Rural Alentejo

Rural Alentejo

€320 per couple

Discover rural living and support local communities in Central Alentejo on this one day private tour. Visit a prestigious local winery for a guided tour and wine tasting session. Discover a nearby historical village, known for its crafts and tapestries. Taste delicious regional food, at…

Discover rural living and support local communities in Central Alentejo on this one day private tour. Visit a prestigious local winery for a guided tour and wine tasting session. Discover a nearby historical village, known for its crafts and tapestries. Taste delicious regional food, at a traditional Portuguese ´tasca.´ Visit a family-owned olive grove with guided tour and olive oil tasting session and end the day at a local, family-owned cork factory. A compelling tour for those wishing to experience authentic, rural Portugal and support local businesses.
 
Stay Safe

Classic Portugal is a certified and licensed Turismo de Portugal agency with the Clean and Safe seal. Your health is our priority. We have set protocols in place to monitor and protect from Covid19:

– All guides vaccinated
– Guides required to regularly wash hands
– Face masks required for guides
– Regular temperature checks for guides
– Hand sanitiser and face masks available to travellers
– Transportation vehicle regularly sanitised
– Social distancing kept throughout tour
– Tour schedule adapted to visit monuments at quieter times where possible
 
Pricing & Availability

  • Destination
  • Departure
    We pick you up from your accommodation within the Lisbon area.
  • Departure Time
    Please be ready by 8:45 AM for a prompt departure at 9:00 AM.
  • Return Time
    Approximately 18:00 PM.
  • Dress Code
    Casual, comfortable. Please remember to bring a hat and sunscreen.
  • Included
    Cold drinks available for your journey
    Face masks and hand sanitiser for your use
    Guide who speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese
    Hotel pick up and drop off
    Private transportation - only your group will travel
  • Not Included
    Any meals
    Entry tickets
1
Pick up
We pick you up from your accommodation within the Lisbon area.
2
Local winery
A visit to this winery is much more than a visit to a winery, it's a journey through time and history. Here you will enjoy a specialised guided tour of the private horse carriage museum, the vineyards, the winery and a cellar wine tasting of 5 wines.
3
Arraiolos
Set in the beautiful Alentejo countryside our first stop is the historical village of Arraiolos. Known for its Portuguese craftsmanship, here you will see many handmade tapestry rugs and ceramics. Learn about the art of rug making and catch a glimpse of local craftswomen working by hand.
4
Lunch at local, Portuguese tasca
A ´tasca´ is a small Portuguese eatery, normally run by a local family. Here you will find typical regional dishes and it´s way cheaper than eating in the city. You can eat big and drink even bigger in most tasca´s for less than €15.
5
Local family-owned organic olive grove
Next you will head to a local, organic olive grove originally planted by the owners grandfather. The olive used is of the Galega variety native from Portugal from olive trees aged between 70 and 2000 years old. Enjoy a guided tour and olive oil tasting. Perfect those who appreciate tranquility and nature.
6
Local family-owned cork factory
To end the day you will visit a large, working cork factory. Here you will enjoy a specialised guided tour. You will learn much about cork including how the cork is harvested from the tree trunk and expertly crafted into many items. There is also a great shop with a large variety of cork items should you wish to take home a memento.
7
Drop off
We drop you off at your accommodation within the Lisbon area.