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Luxury Tailor Made Travel

Tailor Made Portugal: Inspiring Iberia


7 days from $6,295

Private Journey

Travel with your private party on this Luxury Tailor Made Journey, departing when you choose and with expert local guides leading the way; you can even customize the itinerary to your interests.

Venture across the Iberian Peninsula, experiencing art and architecture, diverse cities, numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites, beautiful landscapes and wonderful gastronomy — the very best Portugal has to offer.

A&K Advantages

Explore the highlights of Portugal, visiting Lisbon, Coimbra and Porto

Visit the Belem district of Lisbon and view the famous Jeronimos Monastery

Discover Portugal’s oldest royal palace in Sintra, the former summer retreat of Portuguese monarchs and Moorish emirs

Savor the varietals of Portugal with wine tastings in the Douro Valley

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
LISBON, PORTUGAL
Day 2
LISBON | CITY SIGHTSEEING
Day 3
SINTRA | MOUNTAIN MONASTERY & COASTAL VISTAS
Day 4
COIMBRA | HISTORIC UNIVERSITY VISIT
Day 5
PORTO | CITY TOUR & WINE TASTING
Day 6
DOURO VALLEY | A DELIGHTFUL DAY IN WINE COUNTRY
Day 7
DEPART PORTUGAL

Extend Your Journey

Basque Country Post-Tour Extension 5 days from $6,195 Learn More
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Luxury Tailor Made Journeys depart on the dates that work for you and feature expert local guides throughout your journey. The itinerary below can be customized to your interests.

Day 1
LISBON, PORTUGAL

Upon arrival in Lisbon airport, you are transferred to your hotel for an evening at leisure.

Pousada de Lisboa
Meals: Breakfast
Day 2
LISBON | CITY SIGHTSEEING

Explore the highlights of Portugal’s capital, including the fascinating Alfama Quarter, the oldest district in Lisbon, with its steep streets, alleys, fado bars and restaurants. Explore the Baixa, Lisbon's core shopping and banking area, and the Belem district to behold its magnificent Jerónimos Monastery, an extraordinary example of Portugal's Manueline style of architecture. Alternatively, you may begin with a visit to St. George’s Castle and the Moorish Quarter. The castle offers spectacular panoramic views over the city center and Tagus estuary, providing a rich history all the way back to the medieval period. Visit Pasteis de Belem, where you have the opportunity to taste the delectable Pastel de Nata, Lisbon’s famed custard pastry.

Pousada de Lisboa
Meals: Breakfast
Day 3
SINTRA | MOUNTAIN MONASTERY & COASTAL VISTAS

Travel to Sintra, summer retreat of Portuguese monarchs and Moorish emirs. In this UNESCO World Heritage Site, visit the oldest royal palace in Portugal to view a splendid collection of Hispano-Arabic glazed tiles. Proceed to the mountaintop Capuchos Monastery to witness the ascetic life of the Franciscan monks who call it home. Then, descend to Guincho Beach to view Cape Rock, continental Europe’s westernmost point. Time permitting, continue to the fashionable fishing town of Cascais before returning to Lisbon via Estoril, along a scenic route.

Pousada de Lisboa
Meals: Breakfast
Day 4
COIMBRA | HISTORIC UNIVERSITY VISIT

Head north to Porto, visiting Coimbra, seat of Portugal's oldest university, en route. Discover its Old Cathedral Cloister and University Library before continuing to Porto.

Le Monumental Palace
Meals: Breakfast
Day 5
PORTO | CITY TOUR & WINE TASTING

Explore Porto, visiting Cais da Ribeira, the quayside of the fascinating Ribeira district, as well as the opulent 19th-century Stock Exchange and the Gothic Sao Francisco Church. Enjoy a wine tasting at one of the city’s renowned port wine lodges, and spend the balance of your day at leisure.

Le Monumental Palace
Meals: Breakfast
Day 6
DOURO VALLEY | A DELIGHTFUL DAY IN WINE COUNTRY

Explore the Douro Valley, otherwise known as the Alto Douro Wine Region. This famous wine region is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has nearly 600,000 acres of land under cultivation, producing equal quantities of port and table wines. Head to the historic town of Amarante dominated by the São Gonçalo Church and the São Gonçalo Bridge over the Tâmega River. Continue from here to the river port of Pinhão, considered the center of the Douro wine region, to see the glorious glazed tiles (azulejos) of the railway station. In Pinhão, enjoy a visit to a wine estate and sample its traditional port wine. After lunch at leisure, follow the river to Régua, which played a pivotal role in the production and sale of port.

