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3 Days Cooking Holiday in Marialva, Portugal

Casas Do Coro, Largo do Coro, Marialva, 6430-081, Portugal

Cooking Experience in Portugal

Join Carmen in beautiful Casas Do Coro in the historical village of Marialva as she teaches and shares with you her tricks of cooking mouth-watering Portuguese dishes and specialties. Apart from the cooking workshop, enjoy guided walks that will let you discover more of this quaint historical and cultural haven. This will certainly be an experience to the senses!

Meet the instructors

Carmen
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Highlights

  • Cooking workshop
  • Learn Portuguese local culinary specialties
  • Guided walking tour of the Marialva Castle and historical village
  • Guided 40-minute night walking tour with stunning views
  • Daily breakfast and one lunch and dinner
  • 2 nights accommodation

Styles


1 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Portuguese
Airport transfer available:
Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport (US$322 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:30
Check-out Time:
12:00

Facilities

  • Gym
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool (indoor)
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Terrace
  • Bicycle rental
  • Child care
  • Internet access
  • Outdoor shower

You will be staying in Casas Do Coro in either their standard room, superior room, or suite. The Casas do Côro is a magnificent set of spaces where the comfort of modern architecture has allied with the romanticism of the past, so as to provide a pleasant stay in a quiet and refined environment.

Standard double room

The room is about 14 square meters in size. The facilities that come with this room include double room with double bed, central heating, access to a common living room with fireplace, daily housekeeping, complimentary toiletries, dryer, TV, iron or ironing board (on request).

Superior double room

This room comes with a double or twin bed with air conditioning and bathroom with whirlpool and central heating. The room is about 25 square meters in size. It provides access to common room with fireplace. The facilities that come with this room include daily housekeeping, air conditioning, complimentary toiletries, dryer, TV, iron / ironing board (on request), internet access - high speed, and in-room childcare (surcharge).

Suite

The facilities included with this room are daily housekeeping, air conditioning, complimentary toiletries, dryer, internet access - high speed, TV, iron or ironing board (on request), express machine, and in-room childcare (surcharge).

Program

Day 1

Check in to your room or suite. Casas Do Coro will provide a welcome drink with sparkling wine Espumante Encontro Rosé Bruto Touriga Nacional.

Day 2

Start your day with breakfast. At 11:00 a.m. attend your cooking workshop. Throughout the many years of Casas do Côro, several guests have encouraged Carmen to let them take part on the cooking activities and to share her wisdom! Casas Do Coro have finally managed to convince her with this program, so you can participate in a two-hour cooking workshop that takes place in the mid-morning.

After the workshop the group will have lunch with Carmen, tasting every specialty created. Apart from providing a brand new experience, Casas Do Coro want you to take part, to taste, and to learn to bake these specialties, so that when you arrive home, all your friends will be impressed! Have lunch in Casas do Côro at 1:30 p.m.

Post which you will have free time until dinner. At the end of the dinner, a 40-minute night walking tour will be held. You will discover the magic of silence, as well as get the best views over Casas do Côro and the beautiful historical village Marialva.

Day 3

Today is your final day of visit. Have breakfast and then head for a guided walking tour to Marialva Castle and discover the vast historical, religious, architectural, and natural heritage of this historical village. Check-out at 12:00 p.m.

Included excursions

Night walk

A 40-minute night walk where, beyond the magic of silence, you will get to know the best views that you have not yet discovered of the Houses of the Choir and the beautiful historical village of Marialva.

Walking tour

Guided walking tour to Marialva Castle, to discover the vast historical, religious, architectural, and natural heritage of this historical village. In the walk, you will experience the beauty and silence that you thought no longer exist.

Instructors

Carmen

Location

This holiday takes place in a village of Marialva, Portugal.

Features

Activities

  • Boating
  • Cooking classes
  • Gym
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool (indoor)
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Poolside bar

Services

  • Free parking
  • Free toiletries
  • Internet access
  • Room cleaning

Food

You will be provided breakfast daily. On day two, lunch and dinner would also be provided.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Go biking on one of the electric bikes in one of the several available routes
  • Have a gourmet picnic in full nature in a fabulous and truly unexpected site with total privacy - the vineyard lounge
  • Stroll in the most spectacular section of the Upper Douro, by train between Pocinho and Régua
  • Take a boat trip on the Douro River on the boats of the Casas do Côro and have picnic by the river
  • Traverse fantastic trails around the Historical Village of Marialva in a four-seater Polaris
  • Visit the multipurpose and educational Douro museum in Régua
  • Visit the museum of the Ervamoira Site, or Casa Ramos Pinto
  • Visit the rock engravings of the archaeological park of the Côa valley and Côa museum

What's included

  • 1 two-hour cooking workshop with Carmen
  • 40-minute walking tour of Casas do Côro and village Marialva
  • Guided walking tour to Marialva Castle
  • Welcome drink
  • One lunch and dinner
  • Daily breakfast
  • 2 nights accommodation

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Any personal expense

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Driving directions from Porto

  • A1 Motorway A1 direction Lisbon until Albergaria exit 16.
  • Take Viseu / Vilar Formoso A25, until exit 28 A.
  • For IP2 / E102 direction Trancoso / Bragança, until the exit that indicates N324 Marialva.
  • At the entrance of Marialva, follow the arrows to Casas do Côro / national monuments / historic center, just off the castle.

Driving directions from Lisbon

  • Take the Motorway A1 to Torres Novas, exit at 7 direction Abrantes / Castelo Branco A23, which runs to Guarda.
  • Take the A25 direction Aveiro / Viseu, until exit 28 A.
  • For IP2 / E102 direction Trancoso / Bragança, until exit indicating N324 Marialva.
  • At the entrance of Marialva, follow the arrows Casas do Côro / national monuments / historic center, just off the castle.

Driving directions from Spain

  • Enter Salamanca A62 towards Portugal, to the border of Fuentes de Oñoro.
  • Then follow highway A25, direction Aveiro / Viseu until exit 28 A.
  • Take direction IP2 / E102 direction Trancoso / Bragança, until the exit that indicates N324.
  • Already in Marialva, follow the arrows Casas do Côro / national monuments / historic center, until the length of the castle.

GPS

  • N 40º 54 '52'
  • W 7º 13 '55'
Airport: Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport Airport transfer available: Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport (US$322 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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