After this first "royal" experience of the day, we'll continue into the even deeper countryside. Nestled in rolling green hills between the breathtakingly beautiful Atlantic coastline and the vibrant cultural life of Lisbon, we will finally reach our winery: the Quinta de Santana. Dating back to the 17th century, this beautiful estate was given by King Carlos I to one of his mistresses (for whom he also built a private theatre). Much later, the property was acquired by Baron von Furstenberg, whose daughter married an English man, and it's this couple (or their winemaker) that will invite you to discover the wonderful world of the Quinta de Santana. After an explanation about the property, you will be taken into the realm of the wine production and the vineyards on a private visit. During the wine tasting that will follow in the old wine cellar, you will have the opportunity to finally appreciate all of the tradition and time that have been put in to the winemaking.
Be sure to let yourself slide back in time so that you might be able to relive a slice of the history that surrounds you as you explore the gloriously genuine Portuguese countryside. Pure magic. And amazing wine. All in one day.
Departures: 08:00 AM, 02:30 PM, 09:00 AM,
Meeting instructions: Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.
Special instructions: - If a licensed guide is not important to your experience, please refer to our list of tours to book this tour with an English speaking driver.
- Entrance fees and wine tasting fees are not included in the price of this tour. The Mafra Palace entrance fee is €6 and the fee for the wine tasting may be from €35-€43.
- Mafra National Palace is closed on Tuesdays.