What To Expect
Meet your guide in Belém district for a one hour and a half Renault 4L Tour of Belém.
Pass by the Palácio de Belém, the official residence of the Portuguese president before stopping at Pasteis de Belém, the bakery where the famous traditional pastries are created.
Then, you will go to Mosteiro dos Jerónimos monastery, a perfect symbol of Portuguese manueline architecture.
Discover the Torre de Belém, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a fortified tower bordered by the sea, which dates back to the 12th century.
After that, visit Padrão dos Descobrimentos, a monument located on the banks of the River Tagus built in the 20th century and Igreja da Memória, classified as a National Monument, which is one of the religious treasures of Belem.
After the tour, taste 5 delicious Port wines in a charming wine shop of Belém.
We'll start our vertical wine tasting with a White Port Wine. White Ports differ from each other's in sweetness and ageing period. The youngest Ports are normally drunk in the beginning of meals. The oldest ones have longest ageing periods and intense flavors and should be drunk at dessert. According to sweetness level white Port has four categories: Extra Seco, Seco, Doce and Lagrima.
Our second wine will be a Ruby whose colour is the same as the precious stone of the same name. This happens because the ageing process has little or no oxidation, usually up to three years in wooden barrels. It is a young, full bodied wine rich in fruity aromas.
Try the Tawny Port wine obtained from blends of, usually, 3 year-old wines aged in wine seasoned casks. This way, they don't present the characteritsics of oak ageing. During the ageing process several rackings are performed in order to force oxidation and endow the wine with a golden colour.
LBV or Late Bottled Vintage Port is a good quality Port wine with good ageing potential. It has a harvest date - you will learn from your oenologist is bottled between the 31st July of the fourth year and the 31st December of the sixth year after harvest and it is usually obtained from a blend of wines from that harvest. Its ageing takes place in large vats, oak tuns or stainless steel tanks in order for the oxidative evolution to be extremely slow.
The last wine will be a 10 year old Port. It is a tawny obtained from a blend of wines from several harvests in order to join different organoleptic characteristics such as colour, aroma and flavour. The ageing period in wood is variable and the age on the wine's label corresponds to the average age of the different wines used in the blend, a mixture of two or more grape varieties.
Delight yourself with traditional Pasteis de Nata.
Professional tour guide
Small-group tour of 4 people maximum
Tasting of 5 Port wines including White, Ruby, Tawny, 10 years old Tawny & LBV
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Optional activity cost
A minimum of 2 persons per booking is required
The cars can accommodate up to 4 people, plus the driver.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
11 days / 10 nights