Taste your way through two historic Portuguese wineries on a private tour from Lisbon to Cheleiros and Bucelas. Discover distinctive varieties and local grapes, and get a personal introduction to the wine regions of Portugal. Sample artisanal olive oil with traditional breads with plenty of time to explore two picture-perfect, rural villages and their surrounding vineyards.
Sample rare wines, including one thought to be extinct at a selection of wineries, and hear the local history along the way
- Taste the wines of Portugal's Cheleiros and Bucelas wine lands
- Learn about and taste a wine that was long thought to be extinct at the ManzWines cellar
- Discover the "Prince of Portuguese Wines" at the Quinta da Murta in Bucelas
- Sample a variety of Portuguese wines, local breads and olive oils
- Marvel at the picturesque villages and vineyards north of Lisbon
What to Expect
Following a pick-up from your hotel or the cruise ship terminal in Lisbon, drive to Cheleiros, and leave the city behind for a scenic landscape of grape vines and farm fields. Discover an old parish that dates back to the 14th century. Hear about some of the prehistoric communities and past civilizations that used to live in this village. Then, taste some of the regional wines, such as those produced by the small producer, ManzWines.
In order to restore wine activity to the region, the ManzWines family use traditional Portuguese grape varieties, such as the unique Jampal grape that produce a white wine thought to be extinct. Taste 6 different wines from regions that range from Lisbon to the Douro and Península de Setúbal, and sample local olive oils and traditional bread along the way.
Continue to the Quinta da Murta in Bucelas, to discover the “Prince of Portuguese Wine.” Savor the famous dry white wine produced from the Arinto grape, 1st introduced to the region by the Romans over 2,000 years ago. For many centuries, it was the only white wine produced in Portugal. Taste 3 different wines from this region as you hear how the Portuguese sailors of Vasco de Gama’s flagship “São Gabriel” enjoyed a great Bucelas wine following their return to Lisbon after discovering the trade routes to India.
Take advantage of this private tour to customize the experience to your interests and needs, by visiting historic sites, strolling the vineyards or just soaking up the country charm of Portugal’s rural towns. Finish the day with return transfer to your Lisbon hotel or port.
- Pick-up and drop off at a hotel or cruise port in Lisbon;
- Transportation by air-conditioned car or van;
- Wine, olive oil and traditional bread tasting;
- Entrance fees;
- Private guide;