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

Food & Wine of Portugal

(9 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Porto, Douro Valley, Lisbon with Sintra, Cascais & Alentejo

This private luxury tour features the best food and wine experiences in Portugal, as well as private touring of the country’s cultural highlights. Enjoy a cooking class, private wine tasting at top wine estates and cellars, meals featuring local food specialties, market visits and much more.

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.

Continue to the Douro Valley, a beautiful region along the Douro River. Stay at a quinta (wine estate) converted into a luxurious resort among terraced vineyards. During private touring, explore romantic ancient towns, enjoy private wine tasting at the best local wine estates and take an exclusive river cruise in a traditional rabelo boat. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can also arrange cooking classes, walks through villages, bird watching, kayaking, mountain biking and other activities in the region. Artisans of Leisure can also assist with spa and dining reservations.

Next, transfer to Lisbon. En route, stop in the Alenquer wine region for a private visit to a family-owned wine estate and a lunch of local specialties paired with some of the estate’s finest wines.  In Lisbon, experience the city 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. 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 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. Also, enjoy a tasting of regional cheese, homemade sausages and Portuguese wines in a local wine bar.

Venture to the resort town of Cascais on the Atlantic coast. With your private chef, visit the local market, then learn to prepare traditional Portuguese dishes in a manor house overlooking the ocean. After you finish cooking, enjoy your dishes for lunch accompanied by a selection of fine Portuguese wines. 

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. Alternatively, spend the day at a private, family-owned dairy farm and cheese factory in the Arrabida Mountains. Sample azeitao, a sheep’s milk cheese famous in the region, learn about the cheese making process and enjoy a delicious lunch hosted by the family in their home.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1

Arrive Porto
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights

Day 2

Porto
Half-day city tour, including Port tasting

Day 3

Porto - Douro Valley
Private transfer to resort for 2 nights

Day 4 Douro Valley

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

Day 5

Douro Valley – Lisbon
Private transfer to Lisbon for 4 nights

Day 6

Lisbon
Full-day private city tour. Evening fado performance tickets

Day 7

Lisbon, Cascais & Sintra
Full-day private excursion to Sintra and Cascais, including private cooking lesson

Day 8

Lisbon & Alentejo
Full-day private excursion to Alentejo including private culinary and wine touring and visit to Evora, or excursion to private cheese-producing farm near Setubal

Day 9

Depart Lisbon
Private airport transfer


Hotels
Porto: The Yeatman
Douro Valley: Six Senses Douro Valley
Lisbon: Olissippo Lapa Palace or Bairro Alto Hotel

Cost
$12,975 Per person (double occupancy)