Le Monumental Palace
Meals: Breakfast
Day 7
DEPART PORTUGAL

This morning, transfer to the Porto airport to board your homebound flight.

Meals: Breakfast

Enhance Your Journey

Elevate your experience with a host of options available for an additional cost.

Enjoy a Live Fado Performance

Experience a musical tradition that embodies the soul of Portugal with a mesmerizing fado performance. Its poignant style has been nurtured in the cafés and restaurants of Lisbon over many centuries. This authentic performance reveals a true insight into Portuguese culture.

Visit a Lisbon Tile Workshop

Gain insight into the time-honored craft of traditional tile-making with a visit to a Lisbon artisan’s workshop. Learn how an eclectic mix of European, Islamic and Chinese design influences culminate to bring these colorful tiles to life.

Discover the Coastal Enclave of Foz do Douro

Explore the elegant promenade and imposing fortress of Foz do Douro, a laid-back coastal enclave fronting the mighty Atlantic. Take in Boa Vista Avenue, the striking Peninsular War Monument, the beachfront and the Sao Miguel lighthouse. Returning to Porto, stroll the relaxing Palacio de Cristal Gardens and Aliados Avenue, pausing to ascend the bell tower of Clérigos Church for impressive views over the city. Cap off your excursion with a visit to the magnificent Lello Bookshop, its winding staircase and traditional interior made famous by the Harry Potter films.

Basque Country Post-Tour Extension

Spain Basque

5 days from $6,195

Jul–Sep; Priced from $7,595
May–Jun, Oct; Priced from $6,195

Prices are per person, double occupancy for the itinerary as published for 2020 travel, and subject to availability.
Pricing reflects A&K's recommended months of travel of this itinerary. Supplements may apply over holiday periods, festivals and special events. International air not included.
 

Day 1

Arrive at Bilbao Airport, where you join your expert guide to explore the city. Visit the Guggenheim Museum, the masterpiece of Frank Gehry, with its gleaming titanium structure. Apart from the works that form the Guggenheim’s permanent collection, it offers an array of intriguing temporary exhibits. Visit the historic Siete Calles district, beautifully restored after catastrophic floods. Wander through its boutiques, small bars and restaurants before checking in to your hotel in San Sebastian.

Hotel Maria Cristina
Meals: Breakfast
Day 2

This morning, explore San Sebastian with your expert guide, taking in the fascinating Old Town, the iconic Comb of the Wind sculpture on the horseshoe bay of La Concha, and the promontory of Monte Igeldo. Continue to the nearby fishing village of Getaria. Visit the Balenciaga Museum, dedicated to dress designer Cristobal Balenciaga, who was born in the village. On the hills overlooking the sea are several of the most important vineyards producing small-batch txacolí. Take a tour and enjoy a tasting before returning to San Sebastian. This evening, experience the real soul of Basque cuisine in its small bars and restaurants that throng the narrow streets of the Parte Vieja — the oldest district in town — accompanied by your local guide. Along the way, you may sample a wide variety of pintxos (local tapas), for which the region is known.

Hotel Maria Cristina
Meals: Breakfast
Day 3

The Pays Basque Français is an enchanting area of small villages, lush green landscapes and the rolling foothills of the Pyrenees. First, visit the charming fishing port of Saint Jean de Luz with its unspoiled center of narrow streets, quayside and old churches, a short distance over the frontier. From there, continue inland to explore villages like Ainhoa, filled with quaint stone houses and delightful parish churches. Perhaps continue to the capital of Bayonne, where the beautifully restored half-timbered houses are a superb example of how to bring an old town back to life. You may prefer to visit the coast again and explore the once-exclusive coastal town of Biarritz. Return to your hotel in San Sebastian.

Hotel Maria Cristina
Meals: Breakfast
Day 4

Depart San Sebastian today and drive to the medieval walled hilltop town of Laguardia, little changed in hundreds of years. Here you can visit a bodega where the grapes are still trodden in a great tank and then left to ferment by the age-old carbonic maceration technique. Take lunch on your own in Laguardia before continuing to one of La Rioja's most historic wineries, where you enjoy a tour and tasting, savoring the contrast from the local, homegrown vintage you sampled earlier. Return to San Sebastian with your driver and guide.

Hotel Maria Cristina
Day 5

This morning, you are transferred to the airport for your international departure.


Apr–Oct; Priced from $6,295

Prices are per person, double occupancy for the itinerary as published for 2020 travel, and subject to availability.
Pricing reflects A&K's recommended months of travel of this itinerary. Supplements may apply over holiday periods, festivals and special events. International air not included. 

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