(Includes 3 rounds of golf, transport to and from courses, 7 nights aboard the SMM and all meals whilst onboard)
Sailing between Portugal's historic cities of Porto and Lisbon on the 82 year-old Santa Maria Manuela, this unique golf tour includes rounds on some of Portugal's finest golf courses. Located only 2 hours from most European capitals, Oporto and Lisbon are very much in vogue, offering a pleasant year-round climate and a rich variety of food, culture, music and entertainment.
The day of arrival you settle in to your cabin on the Santa Maria Manuela and enjoy a glass of wine from the local Douro region, and a typical Portuguese meal cooked aboard. The next day your first 18 holes will be at the ancient Oporto course. With its narrow fairways and brisk north wind, it is a course to set the men from the boys.
That evening we set sail along Portugal's rugged coastline aboard the Santa Maria Manuela for Peniche. The crew aboard welcome any help they can get to hoist the sails and ensure you get the most out of your experience aboard this 4 masted schooner.
After 36 hours under sail we pass the Berlengas Islands and arrive in Peniche, teeing off the following morning at Obidos' Praia D'el Rey Course, described as arguably one of the most stunning golf courses in Europe.
Another sunset departure takes us south to Lisbon in time for sunrise as we sail east up the River Tejo. A day of relaxation and sightseeing in Lisbon follows.
The final day of golf takes us to Oitavos Dunes Golf Course, set amongst pine woods and reforested dunes in an area of outstanding natural beauty with views over the ocean on most holes.
3 rounds of golf at Oporto, Praia D'el Rey and Oitavos Dunes Golf Courses
Sail as crew on the famous Santa Maria Manuela
Explore Porto and Lisbon and Portugal's rich diversity of culture, food and music
"Whilst our captain and crew will always use their best efforts to keep to the schedule, you safety is their primary concern and all itineraries are subject to weather and sea-state conditions"
Christened in 1937, and after many decades as a Portuguese cod fishing vessel in Newfoundland the renovated Santa Maria Manuela today is amongst the more comfortable tall ships on the water. All are welcomed aboard as members of the sailing crew and given every opportunity get personally involved in the sailing of the ship. No previous sailing experience is required to enjoy a voyage aboard the Santa Maria Manuela, just a spirit of adventure.
The ship follows a varied schedule including sail training programs, tall ships races, adventure sailing holidays, diving expeditions golf tours and island and coastline hops with the opportunity to enjoy the local food and culture. We also offer team development programs in partnership with a professional corporate training company.
The ship's facilities include kayaks, stand up paddle boards, fishing equipment and two 14 man power boats, adding to the fun at anchor. Cabins are basic but comfortable, each with a private ensuite shower and toilet. Wifi is available through the ships satellite system.
The Salon Terra Nova seats 42 for meals with bench sofas also offering enough comfort to relax or to be used for company meetings. Bars on deck and below help to create a relaxed atmosphere.
Food is a key part of the Santa Maria Manuela experience, with the ship's cook providing a variety of traditional Portuguese cuisine and other international dishes.
The ship is available for individual or group holidays, whole vessel charter, business meetings, events and product launches, and as a location for films.