Alentejo, Portugal - 4 nights
Delight yourself with the diversity of the rich Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park Biodiversity. Bike around the most fantastic Portuguese beaches. This tour, along the Southern Portuguese sea coast, is like a banquet for your senses. Let us help you help you enjoy and discover the Alentejo.
Alentejo, Portugal - 7 nights
Spend a week indulging in delicious Mediterranean cuisine of Portugal as you learn hands-on cooking techniques from your hostess and talented chefs. You will use the local flavors and herbs of the Alentejo. Your home for the week will be in the small medieval town of Évora which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. An Active Gourmet Holidays' bestseller, this culinary holiday is one you will always remember and cherish.
(Option: Group Day Cooking Classes)
Portugal is an amazing country with so much to offer: wonderful wines, including the famous Ports, a vast selection of cheeses, the very best in cuisine, ancient villages with cobblestone streets and best of all, the people. Portugal was by far one of my best European experiences. We were amazed at the diversity of the landscapes, the history and beauty of the people in this very small, but very abundant country.
Douro, Portugal - 5 nights
Not just for Port lovers, this tour also features the Douro’s dynamic new wineries that are turning heads with their incredible table wines. Visit the historic lodges in Oporto where Port is aged. Then move upstream to the grape-growing region where Port and the new unfortified wines are made. Fall in love with the Douro river valley, a World Heritage site.
Madeira, Portugal - 6 nights
Discover how Madeira’s unique climate and soil contribute to the unrivalled distinctiveness of Madeira Wine. You will be pleasantly surprised by the beauty of the hand-grown vines, planted in small plots of land on terraces supported by stone walls along the slopes of the mountains. Spend six nights on a beautiful island learning how to cook with this precious wine, take guided walks and excursions and immerse yourself in this magical place!
HOMESTYLE TUSCAN COOKING
Hi Jo-Ann - We wanted to let you know that we had an AMAZING time at the cooking school. My mother and I could not have had a better time. Paola and Simonetta were such wonderful hosts and teachers. We were treated like family. The house and property were beautiful. The hands-on cooking classes were so much fun...we learned so many great recipes that I cannot wait to test on my friends back home. I will definitely be recommending this experience to all of my friends and colleagues. Thank you so much for all of your help in setting up this once-in-a-lifetime dream vacation. It is something neither one of us will ever forget!
Best, Erin S. and Flor V.,
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