You will get to see and feel:
On the north side of the Southern Europe’s Gulf Stream the vineyards are placed right between the cold and strong winds of the Atlantic coast and the heat of Portugal inland. At night, the land is naturally irrigated by the mist and early morning fog and during the day it receives warmth from sunny afternoons.
The Portuguese in this region are masters at blending several native grape varieties producing delicious wines with premium blends. Winemakers from all over the world dream of Lisboa’s blending expertise and many fly all the way here to taste and experience it. You will have the priviledge of visiting 2 wineries of this fantastic and unique region.
During your 2 glamorous visits you will discover two amazing wine producers from the region, taste their wines, discover the traditional grapes used and taste the delicacies from the area.
The gastronomy of the West Region is varied and rich as you will verify at your lunch. The sea maks the local cuisin and harmonizes the seasoning of dishes with the freshness of its fruits.
Dating back to the foundation of the kingdom, the wisdom of the Alcobaça monks, created the tradition of conventual sweets. The conventual sweets and liqueurs helped to discover many of the tasty secrets that have survived through centuries, after they were hidden in the kitchens of convents and monasteries for many years. Therefore, seat back and enjoy your meal, with tranquility.
On this visit we can, according to your personal tastes visit 1 or 2 of the most important museums of the city that are devoted to the local artists (most known is José Malhoa and Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro) and to ceramics, sculpture and painting.
Then if you want something more active you can visit a factory of ceramic allowing you to become acquainted with the whole process of the creation of a ceramic object, whilst accompanied by a specialized guide at all times.
It is also possible to opt for a more stimulating experience: why not a painting Workshop, where you can decorate your own ceramic object?
To add another and more intimate option we can also visit a studio of an artists and see closely how they manufacture their pieces of art, hear their comments and observe the beauty of the objects already finished. Also you may try to manufacture a piece of pottery and exercise your artistic side. Not why but why not? Another memory that will endure when your return home.
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.