Ultimate Gastronomy

Dining through Portugal

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Your dream gastronomic experience awaits you in the beautiful country of Portugal! Experience a world of diversity as you travel through the different regions of the country, each with its own unique beauty, history of winemaking, and traditional gastronomy. This experience is designed for Jetsetters who are novice to wine and for the connoisseurs alike - both for the ultimate food lover.

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Once-in-a-lifetime Tips

- Luxury yachting along the Algarve coastline

- Private, hands-on cooking class at Lisbon’s Compadre Cooking School

- Weekend visit to beautiful Azores Islands

Before you go

- Travelers may enter Portugal with a negative test result, an EU Covid Digital Certificate, a valid vaccination certificate (issued by countries with reciprocal conditions) , or a recovery certificate

- Vaccinated travelers with the accepted vaccination certificates issued by third countries under reciprocal conditions and children under 12 are exempt from testing requirements

- Your passport needs to be valid for a minimum of three months beyond the length of your stay. 

Welcome to Lisbon

  • Upon arriving at the Lisbon airport, our local team of travel guides will chauffeur you to Heritage Avenida Liberdade, an upscale 4-star hotel in the historic center of town. Unwind from the day’s travels while taking a leisurely stroll through the cobblestone streets and pastel-colored buildings of the lively coastal city.

Devour Iconic Delicacies During a Walking Tapas Experience | Lisbon

  • Take an opportunity to explore the captivating sights of Portugal’s beloved capital city. From colorful mosaic tiles to Fado music pouring out of the many vibrant cafés in town. In the afternoon, take a Walking Tapas tour through the iconic Alfama neighborhood. Indulge in the most famous delicacies of Lisbon, such as custard tarts, cod cakes, and the traditional liqueur, Ginginha. Have dinner at a local restaurant to devour a typical Portuguese dish of roasted cod while enjoying a live show of traditional Fado music.

Explore the Fairy Tale Town of Sintra & White Wine Tasting in Colares

  • Feel as if you stepped into a forest fairytale as you enter the majestic mountain town of Sintra. First stop is a visit to the Pena National Palace, a Romanticist castle tucked away in the forest mountaintops. Soak in beautiful views of the countryside reaching out to the ocean as you walk along its vividly painted exterior and beautifully restored interior. Enjoy free time for lunch in the historic center. Then satisfy your sweet tooth with a couple of traditional Sintra pastries, known as the “Travesseiros'' and the “Queijadinhas.” Next make your way to the Colares Winery for a private wine tasting experience. Colares is perched between the Atlantic coast and Sintra mountains, which makes for a unique microclimate that allows for the production of delicious white wines. After visiting this prestigious wine region, take the scenic route back to Lisbon as you pass through the beautiful towns of Cascais and Estoril.

A Scenic Train Ride From Lisbon to Faro & Exclusive Wine Tasting at Quinta dos Vales

  • After checking out of your hotel, our team will transport you to the Lisbon train station. Hop aboard the train for a scenic, first class ride to Faro. Let your mind wander as you take in the beautiful landscapes of Portugal’s countryside villages. Cruise by the Sado Estuary Natural Reserve, which can only be seen by train! Upon arrival in Faro, our team will transport you to your hotel at Quinta dos Vales Wine Estate. Explore the massive 44-hectare vineyard and ease into the afternoon with a tasting of their award-winning wines.

Free Day to Explore Quinta dos Vales & Romantic Seaside Dinner at Caniço

  • The day is yours to truly get the most out of your stay at Quinta dos Vales, which is full of surprises! Roam the open air art museum to get an up close look at the many sculptures scattered around the picturesque gardens, have a relaxing day soaking up the sun at the beach, or try your hand at blending your own wine at a workshop. After a free day of exploring, prepare for a romantic dinner at Caniço restaurant for an opulent seafood feast. Perched upon the cliffs, enjoy the breathtaking ocean views as you experience all the delights that this southwestern Mediterranean cuisine has to offer.

An Exclusive Wine Tasting Experience at Herdade de Grous | Beja to Évora

  • Journey onwards to the tranquil town of Beja located in the heart of the Alentejo wine region. Make a stop at Herdade de Grous winery to excite your senses with their traditional cheese, chorizo & wine pairings. Enjoy lunch at a traditional restaurant in town to get a taste of the typical dishes of Beja. After lunch, travel to Évora to check into your hotel, and relax for a leisurely afternoon.

Discover the Ancient Mysteries of Évora & Exclusive Wine Tasting at Quinta de Valbom

  • Discover the hidden mysteries in the narrow timeless streets of Évora's historic center. Feel the ancient energies buzzing through the air as you walk through this World Heritage Site with its many impressive buildings with roots dating back to Roman times. In the afternoon, visit a Cartuxa winery at Quinta de Valbom, known for producing Portugal's iconic wine brands. After roaming the 15-hectare organic vineyard, test your senses with an exclusive wine tasting paired with their buttery, rich olive oil & bread.

