The Best Wine Tours near Lisbon


 

Wine tours and Lisbon go hand in hand, so when you’re in the Portuguese capital be sure to set aside some time for the best vino Iberia has to offer!

These are some wine tours near and dear to the city center. Some require nothing more than a trip on the metro, while others offer a full blown day trip experience for the more adventurous group. 

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Inside Lisbon Tours near Lisbon

Starting at: €55 per person

As far as wine tours in Lisbon go, there aren’t many that I would recommend over self-guiding a tour to a local wine farm or cellar where tastings are on offer to the general public. 

That said, Inside Lisbon Tours are worth a mention, as they offer four different wine tour packages that are all worthy of an afternoon in the city — in my opinion!

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Their specialty is what they call ‘The Lisbon food and wine walk’, offering an indulgent 3 hour experience to a group of 12 individuals maximum. I particularly love that the famous Portuguese “green wine” is included in this tour, as not many others bother to throw it in! 

This is a great way to get a sense of the history of the city center, the vendors who keep the economy thriving, and the locals who built these neighborhoods and the culture that they hold. Yes, this particular wine tour is done on foot — so wear comfy shoes and be ready to sweat!

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
OPENING HOURS: Daily
ADDRESS: Campo Pequeno 48 6D, 1000-081 Lisboa, Portugal
METRO STATION: Campo Pequeno

Lisbon Winery in Lisbon

Starting at: €65 per person

Bairro Alto is a hub for food and beverage consumption in Lisbon, and thus wine tasting experiences are also common around these streets. There are a number of wine tasting places close to the Lisbon Winery that aren’t as expensive as this one, but this is the best place for those interested in Port wines specifically.

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The knowledge and passion of the winemakers at Lisbon Winery are unparalleled. You’re tasting experience will include a number of Port wines from the north, paired strategically with cheese, meat and bread plates as appetizers.

The winery is an ancient building in the Bairro Alto district, most of the action takes place in the underground cellars.

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PRACTICAL INFORMATION
OPENING HOURS: TUESDAY TO SATURDAY – 3PM TO 10PM
ADDRESS: R. DA BARROCA 13, 1200-047 LISBOA, PORTUGAL
METRO STATION: ROSSIO-LISBOA

Bacalhôa Vinhos de Portugal near Lisbon 

Starting at: €40 per person

The grounds of the Bacalhôa Vinhos are interesting because they hold a wine farm, a palace and a museum all at once.

The farm is accessed by taking the Pont de 25 Abril bridge across the Tagus River, into the deep south of Lisbon. It’s a Renaissance wine estate; a place of natural beauty and endless charm.

Bacalhôa Vinhos de Portugal – by Bacalhôa Vinhos de Portugal – Sourced from their website

The estate was formally property of the royals back in the 15th century. To properly experience al that Bacalhôa Vinhos has to offer, you’ll be taken on a lengthy guided tour of all the different components of the estate. The art museum is an unexpected yet welcome addition to an already fascinating tour.

The tour of the Bacalhôa Vinhos ends with a wine tasting experience on the farm.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
OPENING HOURS: MONDAY TO SUNDAY – 10AM TO 1PM // 2PM TO 6:30PM
ADDRESS: ESTRADA NACIONAL 10, 2925-901 AZEITÃO, PORTUGAL

Wine Bar do Castelo in Lisbon

Starting at: €35 per person

If you’ve had a day of cultural experiences in Lisbon, such as touring of historic landmarks or a free guided walking tour within the city center, then a sit down wine tasting experience in a casual environment is a great way to close out.

Wine Bar do Castelo lies just slightly north of Bairro Alto. It’s a very laid back little wine bar that offers patrons the option of wine tasting with one of their trained staff, or simply kicking back and drinking & eating to one’s hearts content.

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If you opt to wine taste, you’ll be taken on a passionate journey of Portuguese wines for roughly two hours, with a lot of snacking and conversation in between.

The bar has over 150 different Portuguese wines on offer at any given time. You’ll simply described your personal palette preference to your server who will curate a tasting menu from there. The food menu is a compilation of tapas dishes.

Here you are charged per wine, and it is up to to you how much or how little you spend during the experience.

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PRACTICAL INFORMATION
OPENING HOURS: TUESDAY TO SATURDAY – 6PM TO 1AM
ADDRESS: R. BARTOLOMEU DE GUSMÃO 11, 1100-509 LISBOA, PORTUGAL
METRO STATION: ROSSIO-LISBOA