Cooking with the countess is not just a cooking lesson. It’s a fascinating journey through Portuguese culture and cuisine.

You will leave Porto in the morning, heading the Douro Valley. On the way, we’ll stop at the typical town of Amarante, where you’re going to get the chance to taste some of local pastries.

After this, the Countess will welcome you into her 17th Century Manor House, and will tell you all about her family’s history.
In her welcoming kitchen, you’ll be able to create a whole Portuguese lunch menu, under the Countess’ guidance.

After lunch, we’ll head to Lamego, for some more local delicacies and sightseeing.

Tour Highlights

Unique experience

Amazing cuisine

Meeting a member of the Portuguese aristocracy

Main Attractions

Amarante
Cooking class with the Countess
Gastronomic and cultural experience
17th Century Manor House
Lamego

About this tour

Duration: Up to 9 hours, usually between 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. However the schedule can be adapted according to your needs.

Private: Our tours are always private (just you and our guide/driver).

Tailor made: The tour will be adjusted and scheduled according to your specific interests and needs.

Pick you up and Drop off on the agreed spot: Our driver will pick you up at any agreed previously spot, like your hotel, airport, cruise terminal or another meeting point.

Our Guarantee: Our driver/guide will drive you during your tour, sharing stories and curiosities about the places you’ll visit as well as its historical context. Since our driver is also the guide, it’s possible that the guide won’t always join you on your visits inside of monuments. Find out why.

If you wish to have a guide with you full time, we recommend you to hire the services of a local licensed guide. Please contact us for a quotation and more information.

The price includes:

Cooking class with the Countess

Lunch

Local specialties

Private and exclusive Driver / Guide

Modern and Comfortable luxury Mercedes vehicle

Pick-up and Drop-off at a designated spot

Free Wifi and bottled water

24h/7 Customer Service Assistance

The price does not include:

Entrances and activities not mentioned in the program

Personal expenses

Gratuities