This luxurious 10-day journey provides you with Portugal’s most exclusive and enticing experiences. If an unforgettable vacation is what you are after, look no further than Portugal. From its sparkling shores to its metropolitan cities, this European gem presents the perfect recipe for an ideal getaway. Indulge in a market to table food tour, escape to Berlenga Grande Island, embark on a hot air balloon adventure, and delight in a scenic picnic over Lisbon.
Lisbon – Picnic Overlooking the City
From the moment that your flight lands in Lisbon, your private driver will be waiting to transfer to your luxurious accommodation in the heart of the city. After you check-in and have some time to rest, you will depart on your evening excursion. Your dreamy destination for the evening will be the Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen lookout, which is known by the locals as Miradouro de Graca. Here, you will enjoy a gourmet picnic. After your picnic, your driver will return you to your accommodation in Lisbon for the remainder of the evening.
Lisbon – Be Introduced to Lisbon’s Best on a Highlights Tour
Today, your guide will lead you on an in-depth walking tour of the city’s most iconic sites. During your tour, you will visit many famous sites, such as Eden Theatre, Rossio Square, and the Chiado district. Your tour will continue with a visit to Lisbon’s Alfama district, where you will learn about its Moorish history, including the origins of the area’s famed pastime of Fado. Afterward, you will board one of Lisbon’s iconic trams, which will lead you through the inner part of the city. You will then journey to Lisbon Cathedral, which is Lisbon’s oldest cathedral, before reaching your final stop of Praca do Comercio. After perusing the most famed landmarks in Lisbon, you will end the day with an evening meal at another spectacular lookout point.
Lisbon – Indulge in a Market to Table Food Tour and Sip Wine with a View
The flavors of Lisbon will take center stage on today’s excursion. Your epicurean guide will lead you on a farm to table culinary tour of Lisbon’s gastronomic gems. What makes this tour so unique and incredible is that your guide will be a highly-skilled chef. Therefore, you will be guided on how to pick the highest-quality items for your meal. Once you have selected the ingredients with the help of your expert chef, you will be walked through a family recipe in preparation for an authentic Portuguese meal. Once your meal is ready, you will savor the masterpiece and sit down for a hearty dinner.
Lisbon – Be Pampered at an Elite Spa and Partake in a Sunset Cruise
Luckily, Lisbon has many elite establishments that can provide you with an amazing experience. After breakfast this morning, you will be transferred to one of Lisbon’s most prestigious and luxurious day spas. When you arrive, you will be the center of attention, having every need and desire catered to you. Following your time of utter relaxation at the spa, the pampering will continue as you spend the evening on a sunset cruise that will provide you with dinner. Once your cruise concludes, your private driver will meet you at the docks and return you to your accommodation.
Lisbon – Soar High in the Sky on a Balloon Ride and Dine in a Palace
After a blissful day at the spa, you will begin the morning with a hot air balloon ride that may seem unreal. When you are ready, you will be transferred to Coruche. Here, you will embark on an uplifting adventure that few are able to experience. You will spend the entire morning on a hot air balloon ride that will usher you over some of the most spectacular areas of Portugal’s landscape. Upon landing, you will dive into your next adventure, which will be a culinary caper that will have you crafting homemade gelato. As dinnertime arrives, you will be wined and dined like royalty at an amazing venue that actually used to be the palatial estate of one of Lisbon’s most elite families.
Lisbon – Be Amazed by the Beauty of Arrabida Natural Park
Today’s adventure will have you leaving Lisbon behind to embrace the sun, sea, and other outdoor joys in Arrabida Natural Park. This pristine natural park is sure to instantly steal your hearts and sweep you both off of your feet from the moment you arrive until the minute the sun sets. Although this haven is an officially protected nature reserve, snorkeling is allowed. Following a picnic lunch, you will embark on a kayaking adventure that will have you paddling through this untouched wilderness. Afterward, you will have the remainder of the evening to spend at your leisure.
Lisbon – Discover Your Bliss on an Outdoor Adventure to Berlenga Grande
Today, you will be transferred to the exotic island of Berlenga Grande, where you can spend the day in the sun and sea. Your full-day excursion will first lead you to the traditional fishing village of Peniche, where you will board a private boat that will convey you to Berlenga Grande. Upon your arrival, you will first stop by the Fort of St. John the Baptist, which is a famed and historical landmark. Afterward, you will be provided with a guided jaunt around the island. After enjoying a picnic lunch, you will partake in a kayaking excursion through the island’s epic caves. Following your kayaking adventure, you will have some free time to spend as you choose, swimming, snorkeling, or relaxing and basking in the sunshine and tranquility of the island.
