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Feast Of The Senses
In Portugal

Lisbon, Alentejo, Douro & Porto
26 June 2021 - 03 July 2021 | 7 Nights
Starting at $4,986/person
Reduced Deposit: $250/pers (when paying online only)

  • Culinary Experience
  • Wine and Spirits Appreciation
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3 Home bases
3 Destinations
Activity level
Moderate
Service level
Premium
Group size
Max
10
Journey designed by
Mikael Audebert

                                

From gorgeous beaches and eclectic architecture, to quaint fishing villages and renowned vineyards, Portugal is culture-rich and brims with old-world charm. On this journey, we focus on the countryside, the farms, and the wineries of Alentejo and Douro. Porto and Lisbon are, of course, also included. Alongside Roman stones and medieval convents, Lisbon boasts exquisite tile work on every corner. Alentejo personifies a history immersed in periods of unrest and bonanzas and is a land where culture and tradition go hand in hand. Envisage rolling plains filled with cork trees and honest people, proud of Alentejo. Further north, we unveil the secrets of the Douro Valley. With majestic riverbanks sculpted by centuries of vineyard cultivation, the valley is the world's oldest wine-producing region and is home to a famous port wine. Downriver, Porto is a tightly-clustered assortment of colorful tumbledown houses, soaring bell towers, and stately Baroque churches. Accompany us on this riveting journey back through time and feast your senses!

Your Hosts

Katie Barratt
Katie Barratt
Mikael Audebert
Mikael Audebert

Nights

1 night in Lisbon

2 nights in Alentejo

3 nights in Douro

1 nights in Porto

Meals

7 traditional breakfasts

4 lunches

6 dinners with wine pairings

Activities

All tours, visits and activities listed on our itinerary

Countless wine tastings throughout

Private guided tours of Lisbon and Porto

Full day food & wine tours of Alentejo and Douro

Sixty-minute massage or spa treatment in Douro

One cooking class in Douro

Extras

Services of a wine expert & a host

Luxury transportation throughout

Private airport transfers in Lisbon and Porto

All taxes

Highlights

A Taste of Portugal's Authentic Self

With a focus on Portuguese wine and produce, this journey will awaken your senses and immerse you in authenticity & tradition. While you are welcome to have your own adventures, our local partners will graciously assist in creating unique experiences of the beautiful countryside and towns of Portugal.

Small in Numbers, Big on Experiences

Our journey is well-balanced and combines hand-picked accommodation and a variety of food and wine experiences. An ample amount of culture puts the cherry on top of the proverbial cake. While the size of our group is small, a maximum of 8 people, great emphasis is placed on experiential activities.

Itinerary

B = Breakfast
L = Lunch
D = Dinner
Welcome to Lisbon

Welcome to Lisbon

Day 1

Welcome to Portugal and its capital Lisbon. On arrival, our private driver will whisk you away to the lovely property we have selected in the heart of the city. After a light lunch, we join our local tour guide for a 4-hour walking tour of the city's historical sites. This port-city is rich with history and many of the buildings and monuments reflect its maritime past. Modern architecture meets ancient monuments, amid an atmosphere filled with music and a teeming nightlife. In the evening, we hold a welcome dinner in your honor, the first of many flavorful and authentic meals on this journey. The delectable meal will be paired with wines from the region.

To Alentejo We Go

To Alentejo We Go

Day 2

Mid-morning, we embark on a leisurely drive to the Alentejo region, located southeast of Lisbon. En-route, we have arranged a tasting at one of our favorite wineries. Our journey continues to the town of Evora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where we are greeted by a local guide. After experiencing an amazing Portuguese eatery, we are taken on a private tour of the town and its notable landmarks. We end today in Monforte, our home for the next two nights. In the evening, we journey through Alentejo's best delicacies at the property's restaurant, where we will be seated in an intimate yet impressive location for a private dinner.

Alentejo Farm & Wine Day

Alentejo Farm & Wine Day

Day 3

Today, a foodie guides us around Estremoz, where we begin with coffee and traditional pastries. We then visit a traditional herdade or farm that lies on the outskirts of Estremoz, which was originally built for kings. Here, we will be treated to an extensive wine tasting. Lunch will be enjoyed on an organic farm, in a restored mill. Envisage local cheeses, charcuterie, and superb wine. We will also sample the renowned olive oil made here, followed by a tour of the adega/winery where we will sample the wine straight from the barrels. As our eventful day draws to an end, we return to our impeccable property for some relaxation and dinner on your own account.