Journey to the Medieval City of Monsaraz & Wine Tasting at Herdade do Esporão

  • Visit the medieval, walled city of Monsaraz. Perched high up on the hilltop, take a step back in time as you peer through the gothic doorways to witness the incredible countryside views of the Alentejo region. Enjoy Portugal's traditional gastronomy for lunch at Herdade do Esporão winery estate. Learn about its rich history of production with a guided experience through the estate. End with a tasting of their highly esteemed wines before returning back to your hotel in Évora.

Discover Royalty’s Past in Santarém & Exclusive Wine Tasting at Quinta da Lagoalva

  • Travel onwards to the old fortressed city of Santarém. Imagine what it was once like to be royalty as you explore the narrow alleyways, staircases, and elegant white houses in the historic center. Enjoy a traditional Portuguese lunch at bullfight-themed restaurant, Taberna do Quinzena. After lunch, live out your fairytale dream while being escorted in carriage to the Quinta da Lagoalva wine estate. With a history of being one of the best producers in the region, this exclusive wine tasting is sure to delight your palate. Take your master chef skills to the next level with a private cooking class at the Cooking and Nature hotel in Alvado where you'll stay for the night.

Explore the Convent of Christ & the City of Knowledge | Tomar & Coimbra

  • Visit the Convent of Christ a UNESCO World Heritage Site headquartered by the Knights Templar in 1356. Marvel at the rich history etched in the walls of this medieval monastery. Then, take a rest by sampling local delicacies & wine at Casa del Freiras. Head over for lunch in the Coimbra, the riverfront city of knowledge. After lunch, dive into its history by exploring the famous library at one of Europe's oldest universities, Universidade de Coimbra. Wind down for the day at your 5 star hotel, Quinta das Lagrimas, where you can leisurely enjoy the rest of the afternoon.

Stimulate the Senses at Caminhos Cruzados & Aliança Underground Wine Museum | Dão Wine Region

  • Experience an explosion of the senses as you make your way to visit the modern & bold winery, Caminhos Cruzados in the Dão wine region of Portugal. Balance your buzz with lunch in the small town Mealhada, known for its traditional dish of tender, suckling pork. Channel your inner art connoisseur at Aliança Underground Museum as you roam the exhibition space full of creative masterpieces which give way to traditional wine cellars. Stimulate your senses with the bubbly essence of a private sparkling wine tasting.

Journey to the Heights of the Serra de Estrela mountains & Douro Valley

  • Journey to the heights of the Serra de Estrela mountain range to devour the creamy, buttery cheese made by locals in the region. Continue on through the Douro Valley for a luxe wine tasting & traditional Portuguese lunch made by virtuous chef Carlos Pires of Quinta da Pacheca. Spend the rest of the day with the harmony of nature at your hotel & luxury winery, Quinta Nova. Discover the bold, aromatic notes of the red wines produced on the estate.

A Luxe Wine Tasting of Real Companhia Velha’s Famous Port

  • Bask in the sweetness of a slow morning before taking a quick, yet memorable train ride through the Douro Valley to Pinhão. After stopping for lunch at a local winery, head over to explore the famous 100-year old vineyards at Quinta das Carvalhas. An unforgettable wine tasting experience awaits, as you sip on Douro & Port wine produced by the oldest wine company in Portugal, Real Companhia Velha.

Explore the Green Wine Region at Quinta da Aveleda

  • Travel to the beautiful, green wine region for an extraordinary wine tasting experience at Quinta da Aveleda. Roam the beautiful botanical gardens overflowing with hydrangeas before making your way to the iconic city of Porto. Enjoy a traditional lunch in the soothing atmosphere of the Douro River at Chez Lapin, tucked away in the famous Ribeira neighborhood. In the afternoon, visit the Porto de Ferreira wine cellars for a classic Port wine tasting before checking into your hotel.

Discover the Rich History of Porto

  • Explore some of the most iconic hot spots in the charming city of Porto. Learn about the city's rich history as you visit the Cathedral da Vila Real, São Bento train station, and Ribeira neighborhood along the Douro River. Relish in the final moments of your unforgettable experience in Portugal with free time to explore the city on your own.

Return

  • Check out of your hotel, and catch your flight to your next once-in-a lifetime destination.
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Day 1

Welcome to Casablanca, Morocco
Airport Meet & Greet
Check-out & Travel
Travel by train to Faro in Algrave
Arrive to Faro 
Tasting
Visit to Quinta dos Vales vineyard and winery for wine tasting.

Day 2

Breakfast:
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at your hotel
Check-out & Travel
Travel by train to Faro in Algrave
Other Activity
Travel by train to Faro in Algrave
Other Activity
Travel by train to Faro in Algrave

Day 3

Breakfast:
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at your hotel
Check-out & Travel
Travel by train to Faro in Algrave
Arrive to Faro 

Day 4

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Arrive to Faro 

Day 5

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Day 6

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Day 8

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Day 9

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Day 10

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Day 11

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Day 12

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Day 13

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Day 16

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