Lisbon and Porto are magnificent and overwhelming with timeless magic and a great place to visit any time of the year. 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. 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’ (egg tarts). 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.
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 cellars visit and tasting. (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 (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).
Olissippo Marquês de Sá or similar
Hotel Trindade Porto or similar
Casas da Li (Rural Hotel)
Hotel Mercure Braga or similar
Tel: +351 92 777 18 15
Tel: +351 253 687 220
Morada: Braga – Portugal
Alvará IMTT n.º: 115369