- Learn about Portuguese food and cooking traditions
- Enjoy food and wine tasting
- See the spectacular sights on tours in Lisbon, Sintra, Porto, Braga and Óbidos
- Activities: food tours and handson cooking class.
Portugal is also a cultural haven. Lisbon and Porto are magnificent cities, overwhelmed with timeless magic and great places to visit any time of the year. See the spectacular architecture, visit the monuments, and tour historical buildings. A walk through the streets brings to life the culinary traditions of the Portuguese kitchen.
On this eight-day tour, explore the food, culture, and cuisine of Portugal via Lisbon and Porto. Through cooking classes in unique settings, all run by accomplished chefs, you will be able to bring these traditions back home.
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Day 1: Lisbon Airport
Day 2: Lisbon - Sintra - Lisbon
Day 3: Lisbon - Óbidos - Fátima - Porto
Day 4: Porto
Day 5: Arcos de Valdevez
Day 6: Arcos de Valdevez
Day 7: Arcos de Valdevez - Braga
Day 8: Oporto Airport
- Transfers airport – hotel – airport
- 7 nights in a twin room
- Breakfast every morning
- 2 lunches and 2 dinners
- Ticket entrance to Saint George Castel in Lisbon
- Demonstration and tasting of the famous ‘pastéis de Belém’ (one cake and one drink are included) in Lisbon
- Cooking lessons in the rural hotel Casas da Li, owned by the first winner of Masterchef Portugal
- Tour and tickets for Palácio da Pena in Sintra
- Wine tastings, food tastings and cooking classes
- City tours in Lisbon, Sintra, Porto, Braga and Óbidos
- Transportation and guide for the duration of the tour
- Travel insurance
- Drinks and meals not specified
- Entrances other than mentioned
- Tourist tax
- Telephone and personal expenses
- Traditional Portuguese Food is not suitable for vegans and/or vegetarians.
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A deposit of 10% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.Travel Insurance
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This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented per local government advice. Frequent disinfection of regularly touched surfaces is highly encouraged. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be ensured in our accommodations and also during transportation.
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