Portland of Portugal

cooking vacations

7 days / 6 nights (Thursday-Wednesday)

Transfers & transportation by private van

Boutique-hotel accommodation

Top-ranked Winery visits

Cooking, Wine & Gourmet experiences

Guided tours & river cruise

3,850 /pers.

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A glorious celebration of Porto and the stunning Douro Valley region through guided tours, cruise, cooking and unique wine experiences.

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After Lisbon and the Alentejo region - Heritage of Portugal tour - Lifestyle Vacations takes you to the North of Portugal, the cradle of the Portuguese civilisation. This region has Porto for capital, which was known for its artisanry, and today reemerges as a design hub, gastronomy spot and architectural attraction.

Facing the Douro bank Ribeira historic quarter, Vila Nova de Gaia houses impressive aging caves of the biggest wineries, spreading over decades of hectares, and you will visit it.
Fourty-five minutes north of Porto, you will discover the historic cities of Braga and Guimarães, listed at the World Heritage. One has been founded by the Romans and expanded at the Middle-Age, as the other one was the birth place of King Alfonso Henriques (1109-1185).
A hundred miles east, you will explore the majestic Douro Valley with vertiginous riverbanks sculpted by centuries of vineyard cultivation. This is the oldest wine region in the world, founded by the Marquis of Pombal in 1756. You will explore the valley by the wine route meandering through the schistose hills covered with vineyards, and by boat for a recreational cruise. You will succumb to the charm of the valley's sunny terraces. You will be pleased by the wine growers warm welcome. You will enjoy the comfort of luxury Quinta and boutique-hotel accommodations. You will experience the Portuguese cuisine through a gourmet tour and a cooking lesson. You will visit top-ranked wineries to improve your oenological knowledge in Port wines. You will love Portugal for sure!


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