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Lisbon Surf Experience

1. Lisbon Surf Experience

Experience the impressive waves of the Atlantic Ocean on a half-day or full-day surf adventure from Lisbon, and discover some of the most beautiful white sand beaches and surf spots for beginners or advanced surfers just 10 to 30 minutes’ drive from the city center. Get to surf some of the coolest hidden spots with a local surfer. Transfer from Lisbon Zoo, enjoying views of the rich coastline and its varied elements along the way. See deserted beaches and uncrowded waves. Go to the Costa da Caparica, where the Tejo River (River Tagus) flows into the ocean. A place of unique natural heritage, the fossil cliffs of Caparica are a “Protected Landscape.” Carved by the fury of the waves and elements of erosion, the coastline receives swells of all kinds. It’s a consistent surf area, offering a variety of waves for all levels of surfing experience. Surf with different sized boards, depending on your skill set. Try different shapes, and discover the most suitable board for you. Full surf equipment and wetsuits are provided, along with optional video footage so you can check out your technique and make any adjustments as needed.

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Lisbon: Pastel de Nata Baking Class with Drinks

2. Lisbon: Pastel de Nata Baking Class with Drinks

Learn all about the delicious Portuguese Pastel de Nata by baking yourself a batch of these local pastries with the help of chefs and instructors in a pastry class. Make your way to the cozy and inviting kitchen, and be guided through the entire process from start to finish. Feel the soft texture of the dough in between your fingers, and smell the delightful aroma once your pastries are in the oven. Finally, tuck into your homemade Pastel de Nata, savoring its sweet flavors. During and after the class, sip on a variety of local beverages, to perfectly complement your gastronomical journey.

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Lisbon: 2-Hour Pastel de Nata Cooking Class

3. Lisbon: 2-Hour Pastel de Nata Cooking Class

Roll your sleeves up and get ready to make your own Pastel de Nata, Portugal's famous egg tarts. Join the chefs in the kitchen for a 2 hour hands-on cooking class.  With origins from the 19th-century, Pastel de Nata was created in monasteries and is probably Portugal's most iconic pastry and has become a national symbol. Loved by all, this pastry is becoming popular worldwide. Learn the secrets of this sugary temptation and take the recipe home with you to amaze all your family and friends. During this cooking class you will have the chance to make your own Pastel de Nata as well as another traditional Portuguese treat. Enjoy tea, coffee, and a light meal to share after cooking.

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Costa da Caparica: Surf Experience

4. Costa da Caparica: Surf Experience

Experience the incredible waves of the Atlantic Ocean on surf adventure just outside Lisbon. Discover beautiful white sand beaches and surf spots that are just 10 to 30 minutes’ drive from Lisbon city center. Find waves that are suitable for your skill level, from beginner to advanced. Get to surf some of the coolest hidden spots with a local surfer. The Costa da Caparica is where the Tejo River flows into the ocean. The coastline receives swells of all kinds. Surf with different sized boards, depending on your skillset and experience. Try different shapes, and discover the most suitable board for you as an expert instructor gives you tips. Full surf equipment and wetsuits are provided. Choose the option that includes video footage if you’d like to check out your technique and make any adjustments.

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Lisbon: Traditional Portuguese Cooking Class

5. Lisbon: Traditional Portuguese Cooking Class

Learn about the delicious Portuguese gastronomy and culture the proper way. Get in the cooking mood with some drinks and finger food while you learn about each dish, from spices to culinary approach. Cook yourself a traditional 3-course meal with the instruction of friendly and helpful chefs. Arrive to a cozy and inviting kitchen and start the night off right with appetizers and Portuguese wines and beer. Enrich your knowledge of cultural cooking, learning about each of the seasonal dishes and traditional techniques. Apply your new knowledge of Portuguese gastronomy by cooking each dish in a fun, step-by-step, and traditional Portuguese environment. Feel assured and welcomed by empathetic instructors, no matter your experience level.

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Lisbon: 1-Hour Portuguese Wine Tasting Session

6. Lisbon: 1-Hour Portuguese Wine Tasting Session

Choosing from a wine menu can be overwhelming if you are not familiar with the country’s wine. On this 1-hour guided wine tasting session, be introduced to and sample Portugal’s impressive offering of wines. During the session, learn about the history, flavors, grapes, and growing regions of Portuguese wines as well as how to pair wines with food. By the end of the class, you will have a better appreciation of Portuguese wine as well as an understanding of the link between wine and Portuguese culture throughout history. Please note that the experience takes place at a wine tasting bar and does not include dinner.

