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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
From US$14.42
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Cork Factory Tour
From US$14.42
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.
Reviews (249)
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Reviewed yesterday
Everything you always wanted to know about cork

We had difficulty finding it; but it was well worth the time and cost. Andrea, the guide, is very knowledgeable and will provide you with first hand information on the maginificient cork tree and all its by-products. You will learn how corks for you finest...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Michel R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
How interesting can cork be.??

We just stopped in to see if a Novacortica Cork Factory Tour was something we wanted to do - since we were driving by on our way to Tavira. (Since it was amazingly well reviewed on TripAdvisor) So without having any booking, or even checking...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JamesDeanToronto
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Now a cork connoisseur!

Enjoyed the English tour of the Novacortiça Cork Factory. Decided to attend at the last moment and the staff was very accommodating. Andrea, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable and provided great visuals during her presentation. I never knew cork was used for so many...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jetstamper
Reviewed 10 January 2019 via mobile

I went on this knowing very little about cork apart from its use as a bottle stopper. The talk was informative light hearted and very easy to follow in good clear English. I now know what the difference in different types of cork that are...More

2  Thank andrewgY8738VO
Reviewed 29 November 2018
Wonderful and informative Tour

A massive thank you to Andreia and her colleagues who make this tour so good. All of their enthusiasm and passion waiting from the moment you step inside. Very friendly and welcoming. We had not visited the cork factory before and had heard snippets of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BBreaks
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29 December 2018|
Response from OttawaHondagirl |
Do you get to walk through the cork trees on this tour ?
29 December 2018|
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Response from Silverysue | Reviewed this property |
10 miles..15 Kim’s.... not too far, but you’re probably going to need a car
5 September 2018|
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Response from TravelNow0252 | Reviewed this property |
Too far. It is in southern Portugal.