Explore the breathtaking cities of Lisbon and Porto with Oldways and Chef John DaSilva of Chickadee Restaurant. Along the way, discover vineyards, local cheeses, charming ceramics, and more. Experience the fascinating culinary and cultural traditions of Portugal!

EXPLORE Portugal

Spend a week with Chickadee chef John DaSilva, cooking, eating, and touring in Lisbon and Porto

april 3-10, 2022

7-night stay in Lisbon and Porto

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What You’ll Love About Your Week in Portugal

Spend 7 days immersed in the food, history, and culture of Lisbon, the Douro Valley, and Porto

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Get a taste of Portugal on our 7-day tour. Featuring chef-led cooking demonstrations, winery visits, historical walking tours and guided museum tours, and so much more. We’ll be based in Lisbon and then in Porto, with Chef John DaSilva of the acclaimed Chickadee Restaurant as our guide.

On our trips, you don’t just get to taste a fabulous meal—you get the recipes and knowledge to bring these ”old ways” home with you. And in between all the excitement, you’ll have time to shop or take a siesta, and then relax in luxurious hotels at the end of the day!

Day-by-Day in Portugal


Sunday, april 3

Arrive at the Altis Avenida Hotel in Lisbon. Meet the Oldways staff, Chef DaSilva, and your fellow travelers, and enjoy a wine tasting and welcome dinner altogether.


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Lisbon Cooking Academy



Monday, april 4

Get oriented and learn about Portugal and Lisbon on our historical and cultural walking tour of the city. In the early evening, learn Portuguese dishes with Chef John DaSilva at Lisbon Cooking Academy, and enjoy a dinner of the same dishes.

Tuesday, april 5

Travel by tuk-tuk to Belem,  ​one of Lisbon’s neighborhoods. Stop at the Jeronimos Monastery,  and then sample the iconic Pastel de Nata at the famous Pastéis de Belém, continue to the Explorer’s Monument, and then a tour of the Museum of Ancient Art. We’ll explore Central Market and Time Out Lisbon, then move across the street to the charming restaurant, Lisboa e Linda, for a group lunch.


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Wednesday, april 6

We’ll check out of our hotel and begin the journey to Porto, stopping on the way at the Luis Pato Winery for a tour and tasting. When we arrive at the InterContinental Hotel in Porto, your first evening is free. 

Thursday, april 7

Chef DaSilva will present a lunchtime cooking demo, and afterwards we’ll tour a Port lodge. Dinner will be at the fabulous restaurant Barão Fladgate in Vila Nova de Gaia.






Friday, april 8

We will tour a vineyard in the Douro Valley before enjoying a brief cruise along the river. Your evening in Porto is free.

Saturday, april 9

You’ll have your choice of three special tours in Porto: 

Cork Experience

Pastel de Nata Baking Class

Tile and Art Class

You’ll have free time on your own for shopping, resting, eating, or touring Porto before our final farewell dinner altogether in Porto.


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Sunday, april 10

Tchau! Today you will check out, and we’ll help you arrange your transportation to the airport—or, perhaps you will choose to continue your stay in Portugal on your own!


Meet the Chef You’ll Be Traveling With

Our tour is led with Chef John DaSilva of Chickadee Restaurant in Boston. You’ll get to know the chef and learn from his expertise as we tour Portugal, as well as learn how to make traditional recipes. 


Watch the video below to see Chef DaSilva’s demo of a Portuguese-inspired recipe:

Portuguese Street Food Recipe — Chef Makes Grilled Linguiça and Pineapple from Portugal