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Destination: Portugal

Our list of articles tagged with "Portugal."

May 21, 2024

A Hidden Gem in Lisbon: The Medeiros e Almeida House-Museum

Artisans of Leisure arranges private Lisbon tours featuring the top cultural highlights, including palaces, gardens and museums. A hidden gem is the Medeiros e Almeida Museum, an opulent house-museum known for its extensive decorative arts collection and incredible interiors.

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March 9, 2023

Must Try: Pasteis de Nata Pastries in Lisbon, Portugal

One of our favorite culinary experiences in Lisbon, Portugal, is savoring a delicious pastel de nata, the city’s iconic pastry. Artisans of Leisure arranges for our travelers to sample the best pasteis de nata like a local at historic bakeries and cafes throughout Portugal, including the specialty bakery where they originated.

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December 19, 2022

The Best Historic & Specialty Shops in Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, the vibrant capital of Portugal, is a great place to shop for unique specialty items that are integral to the country’s rich cultural heritage. Artisans of Leisure arranges visits to Lisbon’s best historic shops and ateliers, including private behind-the-scenes appointments upon request.

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December 7, 2020

Private Golf Tours in Portugal & Spain

An exclusive golf tour of Portugal or Spain is an ideal way to experience some of Europe’s top golf courses while staying at top hotels and resorts and enjoying private cultural touring as desired.

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July 26, 2016

The Douro Valley and Porto, Portugal

Portugal’s dramatic Douro Valley is a UNESCO World Heritage Site of steep hills covered in vineyards extending down, row by row, to the Douro River. The planting patterns form intricate designs in the hills, which are best viewed during a slow cruise up the river in a vintage wooden boat. Between the vineyard terraces, the […]

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February 19, 2013

Just Back: Portugal

Artisans of Leisure tours feature the very best of Portugal, including Madeira, Porto, the Douro Valley, Lisbon, Sintra and the Alentejo region.

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March 6, 2012

An Interview with an Artisans of Leisure Portugal Guide

Portugal is a cultural and culinary gem still waiting to be discovered by many travelers. Our carefully planned Portugal tours and excellent local guides give access to iconic Portugal experiences such as touring the atmospheric back streets of Lisbon, attending a fado performance, private wine and port wine tastings at local vineyards, and tracing echoes […]

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May 24, 2011

Private Shore Excursions the Artisans of Leisure Way

When taking a luxury cruise, a great way to make the most of your time in ports of call is with private shore excursions and private overland tours. Artisans of Leisure has a vast network of expert guides and drivers in cruise destinations around the world, and we work with sophisticated travelers to customize private […]

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April 3, 2009

Portuguese tiles (azulejos) are a visual delight and a travel highlight

We love Portugal and especially love the tiles (azulejos) that can be seen everywhere—on the exterior walls of private homes, in the train stations, on water fountains, and covering the walls of the magnificent countryside palaces. Tiles have been used as architectural and decorative elements for many centuries in Portugal. We’ve carefully selected our Portuguese guides—they are experts on the country’s history […]

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March 24, 2009

Private Jewish Heritage Tours

Many travelers ask us to incorporate people, places and activities of Jewish significance when they are traveling internationally with us. We can incorporate Jewish touring into any of our tours around the world, from Sydney to Shanghai and most places in between. Many travelers simply want us to incorporate some Jewish-related sightseeing in Europe, Asia, […]

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February 5, 2009

A gourmet hideaway in Lisbon’s botanical garden

Estufa Real Lisbon Estufa Real is located in Lisbon’s botanical gardens and was one of our most memorable dining experiences during our recent visit to Lisbon. The cuisine was innovative yet unpretentious, featuring fresh ingredients and herbs picked from the garden out the window. After dining, it’s worth strolling through the gardens. A driver is […]

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