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Things to do in Portugal with Us
Visit a beautiful Gothic church dating back to the 15th century blending several architectural styles. Get impressed with one of the most popular macabre monuments in Portugal.
Be spoiled with a royal picnic in the garden of a romantic palace with period architecture that will take you back to the elegance and atmosphere of the XVIII century.
Marvel with a masterpiece of Moorish Revival architecture that dazzles visitors with ornate gilded stuccowork, decorated ceilings, stained-glass windows, and wood floors inlaid with geometric patterns.
Enjoy a private visit to a gorgeous traditional winery with fine-quality and one of the most prestigious wine producers in the country. Pamper to a private wine and olive oil tasting and gourmet lunch.
Four Days pampering your taste buds! Treat yourself to unique premium wine tastings at some of the most intimate wine lodges and charming wineries in Porto and Douro valley. Learn about Portuguese gastronomy and venture into an enthusiastic cooking class.
Feel like family at this charming farmhouse producer of high-quality wines. Taste their finest wines, and venture into a cooking class. Flavor the locally produced ingredients.
Experience a thrilling cooking experience and engage with the stories and flavors of Portuguese cuisine, creating a menu designed to detail. Embark on a private guided tuk-tuk journey and uncover from the Bairro Alto palaces to the Baixa's glistening display windows.
Cook with the guidance of a Chef and engage with the stories and flavors of Portuguese cuisine, creating and tasting a menu designed to detail. Visit Lisbon's landmarks of Jeronimos Monastery and Belem Tower and savor the mouthwatering local pastry accompanied by a glass of Port wine.
Uncover the fairy-tale town and "Glorious Eden" of Sintra, escorted by an expert guide. Unveil the secrets of the former monarchy witnessing sumptuous palaces and notable architecture. Pamper with a royal picnic in a romantic palace garden and travel back to 18th-century elegance and atmosphere.
Bike through Sete Cidades, gorgeous colored lakes, picturesque villages, and adventure in one of the most beautiful spots in the Azores. Enjoy a local special treat with a private regional menu picnic.
Venture into an off-the-beaten-path Douro hiking trip, escorted by a local. Treat yourself to a private visit to a charming, elegant, and distinct winery and savor some of their finest wines at a premium tasting and flavored local recipe for lunch.
Board a sensory experience at a lovely 13th-century property. Learn about Portuguese gastronomy and venture into an enthusiastic cooking class. Time to visit a charming 17th-century estate located in the heart of the Vinho Verde Wine Region.
A Food Tour enables one to explore a new destination while simultaneously experiencing new flavors and cultures. Food has always been a part of tourist hospitality services, although, in late 1990, Culinary Tourism started focusing on Food as an attraction for exploration and a destination for tourism.
How pleasurable can it be to travel to eat and learn? Gastronomy plays an intensely important role in culture because not only is Food significant to the tourist experience, but also gastronomy has become an essential source of identity evolution in postmodern cultures.
We can even say, we are currently living in the era of Wine and Food Tours.
Food Tours are the pursuit and pleasure of traveling for unique and memorable Food experiences. Culinary Tourism promotes local delicacies and drinks of a destination based on their history, culture, and heritage.
Over the years, tourism, cuisine, and food preferences have become closely intertwined as places seek competitive advantage in the international marketplace.
According to United Nations World Tourism Organization, Food Tours earned increasing attention over the past years. Tourists are more attracted to local produce. With Food so profoundly connected to its origin, this focus allows destinations to market themselves as truly unique in return, appealing to those travelers who look to feel closer and part of their destination through its flavors.
A Food Tour has likely come across one radar when deciding on the best experiences for a Portugal Vacation. Better you consider it! Here in Portugal, we take food seriously!
In Portugal, taste hearty Portuguese dishes made with locally produced meat, fresh seafood, legumes, and natural vegetables.
