Southern Portugal wine tour
Day 1: Wednesday 6th September
Arrival, Welcome Lunch and Setúbal
Meet at Lisbon airport at 10.40 (to coincide with the British Airways flight from London – see Travel tab). Transfer by coach to the town of Setúbal for an early welcome group lunch at a restaurant overlooking the ocean – with a few wines! Early afternoon visit a historic producer for a tour of their castle and wine museum followed by a tasting. Continue to the town of Evora and check in at the 5-star Hotel M’AR de AR Aqueduto, our base for the next 4 nights This evening is free to explore the town and its fine restaurants.
Day 2: Thursday 7th September
Today head south of Evora for visits at two prestigious wineries. At the first a tour of their olive mill to sample their oil (Alentejo is a notable olive oil producer) and a wine tasting, and then… lunch in their restaurant which has 1 Michelin star! This afternoon visit a 2nd producer near the town of Vidigueira. Late afternoon head back to Evora. Free evening.
Day 3: Friday 8th September
Today head north of Evora to a traditional winery for a tour and tasting. Continue to the historic town of Estremoz for lunch at a gastronomic restaurant who also have a wine bar and delicatessen. After lunch visit the famous tile museum which belongs to a winery. So there will be a tasting too. Some free time to wander in this fascinating town. Late afternoon return to Evora. Free evening
Day 4: Saturday 9th September
Evora Sites, A Novel Winery with Dinner
Today there will be plenty of time to explore Evora. This morning a walking tour with a private guide to see the main highlights and learn about the history of this remarkable walled city. Free lunchtime and afternoon for further exploration. Late afternoon board our tour bus and drive a few kilometres west to a winery with a difference! Visit their vine nursery and grafting facility, see their art gallery and chapel, and enjoy dinner in their restaurant with a selection of wines. Late evening return to Evora.
Day 5: Sunday 10th September
More Setúbal and Farewell
After breakfast, check-out and drive back towards Setúbal. This morning visit a family producer and taste a range of wines including luscious Moscatel dessert wines. For our final winery continue to a historic estate for lunch in their restaurant and a wine tasting. Mid-afternoon drive to Lisbon airport to arrive by 4.45 in time for the British Airways flight to London Heathrow.
END OF TOUR
Please note that some winery visits are subject to confirmation and we may need to change the order of the itinerary.