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Heritage Food tour in Lisbon, Alentejo & Algarve with “The Art of Tasting Portugal”

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  • Duration
  • Self-Drive

Heritage Food tour in Lisbon, Alentejo & Algarve

The Experience

The Portuguese Gastronomy is one of the strongest pillars of these experiences and that is why this alliance comes to life with The Art of Tasting Portugal. We both strongly believe that the best way to know the country is by its flavours. It’s at the table that all happens and where all the stories are told. It’s at the table that you can understand a country and its people.

In this tour and from the capital Lisbon, we move South to Alentejo and Algarve, to discover some of the most delicious food in the country. This tour has it all, market visits, flavours from the ocean, dishes inspired by the countryside, the best wines and some unique typical places.

It’s all about Portuguese food and wine, but you also need to have a good night sleep and discover the most charming hotels in Portugal. We have selected some beautiful boutique hotels to stay in, while uncovering the best of Portugal when it comes to delicacies for the palate. Come and taste for yourself.  

Reasons To Love It
  • Tasting delicious food while knowing Lisbon, Alentejo & Algarve
  • Opportunity to meet some amazing Portuguese Chefs
  • The freedom of a self-drive tour

Experience Itinerary

Welcome to Lisbon Airport and delivery of your tour booklet with unique tips. You will then pick up your car from the airport.
Sleep at the Verride Palácio de Santa Catarina in the historic centre of Lisbon.

Gastronomic Experience with Chef Vitor Sobral at Peixaria da Esquina.

Travel through Portugal by the hands of the Chef Vitor Sobral. Considered by many as the big enabler of the Portuguese modern cuisine, he will escort you in a selection of ingredients for lunch, with sea tasting, at Peixaria da Esquina.

Meeting at 10 am for breakfast with the Chef at Padaria da Esquina and for the presentation of the menu to be cooked for lunch. At 11 am, go with the Chef on his purchases at the Campo de Ourique Market with a brief explanation of the products. At 12.30 pm, arrival at Peixaria da Esquina and preparation of the lunch that you will have with the chef.

Before the day ends get ready for a Red Frog Cocktail Workshop at the Monkey Mash Bar with Paulo Gomes. In this cocktail workshop, you will learn how to make an infusion and redistillation, with a selection of national botanists and with an individual sample offer (250ml per person). The meeting is at 10 pm, where Paulo Gomes will present his work. Paulo is responsible for cocktails at Monkey Mash and Red Frog, the latter considered one of the best bars in the world (2017 edition of The World's 50 Best Bars). This workshop has a duration of 2h.

Sleep at Verride Palácio de Santa Catarina.

Today you will have a Gastronomic Experience with Chef Henrique Sá Pessoa at his atelier in Lisbon. Meeting point is at 10 am in Mercado da Ribeira for a breakfast with the Chef and presentation of the menu to be prepared for lunch. At 11 am you will have the chance to go with the Chef shopping at Mercado da Ribeira and with a brief explanation of the products. By 12.30 pm, arrival at his atelier* and preparation of the lunch with wine tasting from Lisbon region. At 1.30 pm, lunch with the Chef.

* does not include travel from the market to the atelier, so you can either travel in your own vehicle or taxi / uber.

Sleep at Verride Palácio de Santa Catarina.

This day you will head to Algarve.

Visit the Salmarim salt pans where the best marine salt is produced. Here small pools retain the seawater that evaporates naturally through sun heat leaving only the crystals. You will discover an entire ecosystem and at the end, the host will prepare some snacks, all designed to enhance the salt flower.

Sleep at Grand House Hotel in Vila Real de Santo António.

On this day, visit the olive grove at Monterosa. Discover the olive tree culture, the olive oil production process and participate in an olive oil tasting.

For dinner, go to Alvor, for a unique Oyster Experience with Chef João Oliveira.

Gastronomic Experience Chef João Oliveira

If you are a fan of oysters this is undoubtedly an unmissable experience. Chef João Oliveira will pick up this very special product in the Ria do Alvor, and the dinner menu will have a ria flavour in his starred restaurant, Vista.
Program: Participate in the collection of oysters in Ria do Alvor and do the tasting on-site accompanied with champagne. After this unforgettable tour, an equally memorable dinner follows, with a personalized menu by the Chef accompanied by a wine pairing.

Sleep at Bela Vista Hotel.

Head to Arraiolos where you will cook with an Oenologist at Herdade de Coelheiros. 

Herdade de Coelheiros proposes that you learn to make a blend with your winemaker. This, which is one of the most historic wine references in the Alentejo, proposes a very original experience.
Program: Elaboration of a wine blend made directly from the barrels with the help of the winemaker from Herdade. Take the result of this blend with you and age it in your home.

In the afternoon take some time to visit places like Arraiolos and Estremoz.

Sleep at Torre de Palma Wine Hotel, in Monforte.

On this day, Chef Filipe Ramalho brings us the remarkable and genuine Alentejo flavours in an exceptional experience. Through the Monforte landscape, we tour the local producers, the typical flavours of this area where time has a different rhythm.

Program: Chef Filipe Ramalho accompanies him on a visit to the local producers who are his greatest inspiration. A barrel wine tasting precedes dinner accompanied by Torre de Palma wines.

Sleep at Torre de Palma Wine Hotel.

This is the last day of your tour. Head to Lisbon Airport.

Itinerary Map


Important Information

This tour is self-drive so it’s up to you to decide your date of departure, we will be here! Please note you will use your rented car for travelling around.


  • 3 nights at Verride Palácio de Santa Catarina with breakfast included;
  • 1 night at Grand House Hotel with breakfast included;
  • 1 night at Bela Vista Relais & Chateaux with breakfast included;
  • 2 nights at Torre de Palma Wine Hotel with breakfast included.


  • Gastronomic Experience with Chef Vitor Sobral;
  • Cocktail workshop at the Monkey Mash Bar with Paulo Gomes;
  • Gastronomic Experience with Chef Henrique Sá Pessoa;
  • Visit to the Salmarim salt pans and salt flower tasting,
  • Visit the olive grove at Monterosa and Olive oil tasting;
  • Oyster Experience and Dinner with Chef João Oliveira;
  • Cooking experience with an Oenologist at Herdade de Coelheiros;
  • Gastronomic Experience with Chef Filipe Ramalho;


  • Car rental during all trip;
  • A booklet of your trip with inside tips for unforgettable memories and local experiences.


Other experiences, activities and meals that are not included.

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