Sunday, October 9, 2022
5:40am – Welcome to Portugal. Meet and Greet with our driver & guide at the Lisbon International Airport (LIS)
We will be directed to our private vehicle and transferred directly to our hotel for the next three nights – Hotel PortoBay Liberdade
11:30am – 3:30pm – Food Walking Tour in Lisbon with a local foodie guide
Our food expert guide will meet us at our hotel and together we will explore Alfama, the oldest area in Lisbon, and learn about its rich culture and history. From Alfama, our leisurely journey continues through Old Town, where we will visit traditional stores, taste pastries and “petiscos” where the locals eat and end our tour with a toast with a glass of “ginjinha” (sour cherry liqueur) at a century-old tavern. Overall we will have at least 4 tasting stops and approximately 8+ tastings and several wines or beverages.
7:30pm – 11pm – Portugese Fado Night
Fado is Portuguese and was born in Lisbon. It was adopted by Portuguese culture and is now a symbol of Portugal, with a strong tradition in the historic districts of Lisbon. The three-hour show features talented artists – a singer and two musicians (Portuguese guitar and classical guitar) – performing Fado and the music that makes it the national song. It is said that Fado combines nostalgia (saudade), Portuguese pride, hope and conformism in a musical style epitomised by Amália Rodrigues. On account of these unique characteristics, Fado has now been declared part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. This evening we will experience a portuguese dinner with a fado live performance.