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Novacortica Cork Factory Tour

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Contact for availability. Discover the story and witness the processes of one of the most characteristic industries in Portugal. You will never look at cork the same way. CLOSED from 27.July.2017 to 20.August.2017.
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| Parque Industrial da Barracha, Apartado 39, Sao Bras de Alportel 8150-017, Portugal
+351 289 840 150
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Surprised that there were about 40 on our visit. Started with 20 minute talk which was very useful regarding corks, trees and process. Guided tour was very interesting. Why can people follow instructions though instead of wandering off? Then we went to see the trees....More

Thank David C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We rang on the day to see if the tour was available in English, and luckily they were able to fit the 2 of us in. Informative one hour talk. We learned lots of interesting fact about cork, from planting, then harvesting, processing and then...More

Thank Silverysue
Reviewed 1 week ago

A birthday outing for my husband. What a joy it was. The factory is hidden away in the hills behind Olhao/Moncarapacho. The talk was very good and informative with lots of pieces of cork in different stages handed round to all of us. No idea...More

Thank Sailing-Kate
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

When cruising through the Algarve you need to find out more about their biggest natural resource «  CORK »! Visiting this factory learns you all about this wonderfull product. Explained in detail, the cork has no more secrets to me and we start appreciating our well...More

1  Thank Yves G
Reviewed 2 September 2018

The tour was very interesting. Our guide explained the materials, the factory and the working steps very understandeble.The booking works in very short time, from one day to the other. Very good.

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Reviewed 30 August 2018

A fascinating, well planned and beautifully translated visit. . There was no pressure to buy, but we did buy a lovely bag. When back in this country (Scotland) one of the straps failed and the factory ensured appropriate replacement with courtesy and efficiency. We would...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2018

Due to our guide being informative and also amusing, it was a very enjoyable visit. We also followed up with a brief visit to look at the cork trees. This was also very interesting.

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Thank J H
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Booked as a 90-minute event, the tour begins with almost an hour's lecture/talk on cork, its origins, its uses and its availability in Portugal and elsewhere. The presenter was very good, and even though an hour seems like a long time, she was very informative...More

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Thank Rick C
Reviewed 29 August 2018

An excellent and very comprehensive tour. Very interesting. Would not recommend for very young children. School age OK.

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Thank Cricket92
Reviewed 29 August 2018

The tour was very educational and informative. Everything you ever wanted to know about cork! Will never look at a wine bottle cork the same way again. Since this is one of the world's largest cork producing areas you shouldn't miss learning about this product....More

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Alan D
13 March 2018|
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Response from lizy228 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. We did just turn up when we went last November, and asked if there were any spare places on the tour, which there were, so we booked and paid, and went over the road for a coffee until the start time, but having said... More
Nikos N
3 April 2017|
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Response from CorkFactoryTour | Property representative |
Hello, can you please write na email for turismo@novacortica.pt?