Relax and enjoy the Gourment delights of the Portuguese Capital

Lisbon is one of the most romantic and enchanting cities in Europe, and a “must do” for food and wine lovers. The city is full of stunning Moorish tilework, medieval cobblestoned streets leading up to a majestic castle, 18th century palaces (much of Lisbon was rebuilt in the 18th century after the devastating earthquake), San Francisco-like cable cars climbing up the hilly streets, and some superb wine bars and restaurants. Lisbon’s neighborhoods are fascinating and quite varied, from the Arabic Alfama quarter, to the jazzy & hip Bairro Alto, to the contemporary, gentrified As Docas area on the waterfront. We have created this superb tour in Lisbon for wine lovers seeking luxury, and you can look forward to a range of gourmet experiences including Michelin starred dining in Lisbon; a VIP winery tour at the artsy Quinta da Bacalhôa in Azeitão; tasting port wines in Sintra; exploring Lisbon with your own private art guide and lunching in aristocratic Cascais, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. If you would like to spend a few days in Lisbon, taking in the best of the city, staying in a luxurious palace hotel, and enjoying some fabulous food and wine, then contact us for more information about this tour.

Lisbon Food and Wine Tour Highlights:

  • VIP Wine Tasting in Lisbon
  • Port Wine Tasting in Sintra
  • Winery tour in Azeitão
  • Gourmet Dining
  • Luxurious Chauffeured Mercedes

Below is a suggested Itinerary for your private Lisbon Food and Wine Tour

  1. Lisbon

    Gourmet Dining & Tour of Lisbon

    Charming Lisbon
    Charming Lisbon
    • 5* Luxury Hotel
    • Gourmet Lunch with wine pairings
    • Privately Chauffeured Mercedes

    Upon your arrival at Lisbon’s international airport, your friendly driver guide will be waiting for you in the arrivals lounge. Transfer to your palatial hotel in the refined Lapa area, one of Lisbon’s most sophisticated neighborhoods. Drop off your luggage, check in and freshen up. Your driver will then take you into Lisbon for a magnificent welcome lunch at A Travessa, one of our favorite restaurants in Lisbon. In the romantic courtyard of the converted Convento das Berardos monastery, decorated with fresh flowers and luxurious tableware, you’ll enjoy a tasting menu lunch with various dishes paired with high end Portuguese wines. The dishes are innovative Portuguese/Belgian dishes (the elegant proprietress is Belgian). You will try many dishes such as their flagship seared monkfish- that melts in your mouth. Taste wines from prestigious estate like Quinta do Crasto in the Douro and Rothschild´s Quinta do Carmo in the Alentejo.

    After a stunning lunch, you will be ready to stretch your legs, and your own private art guide will meet you at the restaurant and take you on a fascinating walking tour. You will see the authentic Alfama quarter with its Baroque Igreja de Santa Engrácia (which took nearly 300 years to build!), the Moorish Saint George Castle (renamed this after the Moors were conquered) and take in the impressive views beyond the river to the sea from the top. In the early evening, your driver will take you back to your hotel. The evening is yours to enjoy Lisbon as you wish. Why not try a port at the Solar do Vinho do Porto? This is Lisbon’s 18th-century Port Wine Center, and one of our favorite wine bars located in a historic mansion where you can taste hundreds of ports by the glass. We recommend the absolutely gorgeous Valle Flor for a classy and formal dinner or the quaint Tasquinha d´Adelaide for wonderful down home cooking.

  2. Lisbon- Azeitão- Cascais- Lisbon

    Wine Tour to Top Estate

    Beautiful gardens of Quinta da Bacalhôa
    Beautiful gardens of Quinta da Bacalhôa
    • 5* Luxury Hotel, Lisbon
    • Full Breakfast, Gourmet Tasting Lunch with wine pairings
    • Privately Chauffeured Mercedes

    Enjoy a later start today, perhaps taking in a spa treatment or a swim at your luxury hotel. Around mid-morning, your driver will collect you and you will head south to Azeitão, on the coastal Setúbal Peninsula near the Arrábida Mountain and national park, where you will be visiting the famed Quinta da Bacalhôa estate. This beautiful wine estate is owned by one of Portugal’s wealthiest men, Joe Berardo, who is a major art lover and patron. This becomes apparent when you visit the property, and you will have a VIP visit today. Tour the estate, with its lush vineyards and 16th century renaissance gardens. Visit their “Azulejo” room, with the largest collection of antique Portuguese tilework in the country. Carry on to the wine cellars and Japanese garden and conclude your visit with a tasting of their best wines such as the zippy Caterina (oak aged Chardonnay blended with the native Fernão Pires grape) and Palácio da Bacalhôa (Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot).

