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Lisbon and Porto are magnificent and overwhelming with timeless magic and a great place to visit any time of the year.
Along the way, savor deliciously authentic regional flavors such as Pastel de Belém, chorizo bread, Piri Piri Chicken, Seafood, and codfish. Enjoy up close and personal exclusive hands-on cooking class in Portugal and seamless travel in small groups (10 travelers), as you navigate your trip in comfort and style. This week you will explore the food, wine culture, and cuisine. Moreover, there are cooking classes in unique settings, all run by accomplished chefs, you will bring these traditions homes.
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: full day. Overnight in Lisbon.
Don’t forget to drink Ginja. It is a Portuguese liqueur made by infusing ginja berries (sour cherry) in alcohol (brandy is used) and adding sugar together with other ingredients. 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. Duration: full day. Overnight in Porto.
Itinerary (3 hours – without a car): Torre dos Clérigos (Tickets are not included), Livraria Lello e Irmão (Tickets are not included), Avenida dos Aliados, Estação de S. Bento (train station), Ponte Luís I, Sé Catedral (Tickets are not included), and Ribeira.
Then, we will have a brief presentation of the olive oil sector in Portugal with technical proof of three Portuguese olive oils. After that, we will taste some Portuguese products, for example, cheese, ham, olive oil, wine, bread, and sausage. In the afternoon, we will visit a Port wine cellar and tasting this famous fortified wine. (Standard two great wines).
Lunch and dinner are not included. Duration: 1/2 day. Overnight in Porto.
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 (hands-on cooking class in Portugal). 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. A town surrounded by nature and at the door of the Peneda-Gerês National Park.
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