Lisbon – Have Your Heart Stolen by Sintra’s Romantic Wonders
The whimsical land of Sintra will summon you today. Upon your arrival, Sintra will not disappoint. The allure of Sintra will shine brighter as you are led on a tour of Pena Palace, which will immediately amaze you with its rainbow-colored hues. You will also tour the captivating Castelo dos Mouros, which is equally impressive. After your tour of Sintra’s architectural and historical delights, you will delve into its culinary delights as you make your way back to Sintra to enjoy a delicious dinner at one of its local restaurants. For your return trip to Lisbon, you will be pulled in an actual horse-drawn carriage.
Lisbon – Private Yoga and a Leisurely Exploration
You will begin the morning with a private couple’s yoga session. After your private yoga session, you will begin the morning with another tour of Lisbon, which will provide you with the perfect opportunity to capture beautiful photos of the city. During your tour, you will be led to the many off-the-beaten-path locales that you have yet to have the opportunity to visit. Once you are finished exploring, you will have some time to spend at your leisure.
Lisbon – Enjoy a Romantic Brunch Before Departing
This morning, you will indulge in a final Portuguese breakfast before returning home. During your last few moments in the country, you will certainly reminisce about the amazing adventures that you have experienced. Once you have finished your meal, your private driver will whisk you away to the airport to catch your flight home.
- Indulge in a market to table food tour with an epicurean guide
- Spend an entire day in the sun, enjoying the great outdoors and one another at Arrabida Natural Park
- Feast like royalty during an elegant meal at a palatial Lisbon estate
- Experience true bliss on an escape to Berlenga Grande Island, where you will explore unforgettable beaches, kayak through the clear water, and swim in the sea
- Bask in luxury spa experience at one of Lisbon’s most elite establishments
- Glide along the iconic Tagus River while enjoying a feast on an evening cruise
- Embark on a hot air balloon adventure that will have you flying above the picturesque landscape
- Enjoy a gourmet picnic that overlooks the illuminated city lights of Lisbon
- Roam around Lisbon during an immersive walking tour that will introduce you to the highlights of Portugal’s capital city
Lisbon is a city that imprints its mark on all who visit. This luxurious 10-day journey promises you an endless variety of exclusive experiences that you will cherish for years to come. After spending your vacation in Lisbon, the two of you will return with a wealth of memories and revered experiences.
Your handcrafted European escape will begin the moment that you land in Lisbon and are transferred to your luxurious accommodation in the heart of the city. Your first evening in Portugal’s capital city will be spent enjoying a picnic that overlooks the illuminated city lights. A private tour of Lisbon’s highlights will fill your first full day in Portugal, and after making your way through some of the city’s most iconic sites, you will enjoy a feast at another lookout point, which will provide you with one of the most spectacular views of the city.
The flavors of Lisbon will be waiting to impress you on day three. You will embark on a market to table culinary adventure with an epicurean guide. Later that evening, a bottle of wine and one of the most impressive views in all of Portugal will provide a perfect ending to a day of tasting and exploring. Day four will present you with a day of utter relaxation and pampering. You will be transferred to an elite Lisbon spa, where you will be waited on while enjoying a couple’s treatments of massages, facials, herbal body treatments, and much more. In the evening, you will be provided with a dinner cruise that will have you gliding along the Tagus River.
A blissful private balloon ride, lasting for upwards of three hours, will begin your fifth day of vacation. Afterward, you will have the unique opportunity to learn how to make one of Portugal’s favorite treats on a hot summer day: gelato. Then, you will culminate your night by candlelight while feasting in an ornate palace. The following day, you will venture to Arrabida Natural Park. Another day of basking in the sun and uncovering the beauty of Portugal will be in store for day seven. On day seven, you will embark on an excursion to Berlenga Grande Island, where you will snorkel, swim, and kayak until the sun goes down.
Sintra will be your destination for day eight. Upon your arrival, you will understand why travelers flock to this wonderland. Your final day promises a memorable string of elite events, beginning with a private yoga session, which will be followed by a private tour of the city. A romantic stroll along the Tagus River at sunset while savoring an authentic Lisbon gelato will culminate your time in Portugal.
Throughout your entire trip, you will stay in luxurious accommodations and have every detail of your vacation taken care of, including all private transfers to and from every destination and airport. Nearly everything about this itinerary is customizable, so you can adjust nearly anything and everything to better suit your moods and interests once you are in Portugal.
$1,995 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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