3 to 7 Days Gastronomic Programs
Our Gastronomic holidays in Algarve offer an immersive and hands on experience designed to teach you more about the Portuguese gastronomy, our local products and inspire you with recipes that are authentic and traditional.
We will take you to visit some of our local producers, including a internationally awarded olive oil producer; learn more about the finest Fleur de Sel (Salt flower) crystals in the world and the beautiful salt marshes where they grow; collect your own oysters on an unique Natural Reserve; discover local vineyards and learn more about our wines, tasting! You will have the chance to experience the Mediterranean lifestyle visiting some of the best local food markets, be able to select your own fresh products and choose all the ingredients we will need for the cooking sessions, also in our farm organic garden.
The programs include 3 to 7 nights accommodation at Monte do Álamo, our Charming Rural Hotel in Tavira, integrated in a 7 hectare farm with beautiful views over the sea and Tavira (5 min. drive). We are certified organic producers and use our own products and from local producers in the menus we serve to our guests.
These programs are also available for clients staying in a different accommodation.
The groups are small (from 2 to max 12 people) and generally are a mix of couples, singles, and friends traveling together. Everyone is here to enjoy the experience of cooking, eating and meeting new people, so never a problem for solo travelers. We can also organize programs for private groups (with the exclusive use of the house and all facilities).
We have prepared standard programs with different durations. Those programs include a variety of activities to introduce you to the authentic Portuguese gastronomy and culture, but can always be adjusted to each ones preferences.
3 nights / 4 Days
A complete introduction to the Portuguese culinary.
Includes 3 nights accommodation at Monte do Álamo with breakfast, Cooking Class, Dinner, Visit to a local producer, City tour and Boat tour with a Picnic.
(Available from March to June and in October)
From 690€/ Person
7 nights / 8 Days
The perfect itinerary to immerse in the local culture, through food. This program includes 7 nighs at Monte do Álamo with breakfast, Cooking Classes, Visits to markets and local producers, Wine Tasting, Guided tours, Picnic and other activities of your choice. (Available from February to October)
From 1290€/ Person
4 nights/ 12 people
An exclusive program designed for families and groups of friends that wish to experience the simple and authentic rhythm of the Algarve countryside and seaside. The group will have the whole farmhouse available for their comfort (max. 6 rooms / min. 4 nights ) and will be assisted by our staff.
(Available from February to October)
From 790€/ Person
The Booking Conditions you agree to when you make your booking apply to your trip.
You are required to pay a non-refundable deposit of 20% for your booking to be confirmed. If your booking is made within 60 days of the departure date then the full amount is payable at the time of booking.
Our advertised trip prices are subject to variable and seasonal pricing, both of which are standard practice within the travel industry. This means our trip prices may vary at any time in accordance with demand, market conditions and availability. Once you have received a quote the price will be locked in provided you pay the required deposit prior to the quote’s expiry. Any reduced pricing or discounts that may become available after you have paid your deposit will not apply. If you wish to cancel your booking to take advantage of a cheaper price, full cancellation conditions apply.
If you cancel some or all portions of your booking, the cancellation terms set out below will apply. A cancellation will only be effective when we receive written confirmation (by email).
If you cancel a trip:
60 days or more prior to departure - we will hold the non-refundable deposit amount as a credit (this can be used in a future program booked in the next 180 days - subject to availability).
Between 31 and 59 days prior to departure - we charge a cancellation fee of 30% of the total booking cost;
Between 30 and 15 days prior to departure - we charge a cancellation fee of 60% of the total booking cost; or
14 days or fewer prior to departure - we charge a cancellation fee of 100% of the booking cost.
If applied, the refund process will be initiated within 10 days of receiving your communication.