Portugal Food Tour

  • Destination:
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Price: $4,500

Lisbon and Porto have a timeless magic and make great places to visit any time of the year – more tours added for 2018

Walking through the streets, tasting their abundance brings to life the culinary traditions of the Portuguese kitchen.

This week you will explore the food, culture and cuisine. Thorough cooking classes in unique settings, all run by accomplished chefs, you will bring these traditions homes.
Highlight Portugal Food at: • Lisbon • Belém Tower • Jerónimo’s Monastery • Sintra • Óbidos • Porto • Braga • Arcos de Valdevez.

Travel in a small group (other dates below) or independently in groups of 2 or more.

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Portugal Food Tour

Portugal is a food and wine paradise. One of the oldest countries in the world, the Portuguese are also the original foodies. Food and wine have been an integral part of Portuguese culture for centuries. Excellent seafood and cured meats (sausages and ham), delicious bread and pastries and a deep understanding of flavours put Portugal at the top of the gastronomy ladder. Come and enjoy,

The Portugal Food Tour itinerary for 7 days/8 nights.     Interested?

Day 1

Welcome to Portugal. Our representative will transfer you from the Lisbon Airport to your hotel. Free time for the remainder of the day.

Overnight in Lisbon.

Day 2

Lisbon – Sintra  – Lisbon

See the 16th-century Jeronimo’s Monastery (UNESCO); the Monument to the Discoveries, honoring intrepid Portuguese explorers and their patrons, and the impressive Belem Tower (UNESCO) –  (Tickets are not included). Visit an old patisserie that has managed to hold on to the secret recipe of Portugal’s finest pastry for over 100 years and enjoy a demonstration and tasting of the famous ‘pastéis de Belem’.

Its unique narrow streets, lined with whitewashed chapels and white houses edged in blue, are the perfect place for thoughtful wandering. Continue to the town of Sintra, a UNESCO site and the favorite summer residence of Portuguese kings for six centuries. Peruse specialty shops filled with Portuguese handicrafts and perhaps you will get a bargain!

Overnight in Lisbon.

Day 3

Lisbon – Óbidos – Fátima– Porto

Your day on Portugal’s “Silver Coast” begins in the medieval walled town of Óbidos village – surrounded by medieval walls and by its whitewashed houses. Don’t forget to drink Ginja. It is a Portuguese liqueur made by infusing ginja berries, and it’s the second most popular alcoholic drink in Portugal after the Port wine. This tour also features the imposing sanctuary of Fátima, a centre of Catholic faith and destination for pilgrims from across the world.

Overnight in Porto.

Day 4

Porto

Porto was elected the Best European Destination 2012 by the European citizens. It is rich in history, architecture, culture, gastronomy, trade, encounters and discoveries. Visit Torre dos Clérigos, Livraria Lello e Irmão, Avenida dos Aliados, Estação de S. Bento, Ponte Luís I, Sé Catedral, Bairro da Sé and Ribeira. See a brief presentation of the olive oil sector in Portugal with technical proof of three Portuguese olive oils.

Overnight in Porto.

Day 5

Arcos de Valdevez

Free time in Porto. After the lunch, transfer to Arcos de Valdevez (rural village). Dinner in the rural hotel. Lunch is not included.

Overnight in Arcos de Valdevez.

Day 6

Arcos de Valdevez

Cooking Workshop. Picnic basket for lunch in the middle of nature. Visit farm wines and wine tasting. Dinner in the hotel.

Overnight in Arcos de Valdevez.

Day 7

Arcos de Valdevez – Braga

Broa de Milho Workshop (bread cooking class). Lunch in the rural hotel (Slow Food). Free time in Braga. Dinner are not included.

Overnight in Braga.

Day 8

Our representative will transfer you to Oporto Airport for your next flight.

End of the program.

Portugal Food Tour Accommodation (or similar)

Lisbon Olissoppo Marques 2 nights
Porto Exe Almanda Porto 2 nights
Arcos de Valdevez Casas da Li 2 nights
Braga Hotel Mercure Braga 1 night

Single Room Supplement is $1200

Notes:
Minimum number: 2 persons
Maximum number: 10 persons
Transfer Porto – Lisbon on request.
Please note that while we operate successful trips in this region throughout the year, some changes may occur in our itineraries due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route;
Departure: January to December;
Validity: 2018. Please ask special rates for National Holidays (25-April, 10-June, 12-June, 24-June, 29-June, 15-August, and 08-December), Carnival, Easter, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

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Planned Departure Dates
17-November-2017 to 25-November-2017
11-January-2018 to 18-January-2018
01-February-2018 to 08-February-2018
08-March-2018 to 15-March-2018
12-April-2018 to 19-April-2018
28-June-2018 to 05-July-2018
02-August-2018 to 09-August-2018
23-August-2018 to 30-August-2018
01-November-2018 to 08-November-2018
Other departure dates on request

Inclusions
Transfers: Airport – Hotel – Airport
7 nights in a twin room (3/4 star)
Breakfast is included every morning, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners;
Architecture, reflecting Portugal’s trade over the centuries (Ticket entrance included)
Lisbon: Saint George Castel (Ticket entrance included)
Lisbon: Enjoy a demonstration and tasting of the famous ‘pastéis de Belém’ (one cake and one drink are included);
The cooking lesson is in the rural hotel Casas da Li. The hotel’s owner is Lígia Santos, the first winner Masterchef in Portugal
Sintra: Palácio da Pena (Ticket entrance included)
Brief presentation of the olive oil sector in Portugal. Technical proof of three Portuguese olive oils
Wine tasting and cooking class
Tasting of Portuguese products like cheese, ham, sausage, cod fish, sardine, etc,
City tour in Lisbon, Sintra, Porto, Braga and Óbidos;
Transfer and Guide throughout the tour.

Exclusions
Flight (we can assist)
Airport taxes, security and fuel
Travel insurance (we can assist)
Drinks and meals not specified and entrances other than mentioned
Telephone and personal expenses.

Tourist tax in Lisbon. From 1 January 2017, you will pay 1 euro per person / per night up to a maximum of 7 euros;

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