This 2-week luxury itinerary has been specially curated for those travelers with discerning palates and gastronomic expertise, offering visits to some of the most spectacular and delicious destinations in all of Portugal. Fresh-caught seafood, perfectly seasoned stews, and flaky pastries are just a few of the flavorful signature dishes that have made Portugal a beloved destination for food lovers and gourmands across the globe. From the stunning shores of the Western coastline to bustling streets...
Porto – Arrive in Porto and Dine at a Michelin-Starred Restaurant
As soon as your flight arrives in Porto, you will be greeted by your private driver, who will immediately whisk you away to your luxurious accommodations in the heart of the city. Once you have had ample time to unpack and get refreshed, you will be swept away to indulge in perhaps the best meal of your life at one of Porto’s renowned Michelin-starred restaurants.
After savoring every last bite of your multi-course gourmet feast, your appetite will not only have been satisfied but will prepare you for the upcoming 14 days that are sure to promise equally enjoyable and awe-inspiring dining. After dessert is devoured and you daintily dab your mouth with the crisp linen napkins that only high-class dining provides, you will be delivered by your private driver back to your Porto accommodations.
Porto – Head to the Countryside to Delve into Portuguese Libations
Porto – Peruse Local Fresh Markets and Cook a Signature Dish
Lamego – Step Back in Time on a Visit to an Old-Fashioned Wine Estate
Obidos - Take a Foodie Tour of Obidos and Sleep in a Castle
Obidos – Visit a Magical Castle in Mafra and Make Artisan Chocolate
Obidos – Find Bliss at Buddha Eden and Dine With a Local Winemaker
Lisbon – Take a Food Tour Before Enjoying a Progressive Dinner
Lisbon – Peruse, Pick, and Even Taste Snails on an Epic Farm Tour
Lisbon – Learn to Bake Bread the Old-Fashioned Way in a Wood-Oven
Evora – Educate Yourself on Olive Oil During a Full-Day Private Tour
Evora – Make Your Own Signature Wine with the Help of a Master
Tavira – Enjoy a Farm-to-Table Cooking Class and Al Fresco Feast
Tavira – Be Delighted by a Delicious Brunch Before Your Departure
- Peruse the local markets in Porto before preparing an authentic Portuguese dish with a master chef
- Indulge in a multi-course dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant amid the sparkling lights of Porto’s romantic cityscape
- Learn all about olive oil production as you visit a locally owned olive farm and take a tour of its groves before enjoying a lovely homemade meal featuring their best olives
- Become a winemaker for the day in Evora as you make your very own bottle of wine that features your favorite tones and flavors
- Break bread with a master baker after you learn how to bake the best bread the old-fashioned way in a traditional wood-oven
- Take a private gourmet tour of the medieval village of Obidos, reveling in the chance to taste its signature dishes, including its famed chocolate and its renowned cherry liqueur
- Concoct your own artisan chocolate creation under the watchful eye and expert instruction of a local Obidos baker, while also being educated on the history of the sweet confection as it pertains to this special region
- Enjoy a unique farm-to-table experience in Tavira, where you will make a meal from step one, beginning with picking the ingredients that you will cook with using your own hands
- Find your bliss as you visit Buddha Eden, a lovely garden featuring the symbolic figures, cherished by locals and tourists for its healing and sacred qualities
From mouthwatering dishes featuring fresh-caught seafood, like Cataplanas and bouillabaisses, to hearty meat entrees like cozido à portuguesa, Portugal is a food connoisseur’s dream destination. This 14-day luxury itinerary offers you an unmatched gourmet experience by pleasing not only your heart and spirit but your discerning palate as well.
Your luxury gourmet vacation begins in Porto, where you will spend your first evening indulging in an unforgettable five-star meal at one of the city’s Michelin-starred restaurants. In the morning, you will head to the countryside and learn all about Portuguese spirits and liqueurs on a comprehensive and delicious full-day tour. Day three finds you embarking on a culinary adventure with a private guide, who will take you to the best local fresh markets before taking you back to his own home and leading you in creating a signature Portuguese dish.
Departing Porto, you will then head to Lamego, where you will step back in time as you visit an old-fashioned wine estate and witness how it still utilizes traditional methods to produce its award-winning wines. Obidos is your next destination, and after arriving there and taking a food tour of the city, you will spend the evening in luxury accommodations that used to be a castle residence of royalty.
After sleeping in a castle, you will head to nearby Mafra and visit its resident royal abode before spending the evening making artisan chocolate, a confection for which the region surrounding Obidos is quite well-known. Day seven takes you to Buddha Eden, a peaceful garden not too far from Obidos, where you will find a sense of zen as you wander among the stunning grounds. After that, you will spend the evening dining with a local winemaker and touring his estate, which still sticks to traditional methods of making and storing wine.
Heading to Lisbon, you will take a food tour of the capital city before indulging in a unique progressive dinner that features only the country’s most famous dishes. An unforgettable adventure to a snail farm awaits on day nine, while day 10 finds you breaking bread with a master baker after learning how to make your own delicious loaf from scratch in an old-fashioned wood-oven.
A full-day tour of all things olive oil fills day 11, and on day 12, you will have the once in a lifetime opportunity to become a winemaker for the day, creating your personal wine blend with the help of a master sommelier.
Tavira is the final stop on your luxury gourmet vacation, and while here, you will enjoy a full-day farm-to-table experience. Handpick the fresh ingredients from the ground and trees and then enjoy an amazing feast that you prepared with your own hands featuring the items you harvested just hours earlier.
Each night you will stay in luxury accommodations and have every detail of your vacation totally taken care of, including private transfers to and from specified destinations and airports. All that you have to think about is what amazing Portuguese dish you would like to enjoy next.
$4,363 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.
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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