A Taste of Algarve
March 27-Apr 2, 2013 ~ Special Easter Offering
Why choose a Taste of Algarve?
- You demand more freedom than traditional tours offer
- You enjoy the companionship of others but like your own company occasionally
- Authentic local food & wine interests you
- You’d like to discover a healthy, life affirming cuisine
- Become a Port expert - white, ruby, tawny.
- Expand your network of interesting people by connecting with foodies of similar interests.
- Have time for your kind of activities – lounging, beachcombing, exploring, hiking, shopping, birdwatching
D. Dennery, Sri Lanka, Diversity Facilitator
What’s Included in A Taste of Algarve?
- Ample time each day to independently visit local sights of historic or cultural interests
- Daily scheduled culinary tours to artisanal producers (citrus, olive oil, sea salt, etc.)
- Stay in the lovely Holiday Inn Algarve in an oceanview room overlooking Armaçao de Pera’s panoramic Praia Grande
- Watch fishing boats be launched & hauled as well as the daily catch being unloaded; walk the 8 km arc of golden sand at your leisure
- A free copy of Algarve Dining: Gwen’s Guide to Good Eating and Deciphering the Portuguese Menu
- Tastings with educational overtones: local wines, Ports (ruby, tawny, white), cheese, olive oil, Piri-Piri sauce …plus much more!
- Cultural Sessions with Culinary Overtones: visit the best local farmer’s market, visit to a hillside village to explore how essential almonds are to Algarvean cuisine, visit to a citrus grove to pick oranges and lemons, visit to a Spanish border town, an evening or afternoon of Fado singing or Afro-Brazilian jazz in an up-scale café in a mountain town …plus more!
- Cooking a traditional Portuguese meal - choose produce & participate in a cooking a collective Portuguese meal, regardless of your cooking ability
- Concierge services that support your private explorations – explore independently going where whim takes you, guided by an experienced, knowledgeable person. Your concierge is Gwen McCauley, someone deeply familiar with the Algarve as well as someone who enjoys helping people create experiences that will thrill and delight. She’ll make maps, guide books, field guides, binoculars and other support materials available for your use. And she’ll happily offer detailed driving directions, advice on where to go and wisdom on which spots and activities will meet your specific needs when you are not traveling as part of the small group.