Luxurious Destinations to Experience a Exquisite Mixture of Culture and Diversion
Luxury is something precious, rare, and most important, invested in emotional value. The traveler elite doesn't want the typical souvenir anymore, they crave for authentic experiences, where they can be the storyteller, for their friends and family, and for that, the travel experiences matter more.
Bearing this in mind, discover some spectacular destinations in Portugal, where personalized experiences are taken even further.
Douro Valley is an indulgent destination with sun-soaked terraces, vineyard views, breathtaking landscapes, private villas, and historic wineries. This alluring region offers unique experiences like helicopter rides, wine tastings, cooking workshops, painting classes (tile, wine, among others), organic garden tours, alchemy bar workshops, historical tours, and much more. If you are looking to sleep in a private villa then you have fantastic options like the Six Senses Douro Valley, Quinta de Ventozelo, and Quinta da Pacheca, where in the last one you should go for the experience of having a resting night sleep in a wine barrel.
For an exclusive food and wine experience in Douro, Quinta do Panascal offers a private room where you will have a fantastic private service, also in the Restaurant Vale do Abraão, in the Six Senses Douro Valley, you should try the chef's table experience. This restaurant is all about sustainability, in which all the cooked products comes from their organic garden. For other experiences, that consist of indoor and outside activities, a cooking workshop at Quinta do Portal with Chef Milton Ferreira is a must or even a vintage wine tasting at Quinta das Carvalhas, and of course last but not the least, a cruise in the Douro river is something that is mandatory to do before you go back home. This is, of course, naming only a few, since the Douro region has a ton of luxurious and over the top experiences to do.
With its delicious gastronomy, remarkable wines, and astounding hotels rich in history, Alentejo is one of the destinations to visit and experience the best of Portugal has to offer. This region is a place where luxury meets local traditions. If you always wanted to stay in a covenant, then this is your chance. Convento do Espinheiro hotel was a covenant, as the name tells, and was transformed in a an amazing hotel, where the guests will breathe the historical atmosphere in each division of the hotel. If you want privacy then Hotel Sublime Comporta and Herdade da Malhadinha Nova are good options.
For a fantastic Michelin restaurant experience, you should definitely try the Carveiral Farmhouse, but if you prefer an eco-friendly approach then Restaurant São Lourenço do Barrocal is your go choice.
After a relaxing sleep and fine dining, its the time for diversion. First, you can spend some quality time, riding a hot balloon, where you will admire the Alentejo region from another perspective. Riding a horse at Torre de Palma is a great idea too, but if you are not feeling adventurous, then you try about a ceramic workshop at Olaria Patalim, a private wine tasting at Quinta do Carmo or an Olive tasting at Amor é Cego, consider one of the six experiences that shouldn't be missed, while in Portugal. In the end, admire the stars in the Alentejo night.
Algarve is one of the most popular destination of Portugal. It is a paradise rich in its history, is full of modern luxuries, and is the perfect holiday destination all year round. For accommodation, the Vila Vita Parc hotel is a phenomenal choice, as well as Pine Cliff Villas. For food experiences, Algarve has endless possibilities, many of them, consist of seafood, but if you're looking to experience the best of fine cuisine mixed with the most refined cooking techniques, then Restaurant Ocean and Restaurant Vila Joya will deliver this since both are awarded Michelin stars restaurants.
Algarve also offers memories that will last a lifetime like going fishing or catch oysters with a chef. You also should experience a ride on a private cruise where you will contemplate the Algarve coast.
We, at Luxury Tours, are waiting for you, to help you custom your tour in order that you can enjoy all of the best that Portugal has to offer, and much more.
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