Savoring life slowly is a
Portuguese passion. For any lover of fine food and wine, this
journey is a dream come true. This epicurean adventure is set
against the backdrop of historic Portugal, a country covered
with international World Heritage Sites and graced by one of
Europe’s most relaxed and attractive capitals. Discover the
historical landmarks, lovely old restaurants, and sun dappled
vineyards. It might be hard to discern if the warm feeling
inside is coming from the natural beauty of the country or from
the delightful glass of port that lingers on your palette. A
perfect and elegant maturity crafted to delight the senses seems
to characterize everything you experience on this journey
through the less traveled wonders of Portugal.
• Journey along the picturesque
River Douro through the
Wine region and meet the owner at Quintada Pacheca wine estate
• Take in the breathtaking views of the Portuguese Riviera and
• Enjoy a private visit to Herdade dos Coelheiros wine estate
Though overshadowed by its more
popular neighbor to the east,
Portugal remains one of Europe's
unspoiled gems. This land of traditional villages and vibrant
cities has a countryside strewn with historical treasures and a
wide assortment of World Heritage sites - natural and cultural
wonders that offer a window into this once great seafaring
Portugal's lively capital, Lisbon, and its northern sibling,
Porto, are magical places for the wanderer, with picturesque
neighborhoods, broad plazas and old-fashioned trams still
rattling through the streets. Both cities have their share of
enticing urban life, with eclectic restaurants, colorful
boutiques, bohemian cafes and stylish nightclubs that make good
use of the waterside setting. Smaller towns offer their own
enchantment, with well-preserved medieval quarters that invite
exploring in towns like Évora, Coimbra, Guimarães and Braga .
Outside the cities, travelers can enjoy Portugal's warm sunny
weather exploring centuries-old vineyards, visiting stone
villages in the mountains or soaking up rays on the magnificent
southern shoreline. Dramatic scenery lies all along the coast
from windswept cliffs with edge-of-the-world views to wild
More than just a static backdrop, the scenery sets the stage for
outdoor adventure. Hiking, surfing, windsurfing, horse-riding,
big game fishing, kayaking, diving, golfing and mountain biking
are a few ways to spend a sun-drenched afternoon.
Those seeking a different slice of Portuguese culture can join
in the revelry at a traditional festival, discover the
melancholic music of fado (Portugal's answer to the Blues),
sample the great fruits of the sea or go port wine tasting.
Perhaps best of all, visitors can stay overnight in some
beautiful settings, from converted medieval monasteries to
sprawling manor houses, elegant beach resorts to urban
townhouses set in the heart of a historic neighborhood.
Luxury Travel & Luxury Tours:Book this "As Is"or use this Sample Itinerary
"Just for Ideas"
This sample itinerary combines "must see &
must do" sites, activities and experiences with THE BEST guides,
THE BEST drivers, THE BEST "24 hour" local experts, and THE
BEST accommodations to provide you with a DELUXE journey.
"As Is" Book this wonderful, "The BEST of THE BEST" journey "As
Plus, we recommend adding nights to some of
the destinations to provide a more relaxing, in-depth
experience. Please discuss this with us.
"Just for Ideas" Alternatively,
DavidTravel will do what we are famous for, completely
custom design a unique "Bespoke Experience" for
you. We will get to know you and create a "Tailor-Made"
itinerary for you. Together, we will determine the ideal price,
dates, route, pace, accommodations, levels of pampering, style
of touring, dining preferences, adventure levels, options to
meet locals, and options to explore nightlife scenes
(mainstream, alternative, gay & lesbian [GLBT], etc.).
The DavidTravel Advantage:
"Tailor-Made" travel that we customize just for you... your budget, your preferences, your dates...
Local Experts we have hand picked to ensure top quality & they
are just a phone call away with "24 Hour" local contact