Luxury Tours Portugal

A diverse country that once ruled over half of the known world

PORTUGAL

Luxury Tour Portugal

Enchanting Portugal has much to offer travelers interested in unique cultural, epicurean and active experiences. Lisbon charms with its crumbling 15th century architectural gems and nostalgic fado music, while picturesque Porto’s riverside location is the setting for private Port tastings. In rural Alentejo, visitors will discover medieval towns and luxury farmhouse estates; further north, the world-famous wine-producing Douro Valley is an ideal location for scenic cycle rides.

A Taste of Blue Parallel's Insider Access

  • Exclusive tour of a historical quinta once owned by King João V and lunch with the present owner
  • Exclusive shopping excursion around Lisbon’s finest artisanal shops and specialty stores
  • Private horseback ride through an ancient path leading to a medieval village for sunset vistas from a hilltop viewpoint
  • VIP tour and port tasting at Graham’s Port Lodge with a senior executive of the company
  • Private cooking class and tour of the vineyards in a private estate in the Douro Valley
  • Exclusive access to the University of Coimbra library with collections that date from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries
  • Exclusive access to UNESCO World Heritage Site Jeronimos Monastery in Belém, Lisbon, before opening hours

The Discovery

  • Lisbon
  • Alentejo Region
  • Porto
  • Douro River
  • Douro Valley
  • Madeira (recommended extension)

The Adventure

  • Biking
  • Hiking
  • Private boating
  • Horseback riding
  • Swimming
  • Canyoning

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Itinerary

Luxury Travel Portugal

Please note: This private Portugal tour is an example, as all of our luxury journeys are custom-made.

Lisbon (2 nights)

Begin your luxury Portugal tour in Lisbon where you will be greeted by your host and taken to the Four Seasons Hotel, located in the heart of the historic city center. As one of the capitals of Romanticism in Europe, Lisbon showcases a remarkable mix of charmingly colorful architecture and a captivating vintage soulfulness. Over the next 3 days, unravel the mysteries of this historically complex European capital.

Explore Belém, home to the Jerónimos Monastery and the Tower of Belém, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Visit Sintra’s fairytale-like Pena Palace as well as some of Lisbon’s finest beaches in the coastal city of Cascais. Discover the city’s main attractions including Rossio Square, the Church of Saint Roque and the Se Cathedral. In the evening, prepare for an unforgettable live Fado show.

The next morning, explore some of Europe’s most famous museums including the Calouste Gulbenkian and the Berardo Collection. Alternatively, head out on an exclusive shopping experience around Lisbon’s finest artisanal shops and specialty stores.

Alentejo (2 nights)

Over the following days, you will explore the idyllic Alentejo countryside. Begin with an exclusive private tour of the vintage barrels at a historical quinta once owned by King João V. Then, enjoy a wine tasting of only the best productions followed by a delicious traditional lunch with the owner and his wife. Following lunch, you will be taken to the city of Évora, the capital of the Alentejo province, to explore its historical city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afterwards, you will be transferred to São Lourenço do Barrocal, an exclusive 1900 acre farm estate, where you will spend the remainder of the evening at your leisure.

The next day, set out for a hiking or mountain biking excursion towards Alqueva Lake with your private expert guide. Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch comprised of regional delicacies with spectacular views of the Alentejo in a charming natural setting. Relax by the pool and spa for the afternoon. Later, set out on a horseback-riding (or hiking or vehicle) excursion following an ancient trail until you reach medieval Monsaraz in time for sunset.

Porto (2 nights)

Your private Portugal tour continues in Porto. After a 50-minute flight from Lisbon, you will arrive at this beautiful coastal city in the northwest, famed for its Port wine production. Following a delicious lunch, depart on a private boat tour to see the famous bridges of Porto, one of the only European cities to have 6 major bridges, including one built by Gustave Eiffel. Later, enjoy an exclusive VIP tour and port tasting at Graham’s Port Lodge. In the evening, enjoy a gourmet dinner at your hotel.

No luxury Portugal trip would be complete without a gastronomic sightseeing tour. Head out in the morning around the city passing by Porto’s historic waterfront neighborhood, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy lunch at a local seafood restaurant by the Douro River. Back at the hotel, spend the afternoon at leisure and take some time to relax at the Yeatman Caudalie Vinotherapy Spa. In the late afternoon, you will be privately transferred to the beach for a fabulous gourmet dinner with spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Douro Valley (2 nights)

In the morning, you will be privately transferred to the Douro Valley (approx. 1.5 hours). Along the way you will have the option to enjoy an 18 mile biking adventure ending in Amarante or a visit to Guimarães, a historic city marked with an impressive UNESCO World Heritage Site at its center. Continue on to the Six Senses for check-in. Relax in the afternoon at the Six Senses Spa or pool. After taking time to wind down, indulge in a private tasting of rare Tawny selections at an exclusive Port vineyard. In the early evening, you will be privately transferred to one of acclaimed Chef Rui Paula’s restaurants for dinner with spectacular views of the river.

During your stay in the Douro Valley, you will have the opportunity to explore the picturesque village of Provesende. Enjoy fresh homemade pastries at a bakery in the heart of the village. From there, begin a 3 mile downhill hike towards Pinhão with beautiful scenery of the local vineyards and terraces along the way. Embark on a private boating venture down the Douro River until you reach a private wine estate. Here you will be treated to an exclusive red wine tasting followed by lunch on a terrace with breathtaking panoramic views. In the evening, enjoy a delicious dinner made with fresh ingredients harvested only as needed, at the hotel.

Itinerary map
Destinations   Travel time
LISBON ALENTEJO
  2hrs
LISBON PORTO
  50min
PORTO DOURO VALLEY
  1.5hrs
When to go
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Recommended Extensions

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  • Spend time relaxing in the Algarve, Portugal’s southernmost region, known for its sunny Mediterranean climate and beautiful beaches.
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Price Reference

Recommended stay   8-12 days
Price reference
(9 days, private party of 2)
  Starting at $17,000 per passenger
Price reference
(9 days, private party of 4)
  Starting at $12,000 per passenger
Price reference
(9 days, private party of 6)
  Starting at $10,000 per passenger

Note: Prices will vary based on the specifics of your itinerary and the number of passengers in your party.

What is included in your private Portugal tour:

  • Luxury accommodations at
    • The Four Seasons Hotel Ritz (Lisbon)
    • São Lourenço do Barrocal (Alentejo)
    • The Yeatman Hotel (Porto)
    • Six Senses (Douro Valley)
  • Services of Blue Parallel hosts and private specialized guides throughout the journey
  • All special events, private guided tours, private excursions, private outdoor activities, spa treatments, entrance fees
  • A Blue Parallel team composed of a personal travel expert in our offices, private hosts in each destination, and a “behind the scenes” logistical expert who monitors every step of your luxury Portugal tour. The team is on call 24-hours a day during a trip
  • All internal transportation
  • Some meals
  • A Blue Parallel customized travel kit that you will receive prior to departure