Palace of Mafra
Cost of this optional Palace of Mafra tour is only $47.97
Olive Oil Tasting
The group will visit a traditional and familiar estate (for 3 generations) - guided by the owner and will discover the history of the estate, learn about the Galega olive tree, native to Portugal, how the olive oil is made and taste the extra virgin Galega olive oil, savouring its qualities. Discover olive trees with 2000 years, and possibility for shopping high quality olive oil.
Cost of this optional Olive oil tasting is only $48.97 per person.
Portuguese Cooking Lesson
Cost of this optional Portuguese cooking lesson is only $126.97
TESTIMONIALS FROM PAST CRAFTOURS PORTUGAL TOURS:
Maureen Jones, Melbourne, FL - "A very memorable visit to Portugal. We spent time in Vila Vicosa, a small, beautiful town and in Lisbon, a large city, so we got to enjoy two vastly different parts of the country. The crafts the local artisans shared - cork, wood painting, dolls, gold restoration and sidewalk pavers were a few that I enjoyed. The passions, of the artists were passed on and it was evident their crafts were a labor of love. The local people we met were kind, friendly and helpful. The other tour members were delightful, and I thoroughly enjoyed spending days with them, and look forward to meeting them on future trips."
Nancy Chiancone, Silver Springs, MD - "Great experience! Loved the access we got to meet artisans and take part in learning their crafts."
Sheila Arney, Marshalltown, IA - "When I first read about this trip I thought it would be a good one to have my husband join me. I was not mistaken! I had been on a couple other trips that were more "craft" orientated, and this one was more of a "taste" of the country. Both of us thoroughly enjoyed the trip."
Ramona Tapper, Polk City, IA - "I really enjoyed this trip- we did get to see the highlights of Portugal- which is what the trip was titled."
Linda Evans, Farmington Hills, MI - "From the very beginning to the farewell dinner, every day was a new experience. The extraordinary landscapes, architecture and friendly people of Portugal made this trip more than I expected. I can’t wait for a return visit."
Barb Khaja, Kalamazoo, MI - “Wonderful trip. Includes so much more than the typical travel sites. The opportunities to visit the local crafts (tile painting/making; hand embroidered tapestries), agritourism (Olive oil farm; Wine making and heritage family estate; cork making and so much more) and local cooking lesson were all so very special. They provide what becomes the highlights of our memories. We had great walks (be prepared as Portugal is hilly and there is a lot of walking) in several picturesque cities. Our mountain drive was so lucky to have a sunshiny day. Beautiful. And on our free day we explored Lisbon and more by taking the metro and a train to Cascais (thanks to great instructions from our local guides) to see that area along with the fisherman's beach/boats.”
Nancy Vykouk, Lebanon, TN - “You put together a great tour of Portugal, I felt I was able to experience so much in the 6 days there! The tours were all top notch and the craft excursions were delightful! Well done!”
Susan Owen, Colorado Springs, CO - “Great idea to have the group experience both central Portugal (Evora) and big better-known European city Lisbon.”
Marilyn Wattenbarger, Red Deer, Alberta - “Great variety of activities for all. Tour guides were knowledgeable and helpful.”
Zaf Khaja, Kalamazoo, MI - “Excellent planning from start to finish. Timely & prompt communications before, during and after the trip. The local guides Eduardo & Patrice were excellent and went above and beyond the expected norm to make our tour the best experience. They took pride in their duties always with a welcome smile and caring courteous attention to detail. The Craftour guide Kate H was a pure delight and handled the groups needs with grace and dignity.”
Marianne Baumgartner, Dunwoody, GA - “It was an enjoyable trip to a new country & culture. I learned a lot.”
Diane Felice, St. Augustine, FL - “Wonderful trip! There was an excellent variety of things to see and do. The local tour guides as well as the Craftours guide were very helpful the entire time in getting info to all of us.”
Barbara Carbone - “The highlights for me were the wine and olive oil tastings. I learned a lot and they were fun, too. The countryside of Evora was beautiful. The hotels were beautiful with pampering accommodations.”
Tom Otey, Fishers, IN - “Learned a lot about Portugal that the average tourist would never discover.”
Kathy Bonnell, Sterling, IL - “Portugal is a beautiful country and the people are friendly. The food and wines are amazing! I loved the castles and cathedrals and the pastries, oh my!”