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Things to do in Portugal with Us
Adventure on a private e-bike tour through the magnificent Douro landscape. Cross paths with unique ancient bridges, villages, tracks, and historical vineyards. Marvel with the stunning landscapes and admire the incredible terraced vineyard region during a private cruise.
Treat yourself to a private visit to a charming, elegant, and distinct winery composed of 24 hectares with stunning views over the Douro slopes. After a private lecture visit, savor some of their finest wines at a premium tasting and flavored local recipe for lunch.
Embark on a private tour to an 18th-century winery considered a landmark for its beauty, history, and quality of its wines.
Indulge in a private guided visit and wine tasting to a high-quality boutique Port and Douro Wine Lodge. Not to miss a visit and premium wine tasting to the leading producer of quality Port company, founded in 1820.
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.
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.
Embark into a unique historical journey while visiting an 11th-century fortification built during the Moorish period. Enjoy a private visit to a one-of-a-kind attraction housed in a magnificent old convent from 1509 with a tile collection featuring pieces that go back to the 1400s.
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.
Three Days of pure indulgence are awaiting you. Discover Porto's unique architecture and World Heritage Sites with the guidance of an expert guide. Savor some of the finest Douro wines and local recipes, and admire the terraced landscape onboard a private cruise.
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.
Food and Wine Tours, besides being incredibly tasteful and pleasuring, preserve local heritage while building on existing tourism assets and driving innovation.
By increasing visitor demand for local food and wine, food and wine tourism contribute to the long-term sustainability of local agriculture, food systems, communities, and culture.
Portugal is a country of solid food and wine tradition, the excellent quality of its wines, allied to gastronomy diversity and historical richness, features the perfect Food and Wine Tours destination.
A Food and Wine Tour is to travel to explore a destination gastronomic offer allied to visiting vineyards and wineries, tasting, consuming, and eventually purchasing the country's wines.
A Food and Wine Tours is the perfect trip for travelers who seek out culinary and wine experiences to broaden their understanding of a culture or lifestyle while traveling.
Food tourism includes taking cooking classes, engaging in wineries visits and wine tasting; venturing into tapas tours; participating in specialty dining experiences; olive oil and cheese degustation, and visiting farms and local markets. The focus of the trip is food.
On the other hand, Wine Tourism is to pass through, the villages, look for local producers, and enjoy the buttery cheeses accompanied by fruity wines of Beira Interior.
Gastronomy and Wine tourism represents an opportunity to revitalize and diversify tourism, promote local economic development, involve many professional sectors, and bring new uses to the primary industry.
To pare the wine with the local gastronomy is art, and this is what we do! While planning a Food and Wine Tours, we carefully select menus attending to guests' preferences and dietary restrictions.
Based on the assumption that Portugal is the selected destination for your Food and Wine Tour, our first planning stage starts with a conference call.
In the second stage, we need to determine the length of the trip, the number of guests and profile, and the vacation season. Having this information clarified, our travel advisors reunite to create a personalized plan based on the collected information.
Cheese lovers, for example, can make the most of a Food and Wine Tour in Portugal. From fresh to cured, creamy or semi-hard, from sheep's, cow's, or goat's milk, the variety is enormous and still tasty. Taste the different types, flavors, and textures and understand why Portuguese cheese is so famous.
If one appreciates olive oil tasting, our travel advisor will focus on producing olive oil areas so ones can enjoy Olive oil tasting. Like Portuguese wines, olive oils' variety of tastes and aromas is notable. A tasting can sharpen one palate and allow identification of the preferred olive oil. Choosing an olive oil can be as complex as choosing a wine: there are monovarietal (like Esporão Cordovil) and blends (like our Esporão Selecção). Some come from ripe olives, others using green olives, some from various degrees of ripeness, and others with an emphasis on the terroir.
For dessert fans, the options are endless and mouthwatering. Even if the famed pastel de nata is seriously delicious, one cannot miss Portuguese sweets like queijada, pão de ló, and pudim abade de priscos.
Yes, food plays an essential role on a Food and Wine Tour, though don't forget, a Food and Wine Tour likely includes a bunch of wine tastings and degustation menus. Consider it before assigning for this type of tour if you have kids. Traveling with kids during a foodie journey can be challenging and eventually not appropriate.
From Food and Wine Tours, one should expect nothing but the best in life, to eat, drink, travel, and learn!
When experiencing our Food and Wine Tours, one connects with locals within their culture, tastes authentic local food, drinks premium wines, and feels at home.
Portugal Deluxe Food and Wine Tours are about experiencing, learning, feeling, savoring, and tasting. From driving in gorgeous landscapes, tasting regional specialties and wines, cooking at privately owned kitchens, and sleeping in charming private estates. Our tours connect people and places, their heritage and history, landscapes, food, and traditions.
At Portugal Deluxe, we believe the best Food and Wine Tours are the ones carefully planned. Our tours are unique travel experiences, including the best local food, superior Portuguese wines, the best guides and private drivers, the finest hotels, and authentic experiences. We privilege the beaten path concept and go beyond to discover unique attractions.
While traveling through Portugal, you will soon discover there is the right wine and the perfect food for each moment.
Traveling with us, one gets unique and authentic flavored experiences, discovering the hidden gems embedded within the local culture that enclose family-owned properties.
We plan solo for individuals and small groups because we want one to feel like family when traveling and always impress a personal touch in every tour we create.
Don't wait for tomorrow and start planning your Portugal Food and Wine Tour. Contact our offices for assistance.