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Rootfarers was born in 2018 with the mission of showing travelers what Portugal is really about. We do that by providing immersive tours filled with genuine experiences that will show you the authentic side of Portugal. With Rootfarers you will witness truly remarkable events, meet extraordinary people, taste heavenly products and get familiar with our rich history.
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Origins of Portuguese cuisine in Alentejo - PRIVATE

Get in touch with Portuguese gastronomy from A to Z . This means getting familiar with the history of the place, the people behind the product, the origin of the dish, its confection and ultimately tasting a rich cuisine.
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9 hours
from $189.82
Gastronomy, Crafts & Religion in Évora district - From Lisbon

We will make a tour through Alentejo’s dry, golden plains and its traditional whitewashed villages. Get in touch with its charismatic people, its rich crafts and taste some of the best cuisine Portugal has to offer in Évora district.

One cannot leave Portugal without experiencing its rich and diverse countryside. It’s amazing how a country so small as Portugal can boast many different cultures depending on its region. In this tour, you will travel to the district of Alentejo, a place where the landscapes, the nature and the bucolic life invite you to relax and enjoy a moment of calm and tranquility.
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9 hours
from $156.13
Gastronomy & Heritage from Lisbon


In order to build up our appetite, we'll begin the day with a bit of culture & history in Mafra, just 30min from Lisbon: We’ll visit one of the most iconic portuguese royal palaces. It’s a place of magic where one massive building houses a convent, a palace, a basilica and one of the most beautiful libraries in the world!

After that, we’ll visit the fishing village of Ericeira, where we'll show you the local fishing spot and the local fish market in order to buy a fresh fish for lunch. We know you might be hungry but don't worry! We will provide you with some local delicacies

After this brief visit, we will head towards an old family owned vineyard where we will go on a wine tour... The culmination of the day will take place shortly at the same place, lunch with a fresh fish grilled to perfection (meat and vegetarian options available)… Lunch will take place on the outside and facing the vineyards!
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8 hours
from $245.99
Lisbon historical stores

The itinerary was designed to show you Lisbon city center, its historical stores, the stories, the products, the architecture and ultimately the people that stand their grown and still run the business like in the old days. This is the ideal excuse to shop and know the city and the same time!

You will navigate through the city’s hustle & bustle and its historic district while visiting some of its most iconic historical stores.

Rest assured, you will have the opportunity to visit some of the most iconic landmarks and atraction along the way.

Meeting point at 9am in Praça Luis de Camões
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7 hours
from $99.97
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve done many trips as tourists and this was by far the best because 1) we went to places that tourists rarely go like a 15th century monastery where your guide unlocks with the keys he gets from lady keeper that lives next door 2)...More

Thank Borianche
Francisco N, Owner at Rootfarers, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Boriana, it was a pleasure guiding you during your stay in Portugal. I'm really happy that your family enjoyed the time spent with me. We really try to provide the most authentic and immersive experience in Portugal to our clients... I feel this was...More

Reviewed December 16, 2019 via mobile

Excellent tour and a great guide. The Vila of Brotas with the small but beautifil Church, the “olaria” crafts were, both, though very diferent, great moments. We had a very satisfactoy, pantagruelic gastronomy experience in Arraiolos, an Old village whose historic centre we visited. It...More

Date of experience: December 2019
Thank João N
Reviewed December 16, 2019 via mobile

What a very pleasant and interesting day, I had! The countryside beutiful. I liked everything I saw! The tiny old village of BROTAS associated to an interesting old tale. Gorgeous. The visit to QUINTA DA RAVASQUEIRA, museum, winehouse and the delicious wines we tasted. ARRAIOLOS,...More

Date of experience: December 2019
Thank Janinha1951
Reviewed December 11, 2019

Francisco showed us some spots that even if we passed hundreds of times we could not noticed. He motivated the team and give his personal touch with humor regarding the portuguese history.

Date of experience: December 2019
Thank Mafisol
Reviewed December 4, 2019

We were picked up from the cruise ship and got out of town to visit Quinta da Lagoalva winery and horse farm. Wine tasting with cheese and sausage was awesome. It is a working farm, horse breeding, training and winery that has been in the...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed November 19, 2019 via mobile

This was such a fantastic excursion outside of the city and away from the masses. Francisco takes you on an adventure into Alentejo to explore quaint towns, historical churches, charming locals, and dramatic landscapes. This is worth the time and the money!

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank toomannyfaces
Francisco N, Manager at Rootfarers, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2019

Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed, I did my best to provide you with a different experience. The whole concept of the tour is to get out of the city and relax in Alentejo, I believe we achieved that !!

Reviewed November 13, 2019 via mobile

Our full day tour of Sintra and the surrounding area was outstanding Francisco Neto is a knowledgeable courteous guide with an extensive and wide knowledge . He also has great passion and enthusiasm for his country Portugal which adds a special dimension to the experience...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank ColinS210
Reviewed October 29, 2019 via mobile

This private tour was the relaxing change of pace our family needed at the end of our week long trip to Lisbon. Francisco has put together a great mix of history, food, and wine that we definitely would have never been able to put together...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank AllChad
Francisco N, Manager at Rootfarers, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2019

I thank YOU! Your family was great! It's not every day that we find such interested and easygoing people!

Reviewed September 22, 2019

We really can't say enough good things about our tour- picked up precisely on time at our doorstep; transport in a new, very clean and well-appointed van. Francisco provided a very informative but relaxed palace tour and was happy to answer all the questions we...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Francisco N, General Manager at Rootfarers, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2019

Dear David, It was OUR PLEASURE spending the day with your group! It was a fun day also for our team, as we managed to spend the day with very interesting and interested people. You were very interested throughout the day thus making our job...More

Reviewed September 6, 2019

Thanks Francis me and my colleagues had a fantastic countryside Alentejo tour which was very enjoyable and informative about the local wine makers and their history in the region. Mr. Francisc was sharp on time to pick us up from our hotel in his new...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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