You will get to see and feel:
Alentejo is a supremely romantic wine region in southern Portugal where you will find soft rolling hills covered in vineyards, cork forests, whitewashed villages and Moorish castles. The Alentejo is wonderfully unspoiled and some of Portugal’s most famous wines are made in the Alentejo; that´s perhaps why was awarded in 2014 with the title of best wine region in the world, by USA Today. From Lisbon, you will travel south/east towards the beautiful Vidigueira region and visit 2 wineries. You will get to know full bodied reds with flavours to red fruits and wild berries and smoothly acidic elegant whites with mineral notes, made out of native grapes. On Alentejo the return to traditional ways in wine is not limited to grape varieties. Talhas, the traditional Alentejo version of the wine amphora, have made a comeback.
Lunch on a typical Vidigueira Restaurant where you will have the chance of tasting the Historical wines from this region, fermented in clay amphoraes.
Wine and olive oil, the latter believed to have originated in the Middle East or Asia Minor, reached Portugal between the seventh and third century BC as part of the vigorous trade between Mediterranean nations of the time.
The olive tree (Olea europaea L) arrived and adapted perfectly to most of the Portuguese territory, in particular the Alentejo.
Olive oil is a product with a high nutritional and dietetic value, an integral part of the most demanding Alentejo gastronomy and a raw material for the pharmaceutical and beauty industries.
You are going to visit 1 producer of olive oil know his manufacturing methods and learn about the differences in taste and how to pair it with food.
Talhas, indigeneous grape varieties, varied terroirs, simple and delicious cuisine, good olive oil, all set in a landscape of vines and cork oaks, and olive trees are an open invitation for you to come and try the pure Alentejo.
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.