Alentejo Full-Day Tour with Wine Tasting from Lisbon
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- Sample Alentejo wines in a unique wine cellar
- Visit the historic city of Évora
- Enjoy a regional lunch in a traditional restaurant of the Alentejo
- Admire views as far as Spain over the Alentejo plains
- Go to the oldest village of the Alentejo
- Explore the wine lands of the Alentejo
Once in the Alentejo region, you’ll head towards Évora, the Capital of Alto Alentejo (one of the Portuguese Regions) and classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage site since 1986. The natural beauty of this region combines with the monumental richness of this town-museum. Many ancient cultures passed through here, but it was the Romans who transformed Évora into an imperial town during the 2nd Century, leaving many signs of their stay of which the Roman temple, known as ‘Templo de Diana’, is the most impressive. You’ll have lunch in a traditional regional restaurant, which will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of the day.
The Alentejo private tour continues towards Reguengos de Monsaraz where you will visit a unique wine cellar and taste local wines. This wine cellar has the distinction of fusing the most advanced technology with the methodology used by the Romans, 2000 years ago. You will find 114 clay amphoras, where this centuries-old and uncommon fermentation method happens. You will also visit the traditional wine cellar, located underground, where the amphoras and the vats for treading grapes are. Here you will also be able to see the modern wine cellar equipped with stainless steel tanks and the best technology for white and red wine fermentation. The wine tasting will take place in this cellar.
Then, head towards S. Pedro do Corval, widely known for its handmade pottery. With about 35 pottery factories São Pedro do Corval is known as the Capital of Pottery (it’s the Portuguese largest pottery centre). This is a calm, pleasant village where you’ll have the opportunity to see several megalithic monuments.
The day tour goes on towards Monsaraz, a medieval village, in the heart of the Alentejo region and the oldest in the area. Monsaraz has evidence of human occupation since pre-historic times and was originally a hill fort. In the 12th Century Monsaraz was conquered from the Moors. For centuries, Monsaraz Castle had a crucial role guarding the Guadiana river, and thus the border with Spain. It is surrounded by astonishing landscape and its splendour can be appreciated from the top of the Castle. From here you can gaze out over the village with its slate roofs, and beyond over the plains as far as the Spanish border.
After this amazing day you will return to Lisbon, this time crossing the Tagus River by the 17.3km long ‘Vasco da Gama’ Bridge, which offers a different and interesting view of the beautiful city of Lisbon.
- Wine tasting in the wine cellars of ‘António José de Almeida’.
- Visit to a pottery with the opportunity to experience the hand-crafting of traditional piece.
- Free Wifi and bottled water
- Exclusive and specialized guide
- Personalized transport in a luxury Mercedes vehicle, in safe and comfortable conditions.
- Entrance tickets and fees
Pick-up from any location (hotel, boat etc.) in the Lisbon Metropolitan area
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