Food & Wine: A Taste of Portugal with 1078 Gallery

with Lisbon extension
May 16-26, 2019 / 11 DAYS

Sip and savor the flavors of Portugal.

Terraced vineyards nestled along the Douro River and in the Alentejo region make up Portugal's quaint wine country while lively markets define the bus…

Your package includes

  • 9 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 9 breakfasts
  • 3 lunches
  • 3 wine tastings
  • 1 cooking class
  • 3 dinners with beer or wine
  • 5 guided sightseeing tours
  • Expert Tour Director & local guides
  • Private deluxe motor coach

Included highlights

Douro River cruise, Pinhão, Casa de Mateus, Chapel of Bones, wine and olive oil tastings, cork farm, Mercado da Ribeira, Portuguese cooking class

Tour pace

On this guided tour, you’ll walk for at least 2 hours daily across moderately uneven terrain, including paved roads and cobblestone streets, with some…

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Overnight Flight / 1 NIGHT

May 16: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to Porto today.

Porto / 3 NIGHTS

May 17: Arrival in Porto

Included meals: Dinner

Welcome to Portugal! Settle in to your hotel in the heart of this 2,000-year-old, UNESCO-listed city. Later, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers at a welcome dinner.

May 18: Sightseeing tour of Porto

Included meals: Breakfast

Get to know Porto like a true tripeiro, Porto resident, as you follow your local guide. • Pass citywide icons such as Liberty Square, Carmelitas Church, and the Baroque-style Clérigos Tower • Stop for coffee and a sweet treat at a local cafe • Visit Porto’s central market where local merchants sell fruits, vegetables, flowers, and more  • Wander along the medieval lanes of the Old-World Ribeira district • Take a scenic drive through the local neighborhoods and past the Douro riverfront Enjoy a free afternoon in Porto or add an excursion.

May 19: Free day in Porto

Included meals: Breakfast

Spend a free day in Porto or add an excursion.

Duoro Valley / 2 NIGHTS

May 20: Pinhão & Douro Valley

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Pass the rolling hills and small villages as you make your way to the town of Pinhão. • Board a traditional rabelo, a flat-bottomed boat, and float along the Douro River • View the terraced vineyards of the Douro Valley • Enjoy free time to explore, shop, and eat lunch Then, continue to drive through the Douro Valley. Sit down for an included dinner featuring local specialties this evening.

May 21: Casa de Mateus & wine tasting

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Wine tasting

Spend the morning at Casa de Mateus, a Baroque-style mansion set against the beautiful backdrop of the Portuguese countryside. • Tour the mansion and its gardens, which were designed by architect Nicolau Nasoni in the 18th century  • Sample a variety of homemade jams paired with bread • Explore the property and enjoy time to shop for wine and olive oil Then, stop at a local restaurant to enjoy an included lunch featuring regional food and wine.  End the day by visiting a winery in the Douro Valley. You'll sample three wines that come from some of the most prestigious wine-producing areas in Portugal.

Alentejo Region / 2 NIGHTS

May 22: Alentejo Region via Dão Region

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Wine tasting

Travel through the scenic landscapes of northern Portugal to tour a winery in the Dão region. During the tour you’ll learn why Dão is one of Portugal’s most prominent wine regions and enjoy sampling some of the varietals during a tasting and lunch.  After, continue on to the Alentejo region.

May 23: Sightseeing tour of Évora, olive oil & wine tasting

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Wine tasting

Follow a local guide as you stroll through the streets of UNESCO-recognized Évora, one of Europe’s oldest continuously inhabited cities. • Take in the region’s whitewashed homes and intricate tilework  • Pass the remains of the Roman temple and enter the Chapel of Bones Join a local guide and visit a vineyard in the Alentejo region this afternoon.   • Learn about the olive groves and olive oil production • Sample some of the olive oil that’s produced at the estate • Sit down for a light lunch and wine tasting led by a sommelier

Lisbon / 2 NIGHTS

May 24: Lisbon via cork farm

Included meals: Breakfast

As you travel to Lisbon, stop to visit a cork farm to learn about how the material is created, harvested, and used to seal wine bottles. Then, continue on to Lisbon. Enjoy a free evening in Lisbon or add an excursion.

May 25: Sightseeing tour of Lisbon & cooking class

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Set off on a guided sightseeing tour of Lisbon, Portugal’s capital city. • Admire views of the city from Eduardo VII Park and pass the Plaza del Marqués de Pombal • Visit the Bairro Alto district and stop at the Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara for panoramic vistas • Pass through Chiado square to see Praça do Comércio, the largest plaza in Lisbon • Discover the city’s maritime heritage at the Monument to the Discoveries, Tower of Belém, and Jerónimos Monastery • Try pastéis de nata, a famous Portuguese custard tart • Walk through the bustling Mercado da Ribeira Try your hand at making traditional Portuguese cuisine at this evening’s cooking class. Then, enjoy the three-course meal you’ve prepared and toast to your trip during a farewell dinner.

May 26: Departure

Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your stay in Lisbon.

Extension / Starting from $309 pp

Lisbon / 2 NIGHTS

Whitewashed buildings, red-clay roofs, and yellow trams are all part of the colorful cityscape of Portugal’s capital. Take two nights in Lisbon to explore this historic city’s monuments, cafes, and winding streets. Walk through the Alfama District, seek out the best bachalau and caldo verde, or pack a picnic lunch and watch the world go by on the banks of the Tagus. In Lisbon, there's discovery around every corner.

May 26: Free day in Lisbon

Included meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day in Lisbon or add an excursion.

May 27: Free day in Lisbon

Included meals: Breakfast

Spend another free day exploring Lisbon on your own or add an excursion. This evening, enjoy a farewell drink as you celebrate your trip with your fellow group members.

May 28: Departure

Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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