Sunday, April 19 – Saturday, April 25, 2020

Sunday

Welcome to Portugal! We will meet you at the Lisbon airport (LIS) and transport you by private van to our Ocean Front Villa, your Portuguese home for the week. After a bite to eat and a leisurely afternoon to explore the Villa, Then you will enjoy an amazing Gourmet Dinner provided by Chef Walter and Artistic Gourmet Adventures at the villa.

Monday

Wake rested and refreshed. After a filling breakfast at our Villa we will walk to our host town of Cascais-part of the Portuguese Riviera. Cascais is a traditional and charming Portuguese fishing town, which is situated on the beautiful Lisbon coastline. Historically, Cascais was the summer retreat of the Portuguese nobility, and today the town is an elegant fusion of decorative 19th-century architecture and modern tourist facilities. Cascais is a joy to explore, within the cobbled streets of the historic center are lavish mansions, an imposing fort and fascinating museums. Lunch in Cascais*, a little shopping and then back to the Villa for a delicious gourmet dinner at the villa again prepared by Chef Walter.

Breakfast and Gourmet Dinner provided by Le Cordon Bleu-Paris Alum Chef Walter Eagleton and Artistic Gourmet Adventures at our Ocean Front Villa.

Tuesday

After a delicious breakfast at our villa, we will venture out to the fascinating town of Sintra. Sintra is a town in the foothills of Portugal’s Sintra Mountains, near the capital, Lisbon. A longtime royal sanctuary, its forested terrain is studded with pastel-colored villas and palaces. The Moorish- and Manueline-style Sintra National Palace is distinguished by dramatic twin chimneys and elaborate tile work. The hilltop 19th-century Pena National Palace is known for a whimsical design and sweeping views.  Lunch* in Sintra, then more shopping or sightseeing.

We will then head back to our villa for an evening of delicious food, fine wine, and relaxation. Breakfast and Gourmet Dinner provided by Le Cordon Bleu-Paris Alum Chef Walter Eagleton and Artistic Gourmet Adventures at our villa.

Wednesday

After a homemade breakfast, we will continue our Adventure and head to the western coast of central Portugal to the Silver Coast. We will stop at a favorite spot on the cliffs overlooking the ocean and then head to Peniche. Peniche is a major fishing port that has developed into a popular tourist destination due to the wonderful beaches that surround the town. These beaches have some of the best surfing waves in Western Europe. Peniche reflects the fishing industry and is a hard working town that has a raw and ramshackle appearance that has barely altered. Once beyond Peniche’s shabby appearance, there is a lot to love; with fantastic sea food restaurants and of course the fantastic beaches. Lunch *nearby on the beach. We’ll then head to Obidos. Obidos is the finest example of a Portuguese walled town, and is one of the best tourist destinations of the Lisbon region. Historically, Obidos was presented to the Queen of Portugal on her wedding day, a tradition that began with Queen Urraca in 1214 and continued until the 19th century. This royal patronage has left an enduring legacy of pride within the town, and today it is one of the most characterful towns of central Portugal. Obidos is a charming town to explore; there are narrow-cobbled streets, traditional painted houses, and an imposing medieval castle. Obidos may be just a small town, but there is no better example of a traditional Portuguese town than Obidos. Late in the afternoon, we will journey back to our Portuguese home away from home and enjoy a relaxing evening with a multi course gourmet dinner.

Breakfast and Gourmet Dinner provided by Le Cordon Bleu-Paris Alum Chef Walter Eagleton and Artistic Gourmet Adventures at our villa.

Thursday

Today, after breakfast, we are off to tour Lisbon in the morning. We will take a tour on one of Lisbon’s San Francisco-like trams to get an overview of the city. Lisbon is Europe’s second-oldest capital (after Athens), once home to the world’s greatest explorers, like Vasco da Gama, Magellan and Prince Henry the Navigator, becoming the first true world city, the capital of an empire spreading over all continents. It is one of Europe’s most soulful, captivating and picturesque capitals, built on a series of hills with scenic vistas from every angle. The city of the oceans, the only European capital with sunsets on the sea, one of the world’s greatest natural harbors which attracted different civilizations, now reflected in its architecture and culture recalling Phoenicians, Celts, Romans, Visigoths and Moors. You will love this charming visual time-warp with vintage trams and medieval village-like neighborhoods and a reminiscence of the romantic decay of Venice, the exoticism of Naples or Istanbul, the laid-backness of Rome, echos of San Francisco, and Iberian spirit. Lunch* in Lisbon and then shop or just sit along the river Tagus River (or Rio Tejo). Then, back to the Villa for another amazing dinner.

Breakfast and Gourmet Dinner provided by Le Cordon Bleu-Paris Alum Chef Walter Eagleton and Artistic Gourmet Adventures at our villa.

Friday

Awake rested and ready to go. We will enjoy breakfast and again spend the day outdoors on the open water with a private cruise. Lunch at a nearby restaurant*. Back to the Villa where we will finish the evening with a special farewell dinner. Breakfast and dinner provided by Le Cordon Bleu-Paris Alum Chef Walter Eagleton and Artistic Gourmet Adventures at our villa.

Saturday

Today, we enjoy breakfast at our villa, then we say goodbye, transport you to the Lisbon airport and send you on your way home or on to your next adventure!

Itinerary subject to minor changes.

*Lunches not included in Adventure cost.

The Seafront Manor a frontline villa, located on a premier coastal road of the Cascais Riviera.The Villa is architecturally stunning, built in the ‘Portuguese Style’ popularised by the renowned architect, Raul Lino. The house was designed and built in 1923 by Gonçalo and José de Mello Breyner for Frederico Guillerme d’Orey. This property was inhabited for many years by D. José Correia de Sampaio and his family and later by the Marquess of Olhão, Dr. D. Pedro da Cunha de Mendonça e Menezes and his wife D.ª Assunção Perestrello d’Orey.

The location is truly unique, a leisurely km walk from the centre of Cascais and 500 m from the Marina. The famous Boca de Inferno and Santa Marta Lighthouse are situated on the picturesque rocky coast on the other side of one way road. A bridge crosses the beautiful cove that leads to Condes de Castro Guimarães Museum, the Cascais Cultural Centre and the Marina which is bordered by the Marechal Carmona Park.

A well maintained cycle path stretches from the world renowned Guincho Beach 9 km away and passes directly in front of the villa to Cascais. This path also stretches all along the coast to Lisbon, providing an excellent opportunity to exercise safely whilst appreciating the Portuguese Riviera.
The main entrance to the house is reached by ornate stone stairs that centers on the beautifully symmetrical front façade. The ground floor entrance leads into a beautiful wood paneled entrance hall with doors leading off to a large living and dining room. An incredible terrace wraps around the living areas, providing covered shade beneath a beautiful colonnade and sun drenched areas beyond, perfect for alfresco dining and soaking up the unspoiled sea views. A swimming pool set in the well manicured garden completes this wonderful Villa promising a truly unique stay in Cascais on the Portuguese Riviera.

All bedrooms have private bathrooms.

All excursions to Sintra, Lisbon, the coast and other destinations are included
Round trip transportation from Lisbon Airport to our Ocean Front Villa during ‘pick up’, ‘drop off’ window of 3:30-5:30pm
Breakfasts, lunches, gourmet dinners prepared by our Private Le Cordon Bleu-Paris trained Chef when dining at the Villa, and wine at the Villa is included

Not Included:
Airfare to Lisbon
Lunches during excursions

Travel Insurance is required and can be bought online from Travelguard.com/ or Allianz Travel Insurance.com

$3800 pp single occupancy
$3450 pp double occupancy

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