Our private Portugal trips are made to fit your taste and customized for private travel. Unlike some agencies we only offer private tours. This means better service and personalization for our clients. It also means when you travel with us in Portugal you will have our 24/7 support and the safest anti-virus hygiene protocols for our private transfers and restaurant selections. OK now why Portugal?
The Romans and Moors loved Portugal so much they stayed over 1000 years! Conquering a country is hard, but a once-in-a-lifetime Portugal luxury tour is easy with our expertise on your side.
Now see one of our customer’s favorites, a unique private Portugal tour itinerary. Probably you’ll like some of this but not all? That’s 100% normal and that’s why all our Portugal private 2022 trips are customized to fit.
Lisbon’s unique style and imperial heritage. Sample petiscos / tapas. vinos and feel the Fado, Portugal´s live soul music. Lovely Oporto with the Duero river, wine + architecture. For romance, Sintra’s fairy-tale palaces + aristocratic ambiance await.
On the Algarve coast, sailing, cycling or hiking. For historic fun, enjoy the UNESCO-listed Roman & Medieval heritage of Evora, ancient dolmens and Alentejo artisan olive oils and cheeses.
Availability may be limited as 2022 looks to be a very busy travel season.
Day 1 – Private Portugal Tour in 2022
Arrival in Porto: afternoon – arrive hotel. We think the Yeatman is terrific but somewhere more
river accessible like the Pestana Porto is better, especially for the men sneaking out
for sunrise or sunset photos. With the overnight travel, it is best to relax at the
hotel and enjoy a great dinner. Perhaps a port wine tasting? Arcadia Chocolate
store for chocolate tasting? Restaurants I think look terrific are O Paparico, Taberna
dos Mercadores, Pedro Limao, or Bacalhau. Maybe the Ode Porto Wine House at the
Praia de Matosinhos. We are open to suggestions and often prefer non touristy
restaurants with a nice view.
Day 2 – Private Portugal Tour in 2022
1 st full day Porto: 4 hour city private guided tour: Se Cathedral, Livraria Lello bookstore, Dom Luis I Bridge, Clerigos Church and Tower, Mercado do Bolhao (if it has reopened). Lunch and perhaps an
afternoon Douro River cruise on a Ribero Boat. Perhaps the bridge climb for the
photographers. Dinneral fresco style, at one of the best restaurants.
Day 3 – Private Portugal Tour in 2022 2nd full day Porto:
All day tour of Amarante, Regua and Pinhao of the Douro River Valley (with lunch,
wine tasting, tour, and grape stomping). Go to Quinta de Pacheca in Regua or
Quinto do Seixo. Dinner at one of the top restaurants.
Day 4 – Private Portugal Tour in 2022 3rd full day Porto:
Tour of Aveiro and the Costa Nova Beach. Gondola boat ride in Aveiro and lunch at
Salpoente in Nova Beach. Return to Porto.
Day 5 – Private Portugal Tour in 2022:
Depart Porto by train to Lisbon. Driver takes us to train station from the
hotel. Hotel: Pestana CR7 Hotel. or upgrade to the Olisippo Lapa Palace.
Is that an option or is there another hotel centrally located
in the city with good views? Depending on arrival time and day of the week, girls
can shop and guys can photograph the city. See a few of the popular city sights.
Perhaps this is a good night for one of the popular Fado dinner shows.
Day 6 – Private Portugal Tour in 2022 Lisbon:
City tour. See the Belem Tower, Sao Jorge Castle, Jeronimos Monastery, Alfama
District, National Tile Museum etc. It will be important for the photographers (and
us to some extent) to photograph from as many miradouros as possible especially
the Sao Pedro de Alcantara, Senhora do Monte, Portas do Sol and Santa Catarina.
Perhaps take the Tram 28 or Santa Justa Elevator or a scenic boat ride on the Tagus
River. If we are in Lisbon on a Tuesday or Saturday, we would like to go to the Feira
da Ladra. Dinner at one of the great restaurants like Cervejaria Ramiro, Mini Bar,
Time out Market, Belcanto or Loco.
Day 7 – Private Portugal Tour in 2022 Lisbon:
Travel to Sintra, Cascais and Estoril. Important to see the Pena Palace, gardens,
Castle of the Moors and Quinta de Regaleira. Perhaps lunch in Cascais at Monte Mar
or at Azenhas do Mar in Azenhas do Mar.
Day 8 – Private Portugal Tour in 2022: Lisbon:
Travel to Nazare, Obidos (Caldas da Rainha) and Tomar.
Day 9 – Private Portugal Tour in 2022
Travel by luxury van to Evora, arriving late afternoon. Visit the Roman ruins and
Bones Chapel. Hotel: Convento do Espinheiro.
Or as your travel guide suggested, simply visit Evora in the afternoon and stay at the
Herdade dos Grous in Magros in the countryside.
Day 10 – Private Portugal Tour in 2022
Travel by luxury van to the Algarve region. Hotel in Albufeira at Pine Cliffs Hotel. Or
the Conrad Algarve as listed on your website. We like to be near a beach or town.
Perhaps a private boat tour to the Benagil Caves.
Day 11 – Private Portugal Tour in 2022 – Algarve Region
Tour of Lagos, Ferragudo and Sagres, perhaps Tavira and Olhao and Olhao Market.
Seeing various beaches, rock formations and caves. Perhaps a half day hike like
hiking Cliffside from Carvoeiro to Praia de Marinha. Eat at O’Rustico one night.
Day 12 – Private Portugal Tour in 2022 – Algarve Region
Private sailing, kayaking or yachting tour.
Day 13 – Private Portugal Tour in 2022 – Algarve Region:
Relaxing last day. Spa, shopping, beach time and photography.
Day 14 – Private Portugal Tour in 2022: Transfer to Faro Airport for return flight home.
At Magical Spain & Portugal, we customize each trip to fit our clients unique taste.
We have run Private Luxury Portugal Tours for serious food & wine lovers,
for art & history aficionados, for active & sport minded folks and even for for high end photographers.
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Maybe enjoy spa activities and shopping at least once each in Porto and/or
Lisbon. Spending time at the spa and relaxing in the Algarve region would be great.
Let’s take it easy with visiting all of the museums or churches or cathedrals and do other fun things
Depending on the touring days being Sunday or Monday when
museums, shops and restaurants are closed, we are flexible. I will check with the
girls about interest in cooking or pottery classes.
I think it is best to give you the itinerary I have been working on after several weeks
of research for this private Portugal family tour in 2022.
We are certainly flexible with dates and itineraries.Maybe you are not interested in visiting Coimbra unless there is something exciting to see besides the university.