The Gourmet Indulgence

Day 1

We will be waiting for you at Porto airport, to take you to the chosen hotel and kick off your holidays, full secrets to be discovered all over the country. For your total comfort you will always be transported in a luxury car where you will have access to wifi to be able to share every moment of your trip and contact those you like most. The hotel will be of your choice: design, romance, boutique hotels or pure luxury one. Please share your dreams with us, and we will find the perfect places for you to relax at the end of the amazing days that we prepared for you.

On day 1 and after check in, you will have time to rest before going out to dinner – we’ve chosen an unique and exclusive restaurant, that could be Euskalduna Studio, where you will taste an amazing tasting menu paired, with Portuguese wines.

After dinner we will return to the hotel where you will have time to relax.

Day 2

Our guide and host will be waiting for you at the hotel. Today we propose to discover the city of Porto in a different way: we will begin with a sightseeing tour in the city center, where we will show you its most emblematic attractions, as well as those unknown places and the stories lost in time of an old Porto.

Then, we will head to Vila Nova de Gaia, where the famous Port Wine cellars are located. Here, we suggest you a private visit with commented wine tasting in one of the most emblematic cellars of this nectar, which can be Taylor’s. Once the visit is over, we will proceed to an equally well-known restaurant, where you can enjoy a tasting menu, paired with wines from the region.

To end this day in Porto area, we propose you to taste one of the most famous dishes in Porto, the Francesinha. You will be able to choose between a fantastic culinary workshop – where you will learn almost all the secrets that give life to the best francesinhas; or simply dine in one of the local restaurants, experts in this surprising dish.

Returning to the hotel, time to pack and for a well-deserved rest; tomorrow is the day to leave for another destination.

Day 3

Our host and guide will be waiting for you in the hotel after your check out. The next destination will be the Douro Valley, were we will start the day with a short sightseeing tour in the region, to better know its history, amazing wineries and the beautiful river that is the glue that connects the all-region. In the end of the morning, we will visit the Pinhão train station, where we will admire its incredible tiles panels that show us the history of the region, just before we get on the train for a short but quite scenic train journey towards Ferrão station.

We will arrive at a small family owned wine estate, where you will have a private visit followed by a lunch full of the amazing flavors of the region and paired with wines from the property.

In the afternoon, our journey will follow with a private yacht cruise, a relaxing trip where you can discover one of the most amazing sections of the Douro River, overlooking from a different perspective the renowned wine estates, or small and secret ones, that you only can spot from the river, surrounded by the green slopes full of vineyards, where some of the best wines of the region are produced.

Once we disembark, we will proceed to the last moment of the day: a small family-run restaurant, one of our secrets where you will be able to taste some of the best Douro Valley traditional dishes in a relaxed atmosphere.

Back to the hotel, you will have time to relax for the rest of the evening.

Day 4

Your guide and host will be waiting for you at the hotel to start a new day. We will continue our journey in the Douro Valley, through secret viewpoints, green slopes, and some of the most beautiful roads in the world. Today we will use a 4WD to help us to explore small wine estates and secret paths that only the locals know, in a fun adventure.

After a fantastic morning exploring the region, our first stop will be a family-run wine estate, where we will have lunch with the owners and hosts, who will share with us some of their stories that are also the stories of the region that saw them born. We will also taste some wines from their private cellar. It will be an unforgettable moment.

Back on the road, we will visit to one of the renowned estates in the region, which could be Quinta das Carvalhas, where we will have a private visit and commented wine tasting, enjoying the unique beauty of the vineyards until the sun goes down. Would you imagine how amazing the Douro Valley could be?

To end the day, we will head to a local restaurant that, for us, is a must in Douro cuisine, and where the chef gives his personal twist to some of the most typical dishes in the Douro. Here you will enjoy a relaxing dinner paired with some local wines.

After dinner we will follow to the hotel where we will have the rest of the night to relax. Do not forget to pack too, tomorrow we are off to a new destination!

