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


Adult €90, Child (6-11) €50

Departure time


Meeting point

At the square Praça da Figueira in front of the statue


Tuesday – Friday, year-round


8 hours

Group size

Limited to 8 people
Mandatory to wear a face mask in the vehicles and indoors
Face masks and hand sanitizer provided


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

Weight limit for the horseback riding: 90kg.


  • 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 meeting at the square Praça da Figueira 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

The meeting point for this tour is at Praça da Figueira, right in front of the statue. SEE ON GOOGLE MAPS.

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

es, of course! Our group tours are a great way to meet like-minded travelers. All of our shared 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 tour, we will reschedule the tour for another day or offer you a different tour.

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