2 sweethearts: Shiitake Mushrooms and Wine

For hundreds of years, Shiitake mushrooms have been a popular food source in Asia. They’re the second most popular and the third most widely cultivated edible mushroom in the world mainly because of their helath boosting properties and very earthy meaty flavor. Join us on an adventure that will show you how they are produced and complement it with distinctive Portuguese food friendly wines that may remind you the Shiitake mushrooms on the flavor…

You will get to see and feel:

After a beautiful ride through the countryside on your luxury vehicle we will arrive to a farm where the famous Shiitake Mushrooms are produced.  You will be first welcomed by the owner and then taken on a guided tour where you will get to know how these mushrooms are produced. You will also do a hands-on inoculation workshop and harvesting experience. At the end and always with the producer, you will do a tasting of these delicious organic mushrooms.

After this out of the box experience we will take you to a regional restaurant where you will taste the wonders of the Portuguese regional cuisine and realize that the Portuguese gastronomy is as varied as its landscape.

After this beautiful meal you will embark on a journey across the Portuguese wines: we will visit one beautiful winery on Tejo region where you will taste the beautiful wines of the region. The estate is located in a region of unique natural beauty extended in the south bank of the river Tagus. Its history dates back to the 12th century when the king of Portugal surrendered these lands to the Order of Santiago de Espada. The estate is dedicated to wine, olive oil and it has a beautiful stud farm. You will not only taste their wines but you will also visit the chapel the stud farm and the winery and guess what; you will also do a horse cart visit to the countryside.

 

On your way back to Lisbon and to end up in beauty we will take you one of the most important viewpoints in the Ribatejo region, being located in the city of Santarém. From here, you can see the ancient 12th century walls of the castle, the plains of Ribatejo´s marshs, where the vineyards are predominant, with the flowing waters of Tejo River and behind it all, the beautiful city of Almeirim. A vision not to be forgotten; that we can assure you…

 

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, Visit to a winery and wine and food tastings, 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.

x 2 150€

x 4 140€

x 6 130€

Price per person

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