Day 5

After the check-out we will be waiting for you at your hotel, to take you to the beautiful city of Lisbon. On today’s journey, we will take the opportunity to stop along the way and discover some of the most iconic places on route.

For lunch, we prepared two incredible gastronomic options for your choice that will depend on the itinerary that we decide to take, and the biggest challenge of the day will be to choose one of them! It can be a traditional restaurant in Mealhada, a mandatory pit stop for the locals, to taste the famous suckling pig; or a gourmet Michelin starred restaurant in the Dão wine region, where the chef that will prepare something special just for you!

After lunch, we will follow to our final destination, Lisbon, where after checking in at the chosen hotel, you will have time to relax and rest from the trip.

To end the day, we have chosen to have just one more moment: dinner at a local restaurant, a hidden gem of the city, where you can relax and enjoy the fantastic energy of those small taverns that only the locals know. Delight yourself with Lisbon's delicacies. After the meal we head to the hotel, we still have many adventures waiting for us!

Day 6

Our host and guide will be waiting for you in the hotels’ lobby to start a day full of adventures in the amazing city of Lisbon.

Today we will start with a cooking class! In the local market, and with the help of our invited chef, we will select the best and freshest products for our cooking workshop. Explore the flavors, the smells, and colors of regional products, and learn how to cook some typical dishes at our chef’s private kitchen. The class will be followed by a fantastic lunch menu, prepared by the chef for this special occasion, paired with wines from the region.

For the afternoon we have prepared a relaxing walk in Belém district, where some of the most iconic monuments of the city merge with the slow waters of the Tejo River, giving this area of the city an unique and passionate energy.

After a delicious pastel de nata by the river, we propose you to relax in a sunset sailboat cruise, while enjoying a glass of wine and you will feel well with the world.

For dinner we have chosen a renowned restaurant where the locals love to go – great food paired with a truly Lisbon atmosphere.

After the meal we will return to the hotel where you will have time to relax.

Day 7

Our guide and host will be waiting for you at the hotel, from where we will depart towards Sintra, a charming UNESCO world heritage town and where each curve shows you a path through history ready to be unveiled.

We will start by entering Quinta da Regaleira, one of the most amazing monuments in the Serra de Sintra, built at the beginning of the 20th century and where the perfect fusion between heaven and earth will not leave anyone indifferent. Then, we will pass in Castelo dos Mouros, where you can still imagine the trotting of the horses and from where it is possible to embrace the whole region with a single glance. And finally, the Pena Palace. There are no words to describe its beauty, considered one of the seven wonders of Portugal, and one of the first palaces in Europe. Here you can see everything recreated as it once lived: you will cross with newts and visit the Kings' quarters, stroll through enchanted gardens where you can see secular trees, lakes and hear only the sound of nature.

Leaving Sintra, we will continue our trip to “Cabo da Roca” where we will stop to charge batteries with a wonderful traditional lunch, overlooking the ocean. You will fall in love by this place, the most western point of Europe where the strong wind and the breathtaking views over the Ocean delight every visitor.

Slowly back to Lisbon, along the coast, passing by Cascais with its luxurious villas and beautiful beaches, and Estoril where the beaches extend along the village. A quick stop at the hotel for a shower, before heading out again.

For dinner we have chosen Alma, a two-Michelin star restaurant. Here, by the hand of chef Henrique Sá Pessoa, you will be able to taste an unique tasting menu, paired with Portuguese wines to elevate each bite of your meal.

Day 8

After check, out we will be waiting for you at the Hotel to take you to Alentejo.

