Private luxury tours in Portugal

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Luxury Portugal Tours

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

Exclusive Portugal
(10 Days)
Madeira, Porto, Douro Valley, Lisbon, Sintra, Evora

Best of Lisbon & Beyond
(6 Days)
Lisbon, Obidos, Sintra, Evora

Romantic Portugal
(7 Days)
Madeira, Lisbon, Sintra

Traditional Portuguese Design
(5 Days)
Lisbon, Sintra

Food & Wine of Portugal
(8 Days)
Porto, Douro Valley, Lisbon, Sintra, Alentejo & Evora

Essence of Portugal
(11 Days)
Algarve, Lisbon, Sintra, Porto, Douro Valley

Multi-country Tours

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

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

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

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

Highlights of Spain & Portugal

(13 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Barcelona, Madrid, Granada, Seville, Evora, Lisbon, Sintra

This private, luxurious tour features the very best of Spain and Portugal: dynamic cities, beautiful landscapes, impressive UNESCO World Heritage sites, delicious food and wine, and rich cultural traditions. The tour includes acclaimed luxury hotels and private touring with sophisticated local experts.

Begin in Barcelona, one of Europe's most dynamic centers of modern design and cutting-edge cuisine. Discover Gaudi’s fantastical structures such as Sagrada Familia, Casa Mila, Casa Batllo or the hillside Parc Guell. Visit some of the city’s excellent museums, such as the Picasso Museum or Miro Museum. Stroll along Las Ramblas—Barcelona’s most famous boulevard—and explore the narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter and La Ribera. If desired, explore the city’s shopping districts, stopping at upscale boutiques along the broad Passeig de Gracia and design shops in the stylish Born and Raval neighborhoods. Also visit the city’s leading food markets, including the Santa Caterina Market and La Boqueria Market. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can also arrange a wide range of other activities in Barcelona, such as cooking lessons, excursions to Montserrat or the Costa Brava, private yacht charters, Jewish touring, tickets to soccer matches, hiking or biking in the nearby mountains, visiting favorite family attractions such as the Magic Fountain or Poble Espanyol, and wine tasting in the Penedes wine region.

Next, visit Madrid, the Spanish capital known for its elegant squares, stately Habsburg architecture, leafy boulevards and superb museums. With your expert private guide, explore the highlights of the city. See world-renowned museums such as the Prado Museum, Reina Sofia, CaixaForum, and/or the Thyssen-Bornemisza. Tour the majestic Royal Palace. Stroll through the exclusive shopping and residential districts. Also visit historic squares and lively markets, including the gourmet San Miguel Market. One evening, enjoy a private tasting tour of some of Madrid’s most beloved tapas bars. Upon request, additional experiences can be arranged such as tickets to soccer games and bullfights, preferred seats at Zarzuela performances, cooking lessons, touring with an art expert, visits to house-museums like Museo Cerralbo or Museo Sorolla, garden tours, shopping excursions, and touring of contemporary art and architecture sites.

Continue Granada, one of the richest and most populated cities in Europe during Moorish rule and still one of Spain's most breathtaking cities. With your expert private guide, tour the extraordinary Alhambra—one of the highlights of Spain—a stunning Moorish castle, palace and garden complex on a hillside overlooking the town. Visit the Generalife, the summer palace and gardens of Moorish royalty. Also tour the labyrinthine streets of the Albaicin—the old Arab Quarter—and discover a world full of winding, hilly streets, Moorish fountains, and teterías (Arabic tearooms).

Spend two nights in Seville, the capital of Andalusia and a city flavored as much by the sounds of flamenco and the smell of orange blossoms as by its 500-year domination by the Moors. Take an insider’s tour of this beautiful city. Explore the charming Santa Cruz neighborhood, tour the gardens and mosaic tile-covered rooms of the Reales Alcazares—a spectacular Moorish palace, see the world's largest Gothic cathedral (which contains the tomb of Christopher Columbus), browse specialty boutiques and markets, and other cultural highlights. One evening, you may wish to attend a local flamenco performance or a bullfight at the famed bullring. If desired, additional activities can be arranged, including visits to ceramics workshops in the Triana neighborhood, carriage rides through Plaza de Espana and Maria Luisa Park, seeing contemporary architecture such as Metropol Parasol, private flamenco dance or guitar lessons, architecture tours of World Expo buildings, visits to royal horse farms, and excursions to Roman ruins or pueblos blancos (whitewashed villages).

Next, you will be driven to Portugal. Stop in Evora, a beautiful city that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Alentejo region. Explore the narrow streets lined with whitewashed houses and see the ancient Roman ruins and Moorish architecture. 

Continue to Lisbon. Experience the city like an insider during in-depth private touring. Visit Lisbon’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, enjoy a 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. Also stop in Cascais, a charming seaside village.

 

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Barcelona, Spain

Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights

Day 2 Barcelona

Full-day private city tour

Day 3 Barcelona
Half-day private city tour
Day 4 Barcelona - Madrid

Private transfer to station for AVE train to Madrid. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights. Evening tapas tasting tour

Day 5 Madrid

Half-day private city tour

Day 6 Madrid - Granada

Private transfer to station for AVE train to Malaga. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights

Day 7
Granada
Full-day private tour
Day 8 Granada - Seville

Private transfer to Seville for 2 nights, with option to tour Ronda en route

Day 9 Seville

Half-day private walking tour

Day 10 Seville - Evora - Lisbon, Portugal

Private transfer to Lisbon for 3 nights, with private tour of Evora en route

Day 11 Lisbon

Full-day private city tour. Evening tickets to fado performance

Day 12 Lisbon & Sintra

Full-day private excursion to Sintra and Cascais

Day 13 Depart Lisbon
Private airport transfer

Hotels
Barcelona: Mandarin Oriental Barcelona or Hotel Arts Barcelona
Madrid: Hotel Ritz Madrid
Granada: La Bobadilla or Parador Nacional de San Francisco
Seville: Hotel Alfonso XIII
Lisbon: Olissippo Lapa Palace Hotel

Cost
$15,620 Per person (double occupancy)