Alcácer do Sal, Carrasqueira and Comporta - Go deep into the exciting history of Alcácer do Sal, visit beautiful tiny villages in Western Alentejo and finish your day with a Wine Tasting in the glamorous Herdade da Comporta
On this tour, you will leave // Troia // Setúbal // Lisbon // Évora // to visit the inner part of the Costa Alentejana, which is located less than forty-five minutes away. After the ride to the 3000-year-old Town of Alcácer do Sal our adventure will begin. Unknown by many foreigners and Portuguese Travelers, the ancient Town was occupied by Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs and Christians and it was still used as the headquarters by the Great Masters of the powerful religious Order of St. James.
On top of the hill, the remarkable Moorish castle preserves the medieval atmosphere of the brave soldiers that once defended the entrance in the River Sado, as well as astonishing views over the Town, the Rice Fields and the Salt Pans (once the origin of the white Gold and symbol of richness). The Church of St. James and the Sanctuary of Sr. dos Mártires are another Highlights that will leave you speechless.
After the city walk, we will stop in the famous Cais Palafítico da Carrasqueira for a photo stop and to the village center to see the traditional thatched houses, and to have some free time to lunch in one of the many local fish restaurants (meal not included).
After lunch, the tour will continue along the Portuguese countryside until you'll reach the Herdade da Comporta where the art of winemaking awaits you. This region is also known for its quality wines. We will participate in a wine tasting, while listening to the histories and stories of local wine producers. After the visit to the Wine Cellars you'll have some free time to stroll in the center of Comporta, considered the Hamptons of Europe. Today's Comporta is a mixture of a traditional fisherman village with luxurious resorts, villas and fancy shops. After, you will return to the Hotel.
Meeting Point: in the Hotel Lobby or Apartment in Troia, Setúbal, Lisbon or Évora (Need to Book in advance)
Duration 8 hours
Prices Upon Request
* All Tours are available in English, Portuguese, Spanish, German and Italian
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Contact | Filipe Alves
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