The first stop will be in Évora, UNESCO World Heritage City since 1986, charming city full of secrets and stories to be unveiled. We will walk through the streets and corners of the city, also known as the “Museum city”, stopping at the attractions we know you will not want to miss like, the Cathedral and the Bones Chapel.
For lunch we have two excellent suggestions for your choice:

  • A friendly family-run wine estate, where you will feel that they are opening their doors, as if you were a longtime friend. We propose you a private visit followed by lunch, full of Alentejo flavors, and paired with the wines of the property.
  • Alternatively, in case you are looking for a hands on experience, we suggest you a cooking workshop where, with the help of those who know the aromas of the region with their eyes closed, you will learn how to cook a typical “refeição alentejana”. This will end with a fantastic lunch overlooking the vineyard.

To end the afternoon, we’ve selected a cork forest tour at Herdade dos Coelheiros, where a friendly host will welcome you and will take you on a Jeep tour to discover the property, among cork oaks, olive trees, walnut trees and vineyards, in a close contact with nature, unraveling some of the secrets that make this region unique.

Back to the hotel, you will have the rest of the night free to relax.

Day 9

In the morning, our guide and host will be waiting for you at the hotel to start another day full of adventures, through the colors and aromas of the Alentejo. For our first stop, we have chosen a small family-run wine estate, where we will have a private visit and commented wine tasting, diving into another perspective of the Alentejo wines – the organic wines.

We will continue our journey towards Estremoz, where we have planned our next stop: Quinta Dona Maria, a landmark in the wine history of the region that is, without questions, a mandatory stop for wine lovers.

We have saved the afternoon for a hands-on unique experience, be a winemaker for a day!
Unravel the mysteries of this magic profession, while blending different grape varieties and producing your own wine. If you are already an expert, we will organize you some blind tastings, so that you can have fun while testing your knowledge.

To end the day, we chose one of our favorite restaurants (and a favorite for the locals too), where you can taste some of the best Alentejo flavors, all paired by fantastic wines from the region.
After dinner, we will follow to the hotel where we will have time to pack and relax. We still have some adventures ready for the next couple of days!

Day 10

After check-out, we will be waiting for you at your hotel to follow our journey to Algarve. However, instead of going straight to the highway, we will use the coastline road, where we will be able to cross some beautiful beaches, hidden spots and some more gastronomic opportunities.

For lunch, we propose you to stop in Vila Nova de Milfontes or, further south, in Vila do Bispo. Both options will get us traditional restaurants full of regional flavors and honest service.

With recharged batteries, we will continue our trip straight to your hotel in Algarve, where you will have the rest of the afternoon free to relax and enjoy the hotel facilities.

For dinner, we will visit one of the most famous restaurants in the country, as it is the oldest restaurant owning two Michelin stars, and the one that has been on the guide for more consecutive years. Here you will have a unique and unforgettable experience, with a tasting menu with all the Algarve flavors, paired with Portuguese wines.

Back to the hotel, you will have the rest of the night free to relax.

Day 11

Our guide and host will be waiting for you at your hotel to start another amazing day, where you will be able to discover an unknown Algarve, full of colors and flavors, very different from what you usually find on tourist websites and brochures of the region.

The morning will be spent on private yacht, exploring Ria Formosa, one of the most beautiful and protected areas in the whole country. Here you can find long streams of white sand as far as your eyes can see and, if you want, stop for a swim on a secret beach.

Our cruise will end in a local restaurant, very famous among the locals, that may be Noélia, to charge batteries with a tasty lunch, full of flavors from the region.

If you prefer, we can dive into the local markets, full of fresh products from the region, taking a short tour followed by a cooking class and a delicious lunch just prepared by with, with the help of a local chef.

In the afternoon, our suggestion is to explore the Eastern Algarve, an area that is very little explored, yet full of secrets that only the locals know. To end the day, what about tasting some oysters in one of the most beautiful places in the region, while enjoying the sun setting on the waters of the Ria Formosa?

It is definitely one of the most passionate spectacles of nature and a great way to say goodbye to the Algarve!

Day 12

Check out day followed by transfer to the airport and return home.

Time to say goodbye and see you soon!