Private luxury tours in Portugal

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Luxury Portugal Tours

Highlights of Portugal
(7 Days)
Porto & Douro Valley, Lisbon & Sintra

Essence of Portugal
(11 Days)
Algarve, Lisbon & Sintra, Porto & Douro Valley

Portugal in Style
(8 Days)
Porto, Douro Valley, Lisbon with Sintra & Evora

Exclusive Portugal
(10 Days)
Madeira, Porto & Douro Valley, Lisbon with Sintra & Evora

Best of Lisbon & Beyond
(5 Days)
Lisbon with Sintra & Evora

Romantic Portugal
(9 Days)
Madeira, Lisbon & Sintra

Art & Design of Portugal
(9 Days)
Lisbon, Sintra, Porto & Douro Valley

Food & Wine of Portugal
(9 Days)
Porto, Douro Valley, Lisbon with Sintra & Evora

Journey Through Portugal
(11 Days)
Algarve, Lisbon & Sintra, Douro Valley, Porto

Multi-country Tours

Highlights of Spain & Portugal
(13 Days)
Barcelona, Madrid, Granada, Seville, Evora, Lisbon, Sintra

Jewish Tour of Portugal & Spain
(15 Days)
Porto & Douro Valley, Lisbon with Sintra & Evora, Seville & Cordoba, Madrid & Toledo, Barcelona & Girona

Highlights of Morocco & Portugal
(13 Days)
Fez, High Atlas Mountains, Marrakesh, Lisbon & Sintra, Porto & Douro Valley

Spain, Morocco & Portugal
(17 Days)
Barcelona, Granada, Seville, Cordoba, Madrid, Marrakesh, High Atlas Mountains, Lisbon

Exclusive Portugal

(10 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Madeira, Porto & Douro Valley, Lisbon with Sintra & Evora

This is the ultimate luxury tour of Portugal.

Begin on beautiful Madeira, a volcanic island off the coast of Africa with year-round balmy weather. Stay at an exclusive resort surrounded by lush gardens. During private touring, explore Funchal’s local markets, wineries, gardens, embroidery studios and other highlights. One day, enjoy a private four-wheel drive excursion into the heart of the island. Explore the dramatic natural landscapes and rugged coastline, and visit picturesque fishing villages and farming hamlets in the mountains. If desired, opt to hike along Madeira’s network of levada (irrigation canal) trails, or swim in natural rock pools on the northern coast. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can also arrange private yacht charters, fishing excursions, in-depth garden tours and private cooking lessons. Also enjoy plenty of time to relax at the resort.

Next, fly to Porto, the capital of Port wine and a city with a fascinating mix of architectural styles, including Roman, medieval, Baroque and contemporary. Stay in a luxurious hotel on a hillside overlooking wine cellars and the Douro River. During private touring, explore the historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See highlights such as the Palacio da Bolsa (Stock Exchange), the Se do Porto (Porto Cathedral) and the Livraria Lello, a historic bookstore with ornate woodwork. Browse specialty shops selling porcelain and Portuguese design products and local crafts, and perhaps opt to visit additional places such as the Serralves Museum, the Casa da Musica, attractions with beautiful Portuguese tiles, or the riverside neighborhood of Ribeira. Artisans of Leisure will also arrange a private tour and Port tasting at one of the city’s most renowned cellars.

One day, take a private excursion to the Douro Valley, a beautiful region along the Douro River. There, visit the best local wineries, explore romantic ancient towns along the Douro River, take an exclusive private river cruise in a traditional rabelo boat and enjoy spectacular views of the hills covered with terraced vineyards.

Continue to Lisbon, Portugal's vibrant capital on the Tagus River, to explore its rich culture, beautiful cityscapes and excellent food and wine. En route, visit Obidos, a picturesque hill town with an ancient castle and whitewashed buildings surrounded by medieval city walls. Alternatively, visit Batalha Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site containing the tomb of Henry the Navigator, or Alcobaca Monastery, a UNESCO site noted for its Gothic art and architecture.

Experience Lisbon as an insider during private touring with an expert local guide. Tour the historic Alfama district, the sophisticated Bairro Alto and Lapa districts and the riverside Belem district. See St. George’s Castle, Mosteiro dos Jeronimos monastery, Belem Tower and other impressive monuments of Moorish and Manueline architecture. Browse select shops offering Portuguese specialties such as azulejo tiles, embroidered linens, Indo-Portuguese furniture, gold jewelry, Portuguese design products and antiques. Sample local food specialties such as pasteis de nata custard tarts. Also tour museums according to your interests, including options such as the National Tile Museum, the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, the National Coach Museum and the Museum of Folk Art. Other touring options include the botanical gardens, miradouros (viewing points) in the hills around the city and a private appointment to visit the Ricardo do Spirito Santo Silva Foundation, which is dedicated to the preservation and reproduction of traditional Portuguese design and decorative art. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can arrange dinner reservations at Lisbon's best restaurants or a memorable fado music performance at a local club.

One day, enjoy a private excursion to Sintra, an aristocratic town of fairy-tale palaces and gardens among forested hills. During private touring in this UNESCO World Heritage Site, visit the romantic National Palace of Pena, the spectacular National Palace of Sintra and the narrow streets in the historic center of the town, including the former Jewish quarter. Another option is visiting Quinta da Regaleira, a villa and park. If desired, Artisans of Leisure can make lunch reservations at a wonderful restaurant in the seaside town of Cascais.

Spend another day exploring the highlights of the rural Alentejo region, known for its olive oil, wine, cheese and cork production. Enjoy a private tour of fascinating Evora, a beautiful city and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the narrow streets lined with whitewashed houses and see ancient Roman ruins and Moorish architecture. Also explore the historic Jewish quarter and tour the city’s Chapel of Bones. A lunch reservation will be made at one of the leading wine estates in the area. If desired, also visit the Cromlech and Menhir of Almendres, Neolithic ruins in a dense cork forest.

 

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Madeira

Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights

Day 2 Madeira

Half-day private 4WD tour around the island

Day 3 Madeira

Half-day private 4WD tour around the island

Day 4 Madeira - Porto

Private transfer to airport for flight to Porto (flight cost not included). Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights. Afternoon private city tour

Day 5 Porto & Douro Valley

Full-day private excursion to the Douro Valley, including wine tastings and private cruise on Douro River

Day 6 Porto - Lisbon

Morning Port cellar tour. Afternoon private transfer to Lisbon for 4 nights, with stop in Obidos en route   

Day 7 Lisbon

Full-day private city tour

Day 8 Lisbon

Full-day private excursion to Sintra and Cascais

Day 9 Lisbon

Full-day private excursion to Alentejo region, including visit to Evora and lunch at a winery

Day 10 Depart Lisbon
Private airport transfer

Hotels
Madeira: Reid's Palace
Porto: The Yeatman
Lisbon: Olissippo Lapa Palace, Hotel Bairro Alto or Four Seasons Lisbon

Cost
$14,450 Per person (based on double occupancy)