Ride in horse carriage
A journey to an exclusive, enchanting past.
We designed this tour so it could encompass the greatest amount of exclusive experiences in one day. You will visit some of the most emblematic wineries in Lisbon, taste the finest wines and learn about wine production from the best in the industry.
That's not all, though. You will have a delightful trip in a horse-ridden carriage through the village of Óbidos, a walled town full of picture-perfect features such as cobblestone streets and many, exquisite churches.
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€450 (price per person)
Day 1: Premium Tour in Lisbon
Pick-up in Lisbon by a deluxe vehicle with English speaking Chauffeur.
You will enjoy the finest experiences available in the Wine Region.
You will discover Quinta da Chocapalha. One of the best-kept secrets in Portugal today, Chocapalha has been at the forefront of the Portuguese revolution in wine making. The Winery is located in the surroundings of Aldeia Galega and it spreads over the sunny hills of Alenquer, a Delimited Region in the northwest of Lisboa. Its historical and excellent vineyards are known since the 16th century and have belonged to Diogo Duff, a brave Scottish man who received the "Tower and Sword" insignia, given by King João VI. Alice and Paulo Tavares da Silva bought the estate in the 1980s and made significant investments in its 45ha of vineyard. The introduction of new cultivation methods has allowed the family to consolidate the quality and reputation of their wines. The well-known Sandra Tavares da Silva, their daughter, is in charge of the Oenology Department. Visit to the vineyards, new cellar, barrel room and 3 wine tasting including tops range, accompanied with cheese, sausages and toasties.
Then, you will find Quinta do Gradil. 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. Arriving at Quinta do Gradil you will know some of the stories of the Marquis and will observe the magnificent landscape of vineyards that surrounds us, then we will taste 5 of the finest wines harmonized by 5 gastronomic moments prepared by the Chef. Then, we drive to Vila das Gaeiras, where we will visit the private botanical collection of Casa das Gaeiras. A singular set with some rare botanical species in Portugal and in the World, at the end of the visit we will taste the wines Casa das Gaeiras, mainly the Vinhas Velhas, made from the caste Vital a rare and autochthonous variety of the region of Lisbon. Casa das Gaeiras wine is one of the historical wines of the Lisbon region.
After the experience, we drive to the medieval village of Óbidos. The mediaeval village is one of the most picturesque and well preserved in Portugal, prospered after being chosen by the royal family, King Dinis offered it to his wife, Queen Isabel in the 13th century, you will find a well preserved castle within the walls, and a maze of streets and white houses. You will feel like you are in a fairytale while having a ride in a horse carriage that will take you back in time. A magnificent day between Palaces, Wineries and medieval villages finishing with a classic toast of Óbidos ginjinha.
Drop-off in Lisbon
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"Thank you so much for organising all of this. Óbidos and the wineries are amazing. Great wine by the way. Many thanks, Emily."
"Our wine tour was very nice. Nelson was a very conscientious driver and very patient. The wineries we visited were also very accommodating and the lunch with wine pairings was amazing! I would highly recommend this experience for other travelers!"
"The people at Chocapalha are like a family. The driver Ricardo was knowledgeable in each subject. Terrific ride in a horse carriage. Congrats Wine Tourism!"
"We had an AMAZING tour! Everything was perfect! our driver was awesome and VERY knowledgeable! I will highly recommend this to friends traveling to Portugal. Thanks!"
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