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Portuguese Tiles and Wine History - Private Tour

Product ID: 123497
Azulejos are unique decorative and architectural elements and one of the most traditional elements of Portugal. During this private tour, you will be introduced to Azulejos and Portuguese wine, both part of their culture.
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Duration: 8 hours
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Spanish, English, French, Portuguese

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Pick-up at your accommodation in Lisbon
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  • Relax on a customized private tour
  • Enjoy wine tastings and learn about wine production
  • Visit a tile factory
Full description
You will be picked up at your hotel or apartment between 9:00 and 9:30 AM, as you wish. The trip starts with crossing the biggest European bridge - Vasco da Gama bridge. After a 45 minute’s drive, you will arrive at Palmela Castle. Palmela's traditional products are the Azeitão cheese and wine which won international awards. You get to taste them during a cellar visit with wine tasting.

The next stop will be Bacalhoa Palace or Adega which has an important collection of Portuguese tiles. Lunch is at your leisure upon your guide's recommendation (own expense), before continuing your sightseeing to the traditional tile factory.

You will visit a place where tiles are still manufactured and hand painted using old methods. Here, you can see all processes and the different techniques and applications of this unique piece. You will return to Lisbon crossing the 25th April Bridge.
  • Transport
  • Driver / Guide
  • Entrances
  • One wine tasting
What’s Not Included
  • Meal
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Fabulous private tour

We had a wonderful time. Our guide was a real gem: she was knowledgable about the sites, pleasant, adaptable, caring and courteous toward my whole family. Our family group ranged in age from 79 to 8 and everyone had a terrific time. It was wonderful to get out of Lisbon and explore castles elsewhere, which helped us to understand the Reconquista as it played out locally. The castle at Sesimbra was an excellent conclusion to the day and I adored the church there (with its interior covered in Baroque Portugese tile.) I also loved learning more about Portugal's artisanal traditions. We were all delighted by our visit to the tile factory. The wine tours were enjoyable. My mother loved discovering the region's Moscatel. At the winery called Quinta da Bacalhoa, people with an interest in Africa, museums, colonialism, and colonial memory will be amazed on many levels with the owner's collection of African art (and its curatorship). I strongly recommend this tour.

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23 August 2019

Very interesting and relaxing tour! We have seen a lot more than we habe expected. Lysia knows a lot about the region and she is a very good driverin. A wonderful day!!!

13 February 2018

Very interesting and fun

12 May 2018

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Product ID: 123497