- Big groups only!
After a short walk in the old Alfama district, this gastronomic and cultural event intends to create an immersive, gastronomic and cultural experience to introduce you to Portuguese wines, food and Fado music!
WHO SAID BIG GROUPS CAN'T HAVE AN INTIMATE EXPERIENCE?
To whom? Big groups from 40 to 70 people.
Duration: 3h experience on the boat
Prices estimation (50 people): 10.000€
Organic/biodynamic wine tasting with two wine experts: 750€ (extra)
Fado concert (1h): 1.200€ (extra)
Relaxed buffet style or sit-down dinner in a beautiful setting you choose! It’s an opportunity to learn about the history and Portuguese curiosities, to cruise and relax, all while eating and drinking local products from Portuguese cuisine and, eventually, discovering unique and rare Portuguese wines from small local producers while listening to Fado music.
Or boat trip casts off near Belém Tower, a privileged area to explore some of the most famous historical monuments from the calm of the Tagus River. It’s an opportunity to learn about history and Portuguese curiosities, to cruise and relax, all while eating and drinking off an exclusive menu.
We immerse ourselves in the old part of Lisbon, namely Terreiro do Paço and Alfama. Learn how Lisbon’s port and margins evolved along the centuries, see the old fish markets, the places where Romans produced a fish sauce called garum, and learn about the richness of the Tagus river and how it all shaped cultures, battles, empires, and the cosmopolitan Lisbon of today.
Along our way, the 7 hills of Lisbon will become clearer in a continuous silhouette against the sky: See Graça, Saint Jorge Castle and some of the best lookout points that this city has to offer, like the miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara and Adamastor.
With Lisbon as a backdrop and a welcoming cocktail in your hand we begin to explore Portuguese cuisine and wine.
Our Lisbon sailboat tour then changes direction, and you’ll be amazed by the diversity of the landscape. On the opposite margin, you can see the old stores where Port wine and dried codfish were kept, the Cristo Rei statue, plus lots of street art and secret restaurants to make plans for.
While eating, drinking and learning about Portuguese food, we slowly approach Belém Tower, Jerónimos Monastery and Padrão dos Descobrimentos Monument, an area devoted to 15th-century Portuguese sailors and known for its peculiar architectural features.
To spicy our experience we can have a performance of three Portuguese musicians, exploring the landscape of Fado Portuguese music, its roots, and contemporary declinations after the meal.
For this experience we can also have (extra budget) a wine tasting room, along all trip, with unique and rare Portuguese Wines, from organic and biodynamic small production presented by two enthusiastic wine experts!
Both experiences can be required if you wish to add them to your boat trip.
WELCOME COCKTAIL: tonic Porto
APPETIZERS: different sorts of smoked chorizos (namely morcela and farinheira) or different sorts of cheeses
SOFT BAR: White and red wine, beer, sodas, water
* This experience can be 100% suitable for vegans, vegetarians, gluten-free foodies, pescatarians, lactose intolerant, and keto diet travelers.
Depending where the boat is anchored we might meet at Doca dos Espanhol or Doca de Belém, at a 15mn distance from the city historical center, by car.
Both locations are close to each other and you will receive a detailed description of how to reach them after you book.
Fado is a music genre, originally from Lisbon back in the 1820s. In popular belief, fado is a form of music characterized by mournful tunes and lyrics, often about the sea or the life of the poor, and infused with a sentiment of resignation, fate and melancholia. It’s performed by a singer and one or two guitar players. The guitar is a Portuguese guitar, it’s a plucked string instrument with twelve steel strings, strung in six courses of two strings. It is one of the few musical instruments that still uses watch-key or Preston tuners.
Any reservation is subjected to the boat’s availability.
For that reason, we recommend booking with the maximum advance.
Our proposals are valid for a period of 30 days from the date of their submission.
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