Taste, Cook & Experience the Real Algarve

      Eastern Algarve Olhão

    6 nights

    Up to 12 people

     All Year Round

     Authentic Guesthouse or 5* Hotel
      Eastern Algarve Olhão

    6 nights

    Up to 12 people

     All Year Round

     Authentic Guesthouse or              5* Hotel

Authentic Foodie Experience

Experience and discover the Algarve – taste local produce, drinks and traditional dishes, visit heritage sites and participate in culinary activities. If you are passionate about the people’s culture and gastronomy and want to learn how to cook the most traditional Portuguese dishes, this experience is for you.

Price from € 787 per person, double occupancy


Taste, Cook & Experience the Real Algarve, Portugal
Taste, Cook & Experience the Real Algarve, Portugal
Taste, Cook & Experience the Real Algarve, Portugal
Taste, Cook & Experience the Real Algarve, Portugal


Brief itinerary

Day

Highlights

Overnight

Day 1:

Arrival in Olhão - Stay in an Authentic Guesthouse or 5* Hotel and Spa

Olhão

Day 2:

Algarvian Food Tasting & Cultural Tour

Olhão

Day 3:

Olive Oil Secrets & Regional Sweets Workshop

Olhão

Day 4:

Ria Formosa Island Wonders

Olhão

Day 5:

Algarvian Cooking Classes from Market-to-Table in Faro

Olhão

Day 6:

Free Day in Olhão

Olhão

Day 7:

Departure


Day 1

Airport Pick up + Hotel check in

As you touch down at Faro airport, you will see the fascinating view of the Ria Formosa lagoons, one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal. Meet your private chauffeur at the airport and drive 20 mins to the traditional fishing village of Olhão, where you can sense the daily life of one of the most genuine towns of the Algarve. Then directly to the hotel for check in the accommodation of your choice:

Authentic Guest House

Enjoy a leisurely day in GuestMar, a charming cosy guesthouse located in the historic heart of the city. Wander in the old town or simply relax on the beautiful sundeck, overlooking the town.

Overnight: Olhão

or

5* Hotel & Spa

Enjoy a leisurely day in Real Marina 5* Hotel & Spa relaxing from your journey. Wander in the old town or simply relax at the spa or the pool overlooking the beautiful Ria Formosa.

Overnight: Olhão


Day 2

Algarvian Food Tasting & Cultural Tour

Visit the cubist fishermen village of Olhão on a private guided tour, and learn about its culture and legends. Take a stroll around the iconic fish and fruits markets and enjoy the rich seasonal produce they offer, meeting with local charismatic vendors. At lunch time walk around the town and eat in typical “tascas”, typical Portuguese tapas restaurants, where you will taste Algarvian delicacies and regional wines. You will also discover through your journey a traditional female garment “Bioco” and visit a thousand years old cannery.

Included: 9 food tastings, 4 beverages and visits to 3 historic sites

Overnight: Olhão

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 3

Olive Oil Secrets & Regional Sweets Workshop

Visit a local olive oil farm and learn about the history and techniques used to produce their award-winning olive oil. Visit the beautiful olive grove and taste different varieties adapted to the Mediterranean climate of the Algarve, along with Portuguese tapas.

After a lunch in the typical village of Moncarapacho, hit the road and go deeper in the Algarvian countryside, in the village of Azinhal where you will discover the secrets of Algarvian sweets by becoming a pastry chef for the day! You will enjoy the sweet delicacies that you made.

Overnight: Olhão

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 4

Ria Formosa Island Wonders

Embark on a private taxi boat and cruise among the fascinating islands of the Ria Formosa lagoons, the hidden gem of the Algarve. Let you be guided by an experienced skipper, that will comment about the area, fauna and flora. You can observe shell fish farms and have the opportunity to see several types of birds.

At lunch time, taste the best fresh seafood and grilled fish, straight from the sea. Your meal will be served in one of the best restaurants of all the islands (the meal includes drinks, dessert and coffee).

Explore wild sandy beaches and feel the soul of local fishermen villages. Immerse yourself into the wild nature surroundings, that will make you fall in love more and more with the Algarve.

Trip includes 3 main islands: Armona, Farol, Culatra

Overnight: Olhão

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 5

Algarvian Cooking Class from Market-To-Table in Faro

After a few days tasting Portuguese’s delicacies and learning how the most traditional products are harvested and produced, you will finally be able to cook 3 course meals from scratch including one of the most traditional seafood Algarvian dishes – Cataplana!  A private chef will accompany you through this gastronomic experience and you will have the chance to savour your delicious meals.

Start your day in the famous Faro market and purchase with the chef the ingredients you will cook. Learn a brief history of the "cataplana", the iconic seafood specialty of the Algarve. You can then start your Cooking Classes, helped by the chef and eat all the delicacies made on that day.
Get rewarded with a certificate, and keep as a souvenir your apron!

Overnight: Olhão

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 6

Free Day in Olhão

Wake up to the sound of birds and serene views. Enjoy the soft morning glow, having breakfast prepared with local produce.

Today, you are free to do anything you like, either relaxing by the pool or booking other activities such as Wine Tasting & Blending Workshop, Wild Dolphin Observation, Birdwatching or even be more adventurous trying the Catamaran cruise to visit hidden caves!

Overnight: Olhão

Meals included: Breakfast


Day 7


Departure

It is time to say goodbye to the beautiful Algarve and get ready for your private airport transfer. You are now richer in experiences, in emotions and have made unforgettable memories for the rest of your life. Get comfortable in-flight and watch over the lagoons feeling grateful for what you have discovered. Promise yourself “I’ll be back”.

Meals included: Breakfast



Price includes:

  • 6 nights stay in Olhão with breakfast included
  • 4 Lunches
  • All activities
  • Private guides during activities
  • Round-trips to Faro airport
  • All transports between activities

Price excludes:

  •  Flights
  • Dinners

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Meet Us

At our office or:

- WTM "A Taste of ILTM", 5-8 November 2018 , London.

- Aspire Luxury Forum, 30 November 2018 , London.