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Cooking Experience (3D/2N)
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Cooking Experience (3D/2N)
Tour Length:
3 days, 2 nights
When To Go:
All Year

Cooking Experience - Day 1

Lisboa / Évora

Arrival to Lisboa airport. Pick-up of the car.Drive to Évora. Accommodation at the hotel. If you have time and feel full of energy visit this beautiful city, a World Heritage Site by Unesco.
Your cooking experience starts in the evening(Class operates between 6:00 and 7:00 pm). Let’s start preparing :
• The famous dogfish soup, Alentejo style;
• “Migas”(bread potage) with pork, Alentejo style;
• “Encharcada” (egg and almond porridge) a recipe of the Stª. Clara Convent.

When you feel like a real chef, you may reserve a table at the Sabore’Ar restaurant, where you can taste your recent culinary work (dinner starts at 8:30 pm). At the end you will be very proud of the diploma that you will be receiving.

Overnight at Hotel M'Ar de AR Muralhas.

Cooking Experience - Day 2

Évora / Reguengos de Monsaraz / Évora

After the learning experience from the previous day, we suggest you to visit the Herdade do
a famous wine estate well known for its wines, as well as its historic heritage. You can take a guided tour and have a meal at this Estate.We suggest you spend the afternoon discovering the hidden secrets of small villages like Vila Viçosa, a scrupulously clean town, full of flowers and streets lined with orange-trees.Continue to Estremoz, rising on a hilltop it is surrounded by two sets of fortified walls. The old town is an enchanting place with its narrow and winding streets lined by whitewashed houses with a great variety of traditional chimneys.

Overnight at Hotel M'Ar de AR Muralhas.

Cooking Experience - Day 3

Évora / Lisboa

Spend a quiet morning in this enchanting walled city  with a unique atmosphere or drive to Lisboa and do some last minute shopping. Parque das Nações (the Park of Nations) hosts a wide variety of facilities, including a pleasant shopping centre.


This tour includes: 

        • Welcome at the airport.

        • Accommodation (breakfast included).

        • A cheese and bread tray, wine upon your arrival.

        • Kitchen lesson, meal, diploma and a visit to the Esporão estate.

        • A Rental Car.

        • A Pre-programmed GPS with your itinerary on a day-by-day basis.

        • Our 200 page exclusive Portugal Travel Guide (see a sample). 

      • A Roadbook (see a sample), with tips, directions and pertinent information that will be very useful while on the road. 

        • A Portugal road map.

        • A helpline (phone number) to assist you while on holiday.

        • Transfer from your last hotel to the airport.

Portugal Trails can adapt this tour to your specific needs or design a tailor-made tour exclusively for you. Contact us.

With this self-guided tour you can travel independently: no herding of people on and off buses. At the same time, you will not feel alone since Portugal Trails is only a phone call away.

Our deep knowledge of Portugal allows us to make the best selectionof itineraries and hotels at the best prices.

If you book a tour with us you will receive a Travel Kit, that includes our exclusive 200 page Guide Book (see a sample), maps and a roadbook with tips and suggestions tailored to your interests and a pre-programmed GPS.

While in Portugal we will be here to support you through our helpline

As part of our self-drive tours, we will provide you with a GPS which will be pre-programmed according to your itinerary on a day-by-day basis. You will not have to be a technology expert, nor have to enter by hand any city names, addresses or coordinates, either

All you have to do is to start the engine, turn on the GPS and be prepared to enjoy your day with just a few clicks of the GPS.

Should you prefer not to drive, we will be happy to provide pricing for a guide or a driver. Alternatively, we can design a different tour in which you can travel by train or bus.

We look forward to hearing from you. Contact us

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