Douro Valley

Douro Valley

Day 4

Mid-morning, we embark on a lengthy but fascinating journey to Douro. En-route we stop at one of Alentejo’s most beautiful villages, Marvao. Located deep in Portugal’s hinterland within a whisker of the Spanish border, Marvao is described as an eagle’s nest hidden in the hills. Its 13th-century walls are still fairly intact and the village is accessed through a narrow medieval archway. We spend time taking it all in as we make our way to a quaint, traditional restaurant, where we enjoy lunch on our own account. We reach Douro late afternoon, in time for a sunset wine tasting at our property and a farm-to-table style dinner prepared by our local chef.

Classic Vintages of Douro

Classic Vintages of Douro

Day 5

This morning, we will be picked up by a vintage car, which will be ours for the day. After winding through the valley, and admiring incredible views, we stop at our first winery. We then indulge in lunch at the renowned Cozinha (Kitchen) da Clara at Quinta de La Rosa. Next on the agenda is a visit to the second winery of the day, where we experience some local ports. We then hop on board a private boat for a tour of the spectacular Douro River, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The day draws to a close with a fine dining experience, paired with the best regional wines and Vintage Port which can be sipped by the fireplace.

Tasting & Pampering in Douro

Tasting & Pampering in Douro

Day 6

After a leisurely morning, we make our way to a local farm for an authentic cooking class and lunch. Later in the afternoon, we visit the Six Senses Douro, where we have arranged pampering at their award-winning spa overlooking the vine-covered countryside of the Douro Valley and the river below. We remain on the property for a few more hours so as to experience an impeccable wine tasting, before joining their Chef for an intimate food and wine experience at his table. The 10-course meal is prepared by our host, before your eyes, while we indulge in their finest wines. The evening wanes to an end with some of their best port.

Colorful Porto

Colorful Porto

Day 7

This morning, we make our way to Porto. Built on a steep riverbank, Porto is a jumble of colorful medieval houses that hug the calm waters of the Douro River, where wooden boats bob. Expect to see people spilling out of cafes and bars, with wine in hand. In the afternoon, we explore the city’s sites on a private guided tour and as night approaches, we treat you to an explosion of Portuguese flavors. Prepare yourself for a Petiscos Tasting Dinner comprising of flavor-filled dishes that showcase the country's rich culinary heritage.

Beyond Portugal

Beyond Portugal

Day 8

Extend your stay in or beyond Portugal, or journey home. Either way, we will arrange a private airport transfer. Why not allow our professional team to assist in extending your stay? How about a few days exploring one of our favorite hidden gems, Portugal's Island of Madeira? Or how about a Spanish escapade just around the corner? The opportunity for adventure is endless.

Accommodations

Bairro Alto Hotel

Bairro Alto Hotel

Lisbon, Portugal

Bairro Alto Hotel opened its doors for the first time in 2005, in the building where until 1980 was the Grand Hôtel de L'Europe, a landmark in the national hotel business history.

The set of buildings where the Bairro Alto Hotel is located dates back to the XVIII century and it is an area of municipal interest in Lisbon - more precisely between Bairro Alto and Chiado, two of the most emblematic neighborhoods of the city.
Bairro Alto Hotel, a renowned member of "The Leading Hotels of the World”, is a pioneer in Portugal in the concept of 5 star...

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Torre de Palma

Torre de Palma

Alentejo, Portugal

Dating from 1338, the Torre de Palma Wine Hotel was born in 2014. Inspired by the lifestyle of the distinguished Basilii family (former inhabitants of the nearby Torre de Palma Roman ruins), and Alentejo traditions, the hotel was conceived to be your home in this region of southern Portugal.Torre de Palma Wine Hotel is a 5-star project devoted to Alentejo wine and to offering genuine experiences. It features the typical Alentejo architecture: white-washed walls and inviting, comfortable rooms.

