Experience Portugal on a private luxury tour, customized with expert guides, insider fun, VIP 24-7 service: Lisbon’s old-world charm, Porto’s creative heritage, rustic Alentejo, the Duero wine valley, Sintra’s fairy-tale palaces + aristocratic ambiance await. Savor fab food and feel the Fado, Portugal´s live soul music. On the Algarve coast, sail, surf or hike or do 2000-year-old Evora’s Roman heritage, Lusitano horses, ancient dolmens, olive oils, vinos & artisan cheeses. Contact Dan & the USA’s Iberia travel experts to tailor your private, custom Portugal tour from 5 to 15 days for 2022.

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Your Portugal luxury tour is customized for private travel from 5+ days. See a few insider ideas below. Availability may be limited.


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Note from Dan & Nuria in Spain 🙂  “Don’t book your Portugal tour until you talk to us. Living in Spain, we love to partake of Portugal’s many charms: from Lisbon’s old-world charm, the Algarve’s active fun, Porto’s creativity and Evora’s Roman heritage. Lately, we’ve enjoyed Lusitano horses, ancient dolmens, new olive oils and artisan cheeses of the Alentejo.  Our team in Madrid and Lisbon is delighted to customize your Portugal private tour”

 

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DAY 1:  PORTO

After your arrival + a strong Portuguese coffee, opt for a private guided Porto walk and petiscos tasting. Porto is known for a fascinating mix of architecture, + old world charm. Or do a private guide market visit + cooking class with a chef and meal.  Don’t miss the sunset views from our fav restaurants, exquisite Duero wines or the Porto bookstore that inspired J.K. Rowling´s, Harry Potter.

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DAY 2: 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 3:  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 started. Tour the beautiful campus with our guide.

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

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DAY 4: 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 discover petiscos (tapas), fine wines & cheeses and Lisbon’s famous pastries.

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DAY 5: 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 6:  SINTRA & CASCAIS

Private excursion to Great Gatsby-like palaces of Sintra… like the Pena Palace built by the Royal family.  Later your private driver & tour guide show you the  Cabo da Roca National Park, the westernmost site of Continental Europe. Or enjoy a lovely alfresco seaside meal with panoramic views in Cascais. Don’t forget the famous pastries: Queijadas of Sintra and Travesseiros. Return to Lisbon.

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DAY 7:  ANCIENT AUTHENTIC ALENTEJO 

Private transfer into the rustic beauty of the Alentejo region and a 2000-year-old Roman town. Évora is an authentic museum-city with timeless traditions and old walls nearly untouched. Opt to visit tiny post-card pretty hilltop villages, discover famous Lusitano horses on a ranch, enjoy artisan cheeses, wines or olive oils. Your tour is customized to fit your taste!

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DAY 8:  2000 YEAR OLD ÉVORA

Discover Évora as an insider: From the Roman Temple, to enigmatic medieval bone chapel, a unique fortress cathedral that survived Moorish attacks with our guidence. Later perhaps a fine regional meals and tasting of regional cheeses & wines in a medieval cellar. Or opt hike in the Arrabida Mountains. We design your days your way. Despite all the ancient history, you can still enjoy a modern suite in a historic hotel property with ancient olive groves and full service spa if desired.

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DAY 9:  IBERIA’S STONEHENGE  + LUSITANOS

Discover “Iberia’s Stonehenge,” prehistoric stone circles and dolmens or experiences on a working horse ranch with thoroughbred Lusitano horses + quaint historic villages with hard-to-find artisan crafts (not made in China 🙂 or visit a traditional Portuguese wine and olive estate for a tour and traditional lunch.  Citrus, olive oil, wine, cheese, and cork production are timeless crafts in Iberia since Roman times..

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Day 10:  ALGARVE COAST ADVENTURE

The sunny Algarve is a European favorite: Opt for hot air ballooning, historic village discovery, beach time, a private sailing or coastal hiking adventure.  Natural beauty, great food, scuba, surfing classes, mountain biking in the Monchique Mountains, private yacht or sailing charters, golfing, spas, golf, private, custom, luxury tours in Portugal, your way. A spa day is also an option.

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Day 11:  ALGARVE ACTIVE or CULTURAL FUN

Choose active Algarve outdoor fun or go cultural & historic exploring Tavira’s seaside castle, Lagos, Silves or Cape Sagre. Savor fresh fish, the famous Piri-Piri, a tasty antioxidant-rich spice imported from Portugal s colonial empire + cheeses, fine wines + and amazing Algarve sunsets. Your private Portugal luxury tour is tailor-made to fit your dates from 5 to 15 days and your taste. Contact Dan and the team today for a free consult on your dream vacation to Portugal! Carpe diem 🙂

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Day 12 DEPARTURE / ADÉUS 

Private transfer to Lisbon or Seville to make your travel connections easy.


 

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 Luxury Best of Portugal Tour Possible Accommodations 

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

More ideas for Northern Portugal private luxury cultural travel destinationa?…

 Discover GUIMARAES   &  CHAVES

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