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– Highlights –

  • Private sailing or hiking adventure in the Algarve
  • Feel the Fado… Portugal´s soul music.
  • Avant-garde + elegant designs of Lisbon
  • Savour artisan cheeses, vinos + petiscos / tapas
  • Idyllic medieval and Roman towns.
  • Duero river, wine country + gourmet Oporto
  • Insider fun with savvy guides + No logistics stress.

– Accommodations –

  • The Yeatman – Porto
  • TBC – Vidago
  • Olissippo Lapa Palace or Four Seasons – Lisbon
  • TBC – Algarve
  • TBC – Evora

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This is a Sample Itinerary

– Itinerary – 


3 Nights – Oporto, 1 Night – Vidago, 4 Nights – Lisbon, 3 Nights – Evora, 2 Nights – Algarve Coast, 1 Night – Lisbon


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DAY 1: PORTO

After your arrival transfer + a strong Portuguese coffee or two, a private guided Duero river walk and petiscos / tapas tasting awaits. Porto known for fine port wine, architecture + old world charm. Later opt for sunset drinks seaside. We´ll hook you up at our fav places, not tourist traps.

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DAY 2: PORTO

Experience Porto’s elegant cultural, historic, food & wine gems: Opt for a private cooking class with a chef and meal or private cultural touring of unique Romanesque cathedral, a cool bookstore that inspired J.K. Rowling´s Harry Potter, or exquisite port wine tastings.

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DAY 3: DOURO BOAT or HIKE

Explore Douro wine region: Opt for guided hiking on verdant terraced hills near the alluring Douro River and vineyards …. or guided boat excursion to discover this UNESCO World Heritage site. Winery visits and tastings can be arranged if desired.

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DAY 4: GUIMARAES & CHAVES

Romantic historic charms abound on a private excursion: Chaves, a Roman town with handcarved wooden balconies and a medieval castle ready for Game of Thrones + Guimaraes, gorgeous old quarter of Guimaraes. Overnight in classic style in Vidago.

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DAY 5: OBIDOS -or- COIMBRA

Coimbra, the “Cambridge of Portugal” with one of Europe´s oldest universities. It was here that many of the elite of Portugal’s empire. Tour the beautiful campus with our guide.

Or the royal “wedding gift” town of Obidos, a whimsical white-washed walled town often gifted by Portuguese kings to their brides… Then on to Lisbon with your driver.

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DAY 6: LISBON

Wake up in luxury to Lisbon´s sensual colors, reminding of the exotic reach of Portugal´s former colonies. Later our fun expert guides you in historic Alfama district´s medieval lanes, epic vistas + St George Castle. Later taste petiscos (tapas), fine wines & cheeses.

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DAY 7: LISBON

Private touring of Lisbon, depending on your taste: Bairro Baixa, or Bairro Alto districts or a Royal historic monastery, fine art or modern design …. Next, channel great world explorers like Magellan, do the Tagus River by private boat. Tonight feel the passion of soulful fado.

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DAY 8: LISBON, SINTRA & CASCAIS

Private excursion to Great Gatsby-like palaces of Sintra…. this region was like Casablanca during World War II, with Nazi and Allied spies going at it. Then a lovely alfresco seaside meal with panoramic sea views in Cascais. Return to Lisbon.

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DAY 9: LISBON => ÉVORA

Private luxe transfer to UNESCO World Heritage Évora, a 2000-year-old Roman and medieval town. You enjoy modern suite in a historic property with ancient olive groves and full service spa. Opt to hike en route in the Arrabida Mountains before arrival.

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DAY 10: ÉVORA

Évora with an insider: Roman Temple, eclectic medieval bone chapel, a singular fortress cathedral that survived Moorish attacks with our savvy guide. Later perhaps a tasting of regional cheeses & wines in medieval wine cellar.

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DAY 11: ÉVORA

Experience “Iberian Stonehenge” prehistoric stone circles, dolmens, + quaint historic villages with hard-to-find artisan crafts (not made in China) or a herdade, a traditional Portuguese country estate, with friendly staff, citrus, olive oil, wine, cheese, and cork production.

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Day 12 AlGARVE COAST FUN

Opt for a private sailing or hiking adventure. The Algarve is a European favorite: sunny Mediterranean climate, scuba, surfing classes, mountain biking in the Monchique Mountains, private yacht or sailing charters, golfing, spas, golf, private touring + fine dining.

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Day 13: ALGARVE FOODIE FUN

Go gastronomic: uber-fresh seafood, artisan cheeses, Alentejo wines + the famous Piri-Piri, a tasty antioxidant rich spice imported from Portugal s colonial empire holdings in Mozambiqu ́ e. Often served with the grilled meats and fish.

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Day 14: ALGARVE CULTURAL FUN

Today opt for more active adventures or go cultural & historic: explore nearby Tavira, Lagos, Silves or Cape Sagres… Late afternoon private luxe transfer to Lisbon to your hotel.

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Day 15 ADÉUS / DEPARTURE AGAIN

Private luxe airport transfer to Lisbon to make your flight connection easy.


 

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