Portuguese Cuisine: 7-Night Small Group Tour from Lisbon

Food, Wine & Nightlife, Lisbon airport to Porto airport

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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 flavors put Portugal at the top of the gastronomy ladder.
Day 1: Lisbon Airport Transfer you to your hotel. Overnight in Lisbon. Day 2: Lisbon – Sintra – Lisbon Sintra is 30 km from Lisbon offers a foretaste of Paradise. The soft climate ensures a freshness permanent existence of a luxuriant vegetation make Sintra a deeply romantic and mysterious place. Stand out from the Town Palace, the Pena Palace. Visit Piriquita the pastry of the famous queijada. See the 16th-century Jeronimo’s Monastery; 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. Jorge 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 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 center of Catholic faith and destination for pilgrims from across the world. Lunch and dinner are not included. Overnight in Porto. Day 4: Porto Elected Best European Destination 2012 by the European citizens, Porto, is history, architecture, culture, gastronomy, trade, encounters and discoveries. Walking tours in Porto, visits to the city’s historical center of world heritage and monuments of Porto. Itinerary: Torre dos Clérigos, Livraria Lello e Irmão (Tickets are not included), 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. On the afternoon a Port Wine tasting. Lunch and dinner are not included Day 5: Arcos de Valdevez Free time in Porto. After the lunch, transfer to Arcos de Valdevez (rural village). Dinner in the rural hotel, you can help the chef Vasco to prepare the dinner (cooking class). Lunch is not included Day 6: Arcos de Valdevez Picnic basket for lunch in the middle of nature. Visit farm wines and wine tasting. Dinner in the rural hotel, you can help the chef Vasco to prepare the dinner (cooking class) Day 7: Arcos de Valdevez – Braga Broa de Milho Workshop (bread cooking class). Free time in Braga. Day 8: Braga - Oporto Airport End of the program

What’s included

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Entrance fees (only Saint George Castel and Palácio da Pena)
  • Wine tasting
  • Lunches (2)
  • Dinners (2)
  • Food tasting
  • Breakfast
  • Cooking classes
  • City tour in Lisbon, Sintra, Porto, Braga and Óbidos;

What’s not included

  • Flight
  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks and meals not specified
  • Entrances other than mentioned
  • Telephone and personal expenses
  • Tourist tax in Lisbon.
  • Gratuities (optional)

Highlights

  • Ideal choice for families
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Breakfast included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Itinerary

Day 1: Lisbon Airport Transfer you to your hotel. Overnight in Lisbon.
Day 2: Lisbon – Sintra – Lisbon Sintra is 30 km from Lisbon offers a foretaste of Paradise. The soft climate ensures a freshness permanent existence of a luxuriant vegetation make Sintra a deeply romantic and mysterious place. Stand out from the Town Palace, the Pena Palace. Visit Piriquita the pastry of the famous queijada. See the 16th-century Jeronimo’s Monastery; 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. Jorge 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
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 center of Catholic faith and destination for pilgrims from across the world. Lunch and dinner are not included. Overnight in Porto.
Day 4: Porto Elected Best European Destination 2012 by the European citizens, Porto, is history, architecture, culture, gastronomy, trade, encounters and discoveries. Walking tours in Porto, visits to the city’s historical center of world heritage and monuments of Porto. Itinerary: Torre dos Clérigos, Livraria Lello e Irmão (Tickets are not included), 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. On the afternoon a Port Wine tasting. Lunch and dinner are not included
Day 5: Arcos de Valdevez Free time in Porto. After the lunch, transfer to Arcos de Valdevez (rural village). Dinner in the rural hotel, you can help the chef Vasco to prepare the dinner (cooking class). Lunch is not included
Day 6: Arcos de Valdevez Picnic basket for lunch in the middle of nature. Visit farm wines and wine tasting. Dinner in the rural hotel, you can help the chef Vasco to prepare the dinner (cooking class)
Day 7: Arcos de Valdevez – Braga Broa de Milho Workshop (bread cooking class). Free time in Braga.
Day 8: Braga - Oporto Airport End of the program
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