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Lisbon: Pastel de Nata Cooking Class with Local Baker

7. Lisbon: Pastel de Nata Cooking Class with Local Baker

Start the class with an introduction to the history of Pastel de Nata (custard tarts) as well as the family-run bakery where the workshop takes place. Try a variety of pastries that the bakery is renowned for.  Afterwards, head to the kitchen to begin the class. Learn how to create the delicate pastry from your expert instructor. Make the custard from scratch and bake your creations inside a professional oven. Enjoy a collaborative team activity, rather than individual cooking stations. Create at least 3 tarts by hand, forming the dough and filling the custard inside the pastry. After the tarts are ready, enjoy the fruit of your labor with coffee, tea, or sour cherry liqueur.

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Lisbon: Portuguese Cooking Class for Beginners

8. Lisbon: Portuguese Cooking Class for Beginners

If there´s one thing Portugal is good at, that is making food. Cooking is an important part of our culture, history and everyday life. Around the table friends, family, and strangers gather to sharing some of the most diverse food that Portugal has to offer. Step into the beautiful kitchen and cook your own authentic Portuguese meal during this 3-hour Portuguese cooking class. Get to know the story behind the recipes and ingredients passed down through generations. Come discover the secrets of Portuguese culinary tradition! During your 3-hour cooking class, your instructor will teach you to prepare 3 different dishes. After you have prepared your own dishes you will be able to enjoy a delicious meal. Enjoy your Portuguese dishes as well as some wine, tea, and coffee. After your cooking class, you will be provided with the recipes so you can prepare the dishes for your friends. 

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Lisbon: Surf or Bodyboard and Wine Tasting

9. Lisbon: Surf or Bodyboard and Wine Tasting

Travel from the Lisbon Zoo, taking in views of the rich coastline and its varied elements along the way to the Costa da Caparica, where the Tejo River (River Tagus) flows into the ocean. You will be provided with surf equipment and meet your instructor before beginning your surf experience.  After surfing take a break and visit a sunny fisherman village. Here, you will be given the opportunity to taste the fresh flavors of the Portuguese fish-based gastronomy. Marvel at the views of the spectacular protected landscapes and historical monuments in Arrábida Natural Park. After, enjoy a wine tasting in a historic cellar in one of the richest wine regions in Portugal, Setúbal.

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Lisbon Tiles and Tales: Full-Day Tile Workshop and Tour

10. Lisbon Tiles and Tales: Full-Day Tile Workshop and Tour

The beautiful Azulejo tiles you see in Lisbon and around Portugal are the result of an art form with a long history in the country that began during the Arabic occupation of the Iberian Peninsula. You’ll begin this 8-hour tour heading south of Lisbon to the beautiful Azeitão region, where you’ll visit the well-known Azulejos de Azeitão workshop. Learn how the tiles have been made over the years, as old techniques are still used to replicate centuries-old art. After learning the basics about the art, you’ll have a chance to paint your own tile, which will be baked later and sent to your hotel in Lisbon, or back home if your prefer (cost of shipping not included). After a busy morning, choose where you’d like to have lunch with your guide: The fishing village of Sesimbra is just a short drive away. Return to Lisbon and, en route, admire some of the most impressive tile artwork around the city. In the afternoon, you’ll visit the lovely Madre de Deus Convent, dating from the 15th century, and home to the Azulejo Museum. The interior of the church is a Baroque masterpiece, considered to be a total piece of art, where all elements were designed to form the perfect whole. The Museum features an impressive collection of tiles, ranging from the 15th century to contemporary artists, and includes the most important international schools, as the Spanish and Dutch, among others. End the visit seeing some iconic pieces from Portuguese masters such as Bordalo Pinheiro, Raúl Lino, and Maria Keil, among others.

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What people are saying about Lisbon Metropolitan Area

Filipe was very professional and helpful. Very knowledgable and full of general information too ! Good equipment and level of tuition very good. Highly recommend. Pity about the wind but unfortunately no control over it ,

The trainer was such a nice person, explained everything very well and the whole experience felt exciting but very safe. I would definitely do this again. Thank you, Nuno!

Alex was an amazing chef! Not only was he really fun, he was also very knowledgeable about each dish we cooked! I recommend this class, you will not be disappointed.

We loved the class!! The extra side dish of codfish fritters and the genuine love they had for teaching us not only the recipes but also their origin in history.

It was fantastic, and the best pastel de nata we ever tasted!