A Luxury Travel Guide of Portugal
Portugal is a perfect destination for the travel elite. It is a country full of art, astounding architecture, incredible history, fine food, and premium wine art lovers, it’s an excellent country for luxury seekers.
Even though the times are changing, in the last years, Portugal has gathered more concept stores, Michelin-starred restaurants, and boutique hotels all among in the stylish circles of the country. So, for a luxury-filled vacation in Portugal, read our guide to the places to go and the amazing things you can do.
When designing an extravagant vacation, the right hotel makes a world of difference and Portugal is filled with fabulous accommodations. From historic and grand to modern and chic, this astounding country is sure to deliver every taste of luxury style. Some obvious choices consist of the five-star Four Seasons Hotel Ritz, a symbol of luxury in Portugal since it was built in the late 1950s. Located on the southwest side of the Parque Eduardo VII, the Four Seasons Hotel Ritz (Lisbon) is within walking distance of certain landmarks such as the Marquês de Pombal Statue, as well as the designer stores on Avenida da Liberdade. On the other hand, for peace and quiet, you should try the Six Senses Douro Valley (Douro Valley) or even L'and Vineyards (Alentejo). Both of these regions are very alluring, each one with very different characteristics. Moreover, in the Six Senses Douro Valley, you will experience luxury and sustainability that go hand in this incredible resort, and let's not forget about the surroundings of it, simply stunning, a perfect place if you want to experience luxury and have a huge contact with nature. In the L'and Vineyards, prepare yourself for a perfect retreat under the stars, which offers very authentic wine and food experiences included.
The Portuguese gastronomy is influenced by the sea and land in which is full of seafood, meats, locally grown vegetables, and even spices that were introduced in its gastronomy during the country’s period of exploration. So, it's no surprise that what awaits you is a very relish experience that’s also deliciously extravagant. Some of the best restaurants awarded with Michelin stars are concentrate in the Lisbon area like Belcanto by the renowned Chef José Avillez’s that showcase the best of traditional cuisine or Alma by Chef Henrique Sá Pessoa, among others. Of course, you have also another great and awarded Michelin star restaurants though the North of the country like Pedro Lemos, Casa de Chá da Boa Nova by Chef Rui Paula, just to name a few.
See and Do
As you have been reading and already understood, Portugal has plenty to explore, from hilltop viewpoints to centuries-old landmarks and other incredible sites, so it has also plenty to do. If you are looking for authentic experiences while spending your time in this marvelous country in which all you want to savor and learn more about the Portuguese culture, food, and wine, then don't worry because Portugal has a lot of incredible offers. Such offers, consist in making and bottling your own wine, have exclusive dinners with wine pairings with a Chef, private cooking with a chef, painting and creating your own Portuguese tiles, classes of Portuguese pottery, or even making your own pastéis de nata? Wonderfull is in it?
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