Since ancient times, honey has been used as both a food and a medicine. It's very high in beneficial plant compounds and offers several health benefits. Come on this glamorous journey and discover how the bees live and work, taste treats done with different kinds of honey and combine it with the visit to one of the most peculiar wine regions in the world, where implausible wines are still being produced. End your fascinating day with the visit to the beautiful royal refugee of Cascais.
You will get to see and feel:
This farm adventure starts with a visit to a family´s farmhouse. With the help of a 4th generation beekeeper who started to visit the apiaries when she was 7 years old, you will get to know more about how bees live, work and make honey. This is a hands-on experience where you will put on a bee suit and take a close look at the hives. You’ll hold a frame of bees and identify workers and drones and try to find the Queen bee. Being in touch with these fantastic and laborious animals you will realize and learn about the importance of the bees for the planet.
This beautiful morning wouldn´t be complete without a lunch and this in particular will be made on the farm with ingredients grown fresh in the organic garden; at the end you will be delighted with the tasting of different kinds of honey.
For the afternoon you will visit the wine region of Colares and visit a winery to taste it´s fantastic salty and soft tannin wines. Colares is a traditionally prestigious wine region situated on the Atlantic coast. It is famous as much for its sandy, phylloxera-free soils and ungrafted vines as the robust, tannic red wine it produces from the area’s Ramisco grape.
Then and after driving along the picturesque coastline we will pass and visit Cascais; once a royal beach resort where the European monarchies used to enjoy their Summer months and today an elegant fusion of charming illustrious heritage and buzzing holiday atmosphere. Enjoy this beautiful and peculiar day and return to Lisbon with the sensation of fulness…
This itinerary includes:
Transportation on luxury Mercedes sedan or Minivan from and to the meeting point, Vist to a Honey Farm and light lunch there, Driver//History Heritage guide/Wine and Spirits Education Trust certified guide, Visit to a winery and wine tasting, Lunch on a winery, 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 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.