Private luxury tours in Portugal

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Luxury Portugal Tours

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

Best of Lisbon & Beyond
(5 Days)
Lisbon & environs

Essence of Portugal
(8 Days)
Porto, Douro Valley, Lisbon & environs

Portugal in Style
(10 Days)
Porto & Douro Valley, Lisbon & environs, Algarve

Exclusive Portugal
(11 Days)
Porto & Douro Valley, Lisbon & environs, Madeira

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

Art & Design of Portugal
(8 Days)
Lisbon & Sintra, Porto

Food & Wine of Portugal
(9 Days)
Porto, Douro Valley, Lisbon & environs

Garden Tour of Portugal
(9 Days)
Porto & Douro Valley, Sintra & Cascais, Lisbon

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

(11 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Porto & Douro Valley, Lisbon & environs, Madeira

This is the ultimate luxury tour of Portugal, including luxury resorts, wonderful food and wine, decorative arts and history, and the cultural highlights of each location—all with your own private guide and driver.

Begin in 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 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 beautiful Douro Valley, a hilly wine region along the Douro River. Visit the best local quintas (wine estates), take an exclusive private river cruise in a traditional rabelo boat, and enjoy spectacular views of hills covered with terraced vineyards.

Next, you will be privately transferred to Lisbon. En route, stop at favorite locations, such as picturesque villages with buildings covered in colorful tiles, important religious sites, historic towns or fascinating UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Next, 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 vibrant food markets, botanical gardens, scenic viewpoints overlooking the cityand 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. One evening, enjoy a memorable fado music performance at a local club. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can arrange dinner reservations at Lisbon's best restaurants.

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 highlights including 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. If desired, also visit the upscale 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. During a private tour of fascinating Evora, a beautiful city and UNESCO World Heritage Site, walk 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.

Fly to 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.

 

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Porto

Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights

Day 2 Porto

Full-day private city tour, including private Port cellar tour and tasting

Day 3 Porto & Douro Valley

Full-day excursion to wineries and villages, including private river cruise

Day 4 Porto - Lisbon

Private transfer to Lisbon for 4 nights with flexible touring en route. Afternoon at leisure

Day 5 Lisbon

Full-day private city tour. Evening fado performance tickets

Day 6

Lisbon, Sintra & Cascais

Full-day private excursion

  

Day 7 Lisbon

Full-day private city tour

Day 8 Lisbon, Evora & Alentejo region

Full-day private excursion or continue private city touring in Lisbon

Day 9 Lisbon - Madeira

Private airport transfer for flight to Madeira. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights

Day 10 Madeira

Half-day private 4WD tour, including gardens, embroidery workshops and other island highlights

Day 11 Madeira

Half-day private 4WD tour

Day 12 Depart Madeira

Private transfer to airport


Hotels
Porto: The Yeatman
Lisbon:

Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon, Olissippo Lapa Palace Hotel or Verride Palacio de Santa Catarina

Madeira: Belmond Reid's Palace Hotel Madeira

Cost
$15,870 Per person (based on double occupancy)