisbon-Fenix Urban, Evora-Mar de Ar Muralhas
(or similar)
Excluding: porterage, gratuities, other entrance fees, personal expenses, mini-bar, phone calls and everything else not mentioned in “inclusions”.

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