Emblematic Wine Farms
Considered one of the best travel destinations in Europe, Lisbon is a reborn city with centuries of History, magnificent monuments, ancient and contemporary architecture, welcoming people, cosmopolitan atmosphere, delicious gastronomy and tasteful wine, and 300 sunny days a year.
This tour was designed for you, who wants to learn more about Lisbon's history, heritage and its connection with the wine. During this tour we will give you the opportunity to discover this region.
From € 1.050 (price per person on Double Occupancy)
The price is customized based on travel dates, and other custom preferences.
After airport formalities at Lisbon International Airport (LIS), you will be collected outside customs, and transferred, by a Deluxe vehicle with English speaking Chauffeur, to the Hotel.
Check-in at Avenida Palace Hotel. The Hotel Avenida Palace, located in the centre of Lisbon close to the Bairro Alto and Chiado, is a 5 star Hotel where luxury and a unique charm intersect. The hotel is an historical heritage of the city. With an exceptional location between the Pombalina down town and the Liberdade Avenue, its elegant neoclassical architecture and the luxurious sophistication of its décor with over a century of history but fully renovated, this Hotel is a landmark where tradition combines with innovation. The intimate and relaxing atmosphere, the customised and exquisite service and great concern for detail transform every stay in the Avenida Palace into an unforgettable experience.
You will have a Drive/Walking Tour in Lisbon with private driver. The city has a great diversity and cultural depth. In Lisbon's historic centre we will take you to the seductive appeal of the Chiado, a neighbourhood evoking the bourgeois tastes of 19th century Lisbon. You will visit Lisbon's Cathedral, the only building that survived the 1755 earthquake. Afterwards, we go up one of Lisbon's seven hills, in the Alfama neighbourhood you will find São Jorge Castel, where you will have the opportunity to enjoy one of the most beautiful views of the city. Then, you will discover the renovated "baixa pombalina", where you will find the ultra-luxurious Avenida da Liberdade (where shoppers will find Louis Vuitton, Prada, Gucci, Onofre. Armani, Zadig & Voltaire and Tod’s) the Rua Augusta Arch, the Santa Justa Lift and Comércio Square. After returning to your Hotel a stop at the stylish district of Chiado home to Café a Brasileira and sip on bica—Portuguese espresso—to admire the stunning brass-and-wood Art Nouveau interior, preferred haunt of intellectuals and artists (including Fernando Pessoa and Almada Negreiros) since the early nineteenth century.
Within a 8 minutes walking distance from your hotel, you will find Sommelier Lisbon Wine Restaurant. This place is more than a restaurant, it's a family of wine lovers, a place where you can relax, share ideas, have fun, be a part of great events and meet new friends. The dining area is tastefully decorated with sofas, chairs and armchairs made in Portugal, and the idea is to create an atmosphere to chill out among friends. Dinner,will be served in a bold and innovative restaurant in the center of Lisbon. The menu offers Portuguese cuisine with a few international influences, that goes well with the wine.
Drop-off at the Hotel.
End of day
Breakfast at the hotel.
The Chauffeur is waiting for you in the hotel lobby.
You will visit Quinta da Chocapalha. At Quinta da Chocapalha, all elements of the family have a role in creating the spirit of the project. The Quinta is located in Aldeia Galega, in Alenquer, demarcated region of Lisbon, mentioned since the XVI century for its excellent vineyards and wines. It belonged, from the beginnings of the century XIX, to Constantine O`Neil, who later donated it to Diogo Duff, the esteemed Scottish nobleman of King D. John VI who decorated him with the commendation of "Tower and Sword". Visit to the vineyards, new cellar, barrel room and 3 wine tasting including top range, accompanied with cheese, sausages and toastes.
After the wine experience, you will discover Quinta do Gradil. Quinta do Gradil has a strong wine tradition that has persisted for centuries. The property comprises a noble Chapel ornamented by an artistically decorated tower, a cellar and an agricultural area of 200 hectares with fruit and wine production where international award-winning wines are produced. It is thought that the Marquis of Pombal would have acquired the Quinta do Gradil in 1760, although the earliest references date back to 1492, the year of the document that D. Martinho de Noronha received from the King João II, the donation letter of the jurisdiction and rents of the Cadaval County and Quinta do Gradil. In the 90s, Luis Vieira acquires the Quinta to Sampaio de Oliveira and, since then, the modernization of the winery and existing vineyards has begun. You will enjoy Lunch with commented tasting and customised wine service. The selection of the dishes will be made in accordance with the course of the day. The experience also includes a guided tour and wine tasting.
Your last visit of the day will be at Quinta do Sanguinhal. Abel Pereira da Fonseca, an entrepreneur and farmer of Bombarral that became known for creating the wine distribution and marketing empire, initially named Abel Pereira da Fonseca & Cª, that has grown until becoming the second largest wine marketing company in Portugal, in 1982. This entrepreneur sowed the seeds of the business, but decided to withdraw from the company in 1937. His decision was due to his will to devote more time to Companhia Agrícola do Sanguinhal, which he had established in the 1920s to manage, along with his sons, the family estates in his region. You will have a private visit to the 19th century gardens and to the vineyards of Quinta do Sanguinhal, to an old distillery with 300 m2 (3.229 sq. ft.) fully recovered, where wine spirit and grape mark spirit use to be produced, to an old mill with pole presses, dated of 1871, to an ageing cellar with 36 barrels. End the tour with a seven wine tasting followed by crackers, regional cheese.
On your way back to the hotel, you will have a short stop at Belém district. We suggest you to taste the famous pastel de Belém (custard tarts) and observe the amazing icons of the Discoveries Monuments.
Drop-off at the Hotel
End of day
Breakfast at the hotel followed by Check-out.
The Chauffeur is waiting for you in the Hotel lobby.
You will visit Adega Regional de Colares. Located between Sintra mountain and the Atlantic Ocean, Colares region encloses the parishes of Colares, S. João das Lampas and S. Martinho, in Sintra district. Colares has been an Appellation Origin since 1908, being the westernmost demarcated region of continental Europe and the smallest still-wine producing region in Portugal. Understanding the importance of protecting and preserving the Colares wine culture, its unique varieties and original viticulture methods. The AR Colares philosophy rests on the imperative to ‘respect the Colares terroir’ and continue the tradition of our ancestors. We will give you the opportunity to visit the winemaking and stage facilities, with an explanation of the process, followed by wine tasting in the main cellar (Nineteenth century building) and winery shop.
Lunch will be served at Incomum Restaurant. This gastronomic space, owned by Chef Luis Santos, has to offer plenty of creative suggestions. An elegant and refined atmosphere, this all in a contemporary and relaxed welcoming space with an expert staff always ready in the art of good service and hospitality.
Continue your tour towards Sintra. You will have a Drive/Walking tour with private driver. Sintra, the Moon Hill, is a place full of magic and mystery, where Nature and Man have combined in such a perfect symbiosis that UNESCO has granted it Word Heritage Site status. Fall in love with some of the most romantic and astonishing Palaces in Portugal. The sumptuous and wonderfully atmospheric National Palace of Pena and its Gardens, which appears as a wild fantasy of domes, towers, ramparts and walkways. The Quinta da Ragaleira,this is a 19th century palace, although it looks older, boasting impressive decorations laden with Masonic references, the gardens of Seteais Palace and the Castel of the Moors, built in the nineth century.
Drop-off at Lisbon International Airport (LIS)
End of the Tour
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