Lisbon to Dão
After checking out, join your guide this morning and set out towards Dão. Along the way you will have the opportunity to visit the UNESCO town of Tomar and enjoy at tasting in the Ribatejo wine region.
Start the day with a private visit and tasting at a wine estate such as Quinta de São Sebastião in the Ribatejo wine region. Here you’ll have the chance to learn about the estate’s history, and embark on a trip through time to appreciate the architecture of the 18th century building. Visit the chapel, the cellar, the vineyard, discover the mine and the horseriding ring. Following the visit, sample some of winemaker Antonio Parente’s four ranges, Grande Escolha, Reserva, Vinho Branco and Mina Velha.
Departing the estate, you’ll stop for a traditional lunch at a nearby tapas restaurant.
After lunch, continue with your guide to the UNESCO town of Tomar. Enjoy a privately guided visit of the town and its Convent of Christ, the headquarters of the Order of the Temple (Templar Knights) in Portugal. A magnificent ensemble of 12th to 16th century-architecture and art, it is the main monument of the city and one of the most important in Portugal.
Tomar has even more to charm its visitors. From the freshness of the park in the margins of the Nabão River to the historic jewish quarter and the gothic church of Santa Maria do Olival and the evocation of Henry, the Navigator and his influence in the historical feats that were the Discoveries. History and art reach the churches and spread along the green landscape that surrounds Tomar.
At the end of the afternoon, your guide will bring you to your accommodation in the Dão.
Dão is a wine region located in central Portugal, known for its elegant and complex red and white wines made from traditional grape varieties. The region is characterized by granite hills, valleys, and forests, creating a unique microclimate that is ideal for wine production. Wine tourism in Dão has been growing in recent years, with visitors drawn to the picturesque landscapes, quaint villages, and authentic wineries that offer a glimpse into the traditional winemaking techniques of the region.