Luxury Portugal Tours

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

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

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

Lisbon, Sintra & Cascais
(10 Days)
Lisbon, Sintra, Cascais

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

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

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

Jewish Tour of Portugal
(10 Days)
Porto with Douro Valley & Belmonte, Alentejo region with Castelo de Vide, Marvao & Evora, Lisbon with Sintra, Cascais, Obidos & Tomar

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

Luxury Golf Tour of Portugal
(9 Days)
Lisbon & environs, Algarve

Multi-country Tours

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

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

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

Food & Wine Tour of the Basque Country & Portugal
(14 days)
Bilbao, Biarritz, San Sebastian, Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Douro Valley, Porto, Lisbon

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

Lisbon, Sintra & Cascais

(10 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Lisbon, Sintra & Cascais

This exclusive private Portugal tour focuses on the highlights of sophisticated Lisbon and the beautiful nearby towns of Sintra and Cascais. Perfect for travelers interested in culture, cuisine, gardens, decorative arts and architecture, it includes private touring of fascinating historical districts, top museums, lavish country estates and stunning gardens, as well as time to relax at a luxurious beachside resort.

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 or the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum. Other touring options include vibrant food markets, a tour of a historic tile factory, visits to beautiful gardens, stops at scenic viewpoints overlooking 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.

Continue to Sintra, an aristocratic town of fairy-tale palaces and gardens among forested hills. En route, visit the privately owned Fronteira Palace, famous for its beautiful formal gardens filled with statues, water features and azulejo tiles. Also visit the National Palace and Gardens of Queluz, a lavish royal palace with sumptuous interiors and magnificent gardens.

During private touring in Sintra, visit highlights of the Cultural Landscape of Sintra UNESCO World Heritage Site, such as the National Palace of Pena, a romantic hilltop castle with fantastical architecture; the National Palace of Sintra, one of the oldest royal palaces in Portugal and a rich repository of azulejo tile decorations; Quinta da Regaleira, an ornate, neo-Gothic villa on leafy grounds with sculptures and mysterious initiation wells; the Park and Palace of Monserrate, an exquisite fusion of Gothic, Moorish and Indian revivalist architecture with impressive botanical gardens; and the Convent of the Capuchos, the atmospheric ruins of a Franciscan hermitage deep in the forest. Other options in Sintra include Chalet Biester and the hilltop ruins of a Moorish castle. Also tour the narrow streets in the historic center of town, including the former Jewish quarter, and sample famous local pastries such as travesseiro (puff pastry with almonds and sugar) and queijada de Sintra (cheese pastry).

Continue to a luxurious resort in Cascais, an upscale seaside town on the Portuguese Riviera. Walk through the historic center, a charming mix of historical buildings, and see other highlights, such as clear-watered inlets popular for swimming, golden sand beaches, historic seaside villas, upscale shops and gourmet restaurants. One morning, enjoy a private boat charter along the coast to take in views of seaside cliffs, sand dunes and exclusive vacation houses. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can arrange private cooking classes, horseback riding, surfing, golf, visiting nature reserves, touring contemporary art and architecture sites, and more.

Return to Lisbon for flexible private touring or a half-day private excursion. Options include exploring interesting neighborhoods, culinary touring, shopping, visiting museums and cultural sites, hiking, golfing or taking an excursion to see archaeological sites, gardens, dinosaur tracks, renowned tile studios or local beach villages such as Comporta. Daily touring will be fully customized to suit your interests. Artisans of Leisure will also assist with advance dining reservations at Lisbon’s top restaurants.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Lisbon

Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights

Day 2 Lisbon

Full-day private city tour. Evening fado tickets

Day 3 Lisbon

Full-day private city tour

Day 4 Lisbon Sintra

Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights, with touring en route

Day 5 Sintra

Full-day private tour

Day 6 Sintra Cascais

Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights, with touring in and around Cascais en route

Day 7 Cascais

Half-day private boat excursion. Balance of day at leisure to enjoy Cascais

Day 8 Cascais Lisbon

Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights. Balance of the day at leisure for independent exploration

Day 9 Lisbon
Morning private touring or excursion. Afternoon at leisure for shopping, dining and independent exploration
Day 10 Depart Lisbon
Private airport transfer

Hotels
Lisbon: Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon (first stay) and Bairro Alto Hotel (second stay)
Sintra: Tivoli Palacio de Seteais
Cascais: The Albatroz Hotel

Cost
$16,955 Per person (based on double occupancy)

Luxury Portugal Tours

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

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

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

Lisbon, Sintra & Cascais
(10 Days)
Lisbon, Sintra, Cascais

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

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

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

Jewish Tour of Portugal
(10 Days)
Porto with Douro Valley & Belmonte, Alentejo region with Castelo de Vide, Marvao & Evora, Lisbon with Sintra, Cascais, Obidos & Tomar

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

Luxury Golf Tour of Portugal
(9 Days)
Lisbon & environs, Algarve

Multi-country Tours

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

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

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

Food & Wine Tour of the Basque Country & Portugal
(14 days)
Bilbao, Biarritz, San Sebastian, Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Douro Valley, Porto, Lisbon

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

Testimonials

Portugal was outstanding — well organized and exactly what we hoped for. Great guides, perfect pace, great variety. Artisans of Leisure is consistently professional and thorough. 
~ P.G., Newtown Square, PA

Our Portugal and France tour was amazing!! The hotels were all wonderful. The tour guides were terrific. Artisans of Leisure customer service went beyond our expectations. 
~ J.K., Garden City, NY

We loved our Spain and Portugal tour and can’t thank you enough for your “spot on” recommendations and exceptional handling of all logistics. The guides were personable and true experts.
~ J.K., Los Angeles, CA

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