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Lisbon, Portugal
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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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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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from $190.01
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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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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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from $100.07
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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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from $111.31
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Reviewed August 31, 2019

It was a wonderful tour. Francisco was so accommodating and made our arrangements and itinerary perfect for our group. He has a ton of knowledge of the Portuguese history and culture. We explored so many great spots in Lisbon and had a ton of fun...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank rayhassey
Francisco N, Manager at Rootfarers, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2019

Dear Ray, it was OUR pleasure touring you and your friends! We hope you had a great remaining vacations in Portugal!

Reviewed August 6, 2019

We booked at fairly last minute upon the recommendation of our host in Lisbon and we were not disappointed! Francisco gave us options to explore the Sintra area and we were pleased to find a way to not be faced with hours of long lines...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Francisco N, General Manager at Rootfarers, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2019

Thank you Gabriel! It was a pleasure touring you around Sintra!

Reviewed July 24, 2019 via mobile

We were looking for something out of the ordinary and managed to find Rootfarers through an old acquaintance. The day spent with Francisco was probably our best during our week long stay in Portugal. We witnessed truly unique and authentic things in the countryside, tasted...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed July 21, 2019

We contacted Rootfarers for a private tour and Francisco created something specifically for our needs. The entire process was seamless, from creating something that met all our group needs, to booking it, payment, etc., everything fell right into place. Francisco sent me a WhatsApp message...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Dora J
Reviewed June 23, 2019

This was one of the best vacations my wife and I ever took by far. Rootfarers was really above our expectations. We had the opportunity to stay, visit and eat in really unique places: from an 18th century palace along the Douro River to a...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank jjsd84
Reviewed May 13, 2019

Francesco our host from Rootfarers did a great job. We had two constraints. The first was that we could not walk too much and the second was that we wanted to visit places that were not very touristy. On both days, Francesco turned out to...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank D N P
Reviewed May 13, 2019 via mobile

Was looking for something to do outside of Lisbon on our last day and Francisco had great suggestions! We toured the coast seeing the spectacular views, visit to local coffee/lunch cafe and a couple of hours at Guincho Beach with a quick stop to grab...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed March 26, 2019 via mobile

It is not the first time we (my gf and I) use a tour operator. But for the first time we felt completely understood on what we were looking for. Great organization great people behind the scenes. We will do it again in October!

Date of experience: March 2019
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