Portugal's Golf, Wine and Cooking

Portugal's Golf, Wine & Cooking
Porto, Lisbon & the Algarve

10 Nights | 5 Rounds | 2 Cooking Classes | Travel April - October
Self-Drive for Party of 4

 

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Day 1

This evening depart the United States.

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Day 2

On arrival at the Porto Airport you will be met by PerryGolf personnel who will assist you with your luggage and transfer to your rental vehicle. Your PerryGolf representative will lead you to your hotel and will be available for a full tour briefing after check in.

 

Day 3

Sightseeing Suggestion: The lively port city of Porto is a lively university town whose enchanting location alone makes it one of the most beautiful towns on the Iberian Peninsula.  It was here in the 15th century where Prince Henry the Navigator launched Portugal's exploration of the world.  Today of course, this is the production center of famous port wine.  Located on the banks of the River Douro, large scale replanning in recent years has given the heart of the city attractive new streets and squares, with parks and gardens mingling northern and southern flora. The city's main sights can easily be seen on a day's walkabout, starting from the busy traffic intersection of the Praça da Liberdade.

Overnight: Hotel Infante Sagres: Deluxe Room - including Continental breakfast

 

Day 4

Port Winery Tour, Tasting and Cooking Class. Today you will be instructed on the winemaking techniques used for centuries at the Dao and Bairrada wineries. Enjoy your private tours and tastings with a winery lunch. This evening you will have a cooking class and wine-pairing seminar. Enjoy learning the secrets of Portuguese cooking and preparing a fabulous meal!

Overnight: Hotel Infante Sagres: Deluxe Room - including Continental breakfast

 

Day 5

Enjoy a leisurely journey south to Cascais (3 hours).

Sightseeing Suggestion: Sintra.  Take time to vist the town of Sintra. It's stunning setting on the north slopes of the granite Serra, among wooded ravines and fresh water springs, made it a favorite summer retreat for the Kings of Portugal. Walk the pretty cobbled streets of the old town Look out for the numerous fountains dotted around the town are not just ornamental, the locals also fill their bottles here with the fresh spring drinking water. Be sure to visit the Palacio Nacional de Sintra in the heart of the old town. The palace became the favorite summer retreat for the court and continued as a residence for Portuguese royalty until the 1880s.

Overnight: Hotel Albatroz: Superior Seaview Room - including Continental breakfast

 

Day 6

Today play Oitavos Dunes (tbc). Located on the famous Estoril coast, 25 kilometres from Lisbon. The Arthur Hills designed course is set among pine woods and reforested dunes, in an area of great natural beauty. Surrounded by the Sintra mountains to the North and by the Atlantic Ocean to the South and West. Since is opening in 2001 it has held 7 professional tournaments and is currently host venue to the European PGA Tour Portuguese Open.

Sightseeing Suggestion: Take time to visit Portugal's capital city Lisbon. The city is built on the terraced sides of a range of low hills overlooking the harbor. In the older section the streets are narrow and crooked, but the newer section has straight broad tree lined avenues, handsome squares and extensive public gardens. Among the wealth of interesting architecture, you'll want to visit the Jeronimos Monastery, the Belem Tower, the Castelo de Sao Jorge and the shaded arcades of Palace Square.  Be sure to save time to sample the famous custard tarts at renowned bakery Pastels de Natas!

Overnight: Hotel Albatroz: Superior Seaview Room - including Continental breakfast

 

Day 7

Play Praia d'el Rey (tbc), Designed by American golf architect, Cabell B. Robinson it is one of the most picturesque layouts in Europe. Set in extensive grounds of pine forest and undulating dunes with spectacular views over the Atlantic and the Berlenga Islands beyond. A complete golfing challenge with bold deep bunkers, undulating greens, and natural sand border areas contrasting sharply with the lush green fairways. Rated the 13th best course in Europe by Golf World magazine.

Cooking Instruction: Enjoy a cooking class and wine experience at the Hotel Albatroz overlooking the Bay of Cascais. Enjoy the dinner you have prepared with the help of the chef with wines to compliment the food.

Overnight: Hotel Albatroz: Superior Seaview Room - including Continental breakfast

 

Day 8

Enjoy a leisurely 3 hour journey south to the Algarve region.

Tasting Suggestion: Along the way, you will pass Malhadinha Nova in Alentejo, one of the region's most dynamic and exciting new wineries.  2003 was the first vintage for the Soares family whose organically grown grapes are crushed by (real) feet.  The experience is fully enjoyed with lunch, prepared of crop and animal from the Soares own farm, highlighted by wonderful black pig dry cured ham!

Overnight: Monte do Casal: Deluxe Room - including Continental breakfast

 

Day 9

Today play Quinta do Lago South (tbc). Built in the mid-1970's, this course has hosted the Portuguese Open on multiple occasions and serves as a fine test of golf. The signature hole is #15, a memorable par 3 which from the championship tees requires a long and precise tee shot over a lake to a green surrounded by pine trees. The course is carved through a pine forest which is part of the Natural Park of Ria Formosa, an eco-system that hosts a great variety of birds.

Sightseeing Suggestion:  One of our favorite places in the Algarve, available only by ferry or water taxi, is beautiful Armona Island in Ria Formosa Natural Park.  This incredible natural paradise spreads along 60 km of coast whose tidal lagoon is dedicated to protecting the wildlife, fauna and culture of the Eastern Algarve. Enjoy lunch of local mussels and oysters at a café bar and a day at the beach.

