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Portugal 8-day guided gourmet Food Tour
Lisbon and Porto are magnificent and overwhelming cities, with timeless magic - great places to visit any time of the year. Walking through the streets, tasting the abundant produce brings to life the culinary traditions of the Portuguese kitchen. This week you will explore the food, culture and cuisine of Portugal.
Excellent cooking classes in unique settings, all run by accomplished chefs, you will learn the Portuguese way and can take home these new traditions.
- The cooking lesson is in the rural hotel Casas da Li. The hotel's owner is Lígia Santos, the first winner of Masterchef Portugal;
- Airport taxes, security and fuel;
- Drinks and meals not specified;
- Entrances other than mentioned;
- Tourist tax in Lisbon: 1 euro per person / per night up to a maximum of 7 euros;
- Telephone and personal expenses
Minimum of 2 x guests; Maximum of 10 guests
Traditional Portuguese food is not suitable for vegetarians and vegans
Slow Tours offers a number of other Food Tours in Europe
Today at a pre-arranged time, a tour representative will meet you at Lisbon airport to assist and transfer you to your hotel. There are no activities planned for this day. Overnight in Lisbon.
Lisbon – Sintra – Lisbon
Sintra is 30 km from Lisbon offers a foretaste of Paradise. The soft climate ensures a freshness permanent existence of luxuriant vegetation make Sintra a deeply romantic and mysterious place. Stand out from the Town Palace, the Pena Palace (Ticket entrance included). Visit Piriquita for the pastry of the famous queijada (included: one cake and one coffee).
See the 16th-century Jeronimos Monastery (UNESCO)
the Monument to the Discoveries, honoring intrepid Portuguese explorers and their patrons
and the impressive Belem Tower (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’. Visit the castle of S. George (Ticket entrance included), considered the most emblematic monument of Lisbon, the Castle of S. George is a relevant witness of odd moments in the history of Lisbon and Portugal. Conquered from the Moors by the first king of Portugal D. Afonso Henriques. Lunch and dinner are not included. Duration: 1 day. Overnight in Lisbon. Overnight in Lisbon.
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 whitewashed houses. Don’t forget to sample the 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. Lunch and dinner are not included. Overnight in Porto.
Elected Best European Destination 2012 by the European citizens, Porto, is history, architecture, culture, gastronomy, trade, encounters and discoveries all rolled into one. Walking tours in Porto include visits to the city’s historical centre of world heritage and fabulous monuments of Porto. You'll 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. Brief presentation of the olive oil sector in Portugal with technical proof of three Portuguese olive oils. In the afternoon a Port Wine tasting. Lunch and dinner are not included. Overnight in Porto.
Arcos de Valdevez
Free time in Porto. Lunch is not included. After lunch, transfer to Arcos de Valdevez (the rural village). Today we will visit the countryside. After a few days visiting the most tourist cities, we will visit the real Portugal without mass tourism. Therefore, the landscape will be different.
Dinner in the rural hotel, you can help the chef Vasco to prepare the dinner (cooking class). This rural hotel promotes Slow Food in Portugal. Do you know what that is?
Slow Food encourages to use the local products and cook the traditional dishes. It was founded by Carlo Petrini in Italy in 1986 and has since spread worldwide. That is an alternative to fast food. The goals are the promotion of local small businesses and it is against the globalization of agricultural products. Duration: 1/2 day. Overnight in Arcos de Valdevez (countryside)..
Arcos de Valdevez
Picnic basket for lunch in the middle of nature. Visit the vineyard and learn more about Vinho Verde. Dinner in the rural hotel, you can help the chef Vasco to prepare the dinner (cooking class). Duration: 1 day. Overnight in Arcos de Valdevez (countryside)..
Arcos de Valdevez – Braga
Broa de Milho Workshop (bread cooking class). Lunch in the rural hotel (Slow Food). Free time in Braga. Dinner is not included. Overnight in Braga.
End of the program. We can arrange to transfer you from Port to 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
Tours marked with are special prices.
|Start||End||Max. No. Guests||Accommodation||Price p.p.|
|Oct 16 2019||Oct 23 2019||10||Single rooms||1,999€|
|Oct 31 2019||Nov 07 2019||10||Single rooms||1,999€|
|Dec 12 2019||Dec 19 2019||10||Single rooms||1,999€|
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