Guided tour

Cork Factory Tour

Cork Factory Tour

From US$ 15.75 per person

Enjoy this amazing experience to learn more about the national tree of Portugal and this ecological product. On this tour, visitors will discover traditional processes, how cork is selected, and all its possible applications.

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Duration 75 minutes
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit a traditional cork factory
  • Go to a cork shop to see some of the latest uses of cork in fashion accessories
  • Learn more a bout the processes involved in preparing cork
Full description
Visit a traditional cork factory and learn more about the processes involved in preparing and packing cork with your audio guide tour. Next, visit a cork shop, where you can see some of the latest uses of cork in fashion accessories made of cork fabric. Cork is the bark of the cork oak, a noble tree with very special characteristics that grows in the Mediterranean and, most particularly, in Portugal, where there are more than 720 thousand hectares of cork forests, as well as a cork industry of considerable economic importance.
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  • Transportation
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    Meeting point

    Eco-Cork Factory, Mesquita Baixa, 8150-048 São Brás de Alportel 37.140003, - 7.855236

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    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 46 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.6/5
    • Transportation
      2.2/5
    • Value for money
      4.2/5
    • Safety
      4.6/5

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    Very interesting visit to understand the process.

    We had a guide for 2 people which allowed us to ask all the questions we wanted. This visit allows you to understand the entire chain from harvest to finished product. Only downside: find the meeting point because there is no street or number. You have to go to Mosquera and to the industrial area. It would be interesting to indicate the GPS coordinates to find more quickly. Longitude: 08. 08. 42 west. latitude: 37. 08. 24 north.

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    October 18, 2019

    The guide was perfect in English. Too bad there were no employees. It looked like an abandoned factory that just had some stuff left to show. Still, we learned a lot!

    November 24, 2022

    Unfortunately no visit to the plantations.

    November 11, 2022

    Product ID: 178149