Portugal, is an astonishingly beautiful country, with its soft, verdant landscapes awash with dense forests and wild flowers, dramatic coastlines and magnificent rivers, where the pace of life seems slower and the people charmingly courteous. There is a huge cultural diversity too – from the cosmopolitan sophistication of Lisbon with the stunning architecture of its grand public buildings, wealth of excellent museums and galleries, and world-class restaurants to the undiscovered rural villages, vineyards and smaller towns, still off the tourist beaten track where life seems unchanged for centuries.
Historic cities; the capital, Lisbon, Western Europe’s oldest city, draped over its seven hills. Alongside Roman stones and medieval convents, it sports exquisite tile work on every corner. with its grand monuments and maze of medieval alleyways it is a delight to explore. Porto meanwhile, the country’s second city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the best place to sample some of the many varieties of Portugal’s other notable contribution to the world, port wine and has a rich tradition of exploration and discovery, with many buildings and monuments reflecting its maritime past. Modern architecture blends with ancient monuments and a zest for life is reflected in an insatiable appetite for music and nightlife.
The Portuguese have embraced contemporary life without ever quite getting rid of the more appealing aspects of previous centuries and it is this delightful mix of old and new which makes the country such a delight to discover. The World Heritage Site of the Douro Valley is majestic, with vertiginous riverbanks sculpted by centuries of vineyard cultivation. It’s the world's oldest wine producing region and home of the famous port wine, plus others waiting to be discovered.
Down river, Porto is a tightly-clustered assortment of colourful tumbledown houses, soaring bell towers and stately Baroque churches. You can explore the winding network of narrow streets and zigzagging staircases that emerge in pretty, sun-drenched plazas. Head south to the Algarve, famous for its year-round championship golf courses and beaches that range from broad golden sands to small and sheltered coves.
As always, our experienced guides can seamlessly combine some or all of the country's highlights as part of our tailor-made tours, from surf-lashed Atlantic coastline to world-famous vineyards. On a luxury Portugal travel and vacation with us, you’ll gain an insight into the country on tours with local historians, artists and botanists, as well as gourmet cooking lessons and private wine tasting experiences. Our tours to Portugal allow you to experience this rich diversity for yourself and explore Portugal off the beaten path.
From enviable beaches and eclectic architecture to quaint fishing villages and famous vineyards, Portugal is a culture-rich country brimming with old-world charm.
We also offer a range of private yachts, luxury villas, private islands & private jet charters in Portugal.
Porto - The Douro Valley - Bairrada Wine Region - Colares Wine Region - Lisbon
16 Days / 15 Nights
Portugal is a country of strong wine and gastronomic tradition, and the excellent quality of its wines and food is recognized across the world, with numerous awards and distinctions won in international competitions such as Michelin Stars and Wine Magazines. In order to appreciate and learn more about them, there is nothing like visiting the regions, estates, landscapes to sample for yourself what this marvellous country can offer.
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