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8 Days Culinary Holidays and Wine Tours in Portugal

Food and Wine Tasting Portugal

Step into timeless Portugal and explore the Douro region up close through culinary traditions, regal wines, and vineyards. Treasure Roman artefacts and lost cities, taste the strong flavors prepared from ingredients grown on a biodynamic farm, and enjoy views from the veranda of an 18th century farm estate reconstructed with grace and elegance overlooking the Douro River and the town of Regua. Enjoy multifunctional landscapes, food and wine, history, and culture through this vacation!

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  • Enjoy hands-on bread making session
  • Learn cooking in a Portuguese national culinary school
  • Explore the organic farms and vineyards in agricultural regions
  • Sample traditional family style meals at an organic farm
  • Cruise down the Douro River to Oporto
  • 7 nights accommodation


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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For this holiday, you will be staying in unique accommodations through the regions of Alentejo, Douro, Ribatejo, Estremadura, and Oporto. All of these accommodations have been carefully handpicked by Bonafide Tours and Expeditions for all to have an amazing experience.


For this holiday, you will have the chance to sample the wines and liquors of the region with wine makers of Regua and Oporto and also, drift down the Douro River, from Regua on a six-hour journey riverboat, following the river trail used by the port wine producers to transport barrels of port wine to the aging rooms in the port city of Oporto. Not only will you enjoy wine here, but you will also be served with lunch.

Get along and visit the culinary schools, where the future generation of culinary artists learn from the greatest chefs of Portugal to fuse traditional cuisine, with contemporary ingredients, creating flavors and presentations of great beauty to the palate, and the aesthetic senses. You will enjoy a night visit to the Rupestrian grotto paintings with a specialized guide and also visit to the exceptionally preserved Roman Historic Site in Conimbriga.

You will also experience a traditional family style meal at Rio Maior organic farm, while meeting with the farmer. Join a hands-on break making with traditional bakers located in a small village setting and visit an important salt mine significant during the Roman and early Portugal times. Applicable only in September, you can enjoy a hands-on activity on a working vineyard, with traditional production systems. All these activities will be guided with personalized service, from knowledge and experience Portuguese native guide.

Included excursions

  • Cruise down the Douro River, from Regua to Oporto
  • Enjoy a meal at Rio Maior organic farm
  • Enjoy bread-making session in a small village setting
  • Enjoy hands-on activity on a working vineyard
  • Explore the organic farms and vineyards in three agricultural regions
  • Night visit to the Rupestrian grotto paintings
  • Participate cooking class in a Portuguese national culinary school
  • Visit a salt mine significant during Roman and early Portugal times
  • Visit the Roman Historic Site in Conimbirga


Elisabete Mesquita
Local knowledge is embedded into the Bonafide Tour by native tour designer and guide, Elisabete Mesquita, who artfully brings the people, places, and landscapes of Portugal to life for guests.


This holiday will take place in Portugal.

Things to do (optional)

You will have plenty of opportunities to explore the area.

What's included

  • 1 cooking class and lunch at Portuguese national culinary school
  • 1 cruise down the Douro River
  • 1 hands-on activity on working vineyard (applicable only to September holiday)
  • 1 hands-on bread making session
  • 1 night visit to Rupestrian grotto paintings
  • 1 traditional family style meal at Rio Maior organic farm
  • 1 visit to a salt mine
  • 1 visit to the Roman Historic Site in Conimbriga
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • All daily meals
  • Local transportation
  • Entrance fees to historic sites and protected areas
  • Personalized service from experienced Portuguese native guide
  • Wine samples at tasting rooms

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Additional meals
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Travel insurance

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Transfer from and to Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS) is available upon request. Please send an inquiry to Bonafide Tours and Expeditions.

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