5 Must Visit Wine Shops in Lisbon
written by Catherine Fisher | 31st May 2016
Your relaxing day trip to Azeitão and Palmela in the region of Setubal, will not only only take you to a lush, green corner of Portugal, but to a culinary wonderland rarely visited by tourists!
Nestled among olive and cork trees, Palmela and Azeitao are quaint little villages nestled along the Arrabida hills. Known for its red wine, olives and creamy sheep cheese, the latter prized as one of the best in the country, Azeitao also features some of the finest quintas (villas or country estates) in the region – which you’ll visit!
During your exquisite day trip, you’ll not only savor sensational seafood – such as Portuguese oysters, flavorful cheeses and ripe, juicy olives, but you’ll taste your way through some of the best Moscatel wines of the region. What better way to enjoy a wee getaway from the bustling city!
We were part of the 2016 Harvest Tour and had the experience of a lifetime! The Douro Valley is breathtakingly beautiful and our guides were wonderful. Ryan and Gabriella must have called in all of their personal favors because we met and drank wine with many winemakers, a wine shop owner and tasted ’72 port which Oscar Quevedo’s grandfather had made. Doesn’t get any more special than that!
Experience the best of the Setúbal Peninsula wine region through the eyes of a native. Setúbal boasts of many important Portuguese natural heritage sites including: the Tejo estuary, the Serra da Arrábida nature park and Troía beaches. Here, you’ll savor regional pastries, explore a quaint little towns, see lush farmlands and majestic mountains, and enjoy a delicious home-cooked Portuguese lunch at a family manor. And most importantly, you will learn about the region’s beloved Moscatel de Setúbal, a deliciously sweet yet little known fortified wine, along with other reds and whites. So pack your walking shoes, bring along your camera and prepare for a stunning day of delicious, mouthwatering adventure!
|9:30am||Meet English-speaking guide at lobby|
|Guided tour at Setúbal area|
|5:30pm||Drop-off at hotel|
Just south of Lisbon, across the Tagus River estuary, you’ll visit the extraordinary villages of Sesimbra and Azeitão, renown for...Learn More