A Luxury Travel Guide: 14 Days of Pure Opulence
A Luxury Travel Guide in Portugal: 14 Days of Pure Opulence
14 Days Portugal From Edge to Edge: a Coveted, Lavish, Luxury experience in Europe that allows you to discover Portugal in a special way. Uncover the secrets of Portuguese food, try Vintage's Unique Wines, and experience the country at its fullest! From fashion to heritage. Be surprised by the cultural richness of Lisbon, Évora, and Porto, its monuments, architecture and, its incredibly warm and authentic people. Are you ready for this once-in-a-lifetime experience?
You will stay in the best luxury hotels in Portugal, and enjoy some of the best wellness services. Discover the Portuguese cultural heritage guided by a private and certified local guide, try the tasty Alentejo cuisine, get to know its most distinguished wines, and fall in love with the romantic landscapes of the Douro Valley, the oldest demarcated region in the world. This wonderful luxurious experience will be a rich love story, your dream trip through the charms and corners of Portugal.
The journey starts in Lisbon, the Portuguese capital. You'll be received in the Four Seasons Hotel Ritz, located in the heart of one of the richest European cultural capitals, the hotel displays all the vintage glamor of Lisbon. A certified private guide will accompany you throughout the day, showing you all the cultural richness of the city. Meals are indebted between the hotel, the "Solar dos Presuntos", a restaurant that has undergone a refurbishment and is now in its best version; and Eleven's luxury gastronomic concept, which is deeply rooted in the expertise of its chef, Joachim Koerper.
Between lovely meals, the days in Lisbon are marked by days spent getting to know the cultural aspects of the city, but now it's time to head to Sintra. Sintra or Colina da Lua (Moon Hill), is a place full of magic and mystery, where Nature and the arts of Man come together in such a perfect symbiosis. It's a UNESCO World Heritage Site and you'll understand why at first glance.
After intense days, you arrive in Alentejo, the golden capital, where the land kisses the sun. Évora and its Roman heritage are your first stop after lunch, a wonderful location for history buffs and travelers who love to explore beyond the ordinary. If you want a real souvenir of Portugal, this is the place to get it, made with your own hands. There must be 20 potteries in São Pedro do Corval, the best city for potteries in the entire country. Here you will have a 15-minute workshop where you will be able to feel the clay with your hands and make a piece or paint it, in addition to following the entire process while shopping.
On the way to the Douro, stop at Quinta das Lágrimas, an obligatory and remarkable place. Quinta das Lágrimas has in its park a collection of world-class gardens: romantic, Japanese, medieval, aroma garden, an organic vegetable garden, and extensive woods. Arrived in the Douro, breathe, after all, you are in one of the UNESCO demarcated sites.
Sail aboard a private cruise on the River. Stroll through the Douro Valley aboard the Libertu's sailboat, feel the natural flow of this golden snake-shaped river, the Douro River. The Libertu's sailboat is a traditional Rabelo boat driven by the force of the wind, it is an incredible immersion experience, as you will feel connected to the heart of the Douro Valley, a dramatic landscaped valley covered by artificial slopes with endless green rows.
Quinta do Crasto will welcome you today with all its magnetism. Out of 1,500 wineries nominated worldwide for Best Vineyard in the World, Quinta do Crasto was selected as the 16th best winery in the world in 2021. People are friendly and warm, Quinta do Crasto is beautiful and here you don't you can expect nothing more than the most luxurious traditional lunch prepared with fresh and locally grown produce from the property. The meal starts with appetizers normally served in the pool area (designed by the architect Souto Moura, winner of the Pritzker Prize in 2011) a water mirror with breathtaking views.
The tour, complete and full of surprises, ends in Porto. You've reached the 12th day, and arrived in the city Invicta. You will be welcomed by the Le Monumental Palace, your new Portuguese address in the heart of Porto, on Avenida dos Aliados. The Monumental Hotel is historically luxurious and predestined for notable travelers.
Porto is a painting worthy of Klimt or Monet. Your tour guide is a certified private guide and will take you from the historic center to the emblematic Torre dos Clérigos, designed and decorated by the Italian architect Nicolau Nasoni, located next to the incomparable Lello Bookstore, considered by Lonely Planet as one of the three most beautiful bookstores in the world.
In Porto Taylor's cellars, you will be surprised by the magnificent views over the Douro River and the old historic center of Porto, a UNESCO-protected urban landscape. You will then visit Taylor's Wine Cellars and enjoy a Port wine tasting. For many, Taylor’s is the most distinguished wine-producing house in Porto, and drinking its wines is the most sublime experience. The wines tasted are unique, exclusive and we can guarantee that it is unique to Luxury Tours Portugal.
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