Portugal has some of the best wines in the world and you are invited to taste some of the finest of these on a gastronomic adventure in Lisbon.
The fun starts when you meet your local guide in the city center. Enjoy a tram ride to the historic district of Belém where you will see beautiful historic buildings, such as the Monastery of the Hieronymites.
After a short walk, you will find yourself in a delightful wine house, where you get the chance to sample five great Portuguese wines (including Port). Each sample, except the Port, will be accompanied by a tapas (cheese or sausage), carefully chosen to complement the particular wine.
With the Port you will be able to enjoy an amazing cake that has been selected as the 15th best thing to taste in the world by ‘The Guardian’ newspaper in the UK.
This is a private tour so you will have plenty of opportunity to talk to your guide about the places you see and the wines and foods you taste.
For your delightful Private Wine Tasting Tour – Lisbon you should make your way to Largo Camões, a square right in the heart of Lisbon, to meet your guide.
Stop for a minute to enjoy the square. In its center is a monumental statue of 16th century epic poet, Luis de Camões, standing on a pedestal with other smaller statues of classical Portuguese authors. This part of town has historically been a meeting place for artists and intellectuals.
Your guide will tell you about the history of the area and point out important buildings. You will then take the tram and head to Belém, a beautiful district where you will learn more about the famous Portuguese explorers and their adventures on the high seas.
Belém is full of historical treasures, including the 16th century Monastery of the Hieronymites. Standing at the entrance to Lisbon harbor, this is a magnificent example of Portuguese architectural genius. The nearby Tower of Belém, built to commemorate Vasco da Gama's great expedition, is a reminder of the great voyages of discovery that laid the foundations of the modern world.
In Belém, your guide will take you to a wine house for a wine tasting session. You will sample five fabulous Portuguese wines while an expert tells you about each one - their stories, secrets and flavors - in a relaxed and informal setting.
Four of the wine tastings will be accompanied by Portuguese tapas of cheese or sausage, carefully selected to match each wine. The fifth and last wine sample will be Port and with this you will enjoy a cake chosen as one of the world’s top tastes by a leading UK newspaper. The delicious cake, made from a secret 19th century recipe, is so good people will queue for a long time to buy it. But you will be able to ‘skip the line’ for this gastronomic delight!
The tour ends at Praça do Comércio and you will need to make your own arrangements for getting back to your accommodation.
01 Jan 13 - 31 Dec 13: Daily except Monday
01 Jan 14 - 31 Dec 14: Everyday
Start time: 1500h (3:00pm)
Duration: 4 hours
Untill 31 Dec 13: Please make your way to Largo Camões.
From 01 Jan 14: Please make your way to Praça do Comércio, next to the central statue, facing the arch.
The activity ends at Praça do Comércio.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.
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