The hotel’s 19 rooms and suites boast elegant interiors that combine contemporary design with traditional pieces, in perfect harmony with the natural...

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Quinta de Sao Bernardo Winery

Quinta de Sao Bernardo Winery

Douro Valley, Portugal

An hour east of Porto, in the heart of the Douro Valley, is a charming, cool, modern yet rural, boutique hotel: Quinta de São Bernardo. Positioned directly on the river, this delightful seven-room farmhouse and winery is ideal for short or long-term getaways.
Built in 1912, the farmhouse and surrounding vineyards have remained in the same family over the decades. In 2017, the property was renovated by grandson Diogo and wife Marcela. They kept close attention to creating comfortable and contemporary accommodations, while not forgetting the spirit of the functioning winery and farm.

This small and quaint property boasts a farm-to-table...

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Taste of Portugal, by Art In Voyage
Pestana Vintage Porto

Pestana Vintage Porto

Porto, Portugal

In one of the most prestigious areas of Porto, the Ribeira historic district you will find the Pestana Vintage Porto, constructed as a group of 18 buildings that have been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
On the waterfront of the legendary Douro, with fabulous views over the river and the historic Port wine houses on the other bank, the five star Pestana Vintage Porto Hotel – World Heritage Site has the most enchanting location in Porto. It is situated right on the charming historic Ribeira square, the discerning traveler’s first port of call.

With this privileged location, merely staying at...

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Your Choices

Prestige Room | Lisbon
Prestige Room | Lisbon
Superior Room | Alentejo
Superior Room | Alentejo
Deluxe Balcony | Douro
Deluxe Balcony | Douro
Superior Room | Porto
Superior Room | Porto

Deluxe Package

$4,986/person
Based on double occupancy
Deposit: $750/person
Final balance due: 90 days before departure
Junior Suite | Lisbon
Junior Suite | Lisbon
Junior Suite | Alentejo
Junior Suite | Alentejo
Pool Villa Suite | Douro
Pool Villa Suite | Douro
Vintage Grand | Porto
Vintage Grand | Porto

"suite It Up" Package

$5,864/person
Sold out
Based on double occupancy
Deposit: $750/person
Final balance due: 90 days before departure

Nights

1 night in Lisbon

2 nights in Alentejo

3 nights in Douro

1 nights in Porto

Meals

7 traditional breakfasts

4 lunches

6 dinners with wine pairings

Activities

All tours, visits and activities listed on our itinerary

Countless wine tastings throughout

Private guided tours of Lisbon and Porto

Full day food & wine tours of Alentejo and Douro

Sixty-minute massage or spa treatment in Douro

One cooking class in Douro

Extras

Services of a wine expert & a host

Luxury transportation throughout

Private airport transfers in Lisbon and Porto

All taxes

Add-Ons and Extension

Azores Islands

$1,399/person
Uncover the Azores islands in the Atlantic Ocean. Marvel at the dramatic landscapes, fishing villages, green pastures and hedgerows of blue hydrangeas. Incredible waterfalls, tea plantations and lovely wines make this island a true hidden gem
Pool Villa Suite | Douro
Pool Villa Suite | Douro
Pool Villa Suite | Douro

Indulge in Douro

$468/person
Only one left
Upgrade to a pool villa in Douro while on our Deluxe Package. Beautiful Pool Villa suite overlooking the Douro river.

Good to know

All listed activities are optional in attendance

Additional daily trips and excursions may be arranged for a small supplement.

We recommend adding a night in Lisbon on the front end and/or Porto on the back end to uncover the lovely colors and history of these two cities

Our travel experts are standing by to assist with flights to/from Portugal

Travel insurance is recommend, and offered for a small supplement once your reservation is confirmed

How about extending?

Extending in Portugal or beyond? Our team is standing by to help you plan an exceptional and memorable journey
We recommend: Azores Islands, Spain's Andalusia or Morocco

Why travel with us?

Expertise & Flexibility

Friends /Family Spirit /Small Groups

Unpretentious Luxury Vibe

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All listed retreats (hotels, villas and barges) are, at times, subject to changes. If replaced, similar or higher standards will be upheld.

In case of a cancelation at more than 60 days prior to departure, your deposit will be returned minus a $250 per person administrative fee.

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