THE PORTUGAL VOYAGE

LISBOA - ALGARVE - PORTO

Culinary and Culture lovers will indulge ALL the senses during this deep dive into   History, Gastronomy and Oenology.

Portugal is one of our favorite places in Europe due to the charm of it’s cities, the vibrancy of it’s culture and the surprising diversity and warmth of the people.  Let us guide you to the best food, wine, and sites that Portugal has to offer while you learn about how Africa has influenced it’s past and it’s present.  All through Portugal you’ll find the darker the berry,

THE SWEETER THE JUICE

The iconic and colorful seven hills of Lisbon, or Lisboa in Portuguese, are visible as you fly into the city.  An easy and affordable city full of history, art and mouthwatering cuisine, visitors love walking or taking the yellow and red trams that traverse Lisboa to take it all in.  Visits to museums, churches and monuments are just steps away from our beautiful boutique palace hotel.  Our palace hotel is not the only palace we’ll visit while traveling around this easily navigated country.  We’ll tour former Moorish Castles in the Algarve as well as the historic Palacio da Bolsa in Porto.

 Portugal’s history of colonization is well known around the world, but one of the benefits is that is now home to a richly diverse population of people of the African diaspora from the Americas and Africa. Exploring the various communities, their gastronomy and their businesses are a part of the unique flavor of our tours.

We will also highlight the Portuguese gastronomy alongside their incredible wines.  During our visit around the country from Lisboa, to the Algarve to Porto, our in-house sommelier (wine expert) will educate and create pairings for several meals.  From the well known rich red porto wine, named after the region, all the way to crisp flavors of the green vinho verde, everyone will have more than enough wine to pour some libations for the ancestors! 

 

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WHERE YOU'LL GO

Enjoy planes, trains and automobiles as you visit the cities of Lisboa and Porto, explore historic palaces and castles in Sintra and the Algarve and soak in the natural beauty of the landscape. 

WHAT YOU'LL DO

Tour cultural monuments, historic sites and delightful cities while basking in the exquisite cuisine and wine of Portugal. Tour the communities of the African Diaspora.

WHERE YOU'LL STAY

Our selection of beautiful and comfortable heritage boutique hotels throughout the country retain a sense of culture, provide incredible cuisine, wine and impeccable service.

Here's a Taste of the Day to Day Itinerary

DAY ONE

DEPART FOR PORTUGAL

DAY TWO

Arrive in Lisboa, transfer to hotel, Meet & Greet with Black Women Abroad founders. Cultural Awareness seminar, welcome dinner.

DAY THREE

Breakfast, Take the African History Tour through Lisboa, lunch at a Diasporan restaurant then a visit to Belem. A traditional custard tarte, the pasteis de Belem to snack on before an authentic dinner listening to Fado music.

DAY FOUR

Breakfast and travel by train to the beautiful town of Porto. Be ready for the curated lunches and dinners, strolls in the picturesque streets, indulging in wine tastings and a float along the river by boat.

DAY FIVE

Breakfast and a tour of the Old City of Porto with a visit to the Caves Ferreira Wine Cellar. Lunch in a quirky local cafe with a 5-star experience. Have a free afternoon or take a traditional Portuguese cooking class. Dine at our boutique hotel.

DAY SIX

Breakfast and jump on a one hour flight to experience the natural beauty of the Algarve, the southern coast of Portugal. Take in the slow pace and Moorish architecture as we travel from Faro to Tavira. Check in at the boutique hotel and lunch in an authentic Portuguese tapas restaurant, Artefact. Choice of cultural tours and experiences for the afternoon. Dine at the hotel.

DAY SEVEN

Early wake up to spend the day wandering the natural beauty of the coastline. Lunch at a traditional restaurant by the sea and enjoy the pristine beach. Quad trips for the adventure lovers and walking tours as well. Dinner at Cercle for an incredible Michelin star like experience.

DAY EIGHT

Breakfast and return by car along the rich landscape of the Algarve. In the Cascais region visit the castle of Sintra, and have lunch at a former Moorish fort. Return to a sunset sailboat cruise and dine at the boutique palace hotel in Lisboa.

DAY NINE

Breakfast in the hotel. Walk along the waterfront to the LX Factory or take a tram to the Time Out Market to shop and eat. Visit the city on electric bikes or choose to relax at a spa. Choose from our suggested tours. Pack and late checkout.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT YOUR PORTUGAL VOYAGE

What is included in your Voyage:

  • Black Women Abroad Onsite Staff
  • Local Tour guides in Lisboa, Porto and Tavira
  • 7 nights stay in boutique hotels
  • Daily breakfast buffet, 3 multi-course lunches, and 2 four-course dinners
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Walking African Heritage History tour through Lisboa
  • Sintra, Porto and Tavira Tours
  • Portuguese Wine Tours and Dinners
  • National Park Entry and Tour
  • VIP Meet + Greet Private Airport Transfer
  • Personalized Swag Bag

What is NOT included in your Voyage:

  • Round Trip International Airfare To And From Lisboa International Airport (LIS).
  • Passport/Visa Fees
  • COVID test and vaccinations
  • Activities Not Mentioned In The Itinerary
  • Travel Medical Insurance is required
  • Tips And Gratuities

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