    Following a marvelous morning in the wine country, you will drive to Cascais where lunch awaits in a villa overlooking the sea. The cooking here is creative, ultra light and Mediterranean and you will taste a range of delicious dishes paired with a rich white wine from the Alentejo. Explore Cascais after lunch, taking in a walk on the beach or a visit to some of its small and quaint museums or gourmet shopping experience. In the late afternoon, return to Lisbon and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. For an excellent, formal dinner you could dine at your own hotel or at the Four Seasons fantastic “Varanda”, and for something easy and light, head to the Bairro Alto’s small mom and pop restaurants for “Petiscos” (like Spanish tapas, small portions of rustic dishes).

  3. Lisbon - Sintra - Lisbon

    Port Wines & Sintra

    Pena Palace, Sintra
    Pena Palace, Sintra
    • 5* Luxury Hotel, Lisbon
    • Full Breakfast, Port wine tasting and cheese pairings- Gourmet farewell dinner with wine pairings
    • Privately Chauffeured Mercedes

    Today is a sightseeing day in Sintra, with a wonderful port wine tasting included. Around mid-morning at your preferred time, you will drive northwest about half an hour to the dreamy, fairytale-esque town of Sintra. This wealthy and manicured historic town has been the home to Portuguese aristocrats, European nobility and eccentric foreigners for centuries, and its villas and palaces peek out of the lush trees that rise majestically out of the Serra de Sintra. The Ancient Romans used Sintra as a strategic inland base from the coast, and the Moors who followed years later used Sintra as a royal resort. Today we can still admire the Moorish castle, and the breathtaking tilework “Azuelos” which is a legacy they left. You will begin your day with a visit to the extraordinary Palácio da Pena, a castle like no other anywhere in Portugal. Built in 1840 under Ferdinand of Saxe Coburg- Gotha’s patronage, the palace melds Neo Gothic, Manueline and Bavarian architectural influences into one whimsical Never Never Land. You will explore the wild rooms, incredible views, crazy turrets and faux medieval kitsch with an entertaining art guide.

    A wonderful Port Wine Masterclass is next, with a sublime tasting of six port wines paired with delicious Portuguese cheeses. Your host is charismatic and passionate about port and you will taste wines such as Cockburn´s Quinta dos Canais, Taylor’s LBV, Quinta da Pacheca’s 10 year old Tawny Port, Graham’s Six Grapes Reserva and Ramos Pinto’s Quinta de Ervamoira Vintage. Taste tantalizing cheeses like Queijo da Serra da Estrela (the most famous of all of Portugal’s cheeses and extremely expensive), Terrincho from Trás-Os-Montes, Pico from the Azores islands and Serpa from the Alentejo.

    In the early afternoon, you will have free time to go for a heartier bite to eat (if you wish) in Sintra, go shopping (there are fantastic gourmet and ceramics shops here), or sit in a charming square over a glass of “Vinho”. Return to Lisbon and your driver will drop you off at the hotel. Freshen up and get dressed up, as tonight you have an unforgettable dinner! Your farewell dinner is at the super chic Pragma Fausto Airoldi, in Lisbon’s Casino. This is one of Portugal’s celebrity chefs, and you will indulge in his tasting menu paired with specially selected wines.

  4. Lisbon

    Depart Lisbon

    Cheers, and how to see you soon!
    Cheers, and hope to see you again soon!
    • None
    • Full breakfast
    • Privately Chauffeured Mercedes

    This morning at your preferred time, your driver will take you to the airport for your outbound flight. And this concludes your fabulous short city break in Lisbon. We look forward to seeing you again!

More information

If you would like us to customize an exclusive, luxury tour for you, get in touch with us and let us know your travel plans. We offer luxury food and wine tours for private groups of minimum 2 guests. All of our private, chauffeured tours are available year round upon request.

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Cellar Tours Private Luxury Food & Wine Tours

Cellar Tours

Cellar Tours is a Luxury Travel Specialist, operating since 2003 and offering exclusive Mercedes chauffeured Gourmet Vacations in Chile, France, Italy, Ireland, Portugal, South Africa, and Spain. We specialize in luxurious custom designed vacations, events and incentives related to food and wine. We are proud members of Slow Food, UNAV (Travel Agency Association in Spain), and the IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals).

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