Wines from the Sandy Soils of Setúbal

On the vicinity of Sado River and Arrábida Natural Park we find the great plains of Marateca with sandy soils lacking in minerals. The landscape foreshadows the one from Alentejo and the wines from the region can fully either pair with the heavier local meat dishes or with the terrific fish and seafood from the nearby Atlantic.

You will get to see and feel:

Experience the Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and mild but rainy winters.

You will visit 2 of the best Portuguese wineries fully equipped with the most up-to-date technology, traditional cement deposits, and a wide variety of products including sparkling wine, late harvests, and Muscats.

On 10 June 2009 one of them received the rank of Commander of the Ordem do Mérito Agricola (Order of Agricultural Merit) from the President of Portugal, Aníbal Cavaco Silva.

The Castelão grape, which will be available for your tastings and comprises the majority of Palmela wines performs admirably on the dry, sandy soils, which is one of the few terroirs in Portugal where it can reach full ripeness. The variety must make up 67 percent of the wines.

Taste the best Portuguese grilled fish at lunch; we will understand why the actor Jeremy Irons said “The fish you eat here (in Portugal) is just fantastic! I would live here just because of the fish”.

In the afternoon you will visit one of the oldest wineries of Portugal, known for their Periquita and Muscat wines.

In between the 2 wineries you may have the time to drive along the dramatic, pine-brushed coastline of Parque Natural da Arrábida with its fine-grained beaches and crystal-clear blue waters,  Now it´s up to you to decide…


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.

x 2 160,00€

x 4 150,00€

x 7 140,00€

Price per person

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