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Cheleiros and Bucelas Wine Tasting Tour from Lisbon

Activity provider: TakingUThere

Cheleiros and Bucelas Wine Tasting Tour from Lisbon

Activity provider: TakingUThere

From US$ 187.82 per group up to 2

Taste the wines of Portugal on a 7-hour tasting tour of Cheleiros and Bucelas, and discover small wine cellars north of Lisbon. Sample rare wines, including one thought to be extinct at a selection of wineries, and hear the local history along the way

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese, German
Pickup included
Pickup from your hotel or the cruise ship terminal in Lisbon
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  • Taste the wines of Portugal's Cheleiros and Bucelas wine lands
  • Discover the "Prince of Portuguese Wines" at the Quinta da Murta in Bucelas
  • Visit 2 different wine cellars to sample a variety of Portuguese wines
  • Sample local breads and olive oils
  • Hear stories about Vasco de Gama and the trade routes from India
  • Learn about a wine that was long thought to be extinct
  • Marvel at the picturesque villages and vineyards north of Lisbon
Full description
Explore the wine lands north of Lisbon on a full-day tasting tour, and sample local wines along with olive oils and traditional bread. Following a pick-up from your hotel or the cruise ship terminal in Lisbon, transfer to Cheleiros, and discover an old parish that dates back to 1304. Hear about some of the prehistoric communities and past civilizations, such as the Romans, that used to live in the village. Then, taste some of the regional wines, such as those produced by the small producer, ManzWines. In order to restore wine activity to the region, the ManzWines family use traditional Portuguese grape varieties, such as the unique Jampal grapes that produce a white wine thought to be extinct. Taste 6 different wines from regions that range from Lisbon to the Douro and Península de Setúbal, and sample local olive oils and traditional bread along the way. Then, go to Quinta da Murta in Bucelas to discover the “Prince of Portuguese Wine.” Savor the famous dry white wine produced from the Arinto grape, 1st introduced to the region by the Romans over 2,000 years ago. For many centuries, it was the only white wine produced in Portugal. Taste 3 different wines from this region as you hear how the Portuguese sailors of Vasco de Gama’s flagship “São Gabriel” enjoyed a great Bucelas wine following their return to Lisbon after discovering the trade routes to India. Along the way, marvel at the picturesque villages, and learn the history of the region.
  • Pick-up and drop off at your hotel or the cruise ship terminal in Lisbon
  • Transportation by air-conditioned car or van
  • Entrance fees
  • Wine, olive oil, and traditional bread tastings
  • Private guide
  • Lunch
  • Any other item or service not mentioned in "what's included"
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • Please wear comfortable shoes, and bring sunscreen and a camera
  • Please note that if you are on a shore excursion from the cruise port, the tour times are flexible
Customer reviews

Overall rating

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based on 5 reviews

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This is the BEST wine tour you can take! We learned snout wine making, tasted the wines we learned about, and the whole experience was full of great conversation. Of everything we did on our trip, this tour was the best experience overall. If you want authentic Portugal, this tour is it!!

December 1, 2021

Perfect day!

We learnt lots about wine and the local area from Rod - nothing was too much trouble and we received so much more than we expected - thank you!

March 10, 2017

Traveling with Paulo was a pleasure and a learning experience.

Paulo drove us around and told us about each vineyard, church and restaurant that we visited. The time flew by and we were treated to a really great experience.

November 2, 2016

Product ID: 60257