Bairrada Wines and Coimbra:
the University City
Bairrada is a DOC of the Beiras region in the central northern area of Portugal. It is known for producing rich, long ageing wines made from Baga or Rufete grapes, as well as some of the best portuguese sparkling wines.
Coimbra was known as “the city of knowledge” during Roman times and this appellation is still current today, as it is the home to one of the oldest, active universities in Europe.
Start your Adventure
After a comfortable journey, enjoying a huge array of landscapes, you will arrive at Bairrada Wine Region, and visit one winery, its vineyards, get to know the cellar, and taste their wines! Being close to the sea, the climate has a strong atlantic influence, with mild and rainy winters and a hot but slightly windy summer, making this region’s terroir very renowned for the production of sparkling wines.
After this visit, you will have the chance to taste a Portuguese delicacy: “Roasted Piglet from Bairrada” for lunch. This dish has roots in the Roman civilization, and still today maintains high popularity as a gastronomic delicacy. Moreover, it was recently considered to be one of the 7 Wonders of Portuguese Gastronomy, in the category “Meat”.
By the afternoon: finally Coimbra. Your walking tour begins in the University Library and Coimbra’s 12th-century cathedral. This walk will take you through the historic center, with buildings dating back as far as 957. In the Monastery of Santa Cruz you can see the tombs of the 1st and 2nd Portuguese Kings and along the way, you can often find Fado sittings, performed to perfection by university students!
This itinerary includes:
Join us on this tour and discover the surprising Bairrada wines and Coimbra, the city of knowledge!