(11 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis) Algarve, Lisbon, Sintra, Porto, Douro Valley
Begin in the Algarve, Portugal’s sunny southern coast. Stay at Vila Joya, an exclusive resort set in lush gardens overlooking the sea. During leisure time, enjoy the private beach, swimming pool, spa and acclaimed restaurant. Private touring and activities can be arranged upon request. Options include golfing, private yacht charters, hiking or biking in the Monchique Mountains, and private touring of cultural highlights in nearby Tavira, Lagos, Silves and Cape Sagres.
Transfer next to Lisbon, opting to stop en route in the rural Alentejo region, known for its olive oil, wine, cheese, and cork production. Taste wines at one of the leading estates in the area, and enjoy a private olive oil tasting and gourmet lunch of local specialties. Also, tour fascinating Evora, a former royal town and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the narrow streets lined with whitewashed houses and see the ancient Roman ruins and Moorish architecture. Alternatively, stop for a hiking excursion in the Arrabida Mountains near Setubal.
Continue to Lisbon for several days to enjoy its culture, rich history, beautiful cityscapes and excellent food and wine. Experience the city like an insider during in-depth private touring. Visit the city’s highlights—monuments of beautiful Moorish architecture, the old Alfama district, the sophisticated Bairro Alto and Lapa districts, important museums in Belem and elsewhere, select specialty shops (gold, tiles, antiques, linens, needlepoint rugs, Indo-Portuguese furniture) and more. Reservations will be made at the city’s best restaurants each night. Also enjoy a memorable fado performance at a local club. One day, take a wonderful private excursion to the lovely aristocratic town of Sintra to see the spectacular castles, manors, gardens, and backstreets that feature Portuguese design, architecture and history at its finest.
Finally, transfer to the city of Porto, the capital of port wine and a fascinating mix of Baroque and modern art and architecture. En route, stop to tour the whitewashed village of Obidos or the monasteries at Batalha and Alcobaca. In Porto, enjoy a private tour of the city’s narrow streets in the UNESCO-listed historical sector and see the city's highlights. One day, take a private excursion to the Douro Valley. There, visit the best local wineries, explore romantic ancient towns along the Douro river, take an exclusive private river cruise, and enjoy the beautiful terraced landscapes.
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 4 nights
Algarve – Lisbon
Private overland transfer to Lisbon for 3 nights, with option to stop en route for cultural and culinary touring in Evora and the Alentejo region, or hiking in the Arrabida Mountains near Setubal
Full-day private city tour
Lisbon & Sintra
Full-day private excursion to Sintra
Lisbon – Porto
Private overland transfer to Porto for 3 nights, with touring en route
Half-day private city tour
Porto & Douro
Full-day private excursion to the Douro Valley, including wine tastings and private cruise on Douro River
Private airport transfer
Olissippo Lapa Palace or Bairro Alto Hotel
Per person (double occupancy)
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