Evora Cathedral in Portugal

Portugal’s Best: Culinary Escapade for Seasoned Travelers

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Customizable Itinerary

This is a sample itinerary to inspire a personalized trip designed with your travel specialist

Countries Visited

Portugal

Places Visited

Lisbon, Cascais, Constancia, Evora...

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Suggested Duration

10 Days

Many people do not realize how remarkable Portugal’s cuisine is, and you can indulge in the best that this country has to offer during this luxurious 10-day journey that will lead to Portugal’s palate-pleasing establishments. Portugal has increasingly become one of the trendiest destinations in Europe and for excellent reasons. Every year, a plethora of tourists travel to Portugal to witness its magnificent castles, to stroll down its cobblestoned streets through charming villages, and to learn...

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Trip Highlights

  • Learn how to craft Portugal’s most beloved pastry, Pasteis de Nata, during a private baking class with a master baker
  • Savor every sip during a relaxing wine tour through the Cheleiros and Bucelas region
  • Craft Portuguese bread before sharing a meal with the locals in Evora
  • Venture to Lisbon’s countryside and harvest fresh berries in addition to being provided with a hands-on glimpse at the inner workings of a raspberry and blueberry farm
  • Marvel at the beauty of Almourol Castle before satisfying your sweet tooth in the charming village of Constancia
  • Indulge in a tour of Lisbon with your expert guide, lingering in the ancient alleyways while being inspired by the capital city’s wealth of history
  • Partake in a glamping experience at a fascinating shiitake farm, shadowing a farmer and his family through their local harvesting operation

Detailed Description

This luxurious, 10-day culinary adventure has been handcrafted with you in mind, ensuring that no gastronomical gem of Portugal goes undiscovered. From learning how to bake the country’s most beloved pastry in Lisbon to preparing Serpa’s world-famous, spicy sheep’s cheese, your palate and spirit will be delighted throughout every moment of this mouthwatering adventure.

Your European getaway will begin when you land in Lisbon, where you will spend your first afternoon and evening on a private tour, including visiting the site where the country’s most popular pastry, Pasteis de Nata, originated. Following your tour, you will be provided with the opportunity to bake your own Pasteis de Nata from scratch with the help of a master baker.

The following morning, you will leave the city behind and embark on an excursion that will delight the sommelier in you. You will journey through the Cheleiros and Bucelas wine regions, where you will sample the finest blends while visiting a pair of private wineries. Day three will find you diving into the flavorful world of fresh berries as you make your way to Lisbon’s surrounding countryside to visit two working berry farms. Whether you favor the red or blue variety, you will learn more than you ever thought possible about the two fruits. You will also be able to sample nearly endless treats that have been made with their juices, such as jams, syrups, and preserves.

An overnight luxury glamping experience will be waiting for you the following day, but before you indulge in your glamping experience, you will visit a shiitake mushroom farm. Far from roughing it, this outdoor adventure that has you sleeping under the stars in elite cabanas will have you wondering why you ever preferred to stay in a hotel.

On the morning of day five, your private driver will whisk you away to the stunning, seaside haven of Cascais. You will spend the morning on a boat with a master fisherman before learning the fascinating history of the area and trying your hand at casting out a line to catch some of the famed Cascais fish. Afterward, you will venture back to your gracious host’s home, and that evening, you will be taught how to prepare a local dish with your catch of the day. Once you have cooked your catch of the day, you will be wined and dined at your host’s personal abode.

The small enclave of Constancia will beckon to you on day six, and upon your arrival to this charming village, you will visit and admire the enchanting Almourol Castle before venturing back to Constancia to indulge in its signature treat of Queijinhos do ceu. Evora will be the next stop on your epicurean adventure, and as you depart Constancia on the morning of day seven, you will make your way to this lovely enclave that is known as the “Portugal’s Bread Basket.” Here, you will break bread with the friendly locals in addition to sharing a meal with them after they have graciously taught you how to bake some of their bread from a secret family recipe.

The following day will find you escaping to a nearby olive oil farm, where you will be able to witness every step of the process of olive oil production. Serpa is your final destination, and you will make your way here on day eight. Here, you will be able to sample and learn how to make Serpa’s world-famous sheep’s milk cheese, which will culminate your European adventure with a spicy kick.

Throughout every stop on your trip, you will be housed in luxurious accommodations and have every detail of your vacation absolutely taken care of in advance in addition to private transfers to and from all destinations. Nearly everything about this itinerary is entirely customizable, so you can adjust anything and everything to better suit your moods and desires once you are in Portugal.

Starting Price

$1,995 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.

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