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The expressions of Portugal

Immerse yourself in the many facets of Portuguese culture, and step inside the private realms of its creative spirits

For those who crave authentic cultural experiences and want to meet the artists who make Portugal compelling

Mar. - May, Sept. - Oct.
7 days
On request
The expressions of Portugal
The expressions of Portugal

Why our trip is different:

  • See some of the lesser known gems of Lisbon and dig beneath the surface to uncover layers of history with an art historian
  • Don’t just be a spectator; get to know the city’s creative talents first-hand and visit the studio of a Portuguese artist
  • Be welcomed by the charming owner of what we consider a special wine estate in Douro Valley
  • Understand the essential emotion of Portugal: Saudade, as you tour ancient streets with a professional Fado singer
  • Cruise along a scenic river in your own private, vintage 1950s boat in the Douro Valley
  • Scour the shelves of a very special bookshop
  • Dine in one the most creative restaurants in town, with a private eye into the kitchen
  • Tour the masterpiece Casa da Música with an architect
  • Visit an estate with a private tour of the gardens and in-house museum
  • Explore the Porto art scene starting at the Serralves Contemporary Art Museum
  • Have a personalised visit in one of the best wineries of the region with an al-fresco lunch
  • Join a specially-hosted dinner in a traditional manor house
The expressions of Portugal


D1  Lisbon * Check into Palácio do Ramalhte

D2  Art historian tour * Painting workshop * Live music tour with a professional Fado singer

D3  Gallery visits with an art curator * Behind the scenes at an artist’s studio * Dinner with a private-eye into the kitchen

D4  Porto * Discover Casa da Música with an architect * Private estate garden visit

D5  Serralves Contemporary Art Museum * A special bookstore * Wine Cellar visit in Gaia

D6  Douro Valley * Al fresco brunch at a winery * Hosted dinner at a traditional manor house

D7  Hiking excursion * Private cruise on the Douro river

D8  Private transfer to Porto

All sample itineraries are designed to inspire and are customised on consultation.

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Our favourite places to stay:

Palácio do Ramalhete - hand painted Portuguese tiles decorate the 18th century main building of this elegant bouqitue hotel in Lisbon

Casa do Conto - a contemporary design hotel in the emerging Cedofeita area of Porto

Quinta NªSª do Carmo - a luxury winery house in the Duoro Valley

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