Taste, Cook & Experience The Real Algarve
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.
DAY 1 – Authentic guest house
Stay in the traditional fishing village of Olhão where you can sense the daily life of one of the most genuine towns of the Algarve.
Enjoy a leisurely day in Guest Mar, a charming guesthouse located in the historic heart of the city. Wander in the old town or simply relax on the beautiful sundeck, overlooking the town.
* There is the option to stay at the Real Marina 5* Hotel & Spa
DAY 2 – Authentic “tasca” local food tasting
Get to know the cubist fishermen village of Olhão on a private guided tour, learning about its culture and legends. Discover the rich seasonal produce of the iconic fish and fruit market, meeting with local charismatic vendors.
Walk around the town and eat in typical “tascas”, traditional Portuguese tapas, where you will taste Algarvian delicacies and regional wines.
DAY 3 – Olive oil secrets & regional sweets workshop
Go back to the Roman times, learn about the history and techniques used to produce this award-winning olive oil. Visit the beautiful olive grove and taste different varieties adapted to the Mediterranean climate of the Algarve.
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!
DAY 4 – 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.
Explore wild sandy beaches and feel the soul of local fishermen villages, where you will taste the best fresh seafood and grilled fish, straight from the sea. Immerse yourself into the wild nature surroundings, that will make you fall in love more and more with the Algarve…
DAY 5 – Algarvian cooking class from market to table
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.
DAY 6 – Leisurely day
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 Clam Picking & Tasting, Wine Tasting & Blending Workshop or even be more adventurous trying the Catamaran cruise to visit hidden caves!
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”.
For more information
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