Located just an hour away from Lisbon in the Setúbal region is the charming village of Azeitão. It is nestled among olive and cork trees at the foot of the Arrábida Hills. The village is well known for red wine, olives and its prized creamy sheep cheese, which is considered one of the best in the country. The area is also home to some of the finest quintas (villas or country estates) in the region.
Explore this beautiful region and learn more about its wines on either a 5 or 7 hour private tour. Your guide/driver will pick you up at your hotel, show you around the region and take you to one of the area’s wine cellars.
The visit will include a tour of the lovely country estate, where you will learn about the wine production process, and wine tastings so you can sample some of Portugal’s best table wines. The private tour can be customized to meet your specific interests. There will be time during the day to stop for lunch.
7 Hour Tour with Wine Cellar Visit:
Your tour can include the following stops/visits:
- Drive south from Lisbon and explore the beautiful landscapes of the Costa Azul (Blue Coast) and Arrabida Mountains
- Stop in the charming village of Azeitão
- Visit the S. Simao decorative tile factory to learn about how traditional Portuguese tiles are handmade
- Choose from a visit to either the wine cellar of José Maria da Fonseca, a family business that is the oldest producer of table wine and Setúbal Moscatel in Portugal, or Bacalhôa Vinhos, a family controlled business that was founded in the 1920’s and is one of the most innovative wine makers in Portugal. A tour of the estate and a wine tasting will be included in the visit.
- Stop for lunch in the charming fishing village of Sesimbra, with its wide sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, and a 12th C. hilltop castle.
2020 Prices and other info:
Tour price for 1-3 People in a Sedan
- US $370 – Daily (start time from 9:00am to 9:30am)
Tour price for 4-7 People in a Minivan
- US $540 – Daily (start time from 9:00am to 9:30am)
- Price includes a tour with a licensed guide/driver with transportation for 7 hours
- Price does not include meals, wine tasting or entrance fees (if any), which are extra
- Vehicles are insured, as required by Portuguese law
- Common languages available: English, Spanish, French, Italian and German
- Gratuities are not included and are at the discretion of the client
- Prices are subject to change
Note: A 5 hour private tour with a wine cellar visit is also available. For more information, click here.
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