Dates are customizable for private departures.
During this one-week journey of Lisbon, you can stroll hand in hand through the colors of the city, which is imbued with endless charm and romance. Discover the city’s immersive highlights, such as fado performances, wine tasting, and cruising along the river. Handcrafted for seven days of ultimate indulgence in Lisbon, this itinerary will place you center stage for the best that the city can offer and will provide you with the private time that you need to make Lisbon feel like home.
Lisbon – Afternoon in the Spa
There is nothing like a spa after a long flight, so you will transfer straight to bubbling waters, where you will find plenty of space to unwind. Lisbon rewards adventure and exploration, so it is best to start with some energy. After checking in to your luxurious accommodation, you will have an afternoon of couple’s indulgence at one of Lisbon’s finest spas. You can bask in the bubbles, enjoy the massages, and feel yourself unwind. After your spa experience, you can stroll into the city with your local guide for a brief orientation that will be followed by an incredible private dinner with uninterrupted sunset views.
Lisbon – An Evening of Fado
Some streets of Lisbon are full of color, and every house is painted in a different tone. Other streets carry the decadent style of past centuries, yellow trams wind down cobbled lanes, Azulejo tiles add a glorious shade of blue to the city walls, and trendy boutiques add more colors to the mix. It will prove to be a delight to explore this city with your partner, so you can have today to roam to your heart's content and get acquainted with the local color and atmosphere. Fado music emanates from Lisbon’s Alfama neighborhood, and some of the original venues are still open for business. This evening, you will attend one of these performances and dine as the melodic notes drift through the air.
Lisbon – A Serene Day of Wine Tasting
Now escaping the city, you will cross the dusty plains and cork forests of Alentejo, which is an incredible region of slow pleasures and romantic privacy. Vineyards dot the region, ranging from old-world standouts to contemporary producers. On a private tour, you will travel through this charming region and have the opportunity to stop at a couple of old villages to witness some of the castles of Portugal. A winemaker will introduce you to different vintages as you first taste traditional Alentejo wines. At a second vineyard, you will travel with the cellar-master and continue to explore the region’s wine. A vineyard lunch will be included and will be complemented with wine pairings.
Lisbon – The Royal Lisbon Experience
Portugal’s palaces are from another time and reflect another world. Virtually untouched since their construction, these palaces create an immediate immersion into the regal styles of past centuries. The best way to discover them is on a private tour before or after the palaces have opened to the public. By traveling to Sintra, you will gasp at old Moorish palaces before savoring an intimate private viewing. Afterward, you can spend some time at the beach or stroll around Sintra. Then, back in Lisbon, you will continue the royal theme with a private showing of the Palace of Ajuda, which is a timeless monument that reflects the country’s obsession with artistic details.
Lisbon – Romantic River Tour
Lisbon is draped elegantly around the water, and you can have an entirely different perspective from the river. Sailing the Tagus will prove to be a sensual experience with just a skipper and his mate, who will lead you to the Atlantic in a contemporary boat. You can drift off on the sun deck, pop a cork to yourselves, and watch how the city unfolds from this unique perspective. This romantic river tour will stop at a renowned restaurant for lunch before the sailing adventure continues to the afternoon. This evening, you will have reservations at one of the city’s Michelin-starred restaurants, which will be your chance to sample experimental Portuguese cuisine in a marvelous setting.
Lisbon – Unique Tile-Making Workshop
This morning, you will be transported at will this morning into a place away from crowds, where a picnic brunch will be presented to you. This will be a brunch with sparkling wine and a premier view over the city as it begins to wake up for the day. Later in the day, you will learn a rare Portuguese art. Azulejo tiles are a highlight of almost every Portugal trip. They are hand-painted tiles that create scenes to cover entire city walls. Although you will only paint a single tile, you will learn how the process works and how artists create such elaborate canvases from thousands of individual tiles.
Lisbon – Departure
Late check out will be arranged, so you can have a slow morning before transferring to the airport.
- Luxuriate at Alentejo’s vineyards on a day of luscious wine tasting with winemakers and cellar-masters
- Savor a secret Lisbon brunch picnic at a place that will lead you far from the crowds of the city center
- Discover Portugal’s fabulous tiles with a fun tile-making workshop, culminating in crafting Azulejo tiles
- Absorb the intimate atmosphere of old-world fado music with a dinnertime performance at one of the musical style’s original venues
- Cruise along the Tagus River in a private boat and admire Lisbon’s colors and landmarks in privacy
- Settle in to your vacation with a stunning day spa and fine dining with a view
- Lose yourselves in the wonders of royal Lisbon with a private palace viewing and some incredible relics
- Stroll hand in hand through one of the world’s most romantic cities
Lisbon exudes romance. Colorful houses line cobbled streets, entire walls are covered in Azulejo tiles, and fado music emanates from mazy lanes with their strings of life floating into the sultry evening air. In the city, indulgence dominates the riverside, from majestic architecture to tasty morsels and cocktail bars. Of course, there are iconic romantic things to do here, such as indulging in the city’s incredible dining scene. This is a destination with so much more than just classic romance. It is a vibrant city of history and art that is surrounded by natural splendor and made even by great weather and an engrossing atmosphere.
Handcrafted for couples, this one-week Lisbon tour will provide you with an excellent blend of private time and exclusive activities. You will explore much of the best that the city has to offer, including the iconic highlights; however, you will also venture off the beaten path for more authentic experiences. Your accommodation will be in a stunning and recently converted heritage building. Here, you will have the entire top floor to yourself for sunset views and hot tub indulgence. All of your tours will be private, and the focus will be on seeing Lisbon that way you desire. You will also have customizable timings and dining recommendations tailored to your tastes.
You will begin your intimate exploration in the spa after your flight before your introductory culinary experience that will take the form of a private dinner on your penthouse rooftop. Day two will provide you with the opportunity to discover the city at your own pace before attending an ambient fado music performance in the evening. You will then escape to Alentejo on day three for an exclusive wine tasting before Lisbon’s palaces provide a dazzling experience throughout day four. On day five, you will cruise the river and indulge in Michelin-starred dining. Your final full day will present a private brunch picnic and a chance to create an Azulejo tile. That may sound like a lot for a week, but this is a city that moves to a slow rhythm, so you can take your time and absorb all of the city’s amorous ways.
$1,395 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.
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