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Bleisure: a Touch of Luxury to your Corporate Travel

02.06.2021

You are an empowered and committed business corporate and your agenda couldn’t be busier with zoom calls and meetings. However, are you acquainted with the expression “bleisure”?

Bleisure is a neologism created from the words business and leisure, which comprehends the possibility of reconciling work and leisure on a professional trip. This phenomenon has become a global trend, as it has been increasingly difficult to separate business from leisure. There are many people who choose to take a small vacation combined with a professional trip, that is, they dedicate the necessary time to do business and opt to extend their trip in order to know the destination and relax.

It’s perfectly natural that during a business trip there’s some "free time", which anyone can predispose, after concluding one’s professional obligations. Bleisure travelers are characterized by combining their work commitments with tourism and leisure activities. Hence, if you need services that make travel easy and flexible, so you can both attend to your work commitments and still enjoy what is most authentic and luxurious in a destination. Here, we are able to fit your professional schedule into any of our luxury tailor-made tours. You just have to give our luxury travel advisers the necessary details and they will guide you through the rest. Keep reading and below you will find our suggestions.

 

1 Day Luxury Tour in Lisbon Wine Region

Lisbon is considered the European and Atlantic business hub, it’s probable that, in the near future, you’ll be visiting the Capital of Portugal for business purposes. At the end of an exhausting, but especially profitable meeting, it’s time to raise a wine of glass and toast. In fact, during this luxury tour in Lisbon, you will be given the opportunity to make a variety of toasts.

Starting with four of them, at Quinta da Chocapalha where you will be tasting the winery top ranges paired with traditional Portuguese delicacies. Then, lunch will be served at the family house where visitors are always received and accompanied by a Chocapalha family member.

Your next five toasts will be at Quinta do Gradil, and harmonized with a delicious board of cheeses, sausages, and regional bread. During this entire day, you will have time to relax and have some fresh air while visiting all mentioned astonishing vineyards where history meets the magnificent landscapes of vineyards that surrounds the wineries. Then, at Avis windmill, in the Montejunto Mountains, you will learn, with the owner of the windmill, about the endogenous cereals and assist the operation of a working windmill, by opening sails, stretching the ropes, placing the wheat on the millstone and assist to the production of flour.

Your last experience will be at the medieval village of Óbidos. The medieval village is one of the most picturesque and well preserved in Portugal. You will feel like you are in a fairytale while switching your deluxe vehicle to a horse carriage that will take you back in time. After such a luxurious day between celebrations, wineries, relaxation, and excellent food, it’s time to make your last toast – and you couldn’t finish better, with the classic Ginginha of Óbidos.

 

1 Day Luxury Tour in Porto

Porto is considered the second most important city in Portugal and a true magnet for new business investment, drawing in people and investors from different parts of the globe. Nevertheless, we assure you that is equally special when it comes to celebrating your professional conquests.

This luxury tour is designed for an exciting day of getting to know Porto’s city center and some of its most beautiful highlights. You will have the opportunity to go on exclusive premium guided tours of two of the most renowned Port Wine Cellars – the award-winner Real Companhia Velha and Taylor's Cellars – and degust the finest wines.

To restore your energy, this upscale experience includes a superb lunch at Barão Fladgate Restaurant – a spectacular location on the grounds of Taylor’s Port cellars with magnificent views across the Douro River.

At the end of the day, you will visit WOW – World of Wine – where you’ll be free to choose between learning and exploring Cork or Chocolate.

 

1 Day Luxury Douro Valley Tour & Cruise

Our last suggestion goes to one of our Douro tours, in Porto. Within this luxury tour, you will see that have no limits when it comes to privacy, comfort, and safety.  Starting by discovering the Douro Valley during a 4-hour cruise onboard an exclusive cruise in a Vintage Boat, where you can live moments of intimacy with nature while you travel with emotion and relax while unveiling the most delightful scenarios that the Douro has to offer.

Then, your English-speaking chauffeur will drive you to incredible Quinta Nova Nossa Senhora do Carmo. In this estate you will enjoy a visit that will end with a tasting of five wines – or, if you wish, five excellent opportunities to celebrate good business.

Discover more about our suggested private tours or get a fully customized one. All of the tailor-made tours are fully personalized according to your needs and preferences. Thus, you may add extra days, change your experiences or discover different sights, and refine your tour to suit your professional commitments.

 

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