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. The world-famous wine-producing Douro Valley is an ideal location for scenic outdoor adventures among the vineyards, as well as the perfect place to relax and unwind.

A Taste of Blue Parallel's Insider Access

  • Exclusive access to UNESCO World Heritage Site Jeronimos Monastery in Belém, Lisbon, before opening hours
  • VIP tour and port tasting at Graham’s Port Lodge with a senior executive of the company
  • Exclusive access to the University of Coimbra library with collections that date from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries
  • Private horseback ride through an ancient path leading to a medieval village for sunset vistas from a hilltop viewpoint
  • Exclusive tour of a historical quinta once owned by King João V and lunch with the present owner
  • Insider shopping excursion around Lisbon’s finest artisanal shops and specialty stores
  • Private cooking class and tour of the vineyards in a private estate in the Douro Valley
  • Exclusive tasting of 100-year old rare vintage Ports at an exclusive estate in the Douro Valley

The Discovery

  • Lisbon
  • Coimbra
  • Porto
  • Douro Valley

The Adventure

  • Biking
  • Hiking
  • Private boating

Photography

Itinerary

Luxury Travel Portugal

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

Lisbon (3 nights)

Begin your luxury Portugal tour in Lisbon where you will be greeted by your guide and taken to the Four Seasons Hotel, located by 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 following 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.

For art lovers, we will take you to 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 with the assistance of your own personal shopper.

Porto (2 nights)

Your private Portugal tour continues with a private transfer to Porto. Along the way, stop at the Alcobaca Monastery before continuing to Coimbra. Enjoy a privately guided visit to the Universidade de Coimbra, the country’s oldest university, and a visit to the Baroque library. Enjoy an exclusive access tour to areas that are inaccessible to the public such as the São Miguel Chapel and its books from the 16th century. Continue on to your hotel in Porto to rest and relax for the evening.

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, enjoy an exclusive VIP tour and port tasting at Graham’s Port Lodge, before savoring a delicious dinner at their restaurant with views overlooking the Luís I Bridge.

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 through the countryside 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 bread 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 lunch and wine pairing on their terrace with breathtaking panoramic views. In the evening, enjoy a delicious dinner made with fresh ingredients harvested only as needed, at your hotel. 

Itinerary map
Destinations   Travel time
LISBON PORTO
  3.5hrs
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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Three people horseback riding in Alentejan countryside with Monsaraz in background during a luxury Portugal tour

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Price Reference

Recommended stay   8-12 days
Price reference
(8 days, private party of 2)
  Starting at $16,000 per passenger
Price reference
(8 days, private party of 4)
  Starting at $12,000 per passenger
Price reference
(8 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)
    • 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, 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