Due to our geographical position and extensive coastline allied to the Portuguese fishing tradition still alive, one of the most distinguishing features of Portuguese cuisine comes from the sea. During a Gastronomic tour, one is likely to pamper buds with mouthwatering cataplanas, bouillabaisses, and other fish or seafood dishes.
While on a Portugal Food Tour, meat enthusiasts cannot neglect the Cozido à Portuguesa, a mix of meats, vegetables, and various sausages, cooked deliciously. From north to south, whether beef, pork, or kid, ones find countless options of excellent and quality certified meat.
No Luxury Food Tour could be complete without the presence of premium wines. Here at Portugal Deluxe, we take it to the next level by matching each dish to a specific wine.
One of the secret ingredients of Portuguese cuisine is the prime quality olive oil.
During our Food Tours, one gets the opportunity to experience it in style while visiting one of the largest and best producers of olive oil. Have you already considered taking part in a private olive oil tasting?
Cheese lovers, while in Portugal, are in paradise! While Queijo da Serra, the mountain cheese from Serra da Estrela, tops the bill, all the cheeses from Centro de Portugal, Alentejo, and the Azores are delicious.
Sweet devotees should taste the country's most iconic pastry - Pastel de Nata. Our Portuguese sweets, whose roots go back to the many convents, were initially prepared by Monks and even today make us "give thanks to heaven" while we taste them.
Being part of our culture and traditions, certainly, during a Culinary Tour to Portugal, one needs to put aside the diet and indulge in the pleasure of the sweetest local treats. At the end of a meal, we toast with some Port or Madeira, fortified wines that have spread Portugal's name to faraway lands for centuries.
Contact us to lead you on this delicious planning journey, as we know which is the ideal Food Tour for your party.
A Food Tour in Porto often includes a private cooking workshop at a lovely property from the 13th century. The owner host and lead the experience at the family house.
Count with a magical day around flavors and scents in the old kitchen, learning about authentic Portuguese recipes. Grab a basket and pick the season products from the vegetable and herbs garden.
Adequately dressed with a hat and apron, the lesson starts. During the class, taste some local tapas and wine. Venture into tasting your recipe and have lunch in one of the places chosen according to the weather. The background is extraordinary, whether in the rose garden dining room or courtyard.
Contact us to get more options.
Ones can "taste" Lisbon by venturing into a Tuk Tuk tapas Food Tour, one of our preferred journeys with an excellent balance of history and local gastronomy.
Escorted by English speaking driver-guide, a private Tuk Tuk tapas tour starts at the highest belvedere in Lisbon, where ones can observe the estuary of the Tagus, São Jorge Castle, the roofs of Mouraria, besides Carmo Convent ruins, and other attractions.
Savor a selection of tapas blending regional food with local wine, soda, beer, or water. Amongst the tapas, taste cured Portuguese ham, cheese, seasoned olives, steamed clams in a rich broth, Portuguese bread, and one of the following delicious treats, the salted prawn or codfish croquet or even the tempura-like string beans, depending on the daily market that day. Afterward, dig Alfama on a walking tour.
Take this chance to taste Ginjinha (typical cherry liquor). One of the most common combinations in Portugal is the crunchy Pastel de Nata (custard cream tart) and Portuguese expresso coffee.
Before returning to your hotel, stop at one of the largest and most iconic vista points in Lisbon, a garden with a panoramic view across the city to St. George's Castle and central Lisbon.
Combined with the tapas Tuk Tuk, a unique private cooking workshop is available upon request. Contact our team for a personalized package.
Our Food Tours offer a more profound and intimate exploration of cultural, historical, and geographical factors during the noble act of eating.
Portuguese Food is Mediterranean cuisine at its best, and like the people, it's warm, vibrant, spicy, and a little mysterious. It's also balanced, as we eat lots of fruits, vegetables, fresh seafood, meat, cheese, olive oil, and plenty of sweets.
Travel, Taste, and Learn!