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Cork Factory Tour

  • Enjoy an informative activity, accessible for all the family
  • Avoid the heat of the day with a indoor excursion
  • Learn more about cork’s harvest process and alternative uses from your professional guide
Cork Factory Tour
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Cork Factory Tour
USD 14.95
Escape the crowded beach and bustling streets of Faro with an informative tour of Nocavortiça Cork Factory. Learn about the origins of the natural material, and uncover the process that turns it from bark tissue to bottle stopper. Ideal for a family excursion, be escorted by a professional guide around the factory’s working machinery, and discover the many uses for cork beyond corkage.
What to Expect

Arrive to the main gate of the Nocavortiça Cork Factory, near São Brás de Alportel, and enter, ready to discover the fascinating world of cork.

Begin with a conference room briefing and learn about the family-run roots of the company. Then follow your guide on a tour of the factory itself, and learn about the different processes, resources, and machinery used to create the final product.

Discover the eco-friendly qualities of cork, and learn about the extraction methods used to ensure the oak and tree are not damaged, then gain insight into the corking process for the world’s best wines and Champagnes, as well as other modern uses for the sustainable material.

Conclude your family-friendly tour back at the main entrance, with new insight into the production cycle, from seed, to tree, to panel, to bottle- or otherwise.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Could cork help save our planet? Do this tour and give it a thought.

When friends recommended a visit to the cork factory, I didn't know what to expect. I didn't know much about cork. But the woman who gave the initial presentation was excellent. Although her talk was packed with information, it was concise, delivered with humour and...More

Thank Alix_Kent
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Really interesting for adults

As with a previous review.. tonight we have been checking the corks for the wine we’ve been drinking... and it’s fascinating!! Also put the cork from the fizzy one into the microwave to see it restored to its previous shape. All as a result of...More

Thank Joandgraham
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
What a corker!

Had a corking time on the factory tour. It started with a welcoming insight into the importance of cork to the Portuguese economy and the processes involved - I’ve been checking every cork from each bottle that we’ve opened since. The factory tour was tourific...More

1  Thank Matthew F
Reviewed 16 July 2018
Fascinating Cork Tour

Fantastic insight into Cork and how it is produced, processed and what can be made from it. Plus I never knew there were so many variations of wine/champagne bottle corks! Our guide was very informative, spoke excellent English and answered all questions we asked her,...More

1  Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 25 May 2018
Very interesting...

We booked this trip on Viator via TripAdvisor. It was about £22.48 for two of us. There's plenty of car parking space at the front and we received a warm welcome at reception. The tour lasted over 2 hours and was very well presented by...More

1  Thank merseyblue-1
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5 September 2018|
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Response from TravelNow0252 | Reviewed this property |
Too far. It is in southern Portugal.