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Portugal Travel Tour Highlights
Porto is considered Portugal’s most romantic city, and is your first taste of the country. Perched along the Rio Douro, Porto boasts fantastic wine and food due to its proximity to the Douro Valley wine region. No stay in Porto is complete without an evening river cruise, tasting the expertly crafted Porto and Vinho Verde in the countless wine cellars along the riverfront, and dining in the city’s newly Michelin-starred restaurant. As you make your way along the rugged coastline toward Lisbon, you’ll stop in Cascais and Alentejo for a taste of Portuguese high-style. Stay at the L’and Vineyards—a sleekly designed vineyard property outfitted by renowned architect Marcio Kogan with a Michelin-starred restaurant and impressive winery—and the seafront Albatroz where you’ll partake in private cooking lessons and guided market visits. From here, you’ll make your way to Algarve. With stretches of unoccupied beach sheltered by towering sea cliffs, Algarve is a relatively untouched beach retreat. You’ll stay at the refined Vila Joya where you’ll dine at Vila Joya’s Michelin Star restaurant, considered the best dining experience in all of Portugal. After days on the beach, return to city-life with a stop-over in Lisbon. Explore Lisbon’s numerous museums, shops, eateries, and favorite night spots on a city tour. See the impressive collections at the Museu Berardo and the Gulbenkian Foundation, discover antique treasures in quaint boutiques, enjoy the sea breeze, and try the catch of the day whilst strolling through the city. Come night, venture out for evening festivities in the hip Bairro Alto district or in the waterfront neighborhood of Cais do Sodré. From Lisbon, you’ll head out to sea to the Azores Islands. The Azores are an adventurer’s paradise with endless swimming, hiking, and mountain biking opportunities. You’ll close your luxury trip in Portugal with a whale watching cruise around the Azores.