March 03 - 12, 2018
Tour Status - Available
Join this food, wine and agriculture tour to Portugal in March 2018. You will visit such places as Lisbon, Rural Portugal, Evora plus much more...
*Please Note: For this departure to be guaranteed and operated by Select Holidays, there must be a minimum of 10 confirmed passengers.
- Return airfare from: Calgary / Edmonton / Vancouver / Winnipeg / Toronto
- Resort Accommodations
- Meals as outlined
- Tours and attractions as outlined in brochure
- Cooking classes
- Free gratuities for drivers and local guides
- Escorted by Select Holidays
DAY 01: March 03, 2018: [IFM]
Depart North America on an overnight flight into Lisbon, Portugal
DAY 02: March 04, 2018: LISBON, PORTUGAL [IFM/D]
Arrive into Lisbon, Portugal and transfer to hotel for a 4-night stay. Lisbon is the stunning capital city of Portugal, and is one of the most charismatic and vibrant cities of Western Europe. The city blends traditional heritage, with striking modernism and offers a rich and varied history, lively nightlife and is blessed with a glorious year-round climate. Enjoy a “Welcome Dinner” with a private Portuguese chef this evening.
DAY 03: March 05, 2018: LISBON – SINTRA-WINE REGION, PORTUGAL [B/L/D]
Following breakfast at the hotel, depart for a visit of Sintra, a UNESCO heritage village with a fairytale setting. The home of Portugal’s monarchs, this magnificent town has marvelous historic mansions, all set against the backdrop of lush hills. Tour of the village, enjoy a beachside luncheon at Cataplana’s Seafood Restaurant. This afternoon’s highlight will be the visit to Colares Wine Region, that lies within two miles of the Atlantic Ocean. It is famous as much for its sandy soils and un-grafted vines as the robust, tannic red wine it produces from the area's Ramisco grape. Visit the Carcavelos Wines Region before returning to Lisbon and dinner at Fado, (musical genre) Restaurant.
DAY 04: March 06, 2018: LISBON, PORTUGAL [B/L/D]
After breakfast, visit the market for a tour and hands-on cooking class. This market features fish and produce vendors with colorful locals daily lifestyle. Let the chef teach you how to cook and enjoy a Portuguese typical 3-course lunch with fish, meat and the famous Portuguese custard tarts as dessert. This afternoon tour and visit the city of Lisbon that will include old and historic Lisbon neighborhoods and viewpoints. Dinner this evening will be the traditional Portuguese tidbits to share on a terrace restaurant.
DAY 05: March 07, 2018: LISBON – SETUBAL WINE REGION, PORTUGAL [B/L/D]
Breakfast at the hotel then visit a handmade tile factory. This will be followed with a tour to a wine and cheese makers estate and also known for regional pastries. Lunch at a local restaurant then return to Lisbon for a free afternoon to explore on your own or just relax at the hotel. Dinner this evening in Lisbon will be on the south bank of the river.
Day 06: March 08, 2018: LISBON - COUNTRY REGION, PORTUGAL [B/L]
After breakfast, check out of hotel and drive into the fruits and vegetable growing region of Portugal. Visit to a Coop of fruit and vegetable growers with more than 89 shareholders and 150 employees, buys and sells fruit, potatoes and pre-pack agricultural produce still using a preservation method now in its 4th generation. Lunch at a fishermen’s village before visiting a family wine estate for old brandy and sparkling wine production and tasting. The estate also breeds horses and an option for a horseback ride. There will be a Cooking Class and Dinner at the countryside hotel this evening.
DAY 07: March 09, 2018: COUNTRY REGION - EVORA, PORTUGAL [B/L/D]
Enjoy a country style breakfast then visit the Cork oak tree forest and cork observatory. This is followed with a winery luncheon in the Alentejo region. In the afternoon, visit a black pig farm then travel to Evora, a UNESCO World Heritage City, with more than two thousand years of History and rated as one of the best Portuguese cities to live in. Check into hotel for an overnight stay and then enjoy the local cuisine at dinner.
DAY 08: March 10, 2018: EVORA – BEJA, PORTUGAL [B/L/D]
Following breakfast, visit Évora and its surroundings including the Roman Temple, the Cathedral and Giraldo Square. Lunch once more at a local winery that produces a unique white wine using red grapes. This afternoon visit the Alqueva Dam , Europe’s largest water reserve and artificial lake that revolutionized 120,000 hectares of dryland into new irrigated land in Alentejo, becoming a unique opportunity in Europe for the development of agricultural and agro-industrial activities. Visit to a hydroponic fruit farm then check in at a Beja hotel for an overnight stay. Dinner will consist of typical regional cuisine.
DAY 09: March 11, 2018: BEJA,PORTUGAL - SEVILLE, SPAIN [B/L/D]
After breakfast at the hotel, visit to an olive oil mill to learn the making and processing of olive oils. Say farewell to Portugal and drive into Spain to arrive at the hotel in Seville for a one night stay. Dinner will be at the hotel.
DAY 10: March 12, 2018: SEVILLE, SPAIN - END OF TOUR [B/IFM]
Following breakfast the hotel, make your own way to the Airport for the flight back to North America.
Why not continue your Europe tour by adding a 10 day tour to Spain? Click Here for Details.
Per Person, Double - $5,880.00 CAD including air
Plus Air/Government Taxes of $734.81
Single Add: $870.00
Initial Deposit - $2,500.00 Per Person at time of booking
Final Payment - per person is due before November 27, 2017