This journey is for anyone looking to explore their creative side and all of our activities and workshops are for beginners and seasoned artists alike! No Art experience necessary!
Our adventure begins in the diverse city of Lisbon where we’ll tour the old town with all its history, visit a vibrant women’s art collective in the heart of the city and learn how to paint keepsake traditional tiles, the perfect souvenir! Speaking of tile, did we mention that we’ll be visiting the National Tile Museum?! Portugal is famous across the globe for its decorative tiles and you’ll have the chance to dive into one of the largest collections of tiles and mosaics in the world!
Our journey continues to the eccentric town of Sintra famous for its eclectic palaces and botanical gardens and we’ll get to explore both the Pena Palace and the Monserrate Palace with time to sketch and art journal while surrounded by nature.
Next we’ll travel to the countryside and the historic town of Evora known for its small authentic feel and medieval ruins. We’ll explore its artisan markets along with a special visit to the Fábrica Alentejana de Lanifícios, a century-old textile factory where the traditional Alentejo blankets and rugs are handwoven on giant looms operated by trained weavers.
The charming Casa do Governador with its beautiful casitas set among the vineyards will be our home base as we explore all the countryside has to offer.
Day trips to neighboring villages famous for their traditional pottery, tastings at local organic vineyards to sample the wines of the Alejento region, exploration of Evora with a local guide along with chef-prepared meals and a cooking class highlight our stay.