The great pastures that abound in this area have a very special feature: the raising of horses and bulls. Utterly typical of Ribatejo, this practice is deeply rooted in rural life and marks part of local culture. Thus, some of these landowners are horse breeders and produce olive oil, cork, legumes. The variety of soils that exists here allows this kind of production and when visiting the wineries this is often the background scenario that will be offered to you.
You will get to see and feel:
The floodplains from Ribatejo known as Lezirias” are the location of choice for the creation of the Lusitano horse and the wild bull. Together with the knights they are the main stars of the bullfight in Portugal. This is also where our Campinos (local version of the cowboys) protect and forward the cattle for greener pastures.
The terrain is flat and made of sandy loam.
The 3 vineyards that we are going to visit benefit of a modern leading system, inspired in the best New World. The cellars combine a great versatility of ecological options with a great concern in terms of effectiveness and efficiency.
Regional lunch on Almeirim or Alpiarça, you may try the national famous ‘Sopa da Pedra’.
This itinerary includes:
Transportation on luxury Mercedes sedan or Minivan from and to the meeting point, Driver/History Heritage guide/Wine and Spirits Education Trust certified guide, Visits to wineries and wine and food tastings, Monument entrances, City Tours, Personal accident insurance, Taxes.
On the 2 days itineraries, the transfer from Lisbon to the airport is free of charge. On the 3 days itineraries, the transfer from the airport to Lisbon and from Lisbon to the airport is free of charge (applicable conditions for groups between 2 and 7 people and only for the transfers to and from the airport).
This itinerary DOESN’T include:
Private Tours, Meals and Other personal expenses.
Terms and Conditions
Many of The Best Portugal animation activities are conducted on open air. Thus, while always be mindful of weather conditions. We have to bear in mind that sometimes unpredictable weather phenomena do occur during a tour. In such cases The Best Portugal won´t be held responsible for that and those reasons will never be considered as reasonable for any refund.
Tours will leave according to times stated on itineraries and will not wait for “latecomers”. We accept no responsibility for passengers failing to be at designated pick up points at designated times, no refund is provided for passengers failing to meet our tour at designated times.
We reserve the right to alter any part of the itinerary due to the fact that they are subject to supplier availability at the time of booking. Should it be necessary to alter an itinerary, a supplier of equal value and quality shall be chosen. The client shall be notified in writing of any changes made to an itinerary.
We reserve the right to use alternate vehicles and operators.
Tour arrangements are intended for persons of reasonably good health and without physical disabilities which would create a hazard either for the passenger or other passengers. The Best Portugal, reserves the right to decline to accept or retain any person as a tour participant should such person’s health or mental condition impede the operation of the tour.
Smoking is not permitted on our vehicles or inside winery buildings.
We accept no responsibility for lost or stolen property.