Hidden Portugal: Wine Tasting and Horseback Riding in the Countryside

Escape Traditional Tourist Areas

8-Hour Tour

Hotel Pick-up

The perfect city escape for those tired of chasing tourist trails, our Hidden Portugal Tour takes you to places only locals know in order to give you a taste of real Portuguese life. You can’t leave Lisbon without delving into the heart of our beautiful country.

Why You’ll Love This Tour:

Get a taste of local life and get to the heart of Portugal

Escape the tourist trails

Cross the second longest bridge in Europe

Sample fine Portuguese wines

Ride a horse through the Portuguese countryside (best for first-time riders)

Visit a local farm and estate and hold a meerkat (if you wish)

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Trip details

Trip details
Price

Adult €80, Child (6-11) €50


Departure time

8:30am – 9:00am (exact pick-up time will be arranged via email)


Meeting point

Pickup and drop-off from centrally located Lisbon hotels/accommodations


Availability

Tues-Sat, year-round


Duration

8 hours


Group size

Max 8, Min 2


Min age

6
*Small children can ride with parents or on a pony.


Included
  • Pick-up & drop-off
  • Informative driver/guide
  • Free WiFi
  • Wine tasting
  • Horseback riding
  • Legal insurance in accordance with Portuguese law

Not included
  • Lunch

What to bring

Comfortable shoes and a light jacket, as the weather can change


About the guide

You will be accompanied by a driver/guide with impeccable knowledge of the region. All small group tours are available in English. If you would like your tour in another language, please contact us about a private tour.

Overview of your tour

After hotel pick-up in the morning, we’ll cruise over the Tagus River and the second-longest bridge in Europe, the Vasco da Gama Bridge, to start our day with a wine tasting in the Ribatejo region. Here we’ll visit a traditional winemaker to tour the estate, learn from the passionate owners, and sample fine Portuguese varieties. With our taste buds piqued, we’ll make our way along the river to the beautiful region of Vila Franca de Xira for a traditional Portuguese lunch (at your own cost). The afternoon is then ours to spend at a private country estate just outside of Lisbon, where we’ll meet a local family and spend some time on their farm. Try a different form of transportation as we ride through the estate on horseback! With a range of interesting animals, from goats, donkeys, a meerkat (who loves to cuddle), and even a tarantula and python. You can get as close as you like! We’ll then return you to your hotel/apartment at 5:00pm.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is my pickup location?

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If hotel or apartment pickup is offered for your tour, then your pickup location should be at your accommodation. If we are unable to access/stop in your street with the van, we will arrange a convenient meeting point. We only provide pick-ups in central Lisbon hotels or short-term rentals.

Can children come on the tour?

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Children over the age of 6 are more than welcome on the tour! Depending on their age/size, children can ride on a pony or with an adult.

Do you allow solo travelers?

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Yes! All of our tours require a minimum of 2 people to run; however, we welcome reservations from solo travelers (no need to purchase two tickets!). If there are fewer than two people booked on a tour, we will reschedule the tour for another day or offer you a different tour.

Have more questions? Check out our FAQ page!

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