Taste southern Portugal’s best wines, and tour the region with a private guide. With this stress-free package, enjoy round-trip transportation to up to three wineries. Meet the winemakers, sample the blends, and tour the vineyards. Stop for lunch in a fishing village, and feast on the included meal at a family-owned restaurant.
There were ups and downs with the tour.
The car arrived late and despite marketed as a private tour, there were others in the van and not just our group 6 persons.
Our guide Joao was a pleasant man, knowledgable but not very informative if one did not put questions to him. Great driver though.
There should have been included three vineyards of which one was cancelled. The first one, Bacalhoa, had a museum part with sculptures, ceramic tiles and an amazing collection of art deco and art noveau furnitures and objects. Fortunately we had had Bacalhoa's better wines in restaurants because at the tasting they just served 3 wines from the cheap end. The second vineyard, Jose Maria de Fonseca was interesting with a good guide, but with many groups at the same time and with the same comment about the the wines.
The luch restaurant was in Sesimbra perfectly situated at the sea shore.
Conclusion: If you are interested in wines, this is not the trip for you. If you are interested in old Potuguese ceramic tiles and furniture, Bacalhoa is definitely worth a visit.