11h15 - Arrival to Santar
11h30 - Santar Vila Jardim wine tasting at Casa dos Condes de Santar e Magalhães
As part of the "Gourmet" guided tour of Santar Vila Jardim, test your senses with Vila Jardim Branco and Red wines, and Serra da Estrela cheese with DOP, accompanied by wheat bread.
13h00 - Degustation lunch at Paço dos Cunhas restaurant (signature cuisine)
Nouvelle cuisine (signature cuisine), contemporary and bold, betting on highly differentiating and distinctive regional products.
The meal includes two starters, main course, dessert and wine pairing.
15h00 - Guided tour to the gardens of the Santar Vila Jardim project by the landscaper Fernando Caruncho
A real “Vila Jardim” with numerous historical gardens relevant to visit: Gardens of Casa dos Condes de Santar e Magalhães, Jardim da Magnólia, Jardim dos Linhares, Jardim Horta Ibérico Nogueira, Jardim da Igreja da Misericórdia, and Jardim of Casa das Fidalgas. Its owners have been the driving force behind the Santar Vila Jardim project, under the guidance of landscaper Fernando Caruncho, which brings together neighboring gardens, that are interconnected, providing a unique route full of charm and surprise.
The Casa dos Condes de Santar e Magalhães dates back to the 19th century and shows distinct phases of construction, the first oldest started by João Gonçalves do Amaral, morgado de Touriz, followed by other phases throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. The garden, to the south of the house, is entirely walled and is organized in levels, said to be of Italian influence, dating from the end of the 17th/18th century, with expansions and remodeling in the 19th and 20th centuries.
17h30 - Departure to Penalva do Castelo
18h30 - Reception for accommodation at Parador Casa da Ínsua by Montebelo Hotels & Resorts
In the center of Penalva do Castelo is one of the most beautiful recreational estates in Portugal. Casa da Ínsua has always been a reference in the region, not only for its history and valuable heritage, but for the dynamism of the farm, and today it is a Hotel-Parador of the Montebelo Hotels & Resorts Group.
The Parador Casa da Ínsua by Montebelo Hotel & Resorts offers a set of differentiating experiences, always with an intimate connection to the territory.
19h30 - Wine dinner at Parador Casa da Ínsua by Montebelo Hotels & Resorts
Inserted in the heart of the Dão wine lands, Casa da Ínsua's wine tradition dates back to the 17th century, reaching today with various distinctions.
With red grape varieties such as Touriga Nacional, Jaen, Tinta Pinheira, Alfrocheiro Preto, Cabernet Sauvignon and Tinta Roriz, and white grape varieties where Malvasia Fina, Encruzado and Semillon predominate, the Hotel-Parador of Casa da Ínsua has prepared a tasting menu, in a harmonization between chef and oenologist, to create the perfect combination between the wines of their grape varieties and the best that Portuguese gastronomy offers.
09h30 - Guided tour to the Gardens of Casa da Ínsua
The house was built in the 17th century and rebuilt in 1770/1780. Manuel de Albuquerque (b. 1853) made extensive investments in the house and the estate, having hired the Italian architect Nicola Bigaglia (1841-1908). The south façade of the house faces a large formal garden with boxwood beds, fountains, tanks, trees of different sizes punctuating camellias, magnolias, rhododendrons,... Along rows with monumental boxwoods, flanked by fields, vineyards and orchards, access to the forest where the streets are named after the ladies of the house: Camila de Faria, Laura, Luísa, Maria, Emília...
11h00 - Tasting of Casa da Ínsua products
Casa da Ínsua is at the origin of the much appreciated gourmet products that are today an ex-libris of the hotel.
This tasting promises a complete experience of your senses, including locally produced products such as wines, cheeses and jams. Enjoy the palates of the best products in the region. Whenever possible the tasting will be accompanied by a winemaker.
12h30 - Lunch at the Casa da Ínsua Parador by Montebelo Hotels & Resorts
The Parador Casa da Ínsua by Montebelo Hotel & Resorts stands out for its high gastronomy, with emphasis on the use of endogenous products.
For lunch, Parador Casa da Ínsua by Montebelo Hotel & Resorts offers a special gastronomic experience. The “Jardins Menu”, with a starter, a main course and a dessert, and the best suggestions from the chef.
14h00 - Departure to Mangualde
14h45 - Guided tour to the Palace and Gardens of the Counts of Anadia, wine tasting included
The Anadia Palace is located within one of the most notable Portuguese recreational estates. With more than 30ha, in the heart of the city of Mangualde, it maintains the original structure in its entirety. The dimensions are surprising, starting with the imposing palace.
In the Palace of the Counts of Anadia, the splendor of the Baroque architecture can be seen, the organization and experience of an 18th century Family Manor, with points of interest in the 19th century tile panels, the painting collection, porcelain and earthenware, historical costumes.
In the Historical Gardens, it will be possible to get to know the organization of a productive and leisure space, with the Loureiros tunnel, the remarkable trees, the Carreira das Aveleiras, the Exotic Garden and the buildings of the 17th and 18th centuries and the historical landscape, where this is inserted.
In the gardens, the vineyard of the Palace of the Counts of Anadia stands out, 12 hectares fully walled in the center of a city, central element of a historic agricultural garden.
The visit also passes through the Adega Histórica do Palácio, including the tasting of 2 wines, produced there.
18h15 - Departure from Mangualde