Portugal is a country with a great gastronomic and wine culture. Although Portugal is a small country, each Portuguese region has its own traditions concerning the local cuisine. Here you have all the ingredients combined for a special trip throughout Portugal: delicious quality food, wines that are getting more and more recognized worldwide and a very old country (one of the oldest in Europe) with many interesting historic cities and charming medieval villages. Besides, the Portuguese are a warm welcoming people and you'll feel as if you were at home anywhere in Portugal.
Day 1 - Once you have arrived in Lisbon, you will have private transfer to your hotel. Check into your hotel and then enjoy a half day tour of the city before returning to your hotel for the night.
Day 2 - In the morning you will visit Sintra, followed by lunch in the fishing town of Cascais, where you can taste their famous “fish cooked in salt”. In the afternoon you will have a private visit to Quinta de Santana Wine Estate where you get to enjoy a wine tasting. After that you will get to see a fado show and have dinner in Lisbon.
Day 3 - Check out of your hotel and then go on a panoramic tour of Arrábida mountain, followed by a guided tour to the "Quinta da Bacalhoa" wine cellar. Afterwards, have lunch in a local restaurant in Setúbal. Then, depart towards Évora and go on a visit of the city.
Day 4 - Visit the medieval town of Monsaraz, followed by a lunch at a traditional restaurant in Alentejo. Afterwards, return to Évora for some free time at the hotel. In the evening, have dinner in one of the traditional and superb restaurants of Évora.
Day 5 - In the late morning, depart from Évora to visit a hidden gem of the Alentejo for a private visit, wine tasting and private lunch. After lunch, depart to Marvão for a visit and continue to Belmonte for overnight.
Day 6 - Visit Belmonte and depart for a visit to Marialva, a small medieval village. Then proceed to the Ervamoira wine estate for a visit, wine tasting and lunch. After lunch move on to AquaPura Douro Valley for a relaxing end of your afternoon.
Day 7 - Enjoy the morning at leisure. You can relax and indulge in fabulous SPA treatments or pursue personal activities in the magnificent AquaPura Douro Valley. Just before lunch you will board a Douro private Cruise in a luxury boat where you will also have lunch. This fabulous cruise will allow you to discover the Douro Valley from the best possible perspective. Before returning to the hotel you'll do a wine tasting at Quinta da Pacheca. Dinner will be provided at DOC restaurant.
Day 8 - Today you will visit the Minho region where you will enjoy a private visit to the "Casa de Juste" manor house including a "green wine" tasting and lunch in true homemade Portuguese style, alongside the owners. In the afternoon, you will proceed towards Guimarães to visit the city, before arriving in Porto and checking into your hotel.
Day 9 - In the morning you will visit the city of Porto with an official Tour Guide, and you will have a driver at your service in the afternoon for leisure activities. In the evening you will enjoy a Farewell Gourmet dinner at The Yeatman.
Day 10 - Private transfer to Porto's Airport with driver and departure from Porto Airport. Alternatively, return to Lisbon for departure, visiting Coimbra and Óbidos on the way.
Portugal is located on the Iberian Peninsula in Southern Europe, bordering Spain. Located on the Atlantic Ocean, Portugal is known for national dishes such as salt cod or grilled sardines. Portugal is also known for its wines, which have gained worldwide recognition.
This Wine & Gourmet Tour of Portugal was designed to give you the ultimate experience regarding the Portuguese wines and exquisite gastronomy combined with the most luxurious accommodation and expert guidance. The experience is waiting for you in what could be the tour of a lifetime.
During this 10-day tour throughout Portugal you will stay in the most luxurious five star hotels and get to experience the charm and authenticity of accommodations such as a former convent that has been converted into a hotel.
Portugal has a predominantly Mediterranean climate and it is one of the warmest countries in Europe. The best time to visit Portugal is spring or early autumn as that is when the weather is best - warm, but not too hot - and when there are fewer crowds.