A Classic Portugal Luxury Tour

Elegance and authenticity collide on this itinerary highlighting the very best of Portugal. This classic Portugal luxury tour travels to four of Portugal's essential hubs. Dive into the architecture, cuisine, history, and cultural traditions of Porto, Lisbon, Alentejo, and the Algarve over 12 perfect days. 

Itinerary at-a-glance:

  • Day 1 - 3: Porto
  • Day 4 - 7: Lisbon
  • Day 8 - 9: Alentejo
  • Day 10 - 12: Algarve

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Your classic Portugal luxury tour first begins amidst the charm and history of Porto. From your boutique accommodations in the heart of the city center, explore Porto’s culinary backstreets. Meet unique suppliers, visit traditional grocery stores, learn about the region's culinary traditions, and taste some Portuguese specialties along the way.

Meanwhile, your private guide will also introduce you to Porto's creative side. Highlights include the “cave of gold” Gothic Saint Francis church and Libraria Lello, one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world. You will also receive an introduction to Port wine production at one of the most iconic cellars in Portugal.

Your time in Porto then concludes with a vintage luxury boat tour along the Douro River, one of the bests of Portugal. Afterwards, disembark for a leisurely lunch and tour at a local wine estate in the Douro Valley.

Your Portugal luxury travel package then continues in the capital city of Lisbon. Indeed, Lisbon is home to a lively culture and history just waiting for discovery. However, you will have the chance to explore the history and cuisine of Coimbra en route.

Begin with a visit to the University of Coimbra with an expert guide. Also gain access to its private spaces. Then tour the Joanina Library, a Baroque masterpiece, in private. Lastly, taste the most authentic flavors of Coimbra in the city's many taverns, led by a local guide.

Upon arrival in Lisbon, reach the city's most emblematic sites in the sidecar of motorcycle for a different look at the city. You will even have the chance to go shopping with a personal shopper at some of the city's most historic stores. Clothing, ingredients, wine, antiques, chocolate, homewares, and accessories--everything is at your fingertips.

Two days have been set aside to explore the wonders of Belém and nearby Sintra. Indeed, highlights include private tours of the Torre de Belém fortress, Jerónimos Monastery, Pena Palace, and Quinta da Regaleira. However, the most exciting experiences come in the form of a picnic in the gardens of a palace and a drive in a vintage convertible sports car through Sintra -- something out of a fairy tale.

Following, a unique “Fado” tour, show, and dinner in the Alfama district introduces you to the soul of the city. 

Next, your classic Portugal luxury tour continues in Alentejo, a serene and lesser-visited region in southern Portugal. This area is famous for its local cuisine, castles, Roman ruins, wines, olive-oil, marble, and cork.

En route, stop in the winding, walled town of Évora, the capital of the Alentejo region and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a private tour of the Roman Temple, historic center, Old Cathedral, and Igreja de São Francisco. Here you you can visit the Capela dos Ossos (Chapel of Bones), built with around 5,000 human bones.

Then continue your Portugal luxury travels at your countryside escape at Herdade da Malhadinha Nova. This estate is an ideal haven for those in search of local traditions, leisurely wine tastings, and surprising late-night star gazing activities. A hot air balloon flight over the Alentejo plains and surprise picnic serves as a cornerstone of your stay. Additionally, go horseback riding among the cork oaks, participate in a boot workshop with an artisanal master, and take a cooking class in the hotel's Open Space Kitchen.

Finally, conclude your Portugal tour along the southern shores of the Algarve. From your indulgent clifftop resort, take part in the salt harvest with a local salt harvester. Also taste the typical products from the region. You also have the chance to participate in a fun winemaker experience at one of the best wine farms in the Algarve. 

It all concludes with a day trip to Culatra Island, where the island's president will introduce you to the island's residents, traditions, biggest delicacy: oysters. 

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