Overnight: Monte do Casal: Deluxe Room - including Continental breakfast



 

Day 10

Cooking Instruction.  Today we visit the fish market in Olhão with the Monte do Casal hotel chef, buy the products and return to the hotel for the cooking lesson with a nice glass of wine. Once the meal has been prepared and cooked, sit down and enjoy the lunch you have prepared.

The remainder of the afternoon is to relax.

Overnight: Monte do Casal: Deluxe Room - including Continental breakfast



 

Day 11

Today play Monte Rei - Northern Course (tbc). The Monte Rei facility is located in the Eastern Algarve close to the Spain & Portugal border. This Jack Nicklaus signature golf course is set to be a golfing masterpiece that uses the spectacular natural terrain of the area to present a challenging layout including natural water hazards, indigenous trees and plants and breathtaking views out to the sea and the countryside.

Lunch Suggestion:  Enjoy Portuguese dining at its casual finest at Pezihnos N'Areia.  Located just 10 minutes from Monte Rei and only 10 minutes from the Spanish border, you will find outstanding fresh seafood served beachside.

Overnight: Monte do Casal: Deluxe Room - including Continental breakfast



 

Day 12

Depart Portugal from either Lisbon or Faro Airport.

 

Pricing
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NOTE: This Sample Itinerary is provided primarily for guidance purposes. You are entirely welcome to book it as shown (based on availability) but it can always be adjusted or completely customized in any way you wish.
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TOUR INCLUSIONS
  • Accommodation in hotels listed with room category and dining basis as detailed in the schedule.
  • Green fees for rounds of golf as listed in schedule.
  • Ground transportation throughout as detailed below.
  • Assistance of PerryGolf's local office at your destination.
  • Travel pack with useful information on areas visited in your tour.
  • Local taxes.

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Ground Transportation

SELF-DRIVE:

National Car Rental: VW Transporter. Includes Unlimited Mileage, Damage Liability Waiver and Risk Reduction Cover, thus no excess applicable should your vehicle sustain damage or loss.

 

 

HOTEL Information

HOTEL ALBATROZ
Hotel Albatroz was born with a meticulously restored 19th century seigniorial beach house and adjoins several houses having the finest location in Cascais offering spectacular panoramic views to the ocean. All the houses have been carefully re-modeled into a delightful small luxury hotel. Special attention is paid to the smallest detail and aesthetics throughout all areas creating a unique atmosphere in which guests can enjoy the best accommodation, professional and friendly service and luxurious environment. Elegantly contemporary, each of the 48 rooms and 11 suites has been individually designed, surprising guests with a unique decorative style and luxurious amenities. All rooms are feature cable TV, mini-bar, hairdryer, safe box, wireless and internet access.

 

HOTEL INFANTE SAGRES
Built in the 1950's the Hotel Infante Sagres is reminiscent of 19th Century Portugal in its style, and is the first choice in Porto for those who appreciate luxury, comfort and tradition. The hotel is situated in a square near the Town Hall and Porto's famous thoroughfare, Avenida dos Aliados. It is a short walk down to the river front which has many bars and restaurants. This superb hotel has been visited by many Kings, Presidents and other distinguished visitors. Although its splendid furnishing and decoration recall another age, the hotel was only built in 1951. In 1990, the hotel was completely refurbished to bring it up once again to exceptional modern standards. The Hotel Infante de Sagres prides itself on its excellent service. All of the 73 bedrooms and suites are stylishly furnished and have large en-suite bathrooms, double glazed windows, local and satellite television, radio, direct dial telephone with ASDL internet connection, mini bar and hairdryer. The unique and very intimate Bar Ceuta, offers a wide variety of original cocktails and has become the favourite meeting place for pre dinner cocktails and drinks with a piano playing at weekends. The D. Filipa restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests have a choice of traditional and international cuisine in a pleasant stylish atmosphere. There are elegant and comfortably furnished lounges and also 'O Patio', a uniquely beautiful spot used in summertime, for serving outdoor lunches and romantic candlelight dinners.

 

MONTE DO CASAL
Monte do Casal is in a protected preservation area close to the ancient hill village of Estoi, yet only 15 minutes from Faro Airport, 25 minutes from Quinta do Lago, Vale do Lobo and the world famous golf courses and beaches. Monte do Casal is a beautiful old 18th century Country House Hotel offering a high degree of privacy with an emphasis on comfort, personal service and first class food in a very special atmosphere of total relaxation. Monte do Casal is not grand and neither is it pretentious, but probably it is somewhere for which you have been looking for and most likely for some time. The award winning restaurant provides a choice of menus that will exceed your highest expectations. Outstanding quality and choice of dishes genuinely warm friendly service and professionalism reflected in the attention to detail. Our professional beauty therapists and masseurs will provide a holistic experience in this Sanctuary set over the Pine Lake. Your therapist will tailor your treatment to your preference, checking the pressure you prefer and enquiring about any specific concerns. The Sanctuary Spa is located over the lakes and offers a signature massage and body treatments with your specific needs in mind. There are 18 individually designed bedrooms including 6 suites with specially selected mahogany furniture and bathrooms with double basins and white marble.

 

AIR TRAVEL SERVICES

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