The Essence of Portugal
Portugal has always been a fabulous destination and now, as the country enjoys a cultural and gastronomic boom, there has never been a better time to visit.
THE ALLURING CITIES OF LISBON AND PORTO, THE BEAUTIFUL DOURO VALLEY, THE BEACHES AND FINE DINING OF THE ALGARVE, TOGETHER WITH SOME UNFORGETTABLE RURAL EXPERIENCES PROVIDE THE TRAVELER WITH A WIDE RANGE OF EXCITING POSSIBILITIES.
As with Spain, we arrange outstanding guides throughout the country to allow you to learn and appreciate the history, art, architecture, customs and cultural traditions. Working with a broad network of insider collaborators, you also have access to a wide range of fascinating places and faces, such as amazing local guides, an authentic Fado singer, art experts, local artisans, wonderful winery owner, a range of chefs and foodie experts, Jewish heritage insiders and the skippers of boats that allow you to enjoy the breeze of the Discoveries.
We love to sprinkle itineraries with eclectic properties where you’ll always be assured of the sincere and warm Portugese hospitality. One of our favorites sits atop a medieval village embracing a castle and commanding majestic views across the countryside.
Lisbon makes an excellent entrée into the Iberian Peninsula but we strongly recommend you explore well beyond Lisbon, into the rural heartlands, along the stunning coastline and allow us to help you discover the essence of Portugal.
Lisbon & Beyond
An excellent entrée into the Iberian Peninsula, Lisbon is enjoying a spectacular cultural renaissance.
The Douro Valley
The “River of Gold”, the Douro runs through one of the most beautiful wine regions in the world.
Porto & the North
Portugal's northern jewel oozes culture, a buzzing foodie scene, with fabulous places to visit nearby.
The essence of the Portuguese countryside; rich heritage, rural charm and hilltop villages await you.
Between Lisbon & Porto
Combine the two main cities with a scenic journey offering authenticity, charm and surprises.
OUR HAPPY CLIENTS SAY
We had the most amazing honeymoon. Our favorite activities included the private cooking course at a chef’s house in Lisbon, a private sailboat ride at sunset from Cascais to Lisbon, a daytime tour around Sintra and Cascais with a very knowledgeable local tour guide. All of our hotels were incredible and unique. We were treated like royalty by all the drivers on each and every transfer. You were always available and we cannot thank you enough for everything!
We had a fabulous trip–thanks so much!! We loved all of the hotels-they were fantastic-beautiful, comfortable all with wonderful service. Each one of our guides was amazing. All so very knowledgeable, friendly, courteous and helpful. We also want to say how much we enjoyed the drivers throughout our trip! We loved learning about Portugal and experiencing its beauty, history and culture. We particularly enjoyed the tile painting workshop–and the cooking class was phenomenal!
We really had a wonderful time. Portugal was a fantastic way to end the trip. It was a true gem!
We really appreciated all your recommendations. I think you got a good feel for what we would enjoy. All I can say is, I wish you handled other parts of the world. I would call you routinely!!!
“We had a fabulous time with Andre in Lisbon. He’s really terrific, just a fun warm personable guide.”