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We were to start a tour 10 a.m. No one was around other than the workers in the factory. I called them and left a message. We finally left around 10:20 walking back towards town, as we had taken a taxi here. We finally received...More
Booked via TripAdvisor but they had forgotten to check their e-mail for the last 3 work days, were surprised by my arrival, and didn't run the tour. Word of advice: don't rely on the e-mail confirmation, you have to call them to have any chance...More
Probably one of the most enthusiastic guides we have every had. The tour of the cork factory was really interesting, showing the types of cork and how it is prepared for different uses. We then visited the trees to see how the cork is harvested...More
A most impressive experience i have had in long time. The guides and the landscape made my time most pleasurable. If you have the time, please try one of this tours, cork, carob, olive or clay.
Thank you Sofia Carrusca and Patricia!!
We met up with our guide Sofia at the Sao Bras Costume Museum, where the tour starts. After an interesting intro to the history of cork since Roman times, we went out to see the factory and how the cork is selected and processed.