- Experience exclusive fine dining at the best restaurants in the Algarve
- Stay overnight in luxurious accommodations
- Explore medieval villages, local farms, and historical sites
- Sample traditional Algarvian dishes and world-class regional wines
|Day 1||Arrival - Stay in a Boutique Resort or in a 5* Hotel||Albufeira|
|Day 2||Prestigious Wine Tasting & 1* Michelin Bon Bon||Quinta do Lago|
|Day 3||Silves Medieval Tour & 1* Michelin Henrique Leis||Quinta do Lago|
|Day 4||Go Karting Experience & 2* Michelin Vila Joya||Quinta do Lago|
|Day 5||1* Michelin São Gabriel & Craft Beer Brewery Tour||Quinta do Lago|
|Day 6||Clam Picking, Oyster Tasting & 1* Michelin Star Gusto||Quinta do Lago|
Day 1: Arrival - Stay in a Boutique Resort or in a 5* Hotel
Welcome to Portugal! Arrive in the Faro Airport, located on the shores of the Ria Formosa Lagoons, one of Portugal's top natural wonders. You will be met by a private driver, who will transfer you to your accommodation. Choose between Vila Joya in Albufeira, located 40 minutes away, or the Conrad Algarve, located in Quinta do Lago, a 20-minute drive.
The Vila Joya is a relaxing green paradise with an Eden-like garden, and the Conrad Algarve is modeled on an 18th-century Portuguese villa with stunning marble, fire and water elements, and Moorish architecture.
Day 2: Prestigious Wine Tasting & 1* Michelin Bon Bon
Start your day with a visit to Tôr, a traditional village with a rich wine-making heritage, to learn about the production process, and taste premium Algarvian wines. Enjoy the panoramic mountain views as you sample regional tapas of bread, olives, goat cheese, smoked ham, and chorizo, and try the world-famous Syrah.
In the evening enjoy a sophisticated 6-course Mediterranean tasting menu at the 1* Michelin restaurant Bon Bon, complete with a personalized wine pairing. Each dish in this dinner is beautifully crafted in a modern and unique interpretation of traditional Portuguese flavors.
Day 3: Silves Medieval Tour & 1* Michelin Henrique Leis
Immerse yourself in history with a tour of the medieval town of Silves, the ancient capital of Algarve. Tour the town to see ancient cobbled streets lined with orange trees, Arabic architecture, and old villas. Stop and see the Silves Castle and Cathedral, the Archeology Museum, the old market, and the town square. Enjoy a tapas lunch in an open-air cafe.
Enjoy a quiet afternoon before heading to the 1* Michelin restaurant Henrique Leis for a 9-course dinner that blends French cuisine with a South American influence.
Day 4: Go Karting Experience & 2* Michelin Vila Joya
Start your day with a fun adventure and a bit of adrenaline with a go-karting ride. Relax during the afternoon in the heat of the day and enjoy browsing local boutiques for souvenirs and gifts.
For dinner head to an exclusive culinary experience at the Vila Joya, headed by 2* Michelin chef Dieter Koschina, and watch as the full 12-course meal is prepared directly in front you as you joke and laugh with the chef.
Day 5: 1* Michelin São Gabriel & Craft Beer Brewery Tour
Enjoy a late-morning lie in before heading out to lunch at the 1* Michelin restaurant São Gabriel for a creative menu which combines Portuguese ingredients with a contemporary twist, showing Chef Leonel Pereira’s Algarvian roots.
After a relaxing afternoon head to a guided local brewery tour to try the local brews, mostly light craft beers, as well as an exceptional award-winning stout.
Day 6: Clam Picking, Oyster Tasting & 1* Michelin Star Gusto
Spend a few hours in the morning in the crystal blue waters of the Ria Formosa with a local clam picker on a traditional wooden fisherman's boat, joining in an ancient tradition of clam picking. Tour an oyster nursery and sample local sparkling wine to complete the relaxing morning.
In the evening enjoy a vibrant Scandinavian-inspired 5-course dinner at the 1* Michelin restaurant Gusto, run by chef Heinz Beck. The restaurant features cutting-edge culinary techniques, a lively open kitchen, a Cuban cigar menu, and an alfresco terrace with views onto the infinity pool.
Day 7: Departure
Time to say goodbye to the beautiful beaches and unforgettable hospitality of Algarve. Transfer to the airport for your flight home. Safe travels!